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    by Published on 12-17-2017 04:20 PM
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    Razor: Wade & Butcher
    Brush: Simpson Polo 10
    Lather: Cytil R Salter Vetiver
    Astringent: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Nourishing: Vetiver Carven
    Smell Good: Vetiver Carven



    by Published on 11-05-2017 10:06 PM
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    2. Obie's Conversations
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    Artisans create a bounty of shave soaps and creams for the traditional shaver that range up and down the spectrum in quality. Some are good, and some forgettable. I am disappointed in most of them. Oleo Soapworks, of Chicago, is an exception.

    Artisan Vida Perez Velazquez has created a range of superb shave soaps with intriguing scents that rival some of the big names. Luxurious lather, comfortable cushion and smooth glide characterize these soaps, their soothing aftershave properties especially notable.

    OBIE: I donít think I am being lofty in my description. Your soaps are exceptional in every way. What makes good shave soap?

    VIDA: Wet shavers, new and experienced, ...
    by Published on 10-03-2017 04:29 AM
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    Welcome,

    What we have today is a rare look at the making of a Charlie Lewis straight razor. A few individuals have the pleasure of owning a straight razor made by Charlie Lewis; with this video we all have opportunity to see this professional at work.

    Thank you Charlie Lewis for sharing this video with us.


    Lewis Razors: Primitive Blades For Modern Times.

    Enjoy the journey,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    by Published on 04-29-2017 05:39 AM
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    2. Honing

    Welcome,

    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 02:49 AM
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    2. Before & After

    Welcome,
    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.



    George F. Rohr & Co.


    Enjoy the journey,,,,,


    by Published on 02-24-2017 05:30 AM
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    2. Honing


    Welcome,
    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,,,,
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    by Published on 12-01-2017 02:37 AM
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    Being that it is the last day of Movember I thought I would take this opportunity to shed some light on a few things everyone should know about testicular cancer.

    So in 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 2 testicular cancer at the age of 29. It was a tough fight, but thanks to a great support group, awesome doctors, and a bit of luck I am still here today and currently cancer free. There are many things that I learned about testicular cancer that year. Some things I had heard of before, but most things I had no knowledge of before.

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