General Razors Owners Group (G.R.O.G.)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by clint64, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Well, after a three month wait, I received my new Colonial General V2. After two shaves loaded with a Feather Super, I’m a convert! CDAA5B5F-E845-4DB3-894F-937B7A52F4EE.jpeg 2E80A487-7CA7-4C52-ACB3-3F1AD7021B52.jpeg
     
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  2. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    That looks quite nice indeed congrats!
     
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  3. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Well I really wanted something tropical or at least more Summerish. So it was a toss up between CBL Ghost Pineapple or Stirling Weekend in Malibu. WiM by a slight margin. It really is a great scent with some coconut, pineapple and all sorts of other tropical notes. If Malibu smells this good I can see why you would want to hang out there!

    Razor of the day is the Colonial General SS SE. decided to try a new blade today from a sampler I got awhile back. Up until now it has been Schick Proline AC or Feather AC. So today I tried out the Kai Captain Original. Very enjoyable and put them on par with the Feather for sharpness but a tad smoother. The Proline is still the smoothest I have used and it is a joy to use. Got a bunch more to try!

    The brush today is special and it comes from Wild West Brushworks. It’s called the “Kingston” for obvious reasons. I was quite proud to use it on our last trip to Jamaica. Derek Wheeler and his family tragically lost their home and workshop to a fire right before Christmas 2019. Such a great guy. Hope you’re safe and back on your feet soon!

    Three pass BBS shave. Topped it off with the matching WiM AS and some English Laundry Tahitian Waters EDP. Well my face smells like it’s on vacation. Until we meet again Mai Tai!

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Colonial General SS
    Blade: Kai Captain Original
    Brush: Wild West Brushworks 24mm Boss - Kingston
    Lather: Stirling Weekend in Malibu
    Aftershave: Stirling Weekend in Malibu
    Additional Care:
    B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
    English Laundry Tahitian Waters
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  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 12, 2020
    Colonial Brass General
    Feather Pro
    Antica Barberia Boar
    LNHC Barber Shoppe
    Shave Soap & Post Shave Elixir

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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 13, 2020
    Colonial Brass General
    Feather Pro
    ŌKU Botiho
    A&E L’Orange Verte
    Shave Soap & Aftershave

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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 14, 2020
    Colonial Brass General
    Feather Pro
    ŌKU Botiho
    TOBS Mr. Taylors Shave Cream
    Fine Fresh Vetiver Aftershave
    Guerlain Vetiver EdT

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  7. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 15, 2020
    Colonial Brass General
    Feather Pro
    Alpha Outlaw with 2 band finest
    A&E Bad Habits
    Shave Soap & Aftershave

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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 16, 2020
    Colonial Brass General
    Feather Pro
    Alpha Outlaw with 2 band finest
    B&M Bay Rum
    Dominica Grand Bay Rum Aftershave

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  9. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 17, 2020
    Colonial Brass General
    Feather Pro
    Duke 3 Synthetic
    CBL Green Valley Links
    Myrsol Agua Balsamica

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  10. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    May 2, 2020

    Colonial General V2
    Feather Pro
    Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
    Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad
    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Gondolier Aftershave

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  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    May 4, 2020

    Colonial General V2
    Feather Pro
    Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian
    MDC Fougere
    LASSC Topanga Fougere
    ADP Ginepro di Sardegna

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  12. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    I was eyeing my iKon SBS this morning but reached for the General instead. The SBS is the original version based loosely on the PILS with an OC on one side and SB on the other. More on that one later. The General is a smooth shaver.

    DrJon’s 13 was the soap of the day. Vegan and really quite good. Love the scent and the lather. Also have their Flowers in the Dark.

    Easy two pass today was all that was needed. DFS/BBS. The Kai Captain Original is on its second use and has smoothed out nicely. Enjoy the sun if you can and your day!

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Colonial General SS
    Blade: Kai Captain Original
    Brush: Rocky Mountain Barber Company - Best Badger
    Lather: Dr Jon’s 13
    Aftershave: Dr Jon’s 13
    Additional Care:
    B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
    Guerlain Derby
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  13. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Smooth Operator......

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  14. bailman

    bailman New Member

    I ordered a General v2 this afternoon, looking forward to getting it in my collection. Just getting into the SE sector. Can’t wait to start with them.


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  15. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats. Good things I've read on the SS General V2. I haven't been bitten yet with the RAD bug for this version but, of the 2 that I own they are excellent razors. I have no doubts that the newest release will meet and exceed your expectations.

    Look forward to your thoughts... :happy088:
     
  16. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    May 12, 2020

    Colonial General V2
    Feather Pro
    Oku Two Band Finest
    Saponificio Varesino Opuntia
    Fine Platinum
    Creed Aventus

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  17. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    May 16, 2020

    Colonial General V1
    Feather Pro
    BB Omega Essential Boar
    Panna Crema Nuavia Verde
    ADP Cipresso di Toscana

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  18. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    May 20, 2020

    Colonial AL General
    Feather Pro
    Shavemac ATG LE Silvertip D01 Flat Top
    Saponificio Varesino Opuntia
    Fine Platinum
    Creed Aventus

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  19. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    May 22, 2020

    Colonial AL General
    Feather Pro
    The Varlet Bee Hive
    Savon des Volcans Cedar Mandarin
    ADP Cedro di Taormina

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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    May 23, 2020
    Colonial Brass General
    Feather Pro
    CH2 Synthetic
    The Dead Sea
    Shave Soap & Aftershave

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