Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Apr 30, 2021.
Jason... what's the difference with the Ball End?
Perhaps a little heavier than the common bar handle, but besides that, really no difference besides personal preference.
I actually started out with my RFB-Prismatic but decided I wanted something more efficient for my head shave, enter Barbasol FH / Feather stage left. Marvelous.
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Blackland Blackbird Polished Brass OC 101
CaYuen ‘Abalone’ 2-Band Badger
Wholly Kaw Scentropy soap and toner
Razor: Gillette Old type w/ Probak Handle
Blade: Gillette 3 hole
Brush: Everready reknotted synthetic
Soap: Temecula Olive Oil Lavender
Post: lavender witch hazel
So last night i decided to shave for the second time yesterday. I know, I know.... "Jorge! why would you do that?" Well I'll tell you if stop interrupting! GEEESH!
Let me get the easy fast stuff out of the way..
The razor is just some left over parts in a bin. lol that simple but i needed to a 3 post razor for the blade and there we have it.
The soap was from a local company store that i got as a gift. I've had this soap for years and sort of hated it. IT doesn't react like any other soap out there. What i mean is, this soap can take ALOOOT of water which is good, it lathers , its slick and it has a great scent to it. BUUUUUT as you continue to build the lather, you will start to notice that the later will start to clump together...... the lather seems to dry up a little and as it does it almost seems to thicken up kind of like meringue on a Lemon Meringue pie. it is the weirdest thing.. And just when you thought " anymore water and this thing will be washed away" NOOOPE it just continues to lather and the cycle starts all over. LOL. I even scraped the lather off my brush onto the lid and the lather had turned into meringue. It's nuts!!
The blade of choice was why i decided to shave again, recently a fellow member shared his experience sharpening these blades and it popped into my head to try it. I have several vintage DE hones and a twinplex so I thought "why not ?" So because I'm an impatient bastard I went ahead and pulled out my stuff and proceeded to a full 3 pass shave. So i disinfected the blade because it had some rust spots , I could have just searched for a better sample but I had already put everything away and I wasn't about to go through my entire stash looking for that perfect one. The blade was not sharp and it tugged alot so i had to stop mid shave during the first pass and start the honing process. Now i'm not sure if these hones were gimmicks or really used by the masses, but i have them now so why not use them right? The " Bon-Her" hone cracks me up! LOL my inner child gets all giggly inside and obviously I only hear Beevus and Butthead in my head saying " hehe yeah bone her hehe hehe" Anyway i kept stopping after each pass and sometimes during each pass to try and hone the blade to nice edge. It felt like I did and the blade felt smoother each time, but I can't be sure if it was placebo or my face getting numb.. LOL. All said and done I had to stop about 6 times during the whole shave to re-hone the blade to an acceptable edge. In the end, the blade was ok, not bad, but not great either. I'm going to continue to try to see if i can get it sharper and maybe figure out how to do it better.
Anyway sorry about the long post, just thought one of you out there... may actually read it. LOL!
P.S. I needed a clean up and so I decided to put the blade into the R41 for sh*ts and giggles and it felt reeeaally nice.
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Great story. Bon-Her. Hehe.
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Razor: Carbon Shaving CX-316L ++
Blade: Bolzano Superinox (2)
Brush: Grizzly Bay MaxFury
Pre-shave: PAA Cube
Soap: B&M Hallows
PAA Galactic Witch Hazel
B&M Unscented Balm
AS: B&M Hallows
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Captain's Choice travels continue taking us to...
The final day of the Captain's Three day voyage: Venture
Brush: Parker Synth Brush
Bowl: Shave Nation
Lather: Captain's Choice Venture Soap
Razor: Gillette 1959 E4
Blade: Gillette Nacet (1)
Post: Shavex Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Balm: Captain's Choice Venture
Excellent lather and slickness along with nice fresh scent! Another winner!!
Used a Nacet blade for the first time and I'm really happy with the results!
Vintage 4711 SIR Irisch Moos AS, Soap, EdC, Deo, Deostick.
Vintage Plisson White Badger
Vintage Tondeo T300 Slant Razor
Vintage Rotbart Blade
Razorock V3 Hawk & Feather Pro
Yaqi 24mm Timberwolf Short Heavy Metal
Ethos Grooming Greenfresh soap
Ethos Grooming Greenfresh skin food splash
Givenchy Gentleman Cologne
No complaints. A great evening and shaves to all...
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Fine shave with the John & William Ragg Paragon. Feeling really smooth
Hot water preparation
Argan Oil PSO
Romera Wengue Chubby Manchurian Badger
Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
John & William Ragg 6/8 Paragon
Castle Forbes Lavender After Shave Balm
Happy shaving - Karl
12 May 2021
Blackbird Brass OC 101
Wizamet Iridium Super
WSP 2-Band + Oscar11 Rootbeer Translucent C7
Mystic Water Cedar/Sage
Unrefined Shea Butter
Gillette platinum blade
Barrister and mann shaving soap
Wolf whiskers shaving brush
Razor: English tech ( the non sport man )
Blade: English Gillette
Soap: stubble trubble praying mintis
Post: lemon witch hazel
A/S : The VEG
Again tonight with the vintage gillette blades. Again, lets get the easy stuff out of the way.
Razor is great and has a nice weight.
Soap is good but the soap is changing, its turning yellow and the scent is there but the soap is a little muskier? Maybe earthier? Or more of a soap smell? I dont know but its aging.
Ok just like yesterday, this razor blade tugged from start and it too required honing half way into the 1st pass. The blade still tugged quite a bit through out all the passes and i had to hone it more and longer each time. In the end i got a bbs shave but with alot of irritation and a few bleeders. At the end of the shave i honed the blade for a minute in each side and it felt alot smoother and will shave again tomorrow.
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Glad to hear the blade is getting better! Awesome set up you have there!
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Razor: Timeless TRBR38 Bronze
Blade: Gillette Nacet (D3)
Brush: Rooney Heritage Emillion 1 Super Badger
Bowl: Anself Bamboo 4 ½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mandarin and Cardamom
Shave Soap: Chiseled Face/Zoologist – Panda
Post: Organic Shea Butter
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Colonia Balsamica
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Butterscotch 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter/APR ~ Texaus (Limited Edition)
Razor/Blade:- RazoRock SS Lupo 95 / Gillette Stainless (red & white pack) #3
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
Tonight Tipple:- Johnnie Walker 18 Years Old (it's the same as the Platinum Label and was discontinued)
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