Don't feel too bad. You crashed out for a worthy cause. Welcome to the gentlemanly art of SR shaving.Hi everyone! Unfortunately, I got my Buggati crashed big time and I'm out (team 3 - #13). I've been contempating about giving straight razors a try for quite some time. I just bought one along with a strop. Good luck everyone!
I read rule number 6 as disallowing me to buy stones/films/etc specifically to use on a SR. I am in the process of slowly trying to learn to use, maintain and maybe even mod/build one. I have purchased stones to use on my chisels and planes and other shop stuff. A couple of those would be suitable to set a bevel and do some of the initial honing but if I was honest with myself I wouldn't need 1 micron lapping film for my woodworking tools so I figure I can't buy that.Hi,
SR maintenance supplies are an exemption.
Just don't go crazy on the stones.
Having a machine shop, I buy stones often, so I know about that. But, I don't use a SR so such stuff doesn't count for me. I work cutting tools with them.
Today's Shave Roulette spin will make me use a Shark Platinum blade for the very first time.Raven Koenes, Car 57, 1939 Fiat 1500 B. Team 10 (still in)
Razor: Fatip Testina Gentile
Blade: Shark Platinum (1)
Brush: APShaveco uBrush Tuxedo
Soap: Proraso White
Post Shave: InstaSkincare Hyularonic Acid
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman (Splash)
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I really had a nice shave today. I'm enjoying my Testina Gentile, and I really love Shark Platinum blades. I may use the Shark Platinums for the foreseeable future. They have become among my favorite blades. I also really realize how I've missed using Proraso soaps. It makes for such a comforting, warm, and secure shave. I haven't wanted to use any brushes except for my APShaveco Brushes for over a month now. I enjoy happy and secure shaves. I must admit, I've entered into my safe shave space.
I hope you like them as well as I do. I flipped mine today and discovered that you can cork the blade on your thumb (not recommended ).Today's Shave Roulette spin will make me use a Shark Platinum blade for the very first time.
I do hope the SP turns out to be
a sharp blade since fortuity paired it with my mild 40's style Gillette SS. Frankly I have no clue what to expect...
Would like your thoughts and ideas. Shave Roulette is just like it sounds. Want to let B&B pick your next shave? Play a game of Shave Roulette! Post razor, blade, brush, and soap options and let the votes speak! I've been trying to figure out how to pull it off- it appears you can only have one...www.badgerandblade.com