Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by lindyhopper66, Nov 30, 2013.
Okina 5/8. I do love Japanese steel. Samurai sharp
5/8 Puma 90 High Class Had a wonderful shave with this German beauty .
Rum and Coke shave with a Swedish twist...
A/S: Derby City Chop Shop Shave Tonic (aka Bay Rum)
Soap: The Sudsy Soapery Cola
Razor: CV Heljestrand MK6
Brush: Simpson Chubby 1
The Heljestrand is sleek and classy, dare I say... sexy.
Enjoy your shave.
Portland Razor Company Siren
Osiris Blades 6/8
That’s quite the set of scales that blade is sporting, Adam
Nice looking razor!
BEAUTIFUL scales on this page!
I didn't see this on the phone, but now on a computer, these are mesmerizing! They look to have so much depth.
And I love this color, texture and how the backing works with it. Amazing razor.
Thank you all for sharing!
Thanks! Those Japanese really know their cutlery both in function and form. An absolute gem of a razor, and one that will stay with me till the end. I just wish the secret wasn't out on the Japanese straights. The prices lately have been climbing.
Some time ago I got this stone on eBay and sent it off to @gssixgun for his take on it’s origin. Lo and behold it’s a rare yellow-green Thuringian. Last night I put four razors through a refresh using it as the finisher and picked one today to see how it did. Using the stone was easy-peasy, a real delight. The result was a superb shave with my 1956 ZTV Extra. These Russkies have some hard steel but it sure took to this stone.
Hot water preparation
AOS Lavender PSO
Mikes’ Natural Soaps Barber Shop
Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip
1956 ZTV Extra 6/8
AOS Lavender After Shave Balm
(Tip of the hat to @Billyfergie for putting me on to this. )
Happy shaving - Karl
Tonight's shave was with one of China's Finest. I had a very smooth 2 pass shave, that left me near BBS. One tiny nick, exactly where I did it the other day. I guess it wasn't healed yet.
Razor- Chinese "ZY 430" Pro Extra Sharp, No Stain.
Brush- Stirling, Boar
Aftershave- Family Dollars Spice.
I think the ZY 430 is truly underrated.
Another fine shave courtesy of Japan. Yamada Beauty 6/8.
Karl..Glad You Like that Yellow/Green Thuri..Cause All Thuris are Not Like for Like..By a Long Shot..The Finishing Capacity Can & Does Vary a Lot..The Higher Grit Finishing Ones are Rarer & Can Cost Some Crazy Money if Labelled..But..Hey..We Dont Need a Label to Know when You have a Good One..It All Comes Out on the Hone..
That is a cool razor Chris!
Thanks, Brian! It was sent to me by Adam when I was an open blade newbie. Going from shavette to spike is fun! It went well. I do full face shaves, so round points are all I really need. Broke this one out today in honor of the gift soap. I used the @Drygulch 45 Black Latigo today, 30 on leather and then 20 on the web. Blade felt pretty good, and it ended up DFS. Days like today are why I use a shavette. It's nice to be able to just pick up a vintage straight and go-to-town when the urge strikes.
I understand. It’s a daily urge for me
Stiz 11/16 Cold War Era Russian Straight
This is my fourth time using this razor.I am finding new respect for Russian Steel of this era .Blade took an incredible keen edge .This razor removes whiskers like a T-34 Tank smashing through enemy lines.Shave was great .
Razor: Koraat 7/8 half hollow
Brush: Thäter 2 band
Soap: Chiseled Face
AS: Speick AS, L’Ocitanne
Scent: Zoologist Civet
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