Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:18 pm

dini wrote:Another questions , chaps .

Who can i send razors to for a proper hone ?

I don't have the tools , the skill or the patience to do it myself at this point .
Get hold of ShaveHavenSA. He will he be able to put a nice edge on.

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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby Thug » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 pm

I agree with RVT.


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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby dini » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:38 am

Thanks guys .
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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby dini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:50 am

So an update and to provide a laugh as to how long this is taking me to get going with straight shaving

Read about this on a few places and decided to try it

I actually have been sitting the last few days and practising using my feather SS without a blade , left hand and right hand to build up muscle memory . It is astounding how clumsy my left hand initially was . Would have been a blood bath and probably hack off a ear lobe or something .

The difference is noticeable every day though as I pay more attention to pressure and angle . And they say , you cant teach an old dog new tricks . :mrgreen:
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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:28 pm

I cheat and use my right hand for the entire shave, I can use left but it takes longer. Perhaps try a Proguard blade first, very forgiving and helps to dial in technique, essentially a pro blade with a gaurd, can still bite!

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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby Thug » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:45 pm

Keep practising Dini, you'll get it right (or left)


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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:24 pm

dini wrote:So an update and to provide a laugh as to how long this is taking me to get going with straight shaving

Read about this on a few places and decided to try it

I actually have been sitting the last few days and practising using my feather SS without a blade , left hand and right hand to build up muscle memory . It is astounding how clumsy my left hand initially was . Would have been a blood bath and probably hack off a ear lobe or something .

The difference is noticeable every day though as I pay more attention to pressure and angle . And they say , you cant teach an old dog new tricks . :mrgreen:
Don't be discouraged by a few Nick's and scrapes. Stick with it dini.

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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby dini » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:28 am

So last night , snap a blade into the Feather and get to work . No bloodshed but its very patchy sort of shave , which requires the trusty old R41 to clean up .

It was at that point that I realised Feather Pro Guard blades are not meant for scraping of 5 day growth . :oo
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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby ShaverBBS » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:43 pm

dini wrote:So last night , snap a blade into the Feather and get to work . No bloodshed but its very patchy sort of shave , which requires the trusty old R41 to clean up .

It was at that point that I realised Feather Pro Guard blades are not meant for scraping of 5 day growth . :oo


Hi

How's it going with your straight?
Just pulled trigger on a Feather SS! my first as well!
My RAD was quiet but has reared it's head again.
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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby dini » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:55 am

ShaverBBS wrote:
dini wrote:So last night , snap a blade into the Feather and get to work . No bloodshed but its very patchy sort of shave , which requires the trusty old R41 to clean up .

It was at that point that I realised Feather Pro Guard blades are not meant for scraping of 5 day growth . :oo


Hi

How's it going with your straight?
Just pulled trigger on a Feather SS! my first as well!
My RAD was quiet but has reared it's head again.


Hi ShaverBBS . I am still on training wheels myself but strangey enough , I have found the actual striaght razor easier to use than the Feather SS .
I am still at the slow and steady stage , as I only pull a straight out when I have more than a few minutes to shave .
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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby ShaverBBS » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 am

dini wrote:
ShaverBBS wrote:
dini wrote:So last night , snap a blade into the Feather and get to work . No bloodshed but its very patchy sort of shave , which requires the trusty old R41 to clean up .

It was at that point that I realised Feather Pro Guard blades are not meant for scraping of 5 day growth . :oo


Hi

How's it going with your straight?
Just pulled trigger on a Feather SS! my first as well!
My RAD was quiet but has reared it's head again.


Hi ShaverBBS . I am still on training wheels myself but strangey enough , I have found the actual striaght razor easier to use than the Feather SS .
I am still at the slow and steady stage , as I only pull a straight out when I have more than a few minutes to shave .

Thanks for your feedback. Had my first shave with the Feather last night and it went okay.
Not sure whether I'll go into straights.
I'm keen to understand what you found challenging on the Feather vs. easier on the SR.
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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby dini » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:33 pm

I cant exactly pin point what was the tipping point on that but , but i defintiely got the SR easier than the Feather . Not sure if that is still the case but when I next try I will update you .
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Re: Straight razor purchasing for newbies

Postby ShaverBBS » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:01 pm

dini wrote:I cant exactly pin point what was the tipping point on that but , but i defintiely got the SR easier than the Feather . Not sure if that is still the case but when I next try I will update you .

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