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February 2024 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Day 23, 79.3% complete

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat (Tallow)
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: GC.84 SB, Al Handle, Personna 74 #31
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea Balm

Same again, for another reasonable social shave. Good relaxation, after trying to upgrade a laptop.
 
Still in

Gillette Heritage
Perma-Sharp (12)
Yaqi Sagrada Familia
La Toja
Stirling Arkadia

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Cheers :cool:
 
Still in on February 24:

Pre-shave prep: shower, hot towel
Pre-shave: PAA Ice Cube 2.0
Razor: RR GC-76P
Blade: Astra Superior Stainless (7)
Brush: EJ Silvertip
Shave cream: Proraso Green
Post shave: warm water rinse, alum block, cold water rinse
AS: Proraso Green Balm

A comfortable DFS this morning. I think I can squeeze a couple more days out of the tube of green. ☺️

Have a blessed weekend everyone.
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An early Spring is in the air.
...a new selection for The Shave of the Week Society (SWS)
Still GRUME-ing.

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Lime is my flavor of the week. It appears I should take better care of this soap lid.
I have missed the Big Bruce this year and the Jagger is always nice to use.

Please take care of yourself and each other.
 
Day 24, 82.8% complete

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Saponificio Varesino Opuntia
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: GC.84 SB, Al Handle, Personna 74 #32
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea 2-in-1 Aftershave

Used Opuntia for SV Saturday, and got a perfect bowl-lather. Another reasonable social shave. I think a stropping would do this blade good, if I can improvise a holder.
 
Date25.02.2024
366 daily shaves
056/366

RazorBladeBrush
SwingGillette Blue (20) & Bleue (6)Razorock Beehive
PreshaveSoapPostshave
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Barrister + Mann Leviathan
Cold splash
Proraso Green
Balm

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Consistency
(details here)
Quality / My process
9.75/10 (Significantly Consistent)10/10
(Clean)
EffectivenessComfort / Blade condition
6.5/10
(DFS-)
6/10
(Harsh/Tuggy)

Notes:

Summary. The original OBiF blade honed and stripped again, but to no avail. I think I ruined the edges when I attempted the glass honing in the hotel room. The Swing made the blade perform but could do only so much. The Bleue blade saved the day.

For extended shave notes click here.

Enjoy your shave!
 
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