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What razor/blade did you use today

I am curious what blades people use in different razors

1909 Single Ring / Gillette 7-O clock (green)
I just bought my first vintage razor last week I believe it is a 1948 Superspeed but I’m not %100 sure. It’s definitely notched but for $20 I got it and a random case with a pack of Super Blue blades. Clean it up and put a Wizamet Super Iridium in it and was completely floored by how well a TTO could shave?! I always thought you sacrificed precision and comfort for convenience. It was a DFS so I bought a 1959 Fatboy, 2 Slim adjustable’s and I’m waiting on a unnotched Aristocrat set. Still unsure on how to date the vintage Gillette razors but I got a BBS with the Slim adjustable (I3 so 1963) with the same Wizamet blade from the SS!
Henson AL13 head on an Edwin Jagger DE89 handle
Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless (1)

The Henson razor is a fantastic razor. But it's too light and long for my liking. Paired with the Edwin Jagger DE89 handle it makes it shorter and heavier which I really like. The shave felt a lot different then previously. Funny how length and weight of the handle totally changes the overall feel of the shave. The shave felt even better than when using the original handle.

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Henson medium with a Wizamet on a bed of paa cube/stirling september autumn glory finished with some needed weleda balm.
For a first time shave not a bad one but some irritation in the neck collar band and I needed alumn to stop some nicks I would not make this medium agressive or mild there is still a lot of blade feedback. Easy shaver time will tell how it evolves


Razor: Rockwell T2
Blade: Voskhod (1)
Brush: Percy Nobleman boar
Soap: Cella
Aftershave: Zingari Man - The Navigator

This has been my best shave so far. 0 irritation, the Voskhod was very smooth and that balm... I've been singing Proraso white's praises for a while but this Zingari balm is most excellent. Feels even better than Proraso white and it smells pretty good.


On a side note: I shaved with Geo F. Trumpers' Sandalwood cream yesterday and found it smelled like an ashtray. The performance of the cream was very nice but that scent... :mad2:
Not sure if this is typical for Sandalwood soaps/creams. I've tried TOBS before but found that waaaay too "poudery/talkish."
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