OCtober 2017

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

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thanks, Doug. Love the Williams, and the Gillette NEW SC is superb. It was an awesome shave.
     
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  2. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    OCtober 2017 - day 12.

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    Vintage 7 O'Clock NEW (made in England) / custom handle.
    Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum (1).

    Yaqi model R151016-S2.
    TFS Anniversary.
    PeReJa Lavender EdC.
     
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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OCtober12, 2017
    Timeless OC 0.95mm with Triad Ti Aristocrat
    Feather
    Shavemac LE with DO1 2 Band Flat Top
    Reef Point Test Depth
    Witch Hazel with Menthol
    Cool Water EDT

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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Beautiful picture and setup Clint.
     
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thursday's OC Shave
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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Soap Commander Renewal
    Jayaruh #222
    Gillette NEW LC with JR handle
    Gillette Silver Blue
    CWR
    Thayer's Peach WH
    Pinaud Vanilla

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #222 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette NEW LC 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...
     
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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Doug. I love this brush. ;)
     
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  7. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Great looking brush Jim.
     
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  8. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Schweeet setup Clint! :cool:
     
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  9. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    OCtober 12, 2017

    Shavemac 400 Silvertip D01 Two Band
    Mike's Natural Soap Pine & Cedarwood
    Blackland Blackbird OC with Triad Ti
    Polsilver Super Iridium
    CRSW Juniper
    ADP Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro


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  10. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Great picture and setup with a beautiful brush Mark.
     
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  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Thanks amigo! highfive.gif
     
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  12. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Well, the first phase of comparisons is done and today's shave was almost a complete bummer. Major disappointment!

    The saving grace was the brush and old soap. I'm starting on the last week of these experienced brushes and today it was one of my Rubberset 400s.

    Seventh from the right on the bottom shelf:
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    An earlier picture of today's razor with the old Old Spice soap and mug:
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    Today's matchup was between my Gillette Sheraton and a newer Above The Tie S2 slant open comb. I love my Sheraton and it has never failed to give me close comfortable shaves or not feel great against my skin or to have a hard time getting those difficult areas. It's about a close to a perfect razor as I had ever found and yesterday's shave just reinforced those opinions.

    But damn it, the ATT S2 shaved closer, easier, faster and even required fewer touchups than the Sheraton. The pairing of my no date code or serial number Gillette Old vs the Merkur 1904 was about as close and there I called the Gillette Old the winner because it was still shiny and had almost all its original gold finish but today, even original gold surface is just not enough to offset just how good the ATT S2 really is.

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    I really thought it would go the other way but I just have to accept that the King is dead, Long live the King!

    For the next phase I will pair the best from Phase 1 to five new challengers.

    1. Rock Old Type vs a different 1918 Gillette Old
    2. No Date No Serial Gillette Old vs GEM MMOC
    3. Gillette New LC vs Durham Duplex DE
    4. Fatip Grande vs Valet AutoStrop B2
    5. ATT S2 vs ATT SE2
     
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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Mark.
     
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thanks, Doug.
     
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  15. RetLEO-07

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

    This morning's OCtober shave...
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  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Great setup and photograph. :happy096:
    Is that an older version of Fine American Blend?
     
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  17. RetLEO-07

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

    Bought it last year.
     
  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Just looked a little different than this years version and the Fine American Blend I purchased last year.

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  19. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Been sick for almost a week, but here are my last two shaves:

    SOTN OCtober 7th
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    FaTip Piccolo
    Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless
    The Blades Grim "Cinder"
    Ever-Ready H40

    SOTN OCtober 11th
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    Gillette New LC
    Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless (2)
    Tabac
    Simpson's CH2 Synthetic
    Avon Wild Country in The Bishop decanter
     
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  20. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    I hope you are feeling better Andrew. Good pictures and gear. :happy096:
     
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