What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Stefano73

    Stefano73 Member

    With gottlieb straight razor and Proraso White
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  2. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Congratulations to your CVH! I will hone my MK41 with Ivory scales after the summer.


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  3. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Scheon Burg 777

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  4. Steve56

    Steve56 Hone Hoarder

    St Joanis Le Triomphe for frameback Friday, one of my faves. Software was ABC pre-shave cream (also used afterwards) and ABC Hard soap lathered with a Semogue Galahad.

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  5. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Nice shave with the MK 32 :happy088:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Savile Row 3824
    Ethos Lisse Collection Lavender Shave Soap
    CV Heljestrand MK 32 6/8
    Ethos Lisse Collection Lavender Skin Food Splash

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
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  6. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Beautiful razor Karl!


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  7. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Beautiful razor Steve!


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  8. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Beautiful razor Robert!


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  9. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    :thanks: Hans - if I was handy I’d polish off that blemish on the tang. Of course, it shaves the same either way :happy088:
     
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  10. Steve56

    Steve56 Hone Hoarder

    Thank you Hans!

    Genco Expert, soap was Pre de Provence lathered with an oscar11-handled Zenith knot, and Myrsol Formula C finished up Saturday morning’s shave. The razor, brush, soap, and AS all performed exceptionally well.

    Here’s a question for Hans: American steel has an excellent reputation, especially the steel used by the Finger Lakes, New York region, brands like W.R. Case, Geneva/Genco, Ontario, Waterville, etc. The ore came from around the western Great lakes region, up next to Canada and I assume that Canada has similar deposits further north. Michigan is about 15 degrees lower latitude than Sweden, so my question is could this ore be the same geological deposit, or similar deposit to the Swedish ore? The question is based on the comments about the ability of both the Swedish and American steels to take and hold the finest of edges. Tim Zwada uses iron sand from this region to make his ‘Timahagane’ steel. The American razors were not as hard as many Swedish counterparts though.

    There are coticule deposits in eastern Canada, and slate deposits in New England that are very similar to their European counterparts so maybe the iron ore is similar?

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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Newly acquired, restored, and honed. I had a very nice 2 pass shave, that left me BBS. Zero issues. Fantastically made razor.

    Razor- Geneva Cutlery . Geneva NY.
    Brush- "The Brush B-400" by Tom(@twhite ) Omega Boar knoy
    Soap- Arko/Avon Spicy scented
    Aftershave- Shulton Old Spice- Mmmmm Mmmmm Good. Just used my last drop, from this bottle.

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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    An early Portland Razor Co. Hydra
    Maybe 2016’ish.
    Brush: Sparrow Shaving
    Suds: SV Colonia
    Splash: Oleo Soapworks Shiloh

    Brought back some memories from a Seattle Shave Con in 2016 where I met Hunter from the Portland Razor Co. If I remember correctly, he brought some new to them Kamisori style blades to show. Cool times.
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Today's Boker/Böker Red-Injun was lots o' fun. I like a medium-sized razor, with slimmish scales.
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  14. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Could be Steve, the earth’s plates have been moving a lot over billions of years, the most known theory is the Pangea, the first land mass that was split into the Kontinents that we have today. About the steel quality, I agree that the Geneva I have is quite close to the Swedish razors. And in the end a lot of countries bought Swedish steel for their razor production. Still most of the razor blade production is made of Swedish steel


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  15. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    I’ve long ago realized the folly of declaring a favorite razor but this Tamako YSK is sweet, sweet, sweet - maybe even my favorite :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Savile Row 3824
    Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
    Tamako YSK 6/8 Masa Steel Iron Sands
    Castle Forbes Lavender After Shave Balm

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Monday morning shave, FW Söderén 5/8”. Smooth as a peach .
    Soap Edwin Jagger Sandalwood
    Brush Gents Badger Silver Tip
    Splash Floris No 127.
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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Hone Hoarder

    Red, white, and blue shave today, 6/8 Case Red Imp 133, soap was 3P lathered with an oscar11 handled Zenith boar, and a splash of Myrsol Blue finished up.

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  18. Steve56

    Steve56 Hone Hoarder

    Good to see Joseph and Brian again!
     
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  19. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    It is a good one with a very unique feel.
     
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  20. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

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