06-12-2013, 08:13 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Gentlemen:

What straight razor or razors do you take on your trips?

For me, it's usually a 5/8 straight with a backup razor. I leave the NOS 5/8's (Bohlerstahl, LouPer, Tennis, Alcoso, Romuso, Fromm Red Head and a few other 5/8 lovelies) home for fear of losing them. A 5/8 Luna or a Ralf Aust serve me well.

My strop is the small Illinois 835 with an improvised leather tether, which works well on the bathroom door knob. I used to have a small Tony Miller strop with tether. I sold it, for which I still kick myself in the tokhus.

In the past, I would also take a double edge razor for backup. These days, however, I take my Feather Professional Artist Club DX stainless steel in the teakwood scales. I'm quite fond of this straight razor with replaceable blades. It works well on trips. I also use it at home when short on time.

And you, gentlemen?

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 06-12-2013, 08:53 AM
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I don't have any straight razors yet! Biggrin

My travel safety razor is Merker Slant! Can't get much better than that Cool

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 06-12-2013, 09:31 AM
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(06-12-2013, 08:53 AM)classic-shaver Wrote: I don't have any straight razors yet! Biggrin

My travel safety razor is Merker Slant! Can't get much better than that Cool

Your first statement should ultimately negate your second statement!

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 06-12-2013, 10:08 AM
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  • Kavik79
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I don't travel much, but I went the easy route and bought a Feather SS in case I need to Tongue

Traveled once with a straight and a strop and keeping the strop safe worried me more than anything else. The straight was nothing I'd lose sleep over, but I only had 1 good hanging strop at the time, so I had it in a big cardboard 'envelope' in my suitcase. I imagine a paddle strop would be easier to travel with

For my brush I have an Omega badger/boar "mighty midget" that dries fairly quickly and could fit inside a pill bottle.
For soap I have a small container that has a waterproof screw on cover that I packed a puck into (I think it was originally a small pomade tub, or something similar, maybe 2" diameter and 1" thick)

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 06-12-2013, 10:36 AM
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  • Johnny
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When I travel I use the razor, shaving cream, and after shave in this picture.

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I also carry a few of these as a backup.

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This is the brush I use when I travel.

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 06-12-2013, 12:33 PM
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When I travel I use the razor, shaving cream, and after shave in this picture.

Johnny,
Does the Speick aftershave lotion last for a while? I really enjoy the cream and I thought that the lotion lasted longer than the splash.

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 06-12-2013, 12:48 PM
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  • Johnny
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I thought the lotion and splash were one in the same. Not pictured I also use the Speick After Shave Balm when I travel.

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 06-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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(06-12-2013, 12:48 PM)Johnny Wrote: I thought the lotion and splash were one in the same. Not pictured I also use the Speick After Shave Balm when I travel.

I'm sorry Johnny, I meant the balm. Some folks say the scent of one lasts longer than the other, I just couldn't remember which product had the longer lasting scent.

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 06-12-2013, 01:27 PM
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For travel you may want to look around for one of these. I've come across several and most were priced around the $25.00 - $30.00 mark.
It has a high grit stone, a leather strop and when you unsnap the leather there is a compartment to hold the razor inside.
Pretty clever.
And though not a straight the Fold-A-Brush has everything self contained. Literally a folding brush, little brass tubes to fill with cream /balm/aftershave and extra blades all in a box not bigger than a woman's compact.

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Of course travel brushes in these cases are handy as well to keep knots from becoming crushed when packed and if they're a bit damp no biggie.

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 06-12-2013, 01:42 PM
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  • Johnny
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(06-12-2013, 01:22 PM)koolereye Wrote:
(06-12-2013, 12:48 PM)Johnny Wrote: I thought the lotion and splash were one in the same. Not pictured I also use the Speick After Shave Balm when I travel.

I'm sorry Johnny, I meant the balm. Some folks say the scent of one lasts longer than the other, I just couldn't remember which product had the longer lasting scent.

The lotion has the stronger scent. The balm actually has very little scent at all.

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 06-12-2013, 03:43 PM
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  • MikekiM
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previously it was a Feather Dx, non-folding, but now.. I suspect the Bengall has a really good chance of being my travel razor.

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 06-12-2013, 03:50 PM
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  • Obie
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Goodness gracious, Michael, that is a handsome razor. Indeed, it is ideal for travel.

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 06-12-2013, 04:22 PM
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  • MikekiM
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Thanks Obie!!

Divine guidance from an awesome coach led me to this sweet blade.. Biggrin Biggrin

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