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Single Edge SEptember 2021

SEptember 21st shave
Type G
sChick (7)
Canada Shaving Soap
Oumo finest imitation 2 color synthetic in Communion (Trotter Handcrafts)

The Type G is a joy to use. I planned to use a different injector every day this week, but the G may be Groundhogged tomorrow!
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SEptember 22nd shave
GroundHogged it! Same set up, same results! Yesterday's shave lasted a long time, very nice!
 
SOTD: Wednesday September 22, 2021 (SEptember 6nt)
Razor: Ever-Ready 1914 "Little Lather Catcher"/ATT Kronos handle
Blade: PTFE (4)
Brush: Omega
Soap: Yardley

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This week in the Lather Pit is "Out of the Shadows" week. Last week was "History Week" featuring among other treats the Gem Jr. Bar. "Out of the Shadows" refers to some razors that, while not precisely rare, are not too often seen or are ones that I personally don't use often.

Today's razor is one I don't use often, though for no particular reason other than I've been spending a lot of time with slants. Those who shave with a diversity of ASR products usually say that Gem branded razors tend to be a bit milder than Ever-Ready and Star in particular. (I don't personally know about other ASR razors, but I have used Gem, Ever-Ready and Star.) For whatever reason, the 1914-pattern Ever-Ready "Little Lather Catcher" has always been a bit of an odd duck to me. It's more aggressive than the 1912 pattern, but milder than the 1924 Shovel Head. It always surprises me when I pick it up expecting a Gem shave and get instead an Ever-Ready shave.

In the end, the LLC managed a nice close DFS. Could have gone further, but I was running short on time.

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I've been untrue and strayed to the DE side for a few shaves. No real excuse other than I got a bug about trying a certain blade. I'm planning to finish out the month strong however and, to that end, I had an excellent shave with my Parker today. I ended up not shaving for about four days for some reason (it's been a weird few weeks) so it was a great test of the razor and my skill. I'm still in the low double-digit times of shaving with an injector so still getting the hang of it.

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Pre-shave: Warm water face wash
Soap: Cella
Brush: PAA Atomic Rocket
Razor: Parker Adjustable Injector V2 (3/3/1)
Blade: sChick (3)
Post-shave: Omega Alum Stick and Nivea Sensitive Aftershave Balm

I have to say, for someone who didn't like Cella at first, I have been proven utterly wrong by that initial impression. What an amazing lather this soap can produce! With just a light load in the brush brought to a wet face, I can produce gobs of thick meringue-like lather. The large knot of the Atomic Rocket helps of course. I had a typical three-pass shave but really took my time. I made sure to use very little pressure, just enough to engage the razor head since it's a pretty lightweight razor. This razor (and I suspect all injectors) is very deceptive in that there is almost no blade feel which makes me want to use more pressure. I've been falling into this trap during previous shaves which had left me with irritation. This time I had a great DFS+ shave with zero irritation, let alone nicks or weepers, and, most importantly, really enjoyed myself.

I still think I get better shaves in general from my DE razors but I've also had more practice with them so maybe that's not a fair statement. Perhaps if I spent more time practicing with this and my Schick Adjustable I'd feel differently.
 
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Single Edge SEptember 2021
Razor: Colonial Razors The General V2 (Timeless TRH8 Ti Handle)
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Protouch MG (2)
Brush: Graydog Backyard Maple Chubby (TNS 26mm Full Moon Knot)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: PannaCrema Nuàvia Blu
Aftershave Balm: Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm + InstaSkincare Hyaluronic Acid
Aftershave: Bootlegger's Bay Rum
Fragrance: Milton-Lloyd Essentials No. 3 EdP Spray
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Check out my Journal for shave notes and other musings:
never-stop-learning's Quest for Knowledge - https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/never-stop-learnings-quest-for-knowledge.611194/
 
Mark Cross/Proline (mild setting), Enders Speed/Proline (medium setting). Start with the MC, clean up second pass with the Enders. MDC. Good as it gets.
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Single edge september so a occam Oren with a Kai protouch
Stirling sample september so a sample of orchid
But (beeeep) no I am not going to t bend a single edge razor to make it to slant september…..

still have to try feathers in that occam which will happen. But with a guarded protouch it is a clumsy proof shaver giving an almost bbs without the risk of nicks….

and oh yes if needed you can caomfortably shave with only that paa pre shave soap…. Hmmm now I want the latest 3 siblings psad kicking in….
 

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SEptember 24
This morning I used my GEM Junior loaded with a GEM PTFE blade. Great performer, smooth, and efficient.
Lathering was the Omega 10104 Boar and ARKO: ARKO BOARKO just feels right! I finished with Stirling Barbershop. A great shave, easily accomplished with the great hardware and software.
Have a great weekend.
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