Micromatic Monday

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  1. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday , Nov1st, 2021

    Razor: Gem Junior 1912 Parade- Mfg 1943 variant, great mid range, a joy to use, A very comfortable self standing handle.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(10) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Ach Brito Lavanda cream, nice mild scent + excellent lather qualities.(misted)
    Brush: Yaqi Goblin 24 mm synthetic, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrub + great lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Witch hazel +Ach Brito aftershave + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion(balm)& scentless.
    Results: CCS, DFS, BBS + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]excellent shave with my Gem Jr 1912 parade with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  2. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Nov 2nd 2021

    Razor: Gem Featherweight 1st generation, Mfg 1950-52, 2nd Gen 1953-54, excellent razor, very light and nimble. I like using this razor with a new Gem blade because I usually get stellar shaves because of the sharpness of the blade. Good way to break a new Gem PTFE blade in also with a tame mid range razor.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Ach Brito Lavanda cream, nice mild scent + excellent lather qualities.(misted)
    Brush: Yaqi Dandelion 24mm Cashmere synthetic, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, gentle scrubber, excellent painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: WH cleanse, Ach Brito Lavanda aftershave + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion (Balm) + scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + minor irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gem Featherweight 1st Gen + a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  3. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Great shave tonight even though it was a bit rushed. I really like the look and feel of the 1914. I also really like the audio feedback it gives.
    I keep trying to like boar brushes but for some reason the lather always falls apart very quickly compared to my badger brushes. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. The brush feels fine when lathering although I think my badgers have more backbone. The boars I have all seem floppy to me.

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  4. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had an excellent shave this morning with a Gem 1912, fresh Gem SS PTFE, LaToja, and an Omega boar. The lather today was even better than yesterday and I'm very glad I figured out the issues I had been having with boar brushes. Today's watch is the Casio G-Shock DW 5600E. And today's shave was also inspired by SRQShavers recent acquisition.

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  5. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday shave, Nov 8th 2021

    Razor: Star bar #4 lather catcher- Mfg 1919-20, might of been the last models of the Star lather catchers MFG, tame mid range, beautiful design and works like a charm. I always get excellent shaves with razor and is one of my favorites. Excellence IMO.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(2) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore, nice mild vanilla & tobacco scent with excellent lather qualities.(Misted)
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm 2band High mountain badger, excellent lather generator, pillow like soft tips, nice scrubber + great painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe and bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(balm) + scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG] Excellent shave with my Star bar #4 with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Nov 9th 2021

    Razor:
    Gem G bar, Mfg 1955-58 tame mid range, well built, different handle feel, does me well.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(3) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore, nice mild vanilla & tobacco scent with excellent lather qualities.(misted)
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm Timber wolf whiskers, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrub + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on my cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing cream(balm) + scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + 1 weeper= [​IMG] excellent shave with my Gem G bar with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  7. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

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    November 15th, 2021

    Superior Safety Razor
    GEM stainless ptfe blade
    Custom Horn & Onyx Brush w/Timberwolf knot by @gssixgun
    Razorock - The Dead Sea
    Soap & Aftershave Splash
     
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  8. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, Nov 15th 2021

    Razor: Gem Junior bar lather catcher- Mfg 1907-11, upper mild range razor, beautiful razor to use, easy to work the face and I enjoy using this great razor and it performs well with a sharp blade.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(4) Excellent blade, very sharp, excellent longevity + smooths out nicely 7 predictable.
    Soap: Razorock The Dead Sea, very unique scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi 24 mm Moka synthetic, excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, gentle scrub + great lather painter.
    Pre Shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of Clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock The Dead Sea AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(Balm)+ scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gem Jr bar lather catcher with a coated Gem Blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  9. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Nov 16th 2021

    Razor: Everready Streamliner 2nd Generation- Mfg 1949-53,Excellent razor, upper mid range. It will deliver a great shave when you dial in your technique how it likes to be used, I like to use this razor to see if my technique is up to par, nice eye candy IMO. Well built for it's era from solid brass + chrome coated.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(5) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Gillette Pure cream, nice sweet clean scent, excellent lather qualities.(misted)
    Brush: Razorock Noir 400 synthetic, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great scrubber, great lather painter. well used for a couple of years.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser+ a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock The Dead Sea AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion(balm)+scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS, + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my ER Streamliner + a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  10. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    That is a spectacular looking brush.
     
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  11. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    Thank you. :)
     
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  12. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, Nov22nd 2021

    Razor : Gem Push button-Mfg 1958-65, tame mid range, nice eye candy, Black & gold, I always receive nice shave with this razor.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(7) Very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Irish Country side, mild scent + excellent lather qualities.(misted)
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm high mountain Silvertip badger, excellent lather generator + pillow like soft tips, nice scrub, great lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Fine fresh Vetiver with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion (balm) + scentless.
    Results : CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]excellent shave with Gem Push button with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  13. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Nov 23rd 2021

    Razor: Everready 1924(AKA Shovel head)+ a ER streamliner strop handle, Mfg 1919-24 Excellent mid range, rear loading, great audio feedback, great results.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(7) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Lavender, nice masculine scented soap, excellent lather qualities.(misted) 3rd tub started.
    Brush: Yaqi Goblin 24mm synthetic knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrub + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(balm) + unscented.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]excellent shave with my ER 1924 with a coated blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  14. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday Nov 29th 2021

    Razor: Gem Micromatic Flying wing, Guiding eye, MMBT......(8) excellent tame mid range, heaviest of all the Micromatics, the razor is designed for mild side shaving of the Micromatics. I enjoy using this razor, but I don't expect BBS either & that is great.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(8) Very sharp, Great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Speick stick, mild spicy scent with excellent lather qualities. (Misted)Excellent looking lather.
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm Ferrari boar brush, excellent lather generator, soft split end tips, nice scrub, great lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash my whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep; Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion(balm) + scentless.
    Results: CCS ,DFS,BbS+ no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my Micromatic bullet tip with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  15. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I had a marvelous Williams Wednesday shave today complete with Aqua Velva after shave. However the real star of the show was the new to me 1887 Kampfe Brothers Star razor. This was my first shave with a wedge blade safety razor. Overall it was an excellent shave. Even though the seller did a great job honing the blades before sending the razor out, I could work on my stopping a bit to get the most out of them. The Williams lathered extremely easily with the Zenith Boar and the Aqua Velva was a fantastic finishing touch.

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  16. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Just a quick and gentle clean-up this morning. Didn't have time to play much with the photography today either.

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  17. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, Dec 6th 2021

    Razor: Micromatic Clog Pruf(Pearless model 17 nib S.B) Excellent mid range, well designed and manufactured, a little smoother than the MMOC with the extra 5 nibs for my self & I get excellent shaves usually with this model.
    Blade: Gem Personna SS PTFE(9) very sharp, Great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap: Razorock Blue barber, nice barber shop scent with excellent lather qualities. RR version of Floyd blue after shave.(misted)
    Brush: Yaqi Goblin 24mm synthetic knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice gentle scrubber + great painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock Blue barber with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturising lotion(balm) + scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]excellent shave with my MMCP with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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