SOS: October 2019

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Sep 30, 2019.

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  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    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.
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    - Ken
     
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  3. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Thanks !
     
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  4. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Thanks!
     
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  5. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Awesome, glad to see you enjoy it!
     
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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Happy Birthday.
     
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Clint.
     
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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thanks, Doug. Feeling pretty good today. It is nice to be shaving daily again.
     
  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Happy birthday!!!
     
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  10. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Happy birthday


    - Ken
     
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  11. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    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​

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  12. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Ralf Aust
    Rubberset Silvertip Badger
    Grooming Department Coattails
    Taconic Preshave Oil
    Taconic Aftershave Balm

    Excellent first shave with this razor


    Enjoy your evening gentlemen![​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  13. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    OCtober 31st SOTD
    Canadian New Deluxe
    Zenith Boar / Maple and Resin
    Hendrix Soap sample
    Thayers
    Maol Grooming Heliopteris AS
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    Have a great night all!
     
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  14. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Awesome!
     
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  15. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    Outstanding shave and gear Chris. Very cool photo. I really dig your brush.
    Steve
     
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  16. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Tim!
     
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  17. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Those are some amazing looking antique'esque razors.
     
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  18. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    I always love your Halloween season shaves.
     
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic shave and pic Steve..
     
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    cool shave Jason..love the new deluxe..
     
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