Anything But Gillette DE Month

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  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Tuesday's "Anything But Gillette" DE Shave
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    Dove Men Face Wash
    TABAC
    Bunny B-400 Cashmere
    Dorco PL 602
    Dorco
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    The TABAC Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 Cashmere synthetic brush. I did two passes the TABAC razor and Dorco 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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  2. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    April 18th Shave #7

    Clear blue, and very crisp Tuesday morning in the Garden State, and continuing with the modern and classic vintage theme.........A seamless melding imo. Fine day and fine shave. 2 pass + touch-ups and BBS attained.... Hope all have a great day and a wonderful shave Gents.... ;)

    Razor: Parker Variant Black (set @ 4)
    Blade: Kai (my #1 de blade)
    Brush: Omega Boar #11126 Ovangkol (awesome bowl lather brush)
    Soap: La Toja (no words needed)
    W/H: Thayers Medicated
    A/S Balm: Nivea
    A/S Splash: Vintage O/S Burly (made between 1966-69, awesomely Bold!)
    Cologne: Vintage O/S Burly (think of Original O/S Shulton, with more Leather & Musk. Manliness!)

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  3. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Yes. I actually prefer the long blade in the Dovo Shavette. It simulates an actual straight razor. Not exactly, but close enough. I cork the long blades when they are new, one quick pass. Takes the edge off and the imperfections of the steel and makes it a little smoother and comfortable shave. Plus, I get 8-10 good shaves from it....:shaver
     
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  4. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    April 19th Shave #8

    A nice, crisp Wednesday morning. Still continuing the modern theme with a classic and vintage twist. It was a very, very good shave with a combination of scents that brought back memories from the men of yesteryear......
    Have a great day and great shaves Gents.... :happy005::happy088:

    Razor: Merkur Vision
    Blade: Kai
    Brush: Omega #81052 Boar
    Soap: Tabac
    W/H: Thayers Medicated
    A/S Balm: Nivea
    A/S Splash: Vintage English Leather
    Cologne: Vintage English Leather

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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 19, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather (1)
    “Amigos” Simpson CH2 Jade Synthetic
    Route 66 Lumberjack
    Fine L’Orange Noir

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  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Wednesday's "Anything But Gillette" DE Shave
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    Dove Men Face Wash
    Col. Conk Amber Shave Soap
    Bunny B-400 Cashmere
    German OT Travel
    Wilkinson Sword
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    The Col. Conk Amber Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 Cashmere synthetic brush. I did two passes the German OT Travel razor and Wilkinson Sword 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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  7. NoobShaver

    NoobShaver BGDAAA

    Hm. Seems like I was doing the Anything But Gillette theme without knowing it. Until a couple days ago, at least.

    I was using a LORD tech clone I picked up a few years ago. It's a very reliable all-metal modern production razor you can pick up for about $12 on Amazon. I was using it with Personna Lab Blue blades and Barbasol canned cream.

    And then I went back to my Gillette 50s-era TTO. I used to know the make and model, but it really doesn't matter. It, too, is a good shaver.

    Anyway, if anyone's looking for cost-efficient modern production razor, check out LORD.
     
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  8. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD April 19th
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    Ming Shi 2000s
    Sputnik(4)
    Italian Barber Amici
    Satin Tip The Purest

    Another quick two pass morning shave. This razor pulls it off without issue, well worth the $15 investment, and it has indeed earned a spot in the dream team
     
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  9. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Thanks for the info..i think the roughness was the problem. I will get a holder and blades and try that.
     
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  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    My Lord razor.
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 20, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather (2)
    “Amigos” Simpson CH2 Jade Synthetic
    Route 66 Lumberjack
    Fine Fresh Vetiver

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  12. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    April 20th Shave #9
    Sorry, no DE shave today. Day is kind of gloomy and wet. Running a little late, but still wanted an acceptable shave. Brought out the OB V1, and it was better than acceptable. Exceptional really, right about 5 minutes. The only razor made that can literally give you the smooth, chiseled look without much thought to the shave process at all.... Good shaving tool....
    Have a great day and great shaves Gents....;)

    Razor: OB V1
    Blade: Feather FHS-10
    Brush: Vie Long Horse Cachurro
    Soap: Blades Grimm Smolder
    W/H: Thayers Medicated
    A/S Balm: Nivea
    A/S Splash: Vintage O/S Original Shulton
    Cologne: Vintage O/S Original Shulton

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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thursday's "Anything But Gillette" DE Shave
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    Dove Men Face Wash
    Col. Conk Lime
    Bunny B-400 Cashmere
    EJ89 Chrome
    Wilkinson Sword
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    The Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 Cashmere synthetic brush. I did two passes the EJ89 Chrome razor and Wilkinson Sword 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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  14. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    I don't see a lot of love for Blades Grim, I have both Smolder and Cinder and love them! SWMBO is also a big fan of Smolder so it will always have a place in my den.
     
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  15. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Thursday afternoon shave

    Feather DE
    Dollar Store shave
    Vie-long Horse brush
    Ogalalla Bay run soap
    Pinaud virgin island bay rum as

    Very nice close shave. The Feather has a longer handle then most of the razors I use. That has never been a problem though.

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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 21, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather (3)
    “Amigos” Simpson CH2 Jade Synthetic
    Route 66 Lumberjack
    Fine Platinum

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  17. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    April 18 to 20 (Tuesday to Thursday)
    Rockwell 6s on plate #3 / Topaz Platinum blades
    Alluminati Envy White brush
    Supply Provision tallow shave creams
    Alum and Supply Provision matching postshave balms

    Since Tuesday, I have been back in the Non-Gillette DE fold, using my Rockwell 6s DE razor. I expect to use it to the end of the month. I have been continuing to try all the shave creams in my inventory, lately three from Supply Provision. When I am done the creams, I will move on to soaps. To assist in evaluating the creams, I have used the same brand of blade throughout and at least kept the razor consistent for a week at a time. I started using a Schick Krona, went off the rails with a Gillette Tech, but am now back in non-Gillette territory with the Rockwell.

    Here is my most recent shave kit:


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  18. 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
    Arko
    Bunny B-400 Cashmere
    EJ89 Ebony
    Wilkinson Sword
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    The Arko Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 Cashmere synthetic brush. I did two passes the EJ89 Ebony razor and Wilkinson Sword 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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  19. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTN April 20th
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    Ikon X3 Slant W/ RazoRock Barberpole handle
    Treet New Steel
    The Blades Grim "Cinder"
    Stirling 24MM Synthetic
    Barbasol Pacific Rush ASB

    I know there are a lot of people out there that say a slant razor is a gimmick. Sure you can achieve the same slicing effect by using a sliding or scything stroke but with a slant head you don't ever have to even think about it, the razor does the work for you. That being said the Ikon X3 head is an amazing piece of machined aluminum, the tolerances are tight, and there is no overhang of the blade tab. The small blade gap and exposure makes for a very mild feeling shave, but the torqued blade really ups the game in efficiency. The Treet New Steel and the X3 were a perfect pairing last night. I could not feel the blade on my skin nor could I feel any sensation that the whiskers were being cut. I was simply wiping away lather and the whiskers went with it. Three passes brought home the baby and I finished up with some Barbasol Pacific Rush ASB, not that I needed a balm but the scent pairs up pretty well with Cinder, and SWMBO likes it too! Have a great day my friends!
     
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  20. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    April 21st Shave #10
    No early shave this morning. The shave with the OB yesterday was fabulous with barely any stubble feel this morning. So I skipped it, but by punch out time it felt a little more raspier. It was a nice shower and very nice early evening shave....... Have a great evening and shaves Gents. :happy088:

    Razor: Parker Variant
    Blade: Personna Platinum
    Brush: Semogue #1305 Boar
    Soap: Asylum Shave Works Neroli & Black Pepper
    W/H: Thayers Medicated
    A/S Balm: Nivea
    Cologne: Vintage O/S Musk


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