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April 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Tonight’s shave
Pre-shave: Hot Face Wash
Brush: Omega S-Brush
Razor: Rockwell 6C (3)
Blade: Shark SS (3)
Soap: Haslinger Aloe Vera
Post Shave: Alum Block
Davidoff Cool Water AS splash
Nivea Protect & Care ASB

BBS shave tonight 😎😎😎
Forgot how good Haslinger soaps are
 

FoolishMortal

Contributor
SOTD
  • Rockwell 6S (4)
  • Nacet (24)
  • WSP Formula T Tobacco
  • Yaqi 24mm Synthetic
  • WH w/menthol, LTFT
  • Dominica Bay Rum AS
Back to a favorite soap for a speedy two-pass shave. The blade is starting to show its age, leaving a few tiny bits of stubble here and there in the hard-to-get areas, but the shave was still comfortable and certainly good enough for work-from-home. I'll keep going with it.

Onward!
 

Herrenberg

Contributor
Still in, with the halfway point almost upon us.

I am a beginner again at straight razor shaving. At least I feel like a beginner again, because I am bleeding from three places on my face. The problem was that wonderfully successful XTG pass yesterday. Now some part of me insists that I must do that every time. Today didn't go quite so well as yesterday. Oh, the shave is impressively smooth, but the blood keeps anyone but me from being at all impressed.

I'm going to call it a work in progress.
 

Owen Bawn

"Ask me about a fluffernutter"
Simpson really nailed it with the M7 synthetic IMO. Such a great brush.

The Classic synth on the other hand...
It is the perfect synthetic brush. The longer handle addresses most of the splaying issues men have with the Duke and Chubby. It always makes perfect lather, and quickly. With Williams in a mug it's even better than a big well broken in Italian boar.
 

SharpieB

Contributor
It is the perfect synthetic brush. The longer handle addresses most of the splaying issues men have with the Duke and Chubby. It always makes perfect lather, and quickly. With Williams in a mug it's even better than a big well broken in Italian boar.
Hmmmm... I haven’t used my mug of Williams since last October. It has historically been my main May-Oct cottage soap.

I will have to dig it out for tomorrow to try with the M7.
 

SharpieB

Contributor
IT'S ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME FOR A WILLIAMS SHAVE!
I like to ration mine. I should only use it on special hoidays like National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, National Corn Chip Day, National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day, National Read a Road Map Day, National Hairball Awareness Day...

I only have 7-8 pucks and at $1.49CAD, so they were spendy.
 
Still in
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Tonight I threw a quick shave together at 11:30pm because I made a new years resolution to shave every day this year, a promise I have so far managed to keep. Just grabbed some gear that was close to hand. Haslinger Schafmilch is the soap of the day lathered with the Yaqi Timberwolf. The Ming-shi/Astra SS(14) combo is tonight's star.
The schafmilch is not one that I would use very often, but I decided to give it a go. I'm glad I did, although unscented it.was quite slick and made for an enjoyable shave though I did find it a little drying and I had to rinse my face off. The Ming-shi was very good and left me a with a BBS even with the 14th use Astra SS, which doesn't appear to be letting up.
 
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