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April 2024 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Still in!
Still in and final shave if this GRUME for me

Pre-Shave: Hot Face Wash
Razor: GD66 6/8 straight razor
Brush: Boti Captain SHD Silvertip Badger
Soap: Mikes Natural Soap - Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper

Post-Shave: Alum Block
Signature Soaps Hibernia Splash
Razorock XXX ASB
Creed Neroli Sauvage EDP

Just a wonderful relaxing shave reminded of summertime. No dramas just a very close shave. Another GRUME in the bank. 1 day to go brethren 👍👍👍

Day 29, 96.7% complete

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat (Tallow)
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: Rockwell 6S R6, Ti Handle, Astra SP #8
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea Balm

Back to the Rockwell, for a comfortable DFS.

That MWF ceramic container is slippery! Almost dropped it twice. I think I am going to wrap a rubber band around the base or something.

Mine has had some near misses! I started up my latest MWF refill in an old aluminium container from SV soap.
366 daily shaves

Eclipse Red RingGillette Rubie Plus (5)FNX Barber Boar
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Mike’s Natural Soaps Barbershop (103)
Cold splash
Proraso Green

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
Blade Sharpness
9/10 (Small dot)6/10 (Razor sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
10/10 (GlideFest)


Summary. Fabulous close to Vintage April with the Red Ring performing admirably together with the blade.

For extended shave notes click here.

Enjoy your shave!
May thread is up, Brandon @FoolishMortal :thumbsup:

Final shave!

Razor: The Hessian (Hess 9/16")
Soap: B & M Seville
Brush: Omega boar
AS: Proraso Red Balm

Had a couple of cuts, so I had to break out the Shave Nation alum stick.

Well, I guess this is the end of the month. This was fun and, I have to admit, easy. Mainly because I bought a bunch of new soaps just before I discovered GRUME. :thumbup1:

A couple of quick notes. The brush in the picture is new, but purchased about a year ago. I had saved it for when the other brush died, but I decided on the last day that the point of GRUME was to use this stuff. Tried it out and I liked it. I had already broken it in using the fridge/cold water method, and it performed well. Only shed one fiber and didn't eat the lather. Needs a little more work to get it to splay a little bit.

This was a lot of fun! I won't be joining you for May, because of you guyz' postings. Thanx to all your pics, I have a bunch of new things that I want to go buy. Only question is: Do I have to wait until tomorrow to make it official? :001_smile
Last shave of the month.

Razor: Rockwell 6S (5)
Blade: Gillette Perma-Sharp Super (6)
Brush: Edwin jagger Classic Best
Bowl: Captains Choice Copper Bowl
Preshave: GLYCE
Soap: Tabac Original
Aftershave: Tabac Original


Very nice. Still getting great results with this blade.

Make it a great day!
Shave - #29
- Still In -

  • Mike's Natural - Orange, Cedarwood, Black Pepper - SOTM, GRUYERE
  • Simpson’s Duke3 - Best
  • Muhle R89
  • Gillette Platinum - Dark (2)
  • Nivea 2-in-1 Splash
And just like that, another month has come and gone. Congratulations to all who saw this through and best of luck next month to those who answered the siren’s call.

I happened upon a brush that I hadn’t used since July, best of my knowledge. Given that it’s only had maybe 20 shaves logged, it’s time to insert into active rotation…
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