OCtober 2017

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jan Zoethout, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Thank you sir


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  2. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    I have the same setup in line for the next phase of OCtober with a Valet AutoStrop B2.
     
  3. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    First 'daily shave in years I believe. But I really wanted to tonight...

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    Had a very good one. As close to BBS as I've ever been.
     
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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Razor: Blackbird OC Delta Echo Razor Finish
    Blade: Personna Tungsten 74 (2)
    Brush: 30 Day Crew w/ LS 2 Band
    Soap: Cold River Soap Works Jeff's Soap
    A/S: Folsom & Co. Shambala

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  5. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today 20171010_194425_resized(1).jpg Grafco open comb
    I'm unsure of the date, but the mercury icon definately puts it in the merkur family of early companies.
    It shaves very nicely, a bit milder than the Gillette old type. (But I've never used period blades in either)
    This one has a few flea bites, but for its age, if say it's held up pretty well.
     
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  6. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    OCtober 10 SOTD:

    Razorock Plissoft Brush
    TSD Lanolin Barber Shoppe
    Gillette New LC
    Stirling Synthetic Brush
    TSD Floid Blue Type
     
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  7. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    OCtober 2017 - day 11.

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    ATT SE2.
    Feather Artist Club ProGuard (1).

    Yaqi model R151016-S2.
    Eufros "Edén".
    Hawkins & Brimble ASB.

    Trying to find the right blade for the aggressive SE2.
    This combination razor/blade is not OK - way too aggressive.
     
  8. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Good picture and setup Jim.
     
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  9. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OCtober 11, 2017
    Timeless OC 0.95mm with Triad Ti Aristocrat
    Feather
    Rudy Vey Rover with TGN Finest
    CRSW Jeff’s Soap
    Floid Blue

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  11. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Good picture and setup Clint. Have a great day.
     
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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Doug. I hope you have a great day as well.
     
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
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    Williams Wednesday's OC Shave

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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Williams Mug
    Jayaruh #222
    Gillette NEW SC
    Gillette Silver Blue
    CWR
    Thayer's Peach WH
    Pinaud Vanilla

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #222 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette NEW SC razor and Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Pinaud Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
  14. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Good picture and setup of fine products Jim.
     
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  15. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Weapons Free Wednesday shave...
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  16. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Today started the last pairing for the first round. The summary so far:

    • RR Old Type was nicer than the 1918 Gillette Old.
    • a No Date Code or Serial number Gillette old was just slightly nicer than the Merkur 1904 but the deciding factor was the gold still on the Gillette.
    • a Gillette New LC was slightly nicer than the Merkur 25C.
    • the Fatip Grande was just slightly nicer than the Gillette SC.
    Today is the pairing I've been looking forward to, a Gillette Sheraton against an Above the Tie S2. I'm still using the same razor blades, a Feather, and this will be the fifth shave on each blade.

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    As always, the Sheraton simply shined and the result was a PDG+ near perfect two pass and touchup shave. This old beauty still shows gold on the cap top even though it is only hinted at on the handle. I keep thinking about getting it replated but it is so nice like it is and while showing it's age still performing like a All Star.

    The soap is still just old Old Spice but the brush is a pure badger from Century. Century, like yesterday's StrongSet was one of the brands used by Leopold Ascher Company from New York. Leopold Ascher was one of the last active US Shaving Brush makers.

    Seventh from left on bottom shelf:
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    Tomorrow will be the start of the last week for experienced brushes in this round as well as the last pairing in this first batch and honestly, I have no idea if the ATT S2 will be able to best the old Sheraton.

    The next iteration will place the best from this first round against five new Open Comb challengers.
     
  17. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    OCtober 11, 2017

    Paladin El Dorado
    Panna Crema Nuavia Verde
    Ti Wolfman WR1-OC with Darwin
    Polsilver Super Iridium
    Fine Fresh Vetiver
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver


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  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Excellent photo Mark.
     
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  19. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Razor: Blackbird OC Delta Echo Razor Finish
    Blade: Personna Tungsten 74 (3)
    Brush: 30 Day Crew w/ LS 2 Band
    Soap: Cold River Soap Works Jeff's Soap
    A/S: Folsom & Co. Shambala

    The TSD 30 DC brush is working perfectly, along with the CRSW Jeff's Soap. Blackland Blackbird (Blue Bird :)) provides an excellent close comfortable after the Delta Echo Razor finishing. Folsom & Company Shambala is a great finish.

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  20. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    OCtober 11, 2017

    Pre-shave: hot shower
    Shave Cream: TOBS Eton College
    Razor: Gem Micromatic Open Comb
    Blade: Gem Blue Star (1)
    Brush: Omega Hi-Brush synthetic
    Post-shave: Dickinson WH, Nivea Sensitive Post-Shave Balm, Stetson Original AS

    Very pleasant, comfortable face and head shave this afternoon. I really like the TOBS Eton College scent. Hope everyone's shave goes as well!

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