03-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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I've owned many Japanese straight razors. They are uniformly excellent. Some are more popular than others (at one time or another), but I've yet to come across a bad one.

They come in two main types -
A) Western-style blades (symmetrical and folding)
B) Nihon-Kamisori (asymmetric - folding and non-folding)

Here are some that I've owned over the years. Most have been passed on to other owners, but I retain a few. They're all among my favourite shavers.

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Hmmmmm.....it seems I never took (or kept) pics of some of my Japanese razors. Also, some of my current lot are missing. Sad


Anyway, post pics of your Japanese straights - let's see these beauties.

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 03-06-2012, 08:24 PM
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Very nice Yohann!

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 03-06-2012, 09:23 PM
  • greyhawk
  • Senior Member
  • Southern California
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Some excellent blades there! I have a few myself; will try to post pics soon.

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 03-07-2012, 05:01 AM
  • Colcurinho
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I love the last one.

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 03-07-2012, 06:47 AM
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(03-07-2012, 05:01 AM)Colcurinho Wrote: I love the last one.

Yeah, the Iwasaki is nice, and it's a very nice shaver.

However, as fas as kamisori go, the Henkotsu's I've had all outperformed the Iwasaki. The Tamahagane Taro is nice too. Smile

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 03-07-2012, 11:26 PM
  • GreekGuy
  • Not saving money yet....
  • La Jolla, CA
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Very Nice Yohann! I am absolutely in love that Fon....

Here's my only Japanese straight. I'm hoping to add a Kamisori at some point in the near(ish) future


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 03-08-2012, 12:54 AM
  • pgp
  • Member
  • Portugal
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Congratulations! Nice blades you have there!

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 03-08-2012, 05:34 AM
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Great collection

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 03-15-2012, 07:33 PM
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Very nice razors, Yohann.

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 03-18-2012, 09:53 PM
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Well here's my frst post on the shave nook, i'm a straight user hobbyist collector and small time restorer, so here's one of mine to add to your album.


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 03-19-2012, 02:15 PM
  • Brent
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  • Columbus, OH
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I just picked up a western style and love it. I'll have to put up a few pics.

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 07-02-2012, 02:24 PM
  • PAW
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  • Illinois
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(03-07-2012, 11:26 PM)GreekGuy Wrote: Very Nice Yohann! I am absolutely in love that Fon....

Here's my only Japanese straight. I'm hoping to add a Kamisori at some point in the near(ish) future

Sweet looking razor Nick! I had just like and sold it with regrets.

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 07-03-2012, 12:49 PM
  • oscar11
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  • North Dakota
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I have a couple of Toyo razors some of my favorites.

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 07-03-2012, 12:59 PM
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I forgot to add this one.


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17 2,183
 07-03-2012, 01:07 PM
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I don't use straight razors and don't really know anything at all about them, but I know beauty when I see it. Those are great.

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 07-04-2012, 01:49 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful razors gentlemen, thanks for sharing.

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 08-09-2013, 07:06 PM
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Here are some my Japanese straights.

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FON Golden Star Kinsyo

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Parker 510

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Hashi Tombo Frameback

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Tanifuji Club Razor for Barbers

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Three X


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Osaka Hashimoto Orient frameback

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Tradtional Kamisori...

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Henkotsu Gold No.2

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7/8 plus size unknown name

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11/16 Tosuke

Here's a razor coming to me from Takeshi Aoki at aframestokyo.com in Hawaii.

Kawashima Extra Tungsten

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 08-09-2013, 07:55 PM
  • Johnny
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Lindy, most impressive collection of Japanese straights.

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 08-09-2013, 08:11 PM
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Thanks, Johnny. I do love those Japanese straights. Jamie Mahoney has quite a collection that I've seen on other forums. I hope he posts more of his here. I see that the ones he posted in this thread are deleted.

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 08-09-2013, 09:38 PM
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Thanks Robert, I must have somehow deleted them as I usually do when I have a good photo clear out of my SOTD photo's after about two weeks I usually delete all my SOTD photo's must have deleted the razors with them, so here goes again.
The Fon Golden Star full hollow 13/16

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Orion Kikuboshi half hollow 13/16

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"G' TOWA' T' full hollow 7/8

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Gold Rex full hollow 13/16

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Ryujin Tamahagane Dragon God Kamisori grind 13/16

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Eiko ysk.2 yasuki steel - 2 full hollow 13/16

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Feather Artist Club DX Biggrin

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