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  1. The Much Maligned and Often Misunderstood One Pass Shave

    by , 09-26-2012 at 03:57 AM (Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day)
    Lately, I've rekindled my relationship with the one pass shave. When I first started straight shaving, I often wondered why barbers (even back in the old days) would seldom do multiple passes but the denisons of SRP seemed to classify any shave that only involved a single lathering of the face as a half-hearted effort of sorts. As ridiculous as it sounds now, back then I actually felt a tinge of guilt if I didn't do at least 2-3 passes. It was as if I had betrayed the confidence of my SRP brothers ...
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  2. Coticules 101

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    zib
    , 09-26-2012 at 12:21 AM
    Coticules, The legendary sharpening stone from Belgium. This is another topic we see frequently on the forum. Back when I joined SRP, they were all the rage. Having one was almost a requirement. Just joking...

    Coticules come in all shapes and sizes, 8x3,(200x75) 6x2 (150x50) are probably the most popular. In addition to the array of rectangular stones, The quarry produces "Bouts" (pronounced "Boo's") or irregular shaped stones, like trapzoids and the like. ...
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  3. Jnat buying 101

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    zib
    , 09-23-2012 at 04:37 PM
    I read more and more posts about members having trouble with their Japanese Natural stones. These stones can be the best and the worst stone you ever bought as far as naturals go, only behind Coticules. That's another blog...
    What do I mean by that? Japanese naturals or "Jnats" are legendary in the world of sharpening, by straight razors users, knife enthusiasts, and woodworkers alike. With the correct stone, and skill, the edge is really hard to beat, unless you know how....Now, ...
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  4. Rodgers' multi-blades knives.

    by , 09-23-2012 at 01:59 AM
    This 75 blades knife was made for the Great Exhibition in 1851.




    There were several multi-blades knives.
    From the history of the company:
    "In 1821 Stuart Wortley (then Member of Parliament for Yorkshire and later Lord Wharncliffe) presented John Rodgers to the Prince Regent at Carlton House. The knife maker presented ...
  5. F. Koeller & Co., Solingen-Ohligs.

    by , 08-30-2012 at 07:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    F. Koeller & Companie registered 23rd April 1906, Solingen-Ohligs.

    The Köller or Koeller family was long-established in the Solingen area and traced their ancestry back to the sword smith Johann Köller (1440-c.1518). F. Koeller & Cie was founded in 1855 by Franz Koeller and was listed in the commercial regissters as the manufacturer of 'cutlery, desk-sets and pens'; the company was also responsible for wholesaling
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