What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Cape 1000 Swedish Steel in lava Kirinite scales by Alfredo, cream was AoS lemon and a splash of Myrsol Limon finished up a wonderful spring morning‘s shave,

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  2. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Fine shave with one of my favorites :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Romera Wengue Chubby Manchurian Badger
    Monsavon Au Lait
    1941 ZTV 5/8
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
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  3. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Like I said.... more pairs than pair trees.

    Nice.
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  4. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    This Sunday Shaver was a Christmas gift from my wife one year because she knew how much I liked my first one.

    Trouble was it never shaved as good regardless of who honed it.

    Now it shaves better than its predecessor. I wasn’t supposed to be able to do that on crowned surface hones. Guess I’ll be flunking out of honing school, but at least I have a fresh love for my straights.

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    Just a close smooth shave that made me happy.
     
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  5. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    Question for all you straight razor users. I know the SE safety razor users have “micromatic Monday's”, is there enough owners of Maher and Grosh straight razor out there to possibly start a “Maher-Grosh Monday’s?
    I own 2 Maher-Grosh razors, and reach for them both often. They are both great shavers.
    Just a thought.

    Anyways today’s shave.
    04-05-21
    Arko April continues!!!
    Maher and Grosh “The anchor Razor”
    Arko soap
    Boar brush
    Lilac vegetal aftershave

    It gave a great shave tonight, but definitely needs a touch up on the stones. It pulled just a little, towards the end of my shave. No worries, she will be back in tiptop shape in no time. [​IMG]
     
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  6. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning shave, CVH 923F. Quite solid blade but shaves really well. A little bit like the Thomas Turner in behaving. Quite silent due to the shape more like a axe than a razor.
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  7. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Following up my last shave on #2 Sunday Shaver with #1 Sunday Shaver.

    I’ve used this less than #2 because it has always been my benchmark for performance. It sports a coticule edge that demands love. I don’t get this good with my coticule, so I’ve got some work to do there.

    Great shave. Great software.

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  8. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    My second straight razor and my first nice one. This is the razor that started me down the rabbit hole, a Dovo Bismarck 2.
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  9. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    Diamante is one of the brands of ERN.

    ERN had a lot of different brand names. And they are fine shavers.

    This is mine Diamante.

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  10. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    A Friedrich Herder 77

    Not spotless, but that doesn't degrade the shaving.

    Yaqi aqua brush

    Dusy rasierseife

    Myrsol plastic as

    Abzehk rose balm[​IMG]
     
  11. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info!
     
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  12. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    I Use My Coticule Coming Off a Naniwa 12 K Super Stone..I Only Use 20/30 Uber Light Sets or there About with Tallow & Glycerin Lather..I have a Couple of Lovely Coticule Stones Mind..One is a Proper Barbers Touch Up/Finishing Stone..Smooth as Glass..Many are Not the Highest Grit Finishers..I Can Pump Out a 12 K Edge with Mine..I Like Em on Sheffield Blades in Particular.. :)

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  13. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Lovely birthday shave this morning. Last night the Lakers won, the Dodgers won (and Kershaw was super sharp), and Kathy and I got our second Covid shots. Great set up to the big 65 today. The shave was everything you could ask for :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Savile Row 3824
    Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
    Rigarazor 8/8
    Castle Forbes Lavender After Shave Balm

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Mastro Livi travel kit
    Suds: Mike’s Natural Wild Honeysuckle
    Splash: Razorock Irish Countryside
    Balm: The Sudsy Soapery “Rain”

    Cool kit that packs like a Russian doll:
    CrOx into the brush handle, brush into the strop handle, the handle relocates in between the loom material, the razor also packs inside the loom in the smaller pouch, and then all that goes in the kit with scissors and a comb... really cool design.
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
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  15. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Sorry, had to recycle the pics;

    6/8 RikiShia

    I had a two day growth. Thought the weight of this blade would be the best option for a smooth clean shave.

    25 laps on the linen. 50 on the leather.

    A hot water soak. Lathered and ready to see if I assumed correctly.

    And boy did I. Like a champ this razor easily removed the extended growth. Clean, smooth shaving from this excellent razor.

    a Witch Hazel cleanse finished up the experience.
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  16. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Excellent travel kit!
     
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  17. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I’ll try that. Sounds interesting.
    How critical is the thickness of the lather?
     
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  18. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    I Use Italian VITOS Tallow Soap..CELLA is a Good Soap as Well..I Know it Well..Most of those Crap Pseudo Tallow USA Soaps are Just Added Tallow Oil..Just Lather it as Ya Would for Shaving on a Loaded Brush..Lather it on the Stone..Job Done..:eek:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
  19. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Thanks!

    I’ll give it a try and let you know.
     
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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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