September 2017 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Aug 31, 2017.


Which SE will you be using this month?

  1. Schick Injector

    19 vote(s)
  2. Pal Injector

    7 vote(s)
  3. A vintage Gem of some sort

    17 vote(s)
  4. Mongoose

    2 vote(s)
  5. Shavette

    4 vote(s)
  6. Artist Club

    3 vote(s)
  7. Traditional Straight

    8 vote(s)
  8. Fooled you - no SE here!

    5 vote(s)
  9. Cookies. Either let me have some or let me out.

    6 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    The razor is just stunning. The scales just pop/ .

    Fantastic photo. Love it. :happy096:

    The 30 DC LE brush looks fantastic. Thanks again for another great month.

    Another great picture. :happy088: . You really have two great looking Gem razors.

    Great looking setup and photo. Love the handle on the EJ razor.
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  2. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    That 30DC has some really interesting grain patterns!
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  3. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    Thank you Clint.
  4. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

  5. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I completely forgot about this also being at Big Lots. I remember reading about a DE razor being sold there, but dismissed it completely.

    The razor itself is "mid-tier"(?) for a Chinese razor. Not as nice as the Weishi, but well above the Nanjie. (I swear there must be a Chinese machine tools company which sells the bits to make this particular TTO design as a package.)

    The blade is the big surprise. Although a few decent blades do come out of China, they don't generally make it into Dollar Store razors. At this price point, you usually get a blade which is better suited scraping off pro-Democratic Western propaganda from car windows (or which are specially made for dopey Americans who will buy anything). This one, however, is actually usable. Not great, but usable.
  6. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Thank you Jason, Neal, and Clint!
    That's as close to a spreadsheet as I get when documenting my use of software & hardware. I may refer to it to make sure I rotate my soaps and brushes.
  7. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Not great, but usable is an apt description.

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  8. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

    Catch up post. Friday shave:
    Today I used the Cattarangus razor I used last week, after reseting the bevel on my Arkansas stones. Also used a new soap. It's a Lavender based soap, and the scent is amazing. Performance is good as well, I prefer this vegan formula to thier normal tallow based one.
  9. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Love this pic and setup. That's a soap I have wanted to try. Lavender is growing on me.

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  10. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    3 OCtober
    2nd Shave w/ carbon blade

    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: 24mm Silvertip Badger, Frank Shaving (FS)
    Soap: Castle Forbes Shaving Cream, Lavender
    Razor: Valet VC2, Autostrop
    Blade: Carbon Steel(CS), Feather Seikan (2)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse, OSMA Alum block and Brisk Spice, Avon
    SOTD 3 Oct 2017.jpg

    Today's shave was as smooth as yesterday was rough. I think it was the blade that needed to be broke in a bit. You also get that in other blades as well, some SE and Injector blades come to mind. After three passes I am left with a good shave and I am happy with it. Not the closest shave I have had but a smooth one all the same. On the plus side, it was better than yesterday’s offering.
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  11. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Psst, This the September thread. Time to join the new one!
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  12. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    Thanks Andrew
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