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Post by desertbadger »


PAL SE adjustable w/Personna 74
Irisch Moos
Duke 3 best
Witch Hazel w/ EO
Knize Forest

The KF compliments the IM very nicely.

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Post by HBK42581 »

Monday Morning:

Hot Shower/Proraso Glycerin Cleansing Bar/Hot Towel
1958 Gillette TV SS
Bolzano Superinox (Shave #1)
GFT Coconut Oil SC
Jade East A/S
Vaseline IRML Lotion

First impression on the Bolzano blade is that it is pretty decent. One of the better blades I've tried. The last time I used my GFT Coconut, I followed it up with some Clubman Bay Rum as a finish and it burnt the dickens out of my face. I figured it was the Bay Rum but today, the Jade East provided the same burning sensation, just not as bad. Perhaps I was wrong to blame the aftershave. Maybe the GFT is what's causing the issue. Everything else went fairly well today. A few troublesome areas on my neck and the corner of my mouth but those were there before I shaved. Jade East has a very fine scent and matched up pretty well with the Coconut.

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Post by wayne06 »


Rocket HD/Feather
Beauford B3
Wesley & Scott Lime SC
Lime Hydrosol
Wesley & Scott Lime ASB
Wayne...Semper Fi!
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Post by D.Irving79 »


1912 gem deluxe
gem blade
williams soap
aristocrat badger brush, white and green handle

dickinsons witch hazel
pinaud clubman vanilla

caswell massey no. 6
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Post by reggiano »


Kent BLK4
Rocket HD w/LB
Lucky Tiger Shave Cream (sample)
Harris Pink

Guerlain Vetiver (old)

After reading the thread on the Lucky Tiger SC i found a sample that came with my last purchase of face tonic, and decided to give it a spin. It lathered like a champ, with the nice LT scent. It didn't take much water to produce copious amounts of lather. I think it was pretty slick, with a bit less cushion than the top English creams, but overall it was an excellent shave, and good to know there are backup contingency Plan B's for when all else fails.
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Post by Rufust445 »


Omega Syntex, 90018
Omega cream in the tube
Super Adjustable, P1, set at 3,4
Crystal blade, 1st shave
Thayers Lemon
Body Shop Razor Relief

First shave with a Crystal in over a year, first shave in this razor, on a nearly 2-day growth.

This blade does the job smoothly without fanfare. We'll see how long it lasts.
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Post by TRBeck »

drumana wrote:
TBoner wrote: Merkur 1904**

**great maneuverability and a comfortable razor to use.
Tim - interesting that you find the 1904 comfortable... I found it the opposite. I sent mine back for quality control issues and didn't shave with it, but I knew from just holding it that I wouldn't enjoy shaving with it. Found it awkward for some reason. It's a shame too, because I love the looks of it.
Andrew, it's a shorter handle than my other razors, especially the Barber Pole and of course the Long-Handled Adjustable. Nevertheless, the short handle suits the low-profile head for a close, easy shave. I'm not head over heels for it, but impressed given that I thought when I opened it that it was a bit smallish.

I think it will take a week or more to decide if it earns a place in the permanent rotation. Only the aforementioned two DE razors have found their way into the mix on any regular basis, with a few others getting only occasional use. We shall see...


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Post by mmortus »


Prep: Hot towel
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette Swede
Brush: Rooney Large Stubby "Finest"
Soap/Cream: MWF
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Post by Churchill »


Razor: Gillette #58
Blade: LB Wilkinson
Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Super
Cream: Coates Sandalwood
A/S: C.O. Bigelow Bay Rum a/s/b
Edt: Meehan's Bay Rhum
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Post by jss »


Rooney 1/1
30's Barbasol
7 O’ Clock Yellow
Thayers Rose

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Post by bernards66 »


Gillette TV SS & Annecy Gillette Platinum blade
Simpson X2L Colonel
Coate's Lavender shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Trumpers Wild Fern

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Post by Araner »

Razor – Gillette New
Blade – Derby Extra
Brush – Omega 31064
Shaving Soap – Kell’s Ultra Aloe, unscented
Aftershave lotion – CVS Cooling Arctic Blue
ASB – Nivea
Cologne – Old Spice
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Post by Paddywhacked »

Monday Night:

Weishi w/Derby
AOS Lavander
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Post by levente »


Schick Krona/Gillette Platinum
Simpson Colonel X2L
DR Harris lavender shave cream (old)
Dickinson's witch hazel w/lavender EO and glycerin added
SCS Mediterranean Citrus A/S
Yardley English Lavender

When returning to DE shaving after extended time with my Injector, I almost always select the Krona, and it has yet to let me down.

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Post by Flash G »

Taylors of Old Bond Street Sandawood Shaving Soap
Gillette Boar
Merkur Futur w/Super Iridium
Musgo Real Aftershave

Another lovely shave.
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Post by nteeman »

Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Edison Stainless Shave #2
Brush: Simpson Eagle #3
Cream/Soap: Proraso (red)
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balm
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
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Post by mmortus »


Prep: Hot shower
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Super Iridium Extra Stainless
Brush: Rooney Emillion (two-band)
Soap/Cream: Truefitt & Hill 1805 Shaving Cream
A/S: TGR Standard Balm
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Post by yohannrjm »

Soap: P.160
Brush: Rooney 3/1 pure
Razor: Halsted 6/8" full wedge
AS: TSD almond splash, Nivea cooling balm + witch hazel
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Post by Batmang »

Good Tuesday morning all...

E.Jagger Chatworth w/ Super Max (1)
Semogue 1305
VDH glycerin ss
Thayers Original WH w/ aloe
444 a/s balm
Floris Vetiver Edt

First time with the Super Max blade, a very good first day shave. The VDH glycerin always works well. I finally figured out how little 444 you need to do a good job; I had previously been using too much which left a tacky feel on my skin. The Floris Vetiver is terrific; I wonder why it has been discontinued.

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Post by Mike R »


Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Best
Cream: T&H Almond
Razor: Merkur HD
Blade: Feather
A/S: Proraso Liquid A/S
Cologne: GFT Wild Fern

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