What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks Sir!


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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Claude!
     
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  3. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 2021

    RAZOR: Sheffield H. Hobson 6/8 Wedge (Mug), Valet Auto Strop VB2 (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather FAS-10 Carbon Steel
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: JR Custom Rosewood Silvertip Badger #378
    CREAM/CROAP: A&E Shaving Butter
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with A&E Post-Shave Serum.
     
  4. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    First full Str8 shave after shaving off the beard. The only thing that I really lost is how refreshing the cold water rinse was. Modern Thiers Issard 6/8 provided a smooth effortless shave.
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  5. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Fancy!
     
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  6. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Beautiful razor.
     
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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    F. Herder 76
    Suds: Zingari Man The Watchman
    Splash: PAA Good Vibrations
    This soap was the star of the show for me. Described as a dark aquatic... yeah, I can see that description, just not sure how you get there. :)
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
  8. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    I had to take another look at that razor. Wow she looks good.
     
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  9. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

  10. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    :thanks:
     
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  11. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    Another shave with the Luckhaus & Gūnther.

    Cella shaving soap

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    Myrsol plastic as

    I think I will use this razor for the next week too. Next weekend I'll hone a different razor.

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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    6/8 CVH - one is stamped No 130 and the other ‘KEN’ though they are obviously the same razor. They’re post-war razors bought in a lot from Japan and are not that well made, unlike the 7/8+ No 140 that I bought the lot for, which is very well made. The KEN is overground at the heel and the stabilizer on both came all the way down to the edge and required relieving with careful work on a diamond plate. But once the work was done and the bevels set, they’re the same fine CVH steel that we all know and love. Cream was Simpsons lavender-vetiver lathered with the ‘hippie’ brush, and a splash of SMN lavanda finished off a great Sunday morning shave.

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  13. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks! How so? :cool:
     
  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31, 2021

    RAZOR: Wade & Butcher 7/8 (Mug), Feather AS-D2 Safety Razor (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: MrEE Knurled Aluminum Handle Hybrid Knot #007
    CREAM/CROAP: A&E Shaving Butter
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with A&E Post-Shave Serum.
     
  15. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    6/8 Tranchant Beajeu Aine.

    I just finished cleaning and polishing and honing this razor a few days ago. As I said in the What Razor have you honed lately thread, there was more pitting than I like. If anyone has a suggestion on how to better remove the surface pitting and give her a better polish I would appreciate the info.

    I was looking forward to seeing how she shaved. I've read many articles on straight razor performance as well as posts on this sight discussing the razor "gliding" through the whiskers. Well, today I discovered what that truly means. The razor actually performed so smoothly I could barely feel the whiskers being cut. The blade slid through the shaving soap and left NOTHING in its wake.

    I honestly have never experienced a more comfortable shave. I think I may have found my perfect razor. That's how satisfied I am with her performance. Now to find a way to make her look better??



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  16. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Thanks all - a few more days and I should be able to shave over it without risk of reopening the cut :happy088:
     
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  17. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Those scales
     
  18. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    L. Sommer “Rondinella” 49
    Suds: Zingari Man The Watchman
    Splash: PAA Good Vibrations

    The Rondinella mark changed hands from Sommer to Koniger in the late 30’s, so a beautiful 80+ year time capsule with this one.
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
  19. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Monday morning, CVH MK No. 4
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  20. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Beautiful razor and accessories.
     
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