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

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by GDCarrington, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Tuesday 09.26.21 SOTD

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    Gillette ‘38 Senator / Gillette The Spoiler
    Elite Razor Ivory over Pastel Swirl 24mm Boar
    Williams Shaving soap / Barbasol Brisk Aftershave
     
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  2. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, OCtober 26th 2021

    Razor: Razorock Old type open comb-Mfg 2015,milder range, have not used this beauty since the last OCtober possibly, put in a Kai blade and man this baby perform today. The Kai blade cranked it up a nice notch to my sweet spot for shaving, very comfortable shave. Use to be my old travel razor with a standard blade, hard to nick your self when in the tropical climates.
    Blade : Kai SS (3) excellent blade, sharp & Smooth with excellent longevity. Extra wide by 4.5/1000 of a inch per side than a standard Gillette Astra blade. Gives milder razors a nice boost in efficentcy or for those who just enjoy blade feel in any razor.
    Soap: Ogallala Bayrum with sage & cedar wood, nice scent + great lather qualities. Have been using a water mister lately when mixing lathers and this has helped keeping this soap from being so airy IMO. Nice soap regardless.
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm tuxedo knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + 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: witch hazel cleanse + Ogallala Bayrum with sandal wood + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion balm(scentless)
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]excellent shave with my RR old type OC with a Kai blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    williams wednesday
    1934 red & black new deluxe/karve
    platinum
    custom badger
    canadian williams tonsorial/victor mug
    clubman whiskey woods

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  4. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    A question about that aftershave bottle if I may:
    Where did you find a square glass bottle with threads that fit the Clubman cap?

    BTW, +1 on filling it with the Wonderful Whiskey Woods.
     
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  5. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thursday 09.28.21 SOTD

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    Tatara Masamune OC / Personna‌ ‌Platinum‌
    Elite Razor Fire & Ice 24mm Manchurian White Fan
    Pre‌ ‌de‌ ‌Provence‌ ‌No.‌ ‌63‌ ‌Men's‌ ‌shave‌ ‌soap‌ ‌ & After Shave Balm
     
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  6. ewk

    ewk Well-Known Member

    Razor: Above the Tie mixed aluminum SB90 with aluminum open comb baseplate
    Blade: Gillette GSB
    Soap: B&M Diamond
    AS: Pinaud Lilac Vegetal

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    Enjoyed my first shave with the aluminum OC baseplate from ATT's "ugly stuff" sale. Very light scratches on the bottom of the baseplate do not bother me, and they do not even show up in the photo. (The white streak on the right side of the plate is a photo flash reflection). This OC plate steps up the blade feel and efficiency over the copper plate from last night.
     
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  7. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Friday October 29, 2021
    Razor: Kenyon/Sextoblade
    Blade: sChick Injector
    Brush: Trotter Handcraft Lake of Fire/Timberwolf
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    AS 1: Humphrey's Alcoholado Maravilla 70
    AS 2: CHH Tobacco
    Fragrance: John Varvatos Dark Rebel
    Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,087

    Work accomplished and new water heater installed yesterday for my parents. Nice shave this morning and while the Fat is slick and leaves the face feeling GREAT I just don't love it or reach for it much. On the fence with it on whether to keep it around as I reduce inventory. It's not the soap, it's me.............sounds like an imminent breakup. 1st pass with the Sextoblade re-scaled just because I had an itch to scratch with it and 2 passes with the Kenyon. Have a great day Folks !

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    it's a vintage woodbury aftershave bottle,probably 1950's .cap came with it.:)
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    friday
    limes..
    #15 brit aristocrat
    7 oclock green
    bbj omega 10098
    rr lime a/s
    c & e west indian lime cream and cologne

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  10. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, OCtober 30th 2021

    Razor: Gillette old type + tech fat handle- Mfg 1920's, great open comb, this razor has thousands of shaves shown by the nickel wear, previous owner enjoyed this razor a lot like myself. Keeper to remind me to be humble and grateful.
    Blade: Gillette Astra Superior stainless, Sharp & smooth. Excellent blade.
    Soap: Razorock blue barber, mild scent with excellent lather qualities(misted).
    Brush: Yaqi Artic sky 24mm syn, excellent lather generator, heavenly 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 Blue barber with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion balm + scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG] excellent shave with my Gillette old type +Astra SS blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    the weekender
    brit valet vc3 short handle
    feather
    simpson
    trumper's sandalwood
    tobs a/s & cologne

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  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette Senator Razor
    Gillette Nacet Stainless Blade
    Rubberset 200-2 Boar (restored) Brush
    Art Of Shaving Sandalwood Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Egyptian Musk
    Avon Oland After Shave


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  13. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    Beautiful VAS. I like the "Brittish" theme too.
     
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  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette Pocket Edition 500-A (thin handle) Set
    Gillette Nacet Stainless Blade
    Warranteed #15/Two Band Badger Brush
    Sundance Soapery Spicy Bay Rum w/Menthol Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Barbasol Brisk After Shave


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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you.:):eatdrink047:
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette New LC/Brass Colonial General Razor
    Gillette Nacet Stainless Blade
    Surrey Boar/Navy Brass Brush
    Jeeves Of Hudson St. Cherry Blossom Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Nivea Deep After Shave


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