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

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  1. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Thursday June 23, 2022

    Razor: Supply 2.0 matte black injector with SE comb plate / Supply Black Label blade (8)
    Brush: Jayaruh JR #267 burled maple handle with Omega Pro 49 boar knot
    Soap: MWF
    Post: alum and Nivea Sensitive Skin Aftershave Balm

    Last shave was Tuesday morning, so a bit of stubble to remove. The blade is still fine on its 8th use. I did "one pass and done" to an overall DFS result. However, I was careless and heavy-handed this morning and the alum stung slightly in a few spots. No nicks or actual razorburn though. I used my Nivea for the first time in a couple of years, mainly as a precaution.

    I would have to say, if I had pressed equally hard and shaved as roughly with any other razor, including this one with my previous normal "two-dot" plate, a Schick "E", or any DE including a Gillette Tech -- I would have seen actual blood. Says absolutely nothing good about my shaving technique today, but I find Supply's new "nick proof" design of their new Supply SE injector razor to be truly truly impressive!
     
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  2. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Way to check out Supply's nick proof plate John. Enjoy your day!
     
  3. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    June 23 SOTD

    Good afternoon

    Face and dome shave

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    1955 Gillette Redtip
    Gillette 7 o'clock Perma-Sharp DE Blade (4,1)
    Omega Pro 49 Boar Brush (Face)
    JR #290 Cashmere Brush not pictured (Dome)
    Arko SS
    Old Spice AS
    Maggard's Alum Block
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Beard Growth 30 hrs
    Dome Growth: 2+ days

    I have to say this Arko soap is just an awesome slick soap. Did 3 passes on my face and got a near BBS shave. After the face shave, I replaced the blade with a fresh one for my headshave. Did 3 passes with touchups for a cueball smooth dome. I am glad to say there wasn't any blood loss or irritation anywhere.

    I have to say that I rarely use the Gillette Redtip for headshaves because it's not aggressive for me, but I have been learning that I can get great DE shaves without using über aggressive razors. Mind you, I do prefer aggressive razors and very sharp blades. On my headshave, I also switched to my JR 290 cashmere brush for the dome shave because I like the feel of it versus the Pro 49.

    Some alum feedback on my neck, but nothing else was singing in my face and dome. Witch hazel and the Old Spice applications ended the shaves on a nice note.
    Have a great evening.
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome red tip shave Joe..:cool:
     
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shave John.:cool:
     
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    up for tomorrow..
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  7. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Gary. :)
     
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    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    :):eatdrink047:
     
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  10. ewk

    ewk Well-Known Member

    June 30/30 -- Yuma, Act II

    Razor: Yuma
    Brush: Trotter Handcrafts Cities from Space
    Blade: Nacet
    Soap: B&M Nordost
    A/S: Captain's Choice Lime

    Tonight's shave revealed two unsurprising discoveries. First, the Yuma, like most any razor, performs much better with a sharper blade. Second, the Usta lacks sharpness. Both face and dome required significant touch ups after two passes, particularly in notoriously stubborn areas. Nevertheless, the Yuma did not irritate the skin, and I achieved a far smoother shave than last night using the Usta blade. The Yuma has not earned the rank of "high efficiency," but it is a basic inexpensive blade holder that provides a smooth comfortable shave. Some soap samples came in today's mail! If you like orange, you will LOVE Nordost.

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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Excellent shave Eric! Nacets have a great rep for being smooth and sharp. Although I am not a bowl latherer, I like your shaving bowl. I have heard that Nordost has a nice orange scent. Have a great night.
     
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  12. ewk

    ewk Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Joe. The bowl came as a set with the razor from Turkey. I found the set when searching for the razor. As soon as I discovered Nacet blades, I stocked up. They are my favorite, and with about 300, I should be good for the rest of my life :) . What I really like about the Nordost is there is no detectable "smokiness," in spite of the label. Just a deep sweet rich orange scent.
     
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  13. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gary
     
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  14. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice cryptic shave Gary.
     
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  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Nice Supply shave John
     
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  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Do e Arko shave Joe.
     
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  17. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Nordost is some good stuff Eric. Excellent shave.
     
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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    You are trying to take over my title of King of typos. Thanks on both counts.
     
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  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I like orange scents, however, I stayed away from Nordost because of it's smokiness. Now based on your review, I may have to reconsider. Have you tried Stirling Satsuma? It has a mandarin orange scent.
     
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  20. ewk

    ewk Well-Known Member

    No, I have not tried Satsuma. I do have Smoky Grapefruit, and it is very smoky; not really my style either.
     
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