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    BigD's Rockwell 6S Jet Black Review

    My review of the Rockwell 6S Jet Back Razor Review I’ve used the Rockwell 6S for over a year now. It is my first high end razor. I have yet to find another razor that is as versatile, efficient, and as smooth as this razor. The Blackland Sabre comes close, and is a great piece of kit, but...
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    BigD's Colonel Conk Natural Shave Soap Santa Fe Cedar Review

    Continuing my shave soap and cream reviews; This is my review of Colonel Conk Natural Line Santa Fe Cedar Shave Soap. Products used during the shower and shave were as follows; Ivory Bar Soap DSC Face Wash Neutrogena Face Scrub Colonel Conk Natural Line Santa Fe Cedar Shave Soap Q-Shave...
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    I Gave Into the RAD

    Well, I gave into the RAD. I've been eyeballing a @Blackland Razors Blackbird for over a year now. I have their Sabre which I love. Well, just pulled the trigger. As I was typing this @Blackland Razors emailed me and refunded me a percentage of my purchase for a military discount. I called...
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    Colonel Conk's Natural Shave Soap Line

    @Colonel Conk Your Natural Shave Soap line, is this still an ongoing thing? I'm seeing stock online for deep discounts, sometimes only one flavor available, and your website only shows the Natural Shave Cream, not the soap. I have FOMO real bad on this one. Sincerely, BigD
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    Things BigD has Learned in the Past Ten Months

    Things I’ve learned in the past ten months about this little hobby. Prep is key You need to get the whiskers and face clean and ready to run a razor over it Lather building needs to be on game Each soap or cream is created to take a certain amount of water to soap Each soap or cream has a...
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    Zenith N2 Initial Impression!

    Just face lathered with a brand new Zenith N2 using an Arko Stick. I do a face lather before bed to help clean my face and whiskers for sleepy time. My Zenith N2 just came. So I tried it out of the box instead of my WCS Tortoiseshell Black Synthetic. Holy crap, it made a rich, creamy, super...
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    BigD's Dettol Cool Review

    Continuing my shave soap and cream reviews; This is my review of Dettol Cool Shaving Cream. Products used during the shower and shave were as follows; Old Spice Bar Soap Dettol Cool Shaving Cream Fine Lather Bowl West Coast Shaving Tortoise Shell Synthetic Shave Brush Rockwell Model T (R5 -...
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    I Want This...

    I'll use it, but I already have a Zenith, an Omega, and a VDH boar. Is it a quality boar, or do I just do the right thing and not purchase another brush?
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    Well, Look What I have on the Way

    Figured I could step up my travel brush game.
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    BigD's Van der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap Review

    Continuing my shave soap and cream reviews; This is my review of Van der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap. Products used during the shower and shave were as follows; Duru Olive Bath Soap Stirling Soaps Unscented Prshave Face Wash Dollar Shave Club Shampoo Dollar Shave Club Conditioner Van der Hagen...
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    BigD's Rockwell Model T Review

    Big D’s Rockwell Model T Review First Shave: Blade: Dorco Prime (1) Soap: Modern Williams Aftershave: Alum/Styptic/Brut Splash On Cologne: Brut EDT Deodorant: Brut First Pass (WTG) Due to having the Rockwell 6S I figured I would mirror my settings with the Rockwell Model T. My first pass was...
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    BigD's Derby and Arko Shave Stick New Technique

    So, I'm living in a tent at my new work location. Things aren't as bad as it seems, but not exactly where it should be. Hopefully soon I will be sleeping in a real room. Anyway, due to having nothing much to do besides work and shaving once a day before said work I have come up with a better...
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    BigD's Derby Premium Review

    Derby Premium; This blade is advertised to be a coated Swedish Steel blade by Derby. I bought it in a box of 100 with 20 tucks of 5 blades. The blade tuck is your typical blade dispenser with a blade bank on the back of the dispenser. While the Derby Extra’s and the Derby Usta’s tucks are...
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    BigD's Derby Usta Review

    I normally do not do razor blade reviews. It is really hard for me to tell the difference between two blades unless that difference is vast. Like comparing a Derby Extra to a Feather. Almost any other blade I can only start telling the difference after the third shave. The better blades I can...
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    BigD's Arko Shave Stick Review

    I was debating with myself whether or not to do this review. The Derby Shave Stick and this product are so close that I am not wondering if they are made in the same factory. I figured since I have so many times referred to this product in my Derby Shave Stick review I should post this. I do...
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    BigD's Derby Shave Stick Review

    Continuing my shave soap and cream reviews; This is my review of the Derby Shave Stick. Products used during the shower and shave were as follows; Pears Mint Bath Soap (Used for both body and hair) Dollar Shave Club Face Wash Dollar Shave Club Face Scrub (Very aggressive gritty scrub) Derby...
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    The Power of Process

    Woke up this morning and for the first time I just didn’t feel like shaving. I’m laying there in bed at 4am thinking I could get another 20 minutes of sleep. As I laid there thinking about the 20 minutes it occurred to me 20 minutes is just not as much as you think. Also, if I make the precedent...
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    Arko Hydrate Shave Cream Review

    This is my review of Arko Hydrate Shave Cream. Products used during the shower and shave were as follows; Pears Soap with Mint Extract Bath Soap The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Scrub Arko Hydrate Shave Cream Q-Shave scuttle Stirling Soap Finest Badger Shave Brush Rockwell 6S on R6, R5, R4, and R3...
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    Stirling Soap Stirling Spice (Old Spice) Review

    Continuing my shave soap and cream reviews; This is my review of Stirling Soap Stirling Spice Shave Soap. Products used during the shower and shave were as follows; Original Pears Bath Soap Dollar Shave Club Face Wash The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Scrub Stirling Soap Stirling Spice Shave Soap...
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    Brush for Travel Recommendations

    So, here's the deal. I have five brushes. These are as follows; Omega 10049: Great for hard soaps, like Williams Van der Hagen Boar: Back up for the Omega and soon to come Zenith Boar Zenith Boar: (Coming Soon) Used for hard soaps and cycled between the other two boars Stirling Soap Finest...
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