Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by brit, Dec 31, 2020.
Thank you, Gary.
Thanks Gary. Have a great day, my friend!
thank you Jim..
Schick Canadian Type E3 injector, vintage schick platinum plus blade, shave 1
Blade is a 1990 NOS from a 7 blade key in an unopened box. Blade is sharp but smooth unlike the modern Schick blades which are sharp and harsh initially. This Type E3 post war injector has been somewhat of a mystery if it is an E or G and how it shaves. Well I can say for sure this is not a G, this might be the most efficient and best of the Type E razors ever made. The Canadian Type E3 razors made prior to 46 should be indentical shave wise. I have to try it against an Anerican Type E3 next to see if they differ or not. Glass like BBS finish achieved.
Nice Barbershop Shave today with my Gillette Super Adjustable.
Shampoo - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Kiritimati
Bath Soap - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Kiritimati
Razor - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Starling V2 SE Aluminum
Blade - Personna GEM Stainless Steel Coated *2nd Shave
Brush - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "The Green Ray" *Faux Horse Hair
Shave Soap - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Kiritimati
Post-Shave Balm - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Kiritimati
Deodorant - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Kiritimati
Fragrance/Aftershave - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Kiritimati
Fragrance - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Kiritimati
Scuttle - Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Moonscape Scuttle
This time around I'm using the newly acquired Starling V2. If it still tugs this time around I might swap in a new blade until I get the pressure and angle down. My choice of angle may be causing the blade to lose sharpness prematurely? I don't know. Also, perhaps the light-weight aluminum could be part of it. I may just need more pressure. Usually I let the razor's weight do the work, but in the case of this razor, a great deal more fine-control and pressure seems to be necessary.
***EDIT - 2 pass + clean up. Solid shave, but I noticed that the material that the razor is coated with doesn't have much 'slide/glide' when it touches the skin. Keeping the angle tight was tough. The shave didn't seem comfortable. It was pulling, but still seemed less efficient on the cutting of the stubble than I would like. I gave the impression of more friction on the shave. And this was most obviously in my mind because the shave came out very good.
I think I will try a blade swap to a fresh edge next time and keep trying to figure out the best angle and pressure. I don't think this razor shaves as effortlessly as my other razors. A lot more mental focus is required for this one.
If you aren't doing so keep the razor cap flat to the face and adjust inward slightly if the blade isn't making contact, also if needed skin stretch against the direction you are shaving. I don't know your familarity with SE razors but if you aren't overly familar they are designed to work more like straight razors than DE razors so the optimal angle is shallow not steep.
Gillette New Deluxe on a Weber Bulldog
Vintage UK Wilkinson Sword
Semogue 26mm BC Mistura
Was going through my stuff and found a couple vintage WS blades and decided to use one. It was still nice and sharp after 50+ years and provided a close and comfortable 2 pass shave.
I'll keep at it. I don't have any trouble with my GEM 1912 travel razor. I was able to figure that one out within 3 shaves, but that razor even has more weight than the Starling. I have no doubt you're right that I wasn't conservative enough with the angle.
Cool picture Celestino. Very nice.
Thank you for your kind words, Steve.
11 January 2021
Yates 921 H + Stork Ex Brass
Wizamet Iridium Super
Epsilon 2-Band + DK Faux Briarwood C7
Stirling Naked & Smooth
Unrefined Shea Butter
Wolf whiskers shaving brush
Charcoal goods razor
Gillette 7 o'clock blade
Declaration grooming shaving soap
Blackland Blackbird Brass and Modern Williams with Aqua Velva Musk
Prep: Hot Shower and Bloom/Lather Building Water
Soap: Williams Mug Soap
Razor: Blackland Blackbird Brass (OC and SB)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow Razor
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (4)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow Blade (09)
Brush: Omega 48 Pro
AS/EdC: Aqua Velva Musk
Just a great shave.
Good Morning Everyone SOTD 01/11/21
Pal Adjustable (set on 3/4)
Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
Aqua Velva A/S
Have A Great Day!
Thank you, Gary!
Glad you've been kicked out of home, Gary!
I prefer your outdoors shots...
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