• Obie's Conversations

    by Published on 12-01-2011 05:00 AM
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    Randy
    Randy
    Obie
    Obie
    A straight razor without a properly honed edge makes for an unpleasant shave. Whether a basic blade or a high-end custom, it needs the masterís touch to paint silk over steel. Anyone can stroke a flat piece of rock with his razor and call it honing, but a selected few can claim the throne as the masters of the hone. They not only know the wide range of sharpening stones, but also how to use them. Of those the name Randy Tuttle reigns among the top hone masters. ...
    by Published on 11-01-2011 05:00 AM
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    Robert
    Robert
    Obie
    Obie
    A custom razor by Robert Williams is like that dazzling Lamborghini that circles the neighborhood like a sweet recurring dream, or that elegant Rolls Royce once sported by the stars from the golden age of Hollywood. The custom razor world has an impressive, although small, group of masters who create magnificent razors. Robert Williams is one of them with a corner seat all his own. He is an articulate and an unassuming craftsman always ready for an in-depth conversation about his art: the custom straight razor. ...
    by Published on 10-01-2011 05:00 AM
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    Joe and Carrie
    Joe and Carrie
    Obie
    Obie
    Once upon a time, for gentlemen and pedestrians alike, shaving with the straight razor was the way to go. The only way to go. Today, much to our disappointment, straight razor shaving has a relatively small following. So it is rare to find the straight razor a family affair, right in our own neighborhood, too. It is so with Joe and Carrie, SRP moderators and vendors, and son Joe Jr.
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    by Published on 09-01-2011 05:01 AM
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    Chris
    Chris
    Obie
    Obie
    In the colorful world of traditional shaving the name Moss comes in quotes. That is Dr. Christopher Moss, the creator of the noted Moss Scuttle, as well as the author of an excellent little book, The Art of the Straight Razor Shave. Dr. Moss, who was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1958, and trained in London, moved to Canada, in 1985. He works as a rural doctor in the town with the exotic name Tatamagouche.
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