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  1. Ravenonrock

    What's Your Brush Today?

    Horse
  2. Ravenonrock

    What Shaving gear have you “Stocked up on”?

    I have a back up of Old Spice and both a puck and shave stick of Arko. The puck is in play, the stick is waiting in the wings.
  3. Ravenonrock

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

    Monday morning shave Razor: Rich Leukroth Empire State Brush: Horse Soap: Geo. F. Trumper cream Post: Old Spice Phenomenal shave, fantastic razor that I have spent time on to get it where it needs to be. GFT was slick and my face feels smooth. Happy Monday! 9/10
  4. Ravenonrock

    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Rich Leukroth Empire State
  5. Ravenonrock

    RIP old friend

    Yes , the strop is damaged, that sucks. Then you beat yourself for a few rounds wondering, how did this happen. It’s a lose, lose situation. Once the dust has settled, I like the reward system of a new strop.
  6. Ravenonrock

    Weird question. Has anyone here face shaved an elderly dependent adult?

    This brings back my experience of shaving my dad in his hospital bed. I’ve actually never really thought about it much. He was ill with cancer and weak towards the end. I shaved him daily until he passed. They weren’t good shaves, but he was so grateful. Being clean shaven was important to him...
  7. Ravenonrock

    Mitchell's Wool Fat - What Happened?

    I sure put in my time on MWF. I had the same experience, including the primordial soup atop the blooming puck. I’ve moaned about my experience plenty on various threads. I wanted this soap to work, shaved plenty with it, experimented, did daily lathering while using other soaps, prayed to Ullr...
  8. Ravenonrock

    De vs. Straight edge

    My SR shaves are as consistently close and comfortable as my DE shaves were. It took longer to get to this point than with DE though. Considering the methods are so different, the results are very similar for me.
  9. Ravenonrock

    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Dovo Stainless
  10. Ravenonrock

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

    Sunday morning shave Razor: Dovo Stainless Brush: Boar Soap: Cella Post: Skin Bracer A very respectable Sunday morning shave. Hit freezing overnight and the old house has taken on a chill this morning. Perfect for a bracing cold water shave. Winter is coming.... 9/10
  11. Ravenonrock

    What's your soap for today?

  12. Ravenonrock

    Other than traditional shaving, what other "old school" things do you do?

    We dry our clothes on a long laundry line when the weather permits. I rarely see people hanging laundry to dry anymore, not where I live anyway. I like the simplicity of it and the connection to things past that some practices have. The physicality of it appeals to me. I split rounds with a...
  13. Ravenonrock

    Wade & Butcher FBU 15/16 Restoration.

    Wow, nice work! I’m just starting to do some very basic restorations, just blade work for now, so that project looks great to me. Inspiring.
  14. Ravenonrock

    Rookie

    I was curious about DE razors so I researched a little. Videos and forums contained much content. Some razors were mentioned often as decent beginner choices. The salesperson at my local knife shop suggested a Merkur 38C. I already knew Merkur was a common suggestion for new DE shavers. I liked...
  15. Ravenonrock

    What did you hone today?

    These 3 razors were part of a set I purchased with the intention to practice and tinker with. They all have their own issues, geometry, previous ware and what looks like buffing damage and metal burn. It has been rewarding working through the challenges and learning as I go. Just putting in the...
  16. Ravenonrock

    new gillette King c safety razor

    I searched for this razor in my local stores when I started my DE razor journey. Then I discovered some vintage Gillette’s and that locked it down for what I was looking for in closeness and comfort. Never did try out the King C, but figured just as well.
  17. Ravenonrock

    Making the call

    Happy to hear he is back home with you, surrounded by his family. Enjoy your time together. Good luck all!
  18. Ravenonrock

    Are Artisan Products Better Than Drugstore Ones?

    Lucky for me that the old school after shave splashes I use are at most of my local drugstores. Not so much with my preferred soaps. Tabac is the exception which has appeared in the “specialty” grooming of one drugstore. Otherwise there’s little to be found where I live.
  19. Ravenonrock

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

    Saturday morning shave Razor: Bartlett and Co. Brush: Boar Soap: TOBS sandalwood Post: Stetson A great shave with this unwanted razor. Wanted by me in a package of castaways, it is a fine razor now. Armed with Stetson I’m ready for the day. A fine Saturday,enjoy! 9/10
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