Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by lindyhopper66, Nov 30, 2013.
Guilty as charged, one more smiling razor on deck for tomorrow.
Hefty, solid feel in hand. A little extra wear at the toe, but I can live with that.
Enjoy your shave.
Coates Lime SC
Very nice one pass shave. I need to dig out a few razors I haven't used in awhile.
Todays shave was with a newly acquired and honed razor. I had a very smooth 2 pass shave, that left me BBS. The Japanese Stones I am now using are doing a great job.
Razor- Tupper-Spiegel & Co., Duluth Minn.
Brush- Razorock 400, WD High Mountain Badger.
Soap- TOBS Cedarwood.
Aftershave- Vintage Avon Spicy
nice shave sir..
Jayaruh #311 Boar Brush
True Gentleman Preshave Oil
Barrister and Mann Roam Shaving Soap
John Varvatos Artesian Aftershave Balm
Enjoy your evening gentlemen!
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Sort of unique in that there is no reference to England. Just “ Made in Germany”
Enjoy your shave.
Mike Martinez 8/8 with a smile
Saturday Straights' Shave
Cold Water Rinse
Vintage Life Licorice
Jayaruh #273 Synthetic
Luxor Pro Master
Gillette Silver Blue
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Vintage Life Licorice Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #273 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Luxor Pro Master razor with a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Shave #6 with the Filly 14 Sub Cero user, soap was the sublime Martin de Candre fougere lathered with a Keyhole 3, and a splash of Myrsol AB finished up a no-stubble, no-sting BDBS shave.
I had custom scales put on a Bismarck, but the finish started turning to a matte finish over time. I posted a pic of the razor online, and the guy who made the scales noticed this and generously offered to refinish them at no cost. In the process of rescaling the razor, though, the bade became chipped, blunted, and virtually unusable. He offered to send it off to have it sharpened, but I decided to take a crack at it myself. The chips were bad enough that I used a 220 Norton to take them out, and then set the bevel at 1000. Took my time (i.e. anal retentive overkill) on the Norton 4000 and 8000, finishing up on the Naniwa 12000, and then 50 strops on leather. The result was one of the thinnest, straightest bevels I’ve got, which then produced one of the smoothest, closest straight shaves I can recall. Granted, other than the dullness and chips, there was nothing particularly wonky about the blade, but I’m still extremely pleased and proud of the final result after basically starting over with this blade at “ground zero”.
Nice job Randy.
I hate it when nice stuff gets buggered up.
I like framebacks but haven't indulged myself much but I do have a few. Nice shave today. Have a good one.
Gracias amigo. Fortunately it ended up “no harm, no foul” on this one.
cool shave sir..
Two Pass Shaving Routine..
Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
NOS F.W. Engels Leader Solingen Fulll Hollow 13/16th ( Freshly Honed )
Fitchrd Pure Badger
Valobra Tallow Soap
Humphreys Witch Hazel
I Just had a Maiden Shave This Morning with My Newly Acquired NOS F.W Engels Solingen 13/16th..An Impeccable Factory Grind this SR & Lovely Shaver..A Very Keen Edge & Super Smooth on the Skin..A Top Shelf Shaver...Its a Keeper for Sure..
I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..
The last in my smiling theme as I leave tonight for my annual pilgrimage to the motherland. Silverloaf 8/8 western grind kami
Used the w&b 6/8 full wedge
Proraso green cream
Simpson’s wee scot
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