-C.W. Dahlgren 6/8
-omega professional boar
-Fitjar Telemark SS + Palmolive sensitive
I had test shaved the Dahlgren previously but the edge was rough so I tried Bart's beer bottle trick and subsequently re-honed it on the BBW. It turned out to do the trick in as much as the edge was much more comfortable to shave with. I then saw that some people use CrOx as a finisher for their razors so I took out the CrOx on balsa which Legion gave to me and gave it 50 laps with no pressure and then test shaved with it after my usual stropping routine. To my delight the result was even better in that the blade seemed to have become sharper.
I realize that I have no been over indulgent with pictures lately so here are a few of my current arsenal. I am sorry the pictures are a bit dark but it is the best my current camera can achieve In the top left picture you will find the Dahlgren on top, followed by a Borlänge maskinaffär in the middle, which looks like it has a frown and the E.A. Berg I started out with on the bottom. In the top right picture you will see my framebacks, from left to right: Törnblom 4/8 and Heljestrand 4/8 with barber notch, Heljestrand 5/8 real frameback and then Hellberg 5/8 and Söderén 5/8 faux framebacks. In the middle left picture from left to right you will find my Heljestrand wedge 5/8, a Heljestrand no2 4/8 and a Heljestrand no4 6/8 with the broken scales. In the middle right picture you will see my BBW hone and slurry stone together with my NOS Heljestrand Kloster 6/8 which is my current absolute favourite shaver. The factory edge just needed some stropping on TI paste (100 laps) on my paddle strop followed by stropping on leather (200 laps) and it was shave ready. They do not make them like they used to. The last picture is self explanatory.
Last edited by Gustav; 12-09-2011 at 10:40 PM.
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