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Old 09-16-2018, 03:10 PM   #1
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Not a knife, but a razor...

I figured the "edge guys" would appreciate this. If not, it can be moved or deleted without hurting my feelings.

I'm a straight razor shaver and I had such a close shave with Hurricane Florence that I decided I needed a real close shave!

Today, my first full day back home after evacuating, I pulled out one of my finest, a J.A. Henckels TwinWorks No. 66, which was restored and re-scaled (handles) by a friend and lathered with an artisan shave soap "Pucker" by Oleo Soap Works. They also made the After Shave which made me pucker almost as much as the close call with Florence.

Two close shaves in a week!
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I have a razor from my Grandfather (born in Nebraska in 1880) on my Mother's side and I finally got the leather strap that hung on the wall of my Grandfather on my Dad's side. Maybe they should meet although at my age, I'm not sure I want to put that to my face. Bigdog, you have more courage than I......I'll stick with a safety razor for now.
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Yikes, that's a polished edge! I never learned how to do it, the ones I saw were cheaper and they used the spine to allow the edge to sit properly on the stone.

Did you watch the man who refurbished the razor? I'd like to pick his mind.
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Yikes, that's a polished edge! I never learned how to do it, the ones I saw were cheaper and they used the spine to allow the edge to sit properly on the stone.

Did you watch the man who refurbished the razor? I'd like to pick his mind.
No, I have a few and I have the stones.

Now we use high quality electrical tape on the spine to assure that we don't grind the spine and set and keep a correct angle for the edge every time. I use Naniwa synthetic stones to move from a bevel set at 1k to a finished edge via 3k, 8k, 12k...some guys got to 20k or use fancy Japanese or Belgian stones with slurry stones. I'm a novice!
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Hey, Dog.
I'm intrigued by straight razors, but don't know how to use one, and don't have anyone to show me how.

I've been out of town for a bit, and have been shaving with <gasp> the disposable style razors <shaking head>. It was like shaving with a @#$% rusty hacksaw blade! Today was my first day back with my double-edged razor, and it was like spreading warm butter. It was glorious.

I like Astra blades, but what really upped my game was a Feather handle. I use nothing but Saponifico Varesino shaving soaps with a silver-tipped badger hair brush.

Glad you're ok and back to enjoying the nicer things in life.
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some guys got to 20k or use fancy Japanese or Belgian stones with slurry stones.
Dig around in your pocket and I'll bet you'll find an example...
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Dig around in your pocket and I'll bet you'll find an example...
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It arrived!
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Smilin' It arrived!
Always good news to hear.
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Hey, Dog.
I'm intrigued by straight razors, but don't know how to use one, and don't have anyone to show me how.

I've been out of town for a bit, and have been shaving with <gasp> the disposable style razors <shaking head>. It was like shaving with a @#$% rusty hacksaw blade! Today was my first day back with my double-edged razor, and it was like spreading warm butter. It was glorious.

I like Astra blades, but what really upped my game was a Feather handle. I use nothing but Saponifico Varesino shaving soaps with a silver-tipped badger hair brush.

Glad you're ok and back to enjoying the nicer things in life.

great demo!

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