03-27-2008, 05:56 AM
I've taken the plunge into the world of straights and have donated alot of blood in the process. My angle of attack and pressure are spot on I think but manuvering that big flat blade across all the curves is still very awkward for me.
I think I would be more comfortable with a Japanese styled non-folding razor but I don't want to go with a razor with disposable blades. Are there razors such as this out there? From what I understand Tosuke razors are very expensive and hard to come by now.
03-27-2008, 06:20 AM
Check this out.
It looks like there will be a 2 month wait though. That aint too long.
03-28-2008, 07:02 AM
I bought this one on eBay a little while back with the intent of doing a restoration.
I had the same thoughts as you; that I'd be more comfortable with a longer, more rigid handle.
I cleaned it up using a dremmel and wire brush, and some Flitz polish, and started work on the bevel. However, for Christmas my father gave me about 10 more razors; 2 of which were pristine and just needed a little honing on a coticule to get them shaving. I have been using them since, and have become much more comfortable with western style folding straights. Between that, and the fact that raising two young kids really leaves me little time for restoration, and I now have other razors that are closer to shaving ready that I am working on in my spare time, I haven't touched it since before Christmas. So, in the interest of passing it on, and possibly sparing it from neglect and rust in my cabinet due to me being regularly pummeled by a viscious pair of toddlers, and getting a bit of money back, I'm willing to let this one go if you are interrested.
Here's the deal, it is presantly cleaner than in the pictures, and I started working on a bevel. I want to make clear it is NOT shaving sharp, and I am certainly no honemeister. A legitimate honemeister may scoff at my work on a bevel; I don't know.
You can see what I paid for it. I'd be willing to sell it to you shipped (priority mail) w/in the continental US (I think you are in Cali) for $35. You could then either work on it yourself, or send it to a reputable honemeister (assuming you are not already a reputable honemeister) to be made ready to shave.
In order to make sure I'm not cheating you, and also maybe to find out if I got snookered, I welcome anyone who would like to comment on the deal I'm offering.
If you give me a little time, I can try and post some pictures of the razor in its current condition.
03-29-2008, 06:50 AM
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