06-15-2015, 09:14 AM
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Here is a thread open to anyone about straight razor shaving and any questions related to shaving, stropping and honing a straight razor.  I begin with one of the most helpful straight razor shaving videos.  I have watched it many times, even though I don't exactly shave the same way as Mr. Chimensch, I have learned a lot from the video.



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 06-15-2015, 10:40 AM
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This is a great teaching video.  I also send the link to beginners when they ask for assistance.  I also like DrMatt365 on YouTube. He demonstrates a three pass S.R.  shave and the safe way to perform the "fools pass".

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 06-15-2015, 10:47 AM
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  • Thug
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Thanks for sharing.

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 06-15-2015, 02:55 PM
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  • jtmke
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This and Lynn's videos taught me to shave. That and patience, practice, and I threw all other ways to shave away.

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 06-15-2015, 10:18 PM
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Thanks for the great video!

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 06-16-2015, 02:18 AM
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(06-15-2015, 02:55 PM)jtmke Wrote: This and Lynn's videos taught me to shave. That and patience, practice, and I threw all other ways to shave away.

Same here.  I must have watch those videos a dozen times before buying my first straight razors, very helpful and informative.

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 06-16-2015, 06:33 AM
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  • Johnny
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I was looking for this video the other day.  Thought I had it bookmarked and now I do.  Thanks Noah.

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 06-16-2015, 09:39 AM
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I watched Lynn's video so many times I can see it in my sleep. The other straight video worth watching is GeoFatBoy. The quality of the video and his technique coupled with explanations why he is shaving the way he does is invaluable. I watched his videos even more then Lynn's and they are so clear and you get such good angles it makes the lesson worth the time.

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 06-16-2015, 11:03 AM
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  • Aleksey
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(06-15-2015, 10:40 AM)feltspanky Wrote: I also like DrMatt365 on YouTube. He demonstrates a three pass S.R.  shave and the safe way to perform the "fools pass".

Can't seem to find his videos. Can you post a link of him?

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 06-18-2015, 05:42 AM
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Thanks for posting, Noah.  As a Str8 noob, I'm sure it will be helpful. Smile

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 06-18-2015, 07:16 AM
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  • Entasis
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My only concern with Mr. Chimensch's video is that he has a nice full rounded neck, which is great for straight shaving. However, if you don't, and you have myriad of neck hollows (throw in a well defined  Adam's apple) then this video skips over what are the hardest areas to shave and how to shave them. Lynn's beginner video gets it right in stating to take a few strokes and be done with it when beginning versus trying to shave your entire face when starting out. I used a mix of a straight to shave where I could get by without getting into the more complex areas and strokes, and a SE/DE to finish until I got it right.

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 06-18-2015, 07:47 AM
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  • Johnny
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I still sometimes use an SE or DE to do the upper/lower lip and chin area.  Just depends on how tired my hands/fingers get.  I have some nerve damage that flares up from time to time which makes holding a straight steady almost impossible.  Nothing wrong with doing the tight places and touchup with something other than a straight.

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 06-18-2015, 09:19 AM
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  • Entasis
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(06-18-2015, 07:47 AM)Johnny Wrote: Just depends on how tired my hands/fingers get.  I have some nerve damage that flares up from time to time which makes holding a straight steady almost impossible.

Johnny,

You touch upon a serious aspect of straights—the ability and dexterity to handle straights given one's physical conditions. No light matter, and I've seen many a straight razor for sale, and when inquiring as to why, I am told it is because of how the straight handles/feels given any issues that time brings upon us all. If you have never owned straights before, the process of finding the configuration that works for you is no easy task. However, once found, the world of shaving takes on an entirely new meaning.

Jim

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 08-13-2015, 11:38 AM
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Bump for anyone with questions about straights, strop or honing?

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 11-29-2015, 10:30 AM
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Excellent video, thanks for sharing.

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 12-03-2015, 06:28 PM
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Where can I find a case like the one he pulled out his cabinet in the video above?

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 12-04-2015, 09:01 PM
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Boonie21:

That case looks like the Dovo 271010, you should be able to source it at "The Superior Shave".

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 12-05-2015, 07:59 PM
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  • nunhgrader
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Wonderful video - I too am deeply impressed by this one, Lynn's Abram's videos set a standard for most of my trials and I love Geofatboy's as well as Dr. Matt's. Still very much a novice if even I could label myself that - however, I do have a decent amount of experience using two straights on the flats of my face and several shavette style razors for my entire face. I am venturing into the honing world have acquired several stones and a couple belgium coticules as well as waiting one newly purchased Japanese stone that I am sop excited to try!

Bevel setting is my next passion as I find the various methods endlessly fascinating and I have so much to learn!

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