Friday, June 25, 2010

SotD video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PImGfTTVUkk

Another video of some weirdo holding a leathel weapon to his throat in the guise of shaving :p This video is with my BJ Eyre Late Greaves & sons wedge. Made around 1858 in Sheffield England.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shaving??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_9ymiBnytM


Here is a video of what happens when someone asks what else can be done with kitchen knives...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fredrick Reynolds










FREDERICK REYNOLDS Birmingham In business in 1892
Not sure how long or when Frederick Reynolds was operating but it's obvious from the above razors that some time was passed between manufacture. The first pictures are from an older and seemingly hand finished razor. While the second is typical of post 1900 finished razors.
While they shave extremely well, they feel quit unlike each other. The first is a heavy bladed razor with a stiffer blade in horn scales. The second, while having the same style grind, is much thinner and lighter, plastic scales finish it off.
I need to dig up the link but I found out what this grind is actually called. For a while it was accepted as a foux frameback. Now it's accepted as the "Rattler" grind. It was discovered in an old barbering manual. I'd love to find a few old books like that :)