Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Not having a job for the past year has kept me from going out looking for new razors and other goodies to feed this hobby. I found that even though I took alot of time off and hid from the forums and such, I still cannot think of ever going back to modern shaving. Heck I have not bought anything new or otherwise for my shave kit and still can shave everyday. Without stocking up on cans O' goo and cartriges you could not do the same with modern shaving gear. Heck out of pocket expensis this year has been well under $10, this year... try that with goo...
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Monday, November 15, 2010
The link above is to a video line I started to show hones and stones for razor repair and maintenance. As these videos get made I'll break them down into their categories, Sharpening razors, Sharpening Kitchen Knives, Honing razors, and so forth. In this video I was testing my settings (need to zoom in a bit) as well as set the grounds of what stones I will be using.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Here is a good one :) This razor, while not having a readable name, has a distinctive shape to it. This style was only seen at the end of the 1700's and the early years of 1800, not much past 1820's from what I've been able to gather. The scales are old but no way to tell if they are original, they look like strips of wood with bark attached, kind of makeshift if you will. But they have to many "Fittings" that go with manufactured scales of the time. Lead spacer, iron/steel pivot pin, and the like that suggest period but without a name to research... we up the creek on it. I have decided to try saving these scales and tightening them up and leaving them on this razor. I'm kind of getting used to them now.
I'm trying to upload the video so it can be seen here but so far it's been a failure... 3 earlier attempts lasting up to 6 hours of uploading (each time) has not produced a video Grrr, so hopefully the link will work if this video doesn't load as well....