Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 24, 2014.
That is a great looking meat cleaver. You have come across some wonderful find in antique stores.
Some of MY favorites were on your list today: the R41 (of course!), the Astras (old reliable), and the Cade (great soap!)!
That CMON Filly looks quite special, too!
Indeed, Bruce. I am aways impressed by the wide range of razors you bring out for the SOTDs!
Today's big Wosty is not only impressive to look at, but downright intimidating to imagine using!
Tuesday morning, August 26, 2014
Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (5)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!
Thanks Kevin! Although I generally prefer the 5/8 - 6/8 size razor, it's fun to break this Wosty out and shave with it every now and then. It is actually a very great performer and delivers a very close comfortable and smooth shave. A gentle giant so to speak.
After yet another hiatus from both proper shaving and this forum, I am ready to resume my logging.
I have discovered that these posts can be quite useful for future reference. I have on more than one occasion searched my own posts for information on a particular soap, cream or razor blade. Especially blades since these are the hardware I find most interesting. Yes I know the performance on my every day blades, like GSP, 7 o’clock and the likes. But since I have a wide variety of 5 packs in different flavours I have yet to try or have forgotten that I have tried, it is always useful to check my own notes.
Anyway, after a few disappointing shaves using a Barrister & Mann sample, I picked out one of my sure things. The highly respected Geo F. Trumper cream. This one always gives me a pleasurable shave, and tonight was no exception.
The only thing I found puzzling was the blade. I have been very pleased with the Sputnik blades I purchased as part of a Russian sampler pack a while back. So pleased that I went and bought another hundred. This blade was from the last stock, and I feel that these do not give me the same great performance as the Sputniks from the Sampler pack. It might just be my imagination and memory messing with me, but it needs further study before I can draw any definite conclusion.
I used the infamous Pinaud Clubman aftershave today. Not because I wanted, but because I’ve had it for over a year and have yet to give it a decent chance. I am not a fan, I think it smells like someone’s dubious uncle, but I am sure that’s just prejudice talking.
Anyway, here’s Johnny:
Face Soap: Fitjar Preshave Soap
Razor: Merkur HD
Brush: Merkur Futur
Aftershave Lotion: Clubman Aftershave
Aftershave Balm: Proraso Original Aftershave Balm
SOTD - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Prep: Lime PSO
Brush: Classic Brand Badger
Soap: Stirling Grapefruit
Razor: Weber bulldog handle
Blade: PolSilver SI (5)
Post: Stirling Lemon Chill WH
Aftershave: mentholated Lime Sec
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Evening Shave, starring Burt Reynolds (a joke only a few of you will get)
Fat Boy (8) w/Gillette Polsilver (1)
C. O. Bigelow w/4 drops M-Bomb
Proraso Preshave - Sensitive
Witch Hazel, Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion
3 passes, touch up
As long-time readers of my posts know, I just don't do well shaving with my vintages. I usually take the standard approach with my adjustables - start at "3" at work my way up. I usually quit by "5" because I get such terrible shaves. Today, I felt brave, so I cranked it up to "8" . . . and ended up with a DFS. I had several nicks, but they responded well to the styptic and cold water. And I had less overall irritation than usual. Live and learn.
Shave of Tomorrow (8/27)
Dove Men's Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Burma Shave Boar
CVS SE blade
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Pinaud Clubman AS
The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered very easily with my Burma Shave Boar brush. Two passes with my GEM G-bar and a CVS Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed... Note: I only got two shaves out of the first CVS blade. It turns out they are not stainless. I noticed rusting on it and changed it for a new blade today. After today's shave, I cleaned the blade, dried it, and applied a little 3 in 1 oil. Let's see if I can get more than 2 shaves out of it.
Razor: GEM MMCP
Brush: Muhle Black Fiber Synthetic
Lather: Mitchell's Wool Fat
I rushed too much and got nicked.
From 1961-1975 Gillette catered to the ladies by producing the Lady Gillette. (1967 shown)
These twist-to-open razors came with a longer handle and colors that included light blue, champagne, pink, and dark blue.
I enjoyed the longer handle, but wish it was just a tad bit more aggressive. I will have to try it on a head shave to get a fair review, but I will use this again.
How does the Rose Petal witch hazel and the Pinaud Clubman combination work? I'm always curious about blending/matching products and the potential result.
I reached for the Ferox today, and it performed like a champ. Easy comfortable shave, leaving smooth skin and a pleasing scent.
Prep: RR/HTGAM lime menthol
Soap: B&M Ferox
Razor: iKon SC101
Blade: Personna lab blue (2)
AS: Synergy Bay Rum Tonic
Neutrogena Men Facial Wash
Large Horsehair Barbershop
Super Speed/Rapira day 3
HTGAM Frost_byte SS
Lubriderm Unscented Moisturizer
Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui EdT
My first shave with the Frost_byte soap which I received yesterday and is it as cold as the Glacials? No, not quite but it's not far off. It can definitely be considered a hyper-mentholated soap, and it still has plenty of menthol power. Its scent is nicer when the lather is on your face than when you sniff the soap from the container and the skincare's pretty good. The Barbon aftershave felt like heaven - man oh man, it's freezing also. Another great shave!
RazoRock - The Freedberg
Fine - Platinum
Creed - Aventus
Tuesday August 27, 2014
Wade & Butcher, The Celebrated Hollow Ground
Shaving with a quite old razor is always amazing. Not only because of the beauty of shaving with a magnificent razor like this one, but also for the excitement of knowing you are reviving a glorious an important story. A superb razor, no matter it is more than 100 years old, it is capable of ruling most of the "young" ones.
Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre-Shave Green
Soap: P.160 Professional Shaving Soap
Brush: Wilkinson Boar Brush
Bowl: Gerby Bowl
Strop: Mastro Livi Loom Strop and Hand Palm Stropping
Razor: Wade & Butcher, The Celebrated Hollow Ground, 13/16 Quarter Hollow, Barber's Notch
Post-Shave: Umbrian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
After Shave: Myrsol F/Extra After Shave
hot water wash with nivea men's
art of shaving pure badger
running late, great shave. only thing new is the brisk. pretty nice.
Y'all have a brisk day
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