What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Another exceptional shave. The Otto Busch outperformed itself today. And I’m still loving that Old Spice scent :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip Badger
    Castle Forbes 1445 Shaving Cream
    Otto Busch Weltmeister Sonderklasse 265 11/16
    Old Spice After Shave


    Happy shaving - Karl
  2. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    7/8 Carl Rader - Razor
    Classic Scent Free Shave Soap.
    No. 2 Barbershoppe Boar Hair Brush

    Finished honing this razor last night. Wanted to give it a try this morning. It shaved well but, she needs touched up on the 12K and 15K stones. Then a good amount of laps on the strops. B-


  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Sorry to hear that. But, it is a nice looking stone.

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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I just got this razor today.

    It is a 13/8 ArtRazor Square Pt (unmuted) by Yurii Kravchenko.

  5. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Simultaneously laughing and bowled over at the same time. Wow! :shocked003:

    That is one wild razor - fantastic!! :bounce017:
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  6. deepsea

    deepsea Well-Known Member

    Thiers Issard 7/8
    Greydog Badger
    MDC Agrumes
    Saponificio Varesino Mitro Di Sardegba
  7. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Tuesday morning shave, F.W. Söderén. One of my favourite besides CVH 30 series, EDV Neiström and Stille.
    Smooth shave!

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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Brush: Shavemac
    Suds: Grooming Dept Cascade
    Splash: Maol Grooming Marlogue Woods
    Finish: Cartier Roadster
    Enjoy your shave.
  9. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    A tiny blade when compared to @Trigger monsters. Osiris 8/8 with a 1/4 hollow grind.
  10. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Lol! Your razor is cool!
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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Karl!
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  12. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Oxford & Cambridge
    Homemade brush
    Myrsol Limon
  13. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Not common.

    Riccardo Tonarini Kakashi
    RTL18, 21x65mm (⅞”), 85g, Spine 6mm, Quarter Hollow, French Point,
    No Jimps, Shoulderless, Brown Water Buffalo Horn Scales

  14. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Hey Scott, the La Lune is a great edge, just not as smooth as the best Jnat, thuri, or coti, but the difference is actually pretty small. You could probably maintain a razor forever with 10-15 La Lune laps per week. Chatting with other honing folks, we all had the thought that it’s the king of barber hones, just as fast and much finer than the vintage BH. Probably ideal for someone that doesn’t want to hone a lot or have a lot of equipment.

    Simmons Hornet and a West Side Grinding Company, both 6/8 and very similar German grinds.The Simmons edge is a smooth jnat finished on light tomo slurry. Cream was SMN lathered with a Keyhole 3 and Myrsol Agua Balsamica finished up.

    Jnat vs La Lune, 35 glycerine and water strokes for the La Lune after a mejiro finish on a hard Nakayama, probably 8-10k. 20 normal light strokes followed by 15 WOB.

    Hard to tell if the La Lune edge is improved over the other La Lune edges, maybe marginally smoother. But the Jnat wins, lol. This particular Jnat does make exceptionally smooth edges though.

    I think maybe 25-35 might be a good number for the La Lune with glycerine and water, a bit less for straight water? The edge is impressive for so few strokes though, it’s smooth, not quite Jnat, coti, or Thuri, but no one would have any complaints with the La Lune edge I think.

  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    This razor reminds me of the Lumberjacks that sharpen their Axe's, then shave with them.

  16. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Working all the OT that lets me buy shave goodies sure has a way of interfering with how I want to use them.

    Evening shaves are okay if I shower first, but not as nice without like today.

    Nice shave though. I’m happy.

    Stirling Menthol Grapefruit
    Simpsons Emperor 3
    Thiers Issard 889 6/8 w/rams horn

    Wish I could remember who recommended Lucky Tiger Face Tonic. It is a a winner.

  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    That's a beautiful razor, Bill. :happy088:

  18. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Yep, that’s a beauty Bill. I used to use Lucky Tiger a lot, I need to get my bottle out.
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  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    A grinning 9/8 Mike Martinez
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  20. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Early ERN Ator distributed by the Morley Bros. under the Wedgeway mark from Saginaw, MI... whew, that was a mouthful :)
    Oh, and it’s magnetic :) :)
    Brush: Razorock
    Suds: Grooming Dept Cascade
    Splash: Clubman Reserve Whiskey Woods
    Finish: DUA Fragrances Vert Gentilhomme’s Instinct
    The trademark ATOR was granted in 1903, and this blade commemorates the Grand Prize won at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904.
    Enjoy your shave.

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