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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL One blade in February challenge 2022 edition

Im in, and my blade of choice is the Dorco ST301 👑

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
 
If we’re going to be scientific about this, you know, like nerds, not only must we take into account the number of passes, but also the density and coarseness of the beard. This is the biggest variable that’s not being accounted for, and any comparison among shavers is meaningless because, you know, YMMV.

I propose the nerdiest amongst us develop an app that can rate our beards based on a mug shot. Who’s smart enough to take on this challenge? 😀
I've told this story several times, here's one more. One of my best friends is a barber, fancier than that actually he was co-owner of a chic salon in town. Long story short, he offered to give me a couple of straight shaves but before we did he asked me how I'd describe my beard. I told him coarse, and heavier than average. I asked him to give me an honest, professional take on it after the shave. What he told me was this, every man thinks he has a heavier, coarser beard than average Unless it's painfully obviously light, but most don't. He said its only natural because most men have nothing to really compare it to. We only shave ourselves. The verdict on mine was denser, or coverage more than average but the whiskers themselves softer the average. Result, shaves average.
 
I’m in. So far I haven’t used a blade more than 3 times. Let’s push the Nacet for as many head shaves as I can get out of it🤘

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
 
I'm in. Still working on my Feather blade that was new in Oct. I'll open a new one for Feb 1.

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
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22)
 
I will open the blockchain-encrypted vault and retrieve one:

Polsilver Super Iridium. At the end of February I will return it to the vault.

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I'm in. Still working on my Feather blade that was new in Oct. I'll open a new one for Feb 1.

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21)
22)
Looks like you're set for this February and next
 
Never change the setting during a shave, but then I only shave ATG anyway. Depends on blade, currently I have the Sharp Star at 8 and it still drags worse than a Derby (although I get weepers) and I had the other razor down to 2 when I first started with the Sharp Edge.

I figure it's minor differences in blade width and width from the holes affecting the exposure of the edge. Which would explain why a blade works great for one person but not for another in a different razor, and a good argument for an adjustable.

As far as changing the setting during a shave, if that's what gives you comfortable shaves I'd never argue against it! No need to suffer while shaving, that's for sure.
 
Do cartridges count? I'm traveling Feb 1-16 and will be taking my Gillette Guard on the plane. If it counts, I'll continue with the cartridge through the remainder of Feb.

I think this would be a tough challenge. Gillette Guard never lasted more than 3 shaves in my experience.
 
every other day shaver her, never been able to get pass 7 shave with one lets see if I can make it to 10 on a 2 pass regimen.

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22)
 
Decision made. A blade I've never used before.
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1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22)Dog Whiskerer - Racer
23)
 

JWCowboy

Probably not Al Bundy
I'm in with one of these bad boys
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1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22) Dog Whiskerer - Racer
23) JWCowboy - Vintage Polsilver
 
I'm in...

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1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22) Dog Whiskerer - Racer
23) JWCowboy - Vintage Polsilver
24) bjm - Schick Injector Plus Chromium
 
I'm in with my Feather DX and the Super Professional blade that's already in it. I don't remember when I replaced it, but I have used it for more than 10 shaves, already.

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22) Dog Whiskerer - Racer
23) JWCowboy - Vintage Polsilver
24) bjm - Schick Injector Plus Chromium
25) Sotiris_A - Feather Super Professional
 
I'm in. Shark Super Stainless.

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22) Dog Whiskerer - Racer
23) JWCowboy - Vintage Polsilver
24) bjm - Schick Injector Plus Chromium
25) Sotiris_A - Feather Super Professional
26) InkStainedWretch - Shark Super Stainless
 
I'm in.
As usual I'm taking this to the "one of everything" challenge. I will not change anything except my aftershave. Typically this is the best month (for me anyway) to learn a new razor or blade. The way I see it is if I change nothing, then I'll have to learn better technique. However, since I've not purchased anything recently, I'm just going to have to improve my technique with my King Cobra. It is definitely not my daily driver, but, in this case, it's gonna be (at least for the month).

PreShave: People actually use this stuff?
Razor: King Cobra
Blade: Kai Captain Titan (not the mild version).
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Rudy Vey 2021 commemorative St. Sue brush.
Bowl: Captain's Choice heavy copper.
A/S: varies by brand but hopefully something that pairs well with Tabac.
 
I'm in.
As usual I'm taking this to the "one of everything" challenge. I will not change anything except my aftershave. Typically this is the best month (for me anyway) to learn a new razor or blade. The way I see it is if I change nothing, then I'll have to learn better technique. However, since I've not purchased anything recently, I'm just going to have to improve my technique with my King Cobra. It is definitely not my daily driver, but, in this case, it's gonna be (at least for the month).

PreShave: People actually use this stuff?
Razor: King Cobra
Blade: Kai Captain Titan (not the mild version).
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Rudy Vey 2021 commemorative St. Sue brush.
Bowl: Captain's Choice heavy copper.
A/S: varies by brand but hopefully something that pairs well with Tabac.

There you go. Added to the list.

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22) Dog Whiskerer - Racer
23) JWCowboy - Vintage Polsilver
24) bjm - Schick Injector Plus Chromium
25) Sotiris_A - Feather Super Professional
26) InkStainedWretch - Shark Super Stainless
27) Aziraphale - Kai Captain Titan (not the mild version).
28)
 
Hi all,

I'm in :straight:I'm already testing variety of blades so this challenge is perfect opportunity to compare results with others.
My gear: Fatip Open Comb Special Edition (MK2) + Persona Platinum (Israeli, Blue...).
Brush: NOM PureBadger
Soap (if it lasts 'till the end): Arco shave stick, hand-pressed in empty cream container
Aftershave: (inexpensive sensitive balm / cheap local AF + Dove men face cream)
 
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Forgot to add mine to the list:

1) Mike M - King C Gillette
2) Runnin_Ute - Gillette Silver Blue
3) Saxonbowman - Accutec carbon-steel SE
4) tsimmns - Schick Proline SE
5) luv2shave -Super-Max Diamond edge
6) Ivo4u2 - KAI DE
7) JAHE - Gillette Perma-Sharp
8) T.Orso - Lord Super Stainless
9) FoolishMortal - Nacet, naturally
10) awk_m4 - Feather
11) psfred Trig Silver Edge
12) wmadoty - Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge
13) Bobbers - Schick Plus Platinum
14) Mouser - Personna 74*
15) hopper_64 - Personna Lab Blue
16) Tehnothing - Gillette Perma-Sharp
17) mikey - KCG platinum
18) Eben Stone - Dorco ST301
19) bubo_strix - Nacet
20) kjbarth - Feather
21) La Malice - Voshkod
22) Dog Whiskerer - Racer
23) JWCowboy - Vintage Polsilver
24) bjm - Schick Injector Plus Chromium
25) Sotiris_A - Feather Super Professional
26) InkStainedWretch - Shark Super Stainless
27) Aziraphale - Kai Captain Titan (not the mild version).
28) Eutychus - Polsilver Super Iridium
 
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