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

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

    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
     
  1. Makes perfect sense. Thanks!
     
  2. ackvil

    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.
     
  3. SPR

    SPR

    • 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
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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
     
  6. The Ambassador is a really fine instrument!
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  10. 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
     
  11. 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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  12. SPR

    SPR

    • 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
     
  13. 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
     
  14. 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
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. Ron R

    Ron R Contributor

    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
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. 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
     
  19. ackvil

    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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