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Today's shave 2 days of growth

Razorock Lupo SS 95
Polsilver SI (1)
Simpson Trafalgar T3
B&M reserve lavender
Fine accoutrements lavender pour homme
AOS Lavender aftershave balm
9.5/10 👍

Note: first shave with the lupo 0.95 base surprisingly it felt smoother and more efficient then the 0.72 20210611_120223.jpg
 
Thursday and Friday- good quick one-pass shaves 9/10, no mishaps; easy, we packed up this little house and put it on the market, leaving New Jersey this morning to drive my mother-in-law back home to Florida:
Razor: Occam's razor- two-dot head- razor just keep delivering great shaves
Blade: Schick Proline P-30 (3&4)- blade was great; the blades from this dispenser fit the Occam's fine without clipping the end
Brush: Shavemac small 20 mm pure badger- I've gotten used to this little brush as a travel brush, glad I picked it up
Soap: Seaforth! Heather (Friday) and Canada Shave Soap (Thursday)- the Seaforth! is nice, the Canada is still amazing me; great lather, there's no water softener here, great protection, and great residual slickness- just no scent, otherwise I think perhaps the ideal shave soap.
Post-shave: icy cold rinse, then a healthy splash of Seaforth! Heather AS splash Friday and Epsilon Amber AS splash Thursday, both are nice selections. I'll have to do a side-by-side with Floid and Epsilon eventually.

Will post again when settled in Florida;

Stay well and have some great shaves!

No pic today, packing last minute stuff.
 
Razor: Rockwell Model T, Adjustable TTO
Blade: Israeli Personna (1)
Brush: RazoRock Chrome, Silvertip Plissoft Synthetic, 24mm
Bowl: Timeless Plastic Lather Bowl

Soap : SEIFENGLATT, TOULOUSE

Post: Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel,
Paul Sebastian Aftershave Splash

Three passes: 4, 3, 3 and a touch-up pass on 3. Just a small bit of irritation on bottom band of my neck. BBS all over. The brush is large and performed great in this deep bowl. The soap makes an excellent slick lather. It smells great and is mentholated.
Paul Sebastian aftershave is a very good scent. Even though I had a small patch of redness on the neck the shave was closer to a 10 than to a 9.5. 10 it is.

Have a great day everyone


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Pre
Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap
Soap/Cream
GD Amare
Brush
B&B Essential 10th Anniv.
Bowl
Captain’s Choice Copper
Razor
Wolfman WR 2 SB 1.05
Blade
Personna Med Prep
Aftershave
Thayers WH & Neutrogena Triple Protect
Fragrance
Yves Saint Laurent
Rating
10/10.
Comments
Fifth quality shave with the Wolfman and Personna Med Prep blade. An exceptionally smooth shave. Have a good weekend gents.
 
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Razor: RR Lupo .72
Blade: Gillette Rubie (6)
Soap: MWF
Brush: PAA Starcraft
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman

Good morning! Another excellent shave with the Lupo / Rubie combo. I think I could get a few more shaves out of this blade, but I retired it so I can see how some other blades perform in this razor. I haven’t used a Gillette Platinum in a while, so I’m thinking that’s what I’ll go for.
After months of enjoying MWF, the last few times I tried to use it, I couldn’t get a decent lather to save my life. Today, finally, I got it to work as I remembered it, so don’t know what was going on there, but it performed great today.
Two pass BBS

9.5/10
 
Razor: GEM Micromatic MMOC (hold flat against face)
Blade: GEM (Personna) PTFE (1st)
Brush: Henri et Victoria - High Mountain White Badger 22mm
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Stirling - Hipster
Aftershave: Stirling - Hipster (Splash)
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Shave Rating: 10/10
Tragically Hip
I’ve been wanting to try this Hipster soap for a while. Unfortunately I’m so naturally hip in real life that the soap didn’t even have a chance to register on me. The aftershave was a little better. A pleasing scent that is extremely gentle and inoffensive.
It’s always nice to break out a brand new GEM PTFE blade. Luckily the shaving instruction were printed on the top of the razor, so I had no excuse for screwing up the shave. Ahhhh…that brand new blade BBS feel.
 


11 June 2021
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Prep:
Old Spice Bar Soap
Razor:
WCS 84S—China?
Cream:
Old Spic Musk-–India till used up using rain water
Brush:
Omega 11126--Italy
Blade:
Wilkinson Sword—UK Shave #1
Passes:
WTG / ATG / moderate buffing
Cleanup:
Rinsed and dried face, Witch Hazel, and then Alum.
Aftershave:
Old Spice – Canada?
Summary
Rating
:
Quality:
Results:


9.0
DFS
A nice 1st shave with a new blade. Nick due to clumsiness on my part. Posting much later than normal—our 4-legged furry alarm clock let us sleep in.
 
Razor: Parker 94R Hefty; three piece safety bar razor
Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock Sharp Edge, yellow pack (2)
Brush: Simpson Commodore X2 Best Badger
Soap: Proraso green
Rating: 10

This morning's shave on < 1 day of growth. BBS after WTG/XTG/ATG passes, no nicks, and no burning or irritation. There really wasn't enough stubble to shave today, but I need to be presentable today, and this was when I had time to shave.
 
Foggy Friday Shave:

SLOC + Super Knurl handle
Feather (3)
PAA Starcraft synth brush
PAA Ice Cube 2 pre-shave soap as stick
Haslinger Schafmilch as stick + Don Marco soap
Dickinson's witch hazel with Pereja Limon Kolonya
Speick aftershave

Clean, close shave; DFS+

I've been cruising with the SLOC this week. Put a Feather blade in this razor head on a good handle and it becomes a great shaver with a retro feel. It might take an extra pass to get close since it is very mild, but you could not cut yourself if you tried.
 
Pre Shave: Warm shower, Stirling Unscented Pre Shave Soap
Soap/Cream: Pre de Province Bergamot & Thyme
Brush: Semogue TAJ Resin Handle SOC Boar
Blade: Kai ProTouch MG
Razor: Colonial General V2 SS
Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse, Stypic Pencil, Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel, Nivea Unscented Post Shave Balm, Proraso Red AS

Excellent 2 1/2 pass BBS shave, 9.75/10. Three weepers (think it's time for a blade change) No cuts or irritation.
 

JCarr

More Deep Thoughts than Jack Handy
Rating: 10/10
Pre-Shave: Cold water splash - Cremo Shave Cream Bourbon Vanilla (Brushless - applied by hand.)
Soap: Wet the Face Modern Barbershop
Brush: Captain's Choice Tuxedo synthetic
Razor: RazoRock Lupo SS SB .72
Blade: Muhle Ice Tempered Stainless Steel (1)
Post-Shave: Cold water splash - Stirling Black Ice/Black Licorice-scented Witch Hazel - Lucky Tiger aftershave tonic
AS: Stirling Barbershop splash

This ended up being one of those 11 on a scale of 1-10 shaves. I was dissatisfied with yesterday's shave with the Merkur blade. My neck was already feeling like it needed a going over due to that blade's inability to provide a close shave. The Muhle blade however was a completely different story. This was my first use with the Muhle and I like it very much...DFS/BBS with no injuries or blood. Tried another new soap, Wet the Face Modern Barbershop out of Long Island, NY. I've watched this gentleman's videos and liked his take on a number of products...one of those being the Pinaud Clubman Classic Barber Shave cream which I used for quite a while as a pre-shave. So...the scent on this Modern Barbershop is really dead on to my nose, a very nice classic barbershop scent. I like the scent on this soap better than I like the scent on the Stirling splash, but they're a good match up for sure. I also purchased his Salty Sea Air soap which I will get around to. This soap was extremely easy to lather and it whipped up into a creamy dessert topping consistency in no time at all. It painted on perfectly and provided plenty of slick protection throughout the entire shave. I'll have to revisit his site and see what other scents catch my eye. I believe he also has aftershave splashes and this Modern Barbershop scent is a splash I would defintely consider. All in all, a fantastic shave experience.

Happy Shaves, Everyone.

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Pre-Shave: Quick shower and few minutes in sauna
Soap: Kuninghabe Stronghold
Brush: Kuninghabe synthetic (I believe it is rebranded EJ Black Fibre)
Razor: Kuninghabe DE89 clone
Blade: Astra SS (3)
Post Shave: Edwin Jagger Sandalwood
Bowl: Repurposed onionchopper stolen from kitchen
Rating: 10

Newbie here, greetings from Finland!
I have been wetshaving for 7 months, learning to use my new equipment and always tried to shave without irritation. Mostly got DFS.
Todays shave was my very first true BBS. No nicks or irritation. This new feeling is Fantastic.
 

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