Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jan Zoethout, Sep 29, 2017.
Thanks, Doug. Love the Williams, and the Gillette NEW SC is superb. It was an awesome shave.
OCtober 2017 - day 12.
Vintage 7 O'Clock NEW (made in England) / custom handle.
Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum (1).
Yaqi model R151016-S2.
PeReJa Lavender EdC.
Timeless OC 0.95mm with Triad Ti Aristocrat
Shavemac LE with DO1 2 Band Flat Top
Reef Point Test Depth
Witch Hazel with Menthol
Cool Water EDT
Beautiful picture and setup Clint.
Thursday's OC Shave
Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal
Gillette NEW LC with JR handle
Gillette Silver Blue
Thayer's Peach WH
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...
Thank you Doug. I love this brush.
Great looking brush Jim.
Schweeet setup Clint!
OCtober 12, 2017
Shavemac 400 Silvertip D01 Two Band
Mike's Natural Soap Pine & Cedarwood
Blackland Blackbird OC with Triad Ti
Polsilver Super Iridium
ADP Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro
Great picture and setup with a beautiful brush Mark.
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:
An earlier picture of today's razor with the old Old Spice soap and mug:
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.
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.
Rock Old Type vs a different 1918 Gillette Old
No Date No Serial Gillette Old vs GEM MMOC
Gillette New LC vs Durham Duplex DE
Fatip Grande vs Valet AutoStrop B2
ATT S2 vs ATT SE2
Thank you Mark.
This morning's OCtober shave...
Great setup and photograph.
Is that an older version of Fine American Blend?
Bought it last year.
Just looked a little different than this years version and the Fine American Blend I purchased last year.
Been sick for almost a week, but here are my last two shaves:
SOTN OCtober 7th
Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless
The Blades Grim "Cinder"
SOTN OCtober 11th
Gillette New LC
Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless (2)
Simpson's CH2 Synthetic
Avon Wild Country in The Bishop decanter
I hope you are feeling better Andrew. Good pictures and gear.
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