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Prep: Wash face with Yardley Shea Buttermilk soap; apply Floid preshave
Soap: MdC Fougere
Brush: RazoRock Plissoft
Razor: Gillette Goodwill #160
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum (2)
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

9.5/10

First time using MdC—I was very impressed.
 
Today I used:
razor: Merkur 34C
blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Pre-Shave: Prep Cream in jar
Soap: Proraso Red
Brush: Omega S-Brush
Post-Shave: Fine Santal Absolut

Result: 5/10. The Gillette Silver Blue just didn't perform as well for me in the Merkur 34C. It was a good shave, but with four passes it felt like what I got with two passes from the Nacet. Even now I feel some stubble. Maybe it will get better on the second or more shaves. I will give the blade another go tomorrow with a different soap but the same razor. Third day I will try it in my slant head from Maggard Razors. It wasn't a horrible shave, just average. The weird part was how comfortable the shave was, just not efficient. Karatsu_TFAshaverGSB-1.JPG
 
Rating: 9.75

Razor: Schick Injector Adjustable M3
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Omega 80265 boar
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Razorock XXX
Aftershave: Old Spice Classic
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder
 
Prep: None
Razor: Merkur 34C
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Omega 10051
Soap: Proraso White
Post Shave: Cold water splash

Rating: 8/10

2 passes wtg, small weeper below lower lip, left side. Minor, deliberate, slow clean up. Very close to dfs. Minimal irritation below lower lip for 30 mins, other wise very comfortable post shave.
 
Fatboy
GSB (new)
Barbasol (can)
St Ives oatmeal shea butter lotion

10/10

I don't get it, but I'm understanding YMMV now. Been here a while, have some vintage Gillettes,assortments of blades, soaps, brushes, and aftershaves. This combo always gives me that Damn Fine Shave.
 

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: B&B Essential Boar, 10th Anniv. edit.
  • Razor: UK Aristocrat
  • Blade: Treet Dura Sharp
  • Aftershave: Thayers WH+ Proraso Green
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
'34 Aristocrat
Red Personna
Muhle 21mm STF
MdC Fougere
Thayers Witch Hazel
TSD Bourbon & Vanilla
A delightful shave today!
Rating: 9.5/10

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Shave 20191016

Prep: None today
Pre-shave: Splashed water on my face
Brush: Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Razor: RazoRock GC .68, MR11 Handle
Blade: Personna Israeli Platinum Red (5)
Post-shave1: Crystal Thai Alum Stick
Post-shave2: Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel plus Organic Moroccan Rose Water (3:1 ratio)
Aftershave Balm: CeraVe
Cologne: Kolonia 1800 Vetiver deCrusellas EdC

Quick shave after work before we left for our weekly Chiropractic appointment.

Splashed wated on my face, loaded the Yaqi Cashmere brush with Tabac and face lathered.

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

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

I am impressed with the RR GC .68.

9/10
 
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Was that your first time with this razor? Sounds like a great shave!

Wes.
Yes, I just got the .68 recently and this was my first shave with the .68.

I've previously shaved with the .84 SB, .84 OC and JAWS and think that they are all very good razors.

What I like about the .68 is that it is a nice, mellow razor. If you have mastered shaving with a Gillette Tech, using that same technique with the .68 will give you a very close, comfortable and smooth shave.

It does not mow down the stubble like the .84 OC and JAWS. The .68 is more of a finesse razor and I seem to be gravitating more toward finesse razors as I learn more about how I like to shave and what gives me the best and most comfortable results.

Just my opinion and YMMV.
 
10/10 Fantastic shave! Hope everyone has a great day!

Proraso Preshave Cream / Stirling Soap Co. "Barbershop" Soap / WCS Silvertip Brush / Merkur 39C / Personna Med Prep Blade / Alum / Stirling Soap Co. "Barbershop" Splash / Creed "Royal English Leather" EdP

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Hot shower, followed by....

M&M Trinity
Thater Funf 2 band fan
Karve SS C
7OC SharpEdge
Stirling Mountain Man AS
Creed Silver Mountain Water EDP

Rating: 9.5/10
 
Today’s shave:
Soap: Vito’s
Brush: Simpsons Chubby 1 best
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Personna lab (6)
AS: Floid vigoroso

Rating: 9/10
 
SOTD
Razor : Schick injector J1- MFG 1957-64
Blade : Schick platinum blade (1) old stock
Soap : Razorock XXX
Brush : Razorock Plissoft
Preshave: Brush wash face with CeraVe hand bar soap + dab of Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Post shave : Dickenson's witch hazel splash
Post shave: Nivea balm + Razorock XXX
Results: 10/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + aftershave indicated not much for irritation + no weepers = :a17:

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Have some great shaves!
 

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
  • Brush: Yaqi 28 mm Tuxedo syn
  • Razor: UK Aristocrat
  • Blade: Voskhod
  • Aftershave: Clubman
  • Rating: 10/10.
 
Rating: 10

Razor: Schick Injector Adjustable M3
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Ocean Tortoise Shell Pure Bristle
Pre-Shave: Cremo Brushless Shaving Cream
Lather: Noble Otter Two Kings
Aftershave: Pinaud Lilac Vegetal
Additional Care:
Omega Alum Stick
Pinaud Finest powder
 
Razor: merkur 34C
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Pre-shave: Prep
Brush: Omega S-Brush 10019
Soap: Wilkinson Sword (blue)
After-shave: Fine Snake Bite

Rating 6/10

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So this was my second shave with this Silver Blue and it was a little better than the first day. I tried two methods today to shave. The right side got my regular way of finding the angle where I start against the safety bar and tilt the razor out until it cuts. The left side got from the top cap and tilted down till it cut. Two observations for me were that the top cap starting method seemed to drag more, and made me go significantly slower (possibly more surface area in contact with my face), and the shave from both methods were a little better than the previous day, so the blade got a little better on second use. Still not a DFS though, but much closer, hence the upgrade from the other day from 5 to 6/10.
 
Today's shave:

GEM 1912
GEM PTFE (16)
Mike's Lime
Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

Rating: 9/10
 
Shave 20191017

Prep: Wash face with Neutrogena
Pre-shave: Cremo
Brush: Yaqi Cashmere Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Scuttle: Savannah Shaving
Razor: RazoRock GC .68, MR11 Handle
Blade: Personna Israeli Platinum Red (6)
Post-shave1: Crystal Thai Alum Stick
Post-shave2: Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel plus Organic Moroccan Rose Water (3:1 ratio)
Aftershave Balm: CeraVe
Aftershave: Tabac
Cologne: Tabac

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

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

9/10
 
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