Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jan 15, 2017.
How do you find the Sharp's longevity? I find it to be fairly poor.
It's my first shave today with it. I've been using a blade 2x in a different razor each and then putting them away. I'll revisit after a short time, but I wanted to try some blades I have that I haven't been using. Then I will go through and shave with each one until they don't shave well .
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Schick Type M Injector
Maggards 24mm marble handle synthetic brush
Nivea Sensitive shaving cream
Skin Bracer aftershave
SOTD January 22nd
C Schick (3)
Route 66 Cranberry Citrus
Satin Tip The Purest
Crown King scuttle
Easy sailing with the PAL. Route 66 post shave is so good I just followed it up with a splash of Fine Platinum and was out the door feeling smooth and smelling great. Have a great day my friends!
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Thanks Steve. This bowl is my favorite from Symmetrical Pottery.
Nice shot Doug. That looks like a mountain man's type of shave.
I love the grain on that brush.
I don't know about mountain man, but certainly a man's shave.
I enjoyed it, quiet and smooth but yeah the point gave me a warning or two no damage but I will be muting it a tad, for safety an all...
Big Easy Soaps & Tinctures "Flying Fortress"
Rubberset 200-4 | Omega Boar
RazoRock Black Mamba | Feather New Hi-Stainless (1)
This is a very good performing soap! Flying Fortress is tobacco, leather, gunpowder, and something that smells like a cross between helicopter exhaust and Hoppe's No. 9. Very cool!
Can finally add to one of these threads.
The Body Shop Maca Root shave cream
Cleaned up with Gillette DE(neck)
Old Spice aftershave
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Another day on the road, another C3 fantastic shave. Three passes of shaving heaven.
Hot water preparation
AOS Lavender PSO
Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
Simpson Case Best Badger
NOS Schick Plus Platinum (4)
AOS Lavender After Shave Balm
Happy shaving everyone - Karl
Happy Anniversary January!!
Razor - Steam Punk New LC
Blade - (1)
Soap - Route 66 Rum Runner
Brush - BoS Omega 10066
Post - Alum
Let's do another comparison between DE and shavette blades and razors. This time we'll go to the Crown Super Stainless, another product from Lord in Egypt. They make a Stainless and a Platinum DE blade and the Super Stainless in shavette packaging. I decided to switch from the Fatip to the Steam Punk New LC. Still an aggressive razor and I wanted to play with my new favorite toy again. Besides, it's just so freaking cool looking.
Route 66 Rum Runner for the lather with the Omega, and that turned out to be the only issue with the shave. For the second time with R66 I had to reload the brush between passes to have enough lather for both. Not sure what the problem is other than I'm pretty sure it's a technique issue more than the soap itself. The last time I had this issue I was using the Wolf Whiskers Silvertip. This time the smaller Omega which is normally an excellent performer. I think, though, the Semogue 620 has me spoiled because it's a quick and very efficient loading brush. Seems like I just need to take a bit more time and probably use a bit more water when loading other brushes. Something I'll be looking at and working on to make sure that's it.
Compared to the Shark Stainless, also from Lord, this blade was quite good. I wasn't sure what to expect since it's not one of their most popular, but it was a very smooth shave on both passes and I can claim a BBS from this one. Very impressed. This may be the first case of the DE version of the blade performing as well as the shavette! I'm looking forward to another round with the DE tomorrow night to see if it works as well again.
My weekend has arrived and I think just in time. My pancreas has been barking more than usual lately and I probably need to schedule a GI appointment to see what's going on in there again. Just the usual maintenance routine every couple of years or so. Tomorrow I plan to organize my desk yet again, probably clean razors, and try to do some documenting of things I'm way behind on. Hope your Monday starts out on the right note! If time allows I may also spend some time on my "other" hobby over the next couple of days.
Brush finest badger in bull horn Manu Montalvo
Razor Thiers Issard le Bison 6/8
After shave Thayers rose petal & Refreshing lotion añeja vetiver
Enviado desde la guarida del lobo estepario...
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Great looking brush.
After this weekend a challenge has arise, what is the cheapest setup to start DE shaving (and it has to be under the price of a Mach 3 with a tube of shave foam ~ 7.00$).
Today's try: Super Max plastic razor (1.50$) with Bic Astor blades (0.40$/pack of five) cheap generic brush (1.50$) Palmolive Classic shave cream (1.00$) Tarr super (1.20$) with a total of 5.60$ mug not included .
Shake Sharp with stabilized vintage Wilkinson Super Sword Edge blade. Flawless shave. I'm terrible about keeping track of blade use but these have a great reputation for longevity. Will see if I can manage a simple count.
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