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

Pre Shave: Warm Shower, Stirling Unscented Pre Shave Soap
Razor: OneBlade Hybrid
Blade: Feather FHS-10 (1)
Soap: Arianna & Evans Kaizen
Bowl: Blue Timeless
Brush: Semogue SOC TAJ Resin Handle Boar
Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse, Stypic Pencil, Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, A & E Kaizen AS
Rating: 9.75/10 Excellent 2 1/2 pass BBS shave. Three weepers (opened prior weepers), No cuts or irritation. Nice smooth shave.
 
Soap: Stirling Coconut Lime
Razor: Le Grelot 6/8
Strop: Tony Miller Steerhide
Brush: Trafalgar T2
Aftershave: Witch Hazel / Lilac Vegetal

Did not shave yesterday due to nerve pain from an old injury, but felt like I could stand long enough for a SR shave today. I've always gone with the philosophy of "wetter is better" with my lathers but I've slowly been dialing back the hydration and I feel like my shaves are improving. Still talking about a properly hydrated lather but not to the point where lather flings everywhere and I'm battling a slick brush handle from the lather being too runny.

Alas, the tinkering continues...

10/10
 
Soap: Stirling Coconut Lime
Razor: Le Grelot 6/8
Strop: Tony Miller Steerhide
Brush: Trafalgar T2
Aftershave: Witch Hazel / Lilac Vegetal

Did not shave yesterday due to nerve pain from an old injury, but felt like I could stand long enough for a SR shave today. I've always gone with the philosophy of "wetter is better" with my lathers but I've slowly been dialing back the hydration and I feel like my shaves are improving. Still talking about a properly hydrated lather but not to the point where lather flings everywhere and I'm battling a slick brush handle from the lather being too runny.

Alas, the tinkering continues...

10/10
Glad to hear that the old injury was a little better so you could get a great shave in.
Tinkering is fun!
 

Whiterook

Contributor
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Razor: Gem 1912 Damaskeene Open Comb
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Razorock Mudder Focker
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Rating Ten. :pipe:
 
I forged on the with Kai Titan Mild blade today:

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Brush: RR Tricolore
Lather: Stirling Eucalyptus Mint with 7 Frost Drops -- does menthol additive kill lather a little? Seems like I loaded enough to make a real pile of it, but it didn't develop as much. Oh well, it still turned out well and felt/smelled great.
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Mild (8) -- eight really nice shaves from a single blade? Madness!
Razor: Blackland Vector SB
Splash: Proraso Green -- perfect follow up to the Eucalyptus Mint soap
Balm: Nivea Cooling -- because why not?

I decided not to do ATG passes on mustache, chin, or jawline, just to keep everything super comfortable.

Another no blood shave today--these are awesome. Results: an excellent, cozy DFS+. 9/10. Hope everyone's week is starting well.
 
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Razor: Gem 1912 Damaskeene Open Comb
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Razorock Mudder Focker
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Rating Ten. :pipe:
absolutely love the Damaskeene!!!!!!

I always said to myself that is the Ferrari of the GEM razors!!!!

camo
 
10/10 Fantastic head and face shave. If I can give more i would

Mowed the lawn on a HOT Georgia day

PAA ice cube
Stirling Gin and tonic on the rocks soap and splash
PAA mentholated mysterium serum (not shown)

Rex ambassador
King c gillette blade (1st and 2nd use)
PAA switchback with 26mm shoat boar knot
Captains choice copper bowl


Fayiz D.
 
Today's shave

Preshave:From Slock’s mad scientist lab Slock’s universal, certified soon to be internationally famous proprietary shaving oil blend.
Razor: Blackland Dart
Blade: GSB

Soap: Murphy and McNeil Slainte: St. James Shaving Soap
Brush: PAA Peregrino
Balm Stirling unscented balm
Aftershave: Fine Santal Absolut


DFS. Got the Dart out again, I was doing good. I was near the end this looks good. Than a spot of blood appeared under my nose. Almost, will try again soon.
 
Prep : Room Temperature Water Splashes + Pears Glycerin Face Wash
Razor: Mühle R41(2013)
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum Blade (D5)
Brush: Semogue 2-Band Badger
Soap : Stirling Orange Chill Soap
Aftershave: Alum Block + Cold Water Rinse + AXE Denim AS Lotion
Rating : 9.89/10 :pipe:


Very close and silky smooth BBS in 2.5 passes ! :001_wub:
 
Tue 15 SOTD
Soap RazoRock Puros
Brush Yaqi 26mm Moka Express
Razor Gillette New LC
Blade Gillette London Bridge 4th
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel Orange Chill + Hyaluronic + RazoRock Puros
Nice lather from the soap...aromatic cigarish tobacco scent with good slickness too. Overdone it abit...hahaha
Shave with razor paired with this blade was an enjoyable, smooth and comfortable session. 3passes without any issues for a mostly bbs finish. Matching aftershave is good but abit mild...hmmm. Rating 10/10!
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Thiers Issard
The Holy Black Gunpowder Spice
Yaqi 24mm Sagrada Familia
Tony Miller Horween Strop
Jnat Shobu Finish
Thayers
Pinaud Clubman
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be well all.

camo
I don’t see a lot of talk about the Holy Black, what do you think of Gunpowder Spice scent and performance wise? I know there are a few soaps with gunpowder, are there any soaps you’ve tried that are similar scent wise? The scent profile of this one really intrigues me. Thanks
 
Razor: Timeless .95 Titanium Scalloped
Blade: Gillette Super Blue (1)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl (Heavyweight)
Brush: Paladin Samurai 26mm
Soap and Aftershave: Murphy and McNeil Garda Siochana
Rating: 10 / 10​

Fantastic BBS shave with no cuts, weepers or irritation. First use of the Super Blue blade and oh boy am I impressed. It was sharp yet very smooth and cut through three days growth like a hot knife through butter. After the second pass, XTG, I could have stopped with a DFS+ result which I don’t get after three full passes with many other blades. Excited to see how the next few shaves go with it. The Paladin and Murphy and McNeil are my favourite brush and soap combo, whipping up a creamy and super slick lather.

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Proraso red pre-shave
Tabac soap
Omega brush
1960 Gillette 195 adjustable (Fatboy)
Dorco blade
Jade East by Swank aftershave
Gillette balm

BBS - 9.9/10

Whiskers by Adam’s apple were difficult to get, so I had a couple tiny droplets of blood because I went over that area numerous times.
 
Soap/Cream: Palmolive stick
Brush: Mühle Silvertip fibre M
Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Gillette Platinum (2nd)
Post: warm rinse; Ladrôme witchhazel + alum
AS: cold rinse; Pitralon Classic.
Lukewarm shower: La Maison de Savon de Marseille 'Masculin'


Two passes (WTG/ATG), pleasant process with excellent end result.

9,5/10 for me
 
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