06-30-2015, 10:20 AM
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  • Johnny
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Gentlemen,

For all of you that shave with Japanese Straights, when you have time please post a picture of your collection. There have been beautiful pictures in the SOTD section over the past year of some lovely Japanese Straights and I thought it would be nice to show them in one location.

This would include both western and kami style.

Please, no photos of anything other than Japanese Straight Razors.

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 06-30-2015, 11:36 AM
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  • geezer
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Hi Johnny, A great idea!  Most of mine, wa kamisori, are here. They used a small piece, ~½"x¾," of special steel for the cutting area and wrought steel for the rest of the razor. Long blades were for hair trimming, I understand. the two end razors are my best shavers.
 [Image: rz2OrGL.jpg]
These framebacks were another good way to save expensive steels, that blade is  like a razor blade in a mild steel frame:
[Image: ej1pD8H.jpg]
Both types are worth the effort to find, hone, and use.
~Richard

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 06-30-2015, 03:45 PM
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  • gijames
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You may want to consolidate the Kamisori love thread

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 06-30-2015, 04:02 PM
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  • Johnny
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(06-30-2015, 03:45 PM)gijames Wrote: You may want to consolidate the Kamisori love thread

Thought about it but I wanted this to be a picture thread only, if possible.

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 07-02-2015, 11:49 PM
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Hi Johnny,

Only one normal kamisori, so far, but a very nice western style Kamisori and an assortment of Japanese western style razors. They certainly are among my favourites.

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 07-03-2015, 02:37 AM
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Here's a few from my rotation all vintage all came to me as NOS razors, I have owned many more vintage Japanese straights and yes I will definitely own many more in the future. Smile



King Pelican full hollow 13/16


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Hoshitombo 8000 quarter hollow 13/16


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Eiko YSK2 Yasuki steel full hollow 13/16


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Gold Rex full hollow 13/16


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Tanifiji Fukutaro Cape Kennedy 77 full hollow 13/16

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Hayashi Diamond half hollow 6/8

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Iwasaki Half Hollow 7/8

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  Maxfli Gold Tanifuji full hollow 13/16

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 07-03-2015, 02:45 AM
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  • Thug
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Very nice collections gentlemen!

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 07-03-2015, 06:40 AM
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  • Steve56
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Kenwa Western Kamisori,

Cape 2000 re-scaled in honey horn by Alfredo (first image courtesy of Alfredo)[Image: OZVGNbz.jpg][Image: jC7ngIZ.jpg]
, Tanifuji Silver Steel.

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Cheers, Steve

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 07-03-2015, 06:45 AM
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  • Johnny
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Great pictures and great razors, gentlemen.

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 07-04-2015, 07:12 AM
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  • Steve56
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An Eiko
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Hayashi Diamond


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King Pelican 14

Cheers, Steve

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 07-04-2015, 10:52 AM
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  • Hanzo
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Amazingly beautiful razors. Congrats to the owners. Bow

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 07-06-2015, 07:42 PM
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  • ben74
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Iwasaki...


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 07-06-2015, 08:34 PM
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  • evnpar
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Hayashi Diamond 120


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Hayashi Diamond 8000


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Toyo The Scheön Burg Frameback


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Mitsuon #3000 13/16 Molybden Steel


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EIKO YSK.2 13/16 Yasuki Steel


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Daishi 350 Tamahagane Kamisori


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Ryujin Dragon God Tamahagane Kamisori 6/8


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 07-06-2015, 09:29 PM
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  • Thug
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Lovely collection Richard.

I see that there are a plethora of different manufacturers listed on the Tamahagane-Honshu Ebay store with Daishi being a popular make here on TSN. Are there any other recommended manufacturers?

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 07-07-2015, 03:28 AM
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Handsome razors all around.

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 07-07-2015, 06:11 AM
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  • evnpar
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(07-06-2015, 09:29 PM)Thug Wrote: Lovely collection Richard.

I see that there are a plethora of different manufacturers listed on the Tamahagane-Honshu Ebay store with Daishi being a popular make here on TSN. Are there any other recommended manufacturers?

Thanks, Tony. I'm unsure about other manufacturers. I purchased the Daishi based on Jamie's recommendation, and purchased the Dragon God from Jamie, as he's much more knowledgeable about Japanese razors (or any other straight) than I am.

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 07-07-2015, 11:22 AM
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  • Thug
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(07-07-2015, 06:11 AM)evnpar Wrote: Thanks, Tony. I'm unsure about other manufacturers. I purchased the Daishi based on Jamie's recommendation, and purchased the Dragon God from Jamie, as he's much more knowledgeable about Japanese razors (or any other straight) than I am.

Thanks Richard.

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 07-07-2015, 11:32 AM
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  • RobinK
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I think these two are still missing. A FON Golden Star (which might be in MikeB's post), and a Hayashi Diamond 1000.

[Image: FON+Golden+Star.jpg]

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 07-08-2015, 10:14 AM
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  • HarryO
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(06-30-2015, 11:36 AM)geezer Wrote: Hi Johnny, A great idea!  Most of mine, wa kamisori, are here. They used a small piece, ~½"x¾," of special steel for the cutting area and wrought steel for the rest of the razor. Long blades were for hair trimming, I understand. the two end razors are my best shavers.
 [Image: rz2OrGL.jpg]
These framebacks were another good way to save expensive steels, that blade is  like a razor blade in a mild steel frame:
[Image: ej1pD8H.jpg]
Both types are worth the effort to find, hone, and use.
~Richard

Have you used them to shave with? How is the shave? How different is it from a straight razor? Any hints that you can offer would be appreciated. Harry

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 07-08-2015, 07:13 PM
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  • geezer
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(07-08-2015, 10:14 AM)HarryO Wrote:
(06-30-2015, 11:36 AM)geezer Wrote: Have you used them to shave with? How is the shave? How different is it from a straight razor? Any hints that you can offer would be appreciated. Harry
I have shaved with them all. The little wa Kamisori are a favorite; a built up handle/ tang is a plus. I have a few of the framebacks and they are much like a regular straight. I do not have the folding asymetrical grind straight kamisori.There are a few How 2 threads about shaving with them. Use the search function to find a lot of information. This is supposed to be a phot thread.

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