What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    My version of the Sunday shaver, a Heljestrand M.K. ‘31-1/2’, an M.K. 32 with moderate hone wear and some corrective honing. It shaves perfectly of course, and this razor’s condition always amazes me. The M.K. series in ivory were not made after 1939, so this razor is quite old as well as having seen considerable use. But so surprisingly, there was no tarnish, patina, rust, or pitting! Whoever wore the edge down loved the razor enough to care for it properly, it was obviously perfectly cleaned after every use.

    Soap was tallow Tabac lathered with a Tulip 2, and a splash of Myrsol AB finished up a great Sunday morning shave.

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  2. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Monday morning shave, WA 7/8”, lovely shave and ready for this day.
    Splash Floris No. 127.
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  3. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Steve, I fully agree with you. The MK 31 series are something special.


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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Shave #9 on this Senorita. Smooth as can be. Zero issues.

    Razor- Filarmonica 13 Doble Temple "Muleta"
    Brush- @oscar11 Special. Synthetic knot
    Soap- ARKO
    Aftershave- Pinaud Clubman.
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 2021

    RAZOR: Filarmonica 13 Novodur (Mug), Cooper Monobilt (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: MrEE LE Knurled Aluminum Handle Hybrid Knot #007
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 Drops M-Bomb
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Pre de Provence Bergamot & Thyme AS Balm.
     
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  6. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Fine shave with my (to me) most aesthetically pleasing, ok… sexy razor. Great smile and great curves and a wonderful shave :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan oil PSO
    Savile Row 3824
    Castle Forbes 1445 Shave Cream
    John and William Ragg 11/16 near wedge
    Thayer Rose Petal Witch Hazel

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Swedish razor made for Chicago’s Marshall Field & Co.
    Brush: Shavemac
    Suds: The Holy Black Sandalwood Smoke
    Splash: Razorock Tuscan Oud

    Sure does look like a Heljestrand MK32 to me. :)
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, 2021

    RAZOR: Smith Bros. 6/8 (Mug), Karve w/ OC E Plate (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Rearden Razor 316L SS Handle with Tuxedo Synth Knot
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with PAA Frost Byte AS Splash.
     
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  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Doing a little catch up today,

    Yesterday a Filarmonica Muleta, soap was the superb sadly discontinued Savonnerie du Bon Berger rosemary lavender lathered with a 2-band Keyhole copy by Scott Lockwood, and a splash of Myrsol AB perfectly complineted the soap.

    Today, Heljestrand M.K. 32, soap was Savonnrie du Moulin lathered with a M&F finest, and a little ABC almond balm finished up.

    Two very fine shaves as the razors had fresh edges.

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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I’ve been drooling over this page… a variety of beautiful blades! :drool:

    George Wostenholm & Son’s I•XL
    Recently rescaled, de-chipped, and honed
    Brush: Epsilon
    Suds: CRSW Glide Madmans’ Bouquet
    Splash: B&M Lyssa

    A race car of a blade… fun shave. :)
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
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  11. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Wednesday morning shave, CVH MK No.31, newly honed and marvellous nice to shave with. Splash Floris Turnbull and Asser.
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    Also the new stand that I made last Sunday out of Mahogany.
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful stand Hans. :eatdrink047:
     
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  13. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tom!


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  14. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Ohh! A little sip of Cointreau after the shave


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  15. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Ha, that’s ABC balm in the Cointreau bottle. The glass miniature bottles are perfect for decants of AS.

    Henckels Friodur 14, soap was ABC lathered with a M&F Finest, and a little splash of Floris Elite made for a fine autumn shave this morning.

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  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thursday morning shave, EDV Neiström No.62. It delivered really good.
    Splash Floris No.127
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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    L. Brasca
    Italian razor from Cuggiono, outside of Milan.
    Brush: Simpson
    Suds: Southern Witchcraft Autumn Ash
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
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  18. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 2021

    When I was a young man back in the 60’s, and was pursuing my first wife, I used Canoe as my aftershave. These days I suppose it pales in the shadow of more modern scents by Dior, Creed and Tom Ford, but I really like it for sentimental reasons. I lost my girl in 2012 to metastatic cancer. We would have been married for 51 years. I’ve found myself thinking about her since this past Saturday was our anniversary. Thus my use of Canoe this morning.

    RAZOR: CV Heljestrand Model 29 (Mug), Gillette New LC
    BLADE: Rapira Platinum
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: MrEE LE Aluminum Handle SynBad Knot #005
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Canoe EdT.
     
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  19. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that Jeff! Regards Hans


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  20. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Nice memories Jeff - thanks for sharing them:eatdrink047:
     
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