What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. oldtrout

    oldtrout Well-Known Member


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  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    I used two razors today. I am a little weird like that
    Kropp Sheffield 6/8
    Revisor with an Asian shaped spine, short blade
    Le Pere Lucien with a dab of DR Harris Lavender
    Floid Blue
    just a damned fine shave today all the way around
    2015-05-08 08.19.10.jpg revisor red.jpg
  3. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Very nice, just looking at it makes me want to shave with it.

    6/8 Gong
    TOBS Sandalwood SS
    homemade badger

    This brush is very dense and a nasty shedder. Well, I'll keep combing and see which I run out of first, patience or hair. Coticule edge again and a very nice shave. Have a good one.
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  4. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I used my Sheffield only
    wade& butcher 5/8 full hollow,
    three passes with the straight, cleanup with the hd.
  5. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

  6. NewellVW

    NewellVW Well-Known Member

    Wow dude, awesome spine work! Love the scrolls! Never really remember seeing a Sum, how's it shave?
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  7. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    5/8 Grelot Lotus
    Sapone Di Paolo
    homemade synthetic

    Sapone Di Paolo is another good artisan soap, nice stuff. Very nice shave this morning. Have a good one.
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  8. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

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    June 1st, SOTD Menthol Monday
    Two days’ growth
    Prep: Hot Shower
    Razor: Sears Craftsman 5/8 round point
    Strop: Chromexcel Horsehide- 20 laps on linen, 50 on leather
    Soap: The Shave Den Lime with M-Bomb added to Lather
    Brush: Eveready 100T re-knotted with 22mm TGN Synthetic
    Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block, Thayer’s Witch Hazel
    Aftershave: The Shave Den Iced Lime Aftershave Milk
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  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    Revisor 8/8 in Indian Buffalo Horn - it is big but handles easily
    soap - Seifenglatt with DR Harris Marlborough
    AS - Floid Vigoroso
    Balm - Soap Commander Love
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  10. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    It's a great shaver, if you watch out for that spike. It's only one I've seen. The shave was good, but the edge needs a touchup.
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  11. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

  12. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    It's a possibility.
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  13. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Nev-A-Hone
    TOBS Coconut SC
    homemade badger, 25mm Shavemac pure
    I'm in the process of putting some new scales on this one (kinda ATOR style). I'll pin it and polish it when I get the chance. Nice shave today, have a good one. BTW, sounds like my shoulder is toast so I'm going to be limited as to what I can do for awhile.
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  14. NewellVW

    NewellVW Well-Known Member

    Love the transparent scales, they photograph beautifully! Are you doing something similar with new scales?

    Love getting older and wiser but the old saying " the mind is willing but the body is weak " starts to make sense!! I still attempt to accomplish things like I'm 18 but by the end of the day I pay the price! Lots of aches and pains but it beats sitting around waiting for the grim reaper! Lol!
    They gonna try to fix you up ( surgery )? Best of luck to ya and my thoughts and prayers are with ya!
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  15. jamespasini69

    jamespasini69 Well-Known Member

    I recently acquired an old C-Mon Blackie. This morning I pulled it out. I used my jeans as a strop, and ran it on an Arkansas Hard stone to remove minor nicks. No pre- shave oil....Simpson best badger brush, A.O.S Lavender shave soap......

    OMG. I love this razor. Last time I used a straight blade to shave was 20 years ago...Buck 105 hunting knife, dry shave...
    I was thinking of getting a new razor, think I'll send this off, have horn scales replace the celluloid ones on it, have it honed and polished. I have found bliss.
    It's not as close as my Muhle R89 DE, and I did have to use the DE for jaw line and chin line, but like I said, this is the first time I've used a straight blade in 20 years.
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  16. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    rsz_2001Progress.jpg 7/8 J E Bleckman " Progress"
    soap - Caties Le Piment De La vie = the scent is right up my wheelhouse and it lathers so slick and smooth
    AS - Floid Amber - all the Floids are awesome
    Balm - Soap Commander " Love"
    today was a super smooth and enjoyable shave
  17. ObiDon

    ObiDon member in questionable standing

    That is the most beautiful, like new, Dubl Duck I have ever seen! Wow!:eatdrink047:
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  18. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you would find it difficult to find a better example maybe one as good but I doubt if you could find a better Duck. :)
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  19. jamespasini69

    jamespasini69 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of putting blond horn scales on mine. Keeping same color just more sturdy
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  20. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    The scale in the photo are new just a little rough. They need to be pinned, a little more fine sanding then buffing.
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