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Mr.Magnus
05-17-2013, 05:07 PM
This was still missing, so I thought i would start a new thread here. Post your Shave of the day with or without picture, name the gear and a few words about how it went .

Mr.Magnus
05-17-2013, 05:09 PM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Heljestrand MK30 TShell
Brush: Vintage mini Plisson Badger
Cream: T&H Grafton
AS: Clubman

Today i went with my smalest razor and brush :) it was fun. i did 3 passes, didnt think this little brush could hold that amount of lather but sure did. and result is clean as a whistel.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/mk30a_zps93d1b92e.jpg

mainaman
05-17-2013, 05:22 PM
TI - La Rose 6/8" 1/4 hollow
Edwin Jagger 7/8" 1/2-1/4 hollow
Mitchell's Wool Fat
Omega boar
AS Proraso
BBS

Jim
05-17-2013, 05:42 PM
I am doing a soap fidelity since October 8th with AOS sandalwood. Today I used a Rudy Vey Keyhole brush, Feather Blade in a vintage slant. Saint Lucia Bay rum aftershave and Floris #127 EDT.

I found a photo for color...

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=6976 (http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=6976)

GlassEye
05-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Filarmonica Doble Temple 13
Omega Boar
Tabac soap

This almost never changes.

Mr.Magnus
05-18-2013, 11:21 AM
Razor: Kropp 7/8 custom ebony scale
Brush: Kent BK8
Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

and result is clean as a whistel :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/kropp_zps6ab6b039.jpg

mainaman
05-18-2013, 11:31 AM
Hanasama Kamisori
Custom Silver tip
Cella
Old Spice

Mr.Magnus
05-19-2013, 02:10 PM
Prep: Hot Towel
Razor: Filarmonica 14 SubCero
Brush: Vintage tall French Badger
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Penhaligon's Endymion

This weekend has been full of shaves, 3 days in a row. I have been experimenting with my Nakayama Kiita Kan lvl5 as a finish and now found a method to stick with. :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/subz_zps2b69c9cc.jpg

Reede
05-19-2013, 04:48 PM
Started with a hot shower, then it was:
Brush: B & B Kent 2009 Butterscotch
Razor: BRW Long Slim BullMastiff in Bronze
Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat

Mr.Magnus
05-21-2013, 11:58 AM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Heljestrand MK4
Brush: NF Tubby 1
Soap: La Troja
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Armani Diamonds For Men

Today's Shave was Very relaxing, i did two passes WTG,ATG. I had my green coticule finnish on the MK4 and was very pleased with everything, also trail run with the La Troja soap and it was outstanding, great lather and MUCH. i was suprised it was so good. and i like the scent aswell, not so powerful and just perfect. putting this soap to my rotation for sure.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/mk4_zpscf160fd4.jpg

SpikeC
05-21-2013, 03:47 PM
Wade & Butcher Special stropped on a Howard #255
Omega Pura Setola
lefty's soap (Brooklyn to London?) in a stone ware bowl
Calvin Klein Obsession

LegalBeagle
05-22-2013, 07:48 AM
And the great shaves just keep on coming...


http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad87/bruhling2/Shave%20of%20the%20Day/AkatombowBampW_zps30477bb5.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/bruhling2/media/Shave%20of%20the%20Day/AkatombowBampW_zps30477bb5.jpg.html)

Mr.Magnus
05-23-2013, 02:33 PM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Erik Anton Berg FauxFrameback 11/16+
Brush: Simpson Tulip 3 Manchurian Badger
Soap: RazoRock Classic
ASB: D&G One
EDT: JPG

New brush,razor and soap. everything was just perfect! and honing a razor without stabilizers is a true Joy :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00436_zps80647cb3.jpg

Shave tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6bjqdll7DI

cgul629
05-24-2013, 09:37 AM
Ok, I'll play along...

Prep: Shower
Razor: A. Eberhardt Wesibaden 5/8
Brush: Omega Boar
Soap: Brooklyn to London - Aveiro
ASB: Clubman

Was traveling this week so this was my first straight razor shave in several days. The brush and soap are from Lefty's Sharp and Shiny Shop and they seem to be made for each other as the lather always turns out great.

By the way - very nice razors (and photos) Mr. Magnus

Mr.Magnus
05-26-2013, 09:50 AM
Thanks Cgul... would love to see more pictures by others :)


Prep: Hot Towel
Razor: Heljestrand MK6 squerpoint with mk32 ivory scales.
Brush: Vintage Sterling handle from 1899 with best badger knot 16mm
Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood
EDT: Lancome Hypnose

MK6 is one of my best shavers period!. :-)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03262_zps976e5380.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03288_zps1407b820.jpg

Mr.Magnus
05-27-2013, 01:42 PM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Towa
Brush: M&F XL2
Cream: Geo F. Trumper Almond
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Rochas Man

Cheers to Michiel for putting on a super edge on this razor wow best edge i tryd :)...
And a picture of Karl the woodpecker (yeah i did name him :)) He never fails to wake me up on the mornings lol.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00463_zps777c7d73.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/karl_zpscad8f9ff.jpg

Mr.Magnus
05-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Bengall Cast Steel Custom scale Horn with stone wedge
Brush: Custom Skull 26mm Finest Extra 2band badger :)
Soap: Lefty's Brooklyn to London hard soap
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Armani Code

Made a New brush today that i think looks very funny :). To my surprise it was actually very comfortable to hold.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00497_zps15229649.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/Doumlskallen_zps50f69c84.jpg

Mr.Magnus
06-01-2013, 12:49 PM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Heljestrand MK30 Tshell
Brush: M&F Blond Badger l2
Soap: RazoRock Classic
ASB: TOBS Sandalwood
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

Very nice Shave, 3 passes and super smooth.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00535_zpscaa20617.jpg

Duckfat
06-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Anyone that hasn't seen "Searching for Sugarman" and has any interest in music or the ultimate underdog story should try to watch the movie. It's on HBO currently.
I was shocked and amazed to find Rodriguez is from the Motor City.

Dave





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6bjqdll7DI[/video][/CENTER]

markenki
06-02-2013, 10:11 PM
Prep: hot shower, Stephan cream
Razor: Edwin Jagger DE 89L, with Derby blade
Brush: New Forest 1901
Bowl: Seagrove to London KKF 4 of 10, by Tom Gray
Cream: TOBS Lavender
ASB: Floid Blue, preceded by generic witch hazel

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h110/markenki/SOTD/IMG_0609_zps004b400e.jpg

Lefty
06-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Nice, diverse line-up, Mark!

markenki
06-02-2013, 11:03 PM
Thanks, Tom. Recognize the bowl? :)

tk59
06-03-2013, 12:16 AM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Filarmonica Especial 13 finished on Ozuku followed by a couple of swipes on clean leather bench strop from Maksim :thumbsup:
Brush: Parker Badger
Cream: TOBS Lavender
ASB: Kroger skin lotion with a little water
Best shave I've had in weeks. First pass was very smooth and close except for a couple of spots I missed. Second pass, was as close to perfect as I get. I'd post a pic but I don't generally buy pretty razors, nor do I do more than the minimum restoration work needed to make them useable. I also use a short water glass to lather up. Works for me.:dontknow:

Mr.Magnus
06-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Puma 22
Brush: Neep Tall Zebra Extra silvertip deepmount
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: Bulldog
AS: JPG

New lovely brush and Mikaels Puma razor. Exelent razor with very good edge Cheers. BBS

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00549_zps01aff17d.jpg

Mr.Magnus
06-08-2013, 09:12 AM
Prep: Hot Shower
Razor: Heljestrand MK31
Brush: Simpson Tulip 3 Manchurian
Soap: TOBS Sandalwood
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor

Good smooth shave.


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03261_zps843398d9.jpg

Igasho
06-08-2013, 10:13 AM
From last night but all the same
Prep: Hot Wet Towel
Razor: Super speed / Gillette blue
Brush: Rooney 3/1
Soap: Geo Trumper GFT
AS: No AS just Coral Skin Food

http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/736x/3c/6c/4e/3c6c4ed082db7ebd7f8af6869798894a.jpg

Mr.Magnus
06-17-2013, 08:05 AM
Razor: KROPP 7/8 UkRob Custom Ebony scale
Brush: Neep Inverse Tulip Stone 26mm Extra Silvertip
Scuttle: Dirty Bird Orginal Scuttle Web-Ridges.
Cream: RazoRock Classic
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Armani Code

Todays shave was fantastic, i had bad luck with my first tulip brush from Rob, it had a flaw in the stone so it cracked, today i got a new one and a extra brush (lionhead) for free, cheers Rob. i also got my new scuttle from dirty bird so i had to try it out. it held the lather nice and warm under the whole shave wow, and it matches this new tulip brush pretty good :). overall it was a super nice 2 pass shave today.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00683_zpse9aef859.jpg

Dream Burls
06-17-2013, 08:40 AM
As a brush user, I was wondering how you all clean your brushes after use and for longer term maintenance. I understand that you should not use hot water to rinse as it could impact on the knot's glue. I've also heard that it's beneficial to soak your brush in baby shampoo every so often. Anyone have any tips on brush care you care to share.? Thanks.

Mr.Magnus
06-17-2013, 10:06 AM
As a brush user, I was wondering how you all clean your brushes after use and for longer term maintenance. I understand that you should not use hot water to rinse as it could impact on the knot's glue. I've also heard that it's beneficial to soak your brush in baby shampoo every so often. Anyone have any tips on brush care you care to share.? Thanks.

what i do when im done using a brush is cleaning the brush with perfume free soap/shampoo and then flick it a few times and then swirl the brush in a towel then hang it upside down for 24h til its dry.

Lefty
06-17-2013, 10:53 AM
I clean mine with shaving soap....

Mr.Magnus
06-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Razor: Wade&Butcher For Barber Use, Wedge 15/16
Brush: M&F XL2
Scuttle: Dirty Bird Orginal Scuttle Web-Ridges.
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: TOBS Mr.Taylor

1 pass ATG, BBS!

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00697_zps982a0996.jpg

keithsaltydog
06-23-2013, 02:36 AM
I am courious about % of men who use Straight Razors,I would think it would be very small select group.Yet modern straight razors are still produced so there is a demand.

I was wondering because since using DE blades,find they are ready avalible fr. many diff. countries.I am amazed how cheap they are when you buy in bulk.Do more people in third world countries still use DE blades?

Mr.Magnus
06-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Razor: Dubl Duck Wonderedge
Brush: Simpson Tulip 3
Cream: TOBS Mr.Taylor
ASB: TOBS Mr.Taylor


2 passes ATG,WTG BBS! Love this new razor.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00738_zpsb9bb0970.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-02-2013, 03:26 PM
Razor: Filarmonica 14 Subcero
Brush: Neep Tall Zebra deepmount Extra silvertip
Cream: La toja Stick
ASB: Bulldog

2 passes supers smooth shave with Ozuku Asagi edge.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00764_zps448ca117.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-05-2013, 10:41 AM
Razor: Max Sprecher 8/8
Brush: M&F XL2
Cream: La toja Stick
ASB: D&G

New Razor, all i can say is wow.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00806_zps24005b22.jpg

markenki
07-05-2013, 09:34 PM
Very nice.

Lefty
07-06-2013, 01:17 AM
Nice, Magnus!

My shave today, and yesterday was:

Shaving soap (any old kind will do, right?)
Rudy Vey Finest Badger Brush
Butch Harner Beast razor
Proraso Aftershave Balm
Osama Alum for my nick on my neck. (New razor)

Lefty
07-07-2013, 10:57 PM
I must miss France:

Cade Shaving Soap
Omega Boar Brush
Harner Beast Straight
Biotherm Homme Après Rasage.

sharkbite111
07-08-2013, 05:21 AM
I guess I'll jump in :)

Proraso pre-shave
TOBS Shaving shop cream
Bowdoins Wedge 6/8ths
Vulfix Badger Brush
TOBS shaving shop AS gel

definitely used the alum block as this is the first spike point i've used in a while and left a nice little line in my cheek :) Awesome shave despite the cut though!!

Chris

Mr.Magnus
07-09-2013, 10:56 AM
Razor's: Heljestrand Frameback's in orginal horn scales.
Brush: M&F L7 Tshell
Soap: La Toja
ADB: D&G
EDT: Armani Code

Coticule finnished Framebacks today. one for WTG and one for ATG.
Ala Smooooth.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00868_zps631b68d9.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-10-2013, 04:34 PM
Razor's: Weiss 33 Strand. Real Tshell scales, made betwin 1805-1843 in London.
Brush: Sterling Silver brush made 1899 with mounted best badger.
Soap: NSS Marzipan
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Boss Soul

Today i try the Weiss razors. I must say i got very impressed with performance. :)


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Mr.Magnus
07-12-2013, 05:30 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 8/8
Brush: Mr.Magnus Manchafroian Madness :)
Cream: RazoRock Classic
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Penhaligon's Endymion

Madness Razor + Madness Brush = Magnus Like.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00948_zps71c53a76.jpg

Von blewitt
07-12-2013, 10:54 PM
That Brush is awesome Magnus!!! I want one

Mr.Magnus
07-13-2013, 08:43 PM
hehe make one! just buy a scull and drill a hole in it :D thats what i did.

Made a video with this razor today.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtMudi1OfXw&feature=share&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

Mr.Magnus
07-15-2013, 04:04 PM
Prep: Hot Shower.
Hone: Finished On My Super Hard Green Coticle.
Razor: Bengall Cast Steel Wedge Custom Scale.
Brush: Neep Extra Silvertip.
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor.
ASB: Bulldog.
EDT: Penhaligon's Endymion

This razor is one of my all time favorits, its so unique and dangerous, just like me :D
Both thumbs stil attached = successful shave with this razor.


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01012_zpse42ed105.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-17-2013, 06:37 PM
Razor: Kropp 7/8 custom ebony scale
Brush: Neep Stonebrush Extra silvertip
Scuttle: Dirty Bird
Cream: TOBS Mr.Taylor
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: JPG

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00683_zpse9aef859.jpg


Alot of drama here all day long, Police both undercover and normal,swat,bombteam,ambulance,firefighters,news-teams (i think i stop counting cops after 40) the hole naberhood was closed, i live about 10 meters from where this happen so i had pretty good view lol, infact so good that police askt if thay could use my balcony... a young guy in my age living next to me was screaming from his window that he was going to blow himself up and the house. 8 hours later he finally surrendered and had no bomb, poor guy just craveing for attention, Dont do drugs ppl.

few undercover cars outside my house.
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/20130717_173736_resized_zps83600b1e.jpg

firefighters waiting
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/IMG-20130717-WA0018_resized_zps58fcc6d1.jpg

SWAT about to move in. (im standing in my bedroom, you can see the door on the picture where the guy live.)
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/IMG-20130717-WA0020_resized1_zps658019ed.jpg

cop taking cover behind a tree lol :)
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/IMG-20130717-WA0019_resized_zps9846c956.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Razor: Dubl Duck Wonderedge 6/8
Brush: M&F XL2
Soap: Dr.Harris Windsor
AS: Gucci

Todays morning shave was very relaxing and peaceful. CHILLAX :cool:


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Mr.Magnus
07-24-2013, 09:20 PM
[align=center]Razor: Heljestrand 17/16 BEAST
Brush: Simpson Tulip 3
Cream:Spanish Leather
ASB: Bulldog

A good friend of mine let me have a go with his monster Helje. And it was very fun! i was however abit lazy on the stropping so it was not as smooth as i would like. other then that... epic! (on the picture is also a MK29 :))

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01095_zps11b496cf.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqepsrCIiFw

Mr.Magnus
07-26-2013, 08:22 AM
SOTD 7/26
Razor: Heljestrand MK8
Bush: Simpson Commodore x3
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Dr.Harris Windsor

Swedish writer and poet Dan Andersson 1888-1920 Made my morning today with his amazing poems which has been set to music by many diffrent musicians today.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVrwmwgC3IU

Mucho Bocho
07-26-2013, 03:48 PM
Magnus, Funny as ****!

Mr.Magnus
07-26-2013, 04:10 PM
haha what ? :groucho:

Mr.Magnus
07-28-2013, 10:10 AM
Razor's: Heljestrand MK30 "Salt&Pepper" Ivory/Tshell
Brush: Mikael's M&F
Cream: Spanish Leather
ASB: TOBS Sandalwood
EDT: Armani Diamonds For Men

Lovely sunday MK Shave. last day of holiday. Sun is shining and the weather is sweet. Got a chance to try Mikael's brush and it was perfect, love the backbone in it and a nice and tall handle that deilivers comfort. Cheers Mikael :).

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Mr.Magnus
07-30-2013, 04:12 PM
Razor: Erik Anton Berg 6/8 shoulderless
Brush: Simpson T3
Cream: GTF Coconut
AS: Pinaud Clubman

Great shave, Sending the razor to a friend in US for a test drive, i had to give it a go so i dont miss it to much while its gone :).

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Mr.Magnus
08-04-2013, 03:17 PM
Razor's: Heljestrand Mk30 & Tuckmar 200
Brush: Neep Stonebrush Extra silverstip 26mm
Soap: La Toja
AS: Clubman Pinaud


Restored and honed 2 new razors today. Test shaved with both and i was very happy with the edges that was finished on my Hybrid Coticule.

Heljestrand Mk30 Ivory (can never go wrong with the MK razors )
Tuckmar Silver steel 200 in Mother of pearl & Alabone (First time i tryd a Tuckmar and i was very pleased with it)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01168_zps5b5f6c39.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01160_zps1fbaa1aa.jpg

Mr.Magnus
08-10-2013, 01:42 PM
Razor: Tuckmar 200
Brush: M&F xl2
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
ASB: D&G
EDT: Penhaligon's Endymion

Last shave with this one before selling. great steel, great look but way to heavy for my taste.

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Mr.Magnus
08-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Razor: Heljestrand MK9
Brush: Neep 26mm deepmount extra silvertip
Soap: La Toja
AS: Pinaud Clubman

Graceful shave.

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Mr.Magnus
08-15-2013, 01:27 PM
think ill stop posting shave's here its pretty dead :D

schanop
08-15-2013, 05:50 PM
It is a kitchen knife forum, you know .....:surrendar: :whiteflag:

Mr.Magnus
08-16-2013, 12:31 PM
It is a kitchen knife forum, you know .....:surrendar: :whiteflag:

no **** sherlock.

Lefty
08-18-2013, 01:47 PM
I love looking at them, Magnus! I'd post, but 50% of the time it's be in bad taste, and the other times it would be the exact same two razors and either my Harner, or a Gillette Adjustable with Proraso or Cade.

Igasho
08-19-2013, 11:21 AM
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3d/4d/e8/3d4de80c1800f80bfc38cf4b7a015c9e.jpg August 9th, and This morning as well

mpukas
08-19-2013, 03:35 PM
I love your posts Magnus. I'm w/ Lefty - I have only one razor and it's not worth posting. Please keep posting your awesome pics of awesome razors. Cheers! mpp

Mr.Magnus
08-20-2013, 01:31 PM
lol glad someone enjoys them :laugh:.. last week 2 shaves.


W&B Near Wedge 15/16 Barber's Use custom Horn scale with MOP/Stainless inlays
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Filarmonica #14 SubCero
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markenki
08-20-2013, 02:08 PM
think ill stop posting shave's here its pretty dead :D
No! Please continue to post. :)

eaglerock
08-20-2013, 03:03 PM
i agree i like how you take the pictures, keep it up :)

Mr.Magnus
08-20-2013, 03:59 PM
Razor: Dubl Duck Special no1
Brush: NewForest Tubby 1
Soap: GFT Eucris
ASB: Tabac

Todays shave was not one of my best. New soap that had a OK lather but smell reminds me of a cheap Axe spray lol. and the razor was new aswell so i gave it a try with the edge it had. and it was not very good at all. back to the hone's with this one.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01233_zps42e3846f.jpg

Lefty
08-20-2013, 04:43 PM
I really like the zebra striped brush. What is it? I'm a brush addict more so than a razor addict (like you...ahem....) :D

Mr.Magnus
08-21-2013, 10:39 AM
I really like the zebra striped brush. What is it? I'm a brush addict more so than a razor addict (like you...ahem....) :D


Lefty. that Zebra brush is my all time favorit in both looks and action. its a Rod Neep Custom tall zebra with deepmounted 26mm Extra Silvertip.

Mr.Magnus
08-21-2013, 04:09 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 8/8 Custom
Brush: Selfmade 2-band badger
Soap: La Toja
ASB: Bulldog

Today im extra happy, got my new strop from Neil Miller. He helpt me put this thing toghetter and i got the horsehide and hardwear from Torolf. The Cobra is real and comes from a vintage belt i had laying around. Big thanks to both you guys! :) i love it and its working like a dream. :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01240_zps32b1cbd3.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01239_zps4daa8fb0.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01254_zps77e3c029.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01241_zpsc880cfaa.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01242_zpse17cab8b.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01243_zps3093edf7.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01249_zps8a62d158.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01251_zpse999067a.jpg

eaglerock
08-21-2013, 04:51 PM
I would be scared to use it. But it looks amazing !!

Baby Huey
08-21-2013, 05:36 PM
Beautiful. With my luck I would decapitate the snake while stropping.

statusquo
08-21-2013, 10:23 PM
That strop is badass!

Mr.Magnus
08-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Cheers guys :) im in love with it. Miller sure knows how to make one happy.

Mr.Magnus
08-24-2013, 07:11 AM
The Max Sommer is on lone from a friend in the states. very nice shaver i like the lengh of the blade and the grind. Cheers Jack.
Back to the Dubl Duck.. i didnt enjoy the edge last time so i now tryd it with a fresh edge, Wow. now i like this one alot, From Creep to Keeper :)

Friday Shave.

Razor: Estas 1286 Max Sommer
Brush: Neep Stonehandle Extra stuffed ST 26mm
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01283_zpsa88c8e2d.jpg

Saturday Shave.

Razor: Dubl Duck Special no1
Brush: Neep Tall T-shell imitation Deepmount Extra ST 26mm
Cream: GFT Coconut
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01285_zps523e5872.jpg

Brad Gibson
08-24-2013, 08:02 AM
How many razors do you have Magnus? This is insane.

Mr.Magnus
08-24-2013, 09:25 AM
not sure. around 50-60

Mr.Magnus
08-25-2013, 10:49 AM
SOTD

Razor: SSA 7/8 Extra Hollow
Brush: Kent BK8
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Penhaligon's Endymion

I'm a huge SSA fan. Love the hard steel and the super thin grind. Sings out loud while stropped :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01332_zpsa82e99e9.jpg

mpukas
08-25-2013, 11:39 PM
More great posts Magnus - that strop is sweet! Thanks for sharing. Keep it up - cheers!

chinacats
08-26-2013, 12:25 AM
Magnus, even though i have nothing to contribute I really do enjoy seeing all your razors and especially the badass brushes. Keep it up.

Cheers!

Mr.Magnus
08-26-2013, 12:06 PM
Glad you guys enjoy the pics. i rly like taking photos but feel limited by my camera.

Mr.Magnus
08-29-2013, 09:41 AM
Razor: Heljestrand MK32
Hone: Escher
Brush: Scullbrush 2band finest badger.
Cream: Cella
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

First shave of my new Escher Hone. super nice result, a keeper!

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01359_zps91ccd026.jpg

Von blewitt
08-29-2013, 10:20 AM
I love it when the skull brush comes out to play !

Mr.Magnus
08-29-2013, 10:38 AM
So do i, so do i :D

Mr.Magnus
09-01-2013, 05:29 AM
Razor: Dubl Duck Special No1
Brush: Simpson Commodore x3
Soap: RazoRock Classic
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor
ASB: Bulldog

Great Shave.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyeZ3l3bhvM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

Mr.Magnus
09-05-2013, 02:10 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 10/8 Carbon Stealth
Brush: Neep Custom Zebra
Preoil: TOBS
Cream: Truefitt&Hill Grafton
AS: Truefitt&Hill Grafton
ASB: D&G

First shave with this monster.. even thou i got a smal nick from the crazy point :rofl2: the shave was superb, love love love.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01390_zps0cf9dd19.jpg

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01186_zpsbeb02711.jpg

stereo.pete
09-06-2013, 12:49 AM
After watching your video I realized I can never get into straight shaving for two reasons.

1. There's no way I have the patience or the time to spend 8 minutes shaving.

2. I would slice my ear off in an instant when I had to switch over to my left hand.

Regardless, thanks for sharing your collection, very cool!

Mr.Magnus
09-06-2013, 09:22 AM
straight razor shaving or any wetshaving is not about speed for me (get over with it) like i felt with regular shaving with the geillette mac3. its all about making it fun for me :) i didnt enjoy shaving before. now i really do..

Mr.Magnus
09-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Razor: Fatboy set to 9
Blade: 7 o'clock
Brush: Vintage French Badger
Soap: La Toja
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

My first and only DE razor. first DE shave ever. not very impressed. might be the blades. im gonna pick up the feather blades and if that dosent give me a closer shave im done with DE :D.


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01425_zps95890ffa.jpg

i also picked up this vintage razor stand from france this week, for a few of my MK's :)
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01428_zps3d9194b2.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Razor: Heljestrand MK57
Brush: Simpson Commodore x3
Soap: TOBS Sandalwood
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Armani Code

Alright this is so much nicer then my DE shave yesterday :) this is a very cool MK razor. i have never seen a MK with a diamond spine like this one. shaves like a dream. after 2 passes im delux BBS


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01439_zps16a272a0.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-10-2013, 05:25 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 10/8 Custom Carbon Fiber
Brush: Simpson T3 Manchurian
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: D&G
EDT: Dr.Harris Windsor

2 passes with a amazing razor that gave me the perfect shave. Youtube clip on this shave tomorrow :).

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01446_zpscc2299bb.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-11-2013, 01:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyAC6Lb0Is&feature=youtu.be

Mr.Magnus
09-14-2013, 04:17 PM
Razor: Fatboy set to 5
Blade: Polsilver
Brush: NewForest Tubby 1
Soap: Cella
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Boss Soul

Shave nr2 with the DE. Meeeh, stil not very impressed with the shave it delivered, cant get the same easy close shave as i get with my straights.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01469_zps61f87297.jpg

stereo.pete
09-14-2013, 07:03 PM
I will never admit that I just watched a 7 minute video of a man shaving his face while listening to a techno Enrique Inglesias song in the background. That razor is badass!

Mr.Magnus
09-14-2013, 07:55 PM
I will never admit that I just watched a 7 minute video of a man shaving his face while listening to a techno Enrique Inglesias song in the background. That razor is badass!

Haha :)

Mr.Magnus
09-15-2013, 06:00 AM
Razor: Kropp 7/8 Custom Ebony
Brush: M&F Xl2
Soap: NSS Marzipan
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Hypnose

One fast ATG pass today with perfect result.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01479_zpsd291a3b4.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-17-2013, 02:15 PM
Razor: Heljestrand nr6 6/8
Brush: M&F l7
Soap: TOBS Sandalwood
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

i put a 16k shapton finish on this one, and a few laps on 0.25 micron diamond spray on tanned bark. shaved like a dream.
took a photo with my Dino scope on the bevel.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01523_zps9e415434.jpg

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/HeljestrandEdge_zps07255287.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Razor: Erik Anton Berg Frameback Real T-Shell
Brush: Neep Tall Deepmount Extra ST 26mm T-Shell imitation
Cream: Cella
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Rochas Man

Since it was my birthday yesterday i got myself this NOS razor. IMO one of the best looking framebacks i seen. Had a shave with it this morning with the edge i put on it yesterday. Needs a cpl more swipes on the escher (the Anton Berg Razors are always very hard in the steel and needs more attention on the hones :)), but other then that it was superb. Its very light and well balanced. I have always had a thing for the framebacks.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01555_zps53210701.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Razor: Heljestrand MK133
Brush: Simpson T3
Cream: GFT Spanish Leather
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03682_zps6fe49561.jpg

Mr.Magnus
09-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Razor: SSA 7/8
Brush: Simpson Commodore x3
Cream: NSS Marzipan
AS: Jean Paul Gaultier

The SSA's never fails. very good shave.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/25_zpsd569bf92.jpg

Lefty
09-23-2013, 11:08 PM
Basic and Beautiful. All Proraso, with a Vie-Long. Finally using the new formula from Proraso, and it's unbelievably good.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/81BEDD0E-E154-4566-97C7-0B50E910E00E-3538-00000484102F6DB9_zps4365b72f.jpg

Obiwan
09-27-2013, 02:55 PM
Those SSAs are fantastic shavers. Love the MK133 btw.

Mr.Magnus
09-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Tought i would post this here. Hopefully someone finds it interesting :)

its a full progression of me honing a Japanese straight razor, With x250 magnification on the bevel of every step, finishing stone is a JNat. Hope you enjoy :) Shave video of this razor on the way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKQPTNb2XVU&feature=share&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

Mr.Magnus
09-28-2013, 03:51 PM
Razor: Towa Japanese Hollow
Brush: Neep Tall Zebra
Cream: GFT Spanish Leather
ASB: D&G
EDT: Boss Soul

Perfect Shave.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/jnat_zps887718fa.jpg


Shave Vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2KuGXShhN0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

Mr.Magnus
10-02-2013, 12:43 PM
Razor: KROPP 7/8 Ebony scale
Brush: Kent BK8
Soap: Cella
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Hypnose

Super nice :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01484_zpse770434e.jpg

Mr.Magnus
10-04-2013, 02:00 PM
Razor: Thiers-Issard 69 Frameback, copper&horn scale
Brush: New Forest Tubby 1
Soap: Brooklyn to London
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

Great shave with with this restored 69 by a guy and myself.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01618_zpsf4e15b9f.jpg

Before N after.
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01288_zps71174a7a.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01614_zps385e51fc.jpg

Mr.Magnus
10-06-2013, 09:48 AM
Razor: Dubl Duck Wonderedge 6/8
Brush: M&F xl2
Cream: GFT Coconut Oil
ASG: TOBS Sandalwood Gel

This Sunday shave was phénoménal :) Now it's time to make a sweet apple pie with homemade vanilla icecream.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01650_zps36c864ea.jpg

stereo.pete
10-06-2013, 04:39 PM
Love you photos!

markenki
10-06-2013, 06:13 PM
How do you like GFT coconut?

Baby Huey
10-06-2013, 06:29 PM
Not ready to take on the straight razors, but did order a new DE Razor to get back into that side of it. Looking for a good scuttle as I can't seem to find my old one.

cord_steele
10-07-2013, 12:21 AM
Not ready to take on the straight razors, but did order a new DE Razor to get back into that side of it. Looking for a good scuttle as I can't seem to find my old one.

Dirty Bird scuttles are nice, and the Russian Super Iridium blades (eBay, Badger and Blade have them occasionally) are the best I've ever used.

Mr.Magnus
10-07-2013, 11:29 AM
Pete - Thanks man!

Markenki - The GTF coconut makes a great lather and the coconut scent is very mild and milky witch i like.

Baby Huey - like cord_steele sugested, i have a dirty bird scuttle and i like it alot. i do recommend it.

Mr.Magnus
10-11-2013, 11:00 AM
Razor: Bengall CastSteel Wedge
Brush: 1899 Sterling silver bush
Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

Love this Bengall, big smile on my face and edge ;)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/tomo1_zps74f8839b.jpg
http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03262_zps976e5380.jpg

keithsaltydog
10-11-2013, 07:15 PM
With the sterling work in the handle of that brush,it looks like an antique.Are those the original brush hairs & if so they still work after 114 years?

Mr.Magnus
10-11-2013, 07:17 PM
With the sterling work in the handle of that brush,it looks like an antique.Are those the original brush hairs & if so they still work after 114 years?


i have replaced the orginal boar hair with badger hair :)

keithsaltydog
10-12-2013, 05:33 PM
What modern brush would you recomm.I got a tweezerman & it keeps shedding hairs.

Mr.Magnus
10-12-2013, 05:47 PM
What modern brush would you recomm.I got a tweezerman & it keeps shedding hairs.

Depends on what u wanna spend. Low range but good quality is new forest. Mid range rod neep. Highend simpson.m&f.rooney etc

CoqaVin
10-12-2013, 06:01 PM
Mr Magnus,

I have a question for you...I am getting really tired of trying to find razors that work GOOD and spend money on the replacement cartridges...What is the best DE suggestion...to do it quickly obviously

Mr.Magnus
10-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Mr Magnus,

I have a question for you...I am getting really tired of trying to find razors that work GOOD and spend money on the replacement cartridges...What is the best DE suggestion...to do it quickly obviously


Im not a DE user so i cant speak much about what is good and not. Maybe Tom/Lefty can help you

keithsaltydog
10-13-2013, 03:00 AM
Thanks Mr. Magnus I will check into the brushes.

CoqaVin I got the Merkur long handle chrome finish,I have seen it for under 40.00.I like it alot I found if I take the blade out & clean it after shaving a blade will last quite a while.Cuz it is DE,I just flip the head around after half shave & use the other side.I got good info. here get a sample blade set to see what blade you like the best.If you buy in bulk the blades are cheap.

Thinking about getting a butterfly head, an old one in good shape is a good bet.Mr. Magus turned me on to Dr. Harris Sandlewood aftershave.It's good stuff & a small bottle will last.I use tiny amount everyday & hardly put a dent in the bottle after months of use.

CoqaVin
10-13-2013, 12:52 PM
Thanks Mr. Magnus I will check into the brushes.

CoqaVin I got the Merkur long handle chrome finish,I have seen it for under 40.00.I like it alot I found if I take the blade out & clean it after shaving a blade will last quite a while.Cuz it is DE,I just flip the head around after half shave & use the other side.I got good info. here get a sample blade set to see what blade you like the best.If you buy in bulk the blades are cheap.

Thinking about getting a butterfly head, an old one in good shape is a good bet.Mr. Magus turned me on to Dr. Harris Sandlewood aftershave.It's good stuff & a small bottle will last.I use tiny amount everyday & hardly put a dent in the bottle after months of use.



Which blades do you use? shaving cream or soap? I don't know anything about this stuff

Mr.Magnus
10-13-2013, 01:45 PM
Which blades do you use? shaving cream or soap? I don't know anything about this stuff

if u want blades that cutts very good get the feather. shaving cream or soap well it dosen't matter aslong as you get a good quality brand like, TOBS,Dr.Harris,Proraso,Razorock,GTF,La Toja. and so on. its more down to what scent you like and if you want to face lather or bowl lather, face lather, then getting a soap can be good cuz thay take abit more time to work a good lather witch is good while you swirling around and soften up the whiskars in the face. a cream is easier to lather.

CoqaVin
10-13-2013, 02:31 PM
if u want blades that cutts very good get the feather. shaving cream or soap well it dosen't matter aslong as you get a good quality brand like, TOBS,Dr.Harris,Proraso,Razorock,GTF,La Toja. and so on. its more down to what scent you like and if you want to face lather or bowl lather, face lather, then getting a soap can be good cuz thay take abit more time to work a good lather witch is good while you swirling around and soften up the whiskars in the face. a cream is easier to lather.

Thanks for the info!

Even though I am lucky and don't have to shave every day or even every other day...I am getting really tired of trying to find the best RAZOR between the Shicks and Fusions so much money being thrown around there....I was reading someones review on amazon about the Merkur and they said how they spent like 1400 dollars a year on replacement heads for the Mach 3...that some dough I can save and spend on some more knives ;)

keithsaltydog
10-13-2013, 03:22 PM
I use the Feather platinium.Got a sample pac first & used blades from quite a few countries trying them out.The feather blades are from Japan.Bought a pac. of 50 blades of the feathers it will take a long time to use them up,because now I take the blade out of the razor & wash it after every shave & they seem to last even longer.

I've used canned cream & hard soap & brush.I like lathering in a mug,but need a better brush.I bought a cheap one to start off waste of money.Should have gotton a quality brush to start with.Ended up ordering a Savile Row 3824 at a site in the USA called Qedusa.

CoqaVin
10-14-2013, 05:16 PM
I use the Feather platinium.Got a sample pac first & used blades from quite a few countries trying them out.The feather blades are from Japan.Bought a pac. of 50 blades of the feathers it will take a long time to use them up,because now I take the blade out of the razor & wash it after every shave & they seem to last even longer.

I've used canned cream & hard soap & brush.I like lathering in a mug,but need a better brush.I bought a cheap one to start off waste of money.Should have gotton a quality brush to start with.Ended up ordering a Savile Row 3824 at a site in the USA called Qedusa.

Ok before I just start going and buying stuff and make the full conversion to DE shaving what do you think I should get exact things and what site?

First and foremost the razor Merkur or Ikon?

Which Brush?

Lotion/Soap?

For someone trying to switch over that just doesnt wan't to rush into it if you know what I mean...You said you bought cheap and regret it I dont want to buy the best but also not the worst if you get what I am saying

keithsaltydog
10-14-2013, 07:15 PM
Many of the quality brushes are made in Europe.The Qedusa site has many soap & mug combo's & alot of brushes.I am not an expert on brushes,ordered the Savile Row 3824 because of high recomm.

As I said like the Merkur 3 piece long handle chrome finish.Good Razor that doesnt cost too much.Don't know how long the plate will last,been using mine for a while & clean it on a regular basis.Still looks like new.Mine came wt. some German blades.

The DE blade variety pac is also cheap I am glad I followed advice to get it because diff. people like diff. blades that way you can decide by what you like best.

They also sell the stands that hold the brush & razor.The one I bought is chrome plate.Inexpensive looks & works well,I clean it too because the plate looks cheap & imagine it will pitt wt. time.

You don't have to spend much to start,don't have to spend as much as I did for a brush,but stay away from the cheap ones.

CoqaVin
10-15-2013, 02:50 PM
what is the cheapest/best site for DE Shaving supplies besides amazon....

cord_steele
10-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Feathers are actually too sharp for me, but I don't have the toughest skin in the world. I like the NOS Russian Super Iridiums.

Mr.Magnus
10-23-2013, 01:37 PM
Razor's: Heljestrand MK30 Pair Ivory/T-Shell
Brush: Kent BK8
Cream: GFT Spanish Leather
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

Haven't had a proper shave in a while, so this was a real treat.


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03302_zpsaf69754e.jpg

quantumcloud509
10-23-2013, 02:54 PM
what is the cheapest/best site for DE Shaving supplies besides amazon....

I might as well be a website because of my extensive collection. Let me know what you want, or how much you want to spend and I could send you a goody box.

quantumcloud509
10-23-2013, 02:55 PM
I use the Feather platinium.Got a sample pac first & used blades from quite a few countries trying them out.The feather blades are from Japan.Bought a pac. of 50 blades of the feathers it will take a long time to use them up,because now I take the blade out of the razor & wash it after every shave & they seem to last even longer.

I've used canned cream & hard soap & brush.I like lathering in a mug,but need a better brush.I bought a cheap one to start off waste of money.Should have gotton a quality brush to start with.Ended up ordering a Savile Row 3824 at a site in the USA called Qedusa.

I also use the feathers and wash them after every shave. last quite a while. Yeah, crappy brushes suck.

CoqaVin
10-23-2013, 11:33 PM
I also use the feathers and wash them after every shave. last quite a while. Yeah, crappy brushes suck.

Hey man just trying to start out nothing to great or terrible

chinacats
10-24-2013, 03:14 PM
Hey man just trying to start out nothing to great or terrible

Have you browsed Lefty's site (http://sharpandshinyshop.com/collections/wet-shaving?page=2)? His Brooklyn to London soap is very nice and at one time he had some bowls made by Tom Grey Pottery (a fellow kkf'er). He also has quite a few brushes...I'm sure he would be happy to help you get started.

I also recommend trying a bunch of blades to see what you like. Feather's are definitely sharp, but I prefer Personna-Medical-Prep blades or Derby's. I've bought double edge blades from this site (http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Razor-Blades_c_7-4-3.html) because they offer quite a few sample size packages. When you find what you like you can probably find them in 100 packs for a very reasonable price.

Good luck, I transitioned to double edge about a year ago and just bought my first straight razor. I believe the slope is quite slippery. :D

Mr.Magnus
10-24-2013, 03:19 PM
ok guys lets see some shaves now keep it to the Topic :)

chinacats
10-24-2013, 04:16 PM
Back to topic...

Cheers!

Razor is old made by Kirschbaum
Brush is badger?
Soap is RazoRock Third Eye

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/PA240746_zps2779aceb.jpg

clayton
10-24-2013, 06:16 PM
Feathers here too. Leave them in the DE until it is time for a new one. Last a loooooong time, but I also use a straight about every other shave.

Mr.Magnus
10-29-2013, 04:16 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 10/8 Custom
Brush: Mr.Skull 2band
Cream: TOBS Mr.Taylor
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor

Sweet.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01727_zpsd35d9c08.jpg

quantumcloud509
10-29-2013, 05:03 PM
Sweet picture Magnus. Love TOBS.

quantumcloud509
10-29-2013, 05:08 PM
19802

Head shaves have never been so painful.

Mr.Magnus
10-29-2013, 05:15 PM
19802

Head shaves have never been so painful.

damn looks like a very cool kamasori! who is the maker? and why was the shave painful?

quantumcloud509
10-30-2013, 10:04 AM
Thanks Magnus. This Kamisori is made by Henkotsu. 1" tall at tip. 2" shaving base. 6 3/4" overall length. Everytime I shave with it its like a ritual blood letting day. Had it for almost two years, only shaved with it 4 times. It likes to get stuck in the outer coverings of my skull, it also likes to slice things off my head which I do not wish to be sliced off.

stereo.pete
10-31-2013, 10:23 PM
Thanks Magnus. This Kamisori is made by Henkotsu. 1" tall at tip. 2" shaving base. 6 3/4" overall length. Everytime I shave with it its like a ritual blood letting day. Had it for almost two years, only shaved with it 4 times. It likes to get stuck in the outer coverings of my skull, it also likes to slice things off my head which I do not wish to be sliced off.

LOLz

Mr.Magnus
11-01-2013, 06:58 PM
Knife: Harner/Mclane Parer
Brush: M&F l7
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Dr.Harris Windsor

Yepp this one gave a BBS result :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01742_zps2c62944a.jpg

Igasho
11-04-2013, 12:32 PM
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/e8/8a/13/e88a13ad542dc44c2527bcc665a65c6c.jpg

CoqaVin
11-04-2013, 12:39 PM
what is that setup you have there?

Mr.Magnus
11-05-2013, 11:06 AM
yes a few words are always nice of how it went and what you used :)

ar11
11-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Hey Mr Magnus - I was looking at trying a straight razor. Anything you recommend for a beginner that's not too expensive?

Mr.Magnus
11-06-2013, 06:40 AM
Hey Mr Magnus - I was looking at trying a straight razor. Anything you recommend for a beginner that's not too expensive?

Hi. Have a look at whipped dog... good for those who want to try in a low cost. http://www.whippeddog.com/products/view/sight-unseen-razor

Mr.Magnus
11-06-2013, 06:40 AM
Knife: Parer From Harner&Mclean
Brush: Mr.Skull
Soap: RazoRock Classic
AS: Pinaud Clubman

Fun shave, smal nick from the crazy point thou :)

Enjoy, Watch in HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4VWeXMNslg&feature=youtu.be

Nmko
11-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Knife: Parer From Harner&Mclean
Brush: Mr.Skull
Soap: RazoRock Classic
AS: Pinaud Clubman

Fun shave, smal nick from the crazy point thou :)

Enjoy, Watch in HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4VWeXMNslg&feature=youtu.be

That was... BADASS! and tempting me to try it!

Mr.Magnus
11-06-2013, 11:50 AM
That was... BADASS! and tempting me to try it!

At own risk. not taking any responsibility :D

Lefty
11-06-2013, 12:22 PM
Magnus, I love it...but man, that made me nervous!

quantumcloud509
11-06-2013, 12:28 PM
I regret not picking up that 15k stone from the bst right about now


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Mr.Magnus
11-06-2013, 06:11 PM
Magnus, I love it...but man, that made me nervous!

it was not that bad :)

its not like im this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cwVwMPZq5M

Mr.Magnus
11-07-2013, 07:39 AM
Razor: Heljestrand MK31
Brush: M&F XL2
Soap: Cella
ASB: D&G
EDT: Rochas One

Great shave with this no longer unmarked mk31 :D

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01799_zpsf8dc4d24.jpg

Mr.Magnus
11-09-2013, 08:34 AM
Razor: Filarmonica #14 SubCero
Brush: Neep
Strop: Custom Miller Horshide/Linen
Soap: Tabac Stick
ASB: Tabac

Very nice and smooth shave.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01826_zps25db8415.jpg

quantumcloud509
11-09-2013, 10:35 AM
20119
Handmade local artisan soap, B&B 2012 boar, slim adjustable(?), Astra platinum blades.


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Mr.Magnus
11-09-2013, 10:40 AM
20119
Handmade local artisan soap, B&B 2012 badger, slim adjustable(?), Astra platinum blades.


Sent from my iPhone using Kitchen Knife Forum

Nice DE. but the brush looks like a boar.

tripleq
11-09-2013, 03:01 PM
Knife: Parer From Harner&Mclean
Brush: Mr.Skull
Soap: RazoRock Classic
AS: Pinaud Clubman

Fun shave, smal nick from the crazy point thou :)

Enjoy, Watch in HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4VWeXMNslg&feature=youtu.be


Lol! Fantastic! You and Carter should have a shave-off. ;)

Mr.Magnus
11-10-2013, 03:04 PM
Lol! Fantastic! You and Carter should have a shave-off. ;)

haha he got nothing on me :D

Mr.Magnus
11-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Razor: Wade&Butcher 15/16 Wedge Custom Horn/mop scale (Maggard)
Brush: Simpson Tulip x3
Soap: La Toja Stick
ASB: Bulldog

This is my best shaving wedge by far, with a light hand it gives perfect shave everytime, and i cant get over how much i love the Toja soap.


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/WampB-Zebra_zps761b1aba.jpg

Mr.Magnus
11-13-2013, 02:49 PM
Razor: Heljestrand MK4
Brush: NF Tubby 1
Soap: Mike's Brooklyn to London
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

Mmmmm....

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/mk4_zpscf160fd4.jpg

Mr.Magnus
11-16-2013, 10:09 AM
Razor: SSA 7/8
Brush: Simpson x3 Commodore
Soap: NSS Marzipan
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: JPG

Smooth Criminal.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/25_zpsd569bf92.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_D3VFfhvs4

CoqaVin
11-16-2013, 10:13 AM
you are quite the photographer there Magnus

Do you have any L&M Boars I think thats the name?

Mr.Magnus
11-16-2013, 10:34 AM
you are quite the photographer there Magnus

Do you have any L&M Boars I think thats the name?


Thanks :).

Not sure what L&M Boars are? is it a boar brush you talk about? i only use badger brushes.

CoqaVin
11-16-2013, 10:39 AM
damnit I forgot the name that must not be it but i was getting a lot of praise over on B&B

CoqaVin
11-16-2013, 10:40 AM
aha I found it M&F it is

Mr.Magnus
11-16-2013, 10:44 AM
aha I found it M&F it is

dont like boar brushes... i have 2 custom Morris & Forndran. both in blond badger one 3 band and one 2band. xl2 and L7

CoqaVin
11-16-2013, 10:47 AM
I have heard rave reviews on those M&F's

I was about to pull the trigger on a DE shaver then I read about the cheap steel they use for some and that shyed my away

Do you know what the name of the full stainless is that is 70 $ instead of lets say a Ikon that is 180?

Mr.Magnus
11-16-2013, 11:21 AM
I have heard rave reviews on those M&F's

I was about to pull the trigger on a DE shaver then I read about the cheap steel they use for some and that shyed my away

Do you know what the name of the full stainless is that is 70 $ instead of lets say a Ikon that is 180?


im not a DE shaver myself so i cant tell u. i do have a gillette fatboy in great condition in BST if your looking for a quality DE.

Mr.Magnus
11-17-2013, 04:52 PM
Razor: John Weiss Real T-Shell
Brush: Sterling Silver brush from 1899
Soap: TOBS Mr.Taylor
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor


Super nice sunday shave with my oldest pair of razors. made betwin 1811-1823

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00898_zpsaa9eb10f.jpg

Mr.Magnus
11-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher Custom 8/8
Brush: Pixelfixed Custom 24mm ST
Cream: GFT Spanish Leather
ASB: D&G Sport


The shave was very very smooth and nice.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01865_zps329eb7c2.jpg

Mr.Magnus
11-24-2013, 08:27 AM
Razor: Towa
Brush: Kent BK 8
Cream: T&H Grafton
AS: Gucci Pour Homme

Very nice Sunday shave.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03503_zpsda79b28c.jpg

Mr.Magnus
12-01-2013, 06:19 AM
Razor: Max Sprecher Custom 10/8
Brush: Custom PixelFixed
Soap: GFT Coconut Oil
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Armani Diamonds for men

Very very good Sunday shave.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01948_zpsd390614c.jpg

tripleq
12-01-2013, 10:42 AM
That is one crazy looking razor!

Mr.Magnus
12-01-2013, 03:08 PM
That is one crazy looking razor!

Yes. and she will tell you when you do something wrong :D

Mr.Magnus
12-05-2013, 03:01 PM
Razor: Heljestrand MK33 Restored
Brush: Neep Custom 24mm Extra Silver tip
Soap: La Toja
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

First shave with both brush and razor. One word wowzers!


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01993_zps46edc4dd.jpg

Mr.Magnus
12-08-2013, 06:27 AM
Razor: Heljestrand MK33 Restored
Brush: Mr.M 24mm TGN ST Grand A
Soap: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Dr.Harris Windsor

this razor is so fun to shave with :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02010_zps09506d05.jpg

Mr.Magnus
12-14-2013, 09:59 AM
Razor : Wade&Butcher 15/16 Wedge For Barbers Use
Brush : PixelFixed Custom 24mm Grad A Silvertip
Shavecream : Penhaligon's Endymion
AfterShave: TOBS Mr.Taylor


My favorit wedge always deliver a fantastic shave. :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02015_zps57209a25.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjnypzbawfI&feature=youtu.be

Mr.Magnus
12-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Razor: Dubl Duck Wonderedge 6/8+
Bush: Neep Custom
Cream: GFT Spanish Leather
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

No Pic today. It's not fun to take pics when its dark out and quality is poor. So i made a clip. :)
The Shave was so nice and relaxing after a stressful day of shopping xmas gifts and whatnot.


http://youtu.be/CdVH_8FXPwM

Mr.Magnus
12-24-2013, 10:47 AM
Razor: Ken Powell Custom 8/8+
Brush: PixelFixed Custom
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDC: Penhaligon's Endymion

The Christmas Morning Shave with the Powell razor. Sits like a glove in my hand and delivered a perfect shave. :)
I wish you all a Merry Christmas!.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/xmas_zps2285bade.jpg

mpukas
12-26-2013, 08:27 PM
Mr M - are all of these razors and brushes yours? If so, sick collection! If not, then what fun to use some many different ones.

Ever consider doing a vid on how you hone & strop one of your razors? I'm curious to see how you do it. Your edges must be super fine if you shave so frequently. As I've said before, I can't straight shave more than every 3 days, 2 at the most, or my face get too raw. My edges seem pretty smooth to me and shave quite well, but there is a bit of inconsistency from one shave to the next. I know I have room for improvement.

skiajl6297
12-27-2013, 10:39 AM
Magnus's edges are superb. I bought one of his BST razors, and it came with a fantastic JNat edge on it. I think there are some videos he has done of honing buried in here somewhere.

mpukas - I read somewhere that to toughen your face you actually should shave MORE with a straight rather than less, as it helps your face adjust to the new regimen. I am nowhere near an experienced straight shaver, probably just around 100 shaves in, but the more often I shave, the better my face has handled subsequent shaves.

Biggest rawness reducers for me to date: nice strop makes a big difference, face prep, keeping the angle shallow, focusing on a good with the grain pass, and finding the right soap. I tried creams and soaps, and finally dialed in on what works for me - natural ingredients, tons of tallow, and minimal perfumes, soap face lathering. Try Mikes Natural Soaps if you haven't - they are what got me over the rawness hump in conjunction with more experience. Also, I am STILL learning the best ways to hit my weird growth patterns on my trouble spots (next to mouth, and neck.) If raw, I would only aim for respectable shaves by giving a few passes with the grain. Once those irritation-free shaves start, it is easier to build on them with extra ATG por XTG passes as your face allows.

Mr.Magnus
12-27-2013, 03:13 PM
Mpukas - Yes thay are all mine. or 99% lol . i do have one honing video where i show all steps (with magnification x200) from 1k up to 16k on syntetic stones then i finish on a Japanese Ozuku Asagi with dmt slurry that i dilute to water witch works on this stone but many jnats works diffrent most jnats you hone with the slurry all the way to finish with very little water adding or no water adding honing to almost dry stone. its from stone to stone.

Skiajl - Thanks for the kind words. im happy straight shaving is going so well for you. :)

Mr.Magnus
12-29-2013, 11:35 AM
Razor: Towa
Brush: Neep Custom 24mm XST
Soap: T&H Grafton
AS: T&H Grafton

乾杯 / Kanpai :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02089_zpsc5b9c535.jpg

tburm
12-29-2013, 01:53 PM
Shave of the day

Razor: Star-Raito Japanese razor
Brush: Edwin & Jagger Badger brush
Strop: Kanayama 20,000
Soap: D R Harris Windsor

Not a good shave. I'm still fairly new, but today I was a little too eager, ended up with a few nicks here and there. Still got a lot to learn...

skiajl6297
12-29-2013, 02:18 PM
Shave of the day - Christmas Gear!
Mikes Peppermint and Rosemary Soap
Chubby 2 Best
Filarmonica 13
Tony Miller Strop
Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm

Excellent shave - skin a little sensitive with dry skin thanks old man winter.

Mr.Magnus
01-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Razor: Heljestrand MK29
Brush: Simpson Tulip T3 Manchurian Badger
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

Smal but damn good. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPkqljRP6Ik&feature=c4-overview&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

Mr.Magnus
01-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Razor: Custom Powell 8/8 Smiling Blade In Muskox Horn Scale
Brush: Rod Neep Custom Tall Zebra Deep Mount
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Boss Soul

Very fun razor to shave with.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNolC048Qyw&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02126_zps810ead26.jpg

Mr.Magnus
01-24-2014, 01:15 PM
Razor: SSA 7/8
Brush: My Aluminum/copper brush with 24mm silvertip
Cream: Razorock Classic
AS: JPG

Couldn't ask for a better shave.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/IMG_0208_zps0b03318a.jpg

Mr.Magnus
02-01-2014, 10:39 AM
Razor: Max Sprecher 10/8
Brush: Simpson Tulip 3 Manchurian
Soap/Cream: GFT Spanish Leather
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Rochas Man

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC01446_zps61d79866.jpg

Mr.Magnus
02-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Razor: Bengall Caststeel Smiling Wedge
Brush: Mr.Skull 2-Band Finest
Mug: BAMF
Soap: SharpNshinyShop Mike’s Natural
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood Splash

Was it good? Yes.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/Bengall_zps4138756f.jpg

Mr.Magnus
02-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Razor: Jeness Custom Kamisori 7/8 In Stingray skin
Brush: My 2-tone amboyna with 2-band finest
Cream/Soap: Cella
ASB: Bulldog
AS: JPG

First shave with this kamisori from Jenes. works like a charm! love it!

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02305_zps9b56a45c.jpg

Mr.Magnus
03-05-2014, 03:41 PM
The video of Jeness Custom Shave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqbAbADUiZQ&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA&feature=share

Mr.Magnus
03-08-2014, 04:18 PM
Razor: C.V Heljestrand MK31 in Curly Koa
Brush: My Curly Koa Brush with 2-Band Finest
Soap: Cella
AS: Gucci

Wonderful Shave Today. Happy Weekend Gents!.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/Mg31_zpsa57acddd.jpg

Mr.Magnus
03-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Razor: Dubl Duck Wonderedge 6/8+
Brush: Simpson Tulip T3 Manchurian
Cream: Penhanligon's Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDP: Penhanligon's Endymion

I really like the Endymion scent <3

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC00738_zps9fedb707.jpg

icanhaschzbrgr
03-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Damn you Magnus! Every bump of this thread makes me wanna try using razor for shaving (and dump the damn philips)!

As always :coolphotos:

Mr.Magnus
03-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Damn you Magnus! Every bump of this thread makes me wanna try using razor for shaving (and dump the damn philips)!

As always :coolphotos:



Thank you :)

Sounds to me like you need to commit to it, and once you do i dont think you're going back to the philips :happymug:.

JHunter
03-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Damn you Magnus! Every bump of this thread makes me wanna try using razor for shaving (and dump the damn philips)!

As always :coolphotos:
Thought the same and started today with a new DE safety razor as a starting point. But I see another rabbit hole after a first wet shave

Mr.Magnus
03-16-2014, 12:36 PM
Razor: Filarmonica #14 SubCero
Brush: M&F XL2
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
ASB: Dolce Gabbana Sport
EDP: Penhaligon's Endymion

Perfect Sunday Shave.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02372_zps286ffd3f.jpg

Mr.Magnus
03-21-2014, 09:50 PM
Razor: Erik Anton Berg Frameback T-Shell
Brush: Pixelfixed Custom
Soap: La Toja
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Armani Code

I spent a solid hour on honing of this razor. The Steel is very hard and was not easy to hone and i didn't wanna rush so i took the extra time to make this one perfect. I decided to go with my Jnat Ozuku Asagi finish and the result was just perfect and deliverd a very smooth shave. I enjoyed this shave very much! :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02417_zpsf5e75b25.jpg

Shave Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuLh7xZc4mw&list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

keithsaltydog
03-22-2014, 04:34 AM
Watch out been doing DE & brush about a year,now using a straight that I got fr. Mr. Magnus.Taking it in stages.Sides first,then after a few days around the mouth.Still have not done neck area yet.

Mr.Magnus
03-22-2014, 11:46 AM
Watch out been doing DE & brush about a year,now using a straight that I got fr. Mr. Magnus.Taking it in stages.Sides first,then after a few days around the mouth.Still have not done neck area yet.

Glad to hear your doing good Keith :)

Mr.Magnus
03-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 8/8
Brush: Neep Custom Tall Zebra
Soap: RazoRock Classic
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Boss Soul

22998

Mr.Magnus
04-03-2014, 04:50 PM
Razor: Custom By Anonymous 8/8+
Brush: Neep Custom Tall Zebra
Soap: Dr.Harris windsor
AS: Dr.Harris sandalwood

Fun shave!

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02549_zps47a57eeb.jpg

Mr.Magnus
04-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Razor: Jeness Custom 7/8 Damascus
Brush: Mr.Skull 2-Band Finest
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: Bulldog
EDT: Boss Soul

Clean & Happy :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02629_zps3eb45a15.jpg

Mr.Magnus
04-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Razor: KROPP 7/8 Ebony
Brush: M&F XL2 2-band Blond Badger
Soap: TOBS Mr.Taylor
ASB: D&G The One Sport
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor

Freshly honed on the Ozuku Asagi. Very nice and smooth shave. Happy weekend Gents!

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02754_zpsc5c8230f.jpg

Mr.Magnus
04-28-2014, 03:32 PM
Razor: Heljestrand N17
Brush: Mr.M Amboyna Burl 2-Band TGN Finest
Strop: Miller Custom Rattler. Horse&Linen
Cream: T&H Grafton
AS: T&H Grafton

Honed this razor on one of Mikael's Jnats from our last honing session in his garden. Shaved with today and it was a smooth and close shave!. Great & fun session! Thanks Mikael.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02763_zpsfd12be0b.jpg

Mr.Magnus
05-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Next upcoming shave video will be with my latest Erik Anton Berg Pair :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBFgwvfE_DU&feature=youtu.be

Mr.Magnus
06-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Razor's: Erik Anton Berg Framebacks Ivory
Brush: Mr.M Koa 24mm 2-Band Finest
Soap: NnockOut's Complicated
ASB: Bulldog
AS: Gucci

Been a while since i post in the SOTD. This shave was nothing but stellar. Tried a new soap (KnockOut) and it was a plessure. Easy to lather, Great glid against the skin and a scent that gets a 10 from me. Unique Citrus/lime with sweet notes and not to powerful. Just fresh and right.

That's it for today Gents. Have a great weekend.

/Magnus

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02821_zps3a6b3a1f.jpg

Mr.Magnus
06-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 10/8
Brush: Mr.M Aluminum/Copper 24mm Silvertip
Soap: RazoRock Classic
AS: JPG

Saturday Shave with one of the Sprecher's. Great Shave. Todays BBQ dinner With a bottle of my favorite Amarone.


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02834_zps65feb611.jpg

One snake
06-25-2014, 07:07 PM
Awsome fotos and razors! And that cobra strop is just really really ultramäktig! Keep posting!

jared08
06-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Dude you love shaving in a fancy manor! How many razors do you own?!?

I can honestly say i truly shave about 3 times a year, electric trimmer with no guide is my go to ha

Mr.Magnus
06-26-2014, 11:38 AM
I have my fair share of razors.

So 3 times on a year huh?, i shave more in a week :)


Dude you love shaving in a fancy manor! How many razors do you own?!?

I can honestly say i truly shave about 3 times a year, electric trimmer with no guide is my go to ha

Mr.Magnus
06-26-2014, 11:38 AM
Awsome fotos and razors! And that cobra strop is just really really ultramäktig! Keep posting!

Tackar :) är du själv en rakknivs brukare?

Mr.Magnus
07-04-2014, 10:12 AM
Razor: Heljestrand N6 in Olive wood
Brush: Mr.M Amboyna Burl 2-band Finest
Soap: RazoRock Classic
ASB: Bulldog

Yesterdays shave went great. Made a little brush stand out of Jatoba wood for my tall brushes.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03183_zps7e6f0e8f.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Razor: Parker 13/16
Brush: Mr.M Tall MHW 24mm
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
ASB: D&G One
EDP: Penhaligon's Endymion

Honed this NOS razor the other day in Mikael's Garden. Thanks for a great session of honing with cigarr and expresso Mikael, Shave today was super nice.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03207_zpsc5a70a53.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Razor: Henckels Friodur n17 Pair
Brush: Mr.M Tall HWM 24mm
Oil: TOBS
Cream: Penhaligon's Endymion
AS: TOBS Mr.Taylor


Todays shave was Smooth and nice.
Razor's finished on Ozuku Asagi.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3bnJOVlwaM&amp;list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA&amp;index=1

Mr.Magnus
07-19-2014, 07:46 PM
Razor: King Pelican 6/8 made in Japan
Brush: Custom koa/muskox/buffarlo horn 24mm Silvertip
Cream: RazoRock Classic
AS: Dr.Harris Sandalwood

This blade is a stunning work of art. Shave was nothing but stellar.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/Pelican4_zpsdf69634b.jpg

Mr.Magnus
07-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Razor: Merkur 15/16+
Brush: Simpson Tulip 3 Manchurian Badger
Soap: LEA Puck
AS: Bulldog
Skincare: Anthony Logistics Instant Fix Oil
EDT: Armani Code

Today is the last day of the vacation. Heavy Rain and thunder going on. Todays shave was great with new products. The LEA was a nice soap that lather up nice and had a good slick feel. Anthony Logistics Product line seems to be very good aswell.


http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/Merkur_zpsad49834a.jpg

vai777
07-27-2014, 01:41 PM
While I love the style of the traditional straight razors, I use a Feather Artist Club DX (those machine made replaceable blades are sharper than any straight...bar none). Also once in a while I use my Feather AS-D2 which is pretty nice.

Mr.Magnus
07-27-2014, 02:41 PM
Have the Feather artist club. With the super blades. Thay are sharp, however just cuz something is sharp dosen't mean it's shaving smooth. I perfer natural Jnat edges witch are much smoother then any replaceable blade to shave with. :)

vai777
07-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Have the Feather artist club. With the super blades. Thay are sharp, however just cuz something is sharp dosen't mean it's shaving smooth. I perfer natural Jnat edges witch are much smoother then any replaceable blade to shave with. :)

Yeah I mean I can see what you are saying, but when I can splash hot water on my face, use no shaving cream or soap, and shave without a weeper, or pull or anything of the sort... that's as smooth as I need.

Mr.Magnus
07-27-2014, 04:27 PM
Glad that works for you.

Mr.Magnus
08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Razor: Bismarck Barbers Spezial 7/8
Brush: M&F 2-Band Blond Badger
Cream: Dr.Harris Windsor
ASB: D&G One
EDP: Costume Intense

Just finished cleaning up my new Bismarck and honed it was a plessure. Delivered a perfect shave. New EDP from Sliqhaq The Costume Intense has a very nice scent, warm and sweet and gets 10/10 from me. Happy weekend gents.

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC03602_zps4234dac3.jpg

Clarence
08-19-2014, 01:41 PM
Lovely stuff here. I'm considering getting a DIY IPL job for my hair, though!

Mr.Magnus
08-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Razor - Vintage Parker 13/16 from Japan
Strop - SRW English Bridle 3'
Soap - LEA Hard Soap
Brush - M&F
AS - Alum stick & Bulldog ASB

Fantastic Sunday afternoon shave.


http://youtu.be/f_8VNVKeGQw?list=UUW8eMt9iy0-4JakPtj_oOaA

CutFingers
08-26-2014, 02:29 AM
I'm using a cheapo badger brush with Toms of Maine soap...actually it makes a great lather. The razor is a cheapo disposable razor...probably shaved with it over 20 times...what can I say I'm cheap :)

But I would recommend the Toms soap for shaving, it works great.

Mr.Magnus
08-26-2014, 05:15 PM
I'm using a cheapo badger brush with Toms of Maine soap...actually it makes a great lather. The razor is a cheapo disposable razor...probably shaved with it over 20 times...what can I say I'm cheap :)

But I would recommend the Toms soap for shaving, it works great.


cheapo badger brush i cant live with but i know plenty of cheap soaps that works superb

Mr.Magnus
11-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Razor: Jeness Kamisori
Brush: Mr.M 2Tone Amboyna 2-band Finest
Soap: Penhaligons Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDP: Costume National Intense

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02305_zps9b56a45c.jpg

CutFingers
11-03-2014, 07:38 PM
I've been using the same disposable razor about three months :) It's blue, plastic not blue steel :)

chinacats
11-03-2014, 09:12 PM
Razor: Jeness Kamisori
Brush: Mr.M 2Tone Amboyna 2-band Finest
Soap: Penhaligons Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDP: Costume National Intense

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02305_zps9b56a45c.jpg

Nice kamisori! How difficult to learn as opposed to traditional straight?

Mr.Magnus
11-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Nice kamisori! How difficult to learn as opposed to traditional straight?

Thanks. I find it abit more difficult to use a traditional japanese grinded razor. since you use just one side of the blade against the face and one hand only right hand to shave with.

Mr.Magnus
11-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Razor: Max Sprecher 10/8
Brush: Silvertip
Soap: RazoRock Classic
ASB: D&G The One
EDT: Costume National Intense

Superb shave without a Colombian necktie. But i did finish with a very nice Maduro 5 Magico. :)

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC04103_zpsa5c94375.jpg

muddywaterstones
11-14-2014, 06:56 PM
As someone who has intermittently used, whisper it, a Gilette Mach 3 for the last 20-odd years despite hating it, I'm blown away by your collection Mr Magnus. Recently, for the first time, I've purchased a straight razor but feel my technique is way off. Despite being right-handed I'm actually better with my left hand. I put this down to the way I sharpen knives, controlling the angle with my left-hand.

Maybe I've missed it in this thread somewhere but anyone got any pointers. Funnily, if I shave first with my Mach 3 and then work with the straight razor I can get a smoothness I've never had before but this seems like using stabilisers on a bike. I'm an avid cyclist by the way and feel the stabilisers shouldn't last long.

chinacats
11-15-2014, 01:43 AM
Thanks. I find it abit more difficult to use a traditional japanese grinded razor. since you use just one side of the blade against the face and one hand only right hand to shave with.

Thanks Magnus, I've finally gotten pretty comfortable with a straight, but think that may be too much--even as sexy as it is. Mainly for the reason noted below...


Despite being right-handed I'm actually better with my left hand. I put this down to the way I sharpen knives, controlling the angle with my left-hand.


Same here, but I always attributed it to being more careful--I was shaking the first time I held a razor to my face in my left hand. Now I am much more likely to get cut with my right hand. As to pointers, stick with it!

Cheers

Mr.Magnus
11-15-2014, 05:51 AM
As someone who has intermittently used, whisper it, a Gilette Mach 3 for the last 20-odd years despite hating it, I'm blown away by your collection Mr Magnus. Recently, for the first time, I've purchased a straight razor but feel my technique is way off. Despite being right-handed I'm actually better with my left hand. I put this down to the way I sharpen knives, controlling the angle with my left-hand.

Maybe I've missed it in this thread somewhere but anyone got any pointers. Funnily, if I shave first with my Mach 3 and then work with the straight razor I can get a smoothness I've never had before but this seems like using stabilisers on a bike. I'm an avid cyclist by the way and feel the stabilisers shouldn't last long.

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Mr.Magnus
11-15-2014, 05:53 AM
As someone who has intermittently used, whisper it, a Gilette Mach 3 for the last 20-odd years despite hating it, I'm blown away by your collection Mr Magnus. Recently, for the first time, I've purchased a straight razor but feel my technique is way off. Despite being right-handed I'm actually better with my left hand. I put this down to the way I sharpen knives, controlling the angle with my left-hand.

Maybe I've missed it in this thread somewhere but anyone got any pointers. Funnily, if I shave first with my Mach 3 and then work with the straight razor I can get a smoothness I've never had before but this seems like using stabilisers on a bike. I'm an avid cyclist by the way and feel the stabilisers shouldn't last long.


There is many great helping threads for you on Straightrazorplace where u can find all answers to your questions. i recommend everyone picking up a straight razor for the first time to read and watch alot of videos before thay start cuz it is indeed an art to shave with straights and it takes time to master it but it also pays off for those that sticks with it cuz in the end u wont find a better shave once u know what your doing.

Mr.Magnus
11-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Thanks Magnus, I've finally gotten pretty comfortable with a straight, but think that may be too much--even as sexy as it is. Mainly for the reason noted below...

thay do indeed look cool and thay get the job done. however i perfer the westerns since thay give me a easier shave

muddywaterstones
11-16-2014, 09:27 AM
There is many great helping threads for you on Straightrazorplace where u can find all answers to your questions. i recommend everyone picking up a straight razor for the first time to read and watch alot of videos before thay start cuz it is indeed an art to shave with straights and it takes time to master it but it also pays off for those that sticks with it cuz in the end u wont find a better shave once u know what your doing.

Thanks. Don't know that site. Tried Badger and Blade but found it bewildering. That's not a slight on them, just my own ignorance on the subject.

muddywaterstones
11-16-2014, 09:39 AM
Same here, but I always attributed it to being more careful--I was shaking the first time I held a razor to my face in my left hand. Now I am much more likely to get cut with my right hand. As to pointers, stick with it!

Cheers

The left and right thing is a weird phenomenon. Will definitely stick with it as the bits I do well far surpass any shave I've had before. The problems are mostly under the jaw-bone and a couple of nooks and crannies by the throat. Thus far I've avoided any serious disfigurement to my beautiful face (others would be of a different opinion) but I struggle to hold the correct angles in the trickier places. That said, I'm only at it a week or two and can see progress already in terms of technique.

Sabaki
11-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Razor: Jeness Kamisori
Brush: Mr.M 2Tone Amboyna 2-band Finest
Soap: Penhaligons Endymion
ASB: Bulldog
EDP: Costume National Intense

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt57/mange-g/DSC02305_zps9b56a45c.jpg

great looking set!

is it ray-fish skin handle on that razor?

Mr.Magnus
11-20-2014, 02:00 PM
great looking set!

is it ray-fish skin handle on that razor?

Yes stingray skin

rami_m
11-20-2014, 08:05 PM
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rami_m
11-20-2014, 08:15 PM
I am still lusting after that brush. So cool.