Open Comb Central - The Place With Real Teeth (No R41, Hybrid or Closed Combs)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by GDCarrington, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    OCtober 4 SOTD:

    Razorock Plissoft Brush
    La Toja Shave Stick
    Gillette Tuckaway
    Stirling Unscented PSB
    Irisch Moos AS
     
  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Williams Wednesday's OC Shave
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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Williams
    Jayaruh #224
    Gillette Single Ring
    Gillette Silver Blue
    CWR
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Pinaud Clubman

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Single Ring and Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
  3. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTN OCtober 3rd
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    Razor: Cooper MonoBilt
    Blade: TianLi Super Stainless
    Soap: RazoRock XXX
    Brush: 30DCLE
    Post Shave: Aqua Velva Ice Sport
     
  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    French Apollo with Kai AC blade.[​IMG]

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  5. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    SOTD 10.4.2017

    Pre-shave: Warm towel & pre-shave oil
    Shave Cream: Every Man Jack Sensitive Fragrance Free Shave Cream (ended up adding some Cremo Original Shave Cream)
    Brush: Omega Synthetic Hi-Brush
    Razor: vintage Probak 3 piece OC
    Blade: Wilkinson-Sword (3)
    Post-shave: Dickinson WH, Every Man Jack Signature Mint Post-Shave lotion, Jovan Musk AS / Cologne

    I chose to use the Every Man Jack Shave Cream since I had not used it for a long time. Normally, I just apply it by hand and it works well. I decided to experiment and try to bowl lather it with a brush, but I probably should have just applied it to my face by hand. Not wanting to give up so easily, I added some Cremo Original and managed some lather build up, which I applied to my face with the brush. I liked the mixture in that it felt very nice on the skin and it was very slick. I also like the citrusy scent the Cremo Original has. Neverthess, I could've just saved some time and applied either cream by hand and gotten the same result.

    However, the main goal for today's shave was to try out, for the first time, the Probak 3 piece OC razor I picked up at an antique store in August. I'm not sure why it took so long to get to this point. This razor is in excellent shape. I started out slowly, but became so confident with it quickly. This is an amazing razor! I got a very close, comfortable shave throughout, even for my trouble spots on the neck.

    Have a great day, gents and ladies!

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  6. Boojum1

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    OCtober 4, 2017

    B-400 by Tom with Omega Pro 20107
    Mystic Water Eucalyptus and Spearmint
    Ti Wolfman WR1-OC with Brass Darwin
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Chatillon Lux Champs de Lavande Post Shave Toner
    CRSW Lavish
    Tom Ford for Men


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  7. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    OCtober 2017 - day 5.

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    Vintage GI & Co (George Ibberson - Sheffield) / custom handle.
    Rapira Swedish SuperSteel (5).

    Semogue 1250
    Scheermonnik "Confijter".
    Hugo Boss ASB.
     
  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OCtober 5, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather
    Rudy Vey Rover with TGN Finest
    CRSW Jeff’s Soap
    Floid Blue

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  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thursday's OC Shave
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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Jayaruh #224
    Old Type by @twhite
    Gillette Silver Blue
    CWR
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Pinaud Clubman

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Mitchell's Wool Fat face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Old Type by Tom and Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
  10. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    OCtober 5 SOTD:

    Razorock Plissoft Brush
    Stirling Bay Rum SS
    Gillette Tuckaway
    Stirling Unscented PSB
    Clubman VI Bay Rum
     
  11. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    That's a neat razor! cool handle too!
     
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  12. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Awesome OT Jim!!
     
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  14. Boojum1

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    OCtober 5, 2017

    Simpson Chubby 3 Manchurian
    iColoniali Mango
    Timeless OC .95 with UFO TiTan Fine
    Gillette Silver Blue
    iColoniali ASB
    Folsom Shambala
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver


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  15. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Leresche 34 / Tian Li

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  16. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    SOTD 10.5.2017

    Pre-shave: Hot shower
    Soap: Williams
    Brush: VDH Boar
    Razor: vintage Probak 3 piece OC
    Blade: Wilkinson Sword (4)
    Post-shave: Dickinson WH, Aqua Velva AS Balm, Walgreens Cooling AS

    I spent the day lake fishing so I didn't get showered and shaved until late today. I had a pleasant day at the lake but none of the fish wanted to play today... no bites, nibbles or jumping out of the water. I don't usually get bored fishing, even when the fish aren't biting but this time I took the lunch hour off and went to a small town nearby to check out a couple of antique stores. That "fishing" trip paid off in that I acquired a Gillette Adjustable J2 (1964) in great shape. So, at least I felt the day was fruitful.

    I did a face and head shave this evening. The Williams lathered up very well, and I got a close, comfortable face shave. I was working up the lather to do a head shave, but always wanting to try something new, I grabbed my bottle of Head Slick Shave Cream and added some of that to my Williams lather. Wow! That really added some creamy texture to the lather and the lather remained consistent (no dissipating) and slick throughout the head shave. I'll have to do that again!

    Overall, the shaving was the best part of the day.... except for the Gillette Adjustable I found. I hope everyone is having a great week!

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  17. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    OCtober 2017 - day 6.

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    Vintage "Sunrise" razor.
    Rapira Swedish SuperSteel (6).

    J&T® wengé / Maggard synth.
    Scheermonnik "Soek".
    Hugo Boss ASB.
     
  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OCtober 6, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather
    Shavemac LE with DO1 2 Band Flat Top
    Reef Point Test Depth
    Witch Hazel with Menthol
    Cool Water EDT

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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Friday's OC Shave
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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Jayaruh #224
    Gillette New Standard
    Gillette Silver Blue
    CWR
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Pinaud Clubman

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Mitchell's Wool Fat face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette New Improved and Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
  20. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Razor: FaTip Piccolo
    Blade: Tian Li Super Blue (2)
    Brush: Ever-Ready H40
    Soap: The Blades Grim "Cinder"
    AS: Fine "Platinum"
     

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