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by jgreenepa
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 6 -January 12, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: SOTD January 6 -January 13, 2020

F18146BC-45D7-4780-A727-7ACDB21D1A7B.jpeg SOTD 01/08/20 What a splendidly designed razor. Despite the cold and snow, I enjoyed a relaxing and surprisingly close two pass shave! MWF whipped up with Jayaruh Custom #372 into a glistening, slick protective lather that initially left me wondering whethe...
by jgreenepa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 6 -January 12, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: SOTD January 6 -January 13, 2020

B1D40C7F-49D8-4BEB-A2DC-0D8EBC406A97.jpeg SOTD 01/07/20 Today I shaved with a wonderful razor, the Fine Marvel, and it truly is! I’d read very positive reviews in Sharpologist and on some of the various shaving boards that praised its unique design consisting of a .95 blade gap and a huge blocky sa...
by jgreenepa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 6 -January 12, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: SOTD January 6 -January 13, 2020

ECB02D58-F286-442A-ABBF-AC6900801D8A.jpeg SOTD 01/06/20 Excellent shave today with my AS-D2 and Stirling’s Glacial Obsidian shaving soap and matching AS. I’m always amazed at the closeness of the shave delivered by this razor. When I first bought the razor, I thought, like many others, that it was ...
by jgreenepa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD January 6 -January 12, 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 644

SOTD January 6 -January 12, 2020

Record your daily shaves
by jgreenepa
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 30, 2019, to January 5, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: SOTD: December 30, 2019, to January 5, 2020

63F2484C-31AC-4695-B5F5-E17526E7F58D.jpeg SOTD 01/05/20 Really nice relaxing shave this morning with my trusty AS-D2 and a Martin de Candre Vetyver 50g sampler of their shaving soap I received for Christmas from my brother-in-law. I’ve shaved with their Fougere and Original and quite honestly wasn’...
by jgreenepa
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 24 - December 29
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: SOTD December 24 - December 29

8428EFFD-3EEA-481A-A428-66F6F6B86C9B.jpeg SOTD 12/24/19 Merry Christmas to all on this 24th day of Decadent December, Christmas Eve. My new-old LaResche 77 arrived from France yesterday. After cleaning and sanitizing it, I decided to shave with it today. Although it is an intimidating looking desig...
by jgreenepa
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 24 - December 29
Replies: 2
Views: 499

SOTD December 24 - December 29

Post your shaves
by jgreenepa
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: SOTD December 17 - December 23

0B07F71B-3713-4FFD-8877-B918FDA1CE6C.jpeg SOTD 12/23/19 Decent, first mild shave this morning with a Schick Type C2. What I really love, and never considered until becoming active on the shaving boards, is the sheer variety of safety razor tools designed for face and noggin scraping. The mildness o...
by jgreenepa
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: SOTD December 17 - December 23

8849E4FD-E618-449F-9C63-990CC13CDE95.jpeg SOTD 12/22/19 Incredibly great shave on this 22nd day of Decadent December. Up early to prepare for the arrival of our Christmas/New Year’s guests. The MMOC really plowed through the whiskers on my favorite MWF lather. I would shave every day with this soap...
by jgreenepa
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: SOTD December 17 - December 23

41322C59-1C4E-41AB-A313-20D71AC4556C.jpeg SOTD 12/21/19 Good straightforward shave on this 21st day of Decadent December with my brass Gem Model 1912. Decent face and dome DFS with a good shaving cream, Palmolive. RAZOR: Gem 1912 BLADE: Pella PTFE PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with PAA...
by jgreenepa
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: SOTD December 17 - December 23

B19C0D2B-BACE-4BC9-991C-C44C614C73C0.jpeg SOTD 12/20/19 A beautiful Featherweight, Fat Friday on this 20th day of Decadent December resulted in a decent DFS of both dome and face. I really enjoy Gem razors, and of my Gems, I can always count on my Featherweight and my favorite Mitchell’s Wool Fat s...
by jgreenepa
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: SOTD December 17 - December 23

4D5E70E4-1AD5-4AF5-B975-0B1B0B4C325C.jpeg SOTD 12/19/19 I have been longing, since my kickoff shave on the first day of Decadent December with my Bakelite Shake Sharp Model 1.5, my favorite razor, to shave again with it, but am constrained by my vow to use a different vintage razor each day. Howeve...
by jgreenepa
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: SOTD December 17 - December 23

38EB52EA-4B4C-4A75-B021-C9D94489A185.jpeg SOTD 12/18/19 The 18th of Decadent December started off with a dynamite shave with my LeCoq Cage Head razor. The razor delivered a mid-aggressive, highly efficient face and dome shave. I was a bit concerned that the smooth handle would be slippery during th...
by jgreenepa
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: SOTD December 17 - December 23

9691CA06-AE99-443F-9C3A-A2D7D29F7954.jpeg SOTD 13/17/19 Vintage shave number 17 of Decadent December was decent, but only because of the soap, brush and AS all of which elevated the shave experience despite a very mediocre three and a half pass dome and face scraping performance by the Gillette Thi...
by jgreenepa
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 17 - December 23
Replies: 12
Views: 689

SOTD December 17 - December 23

Please post your SOTD reports
by jgreenepa
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 9 - December 15
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: SOTD December 9 - December 16

E3FE313A-4275-4307-84A7-D24D9DD0EB0A.jpeg SOTD 12/16/19 Mentholated M-Bomb Monday the 16th of Decadent December provided an excellent dome and face shave. The longer handle on this gold tone Gillette Black Beauty required choking up on the handle a bit to get the back of the dome done properly. Thi...
by jgreenepa
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 9 - December 15
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: SOTD December 9 - December 16

C6FF51CA-D10B-4FB5-8EE5-A5A488CFA8BA.jpeg SOTD 12/15/19 My vintage shave on this 16th day of Decadent December featured the Star DE, manufactured between 1946 and 1959 in Brooklyn, NY by the Star Division of the American Safety Razor Corp. It was designed to compete with the Gillette Tech razor. I ...
by jgreenepa
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 9 - December 15
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: SOTD December 9 - December 16

4EC2AFD1-228B-4EA3-BA97-0E6DAF86505A.jpeg Today my shave was with a 1930s era French adjustable Cage Head razor, the Famex. The tighter one cranks the handle, the less efficient the shave. I like an efficient shave and this old razor delivered a two pass near BBS. 5 drops of M-Bomb cooled off my fa...
by jgreenepa
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 9 - December 15
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: SOTD December 9 - December 16

81B83469-15E0-481B-8B6C-FF3C1C2FBAE8.jpeg This 12th shaving day of Decadent December will kickoff with a brief story to introduce the vintage razor selected for today’s shave. James Neill, developer and manufacturer of the famed Eclipse Red Ring Safety Razor in Sheffield, England, sent his son Fred...
by jgreenepa
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 9 - December 15
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: SOTD December 9 - December 16

4A2A79DB-6B40-4726-8161-97B191C1622B.jpeg After my excessively mentholated shave of yesterday, today’s was a pleasant and relaxed lavender shave, since my fragrance sensitive bride left early for a business meeting! The vintage razor I selected for today’s shave is my recently acquired 1930’s Coope...