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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Today is my 1st Anniversary of Traditional Shaving with 350 shaves in the past year. I selected preferred equipment to mark the occasion: Brush: PAA Green Ray Lather: Stirling Havercherry Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Green (1) Razor: Blackbird Post: Thayer's and Pinaud Clubman Fantastic...
  2. nicked78

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Great shave today: Brush: Razorock Tricolore Lather: Stirling Piacenza Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Black (3) -- enjoyed this blade. Three shaves is enough. Razor: Blackbird Post: Thayer's and Pinaud Clubman -- awesome feel and scent from the Clubman splash. I tried a steeper angle...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Decided on a "recovery shave" today, something really mild: Brush: PAA Solar Flare Lather: B&M Dickens Revisited with Proraso Blue for a super lather Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Black (2) Razor: Gillette Heritage on Parker 26c handle -- found a steeper angle with this was more effective...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Another great shave with the 26c: Brush: Yaqi 26mm Lather: Haverford Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Platinum (1) -- first ever use of this blade and I liked it Razor: Parker 26c Post: Thayer's and Executive Man Although I had the slightest bit of irritation at the end of the shave, it was...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Brush: PAA Starcraft Lather: Seville + Proraso Blue superlather Blade: Polsilver (2) Razor: Blackbird Post: Thayer's and Old Spice I think I've gotten to the point where even my second-rate shaves are pretty good, and that's what I had today! Nothing really wrong with this shave but the...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Happy Birthday,@Abz88! Brush: PAA Solar Flare Lather: Tabac plus some Stirling Black Cherry Glacial -- great combo, slick and cold Blade: Polsilver (1) -- first ever use of this blade and loved it Razor: Parker 26c Post: Thayer's and Pinaud Clubman Wonderful shave with this setup today...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    I pushed this blade one shave too far... Brush: PAA Green Ray Lather: Stirling Haverford Blade: Tatra (4) Razor: Razorock German 37 Post: Thayer's and Speick Active It was still a good shave, but not great. That said, few blades give me four good shaves. I had a little irritation, but...
  8. nicked78

    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Brush: RR Tricolore Lather: B&M Dickens Revisited, then Proraso Blue when I ran out of lather on pass #3 Blade: Tatra (3) Razor: Gillette New SC on Parker 26c handle -- cool combo! Post: Thayer's and Executive Man A third very nice shave on this blade, with no blood. This was my best...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    My shave notes indicate I had great shaves with this blade the past couple days and didn't write anything about the blade specifically--that's probably the best compliment I could pay! It just disappeared into a working equation with two very different razors. Cool wrapper, too, it's nice to...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Brush: PAA Green Ray Lather: Stirling Piacenza Blade: Tatra (1) -- first use of this blade ever; I'm finally diving into a sampler sent by @South Dakota Guy! Razor: Parker 26c Post: Thayer's and Pinaud Clubman Two lovely shaves in a row with the 26c. BBS with only a couple "missed" spots...
  11. nicked78

    New lather bowl

    Splendid! I bet a brush makes a wonderful sound when whisking across those marks and lines on the inside. Let us know when your order page is up. :thumbup:
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    @Ron R What an interesting design on your new aluminum adjustable! Thanks for sharing. Brush: PAA Starcraft -- performed wonderfully Lather: Stirling Haverford -- love this stuff Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Green (2) -- very happy with this blade Razor: Parker 26c -- stole the show today...
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    This brings me to the end of the Summer of Seven Stirling Soap Samples! Brush: PAA Solar Flare Lather: Stirling Island Man -- "don't let the door hit ya on the way out..." Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Green (1) Razor: Blackbird Post: Thayer's and Executive Man I shaved on just 20 hours of...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    This was a "Daily Double" long in the making: Brush: PAA Solar Flare Lather: Stirling Island Man Blade: Kai Titan Mild (8) Razors: Feather AC SS (two passes; WTG, XTG) and Blackland Vector (touchups) Post: Thayer's and Stirling Executive Man I've always wondered about doing a couple easy...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Great to see lots of guys reporting such awesome shaves! My first Slantember shave: Brush: PAA Solar Flare -- 1st use and loved it; details below Lather: Stirling Island Man -- getting close to finishing this; it has a mild, non-descript spice scent, but that's about it... Blade: Gillette...
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