What Straight Razor Have You Honed Lately????

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Picked up this Kropp some time ago...finally getting around to putting an edge on it...
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  2. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    OOoooooooooo So jelly

    That is the only razor I am still looking for one,,,,, they shave under the jawline for me so smoothly

    SWEET !!!!
     
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  3. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Bent out of shape?


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  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Couldn’t agree more... they just shave so naturally around the neck. :eatdrink047:
     
  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Not at all, just a beautiful design.
     
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  6. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    No doubt that it is a quite special design, however isn’t it tricky to hone and strop?


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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    It is not as bad as it may look. A little roll to the stroke and the bevel stayed even. It was actually enjoyable to concentrate on the undercut.

    I like to use my thinner strops... those thin Dovo, less than 2” ones, work nicely.
     
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  8. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Today I honed this Griffon. Again, with my Naniwa stones.
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  9. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Ok, how about to shave with it? Seems like you only can use a part of the edge to shave with? Risk for cuts?


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  10. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Tom, have you tried a roo strop? They’re extremely thin and flexible. I have a 3” that cups slightly that’s great on smiling razors.
     
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  11. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I haven't really experienced any issues, but it is different. Like Glen said above, it works really well in the hollows of the neck... just seems to "fit."
    Now, if you are trying to get straight lines on your sideburns or around facial hair... that does get tricky :)
     
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I will check that out. I have an old SRD roo strop... will see how that does.
     
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  13. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Can imagine that!


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  14. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Tres Hombres, EDV Neiström Eskilstuna, Emil A Carlsson Eskilstuna, Rabinor Tagore Nobel Preis. Marked with “Diamant Stål” in Swedish means Diamond Steel. Quite fun razor, the envelope looks like a travel toothbrush...
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  15. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

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    New York
    Curly’s Ideal Frame Back.

    started with Norton fine India then progressed to Ark soft then Surgical Black. Got a nice edge after four layers of tape to knock out some nicks in the blade toward to the toe. Nice smooth edge. Little sucker hit me since the scales don’t hold the blade in place well. Guess it’s blooded to me now.
     
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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Have you tried tightening the scales??

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  17. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    This morning I honed and shaved with two razors: a Geo.Wostenholm and a New England Razor Company. Both are excellent shavers. Each got to take half the face and both sides are BSS.
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  18. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Witho
    Without a ball peen hammer, how would I go about that?
     
  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well, with a small Ball Peen Hammer. They can be found cheaply, and can make a PITA razor an enjoyable razor.

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  20. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    Honed these three last night. Paroso, Boker and Bengal. Naniwa progression.
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