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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: 1184

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: 1184

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: 1184

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...
by jgreenepa
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1184

Re: SOTD August 17 - August 23, 2020

SOTD MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 2020 Today will be an auspicious day! My new Tradere arrives along with a freshly cut jasper hone. But the best part of my day was my head shave! A good Japanese friend, Toshi, who I used to work with, and is also actively involved in our hobby, sent me a magazine of ...
by jgreenepa
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

SOTD SUNDAY AUGUST 16, 2020 My shave today was identical to yesterday’s with two equipment changes. I swapped out the Feather Proguard AC for a Feather Super AC in the Kai Kamisori Clone. And secondly I changed the handle back to the original aluminum one. With the Feather Super loaded, I was able t...
by jgreenepa
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 2020 RAZOR: Kai Captain Kamisori Clone (Mug) Tom’s Torqued Razor (Dome) BLADE: Feather Proguard (Mug), Feather DE (Dome) PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 drops o...
by jgreenepa
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 2020 My shave today required the use of two safety razors to complete my head shave. I first used a pass around Slant razor by Tom White, the Torqued Razor, but did experience an issue on the back of my head. The neck cleanup was a breeze, but I couldn’t seem to shave...
by jgreenepa
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 2020 Excellent shave today! VBBS above the jawline with a DFS below. My son presented me with a 1000 grit Chosera stone for bevel setting, which he assured me I probably wouldn’t need and a 320 grit diamond plate along with something called a jasper stone for finish...
by jgreenepa
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 2020 RAZOR: Feather SS (Mug), Eclipse Red Ring (Dome) BLADE: Feather Super AC (Mug), Feather DE (Dome) PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 drops of M-Bomb POSTSHAV...
by jgreenepa
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 2020 RAZOR: Double Duck Goldedge (Mug), NOS LeCoq Cage Head (Domej BLADE: Polsilver PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 drops of M-Bomb POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash wi...
by jgreenepa
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

Monday SOTN - I can almost see the bottom of the PIF box . razor - O2 Black-Handled Super-Speed blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (11) soap - Stirling "Scots Pine Sheep" (new to me) brush - Simpson Special 1 post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Proraso Red spl...
by jgreenepa
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

SOTD MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 2020 RAZOR: KCB Damascus 7/8 (Mug), LaResche 77 Dome) BLADE: Polsilver (2) PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Rabid Banana Preshave Cube BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Badger SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 drops of M-Bomb POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed...
by jgreenepa
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1464

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 2020 Today I shaved with a straight I haven’t used before. It’s a NOS A. Witte complete with an enclosed note saying “honed by Henrey 1939”. I swapped a brand new EJ89 I’d purchased as a gift for my 15 yr old grandson which he had returned to me for it. Despite the not...
by jgreenepa
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1464

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 2020 Another excellent shave this morning! VBBS above the jawline and DFS+ below. I remain in awe of the superb shaves delivered by my Gillette New LC, a razor that was neglected far too long! Remembering how happy I was with the Fine SS New LC homage razor, I will s...
by jgreenepa
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1464

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

SOTD FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020 Glad to be able to post a shave again after having lost power from a local tornado this past Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Isaias. We were notified that power wouldn’t be restored until this Sunday. After three days my neighbor called our local Congressman and lo and b...
by jgreenepa
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1464

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

SOTD MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020 Affective tonality of the shave was consistent! Fear and trembling during the three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) straight shave resulting in a very rough CCS which the Gold Rocket cleaned up and moved into BBS territory. My dome shave required three passes (WTG, ATG, ATG) to achi...
by jgreenepa
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020

SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 2020 Well it’s Day 2 of “Aurum-inspired” August and my shave today featured two golden tools, the head of my Shake Sharp Model 1.5 and the gold lettering on the blade of my evil Dovo Special! The Dovo was definitely sharper than it had been thanks to the ministrations ...
by jgreenepa
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020

SOTD FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020 Same old, same old! DFS in three careful passes (WTG, ATG, XTG) on the mug further elevated into the ‘velveteen zone’ thanks to the Feather Super equipped RazoRock Hawk V3. Still struggling with straight razor stubble reduction. Minor right cheek weeper on my third and fin...
by jgreenepa
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020

SOTD THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020 Another sub par face shave with a freshly honed vintage razor. My son shaved with it after honing it and claimed it passed some hair test with flying colors. He then stropped it on a pasted(?) strop and then on a leather one. I have no idea what the latter sentence means...
by jgreenepa
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: SOTD July 27 - August 2, 2020

SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 29, 2020 I enjoyed the shave with the Monsieur Charles Barber’s razor. The Schick B-20 Proline took a bit of doing to load, but performed decently. DFS all around the mug which I cleaned up with the Rex Ambassador to my desired VBBS level. The Rex is an awesome head shav...