The Stirling Exchange

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by PickledNorthern, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Stirling Sheep Single edge new Stone Straight September Surprise

    Wow, didn't expect to wind up with the results I got today.

    My first brand new straight is still one of my standard bearers for performance in edge forward shaving devices. It was honed at purchase on a Belgian coticule, made me look in this direction a little. I've read of the search others have gone through looking for 'their edge', now I understand better. For my final decision, it was going to be this one or a Suehiro 20k and my fav vendor didn't have a Suehiro in stock.

    Took the Master Wonky Razor YZ for a drive on the new rock. I never thought I'd use a 'thumbpad test' on a razor, but I did. Found it to be useful indicator for me. After honing, I went to my pasted balsa strops... green, red, black, diamond, cBN, then roo.

    Like I usually do on shave tool evaluations, Stirling Sheep ... no added scent, but I wouldn't say unscented. The aroma from mutton tallow is so easily overlooked when I think how much better the resultant lather is than 'anything' else I've used. To much cheering from the 'bloomaphobes', I didn't bother to ask for any help from the Exulted Blue Ming. I got by just fine with the Stirling badger on my own.

    This crummy Chinese razor delivered a more comfortable shave than I ever thought I would get by my own hand on anything I honed. Quite rewarding, I must say. Now, because I failed to isolate my individual changes, I really can't totally credit the honing OR the stropping...... but I do like the result.

    Splashed on the Stirling mentholated lime aftershave.... because I like the menthol, candy lime, alcohol and witch hazel.

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    Great shave, great fun.
    Be Well!
     
  2. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    uh LADIES&GENTLEMEN:

    I'm proud to announce today the set schedule for the 2021 Tonys. Before the Labor Day Tony nominations, I said I might expand the nomination days next year. I will be doing exactly that. Beginning in February of 2020, there'll be 6(count'em six)nomination days-one every other month-thus February, April, June, August, October, and December. The exact dates are yet to be determined, but we now won't have too long to wait between each Tony nomination. The championship&runner-up prizes will still be New Year's Day(2021).
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  3. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Paul, I wanna know 2020 so I can plan out my trips to the supermarket.
     
  4. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    SEptember 16th
    Razor: Gem Micromatic
    Blade: Gem PTFE (2)
    Brush: WWB Limedrop/TDR Fanchurian
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Iced Pineapple
    Stirling mentholated witch hazel
    Stirling mentholated post shave balm
    AS: Stirling

    Stirling SEptember/Menthol Monday

    Good morning![​IMG]
     
  5. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD September 16, 2019
    A Stirling SEptember

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: Personna
    Razor: Schick B1 repeater
    Brush: Stirling Kong synthetic
    Soap: Stirling Glacial Lemony Orange
    Post: Witch hazel, Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill aftershave

    SOTD 9-16-19.jpg
     
  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    D07909CF-5FDF-4277-97E3-FB3D932812F6.jpeg My delightful Menthol Monday outing!
     
  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    :)..I'd have to do a Tony a week for you to accomplish THAT. I'll get them out to the Stoylin fans on Champion&Runner-Up day, New Year's 2020.
     
  8. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'd like to make a proclamation to rename Monday as ARCTIQUE!!
     
  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTD Stirling SEptember 16th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    RazoRock ECO
    Crown Super Stainless
    WWB Talleyrand (26mm, Frigate Class)
    Stirling Deep Blue Sea soap and AS


    Sent from my Galaxy using Tapatalk
     
  10. Gnomeo0228

    Gnomeo0228 Well-Known Member

    Stirling September continues my friends with Glacial Satsuma

    Apologies for the late upload. Flight was delayed and didn't get to the hotel until midnight :(

     
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
     
  12. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    SEptember 17th
    Razor: Supply Co V2 •••
    Blade: Personna Injector (3)
    Brush: PAA Green Ray
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Haverford
    Stirling unscented witch hazel
    Stirling mentholated post shave balm
    AS: Stirling Haverford

    Stirling SEptember/Tobacco Tuesday

    Good morning![​IMG]
     
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  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    September 17 SOTD:

    Razor: Razorock Hawk V2
    Blade: Feather AC Professional Super
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Lather: Stirling Baker Street
    Aftershave: Stirling Baker Street
     
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  14. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD September 17, 2019
    A Stirling SEptember

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: vintage Personna twin
    Razor: eBarbershop Type O clone
    Brush: Sapele badger
    Soap: Stirling Blood on Steel
    Post: Witch hazel, Stirling Blood on Steel aftershave

    SOTD 9-17-19.jpg
     
  15. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Perry, great choice on your soap and A/S. I hope you enjoy BoS as much as I do.
     
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  16. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Thanks, it's a great scent!
     
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  17. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member


    Do you hear that Paul Turner? :)
     
  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Well, I see it now. I do need to keep working with it before I get to the "John/Perry/Mr. Cawtuh" level.
     
  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    That's my choice for tomorrow...(The Baker Street)
     
  20. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    SEptember 18th
    Razor: Supply Co V2 ••
    Blade: Personna Injector (4)
    Brush: Maseto 30mm Finest
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Stirling Bay Rum
    Stirling Bay Rum witch hazel
    Stirling mentholated post shave balm
    AS: Stirling Bay Rum

    Stirling SEptember

    Good morning!
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