October 30 Day/Rule Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Sep 30, 2020.

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Will you be focusing on an Open Comb razor?

  1. Absolutely, I have them all shined up and ready for shaving.

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. I will mix it up, closed and open comb razors.

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. I haven't used a comb for many years.

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. I am a straight razor shaver, you open comb shavers don't know what you're missing.

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  5. If I use an open comb razor, will I finally get some cookies?

    12 vote(s)
    50.0%
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  1. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Jeff! She is a smooth shaver. She is my 2nd largest razor and it looks so small compared to Mad Max.
     
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  2. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

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  3. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Awesome shaves Matt.
     
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  4. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Why, were you trying a buying freeze for den reduction purposes?
     
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  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Joseph! I find that a near wedge is very easy to use because of the weight and the inflexibility of the blade. It is also very forgiving as compared to a full hollow. I have never had a bad shave with it. I am very happy with it and should use it more frequently.
     
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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    True! You could be collecting vintage cars, too. Lol!
     
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    October 8

    Mongoose
    Feather Super Pro (3)
    30 DC LE Figured Maple handle w/APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    Mike's Natural Soaps Hungarian Lavender
    Alum
    Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel
    Unrefined Shea Butter
    Almond Oil
    Jeeves of Hudson Street Blood on Steel
    Aramis


    Two days of growth, same old gear, including a war-torn Mike's tin, 2+ passes, and near BBS results. The LE brush did a stellar job with the Mike's soap. Inspired by @Primotenore, I took extra time to make nice, almost drippy, slick lather. This inexpensive knot has changed my opinion of synthetics in general. I like the combination of its soft tips and firm backbone. I also like that you can give it a quick dip in warm water, and it is ready to go. The handle shape feels good in my hand. Even though it is smooth, it's easy to grip.

    The only downside to today's shave is that I worked my neck a bit too much with buffing and J-hooks, and I feel some minor after-effects. It's not bad and no one else but me and you know about it. :) We're having postcard weather here in the Bluegrass, and I'm nice and smooth for an evening porch visit with dear friends we haven't seen since last year.

    I hope to work in some OC shaves later this month. I'm itchin' to bring out my NEW LC or SC.

    And I found a watch for @b1hart that is easy to set.

    Grace and Peace.

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  8. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice dual shave. Just wondering if you are trying to freezed the dome with that splash. You know you will not have to wait much longer for Mother Nature to take care of it herself for you. No artificial ingredients needed.
     
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  9. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I was trying to reduce inventory by more than I bought. I have several soaps and creams on the ropes so it’s all good.


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  10. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Beautiful shave Charlie. Hope you and Kathy enjoy your porch visit with some dear friends.
     
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  11. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I've stopped eating bread in protest. Oh wait a minute. I may have to rethink my decision.

    Feather blades?
    Fresh bread?

    :scared011::scared011::scared011:
     
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  12. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Terrific shave Charlie! The brush is a stunner! Have a great day and a fun-filled get-together with your friends this evening!
     
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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Awesome shave and recap Charlie. I like your watch choice.


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  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thanks Joe. These are friends we can call on anytime for anything. We've known them for about 35 years, and the gent was one of my first bosses. (Man oh man, did he have his hands full, and I'm not joking. :)) He's been a wonderful mentor and great friend to me over the years. Up until COVID, he and I got together for a guy's night out each month. We're starting back beginning with a visit tonight that includes our Brides.
     
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  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thanks Joe. I know you guys are getting tired of seeing the same gear, but it's hard to put the good stuff away. As I've said many times, @jtspartan is a brush turning master, and I'm honored to have one of his creations.
     
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  16. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thanks Clint. My Sub is two model iterations behind this one. Looks like I now have a vintage. ;) Prices have skyrocketed in the last few years, and I'm glad I jumped on mine when I did.

    I hope you are feeling better and are filled to the brim with chill pills today. :)
     
  17. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I am speechless Joseph!
     
  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks a bunch Jeff !
     
  19. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I vote feather blades!


    tp
     
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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Glad things have settled down and you got a great shave in. Take care Blair.
     
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