Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by lindyhopper66, Nov 30, 2013.
Gondola Souvenir of Munich Thursday
Todays, shave was with a Newly Acquired, Restored, and Honed Razor. I had a smooth 2 pass shave, that left me near BBS. Just a little touch up on the chin would have it. This was an interesting razor, From Sweden. The Blade is very thin and warped, but takes a wicked edge.
Razor- Joh. Engstrom. Eskilstuna, Sweden
Brush- JR#262. Silvertip by WD.
Aftershave- Shulton Old Spice. Ships Lantern Decanter.
5/8 Stiz Osobaya Russian Straight
Had a great shave with this Cold War Running blade made in 1957.Its close to full hollow.So the blade sings.
I had a video I was doing... Since I was using my phone... I received a call right in the middle of the vid lol. So I canned it but here’s my SOTD!
Brush: 30mm Synthetic APShaveCo. Tuxedo
Razor: I have been advertising this is a 7/8 but I measured it while honing and it is in fact a 15/16 Wade and Butcher Barbers Rattler
Soap: Barrister & Mann Lavanille
Bowl: CastleShave Lather bowl
Aftershave: Barrister & Mann Lavanille
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Brian Brown 6/8 full hollow
Rewarding Shave tonight with a freshly honed symmetrical western kamisori
Cleaned and Polished this guy up to a nice shine then honed him with a Naniwa 1k, Coticule, Naniwa 8k, Naniwa 12k, super smooth and keen.
Great Evening Gents
That's beautiful, John!
Beautiful razor @Shojo510
Henckles 17 Friodur 7/8, IColoniali Mango lathered with a Tulip 2 and finished off with Thayers Rose Petal.
Thanks so much!
The refresh went well and to be able to put an edge on it is a great feeling!
I really enjoyed the kamisori style shave, even if it was a “western”style...I see a traditional kamisori in my future...
@Steve56 nice wood scales on the Friodur! What type Wood?
13/16 Wade and Butcher Sheffield Blade
Had a great shave with this English Blade.It is very hollow Ground and has a Smile.I finished the blade on my Yellow Lake Hone.Blade provides a lot of feedback and removes whisker with llittle effort.Was Dolphin smooth in no time.
Today's shave was with a Newly acquired, Restored, and Honed Razor. I had a really pleasant 2 pass shave, that left me with a BBS face. These old Wedges are fun to shave with, but tricky to hone, at times.
Razor- George Wostenholm & Son. "Pipe Razor", 7/8th inch Wedge.
Brush- B400 By Tom(@twhite ). WD boar knot
Aftershave- Vintage Avon Spicy. Viking Horn Decanter
Turkish burl walnut - I ordered 2 pieces and the Gauthier rattler I posted a few days ago also had Turkish burl, but from the other piece.
La Toja Shave Stick
Nivea Sensitive Mentholated
1/4 Moon Turn N Shave Custom Brush
Not a bad night for a shave. I don't think I'll be shaving my face with anything but straights.
Koraat 14 2.0 double shoulder bellied full hollow
I really like this old Sheffield steel.
BDBS Shave with this Heljestrand MK No.29 lookalike.
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Today's shave was with a Newly Acquired, Restored, and Honed American Made Razor. I had a very very smooth, 2 pass shave, that left me BDBS. Only one tiny nick, my fault, I was in a hurry. Non Bleeder. Wonderful razor, and very well made. I think some American Made razors, are made with better steel, and better crafted that some of the big named Razors from Solingen, and Sheffield.
Razor- Geneva Cutlery Corp. Geneva New York
Brush- B400, By Tom. Whipped Dog Boar. Shed 11 hairs.
Soap- Arko/Sandalwood scented
Aftershave- Shulton Old Spice
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