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by jgreenepa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

6F67F42A-147E-45F4-8A48-E8D56B9CAC9D.jpeg Great 3 Pass face BBS. The Barbasol Floating Head shaved smoothly, but not as efficiently as I would like. My R41 and Colonial Silversmith are both much more efficient allowing a 2 pass BBS. The Cryogen AS had me holding the side of the sink after applying ...
by jgreenepa
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Run of SS LUPO
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: New Run of SS LUPO

Actually, Gary, the SS Lupo has no such specifications. It’s just a very efficient and smooth razor for a great price. I finally was able to snag one this last Monday. I purchased the razor, and two hours later it was again out of stock! If you’re interested in an actual review ‘Ruds Shaves’ just fi...
by jgreenepa
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

956B411C-913A-49ED-8F43-BC9A20CB4F89.jpeg Great face and dome shave today with my Karve. I feel clean and refreshed. SOTD 11/20/19 RAZOR: Karve D-OC Plate BLADE: Suneko SS PREP: Cold water rinse followed by face and dome scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap BRUSH: WCS Best Badger CR...
by jgreenepa
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

EC25DE32-A4C4-4B27-A857-0DC8D28C5D37.jpeg Excellent face and dome shave today with what is quickly becoming my favorite razor, my Colonial Silversmith. The razor is so nicely weighted and balanced in the hand. The only disconcerting part of the experience is the lack of auditory feedback. But boy d...
by jgreenepa
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: SOTD: November 18 - November 24, 2019

59B7C469-2B94-46F3-B43C-A5DEDBF6CB2A.jpeg First shave with my recently acquired Gillette New Shortcomb (yesterday). Cleaned and sanitized, the razor delivered a smooth DFS to both face and dome with a first-time new blade. Great shave, with a wonderful razor. The jury is out as to whether I prefer ...
by jgreenepa
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019

8C30A8E7-ED3C-4E11-8DDA-8DCF850B03E7.jpeg Got involved over the weekend in a discussion of Krona razors in another forum. During that discussion I realized I had not touched my Krona since August when the original broke and I began shaving again with my back up. Well thanks to another friend on a d...
by jgreenepa
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019

7055DF9E-3E5F-41CA-973F-36819CF9FFB9.jpeg Took the Yuma and my new DFS Charity Brush for a spin this morning. Completed only a two pass DFS face shave, but nothing to write home about. The razor performed adequately, but the brush exceeded expectations. SOTD 11/16/19 RAZOR: Yuma BLADE: Voskhod PREP...
by jgreenepa
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019

6D98488B-B487-4918-A856-044862A00E5A.jpeg I realize I should probably keep shaving with my Rex Ambassador, but there are just so many razors, and not enough time! In any case, my R41 spoke to me this morning. I switched the Bulldog handle for a Barber Pole handle, and the rest is history! Great two...
by jgreenepa
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019

4B16B2C2-402C-4685-A5CC-FE83AB0CD6E3.jpeg Broke out the Rex Ambassador for this afternoon’s two pass face shave. Effortless DFS, as usual with this razor. I feel clean, smooth and refreshed. SOTD 11/14/19 RAZOR: Rex Ambassador BLADE: Voskhod PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub w/ PAA’s Charc...
by jgreenepa
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019

D8E65D6D-E9B4-4726-AF3E-70B501D88543.jpeg As I suspected, when I switched out the Yaqi 4” handle for my 3.25” Bulldog, which I’m quite used to, I ended up with a 2 pass BBS of both face and head. Love that scalloped head coupled with the open comb. In addition, I finally found a scentless AS that m...
by jgreenepa
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: SOTD: November 11 - November 17, 2019

ED9D34BD-0E55-4B87-AB16-91FF399099A5.jpeg Smooth and comfortable DFS of face and dome. The open comb scalloped head easily mowed down two days’ whisker growth. The handle is much too long for my taste (4”), but the head is an effective design. I think my shave would have been closer with a shorter ...
by jgreenepa
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019

C5A62525-62DE-47EF-A5AF-5B4A4C42F1BC.jpeg Excellent shave with a Yaqi Grace Razor I received on a passaround on another board. Razor shave was smooth and moderately efficient. I have it for a few more days. I like the scalloped head and open comb. I’m going to skip a shave tomorrow and see what it’...
by jgreenepa
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Colonial Silversmith now available...
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Colonial Silversmith now available...

I agree, and that handle is very ergonomic. The knob at the end sits very comfortably in my palm.

Enjoy your shaves,

Jeff
by jgreenepa
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019

3A8D0300-EF89-47F3-BCA6-1DB193CE206F.jpeg DFS with my Gold British Gillette Rocket. Smooth, but not quite as efficient as I’d like. Nevertheless, I feel clean and refreshed! SOTD 11/08/19 RAZOR: British Gillette Rocket BLADE: Voskhod PRESHAVE: Cold water rinse followed by scrub with PAA’s Charcoal-...
by jgreenepa
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Colonial Silversmith Review
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Colonial Silversmith Review

Just wanted to post my review of the Silversmith. One of the issues I have with any razor, being in my seventies, is how well it does with ‘old man’ neck. As we age, our skin thins and wrinkles, particularly in the neck area. So I’m always looking for a razor that’s both mild and efficient, yet also...
by jgreenepa
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019

E501D56B-52D8-46CB-B506-E9AA21903B72.jpeg Broke out my Gem Micromatic Clogpruf this morning. It delivered a decent face shave. Did not use it for my daily dome shave. Rake style razors and the back of my head don’t tend to do so well. My Vector delivered its usual effortless, BBS noggin scrape. SOT...
by jgreenepa
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019

SOTD 11/06/1 Excellent noggin and face DFS today with one of my favorite razors, the Karve. I have two, both brass. Planning on Rhodium plating one of them. RAZOR: Karve with E bar plate BLADE: Voskhod PRESHAVE: Cold water rinse followed by PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave soap BRUSH: Omega Pro4...
by jgreenepa
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Colonial Silversmith now available...
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Colonial Silversmith now available...

I have no connection to Kirk and Kyle Evans of Colonial Razor other than as a happy customer. I do live about 35 miles down the road from Birdsboro and have taken delivery of my own Silversmith after having shaved for two weeks with a friend’s from another board back in September. The Silversmith de...
by jgreenepa
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: SOTD: November 4 - November 10, 2019

First Head and dome shave with my new Colonial Silversmith razor. In words of one syllable, WOW!! I had the opportunity to shave with this razor back in early September as part of a loan swap with a friend on another board (Karve for Silversmith). We each shaved with the others razor for two weeks a...
by jgreenepa
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 28 - November 3, 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1032

Re: SOTD: October 28 - November 3, 2019

SOTD 11/03/19 Great head and face shave today! I feel smooth and refreshed! RAZOR: Rex Ambassador BLADE: Bolzano Inox PRESHAVE: Cold water rinse followed by PAA’s Charcoal/Menthol preshave soap BRUSH: WCS Best Badger SOAP: Wholly Kaw King of Oud POSTSHAVE: Thayers Witch Hazel Lavender finished with ...