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Razor: Merkur 34C
Blade: Gillette 7'oclock super stainless steel (green/russia)(1)
Brush: Omega S-Brush 10019
Bowl: $3.50 bowl from Daiso
Pre-shave: Proraso Red
Cream: Proraso Wood and Spice
After-shave: Fine Santal Absolut

Rating: 9/10 - It was a DFS and there was only just the slightest hint of some irritation that might be held over from the previous weeks worth of shaves. Hence I couldn't give it the 10/10. Loved the blade in that razor though.

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OCtober 21 on a MMMonday and today out of the Gem rack came the legendary Micromatic open comb(MMOC) razor and it gave me a decent shave. Some blade feel for me and for myself that is a instant understanding of its ability to perform in a more aggressive way if I want it at my disposal. I find the MMOC not overly aggressive if used properly for my shave outcomes.

Razor : Micromatic open comb with bumps on base plate variant-MFG 1932-41-Bumpless base plate 1930-32
Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (4)
Soap : Tabac
Brush : Razorock Noir 400
Preshave: Brush wash face with CeraVe hand bar soap + Dab of clear Aloe Vera gel on beard area
Post shave: Dickinson's witch hazel
Post shave: Proraso green lotion AS + Nivea balm
Results: 8.5/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + aftershave indicated minor irritation +1 weeper= :biggrin1:

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Have some great shaves!
 
Rating: 10

Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
Aftershave: Mennen Skin Bracer
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder
 
Today's shave:

GEM 1912
GEM PTFE (20)
Mike's Lime
Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

Rating: 9/10
 
'34 Aristocrat
Red Personna
MdC Agrumes
Muhle 31mm STF
Thayers Witch Hazel
TSD Bourbon & Vanilla

Great start to the week - 10/10
 
Prep: Wash face with PdP no. 63 soap; apply Floid preshave
Soap: Captain’s Choice Sandalwood
Brush: Chubby 2 Super
Razor: Muhle R41
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum (1)
Aftershave: Proraso red

9.5/10
 
Shave 20191021

Prep: Wash face with Neutrogena
Pre-shave: Cremo
Brush: OMEGA 011842 Premium Pure Bristle
Soap: Tabac
Lather Bowl: Timeless BLUE
Razor: Timeless Aluminum
Blade: Kai (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: Vetyver Malizia Uomo EdT

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

CCS/DFS. One weeper. Minor/moderate irritation.

8.25/10
 
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22 Oct 19 OCtober
Razor:
Karve brass OC C plate - just got the OC plate yesterday - excellent shave - 9/10!
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (2)
Brush: 24mm Yaqi Two band badger brush
Pre-Shave: Shower and Clearasil face wash
Lather: Stirling Spice soap
Aftershave: Thayers AS / eShave white tea AS cream
Additional Care: Thayers WH
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SOTD
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - BAUME.BE gel
  • Brush - Zenith Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - BAUME.BE cream
  • Razor - Karve Brass "B" Plate
  • Blade - Personna Med (3)
  • Post Shave - Thayers Aloe Vera
  • Post Shave - BAUME.BE balm
  • Aftershave - none
  • 10/10
Great shave again - this combination really does give fantastic results no irritaion with a cool fresh smooth post shave feel - really underrated IMO
I'm about set on the Personna Med in the Karve as being my preferred blade

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Today’s shave:
Soap: Haslinger’s schafmilch
Brush: Graydog 2-band
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Chinese Wilki (4)
AS: Fine l’orange noir

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

GD Preshave
DG Bandwagon LE
Simpson Duke 3 Best
Gillette Slim
Personna Med Prep
RR Blue Barbershop AS
Creed Aventus EDP

Rating: 10/10
 
Prep - hot shower
Soap - The Club 'Signature'
Brush - Mühle Synthetic 21mm
Razor - RazoRock Game Changer 0.84-P
Blade - Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus (1)
Post - Thayer's Unscented WH, Floïd Amber

Rating - 9.5/10
 
Prep: Wash face with PdP no. 63 soap; apply Floid preshave
Soap: Saponificio Varesino Opuntia Beta 4.3
Brush: Omega 10049
Razor: RazoRock Game Changer 84-P
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (1)
Aftershave: Floid Mentolado Suave

9/10
 
SOTD, I like my Stick Schick L with a Twin II blade and still testing the longevity of the blade. The twin works well for daily shaving but anything past 2 days you are going to feel tugging & plugage IMO but it is a remarkable blade.

Razor:Stick Schick injector L theme series type- MFG 1973
Blade: Schick Twin II (24 uses) Japan made
Brush: Yaki tuxedo knot 24 mm +
Soap: Razorock Lavender
Preshave: Brush wash face with CeraVe hand bar soap + dab of Aloe Vera gel on beard area
Post shave: Alum block + cold water rinse
Post shave: Razorock XXX aftershave with witch hazel + Nivea balm.
Results: 8/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + Alum indicated some irritation + 1 previous chin weeper re-appeared again= :wink2:

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Have some great shaves!
 
Razor: Merkur 34C
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Super Stainless Steel (2)
Brush: Omega S-Brush 10019
Bowl/Dish: Bodum Stacking Spice Dish
Pre-shave: Prep
Soap: Willams mug soap
After-shave: Fine American Blend

Rating: 8/10 - I had tried Williams a few times before as my second soap ever after starting with AOS sandalwood cream, and Edwin Jagger Sandalwood Soap. I had such a bad experience with the Williams the first time I used the first puck up as a face soap in the shower after a few days of trying it. Now a little over a year later I have had a good shave with the Williams! The reason I still wouldn't mark this a 9 or 10 shave is because it took a long time to load a ton of the Williams onto the brush, and in the end I only got a DFS, so not and 10 because it wasn't BBS and not a 9 because it was a DFS, but it took a lot of effort to build a nice lather. However on the plus side, I am now going to use Williams for a little bit to see if it gets better. I heard it takes a few shaves to get the best out of it once you start using it.

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Rating: 10

Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum Plus
Brush: Ever-Ready 250 Pure Badger Cased
Pre-Shave: Cremo Brushless Shaving Cream
Lather: Long Rifle Brown Bess
Aftershave: Pinaud Virgin Islands Bay Rum
Additional Care:
Pinaud Finest powder
 
Razor: Merkur 34C
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Super Stainless Steel (2)
Brush: Omega S-Brush 10019
Bowl/Dish: Bodum Stacking Spice Dish
Pre-shave: Prep
Soap: Willams mug soap
After-shave: Fine American Blend

Rating: 8/10 - I had tried Williams a few times before as my second soap ever after starting with AOS sandalwood cream, and Edwin Jagger Sandalwood Soap. I had such a bad experience with the Williams the first time I used the first puck up as a face soap in the shower after a few days of trying it. Now a little over a year later I have had a good shave with the Williams! The reason I still wouldn't mark this a 9 or 10 shave is because it took a long time to load a ton of the Williams onto the brush, and in the end I only got a DFS, so not and 10 because it wasn't BBS and not a 9 because it was a DFS, but it took a lot of effort to build a nice lather. However on the plus side, I am now going to use Williams for a little bit to see if it gets better. I heard it takes a few shaves to get the best out of it once you start using it.

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The secret to Williams soap is to load the brush well and then apply to face and lather a thicker creamer lather than normal and just tip the brush and add very little water and leave it thicker than other soaps.
 

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
  • Razor: Red Tip
  • Blade: Lord SC
  • Aftershave: Proraso Green
  • Rating: 10/10
 
SOTD
10/22/2019
Preshave: Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap
Soap: Stirling Hot Apple Cider
Brush: Stirling Boar
Razor: Gem 1912 Damaskeene
Blade: Gem PTFE (5)
Post: Thayer's Witch Hazel
After shave: Aqua Velva Musk

Surprisingly 10/10

Surprising because I rarely get a 10/10 shave the day immediately following a 10/10. I generally get excellent BBS shaves on a three pass WTG/XTG/ATG shave, but the next day I normally need a break and just do a light touch up shave. Today however I decided to to another three pass WTG/XTG/ATG shave and got a fantastic BBS two days in a row...We'll see what tomorrow brings.


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Today's shave:
GEM 1912
GEM PTFE (21)
Mike's Lime
Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
Skin Bracer

Rating: 8/10
 
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