What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    That’s it :happy088: May be time for an encore :eatdrink047:
     
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  2. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jeff! Happy to get greetings from you.


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  3. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, FATHER’S DAY, JUNE 19, 2022

    RAZOR: Victor Creazzi’s “Shorty” 7/8 (Mug), Supply V2 w/ SE Plate (Dome)
    BLADE: Schick Injector II (Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Simpson Chubby 3 Sovereign Fibre
    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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  4. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Filarmonica 14 DT with a Nakayama maru-ka kiita edge from one of Alex Gilmore’s stones from years ago, just sublime. Pre-shave and cream were SMN lathered with an oscar11 brush, and a bit of Myrsol Agua Balsamica finished up a fine Sunday shave.

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  5. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Monday morning shave, Geneva Cutlery 6/8”, smooth as a peach .
    Soap Bulldog
    Brush Gents Badger Silver Tip
    Splash Floris No 127.
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  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    C.V. Heljestrand
    “Sunday” from the Otto Kerner Jr. estate
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Suds: Dr. Jon’s Hydra
    Balm: AoS Lemon
    Great start to this 7 day set… really looking forward to the different edges. :)
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
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  7. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Good day all. It's been a while and I hope everyone has been well.

    Due to illness and medication, I was forced to stop using razors. Only electric, Broke my heart. Simply loved the experience of using a good hot lather and exceptional straight razor I refurbished and brought back to use.

    Well, last week I was taken off blood thinners. Now I can return to the joy of wet shaving.

    Today was a two day growth. Needed a good heavier blade. Decided on the Beaujue Aine. Sterling Shaving Soap and a Boar Hair brush. Good shave. took my time due to a years absence. Skin needs to readjust as well, but still a good shave. Not even a nick.

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  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Welcome back to Straight Razor Shaving.

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  9. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dalton
     
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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Late evening shave today, with a Ukrainian made razor. This wonderfully made 8/8 inch razor smoothly wiped away 10 days of growth, in two passes. This left me with a BDBS results.

    Razor- Gipson Razor "Alvaro". Ukraine
    Brush- Rubberset 400 #4. Original boar knot.
    Soap- Stirling Spicy
    Aftershave- Florida Water. Because I just got back from Florida, last night.

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  11. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Welcome back! I went to electric shaving more than 10 years ago after being put on blood thinners. Somehow, somewhere I decided I could risk shaving with a blade and never when back. Nicks do bleed longer and easier but the cuts are small enough that there’s never been a serious risk and the healing time is acceptable. If the cut is a deeper than usual it becomes an inconvenience with toilet paper on my face for an hour or two waiting for it to finally scab over. Not suggesting anyone else try it as every case is different but I also know I am not alone in defaulting to a more satisfying shave over standard safety precautions. Glad you are able to be off the meds and not have to make that trade. :happy088:
     
  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Welcome back Claude!

    C.V.H. No 130, software was I Coloniali Mango oil and the brush was a Vie Long boar. What a wonderful soap and balm, shame that it’s discontinued. The scent is basicallo Old Spice with guaiac wood and frankincense replacing the spice component.

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  13. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Wednesday morning shave, Böker 5/8” with Ebony scales, smooth as a peach .
    Soap Bulldog
    Brush Gents Badger Silver Tip
    Splash Floris Elite
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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    C.V. Heljestrand
    “Tuesday”
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Suds: CRSW Puro Fresco
    Splash: Shannon’s Soaps Fig & Apricot
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
  15. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Nice razor Tom!


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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Hans.
     
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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Got out my own Case 6/8 133 Red Imp, touched up the edge, and had a great shave with the I Coloniali software and a Zenith boar. I got this razor right here on TSD’s Classifieds from drygulch.

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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It's a "Smiling Razor Day". This is one I restored, a while back, and decided to put it back in rotation. I had a super smooth 2 pass shave, that left me BBS. Just a couple of little weepers. This Tungsteel sure can get sharp. Btw, there are no imperfections on the blade, it's just shadows.

    Razor- Shumate "Tungsteel" St Louis Missouri. USA.
    Brush- Rubberset 400 #4. Original Boar knot.
    Soap- Tobac. Super slick and thick. Nice scent.
    Aftershave- Florida Water. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Like the smile and really enjoy those scales. :eatdrink047:
     
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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks. I get lucky sometimes.

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