SOS: April 2019

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Tim Spencer, Mar 31, 2019.

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  1. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    Blackland Vector P / Feather ProGuard (5) / TDR Butterscotch Boar / C&S No. 88
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    Well akin to the KIA going longer in the Vector than it did in the ATT SE 1/2 , the Feather reached its ATT mark of 5 today and is still going strong. Got the C&S 88 out today, one of those soaps I used once and didn't fall for it, especially for the price. Feel the 2nd shave with it was a good shave, post shave feel is quite nice, but scent comes across as more soap than fragrant.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  2. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Thank you my friend.... :thanks:
     
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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 8, 2019
    Karve D Plate Open Comb
    Feather
    Shavemac ATG LE D01 Flat Top
    Cold River Schapenmelk
    Guerlain Vetiver EdT

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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Nice photo and shave. You should post more.
     
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  5. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    One more week...
    Lather Bros. | Howling Winter
    Leo Frilot Tru-Stone 322 | AP Shave Co. SilkSmoke 28mm
    Phoenix Shaving | Ascension Double Open Comb SS
    Triad | Rolling Hex SS
    Treet | Platinum Super Stainless Steel


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    Just a few quick comments on this shave. "Howling Winter" is Lather Bros.' homage to Cool Water. Not having experienced the target, I can't speak to its accuracy. Howling Winter is a crisp aquatic with faint icy green notes by way of spearmint and peppermint. However, it's not overwhelmingly minty, but rather just enough to "smell" cool without feeling tingly. Overall, this is a very pleasant clean fragrance.

    Now to the shaver. I've spoken about the Ascension SS previously, but I just can't get over the efficiency of this razor. In my experience, the original DOC was a good daily shaver, but I shave every other day. The Phoenix couldn't handle my 48-hour growth without a shim. The Ascension is a different story. I was approaching 3 day's growth, and this razor yielded a smooth-as-glass dome after a single against-the-grain pass. Truly an amazing shaver.

    If you're wondering about the after-market handle, it's my beloved handle from my DE days. After becoming enamored with vintage SEs and injectors, I'd all but abandoned my DEs, but I sorely missed this Toby Sooter production. The Ascension is the only razor that brings me back into the DE realm. Given that the handle is 316L SS, and weight within a gram of the stock Ascension handle, it's as if it were made for it.
     
  6. brit

    brit in a box

    lovely set up sir.. love the brush..
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    wow..stunning..
     
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  8. oversaturn

    oversaturn Active Member

    Thank you very much, sir! It was a great shave as well.

    Enviado do meu Redmi Note 6 Pro atrav├ęs do Tapatalk
     
  9. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, but I'll have to attribute the success to the art. I wasn't feeling the muse.
     
  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Gary.
     
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  11. Number six

    Number six Well-Known Member

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    Wolfman :: Paladin :: Mystic Water :: CRSW Replenish
     
  12. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    WOW!
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    lovely pic sir..cool razor..
     
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  14. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas


    Menthol Monday SOTD

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    Razor: Rockwell Gunmetal Model-T
    Blade: SuperMax SP Tiger (D1)
    Brush: Wolf Whiskers THBS Black Wolf 25mm
    Bowl: Supply Provision Marble 4.5"
    Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
    Pre-Shave Oil: Iced Mojito
    Shave Soap: TSD X2 Iced Mojito
    Post: Monster Block Alum
    Aftershave: TSD X2 Iced Mojito


     
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool set up and pic sir..the model t's are appearing..
     
  16. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Thanks Gary. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much from the Model-T but have pleasantly surprised.
     
  17. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool sir, those razors have a few people in an uproar..all the shave reviews i have seen are good..looks cool in gun metal..
     
  18. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Great set up and pic. And I agree with you 110% on the SS Ascension razor. It truly is an exceptional razor that delivers great results everytime. Super smooth yet highly efficient.
     
  19. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Nice shave with my other birth year Russian - a 1956 from the STIZ factory. Smooth and clean, da Comrades, is glorious. :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    T&H Ultimate Comfort PSO
    Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
    Savile Row 3824
    1956 Moscow STIZ 11/16
    Castle Forbes Lavender After Shave Balm

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
  20. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I was involved in the testing of the Ascension. I waited close to a year for this razor to come to fruition.
     
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