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    by Published on 03-25-2017 04:01 PM
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    Simpson Chubby 2
    Wacker Classic 6/8
    Thayer's Witch Hazel

    by Published on 01-29-2017 12:36 PM
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    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 03-17-2017 04:52 AM
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    One of the most interesting aspects of straight razor shaving is the maintaining of the razor's edge. Keeping the razor's edge sharp enough to give us a comfortable, close shave is accomplished by many methods. We are going to take a look at some natural stones that are often used to maintain the razor's edge. These stones are found throughout the world and this link takes you to the website "Razor love stones"
    Special thanks to Straight Razor Place member Doorsch for providing this website to the straight razor community.

    Enjoy the journey,,,,,

    by Published on 02-24-2017 01:49 AM
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    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.


    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


    Hello fellow wetshavers

    Welcome to SRP!! Great razors you have there and definitely +1 on the kudos for honing them yourself!!


    Prahston Today, 02:46 PM Go to last post

    Your favorite shoulderless razor?

    My Carre is carbon steel - no problem to hone, and indeed very sharp.

    dimab Today, 02:46 PM Go to last post


    Welcome to SRP!! Sounds like you are off to a near perfect start and you are definitely in the right place!


    Prahston Today, 02:42 PM Go to last post

    Closeness of shave

    I'd go along with that. Mind you it has been going that way a long time. The use of straight razors started to really decline with King Gillette's introduction

    BobH Today, 02:42 PM Go to last post

    Any Fountain Pen Users?

    Not knowing very much about the types of script, do you use a flexable nib in the Spencerian script and just use different pressure?
    Or is it done

    Dieseld Today, 02:37 PM Go to last post

    Best way to clean up a blade?

    Any good metal polish should do the trick. Be aware that if you do use polish it will make honing after necessary in all likelihood.


    BobH Today, 02:35 PM Go to last post
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