SoS: Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2017

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Nov 5, 2017.

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  1. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    I'll do that, Rick... once November is over and the wife will let me shave my face again! :shaver

  2. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    You are welcome any time. There's a theme for December - DECadence. If you want to play it use all your best stuff. Or you can go DEcember and go with DEs. There are a few technique building choices like a Rule (same everything for 30 days) or a Focus ( a constant with chosen variables to evaluate). Plus there almost certainly will be shenanigans.

    Tapatalk Via Kyocera
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  3. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Sunday SOTD


    Razor: Timeless TRBR38 Bronze
    Blade: Gillette Spoiler (D8)
    Brush: Zen Shave two band 24mm
    Bowl: Creek Road Pottery 5½”
    Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO
    Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Bay Rum w Lime
    Shave Soap: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum
    Post: Stirling's Bay Rum Butter

    Aftershave: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum

  4. NCoxSTL



    November 11 - Qshave Focus

    Razor - Qshave Futur Clone
    Blade - [​IMG] (3)
    Pre-Shave - Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Soap - Route 66 Sweeney Todd
    Brush - Stirling Synthetic
    Post - Alum

    Dialed the Qshave down to 1 tonight since I have had such good luck with the higher settings. Let's see how much of a difference it makes. The usual pre-shave face wash I've been doing and a great Route 66 Sweeney Todd lather off of the Stirling brush. Note to self - order more Sweeney Todd - you're about out.

    The Qshave at the lowest setting is still more of a gap than most other razors. It's just under a Gillette adjustable at 9. You'd think it would be very similar to a shave with a wide open Fatboy or Slim. Well, it's not. At least not for me. Or, perhaps I'm just feeling the difference from the Qshave at 6. Either way, this thing is rather finicky at the low end. The head design is quite intuitive in helping set the angle. Match the the cap and the guard bar on your face and it's perfectly aligned. On the higher settings that still gives you the ability to adjust angle either direction. Huge gaps equal more room to move. At the lowest setting that angle is very tight. You have to stay right in the groove to get it to work right.

    It's safer at 1 than 6, true, but my finish is a high end CCS at best. No DFS after two passes and touch ups. I felt like I was fighting the whole way to keep the razor working. It's still very audible at 1 which helps, because if you aren't hearing it you aren't removing anything. But even after all of that I finished short of my usual goal by quite a bit.

    Does that make it a bad razor because of that? Nope, not at all. Surprisingly finicky for a big beast with a reputation for being aggressive, but that reputation is built on the high settings. My recommendation for this razor? Stay above 4 for the best results. 3 isn't horrible, but anything below certainly doesn't work for me.

    Tomorrow night I'm going to continue the Qshave focus but move to a three day focus on the Qshave blade. I've requested some info from the manufacturer about its origin, since it says USA. That may be an exercise in futility to learn anything but I'm trying. I'll be using the blade in my Fatboy for a regular three day blade trial setup to see what it does.

    Happy Veteran's Day to all!

  5. RyX

    RyX DoH!

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    Molested Arko (see; Pinaud)
    JR130 Maggard Synth brush
    Suribachi bowl & cool water
    Ming Shi and Astra SP blade
    Alum, Pinaud Citrus Musk AS
  6. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    Remembrance Sunday 12th November


    Birch Tar Soap
    Vitos Preshave Cream
    P&B Spitfire Soap
    Simpson Special in Best Badger
    Schick E2 with a Proline-B
    Alum Block and Rinse
    Groomed Moisturiser
    Pashana AS

    3 Passes for a wonderful BBS shave

    Off to a parade this morning and then lunch with some past comrades.

  7. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20171112.


    Luyixian Jiamei Cosmetics synth. "Beautiful Elements".
    La maison du savon de Marseille "Monsieur".
    Schick type M2 (dial:5).
    Personna S/S PTFE coated (3).
    Hugo Boss ASB.

    And then I dropped the brush:


    Fortunately I know how to repair it ... ;)
  8. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Everyone SOTD 11/12/17

    '52 Gillette Super Speed
    Personna (3)
    Col. Conk Amber
    Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
    Aqua Velva Musk A/S

    A Excellent Three Pass Shave

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  9. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member


    Back to my New LC... feel spoilt sharing time between this and my Rocket HD. Good month though.

    Soho Joe Original Face Wash
    D R Harris Arlington soap
    Omega Pro49 Red
    Gillette New LC
    Gillette Nacet
    A little alum and
    Proraso After shave balm

    BBS today. Simple, effective and feels great. 2 passes and touch ups. Have a great Sunday everyone!
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
  10. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Amber Sunday
    Superb shave today. My razor met little resistance this morning, attesting to the quality of my shave yesterday. The amber note of Himalaya seemed more prominent for some reason - maybe my nose is working better. The post shave feel is top notch.
    Prep: PAA Cube
    Soap: T+S Himalaya
    Brush: Brothers Bristles Silver Surfer
    Razor: Rockwell 6sR6
    Blade: voskhod
    AS: T+S Himalaya
  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Looks like a clean break Jan, should not be an issue at all re-setting the knot.
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  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Nice setup, Jim.
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  13. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I really made up for yesterday's lack of menthol - man oh man, did that Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo soap ever freeze my kisser off. These three passes gave me such a nice BBS shave, although I see the Astra blade needs to be replaced for tomorrow. The Glacial Unscented balm went on cold as well as soothing, and the Snake Bite froze me big-time!

    Have a great Sunday! :)
  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    November 12, 2017
    OneBlade Genesis
    Modified Gem PTFE (2)
    30 DC LE with Omega 20107 Boar Knot
    Nuàvia Blu

  15. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    November 12, 2017

    Paladin Buck Rogers
    Mystic Waters Jasmine
    Wolfman Titanium WR1-OC with Darwin
    Personna Med Prep
    Mrysol Aqua Balsamica
    EDP Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro

  16. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Broke the Like button

    Sun. 11/12/17
    Marvelous three pass shave with the Gillette Sensor 5 this morning. I am smooth and refreshed. Enjoy your day friends. ☺️
  17. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Broke the Like button

    Beautiful photo Guy! ☺️
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  18. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    The Big Shave 11th November 2017

    Todays big shave I am mixing it up a little. I have been using wedges and near wedges for a while BUT about a month ago I bought a beautiful 11/16” Custom Bellied Full Hollow from Victor Creazzi - his website details are included in the video and below. Victor’s razor was so sharp and comfortable that I did a 4-pass shave. ZERO razor burn - just wonderful.

    BTW De Vergulde Hand in Dutch translates to The Gilded Hand

    If you like this video please subscribe to my YouTube Channel!!

    Victor's blades can be found at


    PREP Pre-Shave Cream
    Portugal 4711 Eau De Cologne
    Razorock Alum Block
    De Vergulde Hand Puck Soap from Amsterdam


    Semogue Boar Brush
    Victor Creazzi 11/16” Bellied Full Hollow Custom
    Lathered in the pot - no shaving bowl!
  19. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    Last night's shave.


  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Today's shave was with a newly acquired, restored, and honed razor. It's been 4 days since the last shave. I had to look scruffy, for the Texas Renaissance Festival. Well, I expected a tough shave, but I was surprised to find utter smoothness. One pass would have been good enough for a DFS, but I went for two passes. I stropped the blade, about 15 times, on the leather, between the 1st and 2nd pass, and was rewarded with a buttery smooth ATG pass. I ended up with a BBS shave. I don't know anything about this razor, other than the name, but it looks, feels, and hones, and shaves like Swedish Steel.

    Razor- Hauptner
    Brush- B400 By Tom
    Soap- Arko/Avon Spicy
    Aftershave- Pinaud Clubman

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