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What do you shave with?

Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:02 pm

I have this nice straight razor that Keith bought me and I've been practicing with it. What do you use?

Re: What do you shave with?

Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:35 pm

I use a zwilling 5/8 stainless and love it, I used to own dovos and will own some again. Tomorrow I will be sharpening or touching up mine with my BBW (Belgian blue whetstone) and a coticule, and than stropping on some kangaroo hide. Ill be posting pics when I am done. I guess the resident experts are Michael Vanholdt, thom blodget, and ken Schwartz and I will throw my two cents in now and than. I hope y'all enjoy this forum I put the bug in marks ear today and he agreed that it would be good to do. So come on you str8ight razor conossouirs and even safety razors are welcome too not to mention the Japanese razor sold by Cktg. Peace, jmbullman

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Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:50 pm

Soon to be a vintage Dovo 5/8 and some Brooklyn to London soap.

Re: What do you shave with?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:08 am

The dovo 5/8 are great that's what I cut my teeth (face) on the take a great edge espically the carbons the only thing is while your sharpening watch out for the shoulder if your not carefull you'll be cutting that too along with only half the blade touching the surface and it Will make for a hell of a fix. Been their done that that's one of the reasons my new razor is round and shoulderless. Peace and happy shaving. Jmbullman

Re: What do you shave with?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:30 am

Lately I've been using a Tim Zowada 7/8 round point:

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Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:04 am

I am in total awe. I would give my big toe for one like that you are a very very lucky person. Now if we can just get mark to carry some like that......the Cktg saga continues! Peace and no nicks please, jmbullman

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Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:15 pm

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Re: What do you shave with?

Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:49 pm

Ok Michael you've thrown down the gaultent, anybody else I got to sharpen mine sometime today it was pulling a little this morning. That's one hell of a collection! Jmbullman

Would you share a little of you stone progression for the fans like me, yours always seem uber sharp!

Re: What do you shave with?

Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:45 pm

I always use shapton Pro stones up to 8k, then finish on 15k Pro and AlOx gel, or a coticule, or a Jnat.

Re: What do you shave with?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:07 am

JAMES/MICHIEL <> How much time on rocks do you actually spend, and how often do you actually have to take them there? I'm well aware steel, usage & skill are factors... it's a general question for a straight edge virgin that would potentially be utilizing one razor.
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