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Razor: Schick i2 type, Hydro Magic- Mfg 1954-57- very nice milder mid range for those days you just would like a DFS. Blade: Personna injector: Very sharp and gets better for smoothness as you get up in # of shaves IMO. Soap: Barrister & Mann Seville- nice summer scent with great lather qualities. Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo knot 24 mm synthetic Sagrada Familia- Excellent brush for creating lather with soft tips. Pre-shave: Brush wash the 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. Post shave: Razorock American barber with witch hazel + A tiny dollop of Nivea balm. Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= Great shave with my i2 Schick injector today.
Razor: Charcoal Goods Antique Brass Level 2 SB
Blade: Personna Israeli Red
Soap: Grooming Dept. Mallard Rose Chai
Brush: Rudy Vey "The Hedley" Lime with Shavemac D01 2 Band
Aftershave: Island Man
The Little Hula Girl
That was an assault on my face. Not by the razor: by the soap and splash. Oh my God! So freaking cold! @Jgreenepa , if you haven't used this stuff yet, I feel like you'd love it.
First, the brush, a BST pickup, is great. Philip at SMR always makes outstanding handles with great grip, and this one is no different. It's so ergonomic; your hand basically locks into it, a lot like a Grizzly Bay. I've become a big fan of the Maggard SHD knots, too. They just seem to check every box for me. This one is set a little higher than some of my others, so there's a little more splay, but still very nice backbone. Just great.
The soap uses menthol instead of a synthetic coolant, so the effect was immediate as I applied the lather, unlike Orbit which built up slowly. The lather was excellent, nice and creamy and shiny, and excellent glide. Applying the lather for the second pass was incredibly cold, and then the cold water splash at the end was a SHOCK. The coldest shaving sensation I've ever felt; it was borderline painful. Then, the splash burned like a son of a gun. It was just about too much, but-- I kinda liked it! I will definitely go again.
The blade was a fourth-use Feather, which for me is when the performance starts to diminish, and the shave wasn't quite as close as yesterday, but only off by a hair. Still excellent, what a shave.
SOTD Sunday 8-2-2020
Pre: Hot Water Splash
Bowl: Captain’s Choice
Brush: M&F Emillion handle in Briar & Ebony (Thanks Nick!)
Soap: Paladin Natchez Trace
Razor: Carbon Shaving Co. CX-316 Ver. 1 (Thanks again Nick!!)
Blade: Personna Med Prep (8)
Post: CC Nor’easter
Result: What a CLOSE call this shave was!
Happy Shaves to All!