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Razor: Gem Clog Pruf (Peerless model 17nib safety bar)- Mfg 1945, Excellent mid range, built to last and a joy to use! Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (4) excellent blade, very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely & predictable. Soap: Ogallala Bay rum & Sandal wood -excellent protection and nice Bayrum with clove and sandal wood, homerun for now. Brush: Yaqi Artic sky knot 24mm- WoW for a new addition to my brush den, excellent lather creator, nice gentle scrubber with heavenly cloud like soft tips for painting. A new generation type of synthetic that is just wonderful for me. Very enjoyable shave. Pre shave:Brush wash my 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. WTG + ATG + pickups. Post shave: Ogallala bay rum with Sandal wood + a dollop of Nivea balm. Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers =excellent shave with my Gem Clog Pruf and a coated Gem SS blade.
Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
Soap: Proraso Green
Brush: Simpson T1
Aftershave: Razorock What The Puck Blue
calling the soap done and the aftershave, finished them together, the soap has way less then it looks in the picture and when it takes 11 minutes to make a lather cause it just circles and circles and circles after letting dry out for a week it’s time to pitch it and move on! I got my money’s worth here let me tell you!
I shaved this morning with a Kai Captain Kamisori clone and my Eclipse Red Ring. The mug shave was initially a bit awkward, as I’m not in the habit of shaving with a kamisori style barber’s razor, but as the mug shave progressed everything seemed to fall into place. I used a Feather Softguard and ended up with a surprisingly close shave. The following dome shave was excellent as well leaving me feeling cool, velveteen smooth and refreshed.
RAZOR: Kai Captain Kamisori Clone (Mug), Eclipse Red Ring (Dome)
BLADE: Feather Softguard AC (Mug), Feather DE (Dome)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: Alpha Shaving T-400 Tribute w/ 26mm Boar Ferrule
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Humphreys Lilac WH and Osage Rub. Finished with Pre de Provence Bergamot & ThymeBalm.
I injected a new blade for this first shave because I couldn't be sure of the one placed by the factory. This did not go smoothly but the fault could lie in the injector I used which was already in a fiddly state. The first pass was on setting 3 and it felt mild, kind of like a type L. For the remaining two passes I used setting 4, which feels like the sweet spot for me. At that setting it felt much like a type G. I give Parker high marks for this razor. This is the razor that I had been hoping Schick would come out with. If you have been considering an injector but don't like used razors this just might be what you need!
Razor: Parker Adjustable Injector
Blade: Personna Injector
Brush: Rudy Vey Badger & Blade 2020 Group Buy #4/30
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Shannon's Soaps Bay Patchouli Grapefruit
Aftershave: Proraso Green Splash
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
It was a late night of Thanksgiving prep and I probably should have just bagged it given the hour, but I was looking forward to using MWF and the Chubby 2 for the first time. So I did.
DFS on my face and CCS on my neck. For the first use of the Fat I think the lather was just okay. I built it surprisingly easily, but I don't think I ended up giving it enough water if I remember some tips I'd read correctly. If it hadn't been so late, I'd have checked them before I started.
The Chubby 2 was excellent. "Plush" was the word that came to mind.