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    Aloha!

    Ha. Reminds me of my grandfather shaving with his old Solingen when I was a kid. He wielded a fast blade on his course beard too. Styptic pencil at the ready because he did cut himself frequently with his cavalier style of shaving. I would not have been surprised if I saw sparks fly when he shaved.

    Yep, I have three GD razors and I've honed every one to a nice shave finish. My red scale model actually DID come shave-ready, but it still IMO needed a 12k hone finish. I have long suspected that even when they actually DO come so-called shave-ready, it's a 4k/8k Norton type hone. Just a hunch.

    Anthony Esposito (The Stallion) loves his GD shavas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZipZop View Post
    Aloha!

    Ha. Reminds me of my grandfather shaving with his old Solingen when I was a kid. He wielded a fast blade on his course beard too. Styptic pencil at the ready because he did cut himself frequently with his cavalier style of shaving. I would not have been surprised if I saw sparks fly when he shaved.

    Yep, I have three GD razors and I've honed every one to a nice shave finish. My red scale model actually DID come shave-ready, but it still IMO needed a 12k hone finish. I have long suspected that even when they actually DO come so-called shave-ready, it's a 4k/8k Norton type hone. Just a hunch.

    Anthony Esposito (The Stallion) loves his GD shavas.

    LOL Yeah I used to hang out with them guys on their yahoo group. Very militant cadre of Gold Dollar warriors. Most inspiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrescentCityRazors View Post
    Well, there's no more room for anything else hanging inside them.
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    Hah! That was a good one.
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    I had to add, since I mentioned my grandfather;

    He would have been SHOCKED if he knew about a community like this that labors over honing and soaps and stropping and accessories for shaving. He had ONE straight razor (a Solingen that I still have) and one well-worn strop and one rather well used barber hone. A basin, a mirror and ivory soap. Yep. He'd shave off a few strips from an ivory soap bar from his bathroom sink and whip that up in an old mug with an old brush to a lather. Nothing fancy. Actually, very Spartan.

    I suspect if he did have a Gold Dollar, he'd make it last his whole life and that would be it. He was a product of the great depression. One razor, hand soap from the bathroom, a mirror and a styptic pencil at his kitchen table. That was the extent of his shaving den. How times have changed for his grandson.
    "I get some lather and lather-up, then I get my razor and shave! Zip Zop, see that? My face Is ripped to shreads!"

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    Yeah, my dad was the same way. He was born in 1926, was a D-Day veteran which was 2 months and 10 days after his 18th birthday. He had a couple of razors but I think one he got from someone and never used. I don't even know what happened to that one. I still have his old J. A. Henckels, His one Hazel Atlas milk glass mug and the old leather belt he used as a strop.
    You're right, it was definitely a different world then.
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    Did he do all that shaving with only his right hand......? I haven’t used my gold dollar razor in 8 years ...I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by nessmuck View Post
    Did he do all that shaving with only his right hand......? I haven’t used my gold dollar razor in 8 years ...I think
    Yup. I always shave with just my right hand. Anyway it wasn't a lot of shaving. The actual shave only took maybe 5 or 6 minutes, tops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Yeah, my dad was the same way. He was born in 1926, was a D-Day veteran which was 2 months and 10 days after his 18th birthday. He had a couple of razors but I think one he got from someone and never used. I don't even know what happened to that one. I still have his old J. A. Henckels, His one Hazel Atlas milk glass mug and the old leather belt he used as a strop.
    You're right, it was definitely a different world then.
    Absolutely. I think my grandfather was born around 1895 ish, so he was right in the heart of the great depression as a man trying to raise a family. The spartan lifestyle that this era spawned lasted him the rest of his life. My father was born in 1927, so he also had a bit of a depression era mentality, but not to the extent of my grandfather.

    I do remember my father telling me long after my grandfather passed that my grandfather was appalled that my father used a DE razor where he actually had to BUY razor blades and then THROW THEM AWAY after use. My father said my grandfather could not get his mind around that. My grandfather would ask him something like, "Why on earth would you ever buy expensive razor blades for those new fangled razors when you can buy ONE straight razor and be set for life without having to ever buy another razor ever again?" A different mind set for sure.
    "I get some lather and lather-up, then I get my razor and shave! Zip Zop, see that? My face Is ripped to shreads!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrescentCityRazors View Post
    Yup. I always shave with just my right hand. Anyway it wasn't a lot of shaving. The actual shave only took maybe 5 or 6 minutes, tops.
    This was you in that video?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johntoad57 View Post
    This was you in that video?
    Of course. On my income, do you think I could afford to pay a hollywood leading man handsome enough to play me?
    Last edited by CrescentCityRazors; 09-16-2020 at 08:41 PM.
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