Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by lindyhopper66, Nov 30, 2013.
Great looking 14
J&T shaving brush with a Virginia Sheng badger knot.
Paul Schulze 7/8
Haslinger schafmilch + Florida water
RigaRazor 8/8 tungsten steel on loan from a friend, soap was vintage Yardley lathered with a Rooney Beehive 2-band. A s-lash of SMN lavander finished up.
Thank you... the quest to get to 14 14’s.
And love the big 7/8 German Schulze... cool blade.
@TestDepth thank you.
I actually bought some nos schulzes from revisor. But strangely enough I can't make the decision to use them.
This schulze I got from the bay for very little money. I didn't sand it down completely. I wanted to keep the engraving of the man and his hat. So I polished and honed it. Schulze was a very good razor maker.
Yes the 14 is magical. I have been lucky to find a few. The henckels zwilling is ready. I also have a kobar that I have to hone. TI spartacus and aevos (Hoppe) are on the cleaning and honing list.
Revisor has a beautifull Schulze 14 in stock. I have been tempted, but I will not buy it. Otherwise it will be lying unused in my home.
User grade Hoshi Tombo 8000, long tail symmetric kamisori. Soap was ABC hard soap lathered with a Life2short1971 custom 2-band, and ABC balm finished up a 10/10 shave.
Mitchell's wool fat + puma 9
Arko gold AS
An old French near wedge. Love the slight smile leading to the wider point... beautiful lines.
So I can make out “PARIS” but the rest is a guess.
Currently I have talked myself into...
_ _ INASSI
But really, no clue. Any thoughts?
Enjoy your shave.
Edit: I’m thinking the strike on the far right is off like the S in Paris, maybe leaning towards an E.
SPINASSE is my guess
Rigarazor 8/8, last shave before it goes back to it’s owner. It’s sporting a fresh jnat edge and it shaves as smoothly as a butterknife. These are excellent razors. Soap and AS was Stirling Green, lathered with a Life2short1971 two-band badger.
The more I shave with this Engels the more I like it. An exceptionally fine shave today.
Hot water preparation
Argan Oil PSO
Savile Row 3824
Ethos Lisse Collection Lavender Soap
FW Engels Leader 13/16
Ethos Lisse Collection Lavender Skin Food Splash
Happy shaving - Karl
Riga Razor 7/8
Two Pass Shaving Routine...
Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
Otto Busch World Master Solingen Full Hollow 6/8th
Hans Baier Silver Tip
Vitos Tallow Soap
Humphreys Witch Hazel
I had a Shave Tonight with My Otto Busch World Master Solingen 6/8th..Easy Comfortable Shave & Uber Smooth Results..Wunderbar..
I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..
So how was it Jeff?
I enjoyed the shave, but was not wild about the edge, Tom. Spent a couple of hours working with a series of slurries of increasing dilution on the jasper stone finishing on the UF side with water and then two pasted strops this afternoon after the shave. It sounds a bit OCD, but this is what my son showed me on my PUMA which worked out beautifully. I didn’t spend near as much time on the Puma because the steel didn’t seem as hard as on the Riga. Hairs are a poppin’ and tree toppin’. I guess I’ll see tomorrow if I ruined a perfectly good edge. We newbies - all enthusiasm tempered by sheer ignorance.
The beauty of a straight... tune it to your liking and enjoy!
Lovely razor, Billy!
Another old French near wedge. Maybe RJ or JR, as the letters are intertwined. Address of 54 Rue de Rivoli, Paris.
I do enjoy having these in the collection, but the effort to get these anywhere close to a good German hollow is laughable... and I am not saying I did.
Enjoy your shave.
Freshly honed A Knyn 12 4/8. Modern measurement says 5/8.
A very close shave with haslinger schafmilch + semogue boar brush and finished with lavender edc.
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