What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Today I was not in the mood for experiments, so the tried and true Filly 14 Novodur was up, soap was Savonnière du Moulin 30% and a splash of Harris Pink finished up. I am BBS+

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  2. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Interesting experiment
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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thiers Issard Flying Tudor Rose “Bijou De France”
    Suds: The Sudsy Soapery Twisted Rose
    Enjoy your shave.
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  4. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Oh, so very nice.
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Claude. TI does put out some beautiful designs.
    Now the functionality of this one... challenging. These scales are thick and bulky and throw the balance off, but you get used to it.
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  6. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    This razor shaves exceptionally well. So, when it calls, as it has been, it’s hard to say, “no.” Fabulous shave :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip Badger
    Castle Forbes 1445 Shaving Cream
    Wade & Butcher The Celebrated Hollow Ground Razor FBU 9/8
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel


    Happy shaving - Karl
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  7. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    My Fine Steeds



    This is Red, the best trail horse I’ve ever had the pleasure to ride and certainly own. When I gave up horses, he was the last to go. Worth many thousands of $$. I gave him to a gal and her daughter who I knew would love and care for him all the rest of his days.

    He was really great to this guy and was rumored to carry iced brewed beverages in his saddle bags for him.


    This is My Fine Steed #1. Rumored to have been carefully crafted on 100+ year old equipment from 50+ year old forged blanks.

    My top shaver and the one I always go to for a reminder of ‘why I do this’. It still sports the great edge given by the man who crafted it.


    My Fine Steed #2

    I thought I should have a second one when they became available. 50% of this shipment was gone in days.

    It is a more modern forging from a very similar die set. It rivals the first and I’m happy to have it.

    Not quite so thin and noisy. A little longer on both sides of the pivot. And has a bit of a smile built in.

    Wholesaled with specific instructions ‘not to be rehoned’ before retailing.


    A showdown was called for.......


    The combo delivered a remarkable shave. My Fine Steed #1 maybe was a little smoother since it had been on sub-micron cBN pasted balsa strops.

    If I had not been such an impulsive fanboy, perhaps I would have opted for one of the slight variations of this same shaver that are from this same forged blank.

    Happy Easter Holiday to all!
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  8. taskind

    taskind Well-Known Member

    Thank you and your wife, sir.

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  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    7/8+ CVH No 140 in ivory, cream and splash were AdP and a Keyhole 4 did the lathering.

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  10. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Sunday shave, my second CVH MK No.31 with Ivory scales.

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  11. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

    Supporting Vendor
    Some “Unobtainium” in the Easter Shave today

    Lime v Lime Überlather made in my $2.95 Sundae bowl using a "Snurdle Dipper" for the cream [​IMG]

    Sue Bee Lime soap (she was one of the original “Soap Mistresses” back in the day) mixed with CF Lime and 5 drops of Glycerin
    Custom Synth Tuxedo Knot 24 mm in a reticulated horn handle

    Smooth shave finished with Pusser’s (yes that Pussers) Lime A/S

    Shave On !!!
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  12. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Oh! I love that razor, what a beauty!

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  13. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    5/8 DoubleDuck GoldenEdge
    BarberShoppe No. 3 Horse Hair Brush
    Viking Scent free Shave Cream
    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Spent a bit of time last evening giving the GoldenEdge a touch up. From the 15K stone to the linen and then to the leather Strop. Glad I did. Because this morning, this razor performed beautifully!
    Hardly an effort to shave clean on the first pass. Shave was very smooth. Almost relaxing. The second pass was of course, for the pesky neck hairs. Slow deliberate strokes and the stubborn hairs succumb to this exceptional edge. Great Razor. A+


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  14. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Hans, I have one in black horn too that has a slight bit of wear on it, but it is still in good order.
  15. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    You are welcome, pics on both please!

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  16. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Here you go.

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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thiers Issard “Le Petit Francais”
    Brush: Rudy Vey
    Suds: Catie’s Bubbles’95 Liquid Labels
    Splash: Zingari Man recovery splash
    Finish: The Sudsy Soapery Rain balm
    Enjoy your shave.
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  18. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Modded GD 208, A&E Kaizen, Whiskey Woods AS.

    Cella resized.jpg

    Gotta admit, I like the Cella better than the A&E.
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  19. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks! The black one seems also to be in a good shape!? Really nice razors, think it is quite difficult to find those export models here in Sweden. Seems like the export series always start numbered 1XX.

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  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Arme over at B&B has said that the Swedes did not care for wide razors and thought that Magnus Kindal was crazy for having them made because a wide razor would never sell. However, M.K. persisted and sold wide razors in his Paris shop and also exported them. I think this explains why you don’t see many wide razors in Sweden. I assume that M.K. also exported narrow and ‘normal’ width razors too.
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