Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Jan 31, 2020.
thank you Sergio.Johnny will be back shortly..
Super Bowl Sunday! Reached for the Colonial General SS because it really just is so good! I just can’t get over how smooth a shaver this razor is. Weighty yes but just effortless to use.
Today’s soap of choice RazoRock Saturnia which has to rate as one of the best scents I have and it is a great soap. Tuscan herbs and sulphur rich minerals...wow is all I say!
Leisurely two pass shave on a slow Sunday afternoon! Topped off with Guerlain Oud Essentiel EDP! Man, Super Bowl...Super Shave!
Rating: 5 / 5
Razor: Colonial General SS
Blade: Schick ProLine
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Tuxedo - Sagrada Familia
Lather: RazoRock Saturnia
Aftershave: RazoRock Saturnia
B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
Guerlain Oud Essentiel
fantastic shave and pic Ed..
menthol monday shave
brit gold flare tip
ds cosmetic tuxedo
Very nice set up! That Gold Flare tip is the bomb!
Lovely pic.....but I miss the motorbike!
thank you sir..and a fine shaver.crisp and new..
thank you Brian.out for detailing and repairs..will be back on tuesday..
Much younger looking after evolving from the moonshiner attire, IMO.
Razor: Haircut and Shave NO75 and Carbon Cx
Brush: Wild West Brushworks
Pre-Shave: Bart’s Balms Peppermint Beard Oil
Lather: Signature Soaps Danum
Aftershave: TFS Arancio Amaro ASB
Today’s shave was a comparison shave between the H&S NO75 and the Carbon Cx.
I also tried some Signature Soaps Danum for the first time.
The Danum struck me as having something of an earthy smell (which I suspect is due to the Patchouli essential oil it contains) and it, in line with the other two Signature Soaps I have tried (Leodis and Capra), performed excellently. These soaps really are a steal at the price point they sell for.
The soap worked well with the Bart’s Beard Oil which, as always, gave a nice mild menthol feel to the shave.
Onto the razors:
The Haircut and Shave has quickly become one of my favoured razors. It’s fit, finish and polish is on a par with a Timeless and I really like the smooth and efficient shave this razor gives. It fits well in my hand, has a long enough handle and is very robustly made (with the blade tabs being completely concealed).
The Carbon Cx, on the other hand, is quite a different beast. The head is noticeably smaller (with exposed blade tabs) and the baseplate is very thin in profile. The handle is nicely made, although the thin centre section does provide a less than intuitive means of gripping the razor than I’m used to. The polished finish, whilst better than a Game Changer or Start, was a noticeable step down from the Haircut and Shave.
In terms of the shave itself, I was expecting the Carbon to be more blade forward and more efficient than the Haircut and Shave. I didn’t find this to be the case. Both shaved equally well and I can’t say that I noticed that much difference between them.
In summary, these are both smooth and moderately efficient razors. If I had to choose one over the other, I would go for the Haircut and Shave as it suits my particular preferences in terms of style, fit and finish more than the Carbon.
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Brush: Semougue OC boar
Razor: Gillette black beauty
Blade: Persona med prep
Soap: Haslinger Honey
Post: Dickensons witch hazel
Aftershave: Epsilon Mediterranean blue
Lotion: Gillette aftershave lotion
Cologne: Ferragamo pour homme
awesome shave ,pic and review Andy..
DD Goldedge 6/8
Kairos 4.7 lather
Synthetic brush, purple heart
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Hot here in Texas
Stirling + Creed GIT
Wolf Whiskers synth beehive
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February 3, 2020
A&E Frozen Mojitos
Myrsol Agua de Limon
SOTD February 3, 2020
Prep: Cold water and PAA Cube pre-shave soap
Blade: Schick Proline
Razor: RazoRock Black Hawk
Brush: Stirling Kong synthetic
Soap: Stirling Dirty South Shavers
Post: Witch hazel, Fine L'Orange Noire aftershave
fine shave and pic T..
cool shave and pic Perry..
cool shave and pic Clint..
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