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    Default The Gryphon from Portland!

    Oh, what is this... a package from USPS...

    What ... a straight razor from Portland Razor Co.

    Warning... contents may cut or kill you... and your family!

    Hmmm what is hiding here

    Holy mother of 8/8 - The Gryphon with a square point and walnut scales... quarter ground





    First impression... hefty and solid. My largest straight is 6/8 so this is a bit of a jump. Finish on the razor and scales are great - no blemishes whatsoever.

    Will do a shave debriefing tomorrow!


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    Looks massive..[emoji33] ,enjoy..!
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    That's a fine looking razor. I hope it shaves as well as it shows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    That's a fine looking razor. I hope it shaves as well as it shows!
    Hope so too. I gave it a little stropping... a bit awkward at first because of size of razor but then got used to it


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    Agreed. Any razor sized larger than 6/8" proves more difficult for me to strop. Be sure to report back here on the merits of your first shave with this bad boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Agreed. Any razor sized larger than 6/8" proves more difficult for me to strop. Be sure to report back here on the merits of your first shave with this bad boy.
    Will do... i typically shave with a 5/8 Spanish point Dovo (bergischer lowe) or a round TI 6/8 (Le legende) both extra hollow ground. My bristles are coarse and thick and i normally shave once or twice a week, so the razor has a lot of hair to mow on shave day. The dovo and TI do a good job, but I always wondered if a wedge-ish and beefier razor would be better for my beard... we'll see tomorrow!


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    Default The Gryphon from Portland!

    Ok, I am going in!

    The Gryphon 8/8 for beard
    TI La légende for head
    Kanayama 30000 strop
    Simpson the colonel brush
    art of shaving ocean kelp cream
    Castle Forbes 1445 aftershave

    I'll tell you about the shave in an hour! [emoji6]


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    Ok.. the short review is : wow! Effortless BBS. Will report back with a more in depth review later


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    Scott has done a fantastic job of building the Portland Razor Company of his dreams into reality. They are now producing superb razors and great strops and have maintained competitive prices. I believe they are also doing razor care classes for new straight shavers.

    You made a great choice Tenurepro, enjoy your new razor.
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    Holy Smokes, that is a gorgeous beast of a razor-I want one now! Off to their website now.

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