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

Periods of Rain Saturday Shave:
Fatip Piccolo Mk1
Perma-Sharp Super (4)
Semogue 610 boar brush
Pre de Provence #63 shaving soap
Dickinson's witch hazel mixed with Pereja Limon Kolonya

Clean, very close shave; DFS+

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27 February 2021
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Prep:
Pear Soap facewash using Omega 11126 brush
Razor:
WCS 84S
Soap:
Proraso Green shave cream (using distilled water)
Brush:
Gray Dog
Blade:
Lord Platinum Shave #4
Passes:
WTG then ATG
Cleanup:
Rinsed and dried face, Witch Hazel, and then an Alum rub down.
Aftershave:
Pinaud Clubman Bay Rum
Rating:
9.8 DFS+ A good shave with minimal remaining stubble, 1 nick—clumsiness, but no weepers. A busy day ahead helping older son and fiancée move furniture between apartments. When you have a pickup truck, you are in constant demand.
 
Early Saturday shave on a 48-hour beard:

Hoffritz vintage slant/Rapira Super Stainless blade (3)

Tabac in stick form

AP Shave Co. synthetic tuxedo brush

Clubman SR aftershave, Assured lotion, Clubman powder

No workout or shower this morning. A thorough face and throat wash with Irish Spring soap and Assured skin lotion to soften the beard; then I applied the Tabac (as with Arko, it seems when you first use the stick that you're not putting enough soap on), face-lathered, gave it 3 minutes, and went to work. Three passes, WTG, ATG, and XTG plus cleanup, super close and yet comfortable, without nicks or irritation.

Verdict, as often with my slant razors: 9.6.
 

ackvil

Moderator
Rating: 10/10
Pre-Shave: Cold water splash - Pinaud Clubman Classic Barber Shave Cream (brushless - applied by hand)
Soap: PAA Space Nog (CK-6 formula)
Brush: Fendrihan Tuxedo synthetic
Razor: Karve Brass OC (Plate B)
Blade: Derby Premium (2)
Post-Shave: Cold water splash - Thayers lemon scented Witch Hazel - Lucky Tiger aftershave tonic
AS: PAA Space Nog Star Jelly

No shave yesterday...had to rise very early and take my bride for a procedure at the hospital. All came out good, thanks be to God. This morning's shave was stellar. Karve OC mowed down the two days of growth like a John Deere through a field of wheat...or something like that. DFS/BBS bloodless and injury free result. Pinaud Clubman Classic Barber Shave Cream is the new pre-shave product. Works a bit better than the OPR actually although I miss that convenient pump. Hmmm...there's a decision waiting to happen. Something smells good in here...it's two kid astronauts paddling through a lake of Eggnog infused Bay Rum! How does PAA come up with these things?

Happy Shaves, Everyone!

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Glad things went well.
 

ackvil

Moderator
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Pre
Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap
Soap
GD Amare
Brush
SOC Boar
Razor
Gillette Red tip
Blade
Kai
Aftershave
Thayers Rose Petal WH & L’Occitane ASB
Fragrance
TOBS Sandalwood
Rating
10/10. Second shave with this razor and blade combo and it was excellent. Efficient and so smooth.
 
Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Israeli Personna (3)
Brush: Vulfix VS/2 Boar, 22mm
Bowl: Potter's House (local)

Soap: SAPONE Di PAOLO, TERROSO

Post: Cold water rinse
Equate Witch Hazel
MAGGARD, London Barbershop aftershave
splash

Three passes to a BBS finish this morning.
10/10

Have a great day everyone



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DE SOTD, Sat, Feb 27th 2021

Razor: Gillette New long comb Canadian variant-Mfg-1930's, Montreal plant Canada,Great mid range, always enjoy using this razor.
Blade: Gillette Nacet (5) excellent blade, sharp & smooth with good longevity.
Soap: Razorock Irish Countryside- mild scent with excellent lather qualities, good post shave feel.
Brush: Yaqi rainbow 26 mm brown whiskers- excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great scrub + great 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: Razorock blue barber with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = :a17:Excellent shave with my Gillette New long comb + a Nacet blade.

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Have some great shaves! Stay and think safe in these times!
 
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Soap: TFS Mattino
Brush: Omega 10066
Razor: Gillette slim
Blade: Gillette Rubie (1)
AS: Ghost Town Barber

Wonderful Saturday morning shave. Two new items, Mattino soap and Rubie blade, and I really liked both. The TFS soap made a great lather, and I really liked the scent. It’s not strong at all, salt water and something sweet. It reminded me of freshly sliced watermelon. I’d certainly get it again, but it was not easy to find in stock in North America. The Rubie blade seemed really similar to a Nacet. The blade feel was slightly different, maybe a hair less smooth, but similarly sharp. Two passes, unintentional BBS. No feedback from the aftershave. Everything just fell into place today.

10/10
 

SharpieB

Contributor
DE SOTD, Sat, Feb 27th 2021

Razor: Gillette New long comb Canadian variant-Mfg-1930's, Montreal plant Canada,Great mid range, always enjoy using this razor.
Blade: Gillette Nacet (5) excellent blade, sharp & smooth with good longevity.
Soap: Razorock Irish Countryside- mild scent with excellent lather qualities, good post shave feel.
Brush: Yaqi rainbow 26 mm brown whiskers- excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great scrub + great 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: Razorock blue barber with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = :a17:Excellent shave with my Gillette New long comb + a Nacet blade.

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Have some great shaves! Stay and think safe in these times!
I think I have the same razor. I need to dig it out!
 
Head shaving Saturday

Shower:
St Ives Apricot scrub head and face (polishes a shaved head, don't ya know...)
Mach3 razor
Barbasol Pacific Rush canned cream

Sink:
Edwin Jagger De89L razor
Astra SP blade (1)
Proraso Green cream (tube)
Shea Moisture black badger brusn
Skin Bracer AS splash
Nivea Sensitive cooling balm

Very frosty and menthol-intense today. 10/10. Great shave. I forgot how good a new ASTRA SP blade can be.
 
Pre Shave: Warm Shower, PAA Unscented Cube
Razor: OneBlade Genesis
Blade: Feather FHS-10 (2)
Soap: Arianna & Evans Kaitzen Base Asian Plum
Bowl: Georgetown Pottery G-20 Scuttle
Brush: Simpson's Commodore X3 Badger
Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse, Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, Proraso Red AS
Rating: 10/10 Excellent 2 1/2 pass BBS shave. No weepers, cuts or irritation. Nice mindless shave.
 

Whiterook

Contributor
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Razor: Gillette 1940s Gold Fat Tech
Blade: Feather Hi Stainless
Brush: Simpson's Butterscotch Chubby 2 Synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Noble Otter Monarch
Aftershave: Gillette Series Cool Wave
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
A great shave with a classic razor!
 
Razor: STAR - Gold Tone DE
Blade: Super-Max Super Stainless (green) (3)
Brush: Dscosmetic - Carrot Handle Synthetic(26mm)
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Henri et Victoria - Absinthe
Aftershave: Stirling Glacial Obsidian (Splash)
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Shave Rating: 10/10
White Dwarfs? Red Dwarfs? Red Giants? My STAR is a Gold Giant!!!

Another Stellar shave with my STAR DE. I am absolutely loving this razor and the shaves it is providing.
Oh yeah ouchy! Put your money where your mouth is!
Okay then! I ordered another one. That’s how much I love this razor. It’s been giving me perfect two pass BBS with a zero pressure technique. Speaking of technique, my Techs may be collecting a little dust since I’ve discovered this mostly overlooked gem...It’s a STAR...not a GEM.

Ive been meaning to try this Absinthe sample for some time. The soap performs the way you expect any H et V soap to act. But the scent...extremely soft anise. What could be nicer. I must order the splash!

A shave to brag about!

“salutant te qui ad radi”
 
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Pre Shave: Warm Shower with cold water rinse
Razor: Rockwell 6S plate 3
Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux
Soap: Arko
Brush: Parker Premium Black Badger
Post Shave: Cold water rinse, Omega alum stick, cold water rinse, Old Spice, moisturizer
Loved the the Rapira blade and Arko but don’t love the Rockwell 6S. I think it’s the weight and the matte finish of the razor that doesn’t sit right with me. No weepers or irritation.

8/10
 
Prep : warm shower / Bulldog original face wash
Pre shave : Proraso white
Brush : Proraso boar by Omega
Cream : Proraso white in a tube
Razor : Merkur 34 C
Blade : Asco Super stainless (1)
Post : alum block and then Proraso White after shave balm

Result :

Second time using that type of blade, the first shave was rushed on the second pass creating quite a few nicks and weepers. First pass went on just fine not a single nicks, first time ever with a DE razor … yeah … Second pass was not so bad either I nick my throat twice on the same stroke and backed away from it. As a green wet shaver I would rather have no irritation / nicks redness and what’s not than a BBS face. as a result I have some subtle left over on the throat were a stroke is missing. Irritation is pretty much non existent except under the right side corner or my lips and really localized.

I have read multiple post stating that the journey became easier once the temptation to achieve BBS was away. This shave might prove that.

Next on Monday morning not sure of the blade to be used but I shall see

Quality of shave 7 out of 10
 
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