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

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

    Shave 20190909:

    Prep: Wash face with Noxzema
    Pre-shave: Cremo
    Brush: RazoRock F-400 Synthetic
    Soap: Tabac + a dollop of Cremo in the scuttle
    Scuttle: Savanna Shaving
    Razor: Gillette RFB, 3-piece Long Comb NEW style
    Blade: Personna Med Prep (3)
    Post-shave: Gentleman Jon Alum followed by Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe
    After Shave Balm: Original Stetson AS Balm with Aloe + a few drops of Sesame Body Oil
    Cologne: Original Stetson

    9+/10

    Shaved WTG and XTG (plus two additional XTG opposing diagonal passes on my jawline and neck).

    First shave with the Gillette RFB, 3-piece Long Comb NEW style. A lot milder than I expected. Nice close and smooth shave.

    One thing for sure, there are some incredibly good vintage Gillette razors out there.

    As always, YMMV.
     
  1. MONDAY, 9 September

    • Pre: H&S conditioner
    • Brush: PAA Atomic Rocket
    • Lather: Body Shop Maca Root cream
    • Blade: Nacet* (1)
    • Razor: Oristo Black DLC
    • Post: Alum Block
    • Splash: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
    • Rating: 10

    *First shave ever with a Nacet. Outstanding,
    especially considering how mild the Oristo is.
     
    • Prep: Wash face with Yardley Shea Buttermilk; apply Floid preshave
    • Soap: Tabac
    • Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    • Razor: RazoRock GC84
    • Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (1)
    • Aftershave: Skin Bracer
    10/10
     
  2. RFB
    Nacet
    Klar Seifen Classic
    Turn N Shave 24mm White Machurian
    Thayers Witch Hazel
    TSD Bourbon & Vanilla
    9.5 / 10
     
  3. Hot shower, followed by.....

    Proraso Green Preshave Cream
    L’Occitane Cade soap
    Thater 4125/2 Silvertip
    Karve SS D
    7OC SharpEdge
    Fine Snake Bite AS splash
    L’Occitane Cade ASB

    Rating: 9.5/10
     
  4. Today’s shave:
    Soap: Haslinger’s schafmilch
    Brush: Rudy Vey 2-band
    Razor: Wolfman WR1
    Blade: Personna red (4)
    AS: Floid vigoroso

    Rating: 9/10
     
  5. Today's shave:
    Prep: Wash face with soap and rinse. Pre-lather some shaving cream and leave it on for 1'. Rinse with hot water. Face lather.
    Soap: Declaration Grooming Fourth & Pine
    Brush: Shavemac 167 D01 2-band
    Razor: Razorock Gamechanger .84-P
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue (1)
    AS: Korres AS balm

    Rating: 2/10

    Bad shave today. After yesterday's results, I decided to use the Shavemac again, this time for face lathering and I ended up with brush burn (I felt irritation even before the blade touched the skin). No prickliness, but too much scrub. 1-pass WTG to reduce the growth a bit and some balm to soothe the skin.
     
  6. Early AM shave
    Prep: several splashes of warm water and GD Lavender Bouquet Pre-Shave
    Brush: Super Plush Synth
    Soap: MdC Fougère
    Razor: Feather AS-D2
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2nd shave)
    AS: Thayer's Lavender WH + Facial Oil blend

    10/10. Only items I have interest in changing for home shaves are the flavors of MdC and WH. I think my face slightly prefers GSBs to Feathers.
     
  7. 9/10 - Was in a hurry this morning and had a couple of weepers. Hope everyone has a great day!

    Proraso Preshave Cream / RazoRock "What the Puck?" Blue Label / Kent H8 / Merkur Futur / Voskhod / Alum / Floid Blue / Creed "Royal Mayfair" EdP

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  8. 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: Polisilver SI (see below)
    • Aftershave: Geo F Trumpeter Lime serum
    6/10

    Thought I'd try a Polisilver blade .... after the first pass I had to check there was a blade in !! So bad I swapped 1/2 way through back to a Feather .... hence the less than steller result as I didn't want to risk irritation

    I'm not sure if Polisilver do different blades but it didn't seem sharp at all in the AS D2

    Simon
     
  9. Rating: 10

    Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
    Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus
    Brush: Simpson's Commodore X2 Best Badger
    Pre-Shave: L'Occitane Cade Shave Oil
    Lather: Long Rifle Brown Bess
    Aftershave: Pinaud Virgin Islands Bay Rum
    Additional Care:
    Pinaud Finest powder

    SOTD 09/10/2019

    BBS!
     
  10. Ron R

    Ron R Contributor

    Thought I'd have a little fun with Stick Schick L type with a Twin II blade and see what it could do on shave #22. It did not disappoint at all and gave a close fun shave after a failed trial gap adjustment on my auto strop c1 razor in the morning, so auto strop razor was abandoned for my trusty stick Schick.
    Razor: Stick Schick L type MFG 1973
    Blade : Schick Twin II (22)
    Soap: Razorock XXX
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Preshave: Shower + Aloe Vera Gel
    Post shave: Alum block + cold water rinse
    Post shave: Razorock XXX AS+ Nivea balm
    Results: 9/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + alum block indicated more than usual irritation from Auto strop razor gap adjustment trial= :a12:
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  11. Hot Shower rewet as sink fills
    Sally's Syn Brush
    Gillette SS Flare Tip
    Gillette Yellow (5th and final)
    Stirling's Dirty South Wet Shavers 2019 Soap/AS
    Azzaro Chrome cologne

    New soap/AS was a pleasant smell matched with the real cologne. I have never had a good shave until this blade past 4 days and shouldn't have tried 5.

    7.3/10
     
  12. Tuesday September 10, 2019

    Hot Shower
    C.S. Sloane pre-shave oil
    Creek Road Pottery lather bowl
    Envy Shave Luxury Silvertip on Alpha T-400 aluminum handle
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Almond shaving cream
    RazoRock GameChanger Open Comb w/ HD handle
    Polsilver SI
    Gentleman Jon alum
    T.N. Dickinson's witch hazel
    Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla splash

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    This was my first shave with the RazoRock GameChanger Open Comb. I have to say that this thing lives up to all the hype. One of the best shaves I've had all year. There was very little feedback from the alum. Not a single weeper. I sure hope I can keep this up. It may replace my New Deluxe as my favorite razor.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  13. 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: Omega 81052 boar
    • Razor: Mergress XL
    • Blade: Personna Lab
    • Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman
    • Rating: 10/10.
     
  14. Today's shave:

    Razor: GEM 1912
    Blade: GEM PTFE (8)
    Soap: Speick stick
    Brush: Yaqi Violet 24mm 2 Band Fan Badger
    Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    Rating: 9/10
     
  15. HatMagnet

    HatMagnet Contributor

    Razor Razorock GC .84
    Blade-Astra SP
    Brush- Edwin Jagger best badger
    Soap-Mama Bear's Orange orange
    Post shave- Alum block & Thayer's witch hazel
    AS- Captain's choice Venture

    9/10
     
  16. Prep: Wash face with Noxzema
    Pre-shave: Cremo
    Brush: Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic
    Soap: Tabac + a dollop of Cremo in the scuttle
    Scuttle: Savanna Shaving
    Razor: FaTip Piccolo SE OC
    Blade: Personna Med Prep (4)
    Post-shave: Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe
    After Shave Balm: Original Stetson AS Balm with Aloe + a few drops of Sesame Bath Oil
    Cologne: Original Stetson

    9+/10

    The FaTip Piccolo SE OC did not disappoint. Really efficient, close and smooth. Did my usual WTG, ATG, XTG and then one pass diagonally between ATG and XTG in each direction on my neck. It's the only way I can get the stubble that grows on my neck.

    Highly recommended, in my opinion.

    YMMV
     
    • Prep: Wash face with Yardley Shea Buttermilk; apply Floid preshave
    • Soap: DR Harris Arlington
    • Brush: Omega 10049
    • Razor: RazoRock 84-P
    • Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (1)
    • Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue
    9.5/10
     
  17. Today's shave:
    Prep: Wash face with soap and rinse. Pre-lather some shaving cream and leave it on for 1'. Rinse with hot water. Face lather.
    Soap: Declaration Grooming Fourth & Pine
    Brush: Muhle STF XL
    Razor: Razorock Gamechanger Jaws
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue (2)
    AS: Speick

    Rating: 9.5/10

    The Jaws came in today along with the OC version of the .84 GC and I couldn't resist using the former. Today's shave was the complete opposite of yesterday's one. Comfortable and super close shave without any irritation. The Jaws offers some blade feel which I like. Good pairing with the Lab Blue for my face. Half a point taken because I need to familiarize myself more with the razor and maximize comfort.
     

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