09-25-2019, 11:44 AM
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Gents,

Hello! Does anyone have any thoughts on Shavesmith straight razors?

I just snagged an 8/8 one in superb condition, and was curious about any opinions before it arrives.

Thanks!

Vr

Matt

PS If you have one can you snap a picture and include it in your post? Thanks!

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 09-25-2019, 12:36 PM
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  • Gabe
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Your streak continues. Thumbup 

I may have been stalking the same one. I couldn't find much information on them. I'd be interested to read what others think.

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 09-25-2019, 01:07 PM
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Gabe, 

This was the one that I snagged, former owner’s and artisans photos.  I am very excited to get it.  I also picked up a silver loaf off of eBay last night which I am also looking forward to using!  I am pretty much done buying any for awhile now.  I don’t want my collection to get too large and unwieldy.

Shavesmith:

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Silverloaf:
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 09-25-2019, 01:14 PM
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  • Gabe
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That was the one.

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 09-25-2019, 02:14 PM
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Sorry to have sniped it Gabe! I didn’t know that you were interested!

Vr

Matt

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 09-25-2019, 02:30 PM
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  • chazt
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Good lord, it’s huge!

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 09-25-2019, 02:58 PM
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(09-25-2019, 02:14 PM)Ols67 Wrote: Sorry to have sniped it Gabe!  I didn’t know that you were interested!

Vr

Matt


Oh no. I love the look, but near wedge grinds haven't worked for me. I'm glad you got it and hope the razor works for you.

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 09-25-2019, 03:56 PM
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(09-25-2019, 02:30 PM)chazt Wrote: Good lord, it’s huge!

They are both 8/8 Chaz! I now have a few of the most “normal” sizes, and I feel pretty good about where it’s at for the moment.

Vr

Matt

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 09-25-2019, 03:58 PM
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(09-25-2019, 02:58 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(09-25-2019, 02:14 PM)Ols67 Wrote: Sorry to have sniped it Gabe!  I didn’t know that you were interested!

Vr

Matt


Oh no. I love the look, but near wedge grinds haven't worked for me. I'm glad you got it and hope the razor works for you.

Primarily I use the full hollow and belly grinds, but I do like to mix it up!

Vr

Matt

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 09-25-2019, 05:22 PM
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Matt, you do like those large blades!

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 09-26-2019, 11:06 AM
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I do like them to be sure...but I also like to mix it up every now and again!

Vr

Matt

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 09-28-2019, 09:19 AM
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The Shavesmith razor arrived today, and this thing is a tank!  It will be fun to see how it shaves!

I am planning to use it either Sunday or Monday evening.

Here are some pictures!

Vr

Matt

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 10-01-2019, 10:20 AM
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I was able to use the Shavesmith razor today, and it is a monstrous bade.  However, I found it fairly easy to shave with, and it delivered a delightful and extremely close shave.

I really think it’s a great razor thus far!

Vr

Matt

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