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    by Published on 05-20-2018 10:56 PM
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    2. Featured Shave of the Day

    Kanayama Cordovan #80000
    Shavemac Silvertip two band
    Pre-Proraso green
    Soap Proraso green
    Finish Proraso green aftershave

    by Published on 04-29-2017 04:39 AM
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    2. Honing


    Straight Razor Palace members created a thread on the forum that highlights the hones that are used on their razors. Hones of all types are shown in use, from man-made to naturals. Drop in from time to time and see what hones are currently being used, not to mention some beautiful razors.

    "Hone Of The Day"

    Enjoy the journey,,,,,

    by Published on 10-03-2017 03:29 AM
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    What we have today is a rare look at the making of a Charlie Lewis straight razor. A few individuals have the pleasure of owning a straight razor made by Charlie Lewis; with this video we all have opportunity to see this professional at work.

    Thank you Charlie Lewis for sharing this video with us.

    Lewis Razors: Primitive Blades For Modern Times.

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    by Published on 02-24-2017 04:30 AM
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    Honing with a Nagura stone is a method that many of us shy away from; probably due to a lack of understanding in their history and use. Follow the link below to an article written by Straight Razor Place member Mainaman where you can get some insight into this method of honing.

    Enjoy the journey,,,,
    by Published on 02-24-2017 01:49 AM
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    2. Before & After

    One of the many pleasures experienced in the shave community, is the use of equipment that is often decades or centuries old. Possibly the greatest pleasure is experienced by the individuals who take these icons of yesteryear and breathe life back into them. Restoration professionals take their work seriously and deliver to us a gift that will keep on giving for decades to come.

    Straight Razor Palace is fortunate to have many restoration professionals in it's membership. Keep an eye on this article, as it will often highlight their remarkable work. To see this restoration process, follow the link below.

    George F. Rohr & Co.

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    by Published on 11-28-2017 11:00 PM
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    2. Obie's Conversations

    In recent years, the traditional straight razor has exploded in popularity around the world. Vintage razors, new productions, and even straight razors with replaceable blades, all have awakened a new passion in those still holding onto the wet shaving tradition. This rise in popularity also has sparked a new demand for custom-made straight razors that sometimes become works of functional art. Max Sprecher is one of a number of master craftsmen producing exceptional custom straight razors. I spoke with Max about his work.

    OBIE: You come from the Belgian world of art and culture, a long way from the Max Sprecher custom made razor in Las Vegas. Connect the dots.

    MAX: Iíve been straight shaving on and off for quit some time, 32 years to be exact. I bought my first razor at the age of 18 at a hunting store in Antwerp, where I was living at the time.

    OBIE: What was the razor?

    MAX: Puma.

    OBIE: How did you learn to use the straight?

    MAX: I had to master everything myself. And a local barber guided ...
    by Published on 12-01-2017 01:37 AM

    Being that it is the last day of Movember I thought I would take this opportunity to shed some light on a few things everyone should know about testicular cancer.

    So in 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 2 testicular cancer at the age of 29. It was a tough fight, but thanks to a great support group, awesome doctors, and a bit of luck I am still here today and currently cancer free. There are many things that I learned about testicular cancer that year. Some things I had heard of before, but most things I had no knowledge of before.

    by Published on 11-05-2017 09:06 PM
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    Artisans create a bounty of shave soaps and creams for the traditional shaver that range up and down the spectrum in quality. Some are good, and some forgettable. I am disappointed in most of them. Oleo Soapworks, of Chicago, is an exception.

    Artisan Vida Perez Velazquez has created a range of superb shave soaps with intriguing scents that rival some of the big names. Luxurious lather, comfortable cushion and smooth glide characterize these soaps, their soothing aftershave properties especially notable.

    OBIE: I donít think I am being lofty in my description. Your soaps are exceptional in every way. What makes good shave soap?

    VIDA: Wet shavers, new and experienced, ...

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    Razor: Ralf Aust 6/8 in African Blackwood
    Strop: Mastro Livi loom
    Brush: Custom 25mm Uberstoft
    Pre-shave: Castle Forbes

    Obie Today, 10:17 AM Go to last post

    I should probably get started

    Thanks Ron. I was trying to make myself feel better and now you hurt me only feeling i brought to work with me today.

    Ok, a

    Gasman Today, 09:01 AM Go to last post

    Use only a flat strop on these razors

    Yes, it's most likely))) Flat strop is here (picture by Martin103):

    ShaveAndTravel Today, 07:05 AM Go to last post

    Dirty strop?

    In other words, wipe the crap off with a wet rag let it dry, then dust it off and apply oil!

    Zemke Today, 06:58 AM Go to last post

    Disturbing trend...

    Most of the senior people here have known each other for many years, many of them are friends in real life.
    If you pull open a can of insults and

    Bruno Today, 06:49 AM Go to last post

    Dirty strop?

    Food grade mineral oil also can be found in any pharmacy or drugstore. It should be in the same area as laxatives and should be quite cheap.

    Utopian Today, 06:47 AM Go to last post
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