SoS: May 2021

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Apr 30, 2021.

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  1. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    Jason... what's the difference with the Ball End?
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  2. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Perhaps a little heavier than the common bar handle, but besides that, really no difference besides personal preference.
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    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.[​IMG]

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  4. Purvis

    Purvis Well-Known Member

    Blackland Blackbird Polished Brass OC 101
    Personna Red
    CaYuen ‘Abalone’ 2-Band Badger
    Wholly Kaw Scentropy soap and toner[​IMG]
  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Nice shaves
    Last edited: May 11, 2021
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  6. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000


    Razor: Gillette Old type w/ Probak Handle
    Blade: Gillette 3 hole
    Brush: Everready reknotted synthetic
    Soap: Temecula Olive Oil Lavender
    Post: lavender witch hazel
    A/S: 4711

    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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  7. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Great story. Bon-Her. Hehe.

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  8. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    May 11th
    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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  9. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    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!

  10. Thorsten69

    Thorsten69 Active Member


    Vintage 4711 SIR Irisch Moos AS, Soap, EdC, Deo, Deostick.
    Vintage Plisson White Badger
    Vintage Tondeo T300 Slant Razor
    Vintage Rotbart Blade


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  11. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    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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  12. 120inna55

    120inna55 Well-Known Member

    Outstanding photo!
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  13. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Matt!

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  14. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Fine shave with the John & William Ragg Paragon. Feeling really smooth :happy036:

    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
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  15. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    12 May 2021

    Blackbird Brass OC 101
    Wizamet Iridium Super
    WSP 2-Band + Oscar11 Rootbeer Translucent C7
    Mystic Water Cedar/Sage
    Unrefined Shea Butter
    Bergamot/Vetiver EO

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  16. novicz

    novicz Well-Known Member

    Timeless razor
    Gillette platinum blade
    Barrister and mann shaving soap
    Wolf whiskers shaving brush
    Mennen aftershave
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  17. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000


    Razor: English tech ( the non sport man )
    Blade: English Gillette
    Brush: Erskine
    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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  18. Uncle Trojan

    Uncle Trojan Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear the blade is getting better! Awesome set up you have there!

    Everybody's Favourite Uncle
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  19. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Wednesday SOTD


    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

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  20. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    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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