General Razors Owners Group (G.R.O.G.)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by clint64, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I have a Black Hawk but haven't tried a General, so I can't compare the two. The Black Hawk is a terrific razor for me. The handle is very light but you can remedy that with a different handle if you choose.
     
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  2. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    Hot Diggity Dogg! I am still "groggy" from my GENERAL shave last night with the Mystical Proline Blades - Is it the Razor or is it the blades~? these PRO LINE blades are literally blowing my mind - the remind me of a 1974 Schick Plus Platinum! EXTREMELY Sharp but smooth and somewhat forgiving, again this is my first SE that uses the Artist blades and the Proline is the 1st blade and only Artist blade I have ever used. Now I REALLY WANT the Proline B blades to try on my vast injector collection - but I CANNOT FIND THEM ANY WHERE - the rakutan or whatever its called wont ship those to USA - any body here want to sell me a magazine? haha

    last nights awesome shave - with this 40 dollar razor that is making me smile !![​IMG]
     
  3. allyourbase

    allyourbase New Member

    The Blackhawk is a great razor although slightly more blade feel than the General. I tend to personally prefer the head geometry of the General.


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  4. allyourbase

    allyourbase New Member

    I’ve been alternating between the alu and SS Generals. I’m finding that the weight of the SS gives it a slight edge over the alu. Less passes and smother. I also tend to put more pressure on the alu to achieve the same results as I get using a light touch with the SS.


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  5. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    24 OCtober
    Williams Wednesday


    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: 28mm Faux Finest Badger, Frank Shaving(FS)
    Soap: Williams
    Razor: Black Aluminium General, Colonial Razors
    Blade: Kai Pink, Kai Captain Titan Mild (3)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse and Tai Winds After Shave, Avon The Big Whistle Decanter
    Photo:
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    As today is Williams Wednesday I HAD to go with the Williams. I did two carefree passes with the razor this morning. Not quite BBS today but still DFS. Finished off the shave with some vintage Avon Tai Winds AS.

    I am in love with this razor. I also got the stainless steel handle when I purchased the razor. I will be switching out the handle next week to see how the added weight of the SS will change the performance of the razor.
     
  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I have found the entire character of the razors changes with the blade choice. You might consider ordering a Mongoose Sampler Pack from Tryablade. For smooth close and forgiving shaves with my Brass General I prefer the Feather Pro. For super close and less forgiving shaves I prefer the Feather Pro Super.
     
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  7. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    At this time I have the Kai Pinks then I have some Feather Pro Supers waiting on deck. I was thinking about picking up some of the Schick Proline next.
     
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  8. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    As was referenced by @clint64, Tryablade is your best bet on getting a sampling of blades that would interest you and experiment with without putting out the $$$ on full packs, ending up with a surplus load of blades that won't work for you. I've used them all and can get good shaves from all. But, I prefer the Feather Super & Pro in the Brass with the Schick Proline just a step behind.
     
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  9. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    26 OCtober

    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: JR #180 22mm Badger
    Soap: Tobacco, Dirty Deeds
    Razor: Black Aluminium General, Colonial Razors
    Blade: Kai Pink, Kai Captain Titan Mild (4)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse and Lilac Vegetal AS (Veg), Pinaud
    Photo:
    SOTD 26 Oct 2017.jpg


    27 OCtober


    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: JR #180 22mm Badger
    Soap: Gravity, Uncle Jon's SS
    Razor: Black Aluminium General, Colonial Razors
    Blade: Kai Pink, Kai Captain Titan Mild (5)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse and Blend 7 After Shave, Avon, Stutz Bearcat 1914 Decanter
    Photo:
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    It's Friday so there is no point in complaining about another great shave.
     
  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 1, 2017
    Colonial Razors General
    Feather Super Pro (1)
    Doug Korn DK7 with Druida Manchurian
    Nuàvia Rossa

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  11. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    1 November
    Williams Wednesday


    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: Omega 81064 Boar Brush
    Soap: Williams
    Razor: Black Aluminium General w/ Stainless Steel Handle, Colonial Razors
    Blade: Kai Pink, Kai Captain Titan Mild (6)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse and Stetson After Shave
    Photo:
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    A new month and a new razor, at least compared to the razors I have been using. I also decided to use the after shave that is only 20yrs old compared to the Avon that is 40yrs old. I added the SS handle to the razor this morning. It was heavier in my hand, the results did not differ from that of the razor w/ the alu handle. What I did notice this morning was that I was putting pressure behind the razor when I was shaving. Did 3 passes that left me BBS finished off with some Stetson AS and I'm now ready for the day.
     
  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 2, 2017
    Colonial Razors General
    Feather Super Pro (2)
    Doug Korn DK7 with Druida Manchurian
    Nuàvia Rossa

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  13. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    2 November


    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: Omega Boar Brush 81064
    Soap: Palmolive Stick
    Razor: Black Aluminium General w/ Stainless Steel Handle, Colonial Razors
    Blade: Kai Pink, Kai Captain Titan Mild (7)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse and Tribute After Shave, Avon Touring T Decanter
    Photo:
    SOTD 2 Nov 2017.jpg

    A two pass, some where between DFS and BBS shave.
     
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  14. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member



    Brass General & Feather Pro #4
    Maggard Granite 26mm
    AoS Kingsman Bourbon shave cream
    Humphreys Alcoholado Maravilla
    Nivea 2in1 lotion/balm
    AoS Kingsman Bourbon A/S balm
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    A quick 2 pass plus touch ups shave and back to a BBS finish and feel. 2 tiny weepers as I was up against the clock. But the BG never disappoints. As smooth and efficient as a razor can be. Have a great day and shaves Gents... :happy088:
     
  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 3, 2017
    Colonial Razors General
    Feather Super Pro (3)
    Doug Korn DK7 with Druida Manchurian
    Nuàvia Rossa

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  16. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    3 November


    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: Omega Boar Brush 81064
    Soap: Arko/Williams Mix
    Razor: Black Aluminium General w/ Stainless Steel Handle, Colonial Razors
    Blade: Kai Pink, Kai Captain Titan Mild (8)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse and Brisk Spice After Shave, Avon
    Photo:
    SOTD 3 Nov 2017.jpg
     
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  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 4, 2017
    Colonial Razors General
    Feather Super Pro (4)
    Doug Korn DK7 with Druida Manchurian
    Nuàvia Rossa

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  18. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    November 4, 2017

    Varlet Everset K2
    Proraso One Blade Cypress Vetiver
    Colonial Razors The General
    Feather Pro Super
    Fine Fresh Vetiver
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver


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  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 5, 2017
    Colonial Razors General
    Feather Super Pro (5)
    Zenith B2 Boar
    Nuàvia Rossa

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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 6, 2017
    Colonial Razors General
    Feather Super Pro (6)
    30 DC LE with Omega 20107 knot
    Nuàvia Blu

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