Recent content by Frank Shaves

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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Thanks for that! I've seen the page numerous times but still need to read it.
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    Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

    I took a risk and bought this Giuseppe Garibaldi for very little money after reading a few good things about Garibaldi razors on (7) Vintage Italian Made Straights...Who's Got Em | Badger & Blade (badgerandblade.com), and seeing @Mango say " Loved your G. Garibaldi from day one " at What...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    J.A. Henckels (carbon steel) 17 7/8 full hollow Semogue 1800 boar Stirling Scots Pine Sheep with Orange Chill (brand new batch with 3 to 1 ratio) Pinaud Clubman I used my hard black ark for the first time in almost a year to finish the Henckels. Nice crisp/keen edge. My wife doesn't like...
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    Arkansas Love...Let's see those Arks!

    I just shaved with the ark finish. Nice. I would describe the edge as crisp or keen. I would like to next use the hard black on one of my 19th century Sheffields.
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    Arkansas Love...Let's see those Arks!

    During the first month of my now one year journey, I bought soft, hard and hard black 6 x 2 arks from Sharpening Supplies, and only used them a few times before moving on to synthetics and JNATs. BTW, I bought the Norton Washita about a month later. My Henckels 17, that I had last finished on...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Thanks, @Steve56! I may try to track down a person (human) to translate.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    You are killing me with the Iwasaki 50, @Mr Bedlington! How wide is the blade and what is the grind? Hollow? I only know about one Iwasaki western style razor that is near wedge/quarter hollow - the 30V. Do you know if he made any other near wedges/quarter hollows?
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    Near Wedge = 1/4 Hollow Grind?

    I have seen French Delaye near wedges. What brands are your French near wedges, @totorlekiller?
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    Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

    Congrats on the shavette, @Shaun asleep! Be patient, enjoy and ask questions. This is not rocket science.
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    Frameback Friday (+Faux and Rattler)

    Sadly, the Dahlgren is going back, so I used my Joseph Rodgers. Great little shaver!
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    Rust is reappearing after many rust-removing processes

    I agree about WD-40. I have been using it when sanding/steel wooling blades with visible red oxide (rust). Good stuff!
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    Rust is reappearing after many rust-removing processes

    Here are the ingredients from the WD-40 SDS:
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    Frameback Friday (+Faux and Rattler)

    My shave-ready Dahlgren frameback is out for delivery, so with a little luck I will be able to use it for this evening's shave.
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    The Holy Grail

    Not sure I buy into the whole grail thing. I just keep trying different razors and along the way I seem to develop preferences for certain types of razors. But then individual razors come along that don't necessarily fit with the bigger trends that I just really like, so I think it also comes...
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    Strange Wade & Butcher

    We will never know the state of the razor before the regrind, so I will not sit in judgement. Bottom line is it is pretty cool that someone could take a Wade & Butcher and regrind it such. It also says something about Wade & Butcher - that the razor could successfully handle such a significant...
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