January 2022 30 Day Rule/Focus and Discussion. All Are Welcome!

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Trigger, Dec 31, 2021.

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  1. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Wonderful shave Eric. I will be ready for whatever Mother Nature brings my way.
     
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  2. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Look at where your straight razor journey has take. You. Who would have thought this. Great shave Jeff.
     
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  3. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Guess you don’t want to stink out you work colleagues. :rofl: Great shave Gary.
     
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  4. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Excellent shave Barry.
     
  5. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    :signs001: Joe.
     
  6. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Joe.:):eatdrink047:
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    :D thank you Joe.:):eatdrink047:
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome gents..:cool::happy096:
     
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  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Lovely shave, Barry!
     
  10. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Lovely injector shave, Eric!
     
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  11. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Love that photo, Gary! Great looking Aristocrat kit!
     
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Well you heard correctly! ;) Honestly, I prefer a regular western straight, I’m given my druthers!
     
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  13. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Lovely Puma shave, Joe! I have a Puma 88! They’re great blades!
     
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  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Joe! I prefer a regular western straight!
     
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Jeff..:):eatdrink047:
     
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  16. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great shave Joe! I don't shovel. I kick my way clear.
     
  17. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    :signs001: Jeff.
     
  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I understand. If I was going for a kami, then I would go for the western grind.
     
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  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Jan 27 2022

    Good evening gents!

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    Straight Razor Shave # 342
    10/8 Max Sprecher (57)
    Catie"s Bubbles Tuxedo Brush
    Stirling Spice SS and AS
    Maggard's Alum Block
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Beard Growth: 31 hrs

    I wanted to end Jumbo January with my Max Sprecher because it is what turned me on to ultra large razor. It was my very first custom razor and it has served me well the last year and a half.
    I really got a voluminous, creamy, rich and slick lather because I beat the soap like it owed me money. I normally go for a much thinner lather but I am trying to use it up as quickly as possible. I think my next shave will do it.
    I also did something that I normally don't do and that's to do a full three pass shave. I haven't done one since my early days of straight shaving. I had a lot of lather for 4 to 5 passes so why not use it for another pass?The last pass was across the grain and to be honest, it was not comfortable because I hardly do it and the muscle memory is not there. Plus, doing it with a big razor only exacerbates the difficulty for me. Alas, I persevered and got a great shave with no nicks, cuts, weepers, creepers, irritation troubles or bubbles as IAMCDB (Chris Bailey) would say. Lol! Also, I didn't need to do any touchups.
    I applied the alum and did get some good feedback on my neck. Witch hazel and the matching aftershave followed. The aftershave burned on my neck area which is to be expected because the alum did the same thing. This was a very close shave and I enjoyed it very much. Have a great evening guys!
     
  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Princeton and Trenton, right?
     
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