What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Deeter

    Deeter Well-Known Member


    Koraat 8/8 quarter hollow
    Grooming Department Tacit
    Semogue boar
    Dickinson witch hazel
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  2. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Craftsman (F. Koeller & Co?)

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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I try not to be jealous Keith, but you do make it hard :)
    That Ali's Blade... just beautiful.
    Side note... picked up Civet soap off the bay - the scent blew me away. Wonderful!
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  4. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Another fine shave with my Grandpa’s Never Fail. :happy036: Sharp, close shave that made short work of the stubble. I really like this razor. Initially I was lukewarm about this razor. Then I started to experiment with refreshing it with various stones and pastes and now it’s in my top tier. :chores016:

    Hot water preparation
    AOS Lavender PSO
    Mike’s Natural Soaps Hungarian Lavender
    Shavemac 2-Band Silvertip Badger
    Nielsen’t Never Fail 5/8
    AOS After Shave Balm

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    Happy shaving - Karl
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2018
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  5. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Wade and Butcher [​IMG]
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  6. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Thank you, I picked it up used if you noticed there is a smudge in the center of the blade which got me a large discount. I highly recommend the civet perfume, Zoologist is making some nice stuff.
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  7. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Brian Brown 7/8 full hollow.... well almost full hollow.

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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Saturday Straights' Shave

    Cold Water Wash
    Eureka Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh #18
    H. Böker 5/8
    Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS

    My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Eureka Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #18 brush. I did two passes with the H. Böker 5/8 Razor and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
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  9. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Happy Samedi!
    CV Heljestrand MK32
    From what I understand, France was a strong export market for Heljestrand. This is part of a multi-day (I assume 7 day) set.
    Amazing that the grinders could engineer a razor that only works one day a week. :)
    I also am pretty sure the remaining 6 days of razors no longer work without this one... so I’m hoping their owner will read this and send them my way.
    Enjoy your shave!
  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Tonight's shave was with a fantastic, Solingen Made razor. I had a very smooth, 2 pass shave, that left me BBS. Zero issues. Just nice clean and smooth shaving.

    Razor- Otto Deutsch's Hans. Solingen Germany
    Brush- Omega 10098 Boar
    Soap- Arko/Sandalwood Scented
    Aftershave- Pinaud Clubman

  11. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Koraat 14 2.0

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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    Howdy Gentlemen,

    The holidays have kept me busy either eating or excercising to get over the over eating lol, so I haven’t posted much.

    The Filly 14 edge test is done, I got 63 shaves out of that edge, and like the Cape 1000 before it (58 shaves), it still shaved fairly well but it had just lost enough smoothness that I decided to re-edge it on a nice piece of jnat karasu. I was expecting a little more from it, but it’s interesting to note that both razors returned around 55 smooth shaves.

    The other interesting observation is that both razors lost their smoothness in just a few shaves, say 3-5 at the end of the ‘run’. Shave 45 wasn’t that much different from 25, but the difference in the last half dozen shaves was quite a lot. They stayed stable for a long stretch, but when they went, they went pretty quickly.

    So here the ol’ gal is, re-honed and super smooth. Soap was Martin de Candre fougere lathered with a Simpsons 57, and Thayers Rose Petal tonic finished it up. So maybe now I can post some different razors!

    Cheers, Steve
  13. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    C.V Heljestrand MK#30 Extra Hollow Ground Vintage 4/8
    Had a wonderful shave with this recently restored blade .She gave me a BBS Shave on her maiden voyage .
  14. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Taconic Pre and Aftershave Balm
    Poraso Azur Lime Cream
    Jayaruh # 311

    Another close 3 day shave by these razors, one more left to complete the set.

    Enjoy your evening gentlemen![​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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  15. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Figured I’d follow Mike’s lead and go with a smaller Heljestrand... the MK8. Slightly heavier grind, I’d call it about a 1/2 hollow. Made for a silent but fun shave.
    Enjoy your shave!
  16. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Wow, that is a lot of shaves. Did you use a pasted strop or just leather?
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  17. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Hayashi Diamond 8000 — 'Renewal' (floral fougére) soap and balm, Shaveworks custom silvertip brush.

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  18. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Lovely blade Kevin .I always enjoy seeing your H.Diamond with those gorgeous scales .I have a similar H.Diamond blade with black scales.She is one of my top Japanese performers .Takes a super keen and smooth edge which lasts a very long time .
    Merry Christmas
  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    A nice ERN made razor was used today. I had a great 2 pass shave, with minor touch-up, around the chin, that left me BBS. Zero issues. Just a very well made, and great performing blade.

    Razor- "Gong Razor", by ERN. Made in Germany.
    Brush- Omega 10098, boar.
    Soap- Arko/Sandalwood Scented
    Aftershave- Shulton Old Spice

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  20. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Riga Razor 6/8 half hollow

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