SoS: July 11, 2016 - July 17, 2016

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jul 10, 2016.

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  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor

    Dove Men Face Wash
    TOBS Grapefruit
    Jayaruh #82
    GEM Micromatic Bullet-Tip
    GEM Stainless
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    T.N. Dickinson's WH

    The TOBS Grapefruit Shaving Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #82 boar brush. Two passes and touch ups with the GEM Micromatic Bullet-Tip razor with a GEM Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
  2. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    My D was sitting by the sink since I last shaved with it and caught my attention. I'm wanting to see how long the NOS Dutch Schick Stainless Steel blades last so I picked it up for today's shave. These blades and this razor are a match made in heaven :angelic013:but I think I'm detecting the blade starting to go south. The D will get some more action in the weeks ahead to see how well the blade lasts. :happy088:

    As expected, a super close, face-rubbing goodness shave. :happy036:

    AOS Lavender PSO
    Haslinger Aloe Vera Soap
    T&H Wellington Super Badger
    Schick Type D
    NOS Dutch Schick Stainless Steel (4)
    T&H Classic After Shave Balm

  3. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Thank you Douglas!

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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: AlumiGoose Grey w/iKon Bamboo handle
    Blade: Feather Professional (3)
    Brush: Tres Amigo Desert Ironwood Beehive w/Envy White
    Soap: Route 66 Bourbon Jungle
    A/S: Myrsol Blue
    My usual 3 passes with a cleanup shave. Almost the same products as yesterday with the same near BBS shave.

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  5. Gordy

    Gordy Well-Known Member


    Prep - Woods Of Windsor Cedar Woods soap / Pre-lather / 3 min steam
    Razor - Gillette Fatboy
    Blade - Gillette Silver Blue (#2)
    Brush - Shavemac Raptor 26/52 DO1 3 Band Bulb
    Soap - Wickham's Super Smooth Spice Trade
    After - Old Spice Original A/S
    Result - Dolphin Smooth
  6. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I can't wait
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  7. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Excellent setup. Brush and soap look great together.
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  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Beautiful photo
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  9. Gordy

    Gordy Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate, much appreciated.
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  10. Mr. Freeze93

    Mr. Freeze93 Prefers the baby blue dress


    Tomorrow's planned shave to beat the heat!!!
  11. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Very good picture. Cool shave. :happy088:
  12. Mr. Freeze93

    Mr. Freeze93 Prefers the baby blue dress

    Thanks! Between the soap and the aftershave I should regain feeling in my face about 12 hours post shave lol. :)
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  13. stota

    stota Well-Known Member

    Razor: Gillette Adjustable Slim
    Blade: Big Ben 1st use ahhhh
    Brush: The Purest Satin Tip Black Synthetic
    Lather: Men's Soap Company - Everest Lavender
    Aftershave: Witch Hazel
    Beard oil: Bull And Bell - Sandalwood Beard Oil

    Brand new soap I just received and I really enjoyed it. Smelled great and thick lather. Good shave with this set up.
  14. alfredus

    alfredus Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir - greatly appreciate it :thanks:
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  15. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    My SOTD

    Razor (s) - D.Corrado oc / prewar fat handle tech
    Blade (s) - personna red x4 / vintage store brand
    Brush - klenzo reknotted badger
    Soap - stirling spice
    Post - witch hazel / Nivea
    A/s - citrus musk

    This shave was not good.. I could only feel the teeth on the razor.. I changed the way I was shaving to compensate but then I was just riding the cap .. It just felt bad from the go. I changed blades thinking it was the blade but nope. At the end I changed the razor and finished up. But it was too late.. Major irritation and slight razor burn.. I don't understand.. It was either teeth or cap.. I couldn't find anything in between to get the shave going right. It was as if the blade wasn't wide enough. :(:angry032:
  16. NCoxSTL


    In the Good Old Shavertime!

    July 16

    Grand Blade Trial

    Razor - H1 Gillette Slim(9)
    Blade - [​IMG] (3)
    Soap - Arko
    Brush - Vie Long 12601
    Post - Alum, Nivea, The Veg

    Well, I have a confession to make. In spite of my experience, my confidence, my proven ability to produce a fine, rich, slick and perfect lather with Arko, I didn't make it happen this morning. I know, shocking, right? It was for me. I did my usual routine with Arko, soaking the brush, wetting my face, rubbing the stick until a nice coating appeared and then hit it with the Pony. I noticed after lathering it seemed a bit, ummmm...well less than Arkoy. But, hey, it's Arko, so it's gotta be great right? And with a Dorco in the razor and the Slim wide open at 9 it needed to be.

    Not so much. Now, the pass was a decent pass. The blade felt ok, actually quite smooth for that wide open setting but I was up on the cap and stayed there. It wasn't until the switch to the left side that I noticed the razor clogging with soap. Yep, too dry and thick. I rinsed the razor as well as I could and finished the first pass and was happy to see a nice reduction. Definitely the best by the Dorco. I stopped at that point and cleaned the razor and blade completely. Lots of soap stuck and jamming things up. I then dipped the tip of the brush in the mug after rewetting my face and did a face lather like I was trying to flog the skin off my face. THERE'S the right lather. Ok, ready to go. I'm amazed the first pass did so well.

    Second pass XTG and a very smooth feel even though I could feel the difference in aggression. And the final ATG and Gillette Slides, comfortable and landed a very near BBS. Even now it's still better than the past two days. Not as smooth still as the Sharp Star on 6, but definitely a great shave with a blade that isn't widely loved and at a very aggressive setting. There are those who will preach that less sharp blades work best in aggressive razors. In this case, it appears to be true. The 9 and Dorco went very well together.

    The downside? Irritation was pretty high. The alum threw a nice burn across most of my face and neck but it was short lived so not terrible. And the first pass with the dry soap may have contributed to that.

    So, three days on the Dorco ST-300 and I can say it worked all three days, but got better as it got more aggressive. The Sharp Star started very nice, went perfect, then backed off as it went up. Clearly this blade likes the bigger gap and exposure.

    Tomorrow is my first day off from the trials. Sunday is my "use anything else" day. I'm thinking a pain stick may come out or perhaps just a different DE with a Russian blade. We'll see what my mood says in the morning. No matter what, though, it won't be Arko. Again, not because I don't like it but, yeah, I need a day to enjoy a little luxury.

    Trial resumes Monday morning with the newest of the Dorco blades (or newest packaging perhaps) - the Dorco Prime. The second blade starting Wednesday is the Zorrik SS. I'll try to get all of my blogging caught up before Monday. Hope you all enjoyed your Saturday!

  17. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sunday Planned SOTD


    Razor: Timeless OC\Jurgen Hempel Ti
    Blade: Personna 74 (D8)
    Brush: Paladin PK-47 26mm Blonde Badger
    Bowl: Turkish 5” Copper
    Pre Shave Scrub: MRGLO
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Lavender\Sandalwood
    Shave Soap: Beaver WoodWright Jolly Rodger
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Beaver WoodWright Jolly Rodger

  18. navy mac

    navy mac Well-Known Member

    Tonight's shave was one for the books, just had the water softener installed and fit to take my new Paladin for a test drive


    Fellowship of cold water shavers
  19. MPF9

    MPF9 Well-Known Member

    Sun 17th July

    RazoRock Plissoft 24mm
    Tabac Stick
    Schick J 3 Golden 500
    Schick " Chick" [ 7 ]
    Alum rub/ Rinse Off
    Tabac A/S Lotion

    Amazingly smooth and close finish can be attained with this Razor/Blade combo.

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  20. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Fatip Wood DE razor
    Gillette Permasharp Stainless blade
    Edwin Jagger Silvertip Fibre brush
    Dusy Kabinett soap
    HEMA Sensitive ASB
    Kruidvat Blue Spice EdT

    Initial impressions of the Gillette blade (green package) ... mèh. Not up there with Feathers for sharpness, and no comparison with PPCs for smoothness. A bit Astra-like for me.
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