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Recent content by La Malice

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    discovering the right DE bade for me ... and maybe more

    Blade Name : Zaza blade 2 / 3 pass result : the dullest blade I have tried so far I believe. the first 2 shave provided an acceptable shave, no nick or cut the third one was barely passable. Alum block feedback : barely any on the first two shave, more on the 3rd Irritation : barely any Would I...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in half way mark Prep : warm shower / Bulldog original face wash Pre shave : Proraso white Brush : Proraso boar by Omega Cream : Proraso white in a tube Razor : Merkur 34 C Blade : Zaza (2) Post : alum block and then Proraso White after shave balm Result : 3rd shave with that blade, 3...
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    discovering the right DE bade for me ... and maybe more

    Blade Name : Personna Blue 2 / 3 pass result : too sharp for me for the time being, cut and nicks all around Alum block feedback : high due to overall cut and nick Irritation : medium non lasting would I buy a tuck of it ? : maybe once I have perfected my technic Would I buy 100 of it ? : who...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in Prep : hot shower / Bulldog original face wash Pre shave : Proraso white Brush : Proraso boar by Omega Cream : Proraso white in a tube Razor : Merkur 34 C Blade : Zaza blade (0) Post : alum block and then Proraso White after shave balm Result : After the Personna debacle of the...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Decided to get over with the Personna blue blade 3 shave test. not much better than the previous shave for me. Just too sharp for my current skill set.
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in Prep : hot shower / Bulldog original face wash Pre shave : Proraso white Brush : Proraso boar by Omega Cream : Proraso white in a tube Razor : Merkur 34 C Blade : Personna Blue (0) Post : alum block and then Proraso White after shave balm Result : red blue , is there a difference ...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    but but bit where is the place for the misses on that one ?
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    discovering the right DE bade for me ... and maybe more

    Blade Name : Personna Platinum (Red) 2 / 3 pass result : too sharp for me for the time being, cut and nicks all around Alum block feedback : high due to overall cut and nick Irritation : medium non lasting would I buy a tuck of it ? : maybe once I have perfected my technic Would I buy 100 of...
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    discovering the right DE bade for me ... and maybe more

    Blade Name : Voshkod 2 / 3 pass result : not the sharpest but gives good result overall Alum block feedback : low Irritation : minimal to non existent would I buy a tuck of it ? : already did will shave for a month exclusively with it in June must likely Would I buy 100 of it ? : probably if...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    I gotta say like for many thing I tend to know a lot on not that much and could not tell you much about it but that it is not a vintage one ... now if you feel like it, I guess it is still for sale, I was looking at a 3800 on ebay for $850 and decided to check craigslist in that area ... it's...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Best pick up tool ever, don't tell my wife she only got to ride and get stranded on the side of the road with the Smart .... that was an interesting second date in its own ! When I moved to the US and brought the Smart back home my dad spent time cruising around with it. I am glad he did as he...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Those were built starting in 61 indeed, it was advertised as a 3800 and frankly I am not a specialist to spot the difference on the spot or through blurry dark craigslist pictures. As a french man in the US I was looking to buy a Solex period and for $400 in town that was not gonna get any...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in Prep : warm shower / Bulldog original face wash Pre shave : Proraso white Brush : Proraso boar by Omega Cream : Proraso white in a tube Razor : Merkur 34 C Blade : Personna Red (2) Post : alum block and then Proraso White after shave balm Result : I tried to quit while I was ahead...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    I just got done a month ago restoring a solex 2200 I picked up on craigslist, next getting it register if I can and then .... neighborhood cruise (well that might have happened already) .... if only I could get my Lambretta shipped to the US from back home .... then I would have a lot of fun...
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    April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    barely started still in Prep : warm shower Pre shave : Proraso white Brush : Proraso boar by Omega Cream : Proraso white in a tube Razor : Merkur 34 C Blade : Personna Red (1) Post : alum block and then Proraso White after shave balm Result : 2nd shave with that blade, 3 pass shave. After...
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