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by jgreenepa
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

How’s that Colonial General V2 shaving for you, Gary? I have one on order due next month! It gives me my best shaves. I've learned some techniques (now occurring almost subconsciously) that seem to bring out the best in the V2 in addition to the best results from the Kai and Schick blades. I have a...
by jgreenepa
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

brothers wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 am
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How’s that Colonial General V2 shaving for you, Gary? I have one on order due next month!
by jgreenepa
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

F41830FF-D337-45E4-9FEF-7C53C6DCD302.jpeg SOTD 02/14/20 Valentines Day RAZOR: LaResche 77 BLADE: Wizamet Super Iridium PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with PAA’s Preshave Cube Soap BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings f...
by jgreenepa
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

8FB5BFCD-47C4-4A6E-95C8-11D33ED88696.jpeg SOTD Thursday 02/13/20 Thought I’d begin today’s shave with some closeups of the only safety bar design LaResche ever made. The 77 model has a sharply arched top cap fitting on a narrow baseplate. The only modern razor that is similar is the Fine Marvel. Bo...
by jgreenepa
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

18870319-87AD-49CA-ADCD-9FCA84A9B319.jpeg SOTD 02/12/20 Well it’s lucky seven with this amazing razor. This is day seven. Seven consecutive two pass, bloodless BBS shaves. Where do we go from here? Some might be content to shave with their grail razor for the rest of their days. What does one do if...
by jgreenepa
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

82D6FDC9-80DA-4A1D-BF65-C2BA4E355ACC.jpeg SOTD 02/11/20 And so it goes, as Kurt Vonnegut was wont to say! I admit it; I’m both baffled and beguiled by this surprising shaving tool. The blade sits flat against the baseplate, but also sits on the end bars which themselves sit slightly above the inner...
by jgreenepa
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: SOTD February 10 -February 16, 2020

99C38533-C03F-4F00-A516-C73F4A56F232.jpeg SOTD 02/10/20 What can I say? It’s day five of what turned into another face and dome two pass, irritation-free BBS. This is the grail razor for me! All I can say is the LaResche family knew their business! Maybe it’s my continued focus on MWF? Whatever it ...
by jgreenepa
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020

68762AED-B5C4-48EE-9C7E-A5582EC9EC12.jpeg SOTD 02/09/20 Day nine of Wool Fat February continued with a new record for me. This is my fourth bloodless BBS with no irritation or heat revealed by the alum block. I hate to say it, but I think I’ve found my Grail razor! Please don’t tell SWMBO, but I de...
by jgreenepa
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020

That’s it!
by jgreenepa
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020

773F3BC6-ECAF-451F-958F-EA9F8CFCC83A.jpeg SOTD 02/08/20 I have to admit that this razor is truly amazing! My third bloodless two pass BBS in a row! Today after cleaning up after the shave, I closely examined the baseplate! I always disassemble and clean and dry each razor after use. I’ve already co...
by jgreenepa
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020

44D4BCDC-2C4F-4FE9-AC62-3113CE9AF650.jpeg SOTD 02/06/20 After skipping yesterday’s shave, I realized why I need to shave every day. Here I was, needing to reduce 48 hrs of thick, dense whisker growth. Time to break out the big guns, one of my most efficient safety razors, the heralded LaResche 51 L...
by jgreenepa
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020

2CB01953-F1D1-4098-B707-1687CCC85187.jpeg Birthday SOTD 02/04/20 Wonderful celebration of SWMBO’s birthday last night. Great workout shave this morning with my new SS Synthetic brush birthday present from Classic Shaving. It weighs 15.8 oz which doesn’t sound like much until you start waving it aro...
by jgreenepa
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: SOTD February 3 -February 9, 2020

BC826D61-B01F-4341-B993-1E30EDFFCDAB.jpeg SOTD 02/03/20 Today is SWMBO’s birthday and tomorrow is mine. She is 10 yrs younger - I know; I’m a cradle robber! To launch things off, I decided to shave with one of my two all-time favorite safety razors - the GE Jones Shake Sharp. I own three versions -...
by jgreenepa
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020

DAA7560B-46A9-4355-AFF2-75B1867F981A.jpeg SOTD 02/02/20 7:00. AM Church meeting today that seemed to go on forever. Finally ended! Time to submit this morning’s shave report. The Fatboy Wool Fat experience today resulted in a decent shave. Did my face on 9 and the dome on 7. I know many love this r...
by jgreenepa
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020

53DA583B-8B7E-46F6-A76D-071445716C59.jpeg SOTD 02/01/20 Welcome to Mitchell’s Wool Fat February. This month I’ll be using my favorite shaving soap for every shave. I’ll be kicking off with my FrankenFamex which consists of a French Famex Cage baseplate, a Rockwell Gunmetal cap, and an ATT Atlas han...
by jgreenepa
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020

E029D086-7D9A-4392-82B5-26958C193E4D.jpeg SOTD 01/31/20 This morning I woke up to a relatively gray day. One of the issues with having a collection of utility objects is that as it grows, certain early favorites are pushed aside in favor of the newer arrivals. What razor should I select to shave wi...
by jgreenepa
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020

831DACF5-AB36-409A-8C6A-C1E2BFFF4321.jpeg SOTD 01/30/20 Apologies for not posting yesterday’s shave, but old man issues intervened, and I instead ended up with a long ride on my back to UPenn Emergency. After a day of being poked, prodded, chided about cigars, single malt scotch, eating habits, and...
by jgreenepa
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020

That’s bare brass. It’s developed a patina. It was shiny when I first got it.
by jgreenepa
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020

A8DBFCAC-7ED0-4F89-BF77-146C22759FD1.jpeg SOTD 01/28/20 Sorry for the delay in posting, but today is my son’s 45th birthday, and there were many last minute logistical issues to resolve. All done! Now since this was to be my first head shave in several days, I fell back on my adjustable Christopher...
by jgreenepa
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SOTD January 27 -February 2, 2020

78CA3C9B-A8A3-43DE-9942-2B183DDB8091.png SOTD 01/27/20 This is day two of the noggin recovery plan. Since I was only doing a face shave, I broke out the NOS LeCoq Cage Head. This is an aggressively efficient shaver and requires careful handling to avoid it’s bite. The Wholly Kaw King of Oud has a l...