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Modern May, 2023

Modern May for Thursday -

Razor: Wet Shaving Club (WSC) Winning (Mfg. By Yates Precision)
Blade: Personna USA (2)
Lather: Hempz shave gel
Aftershave: Razor Emporium Barbershop balm

The Winning is a bit like a stainless steel Henson except (for me) a little better. Good shave today 👍


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Modern May 2023
Razor: @Blackland Razors Ti Blackbird (@Rosseforp GTC 25g Handle)
Blade: Perma-Sharp (5)
Brush: Paladin Chief B&B 2023 Contributors Brush (Paladin 26mm Two-band Synthetic Semi-Bulb/Hybrid knot)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Martin de Candre Nature
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Lilac Vegetal

Please visit my Journal (link below) for shave notes and musings: Post in thread 'never-stop-learning's Quest for Knowledge' never-stop-learning's Quest for Knowledge - https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/never-stop-learnings-quest-for-knowledge.611194/post-12255764


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Modern May Shave Number Twenty Six.
1) Italy: Brush Badger and Blade LE Boar Brush.
2) Germany: Shaving Soap Wilkinson Sword Blue Bowl.
3) China: Razor Jack the Barber DE razor.
4) India: Razor Blade Gillette 7 O’clock Black.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Poland: Aftershave Lotion Nivea Men 2 Phase Aftershave Lotion.
7) USA: EDT Pierre Cardin Bleu Marine.


Lounging On The Isle Of Tugsley.
Tonight’s opulent and stupendous shave
RazoRock Hawk V3OC on PAA el Fantasma handle
Schick Proline P-Series (6)
Damp washcloth aka “shave binky”
AP ShaveCo Titanium UHD 28mm synthetic brush 49/100
Pre-shave: slopped wet brush around whiskers
Lather: Wickhams 1912 Club Cola shaving soap, face-lathered
Aftershave: Ulm Nom
Post-shave: face wash with shave binky

It was good where I remembered to keep my skin slack and varied elsewhere. Digging it.

25th day of May.

Razor: Fatip Lo Storto Slant Closed Comb
Blade: Feather (3)
Soap: Proraso White
Brush: Omega Pro Boar
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Sport
Post: Aveeno moisturizer

Love how this razor looks in gold. Decent performance with the feather today, a few weepers, nothing serious, cold water and alum and not a mark left. I would like to spend some time with this one to see which blades it likes best. Cheers
365 daily shaves / GRUYERE146/365 (100%)
146/363 (99%)
GRUME May / Soap of the Month Club(SOTMC)
26/29 (94%)
26/31 (100%)
Modern May21/31

Lambda Athena
Gillette Black (17)Omega Roma
Pre- & Post-shave
1. Cold splash
2. KCG Face Wash
3. Proraso Green preshave
4. Cold splash
5. Aftershave
6. Balm

(details here)
8/10 (~20 m)10/10 (clean)
7.5/10 (DFS)10/10 (GlideFest)

Notes to these shaves:

First facial shave with the Athena. Both for a special occasion and that occasion occurred yesterday. The blade gave such a great performance yesterday I just had to reward that with another shave. And again it performed marvellous.

I noticed that parts of my face were either in or approaching marble status telling me that when I get the angle right this will be an even more effective razor.

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Enjoy your shave.
Modern May '23

Cream: Lucky Tiger Liquid Cream Shave
Face/Neck/Head - Charcoal Goods Gen 2 Level 2 w/ Personna Lab
Alum: Omega stick
Face/Neck - DIY Snake Bite
Head/Neck - Nivea Sensitive



Very nice. Probably the best shave I've gotten from the CG Level 2. It's blade positive and I did get some irritation around the neck that was expected. For an every other day plus razor this would be great. I wouldn't want this razor for everyday shaving.

I pared it up with the new Karve handle instead of the magnum hammered handle I got with it. The handle is already starting to patina. I'm excited to see how that turns out.
Modern May shave numbers #12 and 13 (rated 9.8 and 9.5 of 10) using:
  • Razor: Rockwell 6S (#3) and Lambda Athena (No. 22-234)
  • Blade: Early 1960s Irish Comet Super Stainless (3 and 4)
  • Brush: Semogue Galahad Horse Hair and Razorock 400 Silver Noir Plissoft synth (both great lather makers and painters)
  • Pre-shave: Noxzema
  • Soap: Cella Almond and Kox Bergamot tallow (from Brother @Guido75) soaps (both very good)
  • Post shave: Thayer's Witch Hazel followed by 1965 Old Spice splash and Stirling Spice balm (excellent)
The Comet blade in the Rockwell 6S with plate #3 proves to be a sublime combination. My shave was super comfortable and very close using two passes WTG/ATG plus careful touchups. I think the #3 plate is the Goldilocks plate for my beard.

The Comet blade in the Athena felt harsher than in the 6S, but it gave a much more efficient and ultimately closer shave in only two passes WTG/ATG withOUT touchups. The extra closeness and slight harshness seems to have generated just a touch of irritation, but nothing serious. The Athena is a fascinating implement.

Sadly, I'm reaching the end of my bottle of 1965 Old Spice aftershave. I really love this stuff. I have another bottle just like it and a number of other bottles of various vintages. I like this vintage version the most though.

My Blade Journey log is found HERE.

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Modern May for Friday -

Razor: Parker Variant (2.5)
Blade: Personna USA (3)
Lather: Hempz shave gel
Aftershave: Nivea Sensitive Cool balm

The Variant might be the one of the best values in a "modern" adjustable DE razor. It has a nice "face feel" and gives a comfortable shave. Great shave today 👍
Modern May Friday shave!

Razor: Fatip Piccolo SE open comb
Blade: Vi-John Super Platinum (new)
Soap: ARKO! tub
Brush: Maggard 24mm synthetic w/ marble handle (cheap and excellent)
Post shave: Omega alum block, Thayers Witch Hazel
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman

It's been a while since using the Fatip Piccolo SE, so in honor of Fatip Friday, it has made an appearance. This razor is particularly special, it was PIDed by @Tom Bowman about a year ago. It was the first PIF I entered and I was overjoyed to win. Thanks, Tom, wherever you are!

This was a three pass shave, some buffing, but no blood, no irritation. The Vi-John Super Platinum blade was sharp and contributed to an awesome shave.

10/10 BBS

Have a great weekend and enjoy your shaves!

Razor: Supply Pro Adjustable Injector Razor
Blade: Schick Plus Platinum injector blade
Brush: Simpson Commodore X2 Best Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Shannon's Soaps Fig & Apricot
Aftershave: Old Spice Classic
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented


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Modern May 2023
Razor: Colonial Razors The General V2 (@Rosseforp GTC 25g Handle)
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Mild Protouch MG (8)
Brush: @Rudy Vey 2022 B&B Contributors Brush (Mühle 25mm STF knot)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: WSP Formula T Tobacco
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum

Please visit my Journal (link below) for shave notes and musings: Post in thread 'never-stop-learning's Quest for Knowledge' never-stop-learning's Quest for Knowledge - https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/never-stop-learnings-quest-for-knowledge.611194/post-12257097


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Modern May Shave Number Twenty Seven.
1) China: Brush Frank Shaving Synthetic Brush.
2) Italy: Shaving Cream Figaro Shaving Cream.
3) China: Razor Jack the Barber DE razor.
4) India: Razor Blade Gillette 7 O’clock Black.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Skin and Stubble Balm.
7) USA: EDT Calvin Klein Truth for Men.
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