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

8.5/10. MWF and my brush performed great. No irritation, or weepers. Face feels great.
Razor: Karve brass OC C
Blade: Gillette Nacet (0)
Brush: 24mm DS cosmetic Galaxy 2 band silvertip
Pre-Shave: Shower and face wash
Lather: Mitchells wool fat shaving soap
Aftershave: Floid Vigoroso AS / Nivea cooling balm
Additional Care: Thayer’s WH

Warm shower
Crown Pre Shave
Stirling Executive Man shave cream
WCS Lantern synthetic brush
Timeless Ti .68 SB
Gillette Platinum blade (5)
Cold water rinse of face after shave
Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Proraso Red Aftershave

10 out of 10
* Start:- Leave Simpson’s PJ2 best badger brush in warm to hot water in the scuttle bowl
* Prep:- Hot shower with Anthony face scrub
* Cream:- (Face lather) - Daimon Barber Honeybee Complex & Propolis Shave Cream - (which is amazing)
* Blade:- Gillette Fusion
* Post:- Rinse with cold water
* Finish:- Geo F Truper Coral Skin Food
* Score:- 8.5

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Razor: Schick D Injector Razor
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: L'Occitane Cade
Aftershave: L'Occitane Cedrat balm
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
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Sunday shave:

Soap: D.R. Harris Marlborough
Brush: Simpson 56 Best Badger
Razor: Pre-war (1938-45) Gillette Fat Handle Tech w/ triangular lather slots -- my DESTINATION Razor!
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2nd use)
Aftershave: Reuzel
Hair: Reuzel Blue - Strong Hold / High Shine Pomade

That's right,... it's not over 'til the HAIR is dialed in!

Rating: 9.86
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10/10 Good as it gets.

Shake Sharp mk1.0
Suneco , twin blades (second on same single edges)
1912 Magnum

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Sunday shave Nov 17-2019, It is going to be with a fairly new acquired J1 Schick injector with NOS platinum blades, the razor is a nice milder razor that will give a DFS.

Razor : Schick injector J1 type- MFG 1957-64
Blade : Schick platinum injector NOS (2)
Soap : Tabac
Brush : Yaqi tuxedo knot 24mm+
Preshave:Brush wash the face with CeraVe hand bar soap+ a dollop of Aloe Vera gel
Post shave : Dickinson's witch hazel
Post shave: Razorock XXX with witch hazel + Nivea balm
Results :8.5/10 or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= :biggrin1:

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Have some great shaves!
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Zenith synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Martin de Candre Agrumes
  • Razor - Karve SB "C"
  • Blade - Gillette Platinum (2)
  • Post Shave - Thayers Aloe Vera
  • Post Shave - Martin De Candre Camomile
  • Aftershave - None
  • 10/10
Third straight day with the Agrumes shave soap and it just seems to get better!

I even risked moving up to the Karve "C" plate for the last two days to see if my face could cope :) Last time I ventured to the "C" the shave was super close but my face knew about it and I couldn't have used the combo as a daily.

No problems at all for the two days consecutive use and both days resulted in soft smooth skin - no doubt helped by this fantastic MDC balm



Today's Shave:
  • Prep. Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap. Wet face. Apply Grooming Dept. Pre Shave.
  • Soap: Cella
  • Brush: B&B LE 2012 with Shavemac D01 two band knot.
  • Razor: Rockwell S with 4 plate
  • Blade: Shark SS
  • Aftershave: Thayers WH + DR Harris Arlington Aftershave Milk.
  • Rating: 10/10
Incredibly close and smooth shave.
Razor: Gillette Fat Boy
Blade: Gillette Platinum (7)
Brush: Omega 10049 Pro Boar
Bowl: Daiso Bowl
Pre: Proraso Green Cream
Shave: Palmolive Cream
Post: Proraso Green
Beard: Proraso Cypress and Vetyver Beard Balm

Rating: 9/10- DFS. It was a nice shave and I am trying to hypermile my Platinum. So focus is really on the technique of good prep, good lathering, good shaving, and good after shave. Overall, I had a great shave today on a blade I was expecting to be giving up soon, but it feels good and there was no tugging or irritation after 4 passes.

Hot shower, followed by...

GD Preshave
Lisa’s NHC Green Irish Tweed
APShave 24mm Cashmere
Wolfman WR2 1.15 SB
Stirling Baker Street AS

Rating: 9/10


Shave 20191117

Prep: Washed face with Neutrogena Liquid Soap
Pre-shave: Cremo and Glycerin
Cream: Cyril R. Salter Wild Rose
Brush: RudyVey Shavemac Two Band Silvertip, Marbled Butterscotch handle
Bowl: Timeless Blue
Razor: Gillette 1947 Tech/NEW Hybrid (England), Timeless TRH6 Ti handle
Blade: Rapira Swedish Supersteel (4)
Post-shave1: Crystal Thai Alum Stick
Post-shave2: Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel plus Organic Moroccan Rose Water (3:1 ratio)
Aftershave Balm: Stetson w/Aloe
Cologne: Original Stetson

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

DFS++/BBS- with no nicks, cuts, weepers or irritation.

Great combination of razor, blade, handle and all of the other associated hardware and software.



Today’s shave:
Soap: La Toja stick
Brush: Simpsons Wee Scot
Razor: Lord L6
Blade: Personna red (4)
AS: Proraso green

Rating: 8.5/10

Razor: Mulhe R41
Blade: Gillette Nacet (1)
Brush: 22mm RR Plissoft Disruptor
Pre-Shave: Shower and face wash
Lather: Wholly Kaw Man from Mayfair
Aftershave: Crown Shaving AS lotion
Additional Care: Thayer’s WH
  • Cold Water Shave
  • Pre Shave - Grooming Dept
  • Brush - Zenith synthetic
  • Shave Soap - Martin De Candre Nature
  • Razor - Gillette Fatboy
  • Blade - Gillette Platinum (1)
  • Post Shave - Thayers Aloe Vera
  • Post Shave - Martin De Candre Camomile
  • Aftershave - None
  • 9/10
MDC again - this time Nature that is now in a proper size container !! Again stellar performance and the Fatboy with a new Gillette Platinum set to #6 gave a very close shave ... not as smooth as the Karve but nearly.

No irritation etc and finished off with my now go to blam - MDC

RazoRock GC68-P
Rapira Platinum LUX (4)
Proraso Green Preshave Eucalyptus Oil & Menthol
Muhle 35K252 XL Silvertip Synthetic
Proraso Green Eucalyptus Oil & Menthol Shaving Cream
3 passes + touch ups to DFS+
No issues. No irritation. Blade is dulling out.
Finished with Proraso Blue Protective after shave
Pleasant shave
Rating: 9/10
Fourth straight day shaving with the new WR2 and I am happy to say that I think I chose the perfect blade gap to use as a daily driver. Some really great shaves so far, and no irritation or issues. This morning....

GD Preshave Mojito
GD Ingress
Simpson Commodore X3 Best
Wolfman WR2 1.15 SB
Clubman Classic Vanilla AS
Creed Millesime Imperial EDP

Rating: 9.5/10
MMMonday Nov-18-2019, Good morning all.

Razor : Micromatic Flying wing or MMBT or Guiding eye......-MFG model#2 1947-50
Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE (2)
Soap: Razorock "The Dead Sea"
Brush: Yaqi tuxedo knot 24mm+
Preshave: Brush wash the face with CeraVe hand bar soap+ a dollop of Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Post shave: Razorock "The dead sea"aftershave with witch hazel.
Results: 9.5/10 or CCS+DFS+BbS + no irritation + no weepers= :biggrin1: Great shave
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Have some great shaves!


Razor: Rex Supply Ambassador
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Simpson's Commodore X2 Best Badger
Pre-Shave: L'Occitane Cade Shave Oil
Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
Aftershave: Pinaud Lilac Vegetal
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
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