What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Keith is definitely bringing the smiles today... beautiful!

    Geo. Wostenholm & Son’s I•XL
    Brush: Semogue 830
    Suds & Balm: Proraso Azur Lime
    Enjoy your shave.
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  2. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Friday morning shave, JA Hellberg half wedge. One of the 22 acquired for 100$. Some honing and stropping and a nice shave. However I prefer mostly a full hollow razor except the little CVH MK No. 24 3/8” that is remarkable nice half wedge.

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  3. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    TI Bijou de France, cream and splash were AdP. And I am BDBS!

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  4. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    5/8 DoubleDuck GoldenEdge
    Parker Badger Hair Brush
    Stirling Pre Shave Soap
    Stirling Shaving Soap

    Wanted to see how Stirling shaving products performed. Picked up the Naked and Smooth Artisan Shave soap as well as their pre shave soap. The pre shave soap lathered nicely. Easily built a good base to both soften and raise my whiskers.

    The Naked and Smooth also lathered easily. Just a few seconds of swirling the brush and the lather foamed and built a nice creamy base.


    The GoldenEdge performed wonderfully. The blade traveled smoothly through the Stirling soap. First pass lefty very little stubble. And only in the tougher spots of the shave area. The second lathering and shave comfortably took the remainder.

    Would have to say today's shave was enjoyable.


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  5. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Two Pass Shaving Routine..[​IMG]

    Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
    F.W. Engels Leader Solingen Full Hollow 6/8th
    Fitchard Pure Badger
    Vitos Tallow Soap
    Humphreys Witch Hazel

    I had a Lovely Shave Today with My F.W Engels Solingen 6/8th ..She Sports a 17 K Escher Thuri Edge..I Just Love these Solingen Razors that Were More or Less Made for the More..Up Market USA..Wunderbar..:D

    I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..:git:

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  6. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Oxford & Cambridge
    Homemade brush
    Harris Pink

    Some of these old hardware co. straights are really nice shavers. Very nice one pass shave.
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  7. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    After the lawn work

    •Stirling Glacial Lemony Orange - awesome but discontinued.....try Satsuma as an alternative - cool and citrusy after the lawn
    •Simpsons Emperor 3 - maybe the perfect brush in my preferences
    •Dovo 91 - The Sunday Shaver (sharing the 5/8 shoulderless blank with the spiffy 5/8 Bergisher Löwe), scaled in cocobolo, honed by paid pros a couple of times, but never liked by me as much as using the illegal methods. Don’t do this. Stay legal.

    I love thin grinds. My inventory doesn’t go larger than 6/8, maybe a 7/8 will find it’s way to my house one day.

    I gotta stop using shavettes, they make my shaving lazy.

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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Bill (@Edison Carter), going to have to throw another “illegal” flag on your shave...

    Using a “Sunday Shaver” on a Saturday... unnatural. :)

    Excellent shave Bill!
  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Manaslu M500 Yasuki Steel (Hitachi White #2), soap was I Coloniali Mango oil and the balm IC Rhubarb. A fine Saturday shave!

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  10. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster


    Sheesh, I’m already a fugitive on the run.

    Would it help if I wore my COVID mask when I shaved from now on?
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  11. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Steve.......I gots to know.......

    Do you really have 2 of everything???

    And if you have a twin.....?

    Nice stuff!
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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    No Bill, I have 3 of some! It took a long time to find that second Manaslu.

    And no twin, lol.
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  13. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Well, that was a top notch shave. The Saturday razor from my four day set of midi-Lunds was sublime:happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip Badger
    Castle Forbes 1445 Shaving Cream
    Saturday Midi Lund almost 5/8
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel


    Happy shaving - Karl
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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    So much to love about the look of that razor!!! :eatdrink047:
  15. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Thanks! It’s essentially a scaled down version of what may be my favorite shaving razor
    The set was the result of a tip-off of a BIN from @Steve56 and I was in such a rush to snag it before someone else that I didn’t notice the mention of the smaller size :shocked029:

    No matter, it just proves that razors of all sizes can deliver great shaves :happy088:
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Mastro Livi Damascus in Mammoth
    Brush: Mastro Livi olive wood
    Suds & Splash: Cella
    Great setup today... very enjoyable. :)
    Enjoy your shave.
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  17. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  18. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Billy. Just trying to keep up with your NOS vintage beauties. :eatdrink047:
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  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Is that new? WOW!
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  20. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Silverloaf 8/8 smiling with a 3/4 grind.

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