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

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Trigger, Sep 30, 2021.


What is your most challenging part of shaving?

  1. Making a great lather

    4 vote(s)
  2. Choosing the right blade and razor for my beard growth

    2 vote(s)
  3. Try to pick the right aftershave

    2 vote(s)
  4. I do not have any challenges

    5 vote(s)
  5. Other (technique or issue)

    2 vote(s)
  6. Not picking the Veg

    2 vote(s)
  7. Waking Up

    2 vote(s)
  8. Listening to Brian Adams' "Cuts like a Knife"

    2 vote(s)
  9. It just feels so right

    3 vote(s)
  10. Long Polls

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    October 12 SOTD

    Straight Shave # 307
    13/8 ArtRazor 1000
    G E Jones Shakesharp for headshave
    Two Rockwell DE Blades
    MREE LE #10 Cashmere Brush
    Stirling Spice SS and AS
    Maggards Alum Block
    Dickinson WH
    Beard Growth: 92 hrs


    Before the shave 20211012_115304.jpg

    End result 20211012_124955.jpg
    Boy, I needed this shave very badly.
    Both the headshave and face shave went off without a hitch. It is been many years that I allowed this growth to occupy my face. Artie took it down without incident. 2.5 passes gave me a near BBS. I was not looking for perfection today. The Shakesharp gave me a nice headshave, but I had to change the blades to finish the second pass. Again, I was not looking for perfection. Finished with my usual postshave routine and look very presentable. Have a nice day guys.
  2. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I also was not a fan of Sandpiper. Luckily, I was given a 1 oz sample from @Linuxguile Andrew when I was new to this thread. However, Andrew enabled me to be a Stirling fanboy.
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Joe:):eatdrink047:
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    fabulous weekend shaves and gear gents..:cool::happy096:
  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you Joe.....with this warm weather my face feels jus that....I had to do a Primo-like report this morning :).
  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thanks Joe. Someone did a post about elephants flying. Just don't land on me, Babar!!! You and I differ about Sandpiper-that one, as a sample, DID knock my socks off-even ahead of Xecutive Man and Sharp Dressed Man, the real popular ones.
  8. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I think Andrew "has a house behind all his Stoylin products"....never said that to him, but he certainly has many.
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  9. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Looking Suave and Debonair. Wonderful shave Joe
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  10. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you thrice Gary.
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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Joe! I am just glad to get rid of that rough look.
  12. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Hi all!!
    I'm still around.
    Because of the crazy bladesters here and their help, I've been able to shave with some pretty great tools.


    My favorite razor, blade and software combo for M-F.
    This week I had Friday off so it was M-Th.


    Trying to keep it fresh, I haven't used TOBS for many months and the printed razor for just as long.
    Friday was nice.


    Saturday morning, well the Rapira was the weapon of choice.


    Sunday the PAA OC bakelite did a fine job.


    Monday, Tuesday back to my favorite tools and suds.
    Yes the same picture, the same shave.

    Uh oh!
    Look what the mail man left for me.

    Yaqi Excalibur.
    Tomorrow's shave for sure!

    It sure is nice to be able to just grab any razor in the collection, choose a soap and after shave you're in the mood for, then go to town.
    Couldn't have done it without this crazy bunch of shaving nuts..

    Keeps the morning routine a little fresher.


  13. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great shave summaries Terry! It is always good to hear from you.
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  14. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Awesome series of Stirling shaves Terry. Keep it up. We don’t mind enabling and encouraging aging you.
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  15. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Have a good night. I am at 98.6F. However, I will continue with the cold water/alcohol compress on my head and neck through the rest of the week. I want to make sure this god forsaken fever does not return. Drinking plenty of fluids and even had a pizza slice.
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  16. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox Well-Known Member

    :signs001: Gary.:cool:
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  17. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks Joe!
    Just chiming in to show my progress.

    Thanks Joe!
    Well that's fine with me.
    It keeps me pushing forward.

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  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Very nice "back nine" shave with the same arsenal as the day hefore, but for the

    Brush-Stoylin "li'l brudder"

    as I have never been one to use the same brush two days in a row. But it made for an "all-Stoylin" shave :). 0:45 to load the "brudder" with the Sandpiper soap. Shaving is the art of beginning with a specific pattern on the face and neck, then demolishing that pattern by just making sure to "cover all bases", going left and right, up and down, with some diagonal thrown in at times. No damaging issues for me today-3 red polkadots showed up once again, but they were easily handled by the Stoylin A.S. and cold-water rinse. At Cactus Nation I got what I missed yesterday. Good feeling. The aftershave does go on a little tough, but settles down gradually. Pierre Cardin fragrance again(male parfum)to finish it off. Super Duper Excellent.
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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Wardonia/Kai/MDC. Another remarkable shave. It's extremely uncommon for me not to do either second lather or touch ups with an SE on my head shave, putting the Wardonia in a very exclusive club. While my punch cuts through the Falcon blades like butter, the construction of the Kai blade makes it difficult to get a clean cut, meaning somewhat different performance on one side vs the other. Not a big deal.

    I'm learning that MDC is far superior in coexisting with the charcoal soap I use before shaving, I'll probably just stick with it

    Sent from my LG-US998 using Tapatalk
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021
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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Nice Paul.
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