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

Hot shower, followed by....

Grooming Dept Preshave
B&M Citrucaya
Shavemac 24mm Synthetic
H&S N075
Polsilver SI
Stirling Mountain Man splash

Rating: 8.5/10
Razor: GEM Junior with Bakelite Handle
Blade: GEM PTFE (8)
Soap: Mike's Lime
Brush: Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
AS: Pinaud Clubman Citrus Musk

Rating: 9/10
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Razor:Gillette British Rocket(Nickel one today)- MFG 1950's(just a great lower mid aggressive razor)
Blade: Gillette silver blue (4)
Soap: Barrister & Mann Seville
Brush : Razorock Noir 400
Pre-shave: Brush wash face with CeraVe
Post shave: Alum + cold water rinse
Post shave: Fine fresh Vetiver with witch hazel
Results: 9.5/10 or CCS,DFS,BbS + Alum block indicated nothing + no weepers= :biggrin1:
Today’s shave:
Soap: B&M Waves
Brush: RR Bruce
Razor: Timeless SS .95 scb
Blade: Polsilver super iridium (1)
AS: Proraso green

Rating: 9/10 one small weeper on my neck. Very little feedback from alum and very close! Like this combo so far.
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Zenith Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Pre De Provence
  • Razor - Karve Brass "A" Plate
  • Blade - Personna Med (1)
  • Post Shave - Pre De Provence
  • Aftershave - None
  • 10/10
Another stellar shave - super smooth with great lather and the after shave balm is top shelf ... Can't fault it but so far the Extro Cosmesi Miele is just edging it on overall results.
Personna Med blades are very good - can't decide between them and the Polsilver SI


Prep: Wash face with Yardley Shea Buttermilk soap; apply Proraso red preshave
Soap: DR Harris Arlington
Brush: Semogue 820
Razor: RazoRock Game Changer 84-P
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (1)
Aftershave: Proraso red



Rating: 10

Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Nacet
Brush: Ever-Ready 250 Pure Badger Cased
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Long Rifle Brown Bess
Aftershave: Pinaud Virgin Islands Bay Rum
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest Powder
Prep: Hot Shower
Soap: A&E The Novelist
Brush: WCS black synthetic
Blade: Permasharp (3rd use)
Razor: Timeless Bronze OC
Post: Proraso Green Splash

Rating: 8.5/10 Very minor irritation in neck area. Pretty aggressive razor.
Prep: 5 G&T's and a quick face wash with a Neutrogena face bar
Soap: Captain's Choice North (discontinued)
Brush: Thater 4125/2 2band
Razor: GameChanger .68
Blade: Personna IP Red
Post: Dickinson's Witch Hazel/Captain's Choice North AS (discontinued)

Rating: 9/10
Prep: Hot Shower
Soap: WCS Pear Brr
Brush: WCS Silver Tip
Razor: BBS-1
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Post: Alum bar and a blend of unscented witch hazel and Alt Innsbruck

Rating: 9/10
Prep - ProRaso Pre-shave
Soap - WK Man of Mayfair
Brush - WCS 26mm Silvertip Badger
Razor - RazoRock Game changer .84
Blade - Nacet (3)
Post - Speick AS, CeraVe PM
Rating: 10/10

My Best Game Changer .84 Shave So far!! Everything worked so well together like a J.C. Bach Symphony! Exquisite!!


Shave 20191008

Pre-shave: Wash face with Neutrogena
Brush: Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Razor: Gillette 1953 German Tech #34 w/MR11
Blade: Kai (1)
Post-shave: Thai Alum
Aftershave: Clubman Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

WTG, XTG, selected ATG, plus minor buffing and touch--up.

DFS+. No nicks, cuts, weepers or irritation.

10/10 Hope everyone has a great day!

Proraso Preshave Cream
WCS Silvertip Brush
Stirling Soap Co. "Gin & Tonic" Soap
Merkur 39C
Personna Med Prep Blade
Stirling Soap Co. "Gin & Tonic" Splash
Lalique Pour Homme EdT



Today’s shave:
Soap: Fine American blend
Brush: Simpsons Duke 2 best
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: GSB (6)
AS: Fine American blend

Rating: 9/10
OCtober 9th- I have been eyeing my Gillette old type that I acquired back last yr and have used it a few times since. I bought it with a _bay lot , you know when you come across a well liked razor that the previous owner cherished from the wear of the top cap plate. Almost all the Nickel has disappeared and the bottom plate is almost pristine & not a bent tooth with no dents so he enjoyed this one, also I had to replace the (paper) wedged Gillette ball type handle with a (spare)Gillette Tech handle. I usually get a weeper or two from this razor- but it gives a close shave and is more a upper mid range for aggression razor IMO.

Razor : Gillette old type-MFG 1920's + a Tech handle Mfg-1940's
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (4)
Soap : Nivea sensitive shave cream
Brush: Yaki Tuxedo knot 24mm+
Pre shave: Wet the face + Aloe vera gel on beard area only
Post shave: Alum + cold water rinse
Post shave: Razorock Blue barber with witch hazel + Nivea cool kick balm
Results: 8.5/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + Alum indicated some irritation + 1 chin weeper = :001_smile

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Have some great shaves!
Hot shower, followed by.....

Proraso Green Preshave
Stirling Dirty South Shavers soap
Simpson Chubby 2 Synth
Gillette Super 84
Polsilver SI
Stirling Dirty South Shavers AS
Azzaro Chrome EDT

Rating: 9.5/10


Rating: 10

Razor: Schick G1 Injector
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Omega 80265 boar
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Razorock XXX
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder


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. 65th and final shave with this soap.
  • Brush: Uomo daVinci 290 Silvertip badger.
  • Razor: Gold Tone Aristocrat.
  • Blade: Dorco SS.
  • Aftershave: Thayers WH + Clubman
  • Rating: 10/10.
Prep: None
Soap: Proraso White
Brush: Omega Boar
Razor: Merkur 34C
Blade: Astra SP
Postshave: Cold water splash
Rating: 7/10

My lather was slightly off and there was minor irritation under lower lip. I also rushed the shave slightly.