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never-stop-learning

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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.
 
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.
 

CJB3

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  • 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
 
RFB
Nacet
Klar Seifen Classic
Turn N Shave 24mm White Machurian
Thayers Witch Hazel
TSD Bourbon & Vanilla
9.5 / 10
 
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
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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  • 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
 

Whiterook

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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!
 
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:

Have some great shaves!
 
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
 
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.
 
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ackvil

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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.
 
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
 

HatMagnet

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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
 

never-stop-learning

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Ambassador
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
 

CJB3

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  • 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
 
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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