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Straight Razors (Reviews)

ajkenne
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Just received my Rigarazor from Sergej. It is a classic 9/8 replica of an old Sheffield wedge with dark horn scales and brass bullseye washers. It arrived yesterday packaged in a beautiful display/travel box. Tried it out last night and was very pleased with the thin bevel and keen shaving edge. It feels great in my hand and was very easy to strop. The tungsten steel seems very similar to the fine Sheffield carbon steel of old and understand from others that it will keep a fine edge. The...
Received my 7/8 barbers notch Damascus steel with bronze on spine razor. Jacob is amazing in his creativity. His workmanship is exceptional and he is easy to work with. Great feel and balance and shaves smooth.
A very nice shavette from Creative Edge. It has a premium feel when realising that the wooden handle is handmade and it has been well polished with attention to detail and there is a screw as the pivot pin to adjust how the shavette folds. It uses the butterfly blade holding mechanism with laser written Creative Edge London logo on the clasp. The point and edge are very firm and the blade will not fall off even if the clasp is open. The tang is long enough for my little finger. In...
Cheapshaver
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
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This is a barber razor or Shavette that takes injector or mini-shaper blades. It has a wide shank and tang so you have better control of the angle of the blade when you shave. It has become the only Shavette I care to use.
Marquis_De_Wyld
3.00 star(s) 1 ratings
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My first shavette, been using this for almost 1 month now. Still happy with it. Weight is good, coming in at an arm pleasing 55grams (approx 2oz).... not so light as it feels like a toy, but not so heavy you fight for full control during the tricky bits (ATG on neck for example). The overall look is a minimal clean, almost surgical appearence that may upset the expectations of someone wanting a more "traditional" look.... butr personally I like that a lot. On the subject of...
Marquis_De_Wyld
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
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Got this today, after much looking aroud for references on the internets for it.... very hard to find one, aside from amazon reviews. Well, having just finished using this after 3 days of stubble growth, I can honestly state that I am very pleased with it. It's quite a light little thing (just around the 30g mark - almost 20g less than my other shavette). However, this means that it is quite a manoeuvrable blade. Construction is not flashy, it's not going to turn heads with it's...
Cheapshaver
4.00 star(s) 2 ratings
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This is the same product as the Shavette sold in Europe as Bluebeard's Revenge. It is well made, holds the 1/2 DE blade tight. Very balanced, easy to control blade provided you have experience with a shavette.
herbnerd
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings
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Custom made straight razor, limited edition
u2u
4.50 star(s) 2 ratings
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Feather Artist Club DX Non Folding Japanese Style Disposable Blade Straight Razor Over many years of straight razor shaving I have found use for disposable blade straights, both as travel razors, and fill ins before I took up honing. With many western style folding straights in my collection I decided to venture out into a non folder. I did so with trepidation as I couldn't envision success given how I use my folding straights. I decided to try a Feather Artist Club DX. The review I...
u2u
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings
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Sometimes reading reviews and searching the net for razor images misleads one into passing over true gems. I had been at Menessentials, on Danforth, in Toronto looking for a new straight. Seth, the Directing Manager, told me about a Dovo Desert Ironwood he had. Having seen a negative review on B&B by Joel I didn't give the Ironwood consideration opting for a Bergischer Lowe instead. Since then, my enabling wife returned to Menessentials to look at another razor. She also checked out the...
u2u
2.00 star(s) 1 ratings
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Several months ago I decided to expand my accumulation of straights from five to fourteen, give or take. After much searching on the forums I thought four or five Wackers could find a place in my rotation. I set out to buy a blonde horn "Gadsden" 15/16 notch point for an initial evaluation of both a vendor and the Wacker product. I wanted the blade factory fresh. If it were not shave ready I would address the matter with my Shaptons. In due course I received a dark horn...
u2u
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I have a modest collection of users acquired since the mid-late nineties. My original three razors are Dovos and recently after a negative foray with Wacker, mixed results with several TIs, and two very good experiences with Dovo, I purchased a Mammut. I did so with some reservation due to the generally negative view of Dovo on this board, and the Mammut review by Joel. The razor arrived sealed in the same well made black wood case used since release of this model. Nice for presentation or...
casus4844
4.50 star(s) 2 ratings
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Its a disposable razor very similar to the Japanese Feather version but at a fraction of the cost!
Legion
1.50 star(s) 2 ratings
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This $16 *** which I bought off ebay as a joke, and out of curiosity, just out shaved many of my razors that are worth ten times the price. *cough* :blink: Did it come in that condition? Noooooooooooooooooooooooo............................... It did not. The craftsmanship is a bit of a joke. The scales are flimsy plastic made to look like carbon fibre, they flex when you hold them. The pins are just a nail, peened on one side. Mine centred OK, but usually they don't. The...
dpmtherrien
2.50 star(s) 2 ratings
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As one who only uses quality Feather or Kai straights I just got both the folding and the nonfolding Feather SS straights. I had my first shave today with the folding model SS straight. All I can say is the shave was nothing less than phenomenal. Any Feather used with any Feather blade will be much sharper than a traditional straight, hence their reputation of being less forgiving. Its true, they are certainly one very sharp razor. The new SS, IMHO has it all over the other Feather...
ignatz
0.80 star(s) 5 ratings
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A few years back I wrote an article reviewing the then new Silver Wing razor blank forgings using the CarbonSong 135 steel from Thiers-Issard. Well, evidently the factory was very pleased with that little write-up, and I was very happy :w00t: to learn that they wanted me to review yet another new straight razor that they have had in the works. What I’ve been sent to look at and try out is the new 11/16” Grelot Crown Silver Wing. I’m absolutely delighted with this little beauty for a...
heirkb
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I got this giant fairly recently from a friend and couldn't wait to test it out. I've played around with it and have been really enjoying it. It came to me NOS, but it was pretty sharp and only needed some work on a Japanese natural with slurry to get to shave readiness. It's a bit of a rare and strange blade for a few reasons: -it's a GIANT Heljestrand. You don't see too many of these. -it's a round point, which is again not the norm with the MK Heljes -it's stamped MK 134 instead...
dpmtherrien
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I received my Kai folding straight today, and at first glance upon opening the box, I was most impressed. This razor just shouts quality. Its solid stainless steel. The look and feel of this razor are most impressive. I only use disposable blade straights, and for almost a year I have been using the Feather AC razors. I have both the RG, and the DX, as well as the non folding AC. These have been excellent razors, and are the ones I learned straight shaving on. I get very good shaves...
Huxley
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Here is a little known razor the genco "easy aces", look wise it looks like any other solingen razor that was made for the american razor market but in actual fact it uses american steel, genco being based in bradford pa. She's an 11/16 full hollow round point singing razor the tang being quite slender, it certainly gave no problems on the hone the blade is nice and straight no imperfections, quality wise the scales are thin but don't flex when in use and it feels nice and light because...
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