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High Efficiency Razors June & July 2024

Iridian

Cool and slimy
Boti Vortex Ti (dual comb) / Dorco Prime
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My hands down most beautiful razor. But also a head that is not up to the exterior qualities. Very generic and outdated lack of clamping, the blade is just pinched in and not tensioned or supported much. High exposure, so still very efficient, but against the grain the chatter is felt. I am looking forward to another Boti like this with a better razor head design. In terms of looks and craftsmanship I am bedazzled. Reminds me of a supremely beautiful girl that was a huge disappointment.
 

never-stop-learning

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Sunday 20240707
High Efficiency Razors June & July 2024
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Razor: Blackland Razors Ti Vector SB (Rosseforp GTC 25g Handle)
Blade: Schick Proline P (3 shaves, 7 passes)
Brush: AP Shave Co White (AP Shave Co 26mm G5C Fan)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Taconic Shave Bay Rum Cream
Aftershave: Osage Rub

Superb shave!

Please visit My Journal for shave notes.
 

thombrogan

Lounging On The Isle Of Tugsley.
HIGH INTENSITY SUMMAH

OFFICIAL
SHARK WEEK

OVERLANDER EVENING


Last night’s ethereal, cap-riding shave
Karve aluminum Overlander :001_wub:
Shark Platinum (2)
Damp facecloth aka “shave binky
Simpson KH-1 17mm synthetic brush
Pre-shave: lukewarm shower :001_wub:
Lather: Canada Shaving Soap; face-lathered
Aftershave: Ulm Nom
Post-shave: face wash with shave binky and a drop of hyaluronic acid
Post-shave: Equate moisturizer

With ethanol-fortified libations enjoyed earlier, the Overlander was selected in place of the Super Slant used previously. With long, overlapping strokes, the shave managed to be gentler and closer with a much better post-shave feel.
 
20240708
Razor: Karve Overlander (24)
Blade: Shark Platinum (1)
Preshave: Hot shower; Cereve Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Lather: Van der Hagen Luxury Scented + Cremo Cooling
Aftershave: Cold water rinse; Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue Cooling Aftershave

One nick; No irritation; Very close; Very smooth; Very Pleasant DFS+ shave; Aftershave sting very mild.

The Shark Platinum has a nice blend of sharpness and smoothness.

The nick is pure operator error. Power has been out since 5am. Moon light in a tropical storm is not enough light for me to shave with.

Otherwise, a really nice One & Done

Cheers!!!
 
Date08.07.2024
366 daily shaves
190/366

RazorBladeBrush
Gillette Aristocrat OCShark Chrome (9)DVH Synthetic
PreshaveSoapPostshave
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Mike’s Natural Soaps Barbershop (114)Cold splash
Proraso Green
Balm

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
Blade Sharpness
10/10 (Clean)5/10 (Sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
8.5/10
(DFS+++)
10/10 (GlideFest)

Notes:

Splendid shave with a marvellous razor - it started out as a mild shaver when I got it, but it is turning into one of my most effective razors. But honestly, yesterday's shave with the Athena was ridiculously effective. I was still DFS- when I woke up this morning. This morning's shave felt more like touching up than shaving in that sense.

Additional notes can be found here.

Enjoy your shave today!
 
🪒 🪒 SOTD - “New Gear" Theme Week - July 8th - 14th, 2024 🪒 🪒
High Efficiency Razors June & July 2024
MdC Monday
Rex Any Day (RAD)
July Jade Jamboree/Julivory 2024


Hello friends

Cloudy start to the week here. I chose a desert island soap, MdC Fougère that combines divinely with the classics Brut and Paco Rabanne Pour Homme.

Accepting the great suggestion from this week's SOTD theme, I used the mighty Rex Ambassador (@4/3/2) for the second time. Together with a Perma-Sharp (2) they make quite a duo. Omega Jade perfect as always.

With us, the splendid voice of June Christy.

Rating: 10


Have a nice week and great shaves!
❤️🪒

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never-stop-learning

Demoted To Moderator
Staff member
Monday 20240708
High Efficiency Razors June & July 2024
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Razor: Blackland Razors Ti Vector SB (Rosseforp GTC 25g Handle)
Blade: Schick Proline P (4 shaves, 9 passes)
Brush: AP Shave Co White (AP Shave Co 26mm G5C Fan)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Taconic Shave Bay Rum Cream
Aftershave: Osage Rub

Same outstanding kit as yesterday. Same awesome performance and results! :001_wub:

Superb shave!
 
Date09.07.2024
366 daily shaves
191/366

RazorBladeBrush
Timeless Ti95 SCLShark Chrome (10)Simpson T3
PreshaveSoapPostshave
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Mike’s Natural Soaps Barbershop (115)Cold splash
Proraso Green
Balm

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
Blade Sharpness
10/10 (Clean)5/10 (Sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
9/10
(BBS)
10/10 (GlideFest)

Notes:

Fabulous shave with the Ti95 today. Absolutely bliss.

Additional notes can be found here.

Enjoy your shave today!
 
20240709
Razor: Edwin Jagger 3ONE6 (366)
Blade: Shark Super Chrome (1)
Preshave: Cereve Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Brush: na
Lather: Melaleuca Alloy Shave Gel
Aftershave: Cold water rinse;

No nicks; No irritation; Close; Very Smooth; DFS+ shave.

Making the best of the situation: This was another moonlight (single cell led light) shave.

Nice One and done.

Cheers!!!
 

never-stop-learning

Demoted To Moderator
Staff member
Tuesday 20240709
High Efficiency Razors June & July 2024
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Razor: Blackland Razors Ti Vector SB (Rosseforp GTC 25g Handle)
Blade: Schick Proline P (5 shaves, 11 passes)
Brush: AP Shave Co White (AP Shave Co 26mm G5C Fan)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Taconic Shave Bay Rum Cream
Aftershave: Osage Rub

Same outstanding kit since Sunday. Consistently awesome performance and results! :001_wub:

Superb shave!
 
Date10.07.2024
366 daily shaves
192/366

RazorBladeBrush
Gillette Red TipShark Chrome (11)Semogue SOC Finest
PreshaveSoapPostshave
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Mike’s Natural Soaps Barbershop (116)Cold splash
Proraso Green
Balm

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
Blade Sharpness
10/10 (Clean)6/10 (Razor Sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
10/10
(Marble)
10/10 (GlideFest)

Notes:

A truly superb shave with the Red Tip today. Excellent razor that challenges the modern top guns. Today it delivered big time!

Click here for additional notes.

Enjoy your shave today!
 

thombrogan

Lounging On The Isle Of Tugsley.
HIGH INTENSITY SUMMAH

OFFICIAL
SHARK WEEK

OVERLANDER EVENING


Last night’s ethereal, cap-riding shave
Karve aluminum Overlander :001_wub:
Shark Platinum (3)
Damp facecloth aka “shave binky
Simpson KH-1 17mm synthetic brush
Pre-shave: warm shower :001_wub:
Lather: Canada Shaving Soap; face-lathered
Aftershave: Ulm Nom
Post-shave: face wash with shave binky and a drop of hyaluronic acid
Post-shave: Equate moisturizer

A rare two days growth was handily dispatched with long, overlapping, skimming ATG strokes aided by backstrokes. The result was a closer and more comfortable shave with even less aftershave sting.
 
BRUSH: MASETO (26/52 mm) Extra Density Silvertip Badger / Memphis (barber style) Handle
SOAP: VITOS, Red "Extra Super"
RAZOR: Merkur Futur G
BLADE: Gillette Rubie
A/S: Alum block, Varon Dandy masaje (aftershave lotion)
COMMENT: The Merkur Futur is the most efficient / aggressive DE razor I know. I have owned it for a long time, but rarely use it. It's growing on me though -- it takes an experienced hand to get a quality shave out of it, not the same, but a bit like a straight razor. I am really enjoying once in a while, gives super close shaves.


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