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  1. joeyboy

    joeyboy Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    That's good. I'm just now starting to get in to after shaves.
     
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    The only other one I recommend is Proraso traditional: Witch Hazel, Eucalyptus, and Menthol. Cools down the shaved skin and closes the pores with Witch Hazel.

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    I am liking the skin food. Menthol doesn't agree with me.
     
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    Those folks really know their Bay Rum products!

    Rocking a puck of their Bay Rum and Orange soap at the moment.

    Great way to wake up your nose in the morning!
     
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    So glad to see this thread revived!

    I had probably the best SE shave of my life on Wednesday... I’ve finally figured out how to consistently get a perfect lather (only been wet shaving for a couple years), strop properly, and get all my blade angles down.
    Might be time upgrade from my modded Gold Dollar!

    I’m not much for aftershaves especially after my brother-in-law gave me an alum block. I work in hot kitchens so no razor burn when I sweat and no scent is perfect.



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    for me, Witch Hazel has always been a constant along with an Alum Block. I like both, but Witch Hazel does close up the pores faster than Alum. Alum stops weepers faster, but is limited. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Got this the other day, Barrister and Mann. Love it. I ordered the splash today.
     
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    I missed hank


    I BAM
     
  9. Zamazam

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    yea , me too.....
     
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    Got the Rockwell Stainless 6S. will try the settings. Gonna be fiun!
     
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    I don't shave but that Witch Hazel is amazing stuff!
     
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    Anyone hone their straight razors? I’m considering getting some lapping film and a piece of glass with some rubber feet so I can hone my own


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    Better off buying a 10,000 grit Japanese Water Stone. That will put a perfect hone on the blade, followed up with some stropping on a canvas belt and then smooth leather. I have one of the stones, they are worth the money.

    When you get to that fine grit, no pressure on the blade, just the weight of the blade skimming the surface as if you are trying to gently make a super thin slice of stone.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, Zam!


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    You are welcome. Since I got seriously into straight razors, I've had to up my honing capability. My Kitchen knives are scary sharp now, like they need to be.
     
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    I’ve got a VERY vintage Seneca Razor & MFG Co (company started in 1908) made in Geneva, NY that I’m intent on making useable.
    I live about an hour away and was interested to find out that Geneva supplied the majority of the US with straight razors in the first quarter of the 20th century. A little piece of local history in my hands. Gotta love it.


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    And you get a firm three thumbs up from me!
     
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    I’ll make sure to post pics once it’s done. It’ll be a while though!


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    Ok, the Rockwell 6S in Stainless Steel: plates 1,2,3 are super mild, perfect for someone transitioning from multi blade cartridges. #3 is equivalent to the Feather Razor in mildness. I used plate 4 for a while then moved to plate 5, it's pretty close to the Merkur 37C. Plate 6 is an aggressive shave, good when you have a weeks worth of growth. I did single passes and 2 pass shaves, never got razor burn. My preshave routing consists of washing my face with soap, applying Proraso Sensitive Skin Preshave and then massaging it in for a minute. it softens the whiskers and makes them stand up. Preshave oil does the same thing, but the Proraso Preshave rinses clean with no oils left over. For shave soap I used Cella. Love that Almond smell. After shave was Speik with Witch Hazel, or Ogalla Bay Rum.

    What I like about the Razor is that it's Stainless Steel, American Made (USA!), and comes with all the bottom plates with different blade angles. I used Feather blades in it for my daily shaves and have come to like the longer handle and weight of the razor. At roughly half the cost of the Feather Stainless steel razor, it's a good value since it will outlast you.

    I tend to like 3 piece razors because they have such a solid blade lockup. The only exception is my Gillette Imperial Adjustable. That was my first razor and it still gives a super consistent shave despite being over 45 years old.
     
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    Love my 6s. I used to use plate 4 then 2 but changed to plate 4 for two passes. Great shave, better than DFS and not quite BBS. Pretty close to BBS if I stretch the skin some, which i just started doing on occasion.
     
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    Merry Christmas, gents! Hope you all have a had a great day so far.
    Anyone receive any shave related gifts? My brother gifted me a Mercury 39C slant! Fantastic build quality. I just have ‘er a spin and I’m having a little difficulty... I think the weight of it is preventing me from getting any feedback. This is also making it harder to gauge the correct angle. Anyone have any insight here?
    My Phoenix slant’s angle is almost parallel so this one is proving a bit more difficult.


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    Looks NICE!
     
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    you won't get blade feedback because the blade is twisted and under pressure. use a very light touch and increase the angle of attack. I have one myself. It can be really aggressive.
     
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    That looks like a early 1900's razor, I've seen them on ebay with ivory handles.
     
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    Does it still have an edge? if not it will need to have a new bevel set on a 1000 grit water stone followed by a 3000/4000 then 8000 grit.
     
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    Might not be the same one; the Beluga has a pivoting head... (non-spring loaded, bolt down I think)
    This is a new company. I think this pre-order is the very first edition ever. It got it's start from a KickStarter campaign.

    Here's a review where I found out about it...

    As you prepare to apply your Barbasol and your hair pomade while whistling a bit of Benny Goodman, what razor to do you reach for? Do you grab a seven-bladed monstrosity, cast in bright orange plastic and chrome and made to last three shaves? No. You reach for a single blade beauty, a razor that can shave four star generals and the common Joe with equal aplomb. You’re going to reach for a Beluga.

    Or at least that’s what Zac Wertz of Cincinnati, Ohio is hoping. Wertz has founded Beluga Shaving Inc., a company that makes handmade razors that use the ultra-simple, double-edged blades made famous by your grandpa who didn’t take any guff and was happy to dry shave with a broken beer bottle if he had to. Unlike most single-blade razors, however, this model has a pivoting head and special guards to ensure you get a close but not bloody shave.

    I meant just read this stuff:
    With the Beluga Razor we designed our handle to be a little bit larger and longer than usual to provide a nice and relaxing shave, but still retain the versatility to use multiple hand positions with ease and greater comfort. The handle material that was carefully selected is Linen Micarta. Linen Micarta is a premium plastic used by many premium knife handle makers because it is extremely durable and actually creates a better grip when wet. Known as the “Cadillac of Plastics”, the feel of this handle is truly unique, and just like the razor, it must be used to truly appreciate. The feel is warm and organic, and overtime it will even darken with age to represent the generations of use you will get out of it. Each colored batch of Micarta is unique and will vary overtime, making your razor truly unique. The handle colors available are tuxedo black, hunter green, and maroon.

    Hipster shaving heaven!

    To be clear there is absolutely nothing high-tech about this thing. It is more of a design project. But as someone who has tried a number of razor solutions, including Dollar Shave Club disposables and even some ultra-primitive single-blade solutions, I can see this thing filling a definite need. There are those of us out there who believe the old ways are best and if we can save a little green and feel like Hemingway after a five-day drunk while we rinse off our razors, more power too us. It’s important to save resources and, as smooth as those 10 blade monster razors seem to be, I think the smoothest shave still comes from a blade, a handle, and a hand steadied by a belt of whiskey and a little bit of barbiturate. :)


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    That looks like the original sales/shipping receipt to me... the packing list.
    Are you sure it has no antique value???

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    Looks okay but eh, that pivoting head turns me off. Would jack my face up with that with a feather in it
     
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    Thanks for the tips regarding my new Merkur. Very helpful!

    Believe it or not it does still have an edge! I was absolutely shocked. Not shave ready, but I can tell that it’s close.


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    You misunderstood. Pivoting = adjustable.
     
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    Then 10 strokes on the 4000, then 20 on the 8000, followed by [email protected] and a good 20 trip stropping
     
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    I got a custom Gregory Kamisori straight razor. This thing is just magnificent, no pressure on the the stroke, the ultrasharp blade does the work. My first Japanese straight razor, it's a keeper. Takes a bit to get accustomed to in comparison to razors with scales you can adjust for weight/angle.

    It is by far the best shave I have had with a straight razor, even better than the Damascus steel Ivory Handled (scales) one that my Grandpa gave me. I've got that one honed and stropped as sharp as I can get it, and the Kamisori still beats it for sharpness.
     
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    more to come on this review.....
     

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