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OCtober 17th, Sat, 2020,-10C or 7F this Sat morning in Northern Alberta Canada.
Razor: Gillette New long comb, Canadian variant-Mfg 1930's NDC, Excellent mid range>. Blade: GSB (4) excellent blade, sharp & smooth. Soap: Barrister & Mann Seville, great scent with great lather qualities. Last of tub for one more shave hopefully! Brush: Yaqi lucky dice 26mm Tuxedo knot- excellent lather creator, good back bone + cloud like soft tips. Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on beard area. Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups. Post shave: Fine fresh Vetiver with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm. Results: 10/10 or CCS,DFS,BBs+ no irritation + no weepers =Excellent shave with my Gillette New long comb with a GSB.
Have some great shaves! Stay & Think safe in these times!
Razor: 1966 Gillette Slim Adjustable, set on 5 today
Blade: Czech Blades Tiger Platinum Stainless (3)
Brush: RazoRock Barber 24 synthetic
Soap: Williams Mug Soap
This morning's shave on 3 days of growth. Smooth-as-glass BBS after WTG/XTG/ATG passes; no nicks, but some burning on the neck. I had to really use some pressure to cut through the stubble today - these Tiger blades are definitely not very sharp, but the upside is that they don't nick me.
The Slim gives me similar results to the Fatboy, and I cannot notice any difference post shave. I prefer the Fatboy to the Slim because of its thicker handle and overall balance, but I can't really recommend one over the other. The Slim does appear to be slightly less aggressive than the Fatboy, using setting 5 on both for comparison.
Day 4 of the Shark blade yields another +9.0 shave. While my results are far above average I think I need to get through a tuck of these before I speak to highly but this correct blade has been a crazy awesome surprise.
I kept it in the black handle SS and will until it dies as I use this razor the most and is my best for trying a new blade, for me.
The badger again builds a nicer larger then the boar.
Razor: Gillette New Type LC Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (0) Brush: Simpsons Commodore X2 Lather: Speick Result: 10/10
2 x XTG to a very smooth DFS. Been on a Simpsons kick lately, and I think I may found the perfect knot geometry, size and handle for my face-lathering needs. It was a little scritchy on its first use, but this little brush holds tons of water, makes tons of lather quickly, has just the right circumference, and paints very well without hogging lather whatsoever. A thin bit of stick film gave me 2 perfect passes with plenty left over for touch-ups in no time at all. The razor, blade, and soap are the usual rockstars. Great shave day.
As a side note, I have been taking my razor apart and cleaning it with Ivory soap and an old toothbrush after every shave. This brass razor has been used roughly 10 times since cleaning and polishing it with Flitz, and it is showing no sign of patina whatsoever. Love me some brass!
This is a great razor I bought online that really needed work. Its just a great shaver. Omega cream was a great value, the tube proclaims “It contains eucalyptus oil for the brush”. I’ll take it. Happy Saturday! 9/10
Prep: hot towel and Shave Secret Brush: Muhle synthetic Blade: Feather #2 Razor: Muhle R41 Soap: SV Opuntia Aftershave: alum, Thayers rose witch hazel, SV Opuntia
3 pass: hot WTG, lukewarm XTG, cold ATG
Purposely skipped shaving yesterday just to see if the Feather blade could cut my 48 hour whiskers. Last time I tried this it was a disaster with the Feather blade, but I was riding the comb. This shave I tried riding the cap. Turned out much better. Just a few little weepers. For some reason I thought it would be OK to go over a little bump, nope.
No tugging: 5
No nicks: 5
No irritation: 5
Razor - Ralf Aust 5/8 Round tip Brush - Maggards Synthetic Soap - Declaration Grooming Shore Post Shave - Thayers
Today was day 3 of using my Ralf Aust 5/8. Today's shave was a 7/10 but I tried a few new things to see if they improved the shave. Overall my best SR shaving to date, but it will take more time and practice for it to be close to my current DE shaving with my Karve or my Red Tip.
Fatip Open Comb Slant (FOCS); not sure which blade, possibly one of the Personnas (2)
La Toja stick
APShaveCo synthetic brush
Clubman SR aftershave, Assured lotion, Clubman powder
Didn't plan to shave until 48 hours, but things changed, and I took the opportunity. No shower, but the hot face towel routine over a little La Toja as a pre-shave; then face-lathered and wielded the Italian face-planer. Pass 1, WTG; pass 2, ATG; pass 3, XTG on throat only and cleanup. One tiny pin-dot of blood on the lower lip (when will I learn not to try for BBS there???), easily styptic-penciled away. No irritation, near BBS; a 9.6.
B&M 22mm Synth
B&M Hallows AS balm
tree dweller late eve shave. control test with Balsa finish. wonderful end to a relaxing day. didnt get dive bombed by hawks today......that's a plus.