What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Saturday Straights' Shave

    Cold Water Wash
    Proraso Sandalwood
    Jayaruh #353
    Weck Sextoblade Med
    Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm

    My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Proraso Sandalwood Shave Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #353 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the Un Named Shavette razor with a Stainless 77 blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

    I got this razor from Flori, a fellow shaver in Albania. Read about it here:
  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    Joseph Rodgers 13/16 that I honed yesterday, soap was MdC fougere lathered with a TOBS silvertip. A splash of Myrsol Agua Balsamica complimented the fougere nicely. The razor shaves like a dream, a ‘whisker squeegee’.

    Cheers, Steve
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  3. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    5/8 Russian
    homemade brush with a 26mm Hawk fan synthetic
    Myrsol Balsamica

    It'd be hard to get a nicer shave. I think my black arkie is finally there. Have a good one.
  4. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I've been anxious to post this one. This is today's shave with both the brush today on the left and the one from yesterday on the right. They are special gifts from a member on another site. The soap is a great PIF from shave/brush. My wife loves the sent, and the performance is excellent, so it will be a regular for me. The razor is from Glen at Gemstar. It is my second razor and the first that is professionally honed. I am absolutely hooked on Straights. I had an excellent shave without nicks. [​IMG]

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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Great shave! Beautiful razor. Congrats.
  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Star-Raito Staraet 55
    Box, paper, minimal wear... don’t think it had seen much mileage. Only used it a few times and very enjoyable.
    Enjoy your shave.
  7. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Nice Japanese razor. I really like the tip.
  8. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    I love the TI's.
  9. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Rasoir Sabre Snakewood Scales
    Jayaruh # 274 Boar Brush
    Barrister and Mann Adiago Shaving Soap
    Taconic Pre and Aftershave Balm

    A great way to begin my date night with my wife , having a fabulous shave ![​IMG]

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  10. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Is that a 45? I haven't seen one in years. The last record player I owned was more than ten years ago.

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  11. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    No, Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap

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  12. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Oh, that's embarrassing. I guess I need to look closer at the picture.... ha ha ha. I have heard great things about Barrister and Mann, but have yet to try it. I need to get through some soaps first.

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  13. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    5/8 + Japanese Frameback Towa Gen Takahashi Toroku

    Had a super close shave with this piece of Japanese Shaving history .Wonderful steel that took a very smooth and keen edge .
    Was inspired by Test Depth's Japanese Frameback post earlier in the week .
  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I Really find the shape appealing.
    The heel is somewhat interesting. I can’t see anything on this razor that would lead me to think it isn’t factory, but I have seen this 55 model both like this and with a full heel.

    The Japanese frameback is such a nice shaver... Nice razor Mike!
    I also love that you can normally find them for a deal. Mine was a whopping $8 - though I don’t know who made mine :).
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  15. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Prices of Japanese Razors including Framebacks are kind of going crazy right now .
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  16. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    History. That is one of the biggest draws to straight razor shaving. Beautiful razor.

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  17. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

  18. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Atlas 6/8 near wedge

    I pick this JWest up cheap and failed on the first honing. Second time was a charm now it is a silent whisker ninja.

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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    A couple of years ago, they could hardly give them away. I have a few, and they are usually pretty good shavers.
  20. fredyx

    fredyx Well-Known Member

    Dovo Astrale 5/8[​IMG]

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