What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Not really Jeff, I have only one pair that I’ve never honed or used. Other than those, I don’t have any that are really rare or unusual, or have a provenance to a famous person.

    I have a couple of NOS/mint Fillys that I don’t use much because I have others like the Novodur above, But I have honed them with tape and have used them. Usually the ones that I don’t use much are ones that are not easily replaceable.
     
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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave kit and terrific photo, as usual, Blair. ’ve always admired the wrapping job you did on your DX. Did you waterproof the leather cord? Any recommendations?
     
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  3. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Thanks for the compliments Jeff!

    On the DX, that was a tough one. ~5 tries to get it right. It is 1.5mm round leather cord, from Amazon. No waterproofing (it is already coated/burnished). The tough part is the loose ends, making the first end stay in place while wrapping, then keeping the wrap tight while threading the loose end back under the entire wrapping, and alongside the first end (that was covered up). I used a large leather needle, needle nose pliers, GEM blade (to cut the loose ends in between the wrapping). I'll get some better images for you soon.

    I've wrapped two other kamisoris, I'll get images also. Those I used 3mm & 4mm flat deerskin lacing. I laced those like you'd do a marching band drumstick, which is also the same overlap bar wrapping technique used on drop bar road bicycles (lots of video's on YT of this). Supremely easier than what I did on the DX, I just tied off the ends and let them be ornamental lengths that don't get in the way while shaving.
     
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  4. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Never tried MWF :shocked003:
     
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Karl, that’s the stuff I shave with 95% of the time. Great stuff! Some impatient souls have issues lathering it. It is a very thirsty soap, but the skin benefits with extended use are awesome! Disappearing weepers, and great post shave skin tone. It does take some time to build a lather. Which some of our younger members are unwilling to spend the time to do!
     
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  6. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    I have two vintage tamahagane Kamisori razors on the way to me. I’m planning on doing a wrap on the one without a handle. I’ll keep you posted.
     
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  7. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Monday morning shave, Geneva Cutlery.
    Splash Floris Elite.
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  8. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Fine shave with the ever loud and noisy Leader. Nothing but smooth skin left behind :happy088:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Romera Wengue Chubby Manchurian Badger
    Baume.be Shaving Cream
    FW Engels Leader 13/16
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 2022

    RAZOR: Klas Tornblom 4/8 (Mug), Eclipse Red Ring (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE (Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: JT Cashmere Knot (me likee)
    CREAM: Castle Forbes Lavender
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys WH. Finished with Ethos Lavender Surpreme Splash
     
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  10. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    That is one sweet-looking straight, Hans! I shaved with my Genco 35 this morning. Geneva changed their name to Genco following their move from Geneva New York where they had their start to Bradford, Pa. which was closer to Pittsburgh, thus lowering their steel materials cost. Great shave kit this morning!
     
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  11. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Love the scales and bolsters on that Engels, Karl! You have a lovely collection! Great shave kit!
     
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 2022

    RAZOR: Genco 35 5/8 (Mug), Barbasol Floating Head (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE (Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Cremo Cooling Post Shave Balm.
     
  13. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    :thanks:

    But I understand I might be needing some Fat :happy097:
     
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  14. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Yesterday, the Rifuto, soap was 3P lathered with an Omega boar, and a little ABC almond balm was the perfect compliment.

    Today, an I.Z.S. by Ilzuka Co, a name knofe people will recognize. Iizuka san worked with Iwasaki and Tanifuji before starting up his own forge, Shigefusa Hamono. I’m assuming that this is the same gentleman. Soap was Floris Elite lathered with a Duke 3 copy in two-band by Scott Lockwood, and a little Floris Elite AS finished up.

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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Every shave is better with the Fat!
     
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  16. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great looking razors, Steve! Are these razors still being made? Just curious.
     
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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    No they’re not Jeff, they’re mid-1960s razors. You can still get a Shigefusa kitchen knife if you’re incredibly lucky, but he does not make razors anymore AFAIK. Boy I wish!
     
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  18. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Are the blades tamahagane? Just curious!
     
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  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 2022

    RAZOR: Frederick Reynolds 9/16 Rattler Grind (Mug), Barbasol Floating Head (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE ( Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Rearden Razor 316L SS Handled Tuxedo Synth
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys WH. Finished with Cremo Cooling Post Shave Balm and Canoe Original EdT.
     
  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    They are not marked as such Jeff, and I know very little about the Iizuka. There’s some speculation that Prefect Works (the Rifuto 815 and several others) had a connection to Tanifuji but that connection, if any, is not widely accepted. I’m trying to find out more but doubt that I will succeed.
     
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