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Flare Tip February 2020

Flare Tip Friday, February 14
55 Red Tip
Feather(4)
Omega 49
Wholly Kaw La Fougere Parfaite
Eau Sauvage

Tonight's shave was a good one.

The Omega 49 is my largest brush, and it used to be a lather hog. Tonight it only took about 30 swirls to load, and the volume of lather was more than enough for 3 passes. The Wholly Kaw really went on super creamy, and provided plenty of cushion for a full ATG 1st pass.

The Red Tip just swept up my neck with almost no resistance all the way to my chin, I used a fairly steep angle and never even felt the blade, but I could feel it cutting smoothly. Even the ATG 1st pass on my face was actually comfortable, the 4th use Feather showing no signs of getting dull. I did shave under my nose WTG, but XTG on my chin.

I was really impressed tonight with how the Wholly Kaw performed, the 2nd pass was mostly WTG on my face and neck, XTG chin and under my nose. I could hear the blade sweeping away, but I never felt the blade at all.

For the 3rd pass I shaved nose to ear on my face, and N-S on my neck. I could still feel the blade removing hair, but the steep angle let it do it's job with no irritation at all.
The Witch hazel almost felt like water it was so smooth, and the Eau Sauvage leaves a wonderful silky feeling on my face.
I finished with Nivea balm, and my face feels like a baby's butt.

DFS

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Monday SOTD

Brush: Rooney Stubby 1
Cream: Taylor - Sandalwood
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Super-Max Platinum
A/S: Gillette Aftershave Gel, Sensitive Skin
Cologne / Fragrance: Azzaro Pour Homme

Mike
 
Continuing the Flaretip February! SOTD - 17 FEB 2020

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Brush - WWBW Butterscotch brush
Lather - Viking Iceland soap
Razor - Gillette Superspeed flaretip
Blade - Astra SP (20)
Post-shave - Stirling WH tea tree

The razor is slightly short for my taste. It's a bit harder to handle but as long as I pay attention, it's fine. Still shaved nicely today.
 

FoolishMortal

Contributor
Welcome to the latest additions!

1. FoolishMortal
2. Ron R
3. Stubblebum
4. Rosseforp
5. ftrez
6. sarimento1
7. preidy
8. theid59
9. Mike R
10. Timeclo
11.OldJackd
12. jrtraylor
13. Chevyguy
 

FoolishMortal

Contributor
I went on a snowboarding trip over the long weekend, so just one shave: Saturday evening.

SOTSaturD
  • Cella
  • Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
  • L2 Flare Tip (Q2 1966)
  • Gillette Nacet (17)
  • WH w/menthol, LTFT
  • Stirling Bay Rum ASB
  • Dominica Bay Rum AS
 
Tuesday SOTD

Brush: Omega 49
Soap: Williams
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Super-Max Platinum
A/S: Barbasol Brisk
Cologne / Fragrance: Aramis Tobacco Reserve

Mike
 

FoolishMortal

Contributor
SOTD
  • Antica Barbieria Colla
  • Re-knotted Rubberset 203
  • L2 Flare Tip (Q2 1966)
  • Gillette Nacet (18)
  • WH w/menthol, LTFT
  • Stirling Bay Rum ASB
  • Vintage Avon Moonwind Cologne
 
SOTD, Wednesday Feb 19th 2020, maybe it is good idea to have Gillette flare tip February because some of these great older razors will get used a little more.

Razor : Gillette standard Super speed flare tip - MFG 1956 B2
Blade : Voskhod (1)
Soap: Proraso red Sandal wood
Brush: Razorock Noir 400
Pre-shave : Shower, brush wash the face with hand bar soap + a dollop of aloe Ver gel on beard area.
prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 3.
Post shave: Proraso red Sandal wood with witch Hazel + Nivea Men balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation+no weepers = :a17:
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Have some great shaves.
 
Thursday

Brush: Omega 49
Soap: Williams
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Super-Max Platinum
A/S: Barbasol Pacific Rush
Cologne / Fragrance: Grey Flannel

Mike
 
Friday

Brush: Rooney Stubby 1
Cream: Erasmic
Razor: '54 Z2 Super Speed
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
A/S: None
Cologne / Fragrance: Quorum Silver

Mike
 

FoolishMortal

Contributor
SOTD
  • Arko
  • Maggard 24mm synthetic
  • L2 Flare Tip (Q2 1966)
  • Gillette Nacet (20)
  • WH w/menthol, LTFT
  • Stirling Bay Rum ASB
  • Dominica Bay Rum AS
 
1955 Gillette Redtip (A-4)
Astra (Green)
JR-338 70/30 Badger/Boar
Gillette Pure SC
Gillette Aftershave Gel

Clayton


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