SoS: January 16, 2017 - January 22, 2017

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jan 15, 2017.

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  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    How do you find the Sharp's longevity? I find it to be fairly poor. :(
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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    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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  3. danbuter

    danbuter Well-Known Member

    Schick Type M Injector
    Schick blade
    Maggards 24mm marble handle synthetic brush
    Nivea Sensitive shaving cream
    Skin Bracer aftershave
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  4. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD January 22nd

    PAL Injecto-matic
    C Schick (3)
    Route 66 Cranberry Citrus
    Satin Tip The Purest
    Crown King scuttle
    Fine Platinum

    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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  5. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Thanks Steve. This bowl is my favorite from Symmetrical Pottery.
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  6. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Nice shot Doug. That looks like a mountain man's type of shave.
  7. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I love the grain on that brush.
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  8. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    :) I don't know about mountain man, but certainly a man's shave.:)
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  9. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    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...
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  10. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    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!

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  11. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

    Nice brush!
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  12. Kenneth Sampson

    Kenneth Sampson Well-Known Member

    Can finally add to one of these threads.

    The Body Shop Maca Root shave cream
    Stuff bowl
    VDH brush
    Kolibri(Colibri) straight
    Cleaned up with Gillette DE(neck)
    Old Spice aftershave


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  13. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Another day on the road, another C3 fantastic shave. Three passes of shaving heaven. :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    AOS Lavender PSO
    Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
    Simpson Case Best Badger
    Schick C3
    NOS Schick Plus Platinum (4)
    AOS Lavender After Shave Balm

    Happy shaving everyone - Karl
  14. Jeeves of Hudson Street

    Jeeves of Hudson Street Active Member

    awesome photo :)
  15. NCoxSTL


    Happy Anniversary January!!

    January 22

    Mostly Shavettes

    Razor - Steam Punk New LC
    Blade - [​IMG] (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.

  16. Vesalio

    Vesalio Well-Known Member

    SOTN 22-01-17
    SOAP colgate
    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...
    Sent from the lair of the steppe wolf...
  17. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Great looking brush. :happy096:
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  18. GSlim66

    GSlim66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Linux
  19. alex01

    alex01 Active Member

    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 ;).
  20. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    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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