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by jgreenepa
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

EC5B93FF-5DCB-423F-9C00-5934D8FD1DB6.jpeg SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2, 2020 My Monster Tuxedo Synthetic arrived yesterday from the MrEE Brush Research Design Works, and I love it! It’s my second from that elite facility and it truly lives up to its name! It generated monstrous swathes of rich, s...
by jgreenepa
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

BE7FA1E1-49AC-41BF-9189-609FF6525458.jpeg SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 2020 The new C-Mon Special arrived yesterday, and like many vintage razors required a bit of a touch up. The edge was chipped requiring a new bevel set and the blade is not centering. As one friend (@Trigger) at TSD mention...
by jgreenepa
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Collectors Corner (no chatter please)
Replies: 137
Views: 192098

Re: Collectors Corner (no chatter please)

klinker wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:25 pm Gillette gold ball end tech
Beautiful, Jim!
by jgreenepa
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

52B6927C-A22E-4E1F-9FB6-4AB13D1A6072.jpeg SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Excellent lime shave this morning! I’m a very basic scent guy - lime, spice, peppermint and sandalwood are about all these barbarian nostrils of mine are capable of discerning. SWMBO never complains about lime or p...
by jgreenepa
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

5F6581CA-A18E-4456-9DDA-A828B8B1F2F2.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, September 29, 2002 Talk about serendipity! I stopped at an antique furniture dealer to pick up a bench SWMBO purchased. When I entered I saw a bunch of old barbering supplies and tools on the cashier’s table. Chatted up the owner and d...
by jgreenepa
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: SOTD September 28 - October 4, 2020

AA7D6581-089E-4374-868D-6D227AE5EB66.jpeg SOTD MONDAY MORNING, September 28, 2020 RAZOR: Witte Copperhead 13/16 (Mug), Colonial General V2 Silversmith Handle (Dome) BLADE: Feather Super PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil BRUSH: Rearden Razor 316L SS Synthetic CREAM: Muhle Buckthorn POSTSH...
by jgreenepa
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 21 - September 27, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: SOTD September 21 - September 27, 2020

9C76FC42-DA04-4315-A586-03664424EFB7.jpeg SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, September 27, 2020 RAZOR: Manhattan Cutlery UK French Point 5/8 (Mug), Colonial General V2 Silversmith Handle (Dome) BLADE: Feather Super PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger CREAM: Nancy Boy Signa...
by jgreenepa
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: H. Boker & Co
Replies: 1
Views: 168

H. Boker & Co

Does any one happen to know the dates when the German Boker firm was using Sheffield cast steel for Razor manufacture in Germany?
by jgreenepa
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

0D122983-B41D-4C6B-830D-FB226D5EAC2E.png SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Today’s shave deserves to be framed. I spent yesterday afternoon applying some of the honing principles my son, Ben, has taught me. I began with the Imperia La Roccia (ILR) stone I nationalized from Ben’s rock garden. ...
by jgreenepa
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

drmoss_ca wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:55 am Might be the best Friodur yet - #6, Red Narra scales, homemade soap, Omega synthetic and Trumper Astor:


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Lovely scales, Doc! Beautiful razor!
by jgreenepa
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

A38D8C5C-96B2-48F9-8362-320004047C06.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 What a glorious, sunny morning for my first shave with the Riga Razor. The factory edge was quite sharp, on the continuum, I’d say hard sharp vs soft sharp. That was fine for this first shave which seemed to literal...
by jgreenepa
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

D25A2A7D-A5F7-4903-B09B-F96176163AFC.jpeg SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 When I began the G7DC I had real reservations about being able to complete it, but here I am on day 7 on this sunny morning in the Philly Burbs. I’ve decided that I may have to begin shaving the mug every other day if...
by jgreenepa
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

318194C2-BD60-455F-A65C-C800469E38B1.jpeg SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 17 Day 6 of the G7DC. My late post is due to a shelf collapse that occurred last night. As a result yours truly was caught up in trying to deal with what I felt to be a minor mishap, but my dear SWMBO was convinced the apoca...
by jgreenepa
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

2E545C44-A280-47D1-8ADA-BB63AB2D51FC.jpeg SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 This morning was one of those revelatory shaves on day 5 of the TSD G7DC where everything just came together on this beautiful morning in the Philly burbs! I’m talking about my mug shave. It may have had something ...
by jgreenepa
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

D3EC9AF9-5C52-4891-8DF3-38C8BF5A18F7.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, September 15, 2020 On day 4 of the G7DC there’s not much to say other than VBBS all the way! RAZOR: Feather DX Wood Handle (Mug), Schick Type L Paul Revere BLADE: Schick B-20 Proline PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil BRUSH: ...
by jgreenepa
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

F0C97CC7-E721-4504-ACEB-1A65C640D4E2.jpeg SOTD MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 Although it’s a bit gloomy this morning, my shave was gratifying. I’m really liking my new Feather DX. I switched back to a Proguard blade and discovered that the shave was every bit as close as it was with the Feathe...
by jgreenepa
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 908

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

BC657D89-1224-4AAA-BD69-4FA9EE966B55.jpeg SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 RAZOR: Feather Wood Handle DX Barber’s Razor (Mug), Schick Paul Revere L Type Safety Razor (Dome) BLADE: Feather Super (Mug), Schick Injector II (Dome) PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil BRUSH: MrEE Knurled ...
by jgreenepa
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 908

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

5B3FD70B-F8B8-4DDF-8C56-4CCA7192B779.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 Well time for me to kick off my G7DC shave. As many of you know, my focus is on sharp stuff, not smelly things. So with that in mind I selected my new wood handled DX and dumped the Feather Proguard blade I’d used f...
by jgreenepa
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 908

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

786E6EC8-3C6E-41AB-89FD-B36364D666BE.jpeg SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 11 (A day to rival December 7) Well I tried this Baume.BE stuff everyone was raving about. I was planning on using it for my G7DC starting tomorrow, but after today will shelve it for my den clearance coming up in a week or tw...
by jgreenepa
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 908

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

E4E1DB60-BA74-4E75-925E-6F9F3D1AC070.jpeg SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 And the great shaves just keep on coming. Touched up my new Manhattan Cutlery 13/16 French Point last night on the jasper stone and diamond sprayed felted strop. This Sheffield Steel razor is the oldest that I own, ...