09-14-2012, 05:25 PM
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  • syngent
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So i trades a lot of astras, and got a straight in return, and while waiting on that at my fathers who deals in antiques i found a couple more he had laying around,.

one is lost forever to the ages with a horrid crack in the blade but the other with some work could be brought back to life, then today the traded blade showed up

let it begin,.... well kind of i need to get both blades dealt with to make shave ready, then let it begin

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if your going to be one blade of a 7 day set, its awesome its a friday lol
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love the detail on the spine
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thats the traded blade

this is the good one i found at fathers

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the bad one
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 09-14-2012, 05:54 PM
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  • beartrap
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Good luck my friend! After seeing my grandpa do it, it killed any desire for me OR I am too chicken to attempt it Biggrin

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 09-14-2012, 06:01 PM
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  • syngent
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Lol funny thing was straights were what brought me to the forums but they got put on the back burner as I fell in Locke with me DEs

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 09-14-2012, 07:46 PM
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James, you thought the R41 was tough. Wait until you try these babies out! Hee hee. Good luck, my friend.

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 09-15-2012, 05:17 AM
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  • syngent
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Ive used a feather artist club, had great shaves with it, just didnt have that vintage straight Mojo, so i sold it, but i miss it a lot cant wait to get these into shape

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 09-15-2012, 07:56 AM
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(09-15-2012, 05:17 AM)syngent Wrote: Ive used a feather artist club, had great shaves with it, just didnt have that vintage straight Mojo, so i sold it, but i miss it a lot cant wait to get these into shape

I've been into straights 2 1/2 years and just love them. Since you have had experience with a Feather straight (I have never used one) I think you'll have a much easier time of it than I did learning the ropes. If you have any difficulties, we're here to help you. Welcome to the club! Smile

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 09-15-2012, 08:18 AM
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  • syngent
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The shave doesnt scare me, its the honing and stropping that seems to be the heavier of the learning curve,... or at least the honing but it takes time and you need to start somewhere so this seems to be a good place to start

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 09-15-2012, 08:38 AM
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(09-15-2012, 08:18 AM)syngent Wrote: The shave doesnt scare me, its the honing and stropping that seems to be the heavier of the learning curve,... or at least the honing but it takes time and you need to start somewhere so this seems to be a good place to start

You could just use pastes and send the razor out every other year or so.

Stropping isn't easy at first, I'll give you that one. Just go slowly and you won't make any mistakes. The mistakes come when you try to run before you can jog.

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 09-15-2012, 08:58 AM
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I plan on being gentle with that one, i think i had seen someone on the forum does honing serveces too who might that be ?, i should send these two out to get done by someone with experience before i make a mess of things keep one for reference and one to shave and strop with

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 09-19-2012, 06:48 PM
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My straight usage started yesterday when I tried a Feather SS. Wow. So much better (and easier IMO) than using a DE razor. Plus, I feel like I am back in the Old West. Now to find a real straight razor.

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 09-19-2012, 09:06 PM
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  • syngent
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I started out a while back with feather AC after that I wanted to switch to the real thing

I have a local get together coming up, and the guy hosting it is bringing steel blanks to show us how to hand forge and grind our own razors...

Anyone out yhere wanna be a test subject lol

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 09-19-2012, 10:41 PM
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Challenge accepted.

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 09-20-2012, 06:55 AM
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  • syngent
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Lol we will see what I turn out there, you are a brave man sir lol

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