What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

Discussion in 'General Shaving Discussion' started by Bleedrunner, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    What Razor, Pre-shave product, brush/Soap and Aftershave(s) did you use today and how would you rate the whole shaving experience and postshave feel 1-10. (10 best)?

    Today I used:
    Proraso green preshave cream
    MDC Original soap
    Muhle Stylo synthetic brush
    Rockwell 6S (Plate 3)
    Astra SP Blade (first use)
    Proraso Green AS
    Saponificio Varesino Stella Alpina AS
    Rating: 9
  2. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    Sorry, didn’t realize I was still in ”shaving soaps”, tried to remove but wasn’t succesful...
  3. I am sure a mod will be able to move the thread for you.

    In the meantime;

    Prep: Hot Shower
    Soap: Murphy&Mcneil Bad Mor
    Brush: Rudy Vey reknotted vintage Rooney
    Razor: Stay Sharp 5/8”
    Post: alum followed by Thayers
    A/S: Nivea cooling sensitive AS balm
    Overall shave: 7/10

    I rate the shave a 7 because the edge on this razor is t quite up to par just yet. I irritated the troublesome double direction growth spot on my neck, and didn’t shave as close around the goatee area as I am getting accustomed to do.

    I guess I’m improving, if those are my only real complaints, but the shave only rates a 7.
  4. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    Yes, hope a mod sees it and moves it accordingly.
  5. Today I used:
    AdP soap
    Some synthetic brush I got at Maggards
    Parker Variant on 4.5
    Feather blade (first use)
    AdP AS & some Fine American splash
    Rating: 7.5

    Just a bit too harsh a shave. Close as sin though.
  6. Gear: Maggard V3 with a fresh Voskhod, Semogue 1250, Proraso Blue, cold water rinse.
    Result: 10/10 shave......12 hours later, face still feels amazing!
  7. Quick late afternoon shave today...

    Prep cream
    Gillette Mach 3
    Proraso green AS

  8. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    Thanks for moving, Mr. Mod!
  9. Today’s shave:
    Soap: Fine American blend
    Brush: Simpsons Tulip 2 super
    Razor: Wolfman WR1
    Blade: Silver Star
    AS: Fine American blend

    Rating: 8.5
  10. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    Todays shave routine:

    Warm shower
    Proraso preshave cream, green
    SV 70 anniversary soap (bowl lather)
    2 passes+cleanup with
    Feather ASD2 Razor
    New Feather blade
    Cold Rinse
    SV Opuntia AS
    Rating 9-10

    Very nice feeling, love those SV aftershaves with their magical scents!
  11. Baconator

    Baconator Contributor

    Brush: Satin Tip Synthetic
    Razor: Gardette Open Comb
    Blade: Fresh Voshkod
    Soap: WSP Rustic - Sandalwood
    AS: Stirling Executive Man

    Rating: 7.5/10 - Really good shave. It could have been even better but I got a little cocky and my technique slip on my neck and got just a little bit of irritation.
  12. This is an interesting topic. Love the idea.

    Today I used:
    No prep
    Van Der Hagen Deluxe soap (face lathered)
    Razorock Plissoft synthetic brush
    Gillette Slim Adjustable set on 5 for WTG, 3 first XTG, 2 second XTG
    Gillette Wilkinson Sword Blade (second use)
    Thayers Rose Petal witch hazel
    Proraso Styptic Gel (got myself good on the jaw on my second pass, I was being lazy)
    Nivea Sensitive Skin Aftershave Balm
    Rating: 9

    This is probably the closest all-around shave I've gotten since I started DE shaving back in January. Really liking the Gillette Slim, and it's knocked out my Razorock SLOC as my daily driver. Well, kind of. I'm sending it off to North Shore Razors to get the two-tone look done. Once it's back, then it will be my daily driver.
  13. Prep: Hot Shower
    Cream: Proraso Red
    Brush: Cheap Brush From Izod Shaving Pack
    Razor: Gillette Slim W/ Feather Blade
    Post: alum/Old Spice AS
    Overall shave: 4/10

    Got at least 4 weepers so not good.
  14. Today I used:

    Prep: Glycerin face soap for prep
    Soap: Williams Mug
    Brush: Omega 11126 Brush
    Blade: Astra SP Blade (5th shave)
    Razor: Van der Hagen
    Post: Generic Witch Hazel post shave wash f/b Pinaud Clubman A/S
    Raring: 8 blade was getting dull

    P.S. I have been using rainwater in recent weeks due to our frequent (non-violent) storms.
  15. Prep: Proraso Green Pre-Shave
    Soap: Proraso Green tub
    Brush: Supply synthetic
    Blade: Personna Injector
    Razor: Supply V2 Single Edge
    Post: Thayer's unscented witch hazel + aloe, followed by Proraso Green Splash

    Rating: 8/10
  16. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Contributor


    Pre-shave: Grooming Dept
    Shaving cream: Barberry Coast Kingston
    Brush: Brad Sears 26mm badger
    Scuttle: Georgetown G20
    Razor: Charcoal Goods Level 3 open comb
    Blade: Feather
    Aftershave: Maol Grooming Wilde Flowers

    Rating: 10/10


    Same pre-shave, shaving cream, scuttle, razor and blade.
    Brush: Morris & Forndran 24mm badger
    Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Fourth & Pine

    Rating: 9/10

    The difference? Human error today, less so yesterday.
  17. Merkur Progress, with a Wilkinson Sword blade, and Edwin Jagger Menthol cream, with some Old Spice aftershave.

    It was a 10/10 for me! The best shave I had in a LOOONG time :D
  18. Hot shower
    Hot water washcloth beard soak
    Arko pressed into bowl to lather
    Weber PH w. Classic handle razor
    Wilkinson Sword blade
    Cool rinse
    Home made After Shave
  19. Rockwell 6s (5)
    PAA Atomic Rocket Synth
    Gillette Pure (tube)
    Astra SP (3)
    Duke Cannon AS Balm

    Rating 8/10 - Should have pitched the Astra before I started... 2 uses on that blade is enough.
  20. Razorock SLOC with a Gillette Wilkinson Sword on its third use. Van der Hagen deluxe soap with a Razorock plissoft brush face lathered. Styptic pencil for three weepers under my chin which I always get with this razor there when trying to go ATG. Proraso aftershave balm after the witch hazel. Shave was probably an 8 out of 10. Not a fan of the Proraso after shave smell.

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