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Post by HBK42581 »

Tuesday Morning:

Hot Shower/Proraso Glycerin Cleansing Bar/Hot Towel
1955 Gillette Flare Tip Super Speed
Swedish Gillette (Shave #1)
Vulfix #18 Boar
Van Der Hagen Deluxe SS
P&G Old Spice A/S
Vaseline IRML Lotion

The Van Der Hagen soap is such a great performer and dirt cheap too. You couldn't ask for a more reliable soap in terms of performance and local availability. You can get it for about $2.50 a puck at Wal-Mart or Rite Aid. If worse came to worse and no local stores around you have it, is a great source as well. Got a nice smooth shave with the Super Speed/Swede combo and the Old Spice, as usual, provided a great finish. Until next time.

Scott "The Heart Break Kid"

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Post by L. Martino »

After the usual 1-2 minute hot towel prep:

scritchy old butterscotch Rooney
1941 Ranger/Iridium
old no name SS(really excellent)
Pitralon(German version)
TGQ Cavendish Black' extrait

Last three shaves have been with the same razor/blade combo. This Ranger is so unlike other superspeeds.........I really like this one. Very close and comfortable shaves, especially on my neck(always a bonus).

No idea why this razor works as well as it does, but I woulda never figured it to be so darn pleasant to use.

BBS results,

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Post by DGB452 »


Merkur 1904 with Feather Blade
Simpson's Colonel X2L Two Band
Trumper's Coconut Oil Hard Shaving Soap
D.R. Harris' Pink After Shave
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Post by sachin »

MWF SS | Omega 31064 | John Engström Frameback | Chamomile Hydrosol + Aloe Vera Gel

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Post by druphus »

I enjoy your photos sachin.
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Post by adrian »

Tuesday evening:

Hot shower

Razor: Merkur Futur

Blade: Derby extra (# 1)

Brush: Sephora Badger

Soap: L'Occitane Cade

AS: Old Spice

First shave with a Futur. In spite of my clumsiness, being a newbie, I had my best shave yet. On the other hand, every new shave is the best shave yet :lol:
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Post by Dale »

EJ Chatsworth
Red Personna blade
Trumper's Rose Soap
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Post by CMur12 »

Adrian, if your first shave with the Futur is your best shave yet, you are doing great! :)

Tuesday Night:

GEM Featherweight razor
GEM Blue Star blade (carbon steel)

Rooney Style 1/Small/Pure Badger brush
Art of Shaving, Unscented, shaving soap

Thayer's Original Witch Hazel (Astringent: 10% alcohol, no -parabens, no burn)

Wet lather, good glide, very sharp blade, very light touch, outstanding shave, and no irritation!

- Murray
Give me Soap or give me death!
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Post by Flash G »

L'Occitane Cade Shaving Soap
Vulfix #2235 Super
Merkur Futur
Wilkinson Sword (german)
L'Occitane Cade Aftershave Balm

First try with the Cade shaving soap. Lovely shave! :D
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Post by mmortus »


Prep: Hot shower
Razor: ‘60 Gillette Super Speed
Blade: Derby Extra
Brush: Simpson Duke 3 Best
Soap/Cream: MWF
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Post by adrian »

CMur12 wrote:Adrian, if your first shave with the Futur is your best shave yet, you are doing great! :)
- Murray
I'm trying :) The razor has done all the work.
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Post by SiR-ed8 »

Razor: Norikazu Kanetake
Brush test: Boreal 323 Steel
Brush test: Boreal 323 Rose
Cream: COB
AS: AII Osage
ASB: COB Black Elixir

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Post by nteeman »

Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Iridium Super Extra Stainless Blade Shave #3
Brush: C Conk (Vulfix) #850
Cream/Soap: Musgo Real
A/S: Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balm
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am

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Post by paperpundit »

Rolls Razor
Clearly Natural glycerin soap
Ever Ready boar

Took the Rolls to the hone again last night for another set of pyramids, and today's shave was even sharper. For the first time, no other razor touched my face.

Tonight, I'll do another set of pyramids on the hones and then strop the heck out of it...

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Post by Batmang »

Good Wednesday morning all...

Gem Featherweight w/ Personna Gem
Semogue 2009 LE #19
Tabac ss
Dickinson's WH
Speick a/s
Musgo Real a/s balsam
Floris Vetiver Edt

A DFS with the Featherweight this morning. The Tabac is always great but I find that the Gem irritates during and even after the shave despite the ministrations of the witch hazel and the Musgo balm. Still, I feel great and smell good too!

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Post by L. Martino »

After the usual 1-2 minute hot towel prep:

old scritchy butterscotch Rooney
old no name SS
Pitralon AS(German version)
TGQ 'Leatherneck' extrait

Man, this old soap has gotta be about the best stuff I've ever used. Great cushion and very slick lather, plus the faint scent reminds me of the ocean. Post shave skin care rivals my IK........reminds me of the old Floris. Heh, I hope to get one or two more shaves from what's left. I got about 30 shaves from the original small puck.

BBS results,


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Post by Mike R »


Brush: Rooney Stubby 2
Cream: Green Pond Sandalwood
Razor: Schick Type N Injector
Blade: Schick
A/S: Proraso Pre/Post cream
Cologne: Old Spice Classic A/S

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Post by Empty Words »

C-MON razor
B&B Essential
Prairie Creations Rose soap
Proraso after shave
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Post by gsgo »

Vulfix 404 Mixed
Merkur 1904/Wilkinson Classic
Thayers Aftershave
Proraso Liquid Cream Aftershave
Good shaving,

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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Wednesday:

Rooney Chatsworth w/IP
2/1, Finest
Fitjar Woods cream
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
TGR Standard A/S Balm
Caldey Island Lavender Water

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