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

Daily Shave: 22 October 2020
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Prep:
Dial Liquid Soap face wash
Razor:
WCS 84S
Soap:
Viking ‘uber’ lather using distilled water
Brush:
Omega 11126
Blade:
Gillette Nacet / Blade #4 / Shave #1
Passes:
2 (WTG & ATG) minimal buffing
Post:
Witch Hazel wipe down / Pinaud Clubman A/S / Viking Shave balm
Rating:
9.5 DFS+ A nice 1st shave with a fresh blade. Minimal stubble, one nick—my clumsiness, but no weepers. Yesterday, I shifted my uber soap to the enamel mug. I did this because the handle broke off of the teapot I was using to heat water for shaving. I was using a teapot because our home's in-line water heater is in the garage. Hot water would take 2 or 3 minutes to get to my MBR sink.
 
48-hour beard

Gillette '56 Red Tip/Rapira blade (3)

Mix of TOBS Peppermint cream and Stirling Bay Rum & Noir soaps

Semogue boar brush

Clubman SR aftershave, Assured lotion, Clubman powder

After yesterday's discussion of mixing soaps and creams, I gave it a try. Showered, a little TOBS Peppermint as a pre-shave, then whipped up some soap and a dab of the TOBS cream and began to face-lather. The Red Tip sliced through teh undergrowth like a machete: pass 1, WTG; pass 2, ATG, pass 3 and cleanup, XTG. Near BBS, no irritation or nicks. Verdict: 9.6.
 
ARKO First Timer!!!!
After seeing posts of this "Arlo" banter I was sent a picture of an Arlo stick in an antique store by a family member. So 3 bucks later it was headed my direction.

I have shave stick questions but that goes in another thread.

So today I jumped over to a Bullet Tip SE. One of my favorite razors and it reminded me why. I loaded a coated blade and there isn't a whisker to be found. Some redness. But no whiskers :)

Some post care if witch hazel and Stirling Executive Man splash. Some Executive Man edt before leaving the bathroom and a morning shave is complete.

A few red dots and a hot spot or two lower the score after banging out about 7 fantastic shaves. It happens...

8.1/10

KM

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Brush: Wild West Brushworks “Alamo”/ 24mm AP Shave Co. Synbad fan knot
Soap: Stirling Sandpiper
Razor: Razorock Mamba 70
Blade: Gillette Platinum
Post: Stirling Eucalyptus Mint Splash

10/10: The goal was no irritation and this turned out just perfectly. The Synbad knot is my favorite synthetic knot and is a beautiful match with this “Alamo” handle and color scheme.
 

JCarr

Contributor
Rating: 10/10
Pre-Shave: OPR Bay Rum soap
Soap: Captain's Choice Venture
Brush: Fendrihan Tuxedo synthetic
Razor: Charcoal Goods SS SB LvL2
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (1)
Post-Shave: Cold water splash - Thayers Witch Hazel - Lucky Tiger Face Tonic
AS: Captain's Choice Venture

I'll start out by saying that I have several razors now, that, paired with the right blade, perform beyond my expectations. The Charcoal Goods SS LvL2 is one of them. For me, shaves don't get much better than the one I got this morning. And rather than continuing on...I'll leave it at that.

Happy Shaves, Everyone!

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Fatip OC Mk2 Frankenrazor - George Jetson Edition
Vie-Long 50/50 White Horsehair Chubby Fan brush
365 glycerin soap wash
Fine Santal Absolut soap
Dickinson's witch hazel
Pre de Provence #63 aftershave balm

Clean, close shave; BBS

Notes:
  • Fine Santal Absolut lather is improving gradually as the soap gets more hydrated
  • PdP #63 balm - mmmh
  • George Jetson Edition = Fatip OC Mk2 base + Merkur 23c cap + WCS 84s handle
  • Today's shave equipment was randomly chosen, do you want to play a game?
 
SE SOTD, OCtober 22nd,2020

Razor: Star bar#4 lather catcher- Mfg in Brooklyn NY 1920 by Kampfee brothers, one of the last & best lather catchers made possibly in USA. Milder mid range + excellent daily driver IMO.
Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(2) Excellent blade with great sharpness and longevity and smoothes out nicely.
Soap: Colonel Conk Bayrum- mild scent with excellent lather qualities with a great post shave feel. Great price & deal IMO.
Brush: Razorock Plissoft 24mm-excellent brush for creating lather with nice soft tips. Have been using this one for years enjoyably.
Pre shave: Brush wash my whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser+ a dollop of Clear Aloe Vera gel on cleaned beard area.
Prep: cols water rinse after each pass of 2 + pick ups. WTG + ATG + pick ups.
Post shave: Razorock Emperor(RR version of Creed Adventice)aftershave with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: 10/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = :a17: Excellent shave with my Star bar #4 & Gem Personna coated blade.

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Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
 
Razor: Razorock Mamba 70
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome Israeli (1)
Brush: RazoRock Plissoft Monster Synthetic 26mm
Lather: Haslinger Schafmilch Rasierseife Organic
Aftershave: Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm

No nicks: 5
No irritation: 4.75
Closeness: 4.75
Smoothness: 5

No nicks. Mild discomfort during shave. Close and very smooth shave.

Rating: 9.75/10
 
Soap: Cella
Razor: Gillette NEW LC
Blade: 7 O'clock SS (2)
Brush: Omega boar
Aftershave: Pinaud VIBR
Balm: Nivea Sensitive

Went ATG, something I've never been able to pull off comfortably. This was probably my best attempt yet, and feeling confident going ATG comfortably the next time I try it too. I'm sure it's mostly an improvement on my ATG technique (after all of my bad attempts over the time I've been wet shaving) or maybe my face is slowly adapting, but either way I'm surprised I didn't have a blood bath this morning. VERY happy about it.

9.5/10 Not completely BBS, but getting there. Cheeks are definitely BBS. Face feels great. Unsure when I will try it again, but for now on I want to try going ATG at least twice a week.
 
Razor: Kent of Inglewood - Hoxton (Gun Metal)
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Sharpedge (Russian Yellow) (4)
Brush: Semogue 620
Pre-Shave: Face Scrub, Thayers, Hyaluronic Acid
Lather: St James of London - Sandalwood & Bergamot
Aftershave: Wholly Kaw - Man From Mayfair (toner)
Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Luxury Gel
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Shave Rating: 9.9/10
Rainy Day, Dream Away (Jimi H)
I'm having a morning of total leisure. It’s raining and I have no schedule or plans today.
I took my time with my shave, and all the products worked together perfectly.

Still breaking in my brush, trying a new cream and using a razor that doesn’t get out much.

I’m nice and BBS with a wonderfully relaxed post shave face. WK toner and TOBS luxury gel complete that good face feeling.

I'm all set for some rainy day dreaming.

All is wonderful.
 
Prep: hot towel
Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock black #7
Razor: Muhle R41
Brush: Muhle synthetic
Soap: TBS maca root
Aftershave: alum, Thayers rose witch hazel, TBS maca root

3 pass: hot WTG, lukewarm XTG, cold ATG. Riding the cap.

A few little weepers. Some alum burn. Not as close and I was expecting. G7B #7 is as close as Feather #3, maybe closer. Maybe time for a new blade.

No tugging: 5
No nicks: 5
No irritation: 5
Closeness: 3.5
CCS

9.25/10
 
Prep: Warm Shower, Glycerin soap face wash
Razor: Karve SB B plate
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome
Brush: WCS Beacon Silvertip
Soap: Stirling Baker Street
Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, Proraso Red AS
Rating: 9.75/10 Excellent two pass BBS shave. No weepers, cuts or irritation.
 
Razor: Kent of Inglewood - Hoxton (Gun Metal)
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Sharpedge (Russian Yellow) (4)
Brush: Semogue 620
Pre-Shave: Face Scrub, Thayers, Hyaluronic Acid
Lather: St James of London - Sandalwood & Bergamot
Aftershave: Wholly Kaw - Man From Mayfair (toner)
Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Luxury Gel
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Shave Rating: 9.9/10
Rainy Day, Dream Away (Jimi H)
I'm having a morning of total leisure. It’s raining and I have no schedule or plans today.
I took my time with my shave, and all the products worked together perfectly.

Still breaking in my brush, trying a new cream and using a razor that doesn’t get out much.

I’m nice and BBS with a wonderfully relaxed post shave face. WK toner and TOBS luxury gel complete that good face feeling.

I'm all set for some rainy day dreaming.

All is wonderful.
I'll receive my st-james today from the sale, how you like it?
 
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