Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
Like Tree60Likes

Thread: Ultimate barber shave?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Niagara, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,808
    Thanked: 408

    Default Ultimate barber shave?

    Saw this posted on a Canadian wet shaving facebook forum.

    Madr mr want to travel to Korea just to sit in this master’s chair.

    https://youtu.be/7PGEY2vt1mg
    David
    “Shared sorrow is lessened, shared joy is increased”
    ― Spider Robinson, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to DZEC For This Useful Post:

    Haroldg48 (12-24-2019), markbignosekelly (06-07-2020), Steel (12-28-2019)

  3. #2
    Razor Vulture sharptonn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    23,711
    Thanked: 8264

    Default

    Wow! Hows about that hot lather setup? The city would likely close that place down here.
    That old finish strop! When's the last time you shaved your forehead? Radical blade angle!!
    That water tank.....Rainwater?

    Hoowee!
    BobH, RezDog, jfk742 and 2 others like this.

  4. #3
    Senior Member blabbermouth ScoutHikerDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Upstate South Carolina
    Posts
    3,236
    Thanked: 964

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Wow! Hows about that hot lather setup? The city would likely close that place down here.
    That old finish strop! When's the last time you shaved your forehead? Radical blade angle!!
    That water tank.....Rainwater?

    Hoowee!
    Yeah, that stock-pot scuttle or whatever it is is a different way of making hot lather-seems to work? And how about that short, bouncing stropping stroke-he hardly gets any of the blade on the strop?! And that fancy hair-drying technique with the pink towel was pretty spiffy. I don't really see the appeal of doing something like this, unless for a very special occasion like a hot date, the morning of your wedding, a groomsmen's group thing, or similar. Cool to watch in an old world kind of way, though.
    rolodave, BobH and DZEC like this.
    There are many roads to sharp.

  5. #4
    Senior Member blabbermouth Haroldg48's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Clayton, NC USA
    Posts
    3,294
    Thanked: 853

    Default

    I'm awestruck! I never imagined a shave could be like that. I'm not sure I could trust anyone around my face that much. It is amazing. Can that Barber strop, lather and shave or what?
    ScoutHikerDad, BobH and DZEC like this.
    Just call me Harold
    ---------------------------
    A bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work!

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Niagara, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,808
    Thanked: 408

    Default

    After watching his technique, I don’t imagine that fellow needed to shave again for another two or three days. The barber was shaving very close and cleaning up any possible leftover stubble right away.

    I kept trying to see what razor the barber was using but was not able to pick that up from the video.

    I think I’m going to put a big pot of soup on the stove so I can get hot lather the way he did in the video. I have never seen that before.

    I don’t know too many barbers in the west who would have spent as much time or been as meticulous as that Korean gentleman.
    David
    “Shared sorrow is lessened, shared joy is increased”
    ― Spider Robinson, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

  7. #6
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    16,011
    Thanked: 3012

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    I kept trying to see what razor the barber was using but was not able to pick that up from the video
    I thought I saw the Henckels logo on the scales.

    Bob
    Life is a terminal illness in the end

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to BobH For This Useful Post:

    DZEC (12-25-2019)

  9. #7
    32t
    32t is offline
    Senior Member blabbermouth 32t's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    3 miles west of randydance062449
    Posts
    8,234
    Thanked: 1266

    Default

    Looked like a Henckels to me also.

    I also did a glance at the related hair cut video and it looks like it took an hour overall.
    ScoutHikerDad likes this.
    Tim

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to 32t For This Useful Post:

    DZEC (12-25-2019)

  11. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    322
    Thanked: 60

    Default

    It was a Henckels Friodur. He had great technique. Lots of pinching the skin to shave the roll, final water pass, tiny slides etc.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to CrownCork For This Useful Post:

    DZEC (12-26-2019)

  13. #9
    Senior Member Johntoad57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,061
    Thanked: 283

    Default

    I had a shave close to this in the Philippines some 40 years ago. It was the best shave that I have ever experienced in my life. I still grapple to come remotely close to their degree of talent. Great Video!
    Semper Fi !

    John

  14. #10
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Diamond Bar, CA
    Posts
    6,200
    Thanked: 3012

    Default

    Great demonstration of shaving with one inch of edge at a time and how much he shaves with the heel.

    I always see razors with dull heels and toes, that have not touched a hone for some time and obviously not shaved with.

    Also, the importance of stropping, and a strop progression. He re-strops mid shave. Stropping is way under rated.

    Nice video.
    DZEC likes this.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •