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Razor: Gillette Super Speed 1956
Blade: Bic Chrome Platinum
Brush: Simpson Duke 3 LE Sovereign
Bowl: Fine Accoutrements
Soap: RazoRock The Dead Sea 💀

Pre shave: Kyle's Routine, La Toja 🇪🇸
Aftershave: RazoRock The Dead Sea 💀

2 day growth today seemed especially coarse.
First time using RR The Dead Sea soap, found it delightful.

2.5 pass shave, WTG, XTG, ATG with weepers.
The pass going ATG on my neck was a pass too far, should've stopped at 2pass. Oh well.
The Dead Sea is such a fantastic scent it's seems easy to forgive all else.

Rating: 9/10 DFS+ (almost BBS)

Addendum: The Duke 3 in Sovereign is great! Quickly moving to the top of my fav list. Splay is easy and effective, comfort is outstanding and lather building is right up there too.
 
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Wednesday Morning Shave-

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Pre-Shave: Hot towel, Proraso White

Badger: Rudy Vey Jade Beehive Manchurian
Blade: Astra SP

Razor: 1952 SuperSpeed X-4
Soap: Deceleration Grooming Massacre of the Innocents
After-Shave: Cold Water Splash, GFT Alum, NO Bare Balm

Rating: 10/10

Notes: BBS. Where do I start? My first ever Rudy Vey brush. Man. He is such a good artisan!! What a great experience! Thank you Rudy! The soap was great. The razor was great. Just a real treat this morning.
 

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Razor: Gillette England Tech/NEW Hybrid (Rosseforp GTS 25g Handle)
Blade: Feather (2 shaves, 5 passes)
Brush: Rudy Vey Marbled Butterscotch (Shavemac 24mm 2-Band Silvertip Fan)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Martin de Candre Fougère
Aftershave: Clubman Pinaud

Same kit as yesterday. Same outstanding performance and results.

Superb shave.
 
Wednesday Morning Shave-

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Pre-Shave: Hot towel, Proraso White

Badger: Rudy Vey Jade Beehive Manchurian
Blade: Astra SP

Razor: 1952 SuperSpeed X-4
Soap: Deceleration Grooming Massacre of the Innocents
After-Shave: Cold Water Splash, GFT Alum, NO Bare Balm

Rating: 10/10

Notes: BBS. Where do I start? My first ever Rudy Vey brush. Man. He is such a good artisan!! What a great experience! Thank you Rudy! The soap was great. The razor was great. Just a real treat this morning.
MOI rocks 🤘
 
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Razor: 1968 (N1) Gillette Slim Adjustable
Blade: Gillette Platinum RU 3rd use
Soap: Gillette Foamy Regular
After: Old Spice Classic
Rating: 6/10
Notes: I picked up a Rolls razor set today and tried sharpening up the blade and tried a shave and it was unsuccessful. While I was out at Walgreens, Gillette foamy was on sale for a dollar so I picked up a travel one to give it a go. I haven't used Gillette foamy in a long time. The scent has changed. The actual finished shave was BBs, but it wasn't pleasant getting there. The Gillette foamy offered zero slickness, I had to thin down my second and third pass with a little water. Had some post shave irritation. It was a fun experiment but time to go back to the soap and brush. My next shave will be on Sunday for lather catcher Sunday, hope you all have a great rest of your week and happy shaves!
 
10/10 shave yesterday afternoon. 👍👍

Razor - Wolfman WR2 1.35DC
Blade - Vintage British Wilkinson Sword “Light Brigade”
Soap and Balm - B&M Oceana
Scent - Nishane Hacivat
Brush - Zenith 505AK Manchurian

Amazing blade if you ever get a chance to try one! Excellent Participation PIF set up by @Grundi allowed me to try one of these rare beauties for the first time. 👍
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Eric_75

Not made for these times.
Pre-shave • King C. Gillette Face Wash

Soap • Acca Kappa

Bowl • CaYuen (Large)

Brush • Omega Evo Sapphire Blue

Razor • RazoRock SS .72 OC

Blade • Bic Astor (1)

*Warm Shower*

Aftershave • Thayers Unscented + Bootlegger's Original Bay Rum

Eye Gel • Neutrogena Hydro Boost

A close, comfortable afternoon shave. Almost three days of stubble knocked down. No weepers or irritation.

10/10.

Have a blessed afternoon, friends.

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Pre Shave:Hot water, TOBS Pre-Shave Gel, Razor Emporium preshave bar between passes
Razor:Henson AL13 v2 mild
Blade:Dorco ST300 (3)
# Days Growth:2
Soap/Cream:Manners Supply Co.
Brush:Simpson's Duke 2 Best Badger
Post Shave:Cold water, Thayers, Proraso White
Sharpness:8
Comfort:9


Dorco starting to lose its edge so into the bank after 3 (as I do with all my blades). The soap is from my son's barber - who has the expected big beard and tattoos. Good stuff.

If you are interested: Products - http://www.mannerssupplyco.com/products

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Pre: Nivea Face Wash; Jack Black Beard Lube
Razor: Game Changer .76-p with RR Titanium Halo
Blade: Perma-Sharp (1)
Brush: Razorock Bruce 24mm Plissoft
Soap: Cella Bio
Bowl: Razorock Plastic Lather Bowl
Aftershave: Cella Bio Balm

Great shave, 10/10. I'm loving the GC .76-p. I took a gamble on the 100mm RR titanium handle and am surprised by how much I like it with this head. I've never used a handle longer than 90mm before, and I usually gravitate toward 85mm. Excellent balance and nimble in a way I did not expect. The larger indent toward the bottom provides a perfect rest for my ring finger. Good stuff! I also picked up the 1.05 plate for ****s and giggles, but haven't tried it yet.

.76-p setup:

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The whole package:

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4th April 2024

Razor: Ever-Ready, pat'd 1912, British made model, chain design handle
Blade: GEM by Personna, stainless steel, PTFE coated, Made in USA
Brush: Muhle Classic STF synthetic shaving brush (faux ivory, medium/21mm)
Bowl: Fine Accoutrements lathering bowl (blue/white)
Soap: Cella Crema da Barba (Cella red)
Post shave: Moon Soaps Amaretto Speciale aftershave splash

Rating: 8/10
 

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Wednesday 20240403
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Razor: Gillette England Tech/NEW Hybrid (Rosseforp GTS 25g Handle)
Blade: Feather (3 shaves, 8 passes)
Brush: Rudy Vey Marbled Butterscotch (Shavemac 24mm 2-Band Silvertip Fan)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Martin de Candre Fougère
Aftershave: Clubman Pinaud

Same kit as the past two days. Same outstanding performance and results.

Superb shave.
 
Preshave: Glycerine Facewash with warm water splashes
Razor : Weber PH with Bulldog Handle
Blade : Gillette Nacet (D2)
Brush : Omega 11137 Boar
Soap : Cella Crema da Barba Red Tub
Aftershave : Alum Block + Cold water splashes + Old Spice Musk AS Lotion

Close and comfortable BBS in 3 passes !! :pipe:


Rating : 9.63/10

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Date04.04.2024
366 daily shaves
095/366

RazorBladeBrush
Gillette Red TipDurable Sharp Titanium (4)Abe’s Brush Works Saturn Synbad
PreshaveSoapPostshave
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Mike’s Natural Soaps Barbershop (77)
Cold splash
Proraso Green
Balm

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
(details here)
Blade Sharpness
10/10 (Clean)5/10 (Sharp)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
8.5/10
(DFS+++)
8/10 (Smooth)

Notes:

Summary. Easy and close shave with the gorgeous Red Tip and a 4th fabulous brush by my dad.

For extended shave notes click here.

Enjoy your shave!
 
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