Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Aug 31, 2020.
Congrats on the score, Jason! Wonderful photo and report of your Spice shave!
Great shave Clint!
Nice one, Joe!
Great Schick shave, Evan!
Indeed! Jim always does a wonderful job, and that brush is a fine example!
Sorry the Oleo didn't measure up, Keith. Lovely straight though...
Very, very nice, Pierpaolo!
Another great Tabac shave, Daniel!
Thank you Bruce.
Many, many thanks Bruce.
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
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.
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.
Great shave and photo Amigo.
Wonderful job returning the razor from the scrap heap. Excellent shave and photo Jeff. Happy 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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Fantastic shave Evan. Love the your logic on Gem razors. Time to go shopping.
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.
Great shave report, Clint! I’m sure you’ll get that new razor dialed in in short order!
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