08-27-2012, 05:41 PM
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I have been shaving with straights for almost 2 months but have accumulated quite a few razors. I started keeping them in this cigar box:

   

A week ago I bought this jewelry chest and spoon display case at a church yard sale. $15 for the chest and $20 for the mahogony display case.

   


   

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 08-27-2012, 10:49 PM
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those are beautiful displays! I like the big one although it might not be deep enough to place razors in it? I haven't found a nice one myself and I'm not much of a handyman to make one. One of these days I might get lucky and find something nice.

Until then I keep all of my straights in razor rolls (that my wife makes from fabric). Thanks for sharing.

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 08-28-2012, 05:14 AM
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Yes, I think the big piece is too shallow unless I left the door open and I would also need to scoop out the slots a bit. I had 3 cloth rollup cases made for me 2 weeks ago. I will post those tonight. I would like to see your wife's design, if you can post a photo of your rollup case.

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 08-28-2012, 04:55 PM
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Here's one of my three rollup cases I had a friend make two weeks ago. Simple design from a Norwegian on B&B.

   

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 08-29-2012, 08:55 AM
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(08-28-2012, 05:14 AM)lindyhop66 Wrote: I would like to see your wife's design, if you can post a photo of your rollup case.

She made them for the belgian traditional shaving club, they where handed out during a meeting, there are still a bunch lying around, normally when I sell or trade a straight I include one to make people happy. Here are some of the designs (can't put all photos up, there are to many):

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They are made to fold in 3 parts and close with velcro like this:

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 08-29-2012, 01:33 PM
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Smoking pipe holders (you have to make sure the opening is large enough to hold the razor)
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 08-29-2012, 03:52 PM
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Very nice. The sophisticated gentleman look.

I watched a Lynn Abrams video where he had coffee mugs filled with straights.

The cigar holder is very nice.

Snuff, I really like your wife's rollup cases.

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 09-02-2012, 08:30 AM
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Gentlemen,
Here is how I store my razors:

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 09-02-2012, 08:37 AM
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Did you make the wooden rack? Also, where do you get the individual metal holders for the two straights in the photo?

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 09-02-2012, 09:10 AM
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(09-02-2012, 08:37 AM)lindyhop66 Wrote: Did you make the wooden rack? Also, where do you get the individual metal holders for the two straights in the photo?
No, the wooden racks were made for me. Each rack holds 12 straight razors. The two metal stands are actually toothbrush holders I use for both straight and DE razors.
The chrome razor stands came from Straight Razor Designs and The English Shaving Company respectively. The one in the forefront holds a Thiers-Issard Spartacus "Dos Festonne" with the dreadnought point and Desert Iron Wood scales. The other chrome stands hold a Dorko 7/8 in light buffalo horn. The two razors fit perfectly in the stands.
Stay well,
Obie

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 09-03-2012, 03:55 PM
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Very nice stash of straights, Robert.

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 09-03-2012, 04:11 PM
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(09-03-2012, 03:55 PM)oscar11 Wrote: Very nice stash of straights, Robert.

Thanks. I have even more since that photo. What an addiction! Just met a lady whose father and brother were barbers. She approached me looking at straights in an antique shop and showed me 20 razors. I bought a PearlDuck, Beau Brummell and Geo. Wostenholm. Then on trying to get one of 4 NOS straights, I won 3 of them. Yikes. 2 Erns and 1Henckels.

I even honed the full hollows, but can't get the GW wedge bevel set.

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 09-03-2012, 04:25 PM
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Wedges need tape. I firmly believe and have proof that they were honed with the spine lifted way back in the day (early 1800's). Of course, people started sharpening with the spine flat around the 1820s and of course it stuck because it is much easier and you didn't have to pay a barber to do it.

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 09-03-2012, 04:45 PM
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(09-03-2012, 04:25 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Wedges need tape. I firmly believe and have proof that they were honed with the spine lifted way back in the day (early 1800's). Of course, people started sharpening with the spine flat around the 1820s and of course it stuck because it is much easier and you didn't have to pay a barber to do it.
More than one piece of tape? I've also read on SRP they need honing more often.

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 09-03-2012, 05:08 PM
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(09-03-2012, 04:45 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 04:25 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Wedges need tape. I firmly believe and have proof that they were honed with the spine lifted way back in the day (early 1800's). Of course, people started sharpening with the spine flat around the 1820s and of course it stuck because it is much easier and you didn't have to pay a barber to do it.
More than one piece of tape? I've also read on SRP they need honing more often.

Yes, I typically use 4 pieces of Super 88. Gets a nice, thin bevel.

I cannot attest to them needing more honing, but can't think of a reason they would. Maybe they used softer steel? Who knows.

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 09-03-2012, 05:32 PM
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(09-03-2012, 05:08 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 04:45 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote:
(09-03-2012, 04:25 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Wedges need tape. I firmly believe and have proof that they were honed with the spine lifted way back in the day (early 1800's). Of course, people started sharpening with the spine flat around the 1820s and of course it stuck because it is much easier and you didn't have to pay a barber to do it.
More than one piece of tape? I've also read on SRP they need honing more often.

Yes, I typically use 4 pieces of Super 88. Gets a nice, thin bevel.

I cannot attest to them needing more honing, but can't think of a reason they would. Maybe they used softer steel? Who knows.

Thanks, I'll try that before I give up and send out to Glen Mercurio. I don't want to send it out every time it needs re-honing. I have a heavy wedge by Frederick Reynolds out for restore now. I hear the shave with the old wedges is something else.

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 09-03-2012, 05:35 PM
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They just have more weight behind them. In all other respects, they shave the same.

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 09-03-2012, 05:47 PM
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In that case, I may look at them, more than shave with them.

(09-03-2012, 05:35 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: They just have more weight behind them. In all other respects, they shave the same.

Thanks, again. I just got a bevel on the GW in a minute or less on 12 micron lapping film and 4 layers of tape on the spine.

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