Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Terry, Jul 22, 2018.
Thanks Terry. I love the soap and the razor.
I like the Orange Sunrise too. Next I want to pick up a puck of Blue Barbershop. Have you tried it?
Yes I have, it's more perfumy, than Mudder Focker. I'm not a fan of perfumy scents. It's borderline for me, but you might like it.
I bought all of them when they were 8 bucks for all 3. The Orange Sunrise is ok, but not high on my top 10 hits.
Good to know. Maybe I'll pass. I also have RR XXX Italian and IB Amici. Like the XXX. The Amici not so much.
The Amici is an inexpensive soap that works well, a good starter soap IMO.
XXX is a light scent, the soap does work well.
I like a good soap that will fill the room with the smell of goodness. I'm a fan of Stirling soaps. They are a strong soap that lathers great. Now when it comes to bay rum, one of my favorites is PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum. Then Stirling BayRum, then Ogllala bay rum. All are room filling bay rum goodness, and they lather great.
Thanks Terry. I will have to gradually start ticking some boxes.
Well if you like a barbershop scent, Stirling has one that will fill the room, maybe the house.
That's #2 on my hit parade.
Stirling has samples for a few bucks, the also have matching AS and ASB along with bar soap. I've tried a few, I own a few.
#3 is sandalwood RR and Stirling , #4 is Clubman Pinaid
The #1 hit is Bay Rumn see above post.
These are not whimpering little scents.
They are STRong, Manly, unapologetic soaps, after shaves and cologns that will get there before you do to announce your presence.
You've been warned.
I have heard good things about Stirling Barbershop. Among my personal favorites are some of the Chiseled Face soaps, like Ghost Town Barber, Sherlock, and Trade Winds. I also keep going back for Barristers Reserve Spice and TOBS Sandalwood.
Never tried Chiseled Face yet. Hear they were a bit mild compared to others, although they lather great.
Of the three, Ghost Town Barber is my favorite scent. Mild, but very pleasant. But as noted, it's the lather that keeps me coming back.
Monday 09.16.19 SOTD
The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Pre-Shave Oil
iKon X3 Slant.OSS Handle / Feather (3)
Yaqi Ruby Handle 24mm 2-Band
Proraso Red Tub
Ogallala Bay Rum Aftershave
Here’s one I can’t recommend: the Yaqi slant double open comb. It bites.
Well, nice set there, bites eh?
Put that on the list, thanks!
I currently have a Maggard Slant, but my favorite slant is the Merkur 39c Vorschlaghammer. I love the heft and solid feeling of it. I think I will get one again sometime.
My first slant was the 37c and I got it too soon - before my technique was good enough so made a few bloody messes before I sold it.
I will find when I return from a working vacation in mid October. I am going to try to remove the batteries and see if it will live
Sunday 09.22.19 SOTD
Pre de Provence Verbena face lather and rinse
RazoRock German 37 Slant / Feather (1)
Vintage Kingsley (Austria) Pure Badger
Pre de Provence shave soap
Pre de Provence Sante Green Tea
The RRG37 and a new Feather blade.
very cool pics Jim..
Thanks Terry. I took your advice on using Feather blades in my slants. No so scary after all.
Once your technique is sound, a Feather blade will rock any DE razor. I use them to stop the pulling and tugging. Anymore, if I get a new DE razor, I go get a Feather blade to see how it mows the field.
That's my gold standard, I normally use two per shave. One for the first pass, then load another new one for the second pass. They seem to hold up OK for the head shave, just switch them out after each pass. I know, I know... seems over the top, but once you shave with a sharp blade, wow. The SE blades seem to hold up better, I only need one blade per shave.
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