Tag Archives: Straight Razor

Straight razor shave in Trondheim

Recently I discovered that there is a hair salon in downtown Trondheim, offering straight razor (shavette) shave.
The salon is called “ARA Frisør “, and is located at Olav Trygvassons gt 21. Read More →

Top quality shaving equipment

Nakayama stoneI recently bought two shaving related objects which I am very happy with. These objects represent the pinnacle of quality in two areas. The first is a brand new straight razor from J.A. Hellberg, and the other is a Japanese natural waterstone. Read More →

Restored straight razors

1I often buy razors that have both rusty blades and broken scales, to restore them later. The other day I sat down with three of them. Read More →

Good feel for the book!

I have been working on gathering together my knowledge of shaving, and turning it into a book. The timing to release such a book now seems very good. In the magazine “D2” on 28 December, there was an 8-page article about straight razor shaving 🙂 Read More →

And then there were three…

The two largest producers in today’s razor world, are Dovo and Thiers-Issards. Both produce very good knives, and both have faithful followers. Some believe the TI knives require a bit too much work to become really sharp, while others think Dovo does not get the same edge as the TI straights, but all agree that both generally makes good straight razors. When one wants to buy a new straight razor today, most people choose one of these two. Read More →

Fine Vintage

Today I got a package in the mail, that I’ve rally been looking forward to. In the package were two very old razors that I bought at the Swedish auction site “Tradera»

One knife is probably from the mid to late 1700s, and the other probably from the early 1800’s. I’ve decided to shift the focus of my collection from the purely aesthetic (to collect the “nice” blades and razors), to now take a “chronological” approach and collect good examples of the stages in the razor’s development. These two straight razors are great examples of early styles. Read More →

Making a new edge

Yesterday I finally received the “duble duck” straight razor I bought on ebay. Duble duck are by manny considered as one of the best straight razors. I set about cleaning it, and the knife was getting quite as nice. So the next step was to polish the blade. I use a hand-held sander for this. There was no rust on the blade, so I went straight to the polishing. Then an accident happened: The small iron rod that the polishing head sits on, hit the edge of the blade. The result was a notch in the edge! I decided to try to grind off the edge. To remove the notch, I had to remove a couple of millimeters of steel. Read More →

Getting the straight razor sharp

I have until recently honed my razor knives with a Japanese “King 250/1000” and a “Norton 4000/8000.” Each hone are actually two pieces of stone with two different grits, glued together. Read More →

New demo video

This is a video I made ​​a while ago, where I demonstrate razor shave with an old knife, possibly from the early 1900’s. The knife I use is a “D. Peres Best Barrel Brand, No. 12 C “. Read More →

Straight razor demo

Have you considered shaving with a straight razor?

The first thing you should do is to get a good knife. Do not go for the cheap China-made knives you can find on ebay, but choose quality! Read More →