May 2021 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion. All are welcome!

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Apr 30, 2021.


What's your plan for "Mayhem" May?

  1. I plan on shaving with a DE blade, duck taped to a popsicle stick.

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  2. I plan on shaving with a Bowie Knife.

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  3. I plan on shaving with a Stihl chain saw.

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  4. I plan on shaving with a rusty tin can lid.

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  5. I plan on NOT contracting tetanus.

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  6. I plan on eating many cookies.

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  7. I plan on, once again, ignoring stupid polls.

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  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Monday was the usual back-to-work safety razor shave. Joris DE, GSB, Tabac, and an Omega boar. The usual excellent result but no picture.

    Tuesday starts a new straight razor theme, Teutonic steel, razors from Germany and Austria. First up is a Koraat 14 2.0 double-bellied hollow. CK-6 soap base and my Shavemac silvertip in an ebonite handle and I have the makings for an enjoyable shave that was epic in it's results.

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  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Keith!
    So far everyday has been a good day.

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  3. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Just wonderful!
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  4. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Thanks so much Joe!

    Sincerely appreciated Andrew!

    Thank you Clint!

    Appreciate the kind words Danny!

    Thank you Keith!

    And I @Primotenore's fraghead detailed posts, however....a lot of us 30DC'rs are closet fragheads in learning....:D
  5. HighSpeed

    HighSpeed Well-Known Member

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    - Omega EVO Special Veteran
    - Moon Soaps Union
    - Feather DX, Proline P-30
    - Shake Sharp Gold V2, Feather + 1 shim
    - Humphrey's Organic Witch Hazel
    - Epsilon Blue AS
    - YSL Y EDP for Men

    Long time, no shave (five days). This one was great. Some of my shaver friends were discussing Moon Union, so I made a slight detour from the two other Moon soaps I've used this month and pulled out Union. Anyway, the shave was lovely - one of those where everything clicked.

    Be well everyone, and have a good evening ... or morning, as the case may be.
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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Excellent shave, and great lineup Mike.
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  7. HighSpeed

    HighSpeed Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joe.
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  8. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    25th May 2021.


    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/ Nivea Men ~ Power Fresh Shower Gel.

    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap With Mint Extracts. + Nuage Menthol shaving Oil.
    Brush: Chinese Unbranded Silvertip Fibre.
    Face Lather.
    Frankensoap : Pears Transparent bar Soap + Wilkinson Sword Soap bowl.
    Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock SE yellow. (D3)
    Razor: Wilkinson Sword Premium TTO.

    Cold water face wash with brush squeezings, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils.+3 Menthol Crystals, Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./Aloe Vera Gel./ Brut ~ Attraction Totale ASL.

    Early morning shave.

    My shaving set up this morning was absolutely brilliant!....I have mentioned before in many of my postings ,the vast majority of my shave set ups are very in-expensive. It just goes to show that you don't need expensive shaving items to get a good acceptable shave. It's all down to technique & shaving confidence.

    A Enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups close comfortable shave with no errors to report...Finishing the shave off a with a generous splash of Brut ~ Attraction Totale ASL.

    My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
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  9. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20210525 Etherea
    by IschiaPP @ Forio
    Bat71 Cashmere
    Olive Wood, Abalone Shell Inlay, Yaqi SK07 aka Maggard Beige, 24x50x115mm
    Timeless Razor Etherea by Shannon's Soap (sample, repack) *
    FrankenRazor PP1489
    Edwin Jagger DE89 / Maggard Razors MR14
    Zamak, Aluminium, 12x41x100mm, 56g (29/27)
    Wilkinson Sword by Gillette India #4
    Clubman Pinaud Reserve Gent’s Gin Aftershave Lotion 177ml
    #Shave #WetShaving #WetShavers
    #ShaveOfTheDay #ShaveLikeaMan
    #ShavingSoap #NewEntry #Test


    Full size:
    System Of A Down - Aerials

    * Grazie ad Oniro@ilRasoio​
  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great shave and photo Mike.

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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Wonderful shave recap and photo Barry.

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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Lovely photo and shave lineup Pierpaolo.

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  13. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Awesome shave Barry! I agree that you do not need expensive gear to get great shaves. However, I do believe that you get a different emotional experience when using high end stuff. Personally, I have one high end soap and aftershave and that's Gentlemen's Nod Signature Series. and I bought it because the scent was supposedly great. Unfortunately, it does smell nice, but the scent strength is almost non-existent so I am not thrilled with it. However, my experience with my only 2 custom razors, is quite different. In fact, I will be using my Max Sprecher for today's shave. Anyway, have a great day!
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  14. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joe...I also agree with your comments on the high end stuff..The Max Sprecher straight razors i have seen which i consider a 'Work of art shaving tool'...Enjoy your day my friend. Stay safe. Yours-Barry.:cool:
    Last edited: May 25, 2021
  15. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    Thank you Clint...Have a great day.:cool:
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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    May 25, 2021
    Henson AL13
    Zenith B27 Boar
    WSP Olympus Shave Soap
    Mike’s Bay Rum
    Grand Bay Rum Aftershave


    Happy Tuesday Everyone. The Chubby Zenith boar tore into the soap whipping up a wonderful rich slick lather. This soap is disappearing quickly. I have not used the Henson razor recently so I decided to give it a go. Three passes and touch ups caught the baby. Overall a wonderful shave to start the day. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.
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  17. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    May 25
    NEW LC let me down a bit, finding weepers in 3 or 4 spots. Could have been the blade. It’s only 3 days old, but this was the 3rd face shave and also it did a full head shave yesterday, so I’ll try again tomorrow with a fresh blade or...might go back to the Windsor

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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Veddy nice shave and lineup Clint. Enjoy your day.
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  19. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Tuesday May 25, 2021
    Razor: JA Henckels Rapide
    Blade: Gem (1)
    Brush: Mr.EE LE
    Soap: Baron's Choice 1508.5 Project
    AS 1: Humphrey's Alcoholado Maravilla 70
    AS 2: Skin Bracer
    Fragrance: N/A
    Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 930
    The German Rapide was invented by a man called Scharff in 1894 and when his US Patent expired in 1911 the razor mechanism became very popular and was copied and reproduced by many other Manufacture's including, Henckels, Wester Brothers, Solingen and many others.....

    The Rapide was designed to use a Single Wedge Blade...Some of the Rapide variation's will take a Modern SE Blade easier than others. Some of the Rapide Variants have somewhat small and delicate blade stops that will not hold a Modern Blade so easily. The original Wedge Blade that was originally intended for the Rapide are literally Wedged into place and the blade stops only provide a minor and secondary function in securing the wedge blade. My JA Henckels Rapide does accept a Modern Gem blade.

    1892 — German Patent for the Rapide safety razor
    Patent: DE64903
    Invention: Sicherheitsrasirmesser
    Filed: Saturday, 19th December 1891
    Published: Thursday, 13th October 1892
    Inventor: Ernst Scharff
    Language: German
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    So for the 1st shave this morning I started with the Wedge that appeared sharp enough to shave.........wrong. Sharp enough to cut you and FEEL sharp but tuggy to shave with and will need honing to use. I did the right side of my face with the wedge before seeing it wasn't removing whiskers well enough. Easy swap to a Gem blade and the shave was on in earnest. This is an aggressive razor but smooth. Just need respect and a light to no pressure approach but you will be rewarded with an EXTREMELY close shave. I love the look and history of this thing as well as the Henckel branding. Glad to have it in the den. Will do a video on it eventually as I have the goal to use on video each of my vintage razors to document them going forward. Hope all have a splendid day !!
    Last edited: May 25, 2021
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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Nice stuff and fine pic, but sorry about the weeps. Have a nice day Troy.
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