OCtober 2016 - Discuss Open Comb Razors

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by clint64, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Boojum1

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    WOW! Beautiful set up amigo. :happy096: That is one awesome brush. :happy088:
     
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  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Thank you Mark!!!
     
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  3. Boojum1

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    Saturday October 229, 2016

    El Druida Barberpole
    Fine American Blend
    Wolfman Wri-OC .74 Gap With TRIAD Helix Hex Titanium
    Personna 74 #24
    Fine American Blend


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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Beautiful setup and brush amigo, as always.
     
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  5. Boojum1

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    Thanks amigo! highfive.gif
     
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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 29, 2016
    Timeless OC .95 Gap with Triad Ti
    Feather (2)
    Elite Razor “Tres Amigos” Beehive with Envy White
    Mystic Water Eucalyptus & Spearmint
    Witch Hazel
    Myrsol F/Extra

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    I prefer to use MW soaps in shave stick form. Many find MW soaps finicky to lather. However once mastered I find the performance of the soap among the best I have tried with excellent slickness and post shave feel. The Tres Amigos brush is a true joy to use. The Envy White knot has as much backbone and scrub as my boar brushes which made lathering the MW Eucalyptus & Spearmint easy. Going with a traditional 3 pass shave, I had a near perfect shave going. I let my mind wander and placed the razor against my face much to quickly. Not a good idea with this blade exposure. So operator error messed up a great shave. I finished off with a splash of Myrsol F/Extra. I hope everyone has a fantastic Saturday.
     
  7. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    October 29 SOTD:

    Stirling Synthetic Brush
    Wholly Kaw Jamestown Gentleman SS
    Gillette Old Type
    Stirling Unscented PSB
    Wholly Kaw Jamestown Gentleman AS
     
  8. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Thank you. It's a beauty.
     
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  9. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Razor: Gillette OC w/Hempel Handle
    Blade: Feather Platinum (2)
    Brush: Elite Razor Tres Amigos Desert Ironwood Beehive w/Envy White
    Soap: Route 66 Perfect Storm
    Aftershave: Floid After Shave.
    Close comfortable 3 pass shave this afternoon. The Elite Razor brush is an amazing brush along with the Route 66 soap it whips up a great lather in no time.
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  10. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    SOTD - 29 October 2016


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    Have a great evening!
     
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  11. Boojum1

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    Sunday OCtober 30, 2016

    Doug Korn D-7 Omega Boar
    Nuavia Verde
    Timeless OC .95mm Gap with Stork Aristocrat 2 Titanium
    Personna 74 #24
    Folsom & Co. Shambala


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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 30, 2016
    Wolfman WR-01 Ti OC with Hempel Ti
    Personna 74 (1)
    Elite Razor “Tres Amigos” Beehive with Envy White
    Reef Point Dragon’s Blood
    Witch Hazel
    Fine Platinum Aftershave

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    While continuing with OC October, I am starting part of next month's focus today. @Boojum1 , Mark sent me a couple of vintage Personna 74 blades to try. Thank you Mark for the opportunity. They were made from Tungsten Steel and many report them to be exceptional long lasting. So with that in mind, I loaded the Personna 74 into the Wolfman OC with increased blade gap and proceeded with my normal morning shave. The blade had a similar face feel to a modern Feather while being perhaps a touch smoother. Sticking with traditional 3 pass shave and minimal touch ups ended in a my normal near BBS. Overall I would grade the shave as a solid "A" for smoothness and closeness. Finished with a splash of Fine Platinum. I hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday
     
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  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    October 30 SOTD:

    Stirling Synthetic Brush
    MdC
    Gillette Old Type
    Stirling Unscented PSB
    Wholly Kaw Chypre Rose Concerto
     
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  14. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Razor: Gillette Goodwill 1930's Ball End Open Comb (Made in Canada) w/Hempel Handle
    Blade: Feather Platinum (3)
    Brush: Elite Razor "Tres Amigos" Desert Ironwood Beehive w/Envy White
    Soap: Route 66 Cavendish
    Aftershave: Floid After Shave.

    OCtober Focus
    Today is my final shave in my OCtober focus. It's been a great month using some OC razors that haven't had much attention and my Timeless OC. The Gillette OC and Gillette Goodwill 1930's Ball End both turned out to provide excellent shaves. My blades where Gillette Silver Blue, Platinum, and Feather Platinum. The blades all performed outstanding. The extra work with the Timeless OC, not to mention some good advice from members went from good shaves to great shaves. The using of different handles provided excellent feeling between stainless steel, aluminum, and Ti and how they helped or took away from great shaves with different heads.

    All in all learned very much and had a good time reading posts and getting advice. Thanks one and all.
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  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great picture Doug. I've enjoyed following your posts this month as you tried the different handles and razors.
     
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  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Thanks Clint, and thank you for your advice on shaving with the Timeless OC 0.95. It was much appreciated. :happy088:
     
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  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 31, 2016
    Wolfman WR-01 Ti OC with Hempel Ti
    Personna 74 (2)
    Elite Razor “Tres Amigos” Beehive with Envy White
    MdC Fougere
    Witch Hazel
    Fine Lavender Aftershave
    Whipped Shea Butter

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    Ended OCtober with another great shave. Everything just worked well together. Finished with a splash of Fine Lavender and I think I am ready for the day. I hope everyone has a great Monday.
     
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  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

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    My recap and observations from Open Comb October. During the month, I used 4 open comb DE razors. Each of the 4 delivered excellent shave when I did my part. In particular the Timeless OC with 0.95 blade gap and the Wolfman with the increased blade gap, deliver shaves comparable to shaves I get with SE razors. I prefer OC razors to the solid bar DE razors because I find them more efficient. I enjoyed following the posts this month. The variety of OC razors used through the month provided a never ending series of eye candy. Luckily I have managed to keep my RAD in check. ;) Take care and thank you for participating.
     
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  19. Boojum1

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    Halloween Shave
    Monday, OCtober 31, 2016


    Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
    Mystic Water Barbershop
    Wolfman WR1-OC with Darwin Deluxe Titanium
    Personna 74 #25
    Barrister and Mann Reserve Cool

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  20. Dzia Dzia

    Dzia Dzia Entitled to whine

    I finished off OCtober with my Gillette New. Lathered Proraso Blue cream with my synthetic Omega Hi-Brush which I haven't used for some time. PolSilver on its fourth shave, one ATG pass with minor buffing gave me a BBS shave.

    For the month I used my Gillette and the 1904 and am particularly fond of both. They will be seeing regular use in my rotation of razors as both of these have become favorites. I'm an open comb fan. The 1904 performed very well after switching to my go to blade, PolSilver.

    I have loved and admired each of your set ups and photos thanks for another beautiful OCtober to all.

    Don
     

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