Shave of the Week

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by poppi, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 11/13/2023

    Souplex razor
    Silver Star blade
    Semogue Galahad brush
    Taconic Bay Rum SC
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Taconic Bay Rum A/S

    Nice shave to start the week with. Might have to change blades cuz the Silver Star doesn't seem to like the Souplex razor. Didnt pull/tug, just didn't give the shave I wanted. Not bad just could be better. The Taconic Bay Rum SC works very well but the scent is just so-so to me. Anyway, go enjoy your day folks.

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  2. poppi

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    Shave of the Week Starting 11/20/2023

    Henson +++ razor
    Astra SP blade
    Maggard Purple Swirl Synthetic brush
    Yardley Shave Soap
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    My my, what a wonderful shave to start the week with. My Henson had been setting on the shelf for to long so used it today/this week. What a nice comfortable shaver it is too. Love the Yardley, to bad they're gone. Still lots of good stuff out there though. Anyway, my face is really happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  3. poppi

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    Shave of the Week Starting 11/27/2023

    SNMIRN razor
    Astra SP blade
    PAA Amber Areolite brush
    Seaforth SS (vintage)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Goodness, what a great shave! The SNMIRN razor shaves well above its price point, smooth/comfortable/effective with excellent results. Like it lots. The vintage Seaforth is a marvel to me, makes a great lather that works so well. All in all, a wonderful start for the week. My face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  4. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 11 December 2023

    Parker Variant razor
    Silver Star blade
    Vie-Long Silver Tip brush
    Cresent City Shave Works "Irish Tweed" SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    The Variant/Silver Star combo is a winner for me, comfortable/close/smooth. I like it. The Vie-Long Silvertip I've had for quite some time but just haven't used much. It seems I like synthetics more BUT this little brush is a wonder. Great face feel and lathers like a champ. Good brush for sure. The Irish Tweed SS works just great and a fine shave was had to start the week with. My face is very happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  5. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 12/18/2023

    King C Gillette razor
    King C Gillette blade
    Gillette Synthetic brush
    Gillette Pure SC
    Gillette Cool A/S

    Got an early Christmas present and tried it out today. The razor/blade combo is smooth and mild to me, maybe a touch to mild but I'll work with it this week. The Pure SC works just fine, lathers easily and did a good job. The A/S is nice and I like the scent. The brush is a piece of trash! The worst excuse for a brush I've ever encountered. Won't be using it ever again. Overall, the shave was fine and I think it will get better as I get used to the razor/blade. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  6. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 1 January 2024

    No Name razor
    Suneko blade
    No Name Synthetic brush
    Dr Selby 3X SC (it's a soap!)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    A wonderfully nice shave to start the New Year. I picked up the No Name razor/brush a little while back at a local street fair. Thought I would support the local vendor and what a nice surprise these turned out to be! Both work very well for me and the Suneko blade is also a nice surprise. Had heard good things about them and decided to get some to try out. Glad I did too. They are sharp and smooth, good combo in my book. Really enjoy the Dr Selby 3X SC although it should be called a soap. Regardless, it works great for me and has a very pleasant scent. So all is well and my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  7. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 8 January 2024

    Shield Predator (Titanium) razor
    Gem Stainless blade
    Shave Revolution Synthetic brush
    Cresent City Shave Works "Irish Tweed" SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Been wanting one of the Shield Predators but didn't want to put out the amount a various vendors wanted so I waited and waited and waited till one came up at a reasonable price then I jumped at it. Actually, I got the Titanium one and an aluminum version as well. Anyway, first shave with the Titanium version and it was, well, terrific! Very smooth, comfortable and easy to use. To semi quote a movie, " is this the SE that I never knew I always wanted"? More shaves to follow of course, but based on the first one it's a winner. My face is very happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  8. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 15 January 2024

    Shield Predator SE (aluminum)
    Gem Stainless blade
    Kent SS
    PAA Amber Areolite brush
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    As mentioned last week, I received 2 of the Predator razors, 1 in Titanium and 1 in aluminum. Used the Titanium one last week and really enjoyed it. This week is the Aluminum one's turn. Today's shave was right dandy too. This one is a little lighter but shaves just as well for me. Took down a 2 day growth with ease along with being comfortable and smooth. All in all my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  9. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 22 January 2024

    RepliTech razor
    Suneko blade
    More 4 You SS
    Yaqi Synthetic brush
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    I received this razor some time ago from a board raffle (I think) and used it once then put it away in its case. Not something I would have purchased BUT find it to be fully serviceable and a pretty good shaver. Paired with the Suneko blade, it worked well. I like the Suneko blades, their good for me. Not sure if I"ll continue using the Yaqi brush though, it's pretty dense and I don't care for dense brushes. Maybe it will loosen up with use. But it sure is pretty. The More 4 You SS is a must if you like Arko. Works as well, smell the same and comes in a bigger container. So, my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  10. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 29 January 2024

    Shield Predator razor (Titanium)
    Gem Stainless blade
    Seaforth! Heather SS
    AP Shave Co brush
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Seaforth! Heather A/S Tonic

    Mighty fine start to the week, no nicks/no cuts/no errors, so all is well. I've used the Shield Predator a bit and have to admit that its become my preferred SE. Feels great in hand, very comfortable to use and gives a right dandy shave. Anyway, my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  11. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 12 February 2024

    Pearl Blaze razor
    EuroMax blade
    Stirling Synthetic brush
    Yardley SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Nice shave, all the parts liked each other and my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  12. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 2/19/2024

    Gillette Fatboy razor
    Gillette 365 blade
    Plisson/L'Occitane brush
    Seaforth SS (vintage)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Really good shave to start the week with. The Gillette combo is a good one for me. The vintage Seaforth works amazingly well and still has some of the original scent which, to my messed up smeller, is a rich old school/masculine scent that is just wonderful. My face is very happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  13. poppi

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    Shave of the Week Starting 4 March 2024

    Gillette Black Tip razor
    Astra SP blade
    APShave brush
    Williams SS (vintage)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    As I've gotten more vintage myself, I find that I prefer milder razors. Easier on my old face and the shave ends up just fine. This weeks set up should be just fine, I know it was today. Vintage Williams is, to me, superb and does very well indeed. So my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  14. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 3/11/2024

    Parker 94r razor
    Bic Astor blade
    PAA Amber Aerolite brush
    Blue's SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Last week I mentioned that I am now seem to be preferring milder razors. The 94r is borderline mild for me. Gave a great shave but has a lot of blade feel. Maybe it's the SS? The Blue's SS is plenty slick but seems to lack a bit of cushion for me. Anyway, I was careful and got a dandy shave so all is well. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  15. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 3/18/2024

    NoName razor
    Gillette 7 O'Clock (green) blade
    NoName synthetic brush
    Dr. Selby 3X SC (it's a soap)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    The NoName razor and brush are excellent for me. Think I mentioned previously that I picked them up at a local street fair and wasn't sure what I got. What I got was a razor/brush combo that works well and suits me fine. The Gillette blade is a good match for this razor too. Smooth/comfortable/effective, that's what we all want. So a dandy shave was had and looking forward to a great week of shaves. My face is very happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 3/25/2024

    Parker 78r razor
    Astra SP blade
    Whipped Dog Synthetic brush
    Cresent City Shave Works "Irish Tweed" SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Very smooth/comfortable/effective shave to start the week with. Really like the 78r, feels good in hand and does a nice job. The CCSW shave soap is a good one, lathers easily and gives good protection. Like it. So my face is happy. Now goe enjoy your day folks.

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  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I jusr never became ONE with Williams. :-(
     
  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I have a couple nice "no-name" products, muhself.
     
  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Irish Tweed has become a popular soap among many artistans, I'll say that right now(Oh, I just DID say that, lol).
     
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  20. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 1 April 2024

    Parker Variant razor
    Laser Super Platinum blade
    Maggard Purple Swirl synthetic brush
    Yardley SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S


    Hope this is an April Fool's situation cuz this shave was not very satisfying. Well, everything worked ok except for the blade. First few strokes were not good but did smooth out but the results were, at best, just ok. Changing blades to Super Max for the rest of the week. I mean, it's only right that an Indian razor have Indian blades. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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