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

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  1. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Fabulous start to the month Paul.
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  2. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thank you Joe. I appreciate it.
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  3. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice shave Eric.
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  4. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Thank you. I was not insulted at all. I was just having some fun. I’m glad you’re keeping this tradition alive!
    Have fun!
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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    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.
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  7. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member


    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
    Additional Care:
    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.
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  8. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Wonderful shave Joe! Enjoy your backyard paradise.
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  9. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    It could have been that it was a fresh GEM blade. They are SHARP!
  10. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    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...

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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    July 1 SOTA

    Good afternoon

    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!
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  12. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    any day is a good day for hand tossed pizza:)
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  13. mrchick

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    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.
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you Joe....I'm happy :).
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  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joe.
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  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Awesome shave Joe
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  17. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    I am sure you had a few nice slices of pizza. Thank you Hogie
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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Joe.
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  19. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    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
    PAA Ascension
    Razorock SLOC V2.0
    Yaqi Mellon

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    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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