What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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  1. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Puma 22
    Stirling Sheep
    Homemade boar
    A fine shaving old Puma.
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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 2021

    RAZOR: CV Heljestrand Mk 29 4/8 (Mug), Star DE (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: MrEE LE #007 Knurled Aluminum Handle Hybrid Knot
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    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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  3. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Wade and Butcher, cream and AS were AdP, and a SOC boar did the lathering. It doesn‘t get much better, a perfect shave.

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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Nov 23. SOTN

    Straight Razor Shave #313
    13/8 Artrazor 1000 ( 11th shave )
    Semogue OC Super Badger Brush
    Stirling Spice SS and AS
    Maggard's Alum Block
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Beard Growth: 28.5 hrs

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    I was in the move to shave tonight and Artie got the call. I haven't used this monster since Oct 12 so it was time to do so. Surprisingly, I didn't lose my touch with this magnificent razor. It gave me a near BBS with 2 1/2 passes without any red liquid oozing out nor irritation. Alum feedback was nonexistent so it really was a close comfortable shave. Finished with the witch hazel and the Spice Aftershave. It truly was a nice, relaxing and enjoyable night. Good night gents.
     
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Joe- So fun to watch this beast come out for a shave. :eatdrink047:
     
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  6. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Outta sight - that razor is always a treat to see, really something special. :happy093:

    Is it just the massive proportions or is the blade shorter than a more modestly sized razor? :signs002:
     
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  7. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Tom. It is well balanced. Despite its size, I find it is very maneuverable.
     
  8. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Karl. The blade is 3 inches long which I believe is standard for most straights. BTW, it's an ArtRazor 1000 and I corrected the typo. Yuri Kravchenko is the maker and he is in the Ukraine.
     
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  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Back to the Rifuto 815 Silver Steel, what a great shaver. The edge is from the chocolate kiita. AdP up again with the SOC.

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  10. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Japanese straights have a great rep. That's a nice setup Steve.
     
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  11. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Trigger!
     
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  12. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thursday morning shave, CVH 923F. Military version with stainless steel blade and Chromed Brass scales. Half Hollow.
    Really nice shave.
    Splash Floris Turnbull and Asser.
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  13. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Brookes and Crookes for Thanksgiving, and happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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  14. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Friodur
    Xpec
    Homemade boar

    Nice shave today. I don't know why but I hoard some shaving stuff. I have 4 or 5 shaves left with my Xpec and I'm just going to use it up. No more hoarding.
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  15. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Nice shave with the Klas Tornblom Tuesday:
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    Really enjoying the details of this one: shoulderless, tapered blade, smooth curve of the tang and monkey tail, and beautiful scales. From about 10 years ago, it seems like a homage to the De Pew razor.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Tom
     
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  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Friday morning shave, Gipson 7/8”. Really nice shave, smooth as a peach.
    Splash Floris Turnbull and Asser.
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  17. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Nice CVH Jeff! Your opinion about these Swedes?


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  18. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Sorry for the delay in responding, Hans, but I’m a big fan! The three hollow grind 4/8, my CVH, Neistrom and Tornblom are fabulous shavers. I’m not quite so excited about my two Swedish Faux framebacks, the JA Hellberg and the Dahlgren. The jury is still out on those two. A knowledgeable friend says I may need to hone them without taping the spine, my usual procedure. I’ll touch them up without tape and see if that makes a difference.
     
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  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Fabulous shave with a great razor, Hans!
     
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Two really beautiful shoulderless blades, Tom!
     
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