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by jgreenepa
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

C9945EE6-AA81-4774-B7FD-76945AAF0E99.jpeg SOTD MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 Yesterday’s shave was spectacular, but I’ve been troubled that my Feather SS razor was creating bad shaving angle habits. So I borrowed my son, Ben’s DX Barber’s Razor that was literally covered in dust. He hadn’t used...
by jgreenepa
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

E8363FA1-39B2-4991-9496-4D1370EADCE2.jpeg SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 I’d ask for help, as I slide down this straight razor rabbit hole, but I’m just having too much fun. The NOS Nichigi Tokusen by Diamond Hayashi Co. Of Tokyo arrived unexpectedly early yesterday. This particular razor i...
by jgreenepa
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

F99C308A-6BDC-40AD-A65F-16AD35D45A5C.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 What a glorious morning for an old school shave! I’m really beginning to like this Lush Prince shaving cream. It leaves my mug feeling incredibly good post shave, and I think it’s going to become a keeper for all my ...
by jgreenepa
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

5FF1A7BF-9E8A-4D65-96C7-B62450D7705D.jpeg SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 RAZOR: Tanifuji Airi (Mug), Blackland Vector (Dome) BLADE: Feather Super AC PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger CREAM/SOAP: Lush Prince (Mug), Mitch...
by jgreenepa
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

A9BF9B3D-5CB1-4CCC-B797-880BBB37BC3B.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 2020 Excellent shave today with two of my favorite razors on this beautiful sunny day . . . , the CKBA Damascus straight and my Valet VC4 were ready for business. The CKBA Damascus straight razor seemed to almost brush away ...
by jgreenepa
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

433ED24F-1727-4758-9260-9F00CE0E8BB1.jpeg SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 Thursday has turned out to be a good day. The Genco 35 5/8 was the first straight I acquired after my purchase of the Dovo Special 5 yrs earlier, and the second straight I shaved with. It arrived supposedly ‘shave re...
by jgreenepa
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

7293D1AE-FE2E-40AA-82C4-412252BC2BDA.jpeg SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, September 2, 2020 Another great shave this morning with two great razors. Both my Feather SS Barber’s Razor and my Blackland Vector were both loaded with Feather Super blades, and both delivered my desired VBBS as they swept away the...
by jgreenepa
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

C6348C4D-F22E-456A-9D97-3AC1D642AC24.png SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 In keeping with my single edge September theme I selected the Lord straight razor. That will satisfy my single edge theme despite my Supply V2 incorporating a Schick Twinjector blade. The edge on the Lord was burnished...
by jgreenepa
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 783

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

4CC381F5-726E-48E5-9504-AB3EA52B5443.jpeg SOTD MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 2020 I’ll also launch Single Edge September a day early! Thanks to the largesse of my son, Ben, and several safety razor for straight razor exchanges, I now possess more straight razors than I ever expected to own. The roughe...
by jgreenepa
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020

61F7E87E-B7F3-4A1D-A185-1D8DDDAC924F.jpeg SOTD. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 2020 Spent about an hour and a half last night burnishing the edge of my favorite CKBA Damascus straight with pull strokes on the jasper stone while watching the 1954 version of Sabrina with Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, ...
by jgreenepa
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020

6BD2945A-9F54-4848-80A8-BE8C21835389.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 2020 Good Saturday morning shave. When my Puma arrived, it had been stored unused for years. After resetting the bevel and removing the surface rust stains which polished off easily with my Dremel and some jeweler’s rouge, ...
by jgreenepa
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020

1683A017-F37D-42BB-A1AF-59120F7CF298.jpeg SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 2020 I’d like to thank Trigger and my son, Ben for a truly epic (trademark @Keithmax) shave this morning. My straight razor mug shaves to date with two exceptions, had been frustratingly incomplete requiring me to finish up m...
by jgreenepa
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020

3EE03B8F-6D52-4309-BEEA-2F4038AD0F27.jpeg SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 2020 Beautiful sunny day in Willistown this morning. This morning I shaved with my Dovo Special and my Colonial General, the head of which I placed on the Silversmith handle. The shave was lovely. My Omega Pro48 did its us...
by jgreenepa
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020

A9BF9B3D-5CB1-4CCC-B797-880BBB37BC3B.jpeg SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 2020 Excellent shave today with two of my favorite razors on this beautiful sunny day in the Philly burbs. After a touch up on the Jasper stone, and 30 strops to the Feather FAS carbon steel blade for the VC4, both the CKBA ...
by jgreenepa
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 730

Re: SOTD August 24 - August 30, 2020

B11B3B83-95D5-44C2-8CCF-FE7111633939.jpeg SOTD MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 2020 Great shave today with the Tanifuji Airi. VBBS above the jawline, DFS++ below. Cleaned everything up below the jawline with the new Tradere along with the dome. All in all another great shave leaving me feeling cool, cle...
by jgreenepa
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020

D59D8B45-E9BD-46AC-B309-4CA8F537536A.jpeg SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 2020 Setting the bevel on the Puma was an excellent learning experience. Using the Schechter finger positioning method with the White Chosera stone worked just the way it’s supposed to. Ben lapped the stone before first use. ...
by jgreenepa
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020

7E616D0B-B5DD-42A6-B7C8-FDFE34CD1BC3.jpeg SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 2020 Well, I confirmed my suspicions. The Dilucot method, originally developed as a way of honing razors using a single stone (Belgian Coticule) and a series of slurries of decreasing grit dilutions also works beautifully w...
by jgreenepa
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020

SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 2020 I enjoyed two excellent dome shaves from my new Blackland Tradere blade holder. Prior to it’s arrival, my favorite DE safety razor was my Colonial Silversmith, which I haven’t shaved with in the last two months, one of the drawbacks of having too large a collecti...
by jgreenepa
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020

SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 2020 it’s a bright, sunny morning here in the Philadelphia suburbs. No better time for a stellar shave! For some reason, I just can’t bring myself to shave with any of my safety razors more than twice in a row! I really like the new Tradere, but this morning my SS S...
by jgreenepa
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020

SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 2020 Today my shave featured two new shaving tools. One was a new/old Tanifuji Airi Shaving Sword (hey, that’s how it was marketed) and the other my brand new Tradere. I’d been reading about Japanese straights and Silver Steel when Ben called my attention to this str...