Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Trigger, Jul 1, 2022.
Fabulous start to the month Paul.
Thank you Joe. I appreciate it.
Very nice shave Eric.
Nice setup Hogie. Sorry that the new OC razor did not behave. Perhaps with a now used blade it may perform better the next time.
Thank you. I was not insulted at all. I was just having some fun. I’m glad you’re keeping this tradition alive!
I am glad because I was a little concerned. Btw, I missed your straight razor posts. Since you left, I have acquired a 10/8 Sprecher and a 13/8 razor by a Ukrainian artisan named Yuri. Keith @Keithmax had some influence on me with his large straights.
SRS # 714 - JustOneJulyWeekdays-Soap
Rating: 5 / 5
Razor: Martens HDW Co. 11/16” Kingwood scales
Brush: Hembree Derlin Paragon Boar 25 mm
Lather: Blackship Grooming Company La Concorde
Aftershave: Black Ship Grooming Co. La Concorde
Stirling Alum Block
Humphreys Cucumber Melon Witch Hazel
Stirling Unscented Glacial Balm
After some serious thought, not really, I have opted for the JustOneJulyWeekdays-Soap approach for the month. Using this approach will allow me some flexibility if I do choose for the other aspects of the shave.
Given Joe’s, @Trigger, suggestion of incorporating a patriotic theme all aspects of this shave except possibly the razor was “Made in America”. The razor may receive honorable mention as the stamp on the razor is Martens HDW (Marten Hardware).
I had a wonderfully close three pass shave although I did manage a knick on the upper lip near the left nostril. No worries, the post shave routine took care of it.
Here is the lathered brush. Blackship Grooming is a very nice soap.
Today is the third day of beautiful summer weather. The pool is beckoning.
I hope you all have a great day gentlemen.
Wonderful shave Joe! Enjoy your backyard paradise.
It could have been that it was a fresh GEM blade. They are SHARP!
Nice setup, Joe!
I had to cool off so, I went for a ride to my favorite italian restaurant. My fav waitress wasn't there but another I know was. She likes my cat and said that everybody calls her the "Crazy Cat Lady" because she always has several cats. LOL It was nice ride. Weather may crap for tomorrow...
July 1 SOTA
1959 Gillette Fatboy ( setting 9 )
Gillette 7'o'clock Perma-Sharp (4?)
Rockwell Synthetic Brush
Shannon's Soap The Warrior SS
Proraso Green AS
Maggard's Alum Block
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Beard Growth: 27 hrs
It's Fatboy Friday and since it goes along with Patriotic month, I decided to bring mine out to start the month. Yes, I did another bowl lather and I used Shannon's Soaps The Warrior in keeping with this month's theme. I have decided that I will bowl lather this soap henceforth because it's easier to lather this soap with this method. It does produce a nice, slick, low structure lather and that is fine with me. Here is the lather:
I did a 2.5 pass with pickups which tells me that the blade is near the end of its usefulness. However, I did get an errorless BBS shave.
Did get some alum feedback, but it was not terribly painful. Witch hazel and the refreshing Proraso Green aftershave topped off this nice shave. Tomorrow will be a no shave day and Sunday will be a straight razor shave. It probably will be one of my Dovo straights. Have a great day!
any day is a good day for hand tossed pizza
Yuri makes very nice razors. Maybe I’ll do a focus with one of his next month. @Keithmax has some beautiful straights. He influenced me as well.
Thank you Joe....I'm happy .
Thank you Joe.
Awesome shave Joe
I am sure you had a few nice slices of pizza. Thank you Hogie
Yaqi Mellon razor head.
Lemonwald stainless steel handle.
Astra SP blade (fresh).
Simpson T3 Trafalgar synthetic brush.
Mitchell’s Wool Fat soap.
Irish Chestnut by Andy Hilfiger cologne.
Great Friday shave. I had forgot how good of a little shaver the Yaqi Mellon head is.
I'll be working through my self lubricating open comb razors this month.
Left to right.....
Grand Shave King
Razorock SLOC V2.0
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Nice shave Danny. Are you going to rotate the heads once a week or go through the rotation every 4 shaves?
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