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

SOTD Nov 5-2019

Razor : Gem Micromatic flying wing or MMBT or Micromatic guiding eye......- MFG 1947-51 great razor!
Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (1)
Soap: Proraso red Sandal Wood
Brush: Yaki Tuxedo knot 24mm+
Preshave: Brush wash the face with CeraVe hand bar soap + Dollop of Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Post shave: Dickinson's witch hazel
Post shave: Proraso red Sandal wood aftershave with witch hazel + Nivea balm
Results: 10/10 or CCS,DFS,BBs+ no irritation + no weepers= :thumbup1:

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Have some great shaves!


Today’s shave:
Soap: Haslinger’s aloe vera
Brush: Simpson’s Duke 2 best
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Nacet (4)
AS: Pitralon classic

Rating: 9.5/10


Razor: Gillette 1970 P3 Super Adjustable 109
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Brush: Rubberset 203 in Super Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Long Rifle Brown Bess
Aftershave: Pinaud Brandy Spice
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
Razor: Baili BT-131
Blade: Baili Platinum Super Stainless
Brush: Omega 10049 Boar
Pre: Proraso Green
Soap: William Mug Shaving Soap
After: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue

Rating: 9.5/10 - It was a strange shave. I don't like that Baili blade, it felt rough and not smooth, but it gave an almost BBS shave after three passes (WTG,XTG,ATG) and a clean up. Had a normal burn with the Aqua Velva, so it didn't rake the skin too bad. No irritation after the shave also. Overall a great results, but confusing shave for me.

Today's shave:

Ever Ready 1914
Stirling Arkadia
Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
Speick AS

Rating: 9/10

Hot shower
Crown Pre Shave
Nancy Boy Signature Cream
Timeless Ti .68 SB
Gillette Platinum (5)
Nancy Boy Signature Post Shave Balm
Polo Double Black Cologne

Shave - 10/10
Hot shower, followed by.....

GD Preshave
DG Sellout
SOC Taj Boar
Gillette NSC
Polsilver SI
Stirling Executive Man AS
Stirling Executive Man EDT

Rating: 9.5/10


Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Coldwater shave.
  • Soap: Cella
  • Brush: Rooney 1/3 Silvertip
  • Razor: Gillette Slim
  • Blade: Voskhod
  • Aftershave: Thayes Rose Petal WH + Proraso Green
  • Rating: 10/10
ATT M1 Kronos + US Personna Blue (3)
Proraso White Preshave
Face lather with Muhle XL Silvertip synthetic & CO Bigelow Eucalyptus Oil shaving cream.
3 passes + touch ups to DFS+.
One tiny leaker. Otherwise no issues or irritation.
Pleasant shave.
Rating: 9/10


Shave 20191105

Prep: Splashed water on my face
Pre-shave: None
Brush: AP Shave Co. 24MM SynBad Synthetic
Soap: Saponificio Varesino Dolomiti
Bowl: Timeless Blue
Razor: ATT SE1 (Aluminum), MR16 Handle
Blade: Feather AC (2)
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: Original Stetson

WTG, XTG, ATG, plus some touch--up.

DFS with one weeper, minor irritation.

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ATT M1 Kronos + US Personna Blue (4)
Proraso White Preshave
Face lather with Muhle XL Sivertip Synthetic + CO Bigelow Eucalyptus Oil shaving cream
3 passes + touch ups to DFS+.
No issues. Pleasant shave.
Rating: 9/10
Blade is binned.
Omega 10066 boar
Williams Mug Soap
Wilkinson Sword Classic TTO
Personna Lab Blue (4)
Thayer's original/Florida Water blend
Barbasol Brisk


41c with derby premium(3)
proraso red
proraso as

tobs sandalwood cologne.

2 pass and cleanup.

I'm really digging the 41c it may be the only thing I shave with. not a speck of stubble left.

SOTWeek, Thought this morning to get out my Razorock mission razor and might as well make it a Razorock shave & gear while I'm at it.

Razor : Razorock Mission double edge- MFG 2017
Blade : Gillette Nacet (2)
Soap: Razorock Lavender :001_wub:
Brush: Razorock Plissoft
Preshave: Brush was the face with CeraVe hand bar soap
Post shave: Alum + cold water rinse
Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender AS with witch hazel + Nivea balm
Results : 10/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + minor irritation + no weepers = :biggrin1:

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Have some great shaves!


Today’s shave:
Soap: Cella (brick)
Brush: Simpson’s Chubby 1 best
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Nacet (5)
AS: Floid vigoroso

Rating: 9/10
Razor: Baili BT-131
Blade: MenSmell Stainless Steel (4)
Brush: Omega 10049 Boar
Pre: Proraso Green
Soap: Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Post: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue

Rating: 9/10 - DFS, two nicks, no irritation.



Razor: Schick M3 Adjustable
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Neutrogena Shave Cream
Lather: Razorock XXX
Aftershave: Pinaud Lilac Vegetal
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
Rating 10
Dentist appointment this morning so I went with light scents.. 10/10 Great shave! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Proraso Preshave Cream / RazorRock "What The Puck?!" Blue Label soap / WCS Silvertip Brush / Merkur 39C / Personna Med Prep Blade / Alum / Proraso Liquid Cream A/S

  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Zenith Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Extro Cosmesi Bergamotto di Calabria
  • Razor - Homelike Start 0.69 and 0.90 SB
  • Blade - Gillette Platinum
  • Post Shave - Thayers Aloe Vera
  • Post Shave - Bergamotto di Calabria Balm
  • Aftershave - Bergamotto di Calabria
  • 9+/10
Well it arrived - the much anticipated Homelike Start razor kit ....

Loaded with a new Gillette Platinum and thought I'd best start with the 0.69 .... mild is an understatement and TBH I knew straight away it wasn't going to perform as well as the Karve "B" so I swopped for two passes to the 0.90.

Despite my fears that the 0.90 was going to be too much I found that it was very very smooth and the resulting shave was easily as close as the Karve but - dare I say it - slightly smoother. No irritation or nicks even using aftershave which I don't normally do.

I love the weight of the razor and the enclosed ends ... it did seem bigger to move around the face but suspect this will just be me being new to it.

I'll reserve judgement and see what tomorrow brings using the 0.90 for the whole shave