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  1. Justin1976

    Im new, and dont know anything...

    There’s a lot of variables! Skin types, coarse or fine hair, aggressive or mild razors, daily shavers, every few day shavers, solid bar, open comb, slant, lower end zamak, higher end brass or stainless, prep, Lathers, synthetic brushes, different grades of badger or boar brushes, after shave...
  2. Justin1976

    Blackland Blackbird

    Sure looks nice
  3. Justin1976

    Blackland Blackbird

    That’s nice!! What handle length?
  4. Justin1976

    New stainless DE recommendation?

    It looks like it could be a contender. Very nice
  5. Justin1976

    Alum Block

    Also be sure to dry off block when done. I pat dry with towel then let it air dry
  6. Justin1976

    Alum Block

    The top one looks like it’s mixed with dirt.
  7. Justin1976

    New stainless DE recommendation?

    Looks nice. What’s the blade gap? How would you rate the fit and finish?
  8. Justin1976

    Alum Block

    Osma is all I’ve used but I’m happy with it. I like that it’s a solid milled block and not compressed powder
  9. Justin1976

    SOTD "FREE WEEK" December 30th - January 5th, 2020

    That Karve looks nice! What handle? Is that natural patina?
  10. Justin1976

    New stainless DE recommendation?

    Karve has brass, stainless, or aluminum options
  11. Justin1976

    New stainless DE recommendation?

    I also prefer the R41. Similar higher end options I’ve looked into are as follows... Karve with OC D plate or CB D or E plate Blackland blackbird Nodachi (I dislike the handle and would change it) looks nice with the atlas handle Timeless $$$ Muhle Rocca (the new stainless one) I was...
  12. Justin1976

    Brass razors diy patina!

    Did you smash the egg?
  13. Justin1976

    Brass razors diy patina!

    What method did you use?
  14. Justin1976

    Brass razors diy patina!

    Karve brass solid bar
  15. Justin1976

    Brass razors diy patina!

    That dark look is nice. Dark drawer?
  16. Justin1976

    Brass razors diy patina!

    I came across this on the web and it looked so good I thought I’d bring it here. Before and after pictures.... He started with a brand new brass razor. Cleaned and scrubbed with soap then cleaned with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils or residue. Separated parts and soaked one at a time in...
  17. Justin1976

    Hello!

    I have heard that a properly honed and stroped straight with good technique will give a better shave with less irritation. I’m not in that league yet so can’t comment from experience. Cold water shaving with good lather and a light touch could help! I’ve gone to cold water shaving and it made a...
  18. Justin1976

    Aftershave balm problems?

    Ive done some digging. Sounds like something with Salicylic Acid or retinol could help. The thayers does seem to help some by itself even though there’s a big thread on here knocking it.
  19. Justin1976

    New Muhle synthetic

    I think so. I know they have it in the 25mm in the model posted by shave/brush. The price goes up a lot though. I was surprised that the 19mm was plenty for me. Very dense and full but makes it easy enough to control lather around hair and beard lines.
  20. Justin1976

    Aftershave balm problems?

    The weird thing is my skin never really seems to oily. If anything the areas that get the problems show more signs of dry surface, the oil is more underneath the skin? It’s only in the area under my right eye which is also confusing. Is speick an alcohol aftershave product?
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