January 2016 30 Day Rule/Focus Pic&Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Bama Samurai, Dec 31, 2015.


What is your preferred brush bristle-type?

  1. Badger

    29 vote(s)
  2. Boar

    17 vote(s)
  3. Synthetic

    16 vote(s)
  4. Horse or other

    4 vote(s)
  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

  2. TomJ89de

    TomJ89de Well-Known Member

    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
  3. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Ikon B1
    Astra SP
    TGN Finest
    Dusy Kabinett
    Old Spice

    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.
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  4. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Congrats Tom! :happy096:
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  5. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    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. :D
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2016
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  6. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    :signs046: We are looking forward to hearing how the Blackbird Razor performs.
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    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.
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  8. whiteboy_cannon

    whiteboy_cannon Well-Known Member

    I'm actually using the Proraso soap, or croap as some would call it
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  9. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    January 3, day 2
    Mongoose razor
    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...
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  10. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    January 3, 2016
    Prep: Hot Shower. Axe Energizing Face Wash Boost
    Razor: iKon B1 Standard
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue
    Lather: MdC
    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!
  11. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I put a dab on each side of my face and neck.
  12. TomJ89de

    TomJ89de Well-Known Member

    Good pics love the ikon in black
  13. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Thank you Tom! It does really pop! A very generous member here gave me the B1 handle.
  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    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. :happy088:
  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Too many dabs could get a guy in trouble.

  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Birthday Shave

    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!:happy096:
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    I will start my focus for January tomorrow. Have a great day everyone.
    03 01 16.JPG
  17. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Happy Birthday Douglas!!
  18. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I'm very thankful. :thanks:
  19. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Happy Birthday, Doug! Your Bride's a keeper for sure. :bounce017::greet002::happy036:
  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    :bounce017::bounce017: Happy Birthday Doug. :bounce017::bounce017:

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