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ackvil

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Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave. Coldwater shave.
  • Soap: Uberlather of Cella + Proraso Sandalwood Cream + Glycerin
  • Brush: Paladin PK 47
  • Razor: ATT S-1
  • Blade: Personna Lab
  • Aftershave: Clubman
  • Rating: 10/10
 
Today's shave:

Ever Ready 1914
GEM PTFE (12)
Stirling Arkadia
Vie-Long BGS2012 Butterscotch Beehive Natural Horse
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

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

Proraso Green Preshave
M&M Nantahala
Shavemac 26mm 2 Band Silvertip
Gillette NSC
Polsilver SI
Thayers Cucumber WH
Pitralon Classic AS
Creed Bois Du Portugal EDP

Rating: 10/10
 
Shave 20191106

Prep: Splashed water on my face
Pre-shave: Proraso Red
Soap: Stirling Electric Sheep
Brush: Mr. Fine Stout, 26mm 'Angel Hair' Synthetic
Bowl: Timeless Blue
Razor: Global Shave Club 'Replitech'
Blade: Voskhod (1)
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: Clubman Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

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

DFS with no nicks, cuts or weepers. Minor irritation.

8.75/10
 
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Muhle R89 + US Personna Blue (1)
Used CO Bigelow shaving cream as a preshave.
Face lather with Muhle XL Silvertip Synthetic.
3 passes + touch ups to DFS+.
No issues.
Pleasant shave.
Rating: 9/10
 
SOTD
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Zenith Synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Martin De Candre Nature
  • Razor - Homelike Start 0.90 SB
  • Blade - Gillette Platinum (2)
  • Post Shave - Thayers Aloe Vera
  • Post Shave - Martin De Candre Camomille
  • Aftershave - None
  • 9+/10
First try using the Martin De Candre Nature - decided to scrape some out of the VERY small jar to the shaving bowl. The lather was fantastic and the sheen the best I've seen .... great glide and cushion with a superb post shave feel.

The Martin De Candre Camomille post shave is a solid block so took some working to get soft on to my fingers then face ... the result though is skin that is so soft and smooth it may have taken top spot !! I've since read it can be warmed without ill effects to the composition so may try that for ease next time.

Homestart razor with the 0.90 SB and a second use of the Gillette platinum produced a very smooth close shave.



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ATT R1 Atlas + Gillette 7O’Clock Super Stainless (2)
Preshave: Proraso White
Lather: face lather with Muhle XL + CO Bigelow Eucalyptus Oil shaving cream.
3 passes + touch ups to DFS+.
No Witch Hazel report.
No issues or irritation.
Finished with Nivea ASB.
Pleasant shave.
Rating: 9/10
 
A definite theme to today’s software.....

GD Preshave
M&M Claddagh
Thater Funf 26mm 2 Band Fan
Gillette Super 84
Polsilver SI
Stirling Mountain Man AS
Creed SMW EDP

Rating: 10/10
 
Omega 10066 boar
Fine Santal Absolut
Wilkinson Sword Classic TTO
Personna Lab Blue (5)
Thayer's original WH
Avon Tribute

Missed some stubble under the jaw-line. My bad. :nono:
8.0/10
 
This morning's shave (4 day's growth - Sunday shaves are the BEST):

Soap: D.R. Harris Marlborough (Hard soap puck in wooden bowl.)
Brush: Simpson’s 56 Best Badger
Razor: Gillette Pre-War Fat Handle Tech (This is now my go-to razor, even over the 1960 N.O.S. Ball-End Tech!)
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (4th, and final use)
AS: Reuzel Aftershave

Rating: 9.86/10
 
First shave with Stirling's new "High Mountain White" shave brush. 24mm x 57mm.. Very soft and holds massive amounts of water. Great shave! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Proraso Preshave Cream / Stirling Soap Co. "Stirling Spice" soap / Stirling Soap Co. High Mountain White Badger Brush / Merkur 39C / Personna Med Prep Blade / Alum / Gentlemen's O' Spice splash / Divine "L'homme Sage" EdP

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Today’s shave:
Soap: Haslinger’s schafmilch
Brush: Simpson’s 57
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Nacet (6)
AS: La Toja

Rating: 9.5/10
 
SOTD Nov 7th, I'm still having a little fun with my Stick Schick with a twin blade II in it and it keeps on going and going..... with reasonable care free shaves.

Razor: Stick Schick injector -MFG 1973
Blade : Schick twin II (25)
Soap : Razorock Lavender
Brush: Yaki Tuxedo knot 24 mm+
Preshave: Brush wash the face with CeraVe hand bar soap + Dollop of Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Post shave: Dickinson's 100% witch Hazel
Post shave: Razorock King Louis with witch hazel + Nivea balm
Results: 9.5/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = :biggrin1:


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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. Coldwater shave.
  • Soap: Uberlather of Cella + Proraso Sandalwood Cream + Glycerin
  • Brush: Simpson Duke 3
  • Razor: ATT S-1
  • Blade: Personna Lab
  • Aftershave: Thayers WH + Clubman
  • Rating: 10/10
 
Nov 7, 2019 - My 50th wedding anniversary shave

Prep: 2 G&T's and a face wash with Packers Pine Tar soap
Soap: Margaritas in the Arctic
Brush: Thaters 4125/1 (two band)
Razor: GameChanger .68
Blade: IP Red
Aftershave: Dickinson's WH & MITA
Rating: 10

Nov 7, 1969 - my wedding day shave would have been a Schick Injector and can of Barbasol. I wasn't about to revisit that for my 50th.
 
Nov 7, 2019 - My 50th wedding anniversary shave

Prep: 2 G&T's and a face wash with Packers Pine Tar soap
Soap: Margaritas in the Arctic
Brush: Thaters 4125/1 (two band)
Razor: GameChanger .68
Blade: IP Red
Aftershave: Dickinson's WH & MITA
Rating: 10

Nov 7, 1969 - my wedding day shave would have been a Schick Injector and can of Barbasol. I wasn't about to revisit that for my 50th.
Happy 50th Anniversary!!! Congratulations to you and your wife!
 
Soap: MWF
Razor: Feather AS-D2
Blade: Feather Hi Stainless (2)
Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
AS: Myrsol Emulsion
Rating: 9/10 - had some minor irritation on my upper neck - probably technique, not equipment related.
 
Razor: Schick M3 Adjustable
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Ever-Ready 250 Pure Badger Cased
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Noble Otter Two Kings
Aftershave: Gillette Series Cool Wave
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder

Rating 10.

BBS!
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Razor: Ben Sherman and Fat Handle Tech
Blade: Ben Sherman Stainless
Brush: Omega 10049 boar
Pre: Proraso Green
Soap: Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Post: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue

Rating: 1 and 9/10 - I started with the Ben Sherman Razor (a four slot tech copy) and it was crap, one sided didn't seem to cut on the entire length of the blade edge, the other side tugged really bad. I did a WTG pass with it, but I had to switch to my Fat Handle to finish off the shave. Still used the same blade the Ben Sherman Stainless and got a good DFS that was nice to use, so good blades came with the razor.

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This morning:
Proraso green pre-shave
Proraso shaving cream
RS-10 Razor
SV shave brush
Vifrex aftershave gel

Shave was great! 8/10
 
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