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Re: Straight Shavin'

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:12 am

Cleaned up after mowing this afternoon. Decided the whiskers needed chopping off. I used this old Joseph Allen & Sons original non XLL with a full wedge grind. Best I can sus out it’s feom between 1883 and 1900ish. The horn scales have some bug bites, but they’re still OK for now. Excuse the bad pics the lighting is terrible and it’s dark outside. I tried to get the etch to show.

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Re: Straight Shavin'

Postby Steve Warden » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:29 am

I like that one, Colonel!
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Re: Straight Shavin'

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 am

Thanks Steve.
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Re: Straight Shavin'

Postby doglegg » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:57 am

Wade you captured the etch just perfect. ::tu::

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Re: Straight Shavin'

Postby Steve Warden » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:14 pm

Saturday. My day for a straight shave.
A Premier Life Time Professional X98.
Some Robert Johnson and Delta Blues in the background.
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Re: Straight Shavin'

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm

I had a barber shave in New Orleans some years back and was so impressed two days later with the lack of regrowth that I went back and bought some supplies to try and duplicate it.

I did try straight razor shaving under Willie's guidance a while back, but could not get comfortable with it, nor abstain from nicking myself. I agree with Willie that it's ridiculous we cannot seem to get back into what was an almost daily activity for men just a generation or two ago.

From that visit to Aiden Gill For Men barber shop in New Orleans, I did get into using products from Truefitt & Hill, a London barber shop that's been in business since the 18th century. I cannot afford to use their products daily, but I do on Sunday mornings and on special occasions.

I like their Grafton Shave Cream and After Shave Lotion. Subtle scent, manly, not overpowering. They offer several others.

I pre-treat my face with witch hazel oil or lemon oil.

I agree with Willie re' a cold water blade rinse. It has to do with contraction vs expansion of metal.

BTW; I shave with a three blade razor from Dollar A Day Shave Club and I've got dozens of good Robeson razors from which to choose. ::woot::

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Re: Straight Shavin'

Postby Steve Warden » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:50 pm

Broke out the Boker S.S. St. Louis this A.M.
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