Anything But Gillette DE Month

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jayaruh, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    Opposite reaction from me. I had consigned my Merkur 510 L to the 'meh' box. This initiative made me have another go and, boy, am I glad I did! I got this razor in my early days of DE shaving and my technique just wasn't up to it.
    All change now: super smooth shaves with the Super Iridium blade and I'll be sorry to change on Monday. However, I've now got the encouragement to try out one or two other non-Gillette razor. Watch this space!
     
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  2. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    Funny -- that "meh" box is where I pulled the Gillette Tech from today...
     
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Friday's "Anything But Gillette" DE Shave
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    Dove Men Face Wash
    L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh #157
    PA Bakelite Slant
    Rapira Platinum Lux
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Pinaud Vanilla

    The L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #157 synthetic brush. I did two passes the PA Bakelite Slant razor and Rapira Platinum Lux blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  4. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    SOTD April 14
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    Ming Shi 2000S
     
  5. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Back in.

    LUX 3 piece
    Dollar Store blade
    Arko
    Jayaruh #137
    WH
    Clubman

    The second shave with the #137 synthetic went good. I got a good lather out of the face lather with the ARKO. The Lux is a nice smooth shaver also.

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  6. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Active Member

    April 14th Shave #5

    Missed a few shaves with a DE. Had to get my straight and my SE's in there for a few days.... But got me a fine one this evening.......

    Razor: Parker Variant
    Blade: Kai
    Brush: Semogue #1305 Boar
    Soap: Tabac
    W/H: Thayers Medicated
    Cologne: Tabac

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    Have a great evening Gents. May the shaves be glorious.....:happy005:
     
  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Saturday's Sraight Shave
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    Dove Men Face Wash
    Razorock Classic Shaving Soap
    Bunny B-400 Cashmere
    Gold Dollar 6/8
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    This will be the first shave with @twhite 's Bunny B-400 with the Cashmere knot.

    The Razorock Classic Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 Cashmere synthetic brush. I did two passes the Gold Dollar 6/8 razor, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Cooper StereoBilt.Two shims on the beard not a thing, Ikon Tech close but grabby. Dropped one for the head shave, yes, more aggressive but stable, cue ball smooth shave. Bests the Single Ring.[​IMG]

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
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  9. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    So, today was the last one for the Merkur 510/Super Iridium combo, but Merkur now back in the rotation: I loved the shaves!

    This week I shall be staying with the Plisson Blaireau brush and the Valobra Purissima Menthol shave soap. However, the hardware will be this:

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    Hoffritz OC paired with a Rapira Swede.
     
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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 16, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather (1)
    “Amigos” Simpson CH2 Jade Synthetic
    Route 66 Lumberjack
    Fine Fresh Vetiver

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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Sunday's SE Shave
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    Dove Men Face Wash
    VDH Luxury
    Bunny B-400 Cashmere
    Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
    CVS SE
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    This is the first shave for me with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher.

    The VDH Luxury Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 Cashmere synthetic brush. I did two passes the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher razor and CVS SE blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 17, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather (2)
    “Amigos” Simpson CH2 Jade Synthetic
    Route 66 Lumberjack
    Fine Platinum

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  13. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    First shave with the Hoffritz OC and the Swede blade: Milder than expected; little irritation as evidenced by the alum; lovely weight and balance.
     
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Monday's "Anything But Gillette" DE Shave
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    Dove Men Face Wash
    Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Bunny B-400 Cashmere
    Acevivi Dual-comb
    Rapira Platinum Lux
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 Cashmere synthetic brush. I did two passes the Acevivi Dual-comb razor and Rapira Platinum Lux blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  15. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Active Member

    April 17th shave #6

    No DE shave today. Had to use one that has been relegated to staying in the dark corner of the shave nook...... Far to long to be honest. Shame really, it's a fine shaving razor.
    Have a great day and shave Gents......:happy088:

    Razor: S/S Dovo Shavette
    Brush: Semogue #1305 Boar (not pictured)
    Face Cleanser: Citrus Hawaiian Ginger
    Soap: Shannon's Soaps LTD. Lady Luck
    W/H: Thayers Medicated
    A/S Splash: Classic Vintage Canoe
    Cologne: Classic Vintage Canoe

    And a wonderful sunrise followed by a loving kiss from the Lady. Do we need anything else Gents?

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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Beautiful picture.
     
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  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Jim. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.
     
  18. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    SOTN April 16th
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    Ming Shi 2000S
    Sputnik (3)
    Ever-Ready 200T
    Tabac
    Aqua Velva Ice Sport

    Another night with the Futur clone and another 3 pass BBS. This razor is performing very well considering it can be had for less then $10 and very well might take the place of my 34C on the dream team. This razor is delivering consistent, long lasting BBS shaves. Have a great day everyone!
     
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  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 18, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather (3)
    “Amigos” Simpson CH2 Jade Synthetic
    Route 66 Lumberjack
    Fine Platinum

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  20. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Do you prefer the long blade in the Dovo? I never could get good shaves with it in mine. I use the half DE.
     

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