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April 2024 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Still in.
With the recently sharpened blade I went for my 1958 (TV Special) Superspeed. This is my third vintage razor in three days. This one is a little more aggressive than the Tech and New LC. I should have been a little more careful, snagged my skin and got quite the bleeder. A little direct pressure worked to stop it. Another fine shave. (#520 on the Feather.)
Still in - DFS
Old Type, Personna Platinum (5), Barbus Classic, Shavemac D01-3Band, Aqua Velva


and a belated birthday gift from my brother :)

366 daily shaves

Gillette UK Aristocrat SB #15KCG China (3)Razorock Big Bruce
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Mike’s Natural Soaps Barbershop (95)
Cold splash
Proraso Green

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
Blade Sharpness
9.5/10 (Tiny spots)6/10 (Razor sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
10/10 (GlideFest)


Summary. Superb shave using excellent gear. Absolutely loved it.

For extended shave notes click here.

Enjoy your shave!
Still in....

Evening shave - 4/21/24
Razor: KCG
Blade: Derby Premium (7)
Soap: BSS #1
Brush: RazoRock Hive 24
Aftershave: Clubman Pinaud
Rating: 10/10, BBS
Wohoo a BBS! They may be far apart, but they are so sweet when they happen. Especially if it is coupled with being a comfortable shave it is a winner and it certainly was. Very nice shave.
Day 21, 70% complete

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Palmolive Stick, made into a puck
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: Rockwell 6S R6, Ti Handle, Astra SP #7
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea Balm

It was Palmolive day again. Added a dash of glycerine, and got the usual super-creamy bowl lather, for an easy near-BBS.

I see I'm not the only Palmolive fan. :thumbup:

The originals were also 5 x 2 cardboard packaging, and expensive.

There was a game of "guess what these are, rebadged", because it seemed unlikely that they had their own production line, but I don't think we ever got a definitive answer.
That is a very interesting question! I would definitively buy 100 for a reasonable price (when i used up most of my Perma-Sharp in 3017).

Also, are there any other Gillette Razor Blades sold only in a 2x5 packaging? I haven‘t seen the KCG in bigger packaging yet.
Shave - #21
- Still In -

  • Mike's Natural - Orange, Cedarwood, Black Pepper - SOTM, GRUYERE
  • RR Barber 24mm Synth
  • Ralf Aust - 6/8
  • Muhle R89
  • Personna Med-Prep - (5)
  • Speick Splash
Took a break yesterday due to this cold. After walking around the "Wild Animal Park" and 2-rounds of shopping with the girls, I was literally dead tired - beaten like a rented mule...

Combo of Sour Patch kids washed down with Red Bull had zero effect :w00t:

Which gave way to this morning's wonderful shave
We should have a thread with pictures to ascertain that KCG is a different blade from Gillette Platinum. But for the love of God I cannot find it!

Here you go 😉

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