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October 17th -- Weck Sextoblade & Probak -- The Weck took only one pass and a near-DFS was achieved, the Probak did the second pass and I was BBS. The shave and results made me feel like I should always pair these two razors together....it was just that good.
Now a quick word about the Weck Sextoblade -- this one came with a safety-bar guide, but the later Weck "hair shaper" razors came with a "comb". The teeth of those hair-shaper razors need to be bent out a bit since they were originally manufactured to do cool things with cutting head hair, but not really shaving facial hair -- other Wecks (i.e., the Sextoblade and the Medical shaver) usually came with a safety-bar type guard or you could use them without the guard. I prefer using the Wecks with the guard....it basically makes a disposable straight razor behave like a safety razor. If you have any interest in moving towards straight razor shaving, I would encourage you to pick up a Weck....they are great razors.
Enough of my PSA for Wecks.....here are the details of the shave:
Razors: Weck Sextoblade with Hair Shaper Comb Guard and Personna blade & Probak "New" with GSB
Soap: B&M 2020 Hallows
Brush: RR Beehive Plissoft
Razor: RR SLOC
Blade: Rapira Super Stainless (forgot to count but I think 5 or 6)
Soap: Zingari Man Sego Wanderer
Brush: Rick Montalvo Handle with Timberwolf synth knot
Aftershave: Zingari Man the Wanderer
OCtober 18 evening - danger flathead / Bic CrPt (6)
I let this unbranded razor out of the cage about once a year, for OCtober. Here is the head and the profoundly asymmetrical alignment of the untensioned and unsupported blade:
In this configuration, the right side won't shave at all and the left side just wants to cut. My skin, not my stubble.
Naturally, I picked a very unfavored brushless cream, Mollé, to pair with this wannabe devette. All lube, zero protection.
I shaved my one pass ATG as shallow as possible on the tough cheek skin, then perfectly steep N-S on the tender neck skin. Darn close after one pass. No desire for another.
It has a bad complexion to go with the bad attitude.
Razor:Gem Damaskeene open comb- MFG 1912-15, Excellent milder mid range, good daily driver. They got it right 108 yrs ago IMO. Blade:Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) Still manufacturing, Remnants of A.S.R. Corp umbrella of different shaving Companies. Soap: Tabac- excellent lather qualities with a clean mild flowery scent. Brush: Razorock Noir 400 plissoft 24mm- closest brush Imation of my Omega boar brush. Good brush for a scrub. Pre shave:Brush wash my whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on beard area. Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups. Post shave: Razorock American barber aftershave with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea. Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = Excellent shave with my Gem 1912 Damaskeene O.C with a Gem teflon coated blade!
Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
This was for Oct 18. It wasn't a great shave, since I had to run out the door for a long drive. I think I'll pull this blade out of the Retro and put it in the RR Jaws to see how it'll do with 4 shaves on it.