What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    T.T.C Premier 4/8

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  2. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

  3. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    That's the only way I ever do it.
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  4. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Dorko's are fine razors. Up there with the best.
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  5. Seabs

    Seabs Well-Known Member

    Return to the board with a ice cold shave[​IMG]

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  6. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I see a frightened turtle!
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  7. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Dueling razors today….
  8. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Back up again the Dorko. I went back to my normal angle and really went for it this shave. Once again zero irritation but this time I was closer but no cigar on the BBS. The edge feels good, it is definitely sharp but I just can't get as close a shave as with my other straights.

  9. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member


    Eiko YSK2 Yasuki steel full hollow 13/16
    Kanayama cordovan #8000
    Shavemac custom G.A Silvertip two band
    Nanny's Neroli signature
    Propolis & Raw virgin coconut oil
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino body spray
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Edp private blend
  10. entropy1049

    entropy1049 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the report. If you're feeling up to the chore, I'd propose a few more days in a row with this razor, and give us your thoughts on each of the days as you characterize it and dial it in. Might be helpful for new folks as an academic excercise to learn how one gets acquainted with a new razor, and for you to decide if it's a keeper or gets a new home.

    Or you should also feel free to tell me to sod off with my dumb ideas :p.
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  11. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Case Brothers Barbers Notch

  12. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Today I went old English
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    What is it about this old hunk of steel?
    Did they forge metal differently?
    Hammer on it more?
    More carbon in the mix?
    Is it just heavier?
    Did I just get lucky honing?
    I thought about all this while getting a great shave with this old blade. Still dont have many answers, but I am quite happy this old shaver lives with me, wonder who it will shavin' in another hundred years.
  13. entropy1049

    entropy1049 Well-Known Member

    With the J-West straights we know it was continual prayer from the gaggle of Shinto priests around the tatara that resulted in the almost supernatural qualities of the steel. Sheffield steel is still a mystery, though scholars suspect it had something to do with the exclusive diet of boiled potatoes and gin consumed by the workers.

  14. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Filarmonica Especial Para Barbas Duras

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  15. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    In what country was this razor made? I'm not familiar with this name.
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  16. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    I think it's from England:
    Suffolk Works, Sheffield
    ca. 1834-1921 Turner Thomas & Co. merchants, & table & spring knife, razor, saw, file, edgetool, steel, &c. manufacturers, Suffolk Works, 1 Suffolk road From Whites Directory of Sheffield 1852
  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Yes, I had a fine 'FBU' example from T. Turner & Co. a while back on a restoration. Loved the blade shape and the Sheffield steel took a fantastic edge. Nice razor!
  18. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    A good idea. I think the next step is to hone the razor. Then I know I can compare it directly to my other razors. Even though the edge looks and feels good I need to figure out why this razor is not delivering the shaves I expect.

    Today's razor was a Hart 6/8, excellent shave.

  19. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member


    Pre: shower, Nivea face wash
    SR: Antoni Tadross
    Brush: TGN synthetic
    Soap: WSP Formula T Barbershop
    Post: cold water rinse, alum, Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    Well tonight ended up being an interesting but incomplete shave. Someone around here started shooting off fireworks half way through my shave tonight. I stopped after the second pass, and thought about grabbing a DE or SE but I was close enough. First pass was really good reduction WTG as I had not shaven for about 2 days. Second pass was XTG on my cheeks and WTG on my neck again. which produced somewhere between DFS and alittle better than DFS. I ran the alum over my neck and cheeks and it was silent. I decided on splashing on the Aqua Velva and calling it a night! Maybe tomorrow will be better shave, hope everyone had a Great shave today! :cool:
  20. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    Bengal versus 5 days growth (we just moved), SV set the stage and the glide was superb.

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