What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Guilty as charged, one more smiling razor on deck for tomorrow.
     
  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    KABESO 3043
    Hefty, solid feel in hand. A little extra wear at the toe, but I can live with that.
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

  4. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    J.S. Holler
    Coates Lime SC
    Simpson Manchurian
    Gent's Gin

    Very nice one pass shave. I need to dig out a few razors I haven't used in awhile.
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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    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

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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    nice shave sir..
     
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  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool..
     
  8. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Wade &Butcher
    Jayaruh #311 Boar Brush
    True Gentleman Preshave Oil
    Barrister and Mann Roam Shaving Soap
    John Varvatos Artesian Aftershave Balm

    Enjoy your evening gentlemen![​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
  9. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    15/16” Kropp
    Sort of unique in that there is no reference to England. Just “ Made in Germany”
    Wonderful edge
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    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
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  10. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Mike Martinez 8/8 with a smile :)

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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Cold Water Rinse
    Vintage Life Licorice
    Jayaruh #273 Synthetic
    Luxor Pro Master
    Gillette Silver Blue
    CWR
    Florida Water

    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...
     
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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  13. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    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”.
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  14. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Nice job Randy.
    I hate it when nice stuff gets buggered up.
     
  15. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Engstrom frameback
    Tabac
    homemade badger
    Tabac AS

    I like framebacks but haven't indulged myself much but I do have a few. Nice shave today. Have a good one.
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  16. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    Gracias amigo. Fortunately it ended up “no harm, no foul” on this one.
     
  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    cool shave sir..
     
  18. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    Two Pass Shaving Routine..:cool:

    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..:D

    I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..:happy108:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    The last in my smiling theme as I leave tonight for my annual pilgrimage to the motherland. Silverloaf 8/8 western grind kami

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  20. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Used the w&b 6/8 full wedge
    Proraso green cream
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