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Re: Shave of the day!

Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:03 pm

Glad you like it. its a custom made razor. thay cost alot of money, this maker (Max Sprecher) razors starts at 600$ and for spine work and so on its more.. so i guess this one is around 650+. but i got it on auction for 250 :D got lucky.

Re: Shave of the day!

Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:36 am

Hey all,

Just completed my first straight razor shave. Used a Robeson Suredge I got pretty cheap on eBay. Had to get a blade from my hometown's glory days. Finished it on my Arashiyama 6k and chromium oxide on leather. I know it's not an ideal finishing stone, but it's what I have for now. Have to say was pretty impressive for my first try both shaving and honing. Not the closest I've ever shaved, but damn satisfying and no cuts or bad burn. Brush was a cheap pure badger from amazon, with Col Conk bay rum soap. Wasn't sure I'd stick with it, so I figured going for a really cheap entry was probably the idea. Have to say I enjoyed both. Beats my hand and pro gel.

Anybody used a Robeson, or maybe a Geneva? I like my upstate NY.

Re: Shave of the day!

Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:32 pm

+1 on the hometown thing! While I'm originally from TX, I live 15 minutes from Worcester now...I've been watching/buying Worcester and Torrey razors. I am new to the game as well but have been looking to try a genco for some time now.

Stick with the straights! If you enjoyed your first, they just better from there :) Its only been a couple months for me but I can't imagine going back to a cartridge....ever!

Can't help you much with the honing...some of my razors I can hone well, some I just can't get a decent bevel on. My finisher is a 10k nubatama I bought on the classifieds here (not an ideal finisher by any means) followed by crox on balsa then bare horsehide.

Anyway, enjoy the shaves, enjoy the ritual, enjoy the learning curve :)


Re: Shave of the day!

Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:45 pm

Thanks for the encouragement. I really enjoyed it, was surprised I didnt cut myself or get awful burn the first time. Also was surprised by the competence of the razor off the 6k. I was thinking 10k Imanishi for my next, although it seems some say that isnt enough either. Not sure what I will do, but I do think the straight razors are here to stay. Already finding myself watching several more razors on eBay. Combine that with my determination to own every gyuto anybody has ever said a good word about, and my wallet's future is looking grim.

Re: Shave of the day!

Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:23 pm

I feel your pain... ;)

Re: Shave of the day!

Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:59 am

Razor's: Heljestrand Frameback's in orginal horn scales.
Brush: M&F L7 Tshell
Soap: La Toja
EDT: Armani Code

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


Re: Shave of the day!

Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:38 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. :)


Re: Shave of the day!

Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:59 am

I'm a total sucker for T-shell.

Re: Shave of the day!

Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:19 pm

im so with you on that :).

Re: Shave of the day!

Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:33 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.

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