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

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

    Prep: Hot shower
    Razor: Merkur HD
    Blade: Feather
    Cream: Cremo
    AS: Stetson Cooling Moisture

    Fast shave this morning: 7/10
     
  1. MMOC + MWF. Rate 8

    MWF was great, but the MMOC was a let-down today. I've been using R41 and Karve OC E plate recently and they've been cutting closer. Could be the PTFE blade was dulling a bit. I'll repeat the shave with a sharp blade. It was just not BBS and I can get that in the same number of strokes with the R41 and Karve.
     
  2. Baconator

    Baconator Contributor

    Prep: Hot Shower
    Brush: WSP Dutchess
    Razor: Merkur 34c with GSB
    Soap: Stirling - Red Delicious
    AS: Fine Platium

    8.5/10 - A great shave.
     
  3. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    Todays shave routine:
    Warm Shower
    Somerset's English shaving oil
    La Toja shaving soap stick
    Muhle Rytmo Synthetic
    Rolls Razor Imp. no.2
    Proraso Green AS
    Saponificio Varesino Cubebe AS

    Rating 8.5/10
    Took some time, but I'm finally getting very nice shaves from one of My Rolls razors!
     
  4. ackvil

    ackvil Moderator

    Today's Shave
    • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave.
    • Soap. A mixture of Wilkinson + DeVergulde shave sticks grated in a jar.
    • Brush: Rudy Vey with Shavemac D01 two band knot.
    • Razor: GEM 1912
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (Shave 9)
    • Aftershave: Thayers Rose Petal WH + Clubman
    • Rating: 10
     
  5. Timeless Bronze OC .78 with Koshelev titanium handle. New Nacet blade. One of the closest shaves ever, and no irritation. Must be pretty close to a 10, at least 9. Better than I'm getting with my MMOC.

    Trying out Nanny's Silly Soaps Moroccan Sands and liking it.
     
  6. ackvil

    ackvil Moderator

    Today's Shave
    • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave.
    • Soap. Grooming Dept. GD Mallard.jpg
    • Brush: Maggards 26 mm syn
    • Razor: GEM 1912
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (Shave 10)
    • Aftershave: Thayers Rose Petal WH + Clubman
    • Rating: 10
     
  7. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    To commemorate this day i history 1944, when the British Eighth Army captured Foligno and Spoleto, in Italy, I had to do a little ”Army inspired shave”, with my trusty Gillette army kit :302:
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    Warm Shower
    Proraso Green Pre shave cream
    Tabac soap
    Gillette Army razor, Tech I believe
    Put a Voskhod blade in, since the Blue blades are ok, but tugs a little...
    Shulton Old Spice vintage sample AS

    Rating 8/10
     
  8. Prep: hot shower
    Razor: Lord L6
    Blade: Personna red
    Soap: La Toja stick
    Brush: Simpsons Wee Scot
    Post shave: Proraso green splash
    Rating: 8.5/10
     
  9. ackvil

    ackvil Moderator

    Today's Shave
    • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave.
    • Soap. A mixture of Wilkinson + DeVergulde shave sticks grated in a jar.
    • Brush: B&B LE with Shavemac D01 two band knot.
    • Razor: GEM 1912
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (Shave 11)
    • Aftershave: Thayers Rose Petal WH + Clubman
    • Rating: 10
     
  10. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    Todays shave
    Prep: Warm Shower
    Brush: Muhle Stylo Synthetic Black
    Soap: MDC Original
    Razor: Rockwell 6S, plate 3
    Blade: Astra green SP first use
    AS: La Toja ( w/added Menthol) + Proraso Green

    Rating: Back to 10/10, Fantastic shave!
    I have begun using the Proraso Exfoliating Paste every evening (followed by Proraso green AS), and that makes for such nice problem free shaves next morning!
     
  11. Prep: Proraso Green Pre-Shave
    Brush: Supply synthetic
    Soap: Proraso Green
    Razor: Rex Ambassador, set on 2.9
    Blade: Feather (3)
    Post: Thayers WH followed by Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

    This is probably the best shave I have had thus far with a DE Razor. This is my first Feather blade and the first shave was not so good, partly because I had dialed down the Rex in respect for the reputation of the blade. Yesterday's shave was nice and close but with mild irritation on setting 3, so today I dialed it down a smidge. I see why these blades are so popular!

    10/10
     
  12. Hot shower
    Timeless .95 on a stubby handle
    Gillette 7 O’Clock Black (2)
    Razorock Bruce
    B&M Nocturne
    Nocturne AS

    Level of control on the Timeless is unparalleled because of that Maggard’s handle. Damn glad I tried that one out.

    9.9/10 only because I could have used some menthol after a hot day.
     
  13. Prep: Hot shower
    Razor: Slim
    Blade: Rapira
    Soap: Razorrock WTP Lime
    AS: Clubman

    Rating: DFS/10
     
  14. Pre-shave: Proraso Green pre-shave cream
    Soap: Razorock XXX
    Brush: Simpson's Commodore X2 best badger
    Razor: 1960 Gillette Fatboy adjustable.
    Blade: Feather
    Post: Thayers WH and Clubman Whiskey Woods

    10/10 for a two pass shave. I am really liking these Feather blades!
     
  15. ackvil

    ackvil Moderator

    Today's Shave
    • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave.
    • Soap. GD Dapper Mallard
    • Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 in Best
    • Razor: Gillette Slim
    • Blade: Voskhod for shave 1
    • Aftershave: Thayers Rose Petal WH + DR Harris Arlington Milk AS
    • Rating: 10
     
  16. Bleedrunner

    Bleedrunner Contributor

    Todays Shave:
    Prep: Warm Shower
    Pre: T&H Citrus preshave oil
    Brush: Muhle Rytmo Synthetic Black
    Soap: MDC Original, bowl lather
    Razor: Rockwell 6S, Plate 3
    Blade: Astra Green SP, 2:nd use
    AS: Proraso Green + LEA Classic

    Rating 10/10,
    Another fantastic shave!
     
  17. Pre-shave: Grooming Dept
    Shaving soap: Art of Shaving Sandalwood
    Brush: Sterling Synthetic (green)
    Blade: Gillette Nacet (2nd use)
    Razor: Global Shave Club - ICE
    Aftershave Balm: Sterling Sandpiper

    Rating: 9/10

    I received the gold ICE razor from Global Shave Club today (thank you, Sheldon) and couldn't wait to use it. It's got great heft and length of handle. It is marketed to be a little more aggressive than Merkur 34c, and it was, but still very smooth and efficient. It is a beautiful razor and will be a permanent piece in my rotation.
     
  18. Today:

    Prep: Hot shower
    Soap: La Toja stick
    Brush: Simpsons Wee Scot
    Razor: Lord L6
    Blade: Personna red
    Aftershave: Proraso green splash

    Rating: 8/10
     
  19. Today was a weird one.

    Prep: Warm water on face
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Soap: Van Der Hagen Deluxe
    Razor: Razorock SLOC
    Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword, first use
    Aftershave: Nivea Sensitive Balm with extra witch hazel thrown in there.

    The reason it was weird? I've used the Gillette Wilkinsons for about a month and a half now. Each one of them has been smooth out of the package. This one... not so much. Seemed like it tugged more throughout the whole shave. Maybe the consistency of the lather was different, I don't know. Either way, it wasn't a bad shave but not as nice feeling as typical.

    Rating: 7/10
     

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