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

Merkur 34C
MenSmell Stainless Steel Blade
Omega S-Brush
Prep Pre-Shave Cream
Wilkinson Sword Shave Soap
Fine American Blend After-Shave

Overall, and 8 out of 10. It wasn't a BBS shave, but it was close. No irritation, but wasn't loving the American Blend After-Shave compared to Santal Absolut. Also, the scent seemed to last too long for me at a strong level. But, I loved the burn fomr the alcohol in the After-Shave.
 
SOTD
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Zenith Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Extro Cosmesi Miele
  • Razor - Karve Brass "A" Plate
  • Blade - Polsilver (1)
  • Post Shave - Extro Cosmesi Miele Balm
  • Aftershave - None
  • 10+/10
Another superb shave - this soap / balm combination really is top drawer !!

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BigJ

Ambassador
Today’s shave:
Soap: Haslinger’s schafmilch
Brush: Rudy Vey 2-band
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Personna lab (2)
AS: Fine l’orange noir

Rating: 9/10
 
Hot shower, followed by.....

Proraso Green Preshave
Declaration Grooming Sellout
Simpson Commodore X3 Best
Moorhead scuttle
Timeless SS .68Sc
7OC SharpEdge
Thayers Cucumber WH
Stirling Executive Man AS

Rating: 10/10
 
Today for my Sunday shave I decided to try out my recently acquired Schick adjustable injector Model 3(M3) and I really enjoy this Schick injector for it's build quality and gives one of the nicest shaves because you can adjust it to your level of comfort & closeness.

Razor : Schick Adjustable injector M3 - Mfg 1970-72
Blade : Personna injector SS PTFE (3)
Soap : Haslinger Schafmilch
Brush: Yaki Tuxedo knot 24mm+
Preshave: Brushwash the face with CeraVe hand soap + Dab of Aloe Vera gel on beard area only.
Post shave: Alum + cold water rinse.
Post shave: Razorock Emperor aftershave with witch hazel + Nivea balm.
Results: 9/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + Alum indicated not much for irritation + no weepers= :biggrin1:

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Have some great shaves!
 

Whiterook

Contributor
Rating: 9.5

Razor: Gillette 1960 F4 Fatboy Adjustable
Blade: Wilkinson Sword Classic (German)
Brush: Rubberset 203 in Super Badger
Pre-Shave: L'Occitane Cade Shave Oil
Lather: L'Occitane Cade
Aftershave: L'Occitane Cedrat balm
Additional Care:
Omega Alum Stick
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
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Today's shave:

GEM 1912
GEM PTFE (13)
Mike's Lime
Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

Rating: 9/10
 

ackvil

Moderator
Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Cold water shave.
  • Soap: Haslinger Coconut (tallow formula)
  • Brush: B&B LE 2012
  • Razor: Gold Tone Aristocrat.
  • Blade: Dorco SS.
  • Aftershave: Thayers Rose Petal WH + Proraso Green
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
Edwin Jagger DE 89 w/ivory handle
Stirling 25mm synthetic
Astra SP
Stirling Pre-shave soap
Stirling Sandpiper Soap, AS, and Balm

6/10

tons of weepers on the neck, just can’t get the hang of the Jagger compared to my 34C.
 

never-stop-learning

Contributor
Ambassador
Shave 20191013

Prep: Wash face with Neutrogena
Pre-shave: Cremo
Brush: Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Razor: YingJili Classic Double Edge Manual Razor (Tech Clone), MR11 Handle
Blade: Personna Israeli Platinum Red (2)
Post-shave1: Crystal Alum Stick
Post-shave2: Thayers Witch Hazel w/Aloe
Aftershave Balm: CeraVe
Aftershave: Pitralon Classic

WTG, XTG, selected ATG, plus buffing and touch--up. Still could not get close enough on my neck and chin.

Kind of a CCS. One nick, one weeper. Moderate irritation.

Not horrible, just kind of 'meh'.

Not bad, though, for a couple of bucks.

7.5/10
 
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SOTD
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - BAUME.BE gel
  • Brush - Zenith Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - BAUME.BE cream
  • Razor - Karve Brass "A" Plate
  • Blade - Polsilver (2)
  • Post Shave - BAUME.BE balm
  • Aftershave - None
  • 9+/10
First time using the BAUME.BE preshave gel and it seemed to do the job - definitely a totally different feel to the Grooming Dept pre shave.
Fantastic shave again with lovely post shave results and this does leave the skin very smooth and "cool feeling" with no discernible scent ... doesn't have the luxurious feel that the Extro Cosmesi seems to leave but that could be the scent of the latter and the slightly heavier balm consistency.

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BigJ

Ambassador
Today’s shave:
Soap: Fine American blend
Brush: Simpsons Duke 2
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Personna lab (3)
AS: Fine American blend

Rating: 9/10
 
Prep - hot shower
Soap - Ariana & Evans Asian Plum
Brush - WCS Honeycomb Synthetic
Razor - RazoRock Game Changer 0.84-P
Blade - Gillette Super Thin Platinum (1)
Post - Thayer's Unscented WH, Floïd Black

Rating - 9.5/10
 
MMMonday OCtober14th should of used a daily double for the occasion but forgot, today I'm using one of A.S.R family members the Star bar lather catcher razor(No4) gives a very decent shave and easy handling two valued characteristics of any razor.

Razor : Star Bar(Kampfe Brothers)brand-MFG 1920-21 kind of a rarity.
Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (2)
Soap : Haslinger Schafmilch
Brush: Yaki Tuxedo knot 24mm+
Preshave : Brush wash the face with CeraVe hand soap + Clear Aloe Vera gel Dab on the beard area.
Post shave : Alum + cold water rinse
Post shave: Razorock American barber aftershave with witch hazel + Nivea Sensitive balm
Results: 9/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + alum indicated some irritation + no weepers = :001_smile

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Have some great shaves!
 
Today I used:

Maggard Razors Slant Head Chrome
MR-11 Blue Anodized Stainless Steel Handle
Nacet Blade
Prep Pre-Shave
Proraso Cypress and Vetyver Cream
Omega S-Brush
Proraso Green After-Shave

DFS, and no nicks for a first time use of a slant head! 10-14-19.JPG
 

Whiterook

Contributor
Rating: 10

Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Wilkinson Sword Classic (German)
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Proraso Green
Aftershave: Proraso Green Splash
Additional Care:
Omega Alum Stick
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
 
Razor : Timeless SS .95 scb
Blade : Gillette Platinum (1)
Soap : B&M Reserve Waves
Brush: RR Bruce
Preshave: Hot shower
Post shave: Alum + cold water rinse.
Post post shave: B&M Reserve waves aftershave
Results: 9/10. Very close DFS with no irritation. Could be a little closer under my jaw, but that's a problem area for me. I like this razor/blade combo the best so far.
 
Hot shower, followed by.....

Grooming Dept Preshave Mojito
Wholly Kaw Fern Concerto
Paladin 26mm Lemon Drop Tut
H&S N075
7OC SharpEdge
Thayers Cucumber WH
Maol Grooming FrankinLime AS

Rating: 10/10
 

ackvil

Moderator
Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Cold water shave.
  • Soap: Tabac.
  • Brush: Omega 91052
  • Razor: UK Aristocrat
  • Blade: Treet Dura Sharp
  • Aftershave: Thayers Rose Petal WH + Proraso Green
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
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