Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Bama Samurai, Dec 31, 2015.
Thanks I'm sure it will I'm going to continue with this technique longer than I need to, it's time consuming but it works and doesn't cut me to bits once again thanks for great advice
Shave 2 of the focus and already learned that Shark SS blades are not the ones for this razor. Astra SP was much better, although this razor feels harsher than my Weber or Gillette New. However, 2 passes leaves me with near BBS and that feels good.
Bill, I will enjoy following your focus this month with the DOC. Your comment about having an audible shave rings a bell with me. Regardless of the razor I use, I shave with the water turned off so I can listen. I can hear when my razor hits that sweet spot, and I think it provides another element of control. I'm sure you will catch the baby soon enough with the DOC. Great photo today as well.
We are looking forward to hearing how the Blackbird Razor performs.
Welcome to the 30 day crew! I'm glad you're here with us. This is the place to be if you want to refine your shaving skills, have fun, and enjoy great fellowship.
I'm actually using the Proraso soap, or croap as some would call it
January 3, day 2
Feather Pro blade
Muhle black synthetic brush
Mé Tramonlana shaving soap
Lea aftershave lotion
Agua Brava EdC
Day 2 shave:
First off, my face is still nearly DFS smooth from yesterday. I managed a near perfect BBS yesterday, other than a small irritated spot directly under my chin caused by ATG pass. Today was the first time using a synthetic brush with Mé soaps, which can be a bugger to lather properly (fussy with water). Surprisingly the synthetic held its own and churned out a thick and slick lather (bowl lathered). I cant remember how many uses on the blade but Im guessing today was the fourth or fifth. Regardless it was still feeling sharp enough for 2 wtg passes and a partial xtg pass. I didnt push it today like I did yesterday but still ended up with a great shave. The Mongoose with the Dr Big Bomber handle is freaking heavy though and tiring to hold...a titanium handle is more a neccessity than a luxery. The post shave care was fantastic with Lea and Puig working nicely together.
Im now ready for some football...
January 3, 2016
Prep: Hot Shower. Axe Energizing Face Wash Boost
Razor: iKon B1 Standard
Blade: Personna Lab Blue
Brush: Oscar11 28mm Silvertip
Post: Thayers Cucumber WH. Gold Bond Ultimate
Aftershave: Royall Vetiver
Fantastic shave! The iKon B1 Standard baseplate is smooth and very efficient. I mean very efficient.. I love the way it looks with the B1 handle. MdC as always is top notch. My Oscar11 is the best. It's so good I've put a couple brushes away for another time. Royall Vetiver? I think it's an acquired product, I need a couple more uses before I can get a feel for it. The iKon B1 rocks!! Thanks Guy!!
Never let the things you WANT
Make you forget the things you HAVE!
I put a dab on each side of my face and neck.
Good pics love the ikon in black
Thank you Tom! It does really pop! A very generous member here gave me the B1 handle.
Kerry, the Ikon B1 and the Ocscar 11 are gorgeous! It sounds like they perform even better than they look. Congrats on getting both of them.
Too many dabs could get a guy in trouble.
Razor: Gillette Aristocrat 1947 Birth Razor
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock Super Platinum (3)
Brush: Vie Long Cachurro Horse hair 20/60 Birthday Gift. (new)
Soap: TSD 2X Iced Yin Yang
A/S: TSD 2X Iced Yin Yang.
Birthday present from my wife. What a girl!
I will start my focus for January tomorrow. Have a great day everyone.
Happy Birthday Douglas!!
I'm very thankful.
Happy Birthday, Doug! Your Bride's a keeper for sure.
Happy Birthday Doug.
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