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

Just curious, what kept you from rating it higher?
I have changed my personal scoring system to judge a little harsher. I have not been in this style of shaving very long in the grand scheme of things. Every week or so I find that the shave was just a bit better. If I would score this shave a 9+ I wouldn't have anywhere to go with what could be a better shave.

If you ever watch a pizza review from barstool it is the same idea. He has over 400 reviews and I think 8 are 9+.

In let's say 2 years I hope I am just knocking them dead everyday. I do have two little spots in my neck line, one on each side. If I don't hit those with perfect angle and pressure I get irritation. I feel just a touch of it today. Great shave as far as smoothness goes but room for improvement.

This got really long. Sorry.

Hope that answers your question.

KM
 
I have changed my personal scoring system to judge a little harsher. I have not been in this style of shaving very long in the grand scheme of things. Every week or so I find that the shave was just a bit better. If I would score this shave a 9+ I wouldn't have anywhere to go with what could be a better shave.

If you ever watch a pizza review from barstool it is the same idea. He has over 400 reviews and I think 8 are 9+.

In let's say 2 years I hope I am just knocking them dead everyday. I do have two little spots in my neck line, one on each side. If I don't hit those with perfect angle and pressure I get irritation. I feel just a touch of it today. Great shave as far as smoothness goes but room for improvement.

This got really long. Sorry.

Hope that answers your question.

KM
Makes perfect sense. Thanks!
 

ackvil

Moderator
Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Cold water shave.
  • Soap: M&M Claddagh
  • Brush: Bigelow Silvertip Badger in Super
  • Razor: Mergress XL
  • Blade: Personna Lab
  • Aftershave: Alum Block + DR Harris Arlington Shave Milk
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
  • Prep: Hot Shower and use Geo F Trumpeter Lime serum
  • Soap: Geo F Trumpeter Lime
  • Brush: The Guv'nor
  • Razor: Feather ASD2
  • Blade: Feather (new)
  • Aftershave: Geo F Trumpeter Lime serum
8.75/10

Apart from trying a little too much so ending up with WTG ATG XTG and then too much buffing .... the shave is probably the best I've achieved so far in terms of the same finish everywhere (if that makes sense)
Beginning to understand the mechanics a bit more

Really liking the Trumpeter soap and the serum feels the best of the limited few I've tried

Simon
 

Whiterook

Contributor
Rating: 10

Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus
Brush: Supply Silvertip Synthetic
Pre-Shave: L'Occitane Cade Shave Oil
Lather: L'Occitane Cade
Aftershave: Old Spice Classic
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder

SOTD 09/08/2019

Yes, I know another ten, but I just can't see how it could be better.
 
Needed to rush this morning so I shaved while showering.
Cremo Cooling
OneBlade Genesis (2)
Flawless BBS 2 pass WTG/ATG shave. No irritation.
AS: Razorock Irish
Rating: 8/10
 
Rating: 10

Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus
Brush: Supply Silvertip Synthetic
Pre-Shave: L'Occitane Cade Shave Oil
Lather: L'Occitane Cade
Aftershave: Old Spice Classic
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder

SOTD 09/08/2019

Yes, I know another ten, but I just can't see how it could be better.
The Ambassador is a really fine instrument!
 
Today's shave:
Prep: Wash face with soap and rinse. Pre-lather some shaving cream and leave it on while bowl lathering. Rinse with hot water.
Soap: Declaration Grooming Fourth & Pine
Brush: Shavemac D01 2 band
Razor: Fatip Piccolo
Blade: Rapira PL (4)
AS: Epsilon Blue

Rating: 8/10

The blade is struggling more, probably 1 more shave left. Still, DFS+ and zero-irritation after my typical 3-pass shave. I haven't used the Shavemac in a while. It is too stiff and was felling scritchy last time I used it. However, today it performed well lathering in a bowl and I felt no prickliness while painting the lather on the face. The Epsilon AS is great for hot and humid days like today.
 
Today’s shave:
Soap: Cella
Brush: Simpsons Chubby 1
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Personna red (3)
AS: Fine l’orange noir

Rating: 9.5/10
 
Hot shower, followed by.....

Grooming Dept Preshave
Lisa’s NHC Green Irish Tweed
SOC Boar
Timeless SS .95SB
7OC Yellow
Thayers Cucumber WH
Stirling Executive Man AS splash

Rating: 10/10 - A super enjoyable BBS this morning. I wasn’t immediately sold on this Timeless, but I think it may have finally secured a permanent spot in my shave den.
 
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Hot Shower, then
Hot washcloth face soak, 1 min.
Gillette Slim on7
Astra SP blade
Vie Long Cachurro Brush
Cella Soap (from kilo)
Lucky Tiger Bay Rum

After 2 passes + touch up = BBS
 
Great shave today! 10/10 Hope everyone has a great day!

Proraso Preshave Cream / Stirling Soap Co. "Mountain Man" soap / Kent H8 / Merkur Futur / Voskhod / Alum / Stirling Soap Co. "Mountain Man" splash / Creed "Silver Mountain Water" EdP

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  • Prep: Hot Shower and use Proraso Pre Shave
  • Soap: Proraso Azur Lime
  • Brush: The Guv'nor
  • Razor: Feather ASD2
  • Blade: Feather (new)
  • Aftershave: Proraso Azur Lime Balm
7.5/10

Not as good today not as close - not sure why ... The Proraso soap didn't seem as good as the Trumpeter
 
8.4/10

Gillette SS Flare Tip
Gillette Yellow (4)
Stirling Sharp Dressed Man Soap/AS/Cologne
Stirling Boar Brush

Great smooth shave. Acceptable irritation in trouble areas. Learning process on the brush, I have some learning to do.

KM
 
Prep - hot shower
Soap - B&M Seville
Brush - PAA The Starcraft
Razor - Merkur 34G
Blade - Gillette Silver Blue (1)
Post - Thayer's Unscented WH, B&M Seville AS, Nivea Balm

Rating - 10/10
 
Hot shower
DIY Pre-shave oil
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Blade: Astra SP (5) Still tug free
Rating: 9+
Regardless of the setup, I always get a more comfortable shave and better post shave results when I use a pre-shave oil.
 
Razor: Micromatic Clog Pruf Peerless model 1945, MFG Nickel alloy Clog Pruf 1940-43
Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (9)
Soap: Nivea Sensitive cream
Brush: Razorock Plissoft
Preshave: wet the face + Aloe Vera gel
Post shave: Alum for 30 seconds + cold water rinse
Post shave: Italian barber Amici AS + Nivea
Results: 9/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + Alum indicated minor irritation=:001_smile

Have some great shaves!
 
Prep: self-made preshave oil
Soap: Rockwell shaving cream
Brush: noname Chinese badger
Razor: Xiami Mija electric razor
Aftershave: Yak & Yeti balm

Rating: 8
No irritation - that is most important for me.
 

Whiterook

Contributor
Razor: Gillette 1970 Super Adjustable 109
Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus
Brush: Supply Silvertip Synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Proraso Green
Aftershave: Proraso Green Splash
Additional Care:
Omega Alum Stick
Pinaud Finest powder
Rating: 10
SOTD 09/09/2019
 

ackvil

Moderator
Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Cold water shave.
  • Soap: M&M Claddagh
  • Brush: B&B LE 2012 with Shavemac D01 two band knot.
  • Razor: Mergress XL
  • Blade: Personna Lab
  • Aftershave: Proraso Green
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
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