What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Argo Steel was just the proprietary steel Engels made with their Formula and Tempering techniques. A lot of Manufacturers in the day had their own foundries. Argo steel had a formulation that they thought produced a blade that would have good edge retention. Wester Bros steel was called Manganese steel which contained a higher amount of manganese which helped with edge retention.
    Back in the day their were hundreds of foundries in Germany.I think their is only one or two Today.A lot of Manufacturers had their own foundries and proprietary processes back in the day.Its one of the reasons I like Vintage Blades for their unique steels and manufacturing processes.
    Regards Mike
     
  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Thank you, for the explanation. I like the history behind these razors. I like Vintage Razors for their history and character. You can get a fabulous looking $30 razor, that is 100+ years old, and the quality is better, in my opinion, than most modern blades produced today. The modern razors are crazy expensive too. . There are exceptions though, but not for the price.

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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Tonight's shave was with an Oldie, but Goodie, from Germany. I had a super smooth 2 pass shave, that left me BDBS. Zero issues, from this work of art.

    Razor- F.W.Engels "Special". Solingen Germany
    Brush- B400, by Tom(@twhite ). Omega Boar knot. It just feels right, in every way.
    Soap- "More For You". Turkish Soap. Like ARKO, but better
    Aftershave- Vintage Avon Spicy. Hitching Post Decanter

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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Koken Barber Supply Co.
    Army and Navy razor
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    Thought the Army and Navy razor needed a Resolute soap. :)
    Enjoy your shave.
    Tom
     
  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very nice sir..cool razor..
     
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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary... tough for me to pass up a nice Navy razor. :happy088:
     
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  8. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

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    Michael Waterhouse Custom Smiler FBU
    Strop Martin J. Rubin 4601 New York
    Semogue TSN LE Boar
    Tabac Soap
    Tabac Aftershave Balm
    Aramis Tabacco Reserve Edp
     
  9. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    11/16 Theo Kochs Marcella
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    This is yet another in my collection where the 200k diamond has turned the edge into "near shavette". All I did last night was 12 lap on chromium oxide pasted suede paddle strop, 60 diamond pasted balsa, 25 linen, 50 horse. I am still amazed at how this paste changes the edge. :)
     
  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Just out of curiosity. How are you able to own a rifle, in the UK??

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  11. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    I'm 60 owned firearms since I was 16 and shotguns, you would be surprised how many people in the UK own rifles and shotguns, yes it's difficult to get a license and you need a solid reason for owning one, and if you use it for hunting, then the landowners permission is needed, plus all your medical records and Police records will be looked at, in fact, they will go through it with fine-tooth comb, If you have a history of depression or you take antidepressants you will never get a license, if you have a violence on your record or ant-social behaviour then you have no chance, plus they will make checks of your premises and you must have the correct gun or rifle safe including ammo safe, plus you will only be able to own x amount of ammo, I have never found this to be a problem, I use mine for hunting.
     
  12. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Gentlemen, very cool razors.
     
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  13. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Pretty much the same here in Canada.
     
  14. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Keith.:)
     
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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    I own all sorts of toys, that go bang. I also have a lot of ammo. Most in the safe, but many throughout the house, and one always with me, 24/7, when I leave the house. I don't have "Big Brother Nanny State" looking into my house, and my business. I like it that way.

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  16. Steveclarkus

    Steveclarkus Well-Known Member

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    4/8 Puma - outstanding razor
     
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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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    Big to little, kamisori today with an edge a little under 2” long. Affectionately called ‘terror sticks’ by their fans, they’re great for getting into tight places and can do the whole job very well. This one takes a fine edge. It’s a restore, sent to me with heavy wear. I wrapped sandpaper around a water bottle to re-form the omote (the soft iron side that was badly worn). It took 4 layers of electrical tape on the omote to keep the bevel at a reasonable width.

    Soap was MdC agrumes and a splash of l’OP Cedrat finished up a dolphin smooth shave.
     
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  18. Steveclarkus

    Steveclarkus Well-Known Member

    Scary!
     
  19. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    You used to say the same about shavettes. :)
     
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  20. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    6/8 MODOSO

    Had a great shave with this Solingen blade.Removed two days of growth in no time.
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