SoS: October 15th, 2012 - October 21st, 2012

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. R33F

    R33F Well-Known Member

    Sunday Evening:

    OK, after a 7.5 hour drive home from my folks place, & with 3 days growth, I was ready for a shave. I was pondering on the way home which one of the razors dad has passed onto me I was going to use. There is several razors there that I will try, alot that are in no condition to try, & some that I don't want to try. Either ways I have a great little display cabinet that will be part of the den soon enough.

    I achieved what I believe to be my first BBS

    Pre Shave: Hot shower / Proraso Pre SC
    Shave Cream: Proraso Red (Sandalwood & Shea Butter)
    Shave Brush: Men's Biz Super Badger
    Shave Bowl: WCS big bowl (thanks Lyndon)
    Razor: 1934 Gillette German No88 Set (2 Piece)
    Blade: Feather (1)
    Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse / Nivea Post SC

    3 passes for a BBS with the tiniest of nicks.

    I cleaned the razor with hot soapy water this evening & removed alot of the grime, it will need some 'Mr Muscle' cleaner or similar which I will pick up this week. It's in great condition & while not in showroom condition there is no complaints here. It didn't come in a Bakerlite tin as I had read, it has come to me in an older King Gillette steel tin with 2 blade holders. After questioning dad he does not recall where he picked it up from.

    The shave was 'direct' & easier than I thought a rake would be. I was very cautious at first, then got into the shave & enjoyed it immensely. This combination will be used again.

    Where ever you are, enjoy what's left of your Sunday.

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  2. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Superior Razor
    Simpson SC
    HIS brush
    Krampert's Bay Rum

    The pic isn't 100% accurate, at the last moment I decided on the H.I.S. brush that Gary PIF'd me. I'm a stick in the mud traditionalist (badger and boar) but this is a great brush. It fits my style of lathering to a tee. I picked up this razor a couple of months ago at a local antique store mainly because of the etching. It's fairly crudely made but it was a Sheffield. Last night I put 3 layers of tape on the spine and honed it up. This morning I had an excellent shave with it. Gotta love that Sheffield steel. These old wedges can be dynamite shavers. My Dad use to tease me when I first started shaving and told me I didn't need a razor "just put milk on your face and have the cat lick the whiskers off". That's a pretty good description of how a sharp wedge shaves, almost no feedback and the whiskers are just gone. I have 3 or 4 wedges and a few framebacks, I need to use them more, they're great shavers. Have a good one. Sever is down, I'll post the pic later.
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  3. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!


    soak brush/Semogue SOC 2 band/DB Brush Scuttle
    hot shower
    Proraso PrePost Cream
    Arko Shave Stick
    Cobra Classic "The Snake"/Feather ProGuard (14)
    warm water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    warm water rinse
    Thayer's Original WH
    Shulton Old Spice (India) mixed with a small amount of 444

    Wonderful BBS face and dome,Feather ProGuard is still going strong looks like at least a few more shaves left.The Kai Captain Mild lasted 15 and started to show it's age at 13 shaves,so far the Feather is still sharp and smooth.
  4. uk_HBer

    uk_HBer Well-Known Member

    Prep - Hot Towel, Palmolive S/S
    Razor - Muhle '11 R41
    Blade - Astra S/P
    Brush - Duke 3
    Soap – Mike's Unscented
    Cold Rinse/ Witch Hazel/ Pacific Shaving ASB

    I was beginning to find the 'Somerset' D3 Best a little too scritchy and uncomfortable, but Mike's Unscented manages to cushion it out really well, yes it really is that good!!... Another BBS shave!! [​IMG]
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  5. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Sunday morning, October 21, 2012

    Schick E2 Injector razor w/ Schick blade (3)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    MWF shaving soap w/ warm water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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  6. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©


    Prep: Hot shower, TSD ISZ PSB
    CD: Petra ~ Power Praise
    Coffee: Home roasted, fresh ground Malawi Mapanga AA, BLACK
    Soap: TSD English Fern
    Brush: Ever Ready 250PB with original knot
    SE: Gem Clog Pruf
    Blade: Gem, day 3, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, ice water splash, Dickenson's WH, B&BW Noir, hand strop blade
    'Stache Wax: Steve's Own

    Great shave!
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  7. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    CO-S8-1a.jpg 2_big.png 23-301_1.jpg Sunday:

    Turkish Horsehair
    Dovo Bismarck 5/8
    Agressia Fresh SC :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055:
    Hega AS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055:
    Chabrawichi 555 Cologne :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055:

    Not even a professional barber with 50 years of experience could have given me a better shave than this - I think I did it absolutely perfectly this morning. 2 hot towels, a good long face massage, then I splashed some more hot water on my face, then I started the lathering process. The Agressia Fresh cream from Bulgaria was sent to me by my man Dmitry. This cream smells classy and nice, what a lather it gives, and the post-shave feeling is great. The only thing I cannot understand is, menthol is listed as an ingredient but it's undetectable either during or after the shave. I love the Hega aftershave so much - not so much for the scent, (it's almost unscented) but for the great skincare it gives. ;) :D

    Have a great Sunday! :)
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  8. Lyndon

    Lyndon Well-Known Member

    Hey Adam... Good on ya matey, that's great news! Isn't it amazing, how even after all these years, the Vintage Gillette razors are still providing some of the best shaves possible!! Cheers, Lyndon
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  9. fatkid

    fatkid Well-Known Member

    sunday shave

    hot shower
    Razorock classic
    gillette super speed/7o'clock
    omega badger
    3 pass DFS
    cold water rinse
    shot of aqua velva
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  10. over5feet

    over5feet Active Member

    Sunday 21st shave for Ophelia my 19 month old apple of her daddy's eye baptism
    straight shave
    Boar brush
    Williams soap
  11. JimPo42

    JimPo42 Purported Hand-Shaver

    Magik Shavette w/ Astra 1/2
    Truefitt&Hill Grafton SC and ASB
  12. dinatali

    dinatali Well-Known Member

    SWK XL Scuttle
    Merkur Future # 2
    Astra SP
    Muhle silvertip fiper
    Tabac Soap
    Tabac Lotion
  13. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Sunday 21 October, 2012

    A great hot shower to start this beautiful fall day. While showering the Parker "King" badger was warming it's bristles, in anticipation of the task ahead. Facial prep today was once again from Prairie Creations pre-shave soap. Decided to use a soap from France, PRE` de Provance, shea butter enriched. The Parker effortlessly worked up a frenzy of lather.
    Today was razor and blade change over. This week's razor will a Gillette Super Adjustable, for the next four days it is paired with a Voshkod blade. I dialed the Super up to six for the first two passes, the last pass dialed down to four. I just let the razor effortlessly do the shave, I was rewarded with a nearly prefect DFS.
    Afterwards a warm water rinse, cold water splashes, no alum, a generous splash of Kramperts.

    I hope the week ahead for everyone starts great and finishes even greater.

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  14. R33F

    R33F Well-Known Member

    Thanks Lyndon. I was elated at the result the razor gave me. I was rubbing my face after the second pass thinking "this is smoother than usual" :D
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  15. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    Sunday - 21.10.2012

    Merkur Progress
    Proraso brush
    Arko Stick
    Three Pass Shave; WTG, XTG, ATG
    Thayers McGonnegal Hazel :)
    Proraso Aftershave Lotion
    Fitjars Kjakesmurning
    = BBS

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  16. Azarius

    Azarius Must have had his WHEATies

    Shave of the Day (SOTD) Sunday October 21, 2012[​IMG]
    • Prep: Brush soaking in cold water, One with Nature Dead Sea Salt Olive Oil Soap, luke warm shower
    • Razor: 1945 Shavety First Shake Sharp Razor
    • Blade: NOS 1961 Gillette Super Blue Blade (9)
    • Brush: Semogue 620 Boar
    • Cream: Mystic Men Menthol
    • AS: Brut Original
    • Post: Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave
    Day number nine with the Shavety First Shake Sharp and the Super Blue blades that is on tour from Ryan (PLANofMAN).

    Another great shave, but I think today shall be my last shave with it. I want to use my Progress tomorrow for Merkur/Menthol Monday. I may use it Tuesday just to try a a different blade, but by Wednesday I would like to send it off to the next person participating in the tour to ensure that that have it by the weekend.

    Today's routine has been much like the rest. I shook the razor about 8 times, flipped the blade, did some more shaking, then shaved.

    If we remove the novelty of the shaking hone, which in my opinion does work with carbon blades, it is still by all counts a great razor. Right about in the middle of the aggressive scale and a great size and weight for buffing.
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  17. Smoothy

    Smoothy Well-Known Member

    Felt like shaving yesterday, so here goes my Sunday Moment of Zen:

    Martin de Candre scented shave soap
    Semogue #1305 shave brush, boar bristle
    1955 Gillette Super Speed Heavy
    Personna Super / Lab blade (1.)
    Bloc Osma alum
    D.R. Harris Bay Rum after shave
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  18. burpsan

    burpsan Well-Known Member

    Saturday / Sunday

    A weekend of good shaves ... same set-up different results:

    Pre (Eucerin Moisturizing cream, warm shower)
    Omega 10083 Pro boar
    Merkur 23c w/ Kai Stainless
    Post (Cetaphil gentle cleanser, Dickinson's WH, cold water rinse)
    Master Bay Rum

    Saturday = Sweet three pass BBS! A little touch-up involved.
    Sunday = Presentable two pass DFS!

    And that's a wrap! ;)
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