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    by Published on 06-26-2017 09:13 PM
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    Pre: Hot shower & Osma Pre-shave oil;
    Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian Badger in faux horn;
    Strop: Kanayama 70000;
    Razor: Filarmonica 14 Novodur by Jose Monserrat Pou (8/8ths, full hollow);
    Soap: Fine Accoutrements Platinum;
    Post: Thayer's Witch Hazel;
    AS: Fine Accoutrements Platinum;
    Balm: Proraso White Pre/Post balm

    by Published on 01-29-2017 12:36 PM
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    2. Obie's Conversations

    The straight razor world not only carries a colorful ritual, but it also has a colorful history. Straight Razor Place Mentor and historian Martin103 gives us a glimpse into the story of the straight razor.

    OBIE: What is the history of the western style straight razor? When did they come into use, as we know them?

    MARTIN: There is plenty of evidence found on paintings and illustrations going back to the 15th Century. ...
    by Published on 04-29-2017 04:39 AM
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    2. Honing


    Straight Razor Place 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 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 Place 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.

    Anchor Stamped Wade & Butcher

    Enjoy the journey,,,,,

    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,,,,

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    Short stones/strokes - More Control? Less Burr?

    Please pardon the question, but I'm confused. Isn't over-honing the same as forming a burr on an already set bevel?

    JeffR Today, 05:04 AM Go to last post

    Pre-soaked alum


    I don't use Alum much any longer. When I was first learning to wet shave either DE or Straight, I'd use a block of Alum to "check

    ZipZop Today, 05:01 AM Go to last post

    Coffee Enthusiasts

    If you want to try coffee roasting without making your S.O. mad at you for shelling out big bucks, certain air popcorn poppers that have been modified

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    If it is you be in good company with ***Paul Von Mauser, John McIntire, Bob Keeshan, Anna Moffo, and Toby Maguire***

    So what could they

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    There are Smokin' Pigs in Easley, SC and Wiliamston, SC too.
    Excellent barbeque pork and chicken - and brisket.

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    You guys who are real brisket-heads (and who isn't?), if you are ever in Upstate South Carolina, there is a place over in Pendleton (near Clemson University)

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