What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    Quite a mismatch today, using a Gold Monkey to test an edge off an Aiiwatani kiita that I use mostly as a knife finisher. The edge shaved fine but wasn’t quite as smooth as some other stones make, though maybe some clear water strokes may perk that edge up a bit. Cream was vintage AdP Colonia lathered with a Keyhole 3, and a splash of Myrsol Limon took care of the AS duties. A spritz of Colonia EdT finished up.
  2. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Omega banded boar

    Just like downtown, great shave this morning.
  3. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Iberia from Barcelona, Spain, 8/8. They were first made in the 1930's. I have seen very few online as opposed to Filarmonicas or even Palmera, though, so pretty rare. Made by the factory of Jose Bassat Jerusalmi, who was born in Bulgaria.
  4. Montalvani

    Montalvani Well-Known Member

    Thank you

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  5. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Two Pass Shaving Routine..:cool:

    Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
    Dubi Duck Solingen Full Hollow 13/16th
    Fitchard Pure Badge
    Valobra Tallow Soap
    Humphreys Witch Hazel

    I Had a Wonderful Shave Today with My Dubi Duck Solingen 13/16th..Its a Very Beautiful Shaver..Sharp & Uber Smooth..My Skin is as Polished as a Pair of Guardsman's Drill Boots..Shiny & Shiny..Think My Next Shave will be with My Other Dubi Duck Square Point..:D

    I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..:kar:

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
  6. joamo

    joamo Well-Known Member

    A singing shave today.
    A Bonita with a strong tenor voice accompanied by Concertina Kitty.
    A freshly restored Rubberset 203 with a white synthetic knot
    Pinaud Lilac Vegetal, as suggested by the cat.

  7. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member


    Michael Waterhouse Custom FBU Smiler
    Strop Martin J. Rubin 4601 New York
    Muhle Fibre Silvertip XL
    Boellis Panama 1924
    Tom Ford Noir Balm
    Tom Ford Noir Edp
  8. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    No pic but my first day on vacation I took off 48 hours of growth with a Parker shavette. I am alternating between the Parker and a Karve OC F plate on vacation. Missing my straight for sure.
  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Shave #15 on the blue user-grade Filly 14 Sub Cero, still feels freshly honed. Soap was Martin de Candre rose lathered with a Keyhole 4 and a splash of Harris Pink finished things up. I am a smooth operator today.
  10. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    I always look forward to shaving with this W&B. Consistently smooth, close, enjoyable shaves. Today was no different. :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    T&H Ultimate Comfort PSO
    Mystic Water Brown Windsor
    Savile Row 3824
    W&B 6/8
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel

    W&B 6:8 TH MWBW SR TWHR.jpeg

    Happy shaving - Karl
  11. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    Yesterday’s selections that gave perfect results A9977E4A-81EF-4419-BF2D-6054C32BB800.jpeg
  12. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    6/8 Cape 800
    Had a wonderful shave with this Japanese blade. The finely ground Swedish steel removed whiskers with little effort. 0_rps20190714_153747_933.jpg
  13. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Japanese ground Swedish steel is hard to beat.
  14. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member


    Korrat 14
    Strop Martin J. Rubin 4601 New York
    Muhle Fibre Silvertip XL
    SV Tundra Artica
    SV Tundra Artica Aftershave Balm
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver Edp
  15. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Second day using a German made/M. Jung imported razor. The razor was prepared by a film progression followed by diamond pasted balsa.
    m. jung.jpg
  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well, how was it??

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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    Gen 1 Filly 14 user grade, foolin’ around on the hones last night and think the heel needs a tiny bit more love as I could feel it cutting when using the heel to trim around the goatee. Otherwise, it’s a velvet squeegee. Soap was Cibe Uomo lavender, aka Razorock King Louis Lavender, lathered with a Simpsons 57. A splash of Myrsol AB finished up.
  18. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Yes, sir, it was the same as the day before. :) I'm using it again tomorrow.
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  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Griffon Cutlery “Antelope” 32
    Enjoy your shave.
  20. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Third day using the M. Jung made in Germany. Last night I did a series of chromium oxide on suede followed by diamond pasted balsa. Part of my shaving process is to hand strop between passes. Perhaps this clears the edge of hair and lather to make the edge perform better. I will say that it is now possible for me to get as quality of a shave as with a manufactured blade although it takes longer.

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