11-19-2019, 09:52 AM
#1
User Info
Gents,

I have multiple straight razors that I favor for a myriad of different reasons.

However, if I had to leave and could only take just one, it would be my Wacker Old Sheffield.  

I love the size, I love the aesthetics, I love the grind, I love the edge, I love the balance in my hand, I love the edge, and I truly truly enjoy the way that it feels on my face.  The results have been superb!

So if you had to give up all of your straight razors, and could only keep one...which one would that razor be, and are there any particular reasons why?

Vr

Matt

[Image: Eg8Robr.jpg]

36 2,326
Reply
 11-19-2019, 12:28 PM
#2
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Queens, NY
User Info
You’ve gone completely straight razor mad!

Nice Wink

16 4,141
Reply
 11-19-2019, 12:50 PM
#3
User Info
(11-19-2019, 12:28 PM)chazt Wrote: You’ve gone completely straight razor mad!

Nice Wink

You might be right Chaz! If I had to take just one DE Safety razor it would be my silver STAR Model 100! I had been vacillating back and forth between the Wilkinson Sticky and the STAR, and I conclude that the STAR is a hair smoother on my face!

Back to straights though...

Vr

Matt

36 2,326
Reply
 11-19-2019, 01:23 PM
#4
  • Entasis
  • Atop the Razor's Edge
  • Southern California
User Info
Tim Zowada

15 707
Reply
 11-19-2019, 01:25 PM
#5
User Info
(11-19-2019, 01:23 PM)Entasis Wrote: Tim Zowada

Do you have a pic of the one? I would love to see it...his work is always beautiful!

Vr

Matt

36 2,326
Reply
 11-22-2019, 12:59 PM
#6
  • Gabe
  • Senior Member
  • Arizona
User Info
Very nice Matt. I would agree, the Wacker Old Sheffield is a fantastic razor. I would be completely happy if it were my only straight razor.  However, if I had to leave and could only take one..... I would take this old thing.  

[Image: 75z2fhy.jpg]

107 2,151
Reply
 11-22-2019, 01:55 PM
#7
  • evnpar
  • Emeritus
  • Portland, Oregon
User Info
I have a lot of straights, but if I had to choose one to use for the rest of my shaving life it would have to be a wonderful folding Iwasaki, made by the master himself. Perhaps it's all in my head, but it always gives a closer, irritation free shave far better than any other razor that I've used.

39 6,277
Reply
 11-22-2019, 01:59 PM
#8
User Info
(11-22-2019, 12:59 PM)Gabe Wrote: Very nice Matt. I would agree, the Wacker Old Sheffield is a fantastic razor. I would be completely happy if it were my only straight razor.  However, if I had to leave and could only take one..... I would take this old thing.  

[Image: 75z2fhy.jpg]

That’s one of the originals right Gabe?  Beautiful!  I always like seeing that one!

Vr

Matt

36 2,326
Reply
 11-22-2019, 02:00 PM
#9
User Info
(11-22-2019, 01:55 PM)evnpar Wrote: I have a lot of straights, but if I had to choose one to use for the rest of my shaving life it would have to be a wonderful folding Iwasaki, made by the master himself. Perhaps it's all in my head, but it always gives a closer, irritation free shave far better than any other razor that I've used.

Richard,

I was wondering what you would take!  Sweet choice!

Do you have a pic of your favorite one?

Vr

Matt

36 2,326
Reply
 11-22-2019, 05:10 PM
#10
  • Gabe
  • Senior Member
  • Arizona
User Info
(11-22-2019, 01:59 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(11-22-2019, 12:59 PM)Gabe Wrote: Very nice Matt. I would agree, the Wacker Old Sheffield is a fantastic razor. I would be completely happy if it were my only straight razor.  However, if I had to leave and could only take one..... I would take this old thing.  

[Image: 75z2fhy.jpg]

That’s one of the originals right Gabe?  Beautiful!  I always like seeing that one!

Vr

Matt

You are correct, first generation.

107 2,151
Reply
 11-22-2019, 05:53 PM
#11
User Info
(11-22-2019, 05:10 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(11-22-2019, 01:59 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(11-22-2019, 12:59 PM)Gabe Wrote: Very nice Matt. I would agree, the Wacker Old Sheffield is a fantastic razor. I would be completely happy if it were my only straight razor.  However, if I had to leave and could only take one..... I would take this old thing.  

[Image: 75z2fhy.jpg]

That’s one of the originals right Gabe?  Beautiful!  I always like seeing that one!

Vr

Matt

You are correct, first generation.

Quite Nice!

Vr

Matt

36 2,326
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)