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by Kaputnik
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD November 28 through December 04, 2011
Replies: 161
Views: 16453

Haven't posted here in a while. Schick "Paul Revere" injector Persona twin injector blade Omega Professional boar Burma Shave soap And a great shave. The twin injector blades don't work for some people, but for me they improve some of the milder injectors. The Burma Shave is not the classic brushles...
by Kaputnik
Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: a razor and mirror for your wallet... must see this!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

I'd seen that one mentioned a couple of times in another forum. If I could get one for free, or even pick it up at a clearance sale for a couple of dollars, wouldn't mind having one as a curiosity. It's interesting some of the clever designs out there for ultra-compact travel razors, when most regul...
by Kaputnik
Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 25 thru July 31, 2011
Replies: 162
Views: 15897

Saturday

Schick E1 injector
Vintage Personna Stainless blade
VdH Luxury Badger Brush
Frankenmelt soap (scraps of various melt and pour soaps melted together)
by Kaputnik
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 18 thru July 24, 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 14834

So it's Friday, so what?

Schick Type A
Personna 74 blade
VdH luxury badger brush
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap

Lots of soaps, and a constant rotation, so I don't use MWF more than once a week, but I think it really is my favorite.
by Kaputnik
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 11 thru July 17, 2011
Replies: 178
Views: 18147

Last day of the week.

Actually the first day of the week, but you know what I mean. Valet Auto Strop razor Feather Cutout Auto Strop blade Col. Conk's Bay Rum Pierre Cardin boar brush Cold water rinse I'm glad for the availability of the Feather blades, which let me use my cutout style Auto-Strops. I do have some NOS vin...
by Kaputnik
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 11 thru July 17, 2011
Replies: 178
Views: 18147

Wednesday: Auto-Strop

Valet Auto-Strop
Feather Auto-Strop blade
Speick Shave Stick
VdH "Luxury" Badger brush

A close shave, but a couple of little weepers, as I haven't used this razor in a while.
by Kaputnik
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 11 thru July 17, 2011
Replies: 178
Views: 18147

Tuesday

Schick Type A Magazine Repeater Personna 74 injector blade Turkish Horsehair brush Cyril Salter Lavender Soap The loading mechanism on this first Schick razor is a little tricky, but the shave is excellent. These Personna 74 blades are good enough, but don't quite live up to the hype so far. My chea...
by Kaputnik
Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 04 thru July 10, 2011
Replies: 187
Views: 16932

Saturday

Gillette Twinjector razor Gillette Twin Injector blade (8th shave) Bigelow Cream VdH Badger Brush The brush is the one from the VdH luxury kit. Much better than their boar brushes. I find that the Gillette injector is too mild with a normal single blade, but with these vintage twins, it's excellent.
by Kaputnik
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: July 04 thru July 10, 2011
Replies: 187
Views: 16932

Schick Type A magazine repeater
Personna 74 blade
Omega Boar
Colgate Mug Soap
by Kaputnik
Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 20 thru June 26, 2011
Replies: 183
Views: 18829

Saturday, 6/25/11

Schick E1 injector
Vintage Schick Plus Platinum blade, 6th shave
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Tweezerman Badger

Simple and good.
by Kaputnik
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My first ever injector shave
Replies: 16
Views: 2305

. . . I purchased a few of the Schick injector blades made in China. Loaded it up, did my normal routine and shaved away. I must say that I was awfully impressed. Very smooth and efficient shaver. Hopefully I can get 3 or so shaves out of these blades. . . People report very different results, but ...
by Kaputnik
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Making my vintage OS soap last.
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Making my vintage OS soap last.

One of the most pleasant soaps I have to shave with is my one puck of vintage Old Spice. Maybe the end result isn't any different from half a dozen or a dozen other soaps that I've tried, but the smell is pleasant (and rather subdued), and it's very easy to get a rich lather. Loading the brush once ...
by Kaputnik
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams, grated into a shave stick
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Williams was the first real shaving soap I tried. I had trouble lathering it at first, but hadn't read any shaving forums yet, and found out how "controversial" it was, so I figured it must just be me. It was just me. One day I face lathered with it, and everything clicked. Haven't had any problems ...
by Kaputnik
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 13 thru June 19, 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 15688

Wednesday

Schick E1 injector
Schick Plus Platinum blade (vintage)
Re-knotted Ever-Ready Boar
Godrej Soap
Cold water rinse

And a fine shave it was. 8)
by Kaputnik
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Injector performance question
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Mileage varying

If the second shave was not as good as the first, I doubt it was the blade going dull that fast. The razor getting gunked up would be my first guess, or using a different angle without realizing it. I have several Es and Gs, and have found some variation in aggressiveness between them. It's possible...
by Kaputnik
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: June 6 thru June 12 2011
Replies: 173
Views: 19073

Wednesday

I don't plan to make a habit of posting my daily shave, but since I'm new here . . . Wilhelm Maassen travel razor (one of those collapsible German razors with the two piece handle that fit in a tiny metal box). Just finishing off the last few vintage razors in my collection that I've never used. Mer...
by Kaputnik
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photo of man shaving in 1915
Replies: 23
Views: 3525

Like the photo. Definitely a working class fellow. I wonder if that thin lather might be from using hand soap rather than buying a special shaving soap.

Was anyone making DE razors then that weren't open comb?

We're so spoiled today. 8)
by Kaputnik
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello from Connecticut
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Hello from Connecticut

Hi everyone. Just joined here with a little admin assistance. It took a while to notice the thread about the problems with the automated signup method. Not new to wetshaving, and in fact, I've been posting on B&B and TSD for quite a while now. My username there, Slivovitz, has led to some misunderst...