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

Partly Sunny and Warming Thursday Shave:
Gillette Tech pre-war model + Super Knurl handle
Feather (2)
Semogue 610 boar brush
365 glycerin soap wash
Klar Seifen sandalwood shaving soap
Dickinson's witch hazel
Speick aftershave splash

Clean, close shave; DFS+

Pre: Warm water splashes
Brush: Duke 2 best
Blade: GSB (4)
Soap: B&M Diamond
Razor: Gillette SS K-1
Post: B&M Diamond a/s

Rating: 9.8/10

Mostly a great shave! No nicks or cuts, but a bit of rawness on my upper lip area as I was in a hurry and not applying extra lather. More feedback than normal from the a/s.
Razor: RazoRock Mamba 70
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (3)
Brush: RazoRock Plissoft Monster Synthetic Shaving Brush - 26mm
Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
Lather: Cella Extra Extra Bio + Neutrogena Sensitive Shave Skin Cream for men
Aftershave: Cold water rinses

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

Overall rank: 10/10

Very good shave. Very close and pleasant shave. Not as close as the 3ONE6 + Wilkinson Sword Classic.

14 January 2021

Hot shower and then Pear Soap applied with my old Omega 11126 brush
Proraso Green shave cream (using rain water)
Gray Dog
Shark Blade#5 shave #2
WTG then ATG
Rinsed and dried face, Witch Hazel, and then an Alum rub down.
Pinaud Clubman
9.8 DFS+ Very slight stubble, no nicks, but one very tiny weeper. My wooden lather bowl was proving to small to lather with—I was slopping suds all over the mat and counter. The bowl now stores my alum bloc. I now lather using the red soup mug.


Rating: 10/10
Pre-Shave: Cold water splash - OPR Bay Rum shave soap
Soap: Chiseled Face Bay Rum
Brush: WCS Honeycomb Tuxedo synthetic
Razor: Karve Brass OC (Plate B)
Blade: Wilkinson Sword (German) - (2)
Post-Shave: Cold water splash - Stirling Bay Rum scented Witch Hazel - Lucky Tiger Face Tonic
AS: Stirling Bay Rum

Great shave this morning. Shave two for the Wilkinson Sword felt a bit more smooth than the first shave which is not surprising. After I was done, I felt a little stubble on my jaw line, so I grabbed the razor and went over it while my face was still slick and wet...took it right off. I like Chiseled Face soaps, Bay Rum is my favorite, Ghost Town Barber a close second. Easy to produce quality lather, provide good protection and my face feels good afterwards. Decided to pair CF Bay Rum with Stirling Bay Rum.

Happy Shaves, Everyone.

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24-hour beard

Gillette Red Tip from '56 Personna Platinum blade (2)

Proraso Green cream w/ a little Arko as a pre-shave

AP Shave Co. synthetic brush

Clubman SR aftershave, Assured lotion, Clubman powder

Hot shower, a little Arko (hey, the stick is open and it's right there) as a pre-shave, then applied and face-lathered the Proraso. Just two passes, one WTG everywhere, then a second ATG on the throat, and done. Not BBS by any means, but a good close shave.

Verdict: 9.4.
Razor: Gem MMOC
Blade: Gem PTFE (2)
Brush: Yaqi synthetic 28mm
Soap: Officina Artigiana Milano
Post: Officina Artigiana Milano splash
Rating: 9.75

I used the same setup as yesterday and took the MMOC for another run, had another excellent BBS shave. No weepers this time but still a small patch of irritation although not as noticeable as previously. A definite improvement but I know there's more to come from this razor.
Pre Shave: Warm shower, Glycerin Soap Face Wash, Proraso White Pre/Post Shave
Razor: OneBlade Genesis
Blade: Feather FHS-10 (2)
Brush: Stirling High Mountain White Badger
Soap: Stirling Barbershop
Post Shave: Cold water rinse, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, TOBS Sandalwood AS
Rating: 10/10 Excellent three pass BBS shave. One weeper (my fault again) on chin cured with one dab of Alum Stick, no irritation and no cuts. Excellent Shave! My second shave with the Genesis and still impressed as it just works.
SOTD, Thur, Jan 14th 2021

Razor: Kai style AC shavette- MFG 2018? well made zamic razor IMO, easy to manipulate all over the face and no issues yet.
Blade: Kai Protouch guarded, Sharp & smooth and easier on my face than bare blade. Very impressed with reasonable results.
Soap: Colonel Conk Bayrum, great soap with nice bayrum scent & good lather qualities. I like the stuff also for good protection.
Brush: Yaqi Timberwolf whiskers 24 mm knot- excellent lather creator with cloud like soft tips. Nice scrubber & lather painter.
Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave: Witch hazel + Ogallala bayrum & sandal wood + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results : 9/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + 2 weepers that closed with cold water rinse = :a17: Excellent shave with my KAI style AC folding razor and the KAI Protouch guarded blades.

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Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
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