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Knowledge Base

The Straight Razor Knowledge Base

Here you will find everything you will need to know about Straight Razors, Straight Razor Shaving, Straight Razor Care and Straight Razor Maintenance.

Starter Guide HERE

  

 

1.0 Straight Razor Anatomy
    1.1. Basic Straight Razor Anatomy
   
1.2. The Blade
        1.2.1. Types of Metals Used for Straight Razors
        1.2.2. Straight Razor Widths & Blade Grinds
        1.2.3. Straight Razor Tail Styles / Types
        1.2.4. Straight Razor Shoulder Styles / Types
        1.2.5. Straight Razor Point Styles / Types
        1.2.6. Straight Razor Spine Styles / Types
        1.2.7. Straight Razor Edge Profiles
    1.3. Straight Razor Scales (Handles)
        1.3.1. Animal Product Scales
        1.3.2. Natural and Composite Scales
        1.3.3. Plastics and Elastomer Scales
        1.3.4. Wood Scales
        1.3.5. Metal Scales

2.0 How To Shave With a Straight Razor 

3.0 Straight Razor Philosophy

4.0 Straight Razor Nomenclature

5.0 Straight Razor Face Shave Preperation

6.0 Straight Razor Shave Soap Lathering

7.0 The Devil is in The Details of Straight Razor Shaving
    7.1. Shave Ready - Is your blade?
    7.2. Shaving Angles - What is your proper angle for shaving?
    7.3. Shaving Passes - WTG (With The Grain), XTG (Cross The Grain), ATG (Against The Grain)
    7.4. Shaving Pressure

8.0 Straight Razor Shaving Styles
    8.1. Skin Stretching Techniques
    8.1. Beard Thinning
    8.1. After Shave Application
    8.1. How to Deal with Bleeding


9.0 Straight Razor Shaving Don'ts
    9.1. Shaving Passes
    9.2. Shaving Pressure

10.0 Proper Straight Razor Care
    10.1. Straight Razor Blade Care
    10.2. Straight Razor Scales (Handles) Care
    
11.0 Proper Straight Razor Stropping
    11.1. Types of Straight Razor Strops
    11.2. Straight Razor Leather Stropping
        11.1.1. Types of Leather For Stropping
    11.3. Dry Stropping
    11.4. Canvas, Cloth and Felt Stropping
    11.5. Abbrasive Paste and Powder Stropping

12.0 Straight Razor Honing (Stone Sharpening a Straight Razor)

13.0 Straight Razor Sharpness Testing

14.0 Glossary of Terms 



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