September 30 Day/Rule Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Aug 31, 2020.


Will you use a single edge this month?

  1. Yup, that's all I will use...

    8 vote(s)
  2. Of course... I always use one single a time.;-)

    2 vote(s)
  3. My SE razors are Cutthroats, so natch...

    2 vote(s)
  4. I think I'll mix up my gear...

    8 vote(s)
  5. I am going to use all of my razors, both single and double edge...

    1 vote(s)
  6. Where do I pick up the medal I won from last month?

    0 vote(s)
  7. Must we suffer another month of Primo's introductions? He doesn't even provide cookies.

    6 vote(s)
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  1. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the score, Jason! Wonderful photo and report of your Spice shave!
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  2. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Great shave Clint!
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  3. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Nice one, Joe!
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  4. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Great Schick shave, Evan!
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  5. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

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  6. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Sorry the Oleo didn't measure up, Keith. Lovely straight though...
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  7. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Very, very nice, Pierpaolo!
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  8. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Another great Tabac shave, Daniel!
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  9. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Bruce.
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  10. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Many, many thanks Bruce.
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  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    September 29, 2020

    Blackland Blackbird OC
    Wizamet Super Iridium
    DK Taca Shavemac Silvertip D01 Flat Top
    Panna Creama Nuavia Nera
    CRSW Juniper Aftershave
    ADP Ginepro di Sardegna

  12. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thank you, Bruce. It's a honor to be here. :)
    Thanks, Clint. Your 6th anniversary comes up on Oct. 1. A bunch of us showed up 'round here within weeks of each other. Happy Anniversary to you also, my friend.
    Thanks Bruce! This makes the fourth Celtic brush handle I've asked Jim to make. I have one (JR # 394), and the other three (JR # 310, 384, and now 416) were made for friends.
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  13. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, September 29, 2002

    Talk about serendipity! I stopped at an antique furniture dealer to pick up a bench SWMBO purchased. When I entered I saw a bunch of old barbering supplies and tools on the cashier’s table. Chatted up the owner and discovered my old barber had passed and this guy had bought his old shop chair. In the pocket were two razors. One was an old Pearl Duck with a cracked blade and the other was a Frederick Reynolds with what looked like a black blade. I mentioned that my son was a bladesmith and could use the black blade.

    I gave the guy $10 for it. Got it home, cleaned up the blade with some ultra fine steel wool. Discovered that the black material on the blade was old dried oil. Did some research and discovered it was a Victorian era razor from the stamp ‘R’ overlaying a ‘V’ standing for Regina Victoria. So I know it was made between 1837 and 1901. Further research revealed it had bovine horn scales, a little worse for the wear, but still usable. The blade edge was chipped along its entire length. Worked off the chips on a coarse DMT plate. The blade was crazy wavy! Spent close to 3 1/2 hrs setting the bevel and finishing the edge, and decided to shave with it next day morning.

    Spoke to Glen Mercurio who is restoring another vintage straight for me, and mentioned this razor. When he heard I’d restored the edge without taping the spine he was horrified, telling me how I probably devalued the razor by doing so. Oh well, I don’t really give a hoot! I’ll let my son worry about my straight razors after I’m pushing up daisies. All I know is that I had probably one of the best straight razor shaves ever. The blade was lighter than I’m used to, but the Barber’s notch made two handed use on my neck very easy! Great mug shave followed by an excellent dome shave.

    RAZOR: Frederick Reynolds Sheffield (Mug), Colonial General V2 w/ Silversmith Handle (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather Super AC
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil
    BRUSH: JR Rosewood Silvertip Badger #378
    CREAM: Lush Prince
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin Soap followed by Pre de Provence Balm.
  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great shave and photo Amigo.
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  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Wonderful job returning the razor from the scrap heap. Excellent shave and photo Jeff. Happy Tuesday
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  16. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

    SEptember 29th
    Tabac Tuesday

    Razor: Ever-Ready Shovel Head
    Blade: GEM Stainless
    Brush: @jtspartan with Hybrid knot
    SS & AS: Tabac

    It was a quick and easy shave. 2 passes DFS. I like these EverReady Razors. Looks like I gave away most of my GEM razors when I was deduplicating my collection. The only GEM I have is my Micromatic. The rest are EverReady. Oops, guess I need to buy more.


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  17. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Awesome, Jeff!

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  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Fantastic shave Evan. Love the your logic on Gem razors. Time to go shopping.
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  19. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Tuesday’s Shave

    Eversharp/Schick Hydromagic
    Personna Blade
    Turn-N-Shave ‘Party Brush’
    Palmolive Menthol Shaving Cream
    Dickinson’s Witch Hazel
    Irisch Moos Aftershave

    Today is a travel shave setup that will continue while I’m at my Mom’s for most of this week. I won’t be able to comment much on thread posts but will probably be able to read them periodically.

    2 passes with the Hydromagic this morning provided a comfortable, easy shave without irritation or mishaps.

  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave report, Clint! I’m sure you’ll get that new razor dialed in in short order!
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