The Annual Sue Moore Auction is now running from 19 - 21 October.
Every year proceeds from this auction and all monies raised go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Please take a look at the items that are available this year, as there is sure to be something of interest to everyone!
I lathered MDC Rose with my B&B RV Finest Badger and it felt, smelled, and performed perfectly.
The MMOC worked well with an additional ATG pass as the blade has lost some efficiency (today was 18th shave with this blade).
Razor: Gem Micromatic Flying wing, AKA- Guiding eye, MMBT, MMFW.....Excellent tame mid range, heaviest of the Micromatics, built to last generations, good for sensitive skin very enjoyable shave this morning. Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable. Soap: Razorock Lavender, nice masculine scent with excellent lather qualities. 2 tubs used up and 1 to go. (discontinued, hope they bring it back in the future.) Brush: Yaqi 2band badger, excellent lather generator, pillow like soft tips, great scrubber + great lather painter. Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area. Prep: cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender with witch Hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer balm(great stuff ) Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers= Excellent shave with my MMFW + a Gem coated blade.
Razor: GEM Damaskeene Open Comb Blade: GEM (Personna) PTFE (10) Brush: Henri et Victoria - Superfine Two-Band Badger 22mm Pre-Shave: Stirling Pink Clay - Facial Bar Soap Lather: Henri et Victoria - Cognac & Cuban Cigars Aftershave: Henri et Victoria - Cognac & Cuban Cigars (Splash) Additional Care:
Henri et Victoria - Cognac & Cuban Cigars (Balm) Hot Dam…askeene!
Great razor, great soap, great shave!
SEptember 20th shave
Type J, which according to the fantastic Dummies thread, is around my age.
24mm fan SynBad knot in a eucalyptus burl handle by Trotter Handcrafts
Since this is my Schick Show week, let me retell an old joke I first heard in the early 70s on Foster Brooks comedy album, The Lovable Lush.
The farmer's wife needs to cook a chicken for dinner, so she heads out back and grabs a chicken, cuts off the head, and then brings it inside to defeather. Normally, she uses the gas oven to singe off the pin feathers, but the oven quits on her. So, she sends her husband to town to buy a new oven. Well, he come back with one of those e-lectric ovens since the store was all out of gas. They get it plugged in and she tries to get the pin feathers off with that oven but its not working.
Thinking of an alternative, she grabs her husband's razor and she's able to take all those feathers off. She writes the razor company, Schick, and tells him she thinks they ought to sell it. She forgets all about it, but six months later the owner of the company writes her back saying, "Ma'am, we want to thank you for sharing your story with us and helping to introduce a new product. We're now proud to offer a men's schick, a women's schick, and a chicken schick."
Gem PTFE (2)
Vie Long horse
Palmolive Shave Stick
Montblanc Legend after shave balm
Same set up as the past two days. Top notch shave. The only difference, I shimmed the blade. For those that might not know, when the Gem 1912 was first introduced, single-edged blades were much thicker. Today's blade, in an older model Gem razor is not seated the same way as designed. Shimming--I use a half of the spine of a modern day Gem blade and place it right under the spine of the blade in the razor.
Does it make a difference? I don't know for sure. Today's shave was better than yesterday's. There is that. It could also be that after three days of shaving with the 1912, I've finally dialed in the technique.
This razor and blade seem to have magical qualities! The blades, from the same tuck, in the other razors seem to have fallen off a bit in efficiency. With this razor even at the sixth shave the blade is giving me a supremely comfortable BBS!