SoS: August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

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    Late posting my early morning shave because today is my son's 11th birthday and he was up early to open presents!

    Lather: Nancy Boy
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M
    Razor: Gillette New LC
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge

    I think the LC is a little more aggressive on my face than my short comb and thus the shave is almost too close! Got a little razor burn on my neck for the 3rd day in a row, so I will put this aside for my Short Comb and save this for days with more than 1 days growth of whiskers.
  2. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

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    Morris & Forndran L7
    Martin de Candre Regular
    Gillette B1 Red Tip
    Personna 74
    DR Harrris Marlborough
  3. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    I've seen you mention this razor before I have been awaiting reading about it's restoration!
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  4. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Yep, well….um…..I'm a bit overwhelmed right now with so many razors and so little time to devote to them. ;):D I'm not quite ready to quit my day job.

    I have two of the Wostenholm I-XLs that I'll need to decide which to finish first. One will require additional attention.

  5. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Ryujin Tamahagane Dragon God Kamisori grind 6/8
    Kanayama cordovan #8000
    Simpsons P8
    L'Occitane Cade soap
    Alum & Witch Hazel
    L'Occitane Baux balm
    Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP.

  6. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    SOTD for 07Aug14 Thursday
    Left to Right; Whipped Dog 30/65mm Silver Tip Badger Brush; VDH Luxury Mug Set Loaded VDH Luxury Soap ; Weber 3pc. 85mm W/ Classic Handle ; Pacific Shaving Co. All Natural Shaving Oil ;Wilkinson Sword DE Blades Black Container ; Captain's Choice Cat O' Nine Tails

    • Shower & Pre-Shave:
    Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
    Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo - Extra Strength
    Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Bar Soap
    Pacific Shaving Co. All Natural Shaving Oil
    Wet Face Towel Soaked in "Ice Cold Water"

      • Deodorant's :
    Mennen Speed Stick

      • Razor & Razor Blades:
    Weber 3pc. 85mm W/Classic Handle
    Wilkinson Sword DE Blades

      • Shaving Mug & Shaving Soap & Brush:
    VDH Luxury Mug Set
    VDH Luxury Shave Soap
    Whipped Dog 30/65mm Silver Tip Badger Black&White Marbled Resin Handle

      • After Shave Balm's:
    RazoRock Ultimate Aftershave
    T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel

      • After Shave:
    Cat O' Nine Tails A/S

    I will again use the WTG-XTG-ATG method. Being as it has worked well and produces a great DFS Shave. I have not had any "Nick's or Weeper's" using this method. I will continue to using my Wilkinson Sword DE Blades until the weekend. Then on Saturday it will be a "NO Shave Day" I will put a different blade in my on Sunday of the sample razor blades. I also received some shaving soap samples and I will start using it on Sunday. I will also continue using my Weber Razor with a new Razor Blade. I will use a Polisilver Razor Blade. I will use it for the week and see how well it works for me.
  7. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    What a classic shave today....and I loved every minite...

    Hot whisker rinse
    Williams Mug Soap
    Omega 10029 boar
    GEM 1912 Damaskeene
    GEM Blue Star Carbon d1
    Ice Blue Aqua Velva
  8. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Thats one luxurious shave
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  9. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Gem Push Button
    GEM (SS-PTFE) (d2)
    Omega 64
    Osage Rub/Florida Water
  10. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk


    Prep: Shower and face wash with Stirling Naked and Smooth
    Lather: Nancy Boy sample
    Brush: Vie-Long 13061M
    Razor: Gillette New Short Comb
    Blade: Persona Super (1)
    Post: cold water rinse and Captain's Choice Bay Rum

    2 pass shave this morning. Today is the first day of school with students at my school, so I thought I would try out a my hoped for routine of a 2 pass shave before school. Seems close enough. New SC razor has been parked for a week while I tried out the LC and I missed the SC. For my face and my technique, the Short Comb is the best razor I have found for both face and scalp shaving.

  11. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD


    Neutrogena Men Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Large Horsehair Barbershop
    Super Speed/Rapira day 4
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill SS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    444 AS Balm :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen WH :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Santos de Cartier EdT

    Another wonderful super-frigid shave this morning with a top-favourite soap that I love so much. The Glacial Lemon Chill has it all - the scent, lather, and powerful menthol effect which can knock you for a loop. I also love the 444 balm because not only is it very cold, it also moisturizes and soothes so well. The Glacial Wintergreen witch hazel is by far the coldest aftershave that I ever used - not even the Rubby Dubby Doo can match it. ;) :D
  12. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today's shave
    hot water wash with nivea men's
    whipped dog butterscotch w/pur tech synthetic(henceforth known as pur tech)
    Jack Black supreme cream
    Schick krono( 1 1 m 5)
    persona lab(1)
    aqua velva ice blue
    today's shave was very good.I know if no way to do better. pur tech did good, feels different but performed nicely, seems very soft in the bowl, normal on the face. Jack Black is soft to start with. krono is a very nice razor, long and heavy handle, mild but efficient head. no complaints at all. finished with ice blue.
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  13. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Cocoa Butter Bath Soap
    Soap: Coate’s Lavender
    Razor: Gillette NEW Short Comb
    Blade: Viking’s Sword (3)
    Brush: Whipped Dog Synthetic w/Bethlehem Olive Wood-24mmx58mm
    Aftershave: Canoe

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

    Coate’s Lavender Cream today. Great lather! NEW SC + VS=good smooth, close, nick free shave. I finished up with Canoe.


  14. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Case
    Simpsons Classic 2
    Fine Clean Vetiver
    Nice shave this morning. Have a good one.
  15. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower w/TOBS Sandalwood bar soap
    Homemade PSO
    Gillette RedTip 3 passes
    Rotbart Extra Dunn (4)
    VDH boar
    GFT Sandalwood (sample)
    Thayers w/aloe
    D R Harris Sandalwood AS

    Terrific lather from the Trumper Sandalwood this morning. I was a bit hesitant after using a Trumper GFT sample the other day and getting poor results.

    Love the D R Harris AS!

  16. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Thursday 08/07/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: 1912 EverReady SE
    Blade: Gem Blue Star
    soap: french soap mix with touches of rose and lavender
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic scented with Rose

    Sweet, smooth, satisfying shave.
  17. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Lime
    Brush: Shea Moisture Synthetic
    Soap: Derby Shaving Cream – Lemon
    Razor: Maggard Razors MR3
    Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow (2)
    Splash: Wal-Mart Witch Hazel 86%
    Post: Dove Men+Care ASB & Aqua Velva Musk

    So Wednesday morning was rushed and hectic so I didn’t get to post a SOTD. And by afternoon I was engaged in other things so I decided just to focus on this morning...

    It's National Panini Day! Grab one and then read That Shave Life!
  18. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    They are both lovely looking blades. Hopefully you will be able to preserve their etchings.

    Slow and steady seems to be working very well for your restores so far, I would not suggest changing that pace just because I (or someone else) is eager to see you restore and use a razor I have a biased preference for.
  19. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower with L'Oreal Men Expert Facial Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: Gillette Fat Boy (3), Imperial Razor Warranted Barbers Favorite straight razor
    Blade: Astra SP (2)
    Brush: Turkish #6
    Soap: L'Occitane - Cade shave soap
    After: Home made ASB, Aqua Velva Musk after shave
    Cologne: Prada Eau De Toillete

    A comfortable 2 pass Darn Fine Shave +. The Cade worked very well this morning. The Prada EDT will keep me smelling great all day.

    Have a blessed day!

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014
  20. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Another late night shave last night.

    I used my 'Blue Steel' 5/8 made by J.A. Henckels. This razor was one of those ebay bargains that, for some reason, gets missed or little attention from bidders. Only one other bid besides me and so I was able to pick it up for under $15. The razor is in very good shape, takes a great edge, light & maneuverable in shaving. All & all, quite a nice razor! Three-pass shave using the IK soap.
    Have a great Thursday, everyone!

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