04-03-2012, 03:03 PM
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Red Imp 133, Slick Willie shave soap (Williams), Pinaud Clubman Aftershave and Talc. No cuts, no nicks, no errors. Tongue

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 04-04-2012, 06:17 AM
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  • Leon
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Today was Famex day.

I speak about this brand once in a while. This French brand was originally made in Solingen and then sold in France. I have 2 distinct Famex's and find them one of my top shavers.

Just yet another proof that you don't need to go to the high end or most popular brands to get a really good straight razor. There are many, many true hidden gems.

My real work horses right now are the Famex's, a Filarmonica 13 I rescued from a barber, a Dubl Duck Special Nr 1 that cost me peanuts in eBay and a Wade & Butcher. They're not very fancy, but they shave great, day after day.

(I know, I didn't put a photo, my camera is without battery)

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 04-04-2012, 08:06 AM
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I've got several razors but I've given them up in favor of my Dovo Natural. I seem to get better shaves just using 1 razor instead of rotating. I guess I'm better at mastering just 1 thing instead of the jack of all trades.

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 04-04-2012, 11:01 AM
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I did an encore of the Red Imp after such an enjoyable shave yesterday, but this time used bay rum aftershave. Smile

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 04-07-2012, 08:16 AM
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I went with my Dubl Duck Special No. 1 today. Always gives me a good shave Smile.

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 04-07-2012, 08:20 AM
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  • Leon
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(04-07-2012, 08:16 AM)OckhamsRazor Wrote: I went with my Dubl Duck Special No. 1 today. Always gives me a good shave Smile.

I have one of those Duck's - a Special Nr 1. It's one of my daily workhorses. Doesn't have one of those fancy Dubl Ducks handles, but the blade is what shaves my face, not the handle, and it does a great job, day after day.

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 04-07-2012, 08:32 AM
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(04-07-2012, 08:20 AM)Leon Wrote: I have one of those Duck's - a Special Nr 1. It's one of my daily workhorses. Doesn't have one of those fancy Dubl Ducks handles, but the blade is what shaves my face, not the handle, and it does a great job, day after day.

Agreed. I got it for a good price on the Bay. It doesn't look like much, but it shaves wonderfully and was by far the easiest of all my razors to hone.

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 04-09-2012, 03:01 AM
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  • Leon
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(04-07-2012, 08:32 AM)OckhamsRazor Wrote: Agreed. I got it for a good price on the Bay. It doesn't look like much, but it shaves wonderfully and was by far the easiest of all my razors to hone.

I have some razors that are my work horses. I call them my "ugly ducklings". They shave great, the do a great job day by day, but they're not jaw-dropping gorgeous.

I have 2 kinds of straight razors. The ones I keep untouched in my collection to look at and the ones I use daily.

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 04-12-2012, 07:18 AM
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(04-09-2012, 03:01 AM)Leon Wrote: I have some razors that are my work horses. I call them my "ugly ducklings". They shave great, the do a great job day by day, but they're not jaw-dropping gorgeous.

I have 2 kinds of straight razors. The ones I keep untouched in my collection to look at and the ones I use daily.

All of mine are ugly ducklings at this point, but that's fine by meSmile. However, I do hope to acquire a Hart at some point.

Today, I used my W&B "Bow" razor. I believe it's a half-hollow grind. Just a fantastic razor.

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 04-12-2012, 08:42 AM
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  • Leon
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(04-12-2012, 07:18 AM)OckhamsRazor Wrote: All of mine are ugly ducklings at this point, but that's fine by meSmile. However, I do hope to acquire a Hart at some point.

Today, I used my W&B "Bow" razor. I believe it's a half-hollow grind. Just a fantastic razor.

Nice W&B. I've had one "Bow", it's half hollow by our current standards, but back in the XIX century England, that was what they called full-hollow.

By the way, today's razor was my plain but trustworthy Famex

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 04-12-2012, 09:23 AM
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I used a Les Croix 9/16" blade. Excellent shave!

I've never heard of this brand, but it has taken and held a really nice edge.

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 04-12-2012, 11:03 AM
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  • Edson
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(04-12-2012, 09:23 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: I used a Les Croix 9/16" blade. Excellent shave!

I've never heard of this brand, but it has taken and held a really nice edge.

Les Croix was probably made by Johann Breidor. Does it have 3 crosses on the tang?

I once owned 4 Breidor's, but have manage to get that down to 2. They take very nice edges.

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 04-13-2012, 08:10 AM
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Used an unnamed microtome today. It's an excellent shaver. I had to work out a way to tape the spine to get a decent bevel on the wedge side, but it was worth it.

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 04-14-2012, 09:04 AM
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Used my Mastro Livi Damascus today. As usual with this razor, the shave was excellent!!

This is easily the best custom I've ever had, and I've tried most of the usual custom razor makers (with the notable exception of Zowada). I really like the grind on this one.

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 04-14-2012, 01:12 PM
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  • Obie
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Today, mine was the Widerstrahl 6/8 round point. The razor was honed by the great Sham, and that made it an ever sweeter shaver.

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 04-15-2012, 01:53 PM
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Used a PAX 6/8" blade today. Very nice edge and very comfortable shave. Honed by me, as usual.

Got this NOS from Telly, and I dont regret it.

Smile

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 04-16-2012, 11:53 AM
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Used an old J Weiss wedge today. I don't generally like wedges, but use them occasionally. This is a lovely blade with a nice thumbnotch, and it does shave well.

I still prefer the shaves from my full hollows, but this is a nice blade to use now and then. It is one half of a gentleman's set.

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 04-18-2012, 08:10 AM
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        Filarmonica Doble Temple 12 yesterday, Red Imp 133 today.

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 04-21-2012, 07:25 AM
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  • Snuff
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Wade & Butcher For Barbers Use 8/8"

A gift from a good friend (who wrote a book about straight razor shaving btw, unfortunately it's in the dutch language but he is preparing a second enhanced edition in English)

[Image: wade-0026-butcher-for-barbers-use-8003a80022-2.jpg]

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 04-21-2012, 01:17 PM
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(04-21-2012, 07:25 AM)Snuff Wrote: Wade & Butcher For Barbers Use 8/8"

A gift from a good friend (who wrote a book about straight razor shaving btw, unfortunately it's in the dutch language but he is preparing a second enhanced edition in English)

[Image: wade-0026-butcher-for-barbers-use-8003a80022-2.jpg]

Mon dieu, Ron, cela c'est un grand rasoir!

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