How To Use A Straight Razor - 50 Awesome Articles

How To Use A Straight Razor - 50 Awesome Articles

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When we set out to use a straight razor we had no clue how to use it, strop it, shave with it, or even how to hold it.

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When shaving correctly, one should hear the whiskers being cut but should not feel anything. Straight razors are really very smooth that way. They take almost zero pressure to work and can easily handle even a thick beard with several days growth.

If one lays the part of the razor with the pin on an anvil or similar, one can gently tap the other side of the pin with a hammer. It will both tighten the pin and will center the blade in the scales.

To get the best shave, one should do three complete passes. First pass is with the grain (moving straight down the grain). Second pass goes across the grain from the ear towards the nose. Wet fingers and rub them on an alum block to maintain grip on the face with opposite hand. This time, shave the neck against the grain from bottom to top, again using alum for grip. Third pass is against the grain from jaw bone to cheek bone. This pass, shave the neck at as close to a 45-degree angle as possible.

If the razor tugs on the whiskers at all, it either needs to be touched up or the shaving angle is wrong. Shaving angle is about 25 degrees but they should experiment with it while using no pressure. They will absolutely feel when it is correct. Before sending razor back, the should try touching up the edge with chromium oxide. 5-10 strokes on chromium oxide before stropping 50-60 strokes on leather can make an enormous difference. When stropping, the spine stays in constant contact with the strop and only the edge moves with you switch directions.

We also googled and found a bunch of articles to help you in your journey of using a straight razor. Check out this awesome list!

 How to Shave with a Straight Razor
http://www.wikihow.com/Shave-with-a-Straight-Razor
 

How to Get the Perfect Shave with a Straight Razor
https://www.classicshaving.com/pages/how-to-get-the-perfect-shave-with-a-straight-razor
 

How to Shave With a Straight Razor
http://www.esquire.com/style/grooming/how-to/g2382/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor/
 

How to Shave With a Straight Razor
http://www.themanual.com/grooming/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor/

 How To Shave with a Straight Razor
https://www.murdocklondon.com/themurdockman/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor/

How To Shave With A Straight Razor
http://shavesmith.com/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor/

How to Shave with a Straight Razor
http://menshair.about.com/od/shavingadvice/a/How-To-Shave-With-A-Straight-Razor.htm

How to Shave with a Straight Razor
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fashion-and-beauty/beauty/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor/article18968703/

How to Shave With a Straight Razor
http://mentalfloss.com/article/53040/how-shave-straight-razor

How To Shave With A Straight Razor
http://uncrate.com/video/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor/

How to Properly Wield a Straight Razor
http://www.esquire.com/style/grooming/a4125/shave-every-day-0208/

How To Straight Razor Shave – It’s Easier Than You’d Think
http://kaliandee.blogspot.com/2013/09/choosing-your-shaving-gear-straight.html

How to: Build a Classic Wood-Handled Straight Razor from Scratch
http://www.manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/3796-how-to-build-a-classic-wood-handled-straight-razor-from-scratch

How to use a Straight/Cut-Throat Razor
http://www.shaving-shack.com/how-to-use-a-straight-cut-throat-razor.html

How to Use a Straight Razor
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/how-to-use-a-straight-razor-zmaz72jmazraw.aspx
 

How To Master The Straight Razor
http://www.forbes.com/sites/celiashatzman/2015/10/13/how-to-master-the-straight-shave/#2bf4da216c4d

How to care for your Cutthroat Straight Razor
https://jimmyfiggs.com.au/blogs/news/120629955-how-to-care-for-your-cutthroat-straight-razor

How to Shave With a Straight Razor – Straight Razor Shaving
http://suavegrooming.com/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor-straight-razor-shaving/

Shave Like Your Great Grandpa: The Ultimate Straight Razor Shaving Guide
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2009/10/06/how-to-straight-razor-shave/

SHAVING WITH A STRAIGHT RAZOR
http://www.menessentials.com/blog/shaving-with-a-straight-razor/

 Shaving With Classic Straight Razor
http://www.mistershaver.com/shaving-classic-straight-razor/

Straight Razor Shaving: Saving Money, Reducing Waste
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/2/16/1065549/-Straight-Razor-Shaving-Saving-Money-Reducing-Waste

Choosing your shaving gear: Straight Razors
http://kaliandee.blogspot.com/2013/09/choosing-your-shaving-gear-straight.html

Choosing Your First Straight Razor and Shaving Tips
http://wellgroomedfellow.com/choosing-a-straight-razor/

The Rise of Traditional Wet Shaving
http://www.razorpedia.com/blog/the-rise-of-traditional-wet-shaving

Close shave: Why traditional straight-razor shaving is making a comeback
http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/fashion-beauty/Close+shave+traditional+straight+razor+shaving+making+comeback/9054528/story.html
 

Traditional straight-razor shaving faces a resurgence
http://archive.jsonline.com/business/traditional-straight-razor-shaving-faces-a-resurgence-b99205303z1-249153031.html

Best Straight Razor of 2016 – Top 5 Choices For Traditional Shaving
http://malegroomings.com/Best-Straight-Razor

Straight Razor Shaving: An Old-School Tradition for the Modern Man
http://inspiyr.com/straight-razor-shaving/

Straight Razor: Experience A Smooth Shave
http://alyssaberg.over-blog.com/2016/07/straight-razor-experience-a-smooth-shave.html

Use a Straight Razor to Manscape Without Plastic
http://myplasticfreelife.com/2012/05/use-a-straight-razor-to-manscape-without-plastic/

A Guide To Using A Straight Razor
https://www.baldwins.co.uk/blog/using-a-straight-razor/

The Benefits of the Straight Razor Shave
http://matthewpete.weebly.com/blog/the-benefits-of-the-straight-razor-shave
 

Will I Get a Better, Closer Shave With a Straight or Safety Razor?
http://www.mensfitness.com/styleandgrooming/grooming/will-i-get-better-closer-shave-straight-or-safety-razor

 Razor Sharpening And Using Tips
http://www.knifecenter.com/info/razor-sharpening-tips

Experience Straight Razor
http://experience.theartofshaving.com/straight-razors

Learn to Use a Straight Razor for the Closest Shaves You'll Ever Get
http://lifehacker.com/learn-to-use-a-straight-razor-for-the-closest-shaves-yo-1516221828

 The Dying Art Of The Straight Shave
http://www.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_400/462_the-dying-art-of-the-straight-shave.html

Straight Razors
http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Straight-Razors_c_9.html

Straight Razor Shave with no Cuts
http://www.instructables.com/id/Straight-razor-shave-with-no-cuts/

Beginner's guide to straight razor shaving
http://straightrazorplace.com/srpwiki/index.php/Beginner's_guide_to_straight_razor_shaving

Upgrade Your Shave with These Five Great Straight Razors
http://gearpatrol.com/2014/02/05/best-straight-razors/

Learn To Straight Razor Shave In 3 Days – Manual Shave Like A Man Virtual Training
http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/straight-razor-course/

Preparing for Your First Straight Razor Shave - The Invisible Edge
https://www.theinvisibleedge.co.uk/content/8-preparing-for-your-first-straight-razor-shave

Straight Razor Shaving: 10 Reasons Why
http://www.onlyknives.com/10-reasons-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor-save-the-earth-some-money-and-your-face/

Learning How to Shave with a Straight Razor: For the Ultimate in Manliness
http://www.primandprep.com/how-to-shave-with-a-straight-razor/

Straight Razors
http://www.menessentials.ca/shaving/razors-blades/straight-razors-1.html

The Straight razor shave
http://www.shavemac.com/razorshave.html

Let's Get Shaving- The Straight Razor and You
https://bellatory.com/hygiene-grooming/Lets-Get-Shaving

Your Razor Is Bleeding You Dry (So Switch To A Straight Razor Instead)
http://www.thefrisky.com/2014-06-19/your-razor-is-bleeding-you-dry-so-switch-to-a-straight-razor-instead/

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