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Re: What do you shave with?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:58 pm

5 shaves before I go to the hones usually. As you said, it depends on the razor.

Honing from scratch takes 30 minutes to 1 hour or even more. I have a Jernbolaget wedge that is very hard and took almost 3 hours of honing to restore to a pristine edge.

Well maintained or new razor can be honed in 30 min.

Re: What do you shave with?

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:32 pm

i would love to get into straight razor shaving.

Re: What do you shave with?

Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:51 pm

Michiel Vanhoudt wrote:

"5 shaves before I go to the hones usually. As you said, it depends on the razor.
Honing from scratch takes 30 minutes to 1 hour or even more. I have a Jernbolaget wedge that is very hard and took almost 3 hours of honing to restore to a pristine edge.
Well maintained or new razor can be honed in 30 min."

Five shaves and you go to the hones? Are your whiskers made from adamantine?

Have you tried a balsa strop loaded with CrO to extend the life of the edge?

Re: What do you shave with?

Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:57 pm

I meant before stropping on a hanging strop doesn't suffice anymore. So a balsa strop or a stone steps in.

Re: What do you shave with?

Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:14 pm

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Re: What do you shave with?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:32 am

MAGNUS <> Somehow ;) , I'd expect nothing less of your collection.

Beautiful...

Re: What do you shave with?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:02 pm

VERY nice. Love your Heljestrand Mk collection.

Re: What do you shave with?

Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:13 pm

some more shavers
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Re: What do you shave with?

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:41 pm

I'd probably give a few fingers for that Heljestrand collection. Very nice!
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