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Shaving with straight razors

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by crazyengineer, May 2, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    Fenwick1993

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    Dude, that's awesome!! I wonder how old they are!
     
  2. Jul 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    that dovo looks great, the green scaled one that you have wold probably benefit from a coat of mineral oil to help stop the rust....actually all of them would couple probably use a light coat of oil.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    No clue . Grand parents lived in that house for around 70years though . They were in the basement in a filing cabinet .
    Ya my old man took one look and said ill never use those you take them . Ok don't have to tell me twice :D
    Ya I going to try and clean them up . And start reading up on how to use them . Either that or just add them to my collection of old razors .
     
  4. Jul 23, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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    The one with the rust on it....

    Keep it away from the other blades. Rusting where the blade was in close contact with the scales is a sign of cel rot, which happens when celluloid scales offgas corrosive materials that attack the blade.

    If the edge is salvageable, then the corrosion can be cleaned up and the blade mounted into a new set of scales.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    http://www.badgerandblade.com

    Some of these guys will shave with anything....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwTFYE_FELk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B1y3Fr8FVQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVHjxRwr_Yk
     
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    Holy crap... I won't be letting even a damascus blade shave my head. If I can't see it in the mirror I'd likely chop half my skull off.

    The only time I've experienced a straight razor is a few weeks ago when I asked for a 'buzz' at a local barbershop and got more than I bargained for. Didn't even realize it was happening until the lady had the back of my head in lather, whipped out a razor and had at it... Deer in the headlights you might say. lol

    When I have a bit of extra cash I'll come back to this thread and get myself some quality gear. Thanks for the info!
     
  8. Jul 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    I've done quite a few headshaves with the straight, but it's tough getting in above my ears, so I normally use the Fusion on my head.
    I reserve the straight headshaves for Sunday night after my Friday off when I haven't shaved since Wednesday night. The Fusion clogs too much with that much growth, so I mow down the bulk of it with the Wacker and clean up around my ears with the Fusion.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 24, 2013 at 4:49 AM
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    I will recommend straightrazorplace.com over badger and blade, badger and blade seemed to be more focused on safety razor when I was on there, there are plenty of vendors on both sites that can hone or rescale those straight razors for you. For a reasonable price too, I recommend mainaman on SRP, I've had some work done by him and have been very pleased...I'll post pics when I can
     
  10. Jul 24, 2013 at 4:56 AM
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    Here they are

    I will post a wade and butcher he did for me when I get off work

     
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    a Late Christmas present to myself. only used it to trim up the beard as of now but I'm going to start practicing more as I get more comfortable with the stropping. I was pretty nervous when I first touched it to my face and went to work haha, but so far no damage so that's a plus!
     
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