SoS: August 25, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Sunday 08/31/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: Gillette New Open Comb
    Blade: Feather
    soap: My French Soap Mix
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic unscented
    AS: Sampson's all natural

    Another great shave with the open comb. I think I will try an old style open comb tomorrow. 3 passes, BBS, no irritation, and smooth as silk.
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  2. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Two comfortable passes
    I am still a little bit tender on my neck from yesterday, so I opted for two passes on my cheeks and one on my neck. My HIS lather monster easily made yogurt from the B&M Dickens I traded for last winter and am now using for the first time. I put it in a tin and forgot about it - does that mean I have too much soap? Anyway, most of the scent was gone, so not much to report there, but the performance shared the typical excellence of the brand. The Synergy Bay Rum Tonic finished well and chilly.

    Prep: RR/HTGAM lime/menthol
    Soap: B&M Dickens
    Brush: HIS XL
    Razor: iKon SC101
    Blade: Personna lab blue (2)
    AS: Synergy Bay Rum Tonic
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  3. razorguy

    razorguy Well-Known Member

    @ChiefShaver : thank you very much indeed! I am very glad to read about your appreciation for my pictures and razors. I hope you will continue enjoying my future pictures as well.


    Greetings from Italy
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  4. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    @razorguy : I think so. I love Italy and your photos have a meditarrain note...great!!!
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  5. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Prep: warm wash with Stirling Naked & Smooth
    Lather: IanS hobbyist soap
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M
    Razor: Gillette New SC
    Blade: Sharp Durablade stainless (5)
    Post: Captain's Choice Bay Rum

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  6. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot water wash with nivea men's
    whipped dog silvertip
    Yardley gold
    Gillette super speed(b2)
    Persona lab(2)
    Florida water
    Colors by benetton
    today's shave is super close. three passes and touch up, with granddad's ss. nice, you could fall on this razor, and I don't think it would nick you. but held at the right angle, whiskers beware. finished with Florida water, then a shot of colors.
    church today, y'all come with me. 20140831_082141-1.jpg
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  7. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Cocoa Butter Bath Soap
    Soap: Coate’s Lime Cream
    Razor: Gillette FH Tech(Triangle Slots)/Maggard MR1 Handle
    Blade: Personna Med Prep (5)
    Brush: Whipped Dog Silvertip-22mmx48mm
    Aftershave: Proraso Green

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    Coate’s Lime today-always great performance. I am still with the MR1 handle on my Fat Handle Tech using a Med Prep blade. Another smooth, close, nick free shave. I finished with Proraso Green.


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  8. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    August 31, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
    Razor: iKon DLC Standard
    Blade: Balzano
    Lather: Tiki Set Sail
    Brush: Semogue 1305
    Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
    Aftershave: 4711. Axe Shield Sensitive
    Haven't used Tiki in some time, what a nice soap. This year is flying by.
    Go out and get it!
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  9. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Post 1
    This is Saturday's shave. I didn't have internet yesterday, so I'm posting today. I'm waiting until this evening to shave today, so that post will come later.

    Prep: Warm shower, Proraso Pre Shave
    Razor: Gillette Tech
    Blade: Voskhod (1)
    Lather: LA Shaving Soap Spring Street
    Brush: Omega Travel Brush
    Post: Nivea ASB
    Aftershave: Floid Amber

    This is my first time using the Gillette Tech. From reading comments from others, I expected this to be a mild razor. Mild doesn't even begin to describe this razor. You could safely give this razor to a 4 year old and allow him to play with it without any worry of him cutting himself. This is, of course hyperbole, but I just can't get over how mild this razor is. I was actually using pressure like I would with a cartridge razor. I finished with a DFS and no irritation, but I'll have to add a shim or two before I use this razor again.

    I'll be back home with access to all of my razors this evening, so I'm waiting until then to shave today.

    Have a great day!
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  10. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: Shave Secret
    Brush: GBS Pure Badger
    Soap: Geo F. Trumper – Almond
    Razor: PAL Adjustable Injector Razor
    Blade: Blade: Schick Injector(3)
    Splash: Humphreys Alcohol Free Cucumber Melon Witch Hazel Facial Toner
    Post: Brut Original Fragrance Moisturizing ASB, no after shave

    Well maybe I was spoiled after the great shave I had yesterday but today’s shave just seemed unnecessarily rough...

    Rough morning at That Shave Life!:shocked029:
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  11. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    warm shower
    Semogue BC Cerda
    Somersets PSO
    Klar Kabinett
    Cobra Classic/Kai Captain Mild (4)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Tend Skin
    Thayer's Rose WH
    Imaginary Authors Bulls Blood edp

    Whiskers just don't have a chance with The Snake,face and dome BBS!!!

    Stay frosty,my friends! :cool:
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  12. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member

    Yup, after looking very closely and even weighing them on a digital kitchen scale, I can confirm that they are absolutely, 100% identical. They are without a doubt the same manufacturer.

    A bit disappointing -- I was stoked to see a new razor arrive, only to find that it is the same exact one I already own. At least I only paid $8.99 for it. Looks like a PIF may be in the works some day down the road!


    (By the way, the lighting in this photo is not the best... They look a bit different in this pic, but I can declare authoritatively that no one could tell the difference between these two.)
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  13. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I thought so. Live and learn. :)
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  14. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD August 31
    Prep: hot shower, cold water shave
    Razor: Slim Twist
    Blade: Treet Black (day 2)
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Cream: Arko Extra Sensitive
    Passes: 2 (WTG, XTG)
    Post: Witch Hazel

    Well, I didn't feel like waiting for the hot water this morning, so I soaked my brush in cold water. Something about putting cold lather on your face sure is refreshing... I might have to keep this up for awhile.

    Everything else about the shave was the same as yesterday's, only a little smother.
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  15. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Sunday morning, August 31, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (7)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  16. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Gillette Old Type OC w Tech Ball End
    Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra (D10)
    Brush: Vie-Long Beehive w 25mm HMB
    Bowl: Turkish 5” Copper Bowl
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Lavender Mint
    Shave Soap: Le Père Lucien Savon du Barbier
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Neumann 1907​

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  17. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member


    August 31, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Olay Regenerist Face Wash. (Which seemed to cause some irritation)

    Razor: Weishi 9306-H

    Blade: Dorco

    Lather: van der Hagen pink

    Brush: van der Hagen boar

    Post: Bigelow No. 010 Dr. Galen Witch Hazel Formula Skin Tonic

    After: L'Occitane Cade splash, L'Occitane Cade Energizing Face Gel

    May have to give it a day or two for my next shave. Had some irritation that I think is from the Olay Regenerist, and re-opened one of yesterday's nicks from the MT1/Dorco combination. But that said, I'd still consider today a DFS even though it was not my favorite by far. Looking forward to when my first real vintage razor arrives and when I have my sampler pack of blades -- I'm not convinced that the Dorco blades are all that great.

    Any suggestions on helping my scalp heal up more quickly? Would an alum block help? Using a styptic pencil now for the minor nicks.
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  18. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    RazorGuy, please post your beautiful razors on What Straight Razor Did You Use Today? thread. It would be a nice addition.
  19. dscaver

    dscaver Well-Known Member

    Arko Stick shave soap
    Schick Injector E-3
    Burma Shave Brush
    Stetson Cooling AS

    Back to my camper shave kit.

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  20. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Bartmann 86
    Vie Long horse hair brush
    Me Granada soap
    Proraso AS green
    Musgo Real balm

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