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Razor: Blackland Vector Titanium
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Pro Touch MG (6)
Brush: Grizzly Bay Neptune Hurricane / Thäter 26mm 2-Band Silvertip (Bulb)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Classic Lather Bowl - Rawhide
Soap: Murphy and McNeil Naid
Aftershave: Murphy and McNeil Naid Splash (Alcohol Free)
Rating: 10/10

Same result as the last few shaves, the Vector was super smooth and close plus I smell great, Naid makes me smile whenever I get a whiff.

Pre-shave (in order of use)
- Hawkins and Brimble Face Wash
- Jack Black Face Buff Scrub
- Truefitt and Hill Pre-shave Oil
- TABAC Shave Stick

Post-shave (in order of use)
- Omega Alum Block
- Stirling Tea Tree, Witch Hazel & Aloe
- Hylamide Skin Serums
- Scottish Fine Soaps Thistle & Black Pepper Aftershave balm

- FaTip Piccolo Gentile
- Astra SS (4)
- Omega Jade (011842)

Fragrance for the day:
Essens Beauty version of Creed Viking

Shave Rating: 8/10
Fourth shave with the Astra SS, just a single pass shave today but it still felt very smooth. It doesn't feel as sharp as it did on shaves 2 and 3 but it's still sharp enough for a close enough single pass shave.
Another shave with TABAC as well, performance is excellent (maybe not the best for post shave though) and the scent a bit mellower again today.
A touch of irritation around my neck (common area for me) but no sting from the alum so I don't expect it to last.
Pending Rain Wednesday Shave:

Fatip OC Slant w/ wenge wood handle
Gillette London Bridge blade (5)
Semogue SOC Finest Mistura brush
Prep Derma pre-shave cream
Klar Seifen shave soap
Dickinson's witch hazel + Pereja limon kolonya + tea tree oil

Clean, close shave; DFS+
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Excellent shave today
-Blackland Brassbird OC
-Rapira Platinum Lux (1st)
-PAA Amber Aerolite
-Capt Choice Copper

-PAA Ice Cube
-PAA Droid Black soap
-Barbadeux (not shown)
-PAA Droid Black splash
-PAA Droid black deodorant
-PAA Droid Black body powder

Very minimal alum feedback. No nics cuts or irritation.

Very smooth and smells great!!

Fayiz D.
Razor: Blackland Vector Titanium
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Pro Touch MG (6)
Brush: Grizzly Bay Neptune Hurricane / Thäter 26mm 2-Band Silvertip (Bulb)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Classic Lather Bowl - Rawhide
Soap: Murphy and McNeil Naid
Aftershave: Murphy and McNeil Naid Splash (Alcohol Free)
Rating: 10/10

Same result as the last few shaves, the Vector was super smooth and close plus I smell great, Naid makes me smile whenever I get a whiff.

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Fantastic shaves with your new razor (Vector Ti) are great to hear.

But your picture today is captivating, a remarkable photo.

If you’ll excuse me now, I’m just going to stare at the picture for a while. (I feel like Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.)
Razor: r89
Blade: King c Gillette
Cream: Gillette Foamy can soap
Aftershave: Old Spice germany

Better shave then the last TOOBS sandlewood shave that i had. The foamy gives a extremely nice cushion guys, and the smell is awesome. Add a little water on top of it and it shines like butter on a hot day. And it comes out heaps and heaps. Oh i love my brush and soaps, but that stuff isn’t bad at all!
Razor: Maggard SB Slant on a
WCS BR 47 Handle
Blade: Israeli Personna (2)
Brush: WSP Black Badger, 21mm
Bowl: RazoRock Ceramic

Lather: Old Spice Fresh Lime Shaving Cream

Post: Humphrey's Citrus Witch Hazel,
Pitralon Classic After Shave Splash

First time I used this Handle and Head combo. It's a winner. The Old Spice Fresh Lime was a nice scent and a good lather. Mostly BBS. No nicks or weepers or razor burn. 9.5

Have a great day everyone

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Pre: Proraso white
Brush: Craving Shaving Supervisor
Lather: SW Druantia sample
Blade: Personna med prep (2)
Razor: Grand Shave King
Post: Thayer’s, PAA bay rum star jelly

This razor is extremely mild. Three passes with some touch ups to get DFS. Smooth though.
I had previously thought the knot in the brush was a Boss knot but talking to Craving Shaving I’m informed it’s their Supervisor knot which they no longer carry. Big time bummer since this knot works incredibly well at whipping up a really nice lather quickly. And lo and behold I forgot to put the darn thing in the photo. Doh! Well here it is. I love it. Bought here on the BST too.

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Brush: M&F 2XL Finest 28mm
Blade: Personna Med Prep (2)
Soap: Canada
Razor: WR2 SS SB 1.35 w/ Timeless Ti Crown Handle
Post Shave: 4711, Hyaluronic Acid


This is my brush after loading from the jar.View attachment 1332232
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This is how much lather was left over after doing 4 passes, I put the leftover lather on my face while I am cleaning everything.View attachment 1332233

Now this is the rest of my gear.View attachment 1332234

Any of the eight brushes or 9 soaps that I use can produce the same results.

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Cool post. Cool brushes. Thanks.

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22 September 2021

Prep / Brush
Old Spice bar soap Using—Gray Dog—Ohio
King C Gillette (KCG) Closed Comb --China & Germany
Proraso Green—Tube Only remaining cream
Dorco Stainless—South Korea Shave #6
Lathering Brush:
Q-shave Scuttle
WTG and ATG light buffing
Rinsed and dried face, f/b Dickinson’s Witch Hazel f/b Alum rub down.
Jeris Musk for Men—USA
10.0 BBS
Once again, a stubble free, nick and weeper free shave. Lately I have had a run of great shaves. I don't know if it is the blade / razor combination, or that I began letting the pre-shave prep soap soak into my bear for 4 or 5 minutes.


More Deep Thoughts than Jack Handy
Pre-Shave: Cold water splash - OPR Sandalwood shave soap (brushless - pump - applied by hand)
Soap: Chiseled Face Bay Rum
Brush: Semogue Pharos synthetic
Razor: RazoRock Lupo SS SB .72
Blade: Sharp Titanium (3)
Post-Shave: Cold water splash - Stirling Bay Rum-scented Witch Hazel - Lucky Tiger face tonic
AS: Barrister and Mann Bay Rum

Two days of growth made very smooth. I was wondering how the regular formula Chiseled Face soap would fare with my new performance stringency, but it made it. It's a tallow-based soap with a fair amount of additional slickeners in it. I have one of their soaps in the Silk Tallow base, Ghost Town Barber, which I'll use and rate soon. Most of my collection is falling below my new performance standards to varying degrees, so I'll only use those soaps on a rare occasion. But this shave was stellar, a 12 on a scale of 1-10.

Happy Shaves, Everyone!

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Soap: Proraso Green
Razor: GEM 1912
Blade: GEM stainless (2)
Brush: Beagle
Aftershave: Witch Hazel / Brut

Another great shave with the GEM. Unsure why I reached for Brut this morning, although I don't mind it. I guess I just wanted the color green this morning...

10/10 no cuts/irritation/as close of a shave as possible without going ATG. Me like.
Pre-shave: Hot shower
Soap: Stirling Piacenza
Brush: AP Shaveco 24 mm SynBad
Razor: R41
Blade: Pol Silver (6)
Post shave: Alum block, Stirling Piacenza

For the last few months I've been rotating between, Timeless SS ,95 OC, Karve SS with brass SB-E plate, and Timeless SS .68 SB. All three work really well for me, but this morning on a whim I loaded the blade into my R41 for the first time in ages. The result was a 10/10 shave. I won't call it comfortable compared with my usual choices, but smooth as glass, no irritation, and very little feedback from the alum.

No chance of it unseating my favourites, but I will use it more often because it reminds me to shave with a truly light touch.
9/22/21 “some New stuff”
Razor: Gillette NDX Superspeed (“New”)
Blade: PermaSharp Super (1)
Brush: Omega 20107 Pro Boar (New)
Soap: Haslinger Ringelblumen
Lather: Face
Post: Thayers WH Aloe
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue

The Shave: W/X/A passes as I try to learn about my “new” Superspeed while removing my whiskers.
First impressions of the razor are pretty positive, it feels smooth and efficient (not super efficient but easily get nice results with three passes.)
I did two hand lathers with this Omega, just to try a slightly different break in process. The brush already performs well. I’m done with any other break in techniques except for using it, as it’s nice already.
One weeper that went away with my AV application. Good shave. 8.75/10.


The Lather Maestro
Wednesday's shave
The Forgotten Blades edition

Pre-shave: shower
Razor: 1940's Super Speed
Blade: NOS Schick Plus Platinum, Teflon coated, #2
Soap: RR Santa Maria del Fiore
Brush: B&B Omega Anniversary
Post shave: Thayer's WH folowed by Aramis EDT

DFS+, 9.5 / 10

Smooooooth shave, once again. Love all the stuff I used today, and used the Aramis, why? Well, because I was feeling 'fancy' today, and a bit vintage. Was my date scent back in my yoot! :)


Razor: Razorock Lupo.72
Blade: Nacet (1)
Brush: Golden Nib Silvertip
Soap: Electric Pineapple
Aftershave: Stirling Bay Rum

Good morning! Spectacular shave today. Face lathered Electric Pineapple. This TGN knot is really growing on me. I don’t know if I just never gave it a fair shake when I got it or what, but since bringing it back into rotation, I’ve really enjoyed using it. A Nacet in the Lupo provided an extremely close, very comfortable shave. BBS. Finished with Stirling Bay Rum.

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Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap
Ethos Unscented
Omega Evo 28 mm Syn.
Captain’s Choice Copper
Wolfman SS SB 1.05
Personna Lab
Thayers WH & Neutrogena Triple Protect
Jimmy Choo Man Intense
Yesterday I received a new brush I had ordered: an Omega Evo 28 mm syn. I thought I would try it out today. The brush is quite soft and is very dense. I will try it again on Thursday and have more comments. Since this is Wednesday, the Wolfman comes out. The blade is a fresh Personna Lab. A nice, BBS shave. Have a good one, gents.
Pre Shave: Warm Shower, Stirling Unscented Pre Shave Soap
Razor: OneBlade Genesis
Blade: GEM PTFE de splined only (5)
Soap: Stirling Sheep
Bowl: Blue Timeless Bowl
Brush: Simpsons Commodore X3 Best Badger
Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse, Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, Polo Double Black EDT
Rating: 10/10 Excellent 3 pass BBS with no touch ups. No weepers, cuts or irritation. Very good shave!
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