Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Sep 30, 2019.
Thursday OCtober 31
I spent the last few evenings honing 8 wedge blades and my hope was that one or a couple/few I honed properly. I varied my technique slightly for each blade thinking I can adopt the technique used for which ever blade is honed best - assuming at least one is honed well. For today's shave, I used 3 of those wedges in 3 lather catchers for my shave and to test how I did honing.
Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
Soap - La Savonniere du Moulin
Brush - Simpson 400-3
Blade1 - Kampfe Bros Star
Razor1 - Kampfe Bros Star lather catcher US Pat 6/15/80, Eng Pat 3/8/87
Blade2 - M-K Heljestrand
Razor2 - Kindal Heljestrand lather catcher
Blade3 - Heljestrand
Razor3 - CV Heljestrand lather catcher
Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Epsilon Blue A/S
Shave rating 5 of 5
Before anyone gets in a tizzy, all 3 are lather catchers but all 3 are also OC for OCtober. I started with the Kampfe with Kampfe blade WTG on one cheek by my ear. The blade was cutting but could have cut better. I switched to the Kindal with MK blade when I started on my other cheek. This blade felt a little sharper than the Kampfe. When I got to my neck and chin and mouth area, I switched to the other Heljestrand with the regular Heljestrand blade. Wow, this wedge was sharp and cut smoothly. I actually honed one blade so far well. Anyway, I finished up the first pass and did the 2nd pass XTG with the Heljestrand with regular Heljestrand blade. 2 passes, overall DFS+ with my cheeks down to my jawline BBS. It would be an understatement to say I'm happy. I just need to see how I did with the other wedges (I have 5 more to test). At worst, I can follow the honing technique I used for this Heljestrand blade for the rest of my un-honed blades. I finished off with the Epsilon Blue A/S.
Overall, an excellent shave. Now on to NOvember.
Happy shaves to everyone.
Awesome, glad to see you enjoy it!
Thanks, Doug. Feeling pretty good today. It is nice to be shaving daily again.
10/31/19 Shave of the Day - Halloween
Face Wash with Wood Box Soap Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap Barber Shop Tobacco and Bay Leaf
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements High Jump 47 Conditioning Shampoo Puck (W/ Yucca Root & Cider Vinegar)
The Holy Black Mfg. Co. Black Magic Shaving Soap
Wolf Whiskers RCE# 47 Custom Fluted DWW-3 25mm Black Wolf 3rd batch Synthetic hybrid/fan knot
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Wolfman WR2-DC Mirror Polished SS OC: 1.05mm SB: 1.15 gaps with Solid 96mm WRH3 Mirror Polished SS Handle
Bolzano Superinox Blade - 6th Shave
Shavex Alum Block
Homemade Lemon and Mandarin Infused Witch Hazel with Alum
The Holy Black Mfg. Co. Black Magic Aftershave Splash
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Galactic Aloe Vera Gel Made with Organic Aloe Vera
The Holy Black Mfg. Co. Black Magic Eau De Parfum
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sangre De Drago Natural Deodorant - New Sport Strength Formula
Rubberset Silvertip Badger
Grooming Department Coattails
Taconic Preshave Oil
Taconic Aftershave Balm
Excellent first shave with this razor
Enjoy your evening gentlemen!
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OCtober 31st SOTD
Canadian New Deluxe
Zenith Boar / Maple and Resin
Hendrix Soap sample
Maol Grooming Heliopteris AS
Have a great night all!
Outstanding shave and gear Chris. Very cool photo. I really dig your brush.
Thank you, Tim!
Those are some amazing looking antique'esque razors.
I always love your Halloween season shaves.
fantastic shave and pic Steve..
cool shave Jason..love the new deluxe..
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