11-02-2012, 03:19 AM
Just put a new edge on the swedish About to shoot the follow up
11-02-2012, 04:45 AM
11-02-2012, 12:01 PM
11-02-2012, 01:02 PM
I have been using a straight razor for many years (I started about 1997ish) though I've only this year began collecting them, expanding my soap/cream/brush selections (for 15+ years I had 2 brushes, 2 razors and 2-3 creams which I used regularly - and my honing was all done by local shop and a neighbor once I moved back to Pennsylvania - alas he passed away a year ago this week, which began my pursuit for more razors and ultimately honing)
Most importantly, and the most fun/zen part of the entire straight shaving experience for me now is honing them myself. I am still a neophyte at it, having only started a couple months ago, but it's become an obsession of it's own. I generally don't use tape unless the spinework is fancy and/or I'm honing a full or near wedge or a frameback (often the steel of the frame is softer than the steel of the blade)
it's a deep rabbit hole for sure, but I'm hooked!
there are some truly beautiful razors in this thread, I'll add some pics of some of my more treasured razors at some point.
11-02-2012, 11:09 PM
11-06-2012, 11:48 AM
11-07-2012, 02:34 AM
Just shot the second remake, I'm jumping on my old comp to use that editing program because the new one is driving me insane...
I tell ya though stropping that swedish (forgot to as mentioned ) turned it into one sweet shave
11-07-2012, 03:41 PM
I have been reading this thread for a while now. you guys never stop giving me this new hobbies, my wife might kill me soon !!
I have been using gillette a long time, but not really happy about them.
Was thinking to switch to electric shaver but my skin is very sensitive.
SR sound much more interesting .
I'm a bit lost, where should i start ? was looking at ebay and there is millions of them there :/
Shall i go for something Swedish or american and where to buy ?
What do i need to keep it sharp on the cheap?
Time to go and convince the wife that SR is the best for my skin
11-07-2012, 03:55 PM
Ebay is the worst place to start.
Originally Posted by eaglerock
you can get a very nicely priced starter razor/strop/brush soap set from Straight Razor designs, they hone the razors and I think they have a deal of free honing but could be wrong. Here a link http://www.straightrazordesigns.com/...t-shaving-sets
then you learn to shave and strop, that will take time, how long depends on the person. Be warned it is a very deep rabbit hole, razors are more addictive than knives.
11-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Even the minimalist can get a good starting set that can carry them through the years, SRD has some great people supporting their sets. A set can be pieced together easy but requires a bit of knowelege of what you like. And that when it gets tricky Like most of us here, we like ALOT!!! There is a reason we all have *AD's and straight shaving has a minefield full of them LOL Lucky for me RAD, HAD, SSAD are the only ones that hit me hard, I mean how many shave soaps does one REALLY need???