What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Okina 5/8. I do love Japanese steel. Samurai sharp:)

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  2. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    5/8 Puma 90 High Class Had a wonderful shave with this German beauty .
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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    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. :sexe:

    Enjoy your shave.
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  4. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Portland Razor Company Siren [​IMG]
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  5. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

    Supporting Vendor
    Osiris Blades 6/8
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  6. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    That’s quite the set of scales that blade is sporting, Adam :happy088:
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  7. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    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!
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  9. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    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. :happy093:

    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

    Yellow Green Thuringian with 1956 ZTV Extra.jpeg
    (Tip of the hat to @Billyfergie for putting me on to this. :happy088:)

    1956 ZTV Extra 6-8 AOS MNSBS SM AOS.jpeg

    Happy shaving - Karl
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    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
    Soap- Arko/Sandalwood
    Aftershave- Family Dollars Spice.

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  12. Kokak

    Kokak Well-Known Member

    I think the ZY 430 is truly underrated.
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  13. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Another fine shave courtesy of Japan. Yamada Beauty 6/8.

  14. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    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..:happy088:

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  15. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Frederick Reynolds

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  16. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    That is a cool razor Chris!
  17. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    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.
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  18. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I understand. It’s a daily urge for me
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  19. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    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 .
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  20. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Razor: Koraat 7/8 half hollow
    Stop: SRD
    Brush: Thäter 2 band
    Pre: Nivea
    Soap: Chiseled Face
    AS: Speick AS, L’Ocitanne
    Scent: Zoologist Civet
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