SEptember 2015 - Discuss SE Safety razors

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by GDCarrington, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Rufus T.

    Rufus T. Late for dinner

    Love your "working den" MrC!
    I check out the Amazon listing for your razor rack (test tube holder) from time to time - and most all of the reviews are from wetshavers using the holder like you do! I'll be pulling the trigger on one soon! Thanks for the tip.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
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  2. Rufus T.

    Rufus T. Late for dinner

    Wow, great inventory Roderick!
  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I have two 12 hole racks and one six hole. I like them a lot.
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  4. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

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  5. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    I"ll be using my Schick J2 to kick off the month.
  6. Cash

    Cash New Member

    Whoa. I am just pretty new to SE razors. I need to get some more Personna GEM blades and then I'll be on board.
  7. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    As soon as these get here, I"ll be trying my 1924 Ever Ready
  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Great topic, will be real fun to follow this thread through September. Thanks for starting it.
  9. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I'll be participating with a few SE/injector razors.

    Coming up tomorrow is my Schick Type F and later in the week I am hoping to use one of my Elgin razors.

    Later on a Schick Hydro-Magic and some other stuff.

    Fun stuff.
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  10. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos


    Wool Fat Tuesday September 1:

    Homemade PS Oil
    VDH Boar Brush
    Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Injector Type G
    Stirling Unscented PSB
    Florida Water AS
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  11. Roderick

    Roderick Well-Known Member

    Schick B2 / schick (2)
    Rubberset Vintage w/ silvertip knot
    Aqua Velva Original Sport
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  12. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    9/1/2015 Single Edge September

    Prep: Hot shower with Neutrogena Face Wash with menthol, home made PSO
    Razor: CV Heljestrand, CMON Filarmonica Doble Temple straight razor
    Blade: GEM PTFE Coated SE blade (3)
    Brush: Vie Long Horse Hair
    Soap: L'Occitane - Cade
    After: Home made ASB, Aqua Velva Ice Blue
    Cologne: Prada - Amber Pour Homme Intense

    I wanted to start out Single Edge September right, so I broke out the CV Heljestrand lather cather type this morning. The Cade was whipped up nicely by the Vie Long brush. The CV Heljestrand with the GEM blade and the Fily did their jobs well. The AV and the Prada were a nice finish for this 2 pass Darn Fine Shave.

    Have a blessed day!

    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  14. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    9/1/2015 Single Edge September Face SOTD

    Sorry, no pictures today. I just had an extra half blade laying around, so I decided to use the shavette for my face only shave this morning. I actually had my first comfortable 2-pass shave with the shavette today. Usually I can only do one comfortably. Most of my face was actually quite smooth today as well, but for whatever reason I can't seem to figure out the right side of my neck with this thing. Feels ok, but there's visible stubble. Especially strange since I'm right hand dominant and the problem is on my right side. Left side (which I shave with my left hand) ends up fine.

    Prep: Wash with Neutrogena (cool water) and Nivea Creme
    Razor: Parker SR1
    Blade: Perma Sharp Super
    Brush: TGN Super Badger
    Soap: Col. Conk Bay Rum
    After: Clubman w/ added glycerin
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  15. Rufus T.

    Rufus T. Late for dinner

    September 1, 2015

    Single-Edge SEptember
    Injectors and perhaps a GEM

    During this first week, my first with injectors, I’ll look to familiarize myself with them by starting with one that has been described as mild and perhaps move to experiment with others along the aggressiveness spectrum. I’ll be doing SEs all month.

    Hot Shower, Morning Shave
    Soap: Proraso Green
    Brush: Omega Pro 48
    Razor: Schick Eversharp Type J3 Golden 500
    Blade: Schick Injector (China) (2)
    TSD Witch Hazel
    Aftershave Cream: Proraso Green
    After Shave: Proraso Green

    08-31-15 J3.JPG

    Second shave with the J3 - "Golden 500.” Two-pass shave (WTG / ATG).

    I played a bit with searching for the “best” angle. (A bit subjective, I believe.) @Bama Samurai suggested to use an angle that produces a “Velcro”-type sound. I did find that angle and it does sound as advertised! I eased back on it just a bit to try to smooth out the comfort level.

    All in all, same result as yesterday, a beautiful shave. In my 4 months of traditional shaving, I do not know if I’ve experienced back-to-back shaves like this before.

    If tomorrow’s shave is another repeat, I may move on to my next Schick - an I2 which is said to be very similar to the one I’m currently using.

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  16. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    For September 2nd:
    Razor - Schick F
    Brush - Rubberset 200-3 w/H.I.S. Knot 26 / 57 mm
    Blade - 1960s Vintage Personna Vydax Coated Stainless
    Soap - The Soap Exchange Barber Shoppe

    Song - The Ink Spots – Maybe 1940

    Last edited: Sep 2, 2015
  17. Rufus T.

    Rufus T. Late for dinner

    That is a beauty sir! I'll assume it's one of your favs?

    It's not a mortal sin if I covet it from afar, is it?
    Well, Maybe. (great tune!)
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  18. Jayaruh

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  19. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Yes it is one of my faves!
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  20. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    That does look awesome :)
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