Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Bird Lives, Apr 28, 2011.
Very nice collection. And they all look to be in excellent condition.
Thursday 11.07.19 SOTD
Tcheon Fung Sing DiVino Pre & Post Shave Oil
Schick Eversharp Type G1 Injector Razor
Schick Injector Razor Blade (1)
Semogue Owners Club Cherry Wood Boar
Fine Fresh Vetiver in a vintage mug
Tcheon Fung Sing DiVino Pre & Post Shave Oil
Weds NOvember 6
No Repeat (mostly) NOvember. Up today is a L'Essor hoe/lather catcher with a CV Heljestrand wedge blade I honed myself. Looking forward to this shave.
Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
Soap - MWF
Brush - Rubberset 400-3
Blade - CV Heljestrand wedge (2)
Razor - L'Essor hoe/LC
Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Clubman A/S
Shave rating 5 of 5
Last time I shaved with this razor in OCtober, I used a GEM SE blade. Today I used one of the wedge blades I recently honed. The razor and blade provided a very nice, mild shave. I did two passes; first pass WTG was DFS. Second pass XTG and was BBS after second pass. The MWF provided excellent lather as usual. The alum was a little vocal on one side of my neck but that was it. Finished up with the Clubman A/S.
Happy NOvember and great shaves everyone.
Wow! Fantastic collection and all in wonderful condition. The Streamline/Jewel is still on my wish list.
I love my Ever Ready Streamline! It delivers a great shave. One of my top five favorite razors.
My 1912 Gem Jr. Good shaver, but doesn't deliver the goods like my Streamline.
November 7, 2019
OneBlade Genesis V1
Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
Fine Fresh Vetiver
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
I agree. This is not just a well-built and attractive razor, but a remarkable performer.
Thur 7th Nov
Jayaruh Syn. No67
P & B Pall Mall
Gem S/S [ 1 ]
Floid Vigoroso A/S Lotion
I do like the heft and feel of this Razor,but I find it extremely mild. I have to work quite hard to get a really close shave. Probably would suit those with a less dense beard than mine.
SOTD November 7, 2019
Prep: Cold water and PAA Cube pre-shave soap
Blade: vintage Schick Plus Platinum
Razor: PAL Adjustable
Brush: Ever Ready 100T badger
Soap: Country Club for Men Barnstormer
Post: Witch hazel, Country Club for Men Modern Fougere aftershave
Cold Water Rinse
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap
CVS CS SE
Granddad's Blend AS
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #292 Badger Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the C.V. Heljestrand Lather Catcher razor with a CVS CS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Granddad's Blend AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
SOTD Nov 7th, I'm still having a little fun with my Stick Schick with a twin blade II in it and it keeps on going and going..... with reasonable care free shaves.
Razor: Stick Schick injector -MFG 1973
Blade : Schick twin II (25)
Soap : Razorock Lavender
Brush: Yaki Tuxedo knot 24 mm+
Preshave: Brush wash the face with CeraVe hand bar soap + Dollop of Aloe Vera gel on beard area.
Post shave: Dickinson's 100% witch Hazel
Post shave: Razorock King Louis with witch hazel + Nivea balm
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers =
Have some great shaves!
Thursday 7th November
Proraso Sandalwood Pre Shave
Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Cream
DScosmetic/Oumo Motherlode Synthetic Brush
Turkish Copper Shaving Bowl
Schick Grip with a Proline B (#4)
Thayers Witch Hazrl with Cucumber
Proraso Sandalwood AS
3 passes for an excellent Shave
Friday 11.08.19 SOTD
I Provenzali Olive Oil Artisan Bar Soap
Pal InjectoMatic Injector Razor
Pal Hollow Ground Injector Razor Blade (1)
Yaqi Barber Pole Handle 24mm 2-Band Badger
Arko Shaving Soap puck
Old Spice Cologne Original
Supply V2 / 2 dot plate, Schick blade, shave 3
Last and final comparative razor against the Type L clone. Using a sharper blade in this razor on the 2 dot plate does improve the shave but it doesn't push it over the BBS finish line. End result I don't know if I could recommend either of these razors to a new wet shaver or someone new to single edge blades. The Type L clone spring can be problematic and the Supply V2 handle is just too damn heavy to be usable depending if your hand strength or other factors and it doesn't work well with the moderate or mild 2 and 1 dot plates. With that said both do perform up to par when paired correctly with the right blade and/or plate combo, in the case of the Type L clone either a Schick Proline B-20 better or Chinese Schick best. With the Supply V2 it is the 3 dot plate or nothing. All blades I've tried in the Supply V2 work well with the 3 dot plate with the Schick II twin blade being my favorite with a good balance between smooth and sharp.
If I had to recommend one it is the Type L clone because of price which they can be had as cheap as $15 - $17 with a blade loaded whereas the Supply V2 starts at $79 and you have to buy the 1 and 3 dot plates separately so that pushes the razor over $100 to get a razor that performs up to par. Value $ or functionality wise is just not there with the Supply V2. If they allowed you to choose the plate when you bought the razor I might be more favorable to it. Supply is also raising prices and making changes to the razor which depending how they pan out might make it a less desirable item.
cool shave Ron..
Thanks Gary, have a great evening.
and you sir..
Fri 8th Nov.
RazoRock Syn. 24mm
ER 1924/ Ikon Handle
Gem S/S [ 4 ]
Pitralon Polar A/S Lotion
I rarely use creams these days but this came to hand, as my son appears to have used it last night. I think I have been missing something because today it helped me have a super Shave. The rather care worn 1924 fitted with a modern handle really is a delight to use, and the ease and quality and of the finished Shave was no doubt assisted by a great Lather. I reckon todays Shave is up there with the ones that I get with a Streamline , a lot cheaper too.
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