What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Heading to town, “Sunday Brunch” shave

    This 5/8 Dubl Duck Special # 1 is one of the first custom restores I ever did for myself ..
    The scales are from an Antelope I took in Colorado in the early 90’s
    Longest shot I ever took on large game, laser checked at just over 1/2 mile at 882 yards
    Custom 308 I built using a Nosler 150gr Balistic Tip
    One shot, high shoulder hit within 2” of my PoA walked across the eastern CO prairie to find him DRT
    I kept those horns for years before using one to make this set

    The edge is one of my originals done using a Norton 4/8 only..

    The shave this morning was smooth and comfortable multi directional
    Soap is from JoAnna at the Shave Den Shop
    Bourbon Vanilla followed by her Splash in the matching scent

    Brush is a 24mm SilkSmoke knot in a custom Elk Antler brush I made

    Strop was a 3” Buffalo


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  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Novodur 14, soap was MdC glass jar original (don’t drop one on a tile floor in bare feet), and an Omega 49 lathered up a big bowl of suds. Agua Balsamica finished things up.

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  3. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Kamisori face and head shave. Smoother this time but gotta tube this edge more. Really stubborn.

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  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Not that bad. Edge imperfections on a wedge have never bothered me shaving, and this one has a few. 1 more pass than normal, but comfortable and decent result.
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  5. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Steve, I have searched for a Linen strop on the web but have not found anything. Suggestion of shop would be appreciated.

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  6. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    For 3” Abbey in England or possibly Tony Miller.


    For 70mm (about 2-5/8”, Kanoyama width), Latvian linen, this Etsy seller


    The Latvian linen is what I’m currently using and worked well on the Sub Cero at 117+ shaves on the edge

    If you want 2.5”, Tony Miller usually has it, you’ll just need to email him. Really nice fellow.

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  7. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve! I will check this out

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  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Beautiful scales, Glen! Love that brush! All around A++ shave!
  9. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Is the Latvian linen what you helped me pair with the Roo leather some years ago? :signs002:
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  10. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Just bought the Latvian Linen strop, some work to do when it arrives.

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  11. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    It looks quite raw on the picture, but I guess the edge is okay?

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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I think that you will not be disappointed Hans, I have a roll of the Latvian linen. Shipping to the US is long and it isn’t expensive so I got some extra.
  13. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Fine, fine shave with the big Napoleon today. :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Romera Wengue Chubby Silvertip Badger
    Haslinger Aloe Vera Shaving Soap
    John & Wm Ragg Napoleon 15/16
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel


    Happy shaving - Karl
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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Next to the edge… ugly. Edge itself…
    Not bad. :)
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  15. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Beautiful razor Karl!

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  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    This is nice to have a conversation quite early in the morning, I got up 04.45 as usual.. now time to take a shower and then a shave.

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  17. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Wednesday morning shave, EDV Neiström.
    Splash Floris No 127.

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  18. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hans :thanks:
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  19. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    I happen to like that type of patina.
  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    87807DF8-B7FA-4C70-8AEF-12BA1EFA73A4.jpeg SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 2022

    RAZOR: Iwasaki 33 (Mug), Eclipse Red Ring (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE (Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Custom Blue Resin Handled Two band Badger made for me by my son
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys WH. Finished with Royall Lyme AS/Cologne.

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