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    by Published on 07-23-2017 07:39 PM
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    Razor: Bengall
    Brush: Shavemac
    Lather: GFT Rose
    Astringent: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Nourishing: GFT Coral Skin Food
    Smell Good: Acca Kappa

    by Published on 01-29-2017 12:36 PM
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    2. Obie's Conversations

    The straight razor world not only carries a colorful ritual, but it also has a colorful history. Straight Razor Place Mentor and historian Martin103 gives us a glimpse into the story of the straight razor.

    OBIE: What is the history of the western style straight razor? When did they come into use, as we know them?

    MARTIN: There is plenty of evidence found on paintings and illustrations going back to the 15th Century. ...
    by Published on 04-29-2017 04:39 AM
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    2. Honing


    Straight Razor Place members created a thread on the forum that highlights the hones that are used on their razors. Hones of all types are shown in use, from man-made to naturals. Drop in from time to time and see what hones are currently being used, not to mention some beautiful razors.

    "Hone Of The Day"

    Enjoy the journey,,,,,

    by Published on 02-24-2017 01:49 AM
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    2. Before & After

    One of the many pleasures experienced in the shave community, is the use of equipment that is often decades or centuries old. Possibly the greatest pleasure is experienced by the individuals who take these icons of yesteryear and breathe life back into them. Restoration professionals take their work seriously and deliver to us a gift that will keep on giving for decades to come.

    Straight Razor Place is fortunate to have many restoration professionals in it's membership. Keep an eye on this article, as it will often highlight their remarkable work. To see this restoration process, follow the link below.

    Taylor in Acrylic

    Enjoy the journey,,,,,

    by Published on 02-24-2017 04:30 AM
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    Honing with a Nagura stone is a method that many of us shy away from; probably due to a lack of understanding in their history and use. Follow the link below to an article written by Straight Razor Place member Mainaman where you can get some insight into this method of honing.

    Enjoy the journey,,,,

  • Recent Forum Posts


    Hi from the UK

    Thanks for this - at the moment I'm cleaning the razor (age related grime etc) before sending it away to get a proper hone. That bit is definitely out

    shavingodyssey Today, 08:05 AM Go to last post

    Hi from the UK

    Welcome, you have come to the right place.

    I wouldn't rush into the restoration/honing stuff immediately. If you have a shave ready razor

    Porl Today, 07:56 AM Go to last post

    8" x 2" stone in box marked 1896 -- what is it?

    Agreed. They smooth out considerably with use. You can use one side freshly lapped for faster cutting and leave the other side alone for a finer finish.

    eKretz Today, 07:52 AM Go to last post

    Escher green-yellow!

    Great hones, and that looks in very good condition. Mine has similar inclusions, don't affect the hone at all.
    There are a few threads on how to

    Grazor Today, 07:23 AM Go to last post

    Sun July 23th - Sat July 29th

    Date: 24 July 2017

    Brush: - RazoRock Plissoft Big Bruce Synthetic 26/63mm
    Lather: - Palmolive Classic Shave Stick (european

    SpeedyPC Today, 07:15 AM Go to last post

    Hi from the UK

    Thank you all for such a warm welcome!

    shavingodyssey Today, 06:38 AM Go to last post
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