30 Day Rule/Focus; December 2023. All Are Welcome!

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Trigger, Nov 30, 2023.

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  1. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Scott. I wish the same for you as well.
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  2. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Happy New Year! I finished out the year with a nice slick lather on my neck and a simple two pass shave to move to 2024.

    Prep: Shower
    Lather: Arko
    Brush: RR Plissoft
    Razor: Gillette Toggle
    Blade: Astra (2)
    Post: CC Bay Rum

    Have fun fellas, I'm off for more adventures in middle school (next week)!
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  3. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Way to end 2023, Troy! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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  4. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Sunday December 31 - DE & Defunct December

    Prep: Hot shower with Aleppo 20% laurel bay oil soap

    Razor: Rockwell T2 on dial setting "6" / Rockwell (2)

    Soap: JM Fraser's Shave Cream

    Brush: Jason's 30DC LE with APShaveCo 24mm cashmere synthetic

    Lather Bowl: none

    Post: rinse, alum, rinse, ProRaso Repairing Gel, Lucky Tiger After Shave and Face Tonic

    Last shave: Christmas Day (Monday) - 6 days


    My last shave was Christmas Day (Monday), although I never posted it. I moved up to "5" on the T2 dial and used a fresh blade. Shaving with care, I did one or maybe two passes, no errors, DFS.

    Today, for my last shave in both DE December and in 2023 (I am shaving at 11:30pm...) I went to "6" on the T2 razor. That's the final setting - - wide open.

    I knew I had no chance of an error- and blood-free shave, because I had a couple of sore pimples or ingrown hairs outbroken beneath my scruffy whiskers in my goatee area. But I did the full-open shave anyway.

    The result was two passes to a DFS. The razor has more blade feel at this setting, but is quite easily controllable if I "ride the cap" and use no pressure.

    I ended up with four blood spots where the razor fixed my skin problem by slicing the pimples down to ground level along with the whiskers. Three were sealed off without a trace by the alum rub. The biggest one required a dab of styptic gel.

    Overall an excellent shave to finish off the month and the year.

    I think the T2 is a fine razor. Now that I have tried it all the way to a fully open " 6" dial setting, I will probably end up using it mainly on a comfortable mid-range "3" or occasional "4". And the Rockwell blades are perfectly adequate in it -- which is fortunate since I have not just a couple 5-count boxes of them but also a sleeve of 100...

    Hope everyone had a great holiday season! And a wonderful 2024!
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  5. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Thanks Joe, all the best for 2024
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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great year ending shave Scott! Rockwell razors are excellent whisker removers. Happy New Year!
  7. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Thanks Scott

    Well that makes sense
    I never knew that but a quick side by side comparison and internet search show this to be the case
    The Kai is a little wider indeed, I would guess by somewhat less than 0.5 mm
    That negates any meaningful side by side comparison (phew! relief!)
    I have taken the hint and will load this into a Tech next
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2024
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  8. ischiapp

    ischiapp New Product Bloodhound

    You too.
    Let the route be nice.
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