SoS: November 13, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Nov 12, 2017.

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  1. RyX

    RyX DoH!

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    I'm eleven shave in on my new Ming Shi / Futur clone. Tried several blades, but setting 4-1/2 to 5 seems to be the sweet spot. It's a huge blade gap, but riding the cap makes it a smooth no error procedure.
    Keep going, it's a fun DE.
     
  2. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Roby. Have a great day!
     
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  3. Number six

    Number six Well-Known Member

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  4. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas


    Saturday SOTD

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    Razor: Gillette Red Tip
    Blade: Gillette Spoiler (D14)
    Brush: WildWestBrushworks Cashmere
    Bowl: Buffalo Horn 6”
    Pre-Shave Scrub: Saponificio Varesino Honey & Grain
    Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Bay Rum w Lime
    Shave Soap: Shulton Old Spice
    Post: Stirling's Bay Rum Butter
    Aftershave: Shulton Old Spice
    Cologne: Shulton Old Spice

     
  5. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Amazing classic shave Guy. :happy096:
     
  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Saturday morning:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed+Astra day 6
    Stirling Gin+Tonic on the Rocks SS
    Lucky Tiger AS Cream
    Reef Point Fougere Santal AS Splash

    At last, back to my Stirling jewels!
     
  7. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    :happy088: Have a great weekend.
     
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  8. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    You too my friend! :)
     
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  9. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    :thanks: Doug!
     
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  10. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Hello, my friend...I just noticed the ming-shi 2000s/futur clone...Wow! Hey you tried one? I remember you and I used to share an affinity for the old Ming-Shi/super speed copy...I'm hearing grand things about their latest progeny!
     
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  11. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Gillette Red Tip
    Blade: Personna Tungsten (11)
    Brush: El Druida Red Heart Chakte Kok/African Blackwood 2 Band
    Soap: Nuavia Blu
    A/S: Floid Blue
    Scuttle: Tanakaska

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  12. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Hey Lloyd - what a pleasure to hear from you again!

    No, I haven't. In fact I didn't know that such a razor existed!
     
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  13. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Excellent setup Doug
     
  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Tonight's shave was with a German made, for the USA, razor. I had a very nice 2 pass shave, that left with a DFS. Zero issues, just a very nice shaver.

    Razor- "BOSS" by A.W.Wadsworth & Son. Germany. For the Fischer Hardware Co.
    Brush- B400 By Tom
    Soap- Stirling Spice
    Aftershave- Florida Water


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  15. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Thanks very much Guy. Have a great weekend.
     
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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Fine Snake Bite
    Jayaruh #241
    H. Böker 5/8
    CWR
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Barbasol AS

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Fine Snake Bite Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #241 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the H. Böker 5/8 straight and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  17. Noire

    Noire Well-Known Member

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    Palmera 14
    Sears Archduke 30 Manchurian
    T+S Himalaya
    Thalion AS
     
  18. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Ahh man...google it! It looks like a must have for all lovers of Ming Shi...

    Yo, @RyX ...Please post a pic of your new Ming Shi here, so yehuda can check it out, please...
     
  19. RyX

    RyX DoH!

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    Glad to share Lloyd! I liked the looks of the Merkur Futur, but it's outside my usual price range. Then some enterprising Chinese folks cloned them after the copyright ran out. As I understand from those who know The MingShi 2000S is shorter of handle and slightly lighter, but has all the massive blade gap of the original. Another company markets the QShave. Same price range and engineering.
    Here it is, fresh out of the box from Andrew's @Linuxguile Shave Shop on Etsy. Ming Shi 2000S.jpg
    Adjusment is made by gripping the top and rotating the handle between .5 and 6. No clicks. It's smooth resistance at any point in the range.
    Here's the top cap off. Takes any modern DE blade. I've used Personna Lab Blues, Gillette Nacet, and am currently enjoying a Feather Hi-Stainless at setting 5.
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    Some users have has issues with the handle being slippery. Not a problem for me. Others I've seen using them include Neal @NCoxSTL , @ sdguero, and @Vlasta who posted a video of the easy disassembly procedure.
     
  20. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    Thanks Doug. Although rushed, it was a great shave this morning.
    Steve
     
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