What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by lindyhopper66, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    Great looking 14
     
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  2. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    J&T shaving brush with a Virginia Sheng badger knot.

    Paul Schulze 7/8

    Haslinger schafmilch + Florida water

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  3. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    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.

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  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you... the quest to get to 14 14’s. :)
    And love the big 7/8 German Schulze... cool blade. :eatdrink047:
    Tom
     
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  5. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    @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.
     
  6. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    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.

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  7. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    Mitchell's wool fat + puma 9

    Arko gold AS

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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    An old French near wedge. Love the slight smile leading to the wider point... beautiful lines.
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    So I can make out “PARIS” but the rest is a guess.
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    Currently I have talked myself into...
    _ _ INASSI
    But really, no clue. Any thoughts?
    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom

    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
     
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  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    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.

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  10. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    The more I shave with this Engels the more I like it. An exceptionally fine shave today. :happy036:

    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

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
  11. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Riga Razor 7/8
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  12. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    [​IMG]Two Pass Shaving Routine...[​IMG]

    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..:D

    I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..:kar:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  13. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    So how was it Jeff?
     
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  14. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    :signs011:
     
  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    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. :(
     
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    The beauty of a straight... tune it to your liking and enjoy! :eatdrink047:
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Lovely razor, Billy!
     
  18. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Another old French near wedge. Maybe RJ or JR, as the letters are intertwined. Address of 54 Rue de Rivoli, Paris.
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    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.
    Tom
     
  20. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    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.[​IMG]
     

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