I can’t explain how happy it makes me when I get photos from folks using my blades.
Martin W. is just starting the journey with a straight, and picked up one of my beginner vintage kits that featured “The Artist” straight razor, and a very nice full grain vegetable tanned classic strop.
I don’t know whether it was the shipping overseas, or if he just wanted to put the blade to the test, but he decided the first shave would be with 5 days of growth. Trying this on a cartridge razor would quickly dull and choke it out, clogging the unnecessary layers of blades. As you can see above, a single blade, and a single pass is all you need.
I put a good deal of time into the edges of my work, and finish on a very rare vintage escher barber’s hone (one that many of the fine cutlers of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s would have used), and finish on one of my strops. Happy to see it’s shaving as hoped. And makes me even happier to see the blade got a great home.
Check out Martin’s razor Here.