05-15-2012, 06:54 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
Here is my modest Joris collection. The Joris is a formidable razor in its aggressiveness. It reminds me of a beautiful woman who is also dangerous.

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 05-15-2012, 06:58 AM
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Obie, another great peak into your Nook. Thank you. Can you expound on the handle materials in these razors? They all look different and each has their own beauty.

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 05-15-2012, 07:20 AM
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(05-15-2012, 06:58 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Obie, another great peak into your Nook. Thank you. Can you expound on the handle materials in these razors? They all look different and each has their own beauty.

Hello Brian,
Yes, of course. Sorry, I had a senior moment and forgot to identify the handles. The handles from left to right (in the last photo) are:

Rosewood
Canadian walnut wood and Palladium combined
Light buffalo horn and gold
Light buffalo horn and Palladium

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 05-15-2012, 07:30 AM
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A wonderful collection Obie. Simply stunning, I really like the rosewood one.

Question, the head looks wide; when a blade is in the head are the tabs covered by the head or do they stick out?

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 05-15-2012, 07:34 AM
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The horn and palladium is my favourite in your collection and one that I'm contemplating acquiring in the future

I only have the one, a black resin with white pinstripe.

I derive a sense of Jubilation from Joris, thanks for sharing your eye candy Obie.

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 05-15-2012, 07:52 AM
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(05-15-2012, 07:30 AM)wingdo Wrote: A wonderful collection Obie. Simply stunning, I really like the rosewood one.

Question, the head looks wide; when a blade is in the head are the tabs covered by the head or do they stick out?

Doug,
Thank you for the kind words. The head is wide, but the tabs on the side are still visible, although barely. On the old Gillettes and many of the modern razors, the tabs on the side extend for a considerable amount of length. What I especially liked about the Feather was that the entire blade was covered. With the Joris, as I noted, the extension is quite small, but it is still there.

What is not small in the Joris is the blade exposure. I would say it is probably twice as long as the blade exposure on many other new and vintage razors. When shaving with the Joris, you can expect a shot of adrenalin, as you would with the straight razor.

I must say, there is an opiate element framing the Joris. I have other razors, both closed and open comb, but after shaving with the Joris, it feels like the morning fix that I must have. Strange, what?

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 05-15-2012, 07:58 AM
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  • Howler
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Gorgeous looking handles, very nice collection.

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 05-15-2012, 08:15 AM
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Lovely razors, Obie.

For those who haven't tried this handle shape - it's among the most comfortable handles to hold and shave with. I had one of the palladium Joris razors, and I've never used a handle that's more comfortable than the one that had.

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 05-15-2012, 08:34 AM
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  • Johnny
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Click, there goes another item on my wish list.

Very nice Obie.

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 05-15-2012, 08:37 AM
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(05-15-2012, 08:15 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Lovely razors, Obie.

For those who haven't tried this handle shape - it's among the most comfortable handles to hold and shave with. I had one of the palladium Joris razors, and I've never used a handle that's more comfortable than the one that had.

Johann,
Thanks for the kind words.
Right you are about the comfortable handle. Maybe it's the conical design, or perhaps something else, but I find the razor tucks in my small hands comfortably. Perfectly. The razor looks heavy and the handle long, but not really. Everything is reasonably, and comfortably, proportioned.
In weight, all those I have are under 70 grams, with the rosewood the lightest at 57 grams. The Palladium models are heavier a little over 100 grams, as I understand.
All are handsome razors.

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 05-15-2012, 06:06 PM
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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever...
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I hope to expand my Joris collection in the future.
Obie's collection is most impressive and a source of inspiration!

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 05-15-2012, 06:27 PM
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  • Obie
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Thanks for the kind words, Ben. I've eyed the model in the picture. It's striking.

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 05-15-2012, 06:41 PM
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(05-15-2012, 06:27 PM)Obie Wrote: Thanks for the kind words, Ben. I've eyed the model in the picture. It's striking.

Thanks Obie.

The next Joris I purchase will likely be one of these:
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I know you already own the horn, but which would you choose?

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 05-15-2012, 07:55 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Ahhh, Joris. The wonderful shave. The gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing Obie.

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 05-15-2012, 08:25 PM
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Obie,
Stunning collection, but i can not believe you do not have the Palladium handle one!
Enjoy my friend!

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 05-16-2012, 02:55 AM
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(05-15-2012, 06:41 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(05-15-2012, 06:27 PM)Obie Wrote: Thanks for the kind words, Ben. I've eyed the model in the picture. It's striking.

Thanks Obie.

The next Joris I purchase will likely be one of these:

OR

I know you already own the horn, but which would you choose?

Ben, both are handsome razors. If for me, though, I would selected the horn. In person the horn is even more lovely. The Palladium is quite impressive, too, but the silky feel of the horn in the hand makes all the difference in the world. Also, the Palladium is heavier, I would say probably at around 110 grams, whereas the horn is at 60 grams. Because of my banged up hands, I have to stay with the slightly lighter razors.

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 05-16-2012, 02:59 AM
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(05-16-2012, 02:55 AM)Obie Wrote:
(05-15-2012, 06:41 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(05-15-2012, 06:27 PM)Obie Wrote: Thanks for the kind words, Ben. I've eyed the model in the picture. It's striking.

Thanks Obie.

The next Joris I purchase will likely be one of these:

OR

I know you already own the horn, but which would you choose?

Ben, both are handsome razors. If for me, though, I would selected the horn. In person the horn is even more lovely. The Palladium is quite impressive, too, but the silk feel of the horn in the hand makes all the difference in the world. Also, the Palladium is heavier, I would say probably at around 110 grams, whereas the horn is at 60 grams. Because of my banged up hands, I have to stay with the slightly lighter razors.

I hadn't even considered weight! Sorry to hear about your hands...

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 05-16-2012, 03:10 AM
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(05-15-2012, 08:25 PM)celestino Wrote: Obie,
Stunning collection, but i can not believe you do not have the Palladium handle one!
Enjoy my friend!

Hello Celestino:
I love the looks of the Palladium. I love the looks and the feel of the horn and the wood handles in my hand even more. I especially like handles made in horn. Not only are they attractive, but also they feel soft and lush in the hands.

I feel this way about the handles in my other DE razors, too. I find the horn and wood handles give just as solid a grip than do those in metal. Not that I don't like the great grips in, say, the old Gillettes. Of course, I do. I can't imagine a Fatboy or an Aristocrat in the horn handle. Those razors are magical and I love them the way they are. (I have two sets of Fatboy and Aristocrat that I save for my grandsons, one to be born in August.) One set I use now in the rotation.

Anyway, I might still break down someday and buy the Palladium, too. The weight in my hands makes me weary, though. That's why I limit my straight shaving only to weekends and only two with the grain passes, because my hands can't handle holding them for long periods of time. Stropping and honing are killers, too. In the past three days I have honed four razors, one vintage from scratch, and I am paying for it now.

But I am still not budging from age 27. No, sir. I have been 27 for decades. I stay 27 for more.

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 05-16-2012, 03:31 AM
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Good on you Obie, well done sir!

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 05-16-2012, 04:45 AM
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(05-16-2012, 03:31 AM)ben74 Wrote: Good on you Obie, well done sir!

Thanks, Ben. The excessive weight of some DE razors is causing me major problems because of my hands. Last year I had to sell my Edwin Jagger "Chatsworth" lined barley, because it became too difficult for me to hold because of its weight. Gorgeous razor, though. I also have the Edwin Jagger Bulbous that weighs a ton — I'm holding it for someone.
My Joris razors are the perfect weight and size.
Stay well.

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