07-13-2015, 04:59 PM
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  • Hanzo
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A great new video by member, Razorguy . Features Livi's  ultimate shave den, his newly built personal barber shop for his clients. Part of the reason I like straight razor shaving is its connection to barber shop shaving , and we all know what a prominent part Italian American barbers have played in the history of American barbering.



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 07-13-2015, 06:10 PM
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Awesome video.  Thanks for posting it.

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 07-13-2015, 07:43 PM
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Amazing Video! Thank you very much for that!

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 07-13-2015, 08:10 PM
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Top 5 bucket list items, straight razor shave in Italy..!! So cool, awesome video

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 07-13-2015, 08:38 PM
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Bellissimo video, Antonello!  Thumbsup

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 07-14-2015, 12:12 AM
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  • max1ci6
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I think I need to visit it  Biggrin

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 07-14-2015, 12:33 PM
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(07-13-2015, 08:10 PM)Nevada Red Wrote: Top 5 bucket list items, straight razor shave in Italy..!! So cool, awesome video

+1

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 07-15-2015, 09:18 PM
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  • refles
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That was amazing and informative, thanks for sharing with us!

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 07-15-2015, 11:09 PM
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Even though I'm no fan of Mastro Livi razors the video is most enjoyable.

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 07-16-2015, 12:47 AM
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  • Aleksey
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(07-15-2015, 11:09 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Even though I'm no fan of Mastro Livi razors the video is most enjoyable.

Why is that Jamie? I was hoping to get my hands on one of his razors, but your comment made me curious.

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 07-16-2015, 01:21 AM
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(07-16-2015, 12:47 AM)Aleksey Wrote:
(07-15-2015, 11:09 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Even though I'm no fan of Mastro Livi razors the video is most enjoyable.

Why is that Jamie? I was hoping to get my hands on one of his razors, but your comment made me curious.

Hi Aleksey,

This is my personal opinion and please i don't want to get into a full blown argument with the I love Mastro Livi brigade, now I have had many pass through my hands coming in for honing and yes I have on occasion taken the honers liberty and gave one a shave, Smile right there are a few things I don't like about those razors and firstly most of the scales are to large heavy and don't look right to me, secondly some of them come with strange free hand cut jimping on the tangs which I find particularly difficult to strop, now there are obviously many satisfied customers so lets just say some people love them but I'm not one of them. I also forgot to say as I don't want to be totally negative about these razors the ones I have shaved with gave me a decent shave so it's not all doom and gloom.

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 07-16-2015, 03:25 AM
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  • Aleksey
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Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts Jamie. We all have our own tastes and I respect.

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 07-16-2015, 09:14 AM
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  • refles
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The barber's unique style, the hand stropping and cleaning the blade with paper was quite interesting as I've never seen that in the video's I've used as guides to help me visually adjust my technique. Take it as it is, it may not be entirely practical, but it was quite the showmanship I thought.

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 07-18-2015, 10:07 AM
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why does he strop on his hand? i've never seen this done before

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 07-18-2015, 10:26 AM
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(07-18-2015, 10:07 AM)llalm Wrote: why does he strop on his hand? i've never seen this done before


It's actually quite popular among Japanese Kamisori users, but i can't say that i have seen any improvement or added benefit over a regular strop, i think it may just be an evaluation process since you (I assume) Get better feedback and draw from your palm. Could possibly aid in removing debris and condition the blade with the natural oils in your hand, but i rarely palm strop so I'm no expert in this matter.

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 07-21-2015, 12:58 AM
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  • Doc226
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Great video, it is obvoius the barber has done this many times before.

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 07-21-2015, 03:59 AM
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Gentlemen,

Yes, the video is quite entertaining and educational.

By the way, I palm strop before each shave following the linen and leather routine. I also palm strop before each subsequent pass.

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 07-21-2015, 05:00 AM
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Interesting, do you see any benefits from doing so? I might try incorporating it into my routine this week, just to see how it goes.

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 07-21-2015, 06:11 AM
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(07-21-2015, 05:00 AM)AndyC Wrote: Interesting, do you see any benefits from doing so? I might try incorporating it into my routine this week, just to see how it goes.
Andy,
I'm not exactly sure how it helps the edge. Perhaps it could be considered as another layer of stropping finisher, if I may use that term. In truth, I do as much palm stropping as I can. Some other shavers do this also, so it is not unique to a few of us. What's more, it also adds another layer of enjoyment to the ritual. Seeing the barber in the video do it, too, made me fee I am not too far out in space.

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 07-21-2015, 06:22 AM
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  • Johnny
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But be extremely careful when you do it.  I can tell you from experience that if you pull or push before you get the blade turned, you will try to remove part of your palm.

Saying that, I also palm strop.

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