Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Nov 5, 2017.
I'll do that, Rick... once November is over and the wife will let me shave my face again!
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
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
November 11 - Qshave Focus
Razor - Qshave Futur Clone
Blade - (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!
Molested Arko (see; Pinaud)
JR130 Maggard Synth brush
Suribachi bowl & cool water
Ming Shi and Astra SP blade
Alum, Pinaud Citrus Musk AS
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
3 Passes for a wonderful BBS shave
Off to a parade this morning and then lunch with some past comrades.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
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 ...
Good Morning Everyone SOTD 11/12/17
'52 Gillette Super Speed
Col. Conk Amber
Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
Aqua Velva Musk A/S
A Excellent Three Pass Shave
Have A Great Day
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
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!
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
AS: T+S Himalaya
Looks like a clean break Jan, should not be an issue at all re-setting the knot.
Nice setup, Jim.
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!
November 12, 2017
Modified Gem PTFE (2)
30 DC LE with Omega 20107 Boar Knot
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
Marvelous three pass shave with the Gillette Sensor 5 this morning. I am smooth and refreshed. Enjoy your day friends. ☺️
Beautiful photo Guy! ☺️
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
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Victor's blades can be found at http://www.bluesmanblades.com
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!
Last night's shave.
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.
Brush- B400 By Tom
Soap- Arko/Avon Spicy
Aftershave- Pinaud Clubman
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