Open Comb Central - The Place With Real Teeth (No R41, Hybrid or Closed Combs)

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  1. Boojum1

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    Halloween
    Thursday
    OCtober 31, 2019


    Gillette New Deluxe
    Wizamet Super Iridium
    Ever Ready C40 Envy White Two Band
    Fine American Blend Soap & Aftershave
    Brooks Brothers 1818

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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    --------Birthday Shave--------
    Gillette New Standard Razor
    Bolzano Superinox Blade
    24mm Tuxedo Halloween Birthday Brush
    Klar Shave Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Stetson Black After Shave Balm
    Stetson Black Cologne

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome..
     
  4. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome Jim..great birthday shave..
     
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  5. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Thursday OCtober 31

    I spent the last few evenings honing 8 wedge blades and my hope was that one or a couple/few I honed properly. I varied my technique slightly for each blade thinking I can adopt the technique used for which ever blade is honed best - assuming at least one is honed well. For today's shave, I used 3 of those wedges in 3 lather catchers for my shave and to test how I did honing.

    Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
    Soap - La Savonniere du Moulin
    Brush - Simpson 400-3
    Blade1 - Kampfe Bros Star
    Razor1 - Kampfe Bros Star lather catcher US Pat 6/15/80, Eng Pat 3/8/87
    Blade2 - M-K Heljestrand
    Razor2 - Kindal Heljestrand lather catcher
    Blade3 - Heljestrand
    Razor3 - CV Heljestrand lather catcher
    Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Epsilon Blue A/S

    Shave rating 5 of 5

    Before anyone gets in a tizzy, all 3 are lather catchers but all 3 are also OC for OCtober. I started with the Kampfe with Kampfe blade WTG on one cheek by my ear. The blade was cutting but could have cut better. I switched to the Kindal with MK blade when I started on my other cheek. This blade felt a little sharper than the Kampfe. When I got to my neck and chin and mouth area, I switched to the other Heljestrand with the regular Heljestrand blade. Wow, this wedge was sharp and cut smoothly. I actually honed one blade so far well. Anyway, I finished up the first pass and did the 2nd pass XTG with the Heljestrand with regular Heljestrand blade. 2 passes, overall DFS+ with my cheeks down to my jawline BBS. It would be an understatement to say I'm happy. I just need to see how I did with the other wedges (I have 5 more to test). At worst, I can follow the honing technique I used for this Heljestrand blade for the rest of my un-honed blades. I finished off with the Epsilon Blue A/S.

    Overall, an excellent shave. Now on to NOvember.

    Happy shaves to everyone.
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    - Ken
     
  6. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome..
     
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  7. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Happy birthday


    - Ken
     
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  8. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary


    - Ken
     
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Ken.
     
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  10. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20191101.
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    Prep (sample).
    M Keramiek / APShaveCo SynBad.
    Razor Master "Ari" shaving soap.
    iKon B1 DeLuxe / OSS handle.
    Personna Platinum Chrome (3).
    Jan's Splash "Pine/Orange".
     
  11. Boojum1

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    Friday
    November 1, 2019


    Karve CB OC
    Super Iridium
    Simpson Captain
    Panna Crema Nuavia Nera
    A&E So. Cal Hipster Aftershave
    Tom Ford for Men

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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome..
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    #15 aristocrat/platinum/wcs synthetic/razorock.. 20191101_220829_edited.jpg
     
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  15. Boojum1

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    Saturday
    November 2, 2019


    Timeless OC .95 UFO Ti
    Super Iridium
    El Druida Robo I
    Shannon's Soap Coconut Lime
    Royal Lyme
    ADP Cypresso di Toscana

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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Mark..
    awesome shave and pic..
     
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  17. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Sunday 11.03.19 SOTD

    RazoRock Artisan Bar Soap lather and rise
    Gillette ball end NEW LC gold / Gillette Nacet (1)
    Simpsons Commodore X3 Best Badger
    Fine Fresh Vetiver in a vintage mug
    Old Spice Cologne Original

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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome shave and pics Jim.love the new lc..
     
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    brit new deluxe criterion 2 piece gold
    platinum
    custom handle/boar
    copper bowl
    figaro
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  20. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary. The new lc is my go-to OC. But your new deluxe criterion is a thing of beauty.
     
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