SOTD: February 15th thru February 21st 2010

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Quintus Metellus
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Post by Quintus Metellus »

Sunday:

Razor - Merkur HD 11C
Blade - Merkur Super Platinum
Brush - Kent BK4
Cream - Trumper Almond
Balm - Proraso Liquid Cream
Cologne - Geo. F. Trumper Sandalwood

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John
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TRBeck
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Omega 20106 Pro
TOBS Lavender sc
Merkur 1904 razor
Dorco ST301 blade
DR Harris Pink a/s
Mr. Taylor cologne

Cool springlike day. Perfect.

Regards,
Regards,
Tim

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Futur @1.25 w/Merkur Super (2)
Omega 30005 boar
C&E SAO Soap
Ron
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Post by Thalay Sagar »

Good morning. Sunday:

Rooney EJ87 w/Dorco 301
Simpson A&S #3
Fitjar Wild Things Well Bred cream
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Poor Man's Pink
CF Pre-shave as A/S
Atkinson's Guajaco Wood

Have a good head cold, so went for pungent today.
Best,
Chris

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gil3591
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Post by gil3591 »

futur
iridium (2)
shavemac
coates cream
dirty bird scuttle
st. charles shave savory rose a/s

it doesn't get any better!
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Gil
futur/EJ357/ gillette redtip
iridium ,blue IP
thater, shavemac.anchorset/tgn,sr3226
dirty bird
and a prayer
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Nick Freeh
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Sunday Shave

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Just to set the record straight, the Gillette 7 O'Clock Black that I used yesterday is not manufactured in Russia, but India. I had received it in a pack of Gillette Indian Wilkinsons as (I guess) a promotion. I like the Indian Wilkinsons, but the 7 O'Clock Blacks are not for me.

Now for today's shave:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Merkur Long Handled Progress
Astra Superior Platinum (shave #4)
Simpson Colonel X2L
Tabac Soap
Dickinson’s Witch Hazel
Ogallala Bay Rum Toner

Wonderful shave this morning. The WH alone would have been a fine finish but the Ogallala Bay Rum just added to the total experience. The scent--a very light one--of the Bay Rum also integrated well with that of the Tabac.

-Vance
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Post by Nick Freeh »

"Vance, perhaps there's a difference in beards, technique, whatever, but I've gone eight shaves with a 7 o'clock black label."

Yes, I'm sure they are well-liked by some. I understand they are rather expensive and are considered a "premium" blade. I get the best results, though, from Astra Superiors, Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellows, Iridium Supers, and Feathers. I've been getting around 10 shaves from the Iridiums, making the cost per shave fairly close to that of the Astras (from which I get around 5 shaves).

I think the wet shavers' mantra of "YMMV" is nowhere more applicable than with blades (although scents might run a close second).

Glad the Blacks are working out so well for you.

-Vance
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Post by HBK42581 »

Sunday Morning:

Hot Shower/Hot Towel/Proraso Glycerin Cleansing Bar
1966 Gillette TECH (Ball End)
Iridium Super (Shave #3)
Vulfix #18 Boar
Van Der Hagen Deluxe SS
Pinaud Clubman A/S
Vaseline IRML Lotion


Another fantastic shave while keeping it basic. The Iridium was JUST able to squeak out a third shave, although it was a tad rough. Got some of my best lather ever from the Van Der Hagen. Definitely one of the best readily available shaving products at a fraction of the cost of the other junk that stores sell. Very happy with today's shave.

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Musgo Real Glyce Lime Oil Soap
Rooney 2/1
TOBS Mr. Taylor
'62 Slim
Super Iridium
TOBS Mr. Taylor A/S
Bob
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Post by wayne06 »

SUNDAY:

Every-Ready SE/Gem Personna
Semogue 830 Boar
Williams Mug Shave Soap
Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS
Aqua Velva Ice Blue ASB

:D
Wayne...Semper Fi!
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Post by woodsrider »

Some great weekend pics, fellas...keep 'em up!

Sunday afternoon:

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Simpson Emporer 3
Penhaligon's English Fern Soap
(old formula; just loaded a new refill)
Muhle R89 with Super Iridium blade
D.R. Harris Pink & Milk
Czech & Speake No. 88
Lynn
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Post by a-cut-above »

Rooney Alibaba Medium
AOS Sandalwood Shave Soap
Moss Scuttle
Rugra 5/8, touched up on 16K and CrOx leather then balsa paddle strops
Generic witch hazel
St. Charles Shave Sandalwood AS

It's taken over a year for me to get shaving with a straight to where it's routine and BBS shaves are an expectation instead of an occasssional outcome. I find that honing and "touching-up" are more frequent than expected from what I read on the forums (here and SRP). The suggestion that this may be to imperfect stropping could be true. Is touching up after a few shaves (~4-5) that unexpeted given the life a DE blade is typicaly 3-7 shaves?

(Moderators: Move this comment to Straight Razor Forum if more appropriate.)
Dave

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Post by desertbadger »

SUNDAY

Schick N2
Schick Platinum
Green Pond SC
Chubby 3 Super
C-M Tricorn


:D
Regards,
David
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Post by bernards66 »

Sunday:

Gillette Model #58 & LB Wilkinson blade
SR 3021
Coate's Sandalwood shave cream
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Trumpers Spanish Leather

Gordon
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Post by drumana »

Good day Sunday!

Muhle R89 with Derby
Rooney Alibaba
Cella shave soap
Proraso Dopobarba
-Andrew-
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Post by Sodapopjones »

Sunday, February 21st 2010
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  1. Schick Type "G" Clear Amber Injector
  2. CVS Injector Blades
  3. Vulfix 2197P
  4. Vulfix Shave Soap
  5. Pinaud/Clubman Bay Rum
Hi, my name is Aaron and I'm the poster boy for Omega.
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Cool pic, Aaron!
Lynn
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Empty Words
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Dubl Duck Special
Chubby 1 Super
Valobra stick
Musgo Real after save
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woodsrider wrote:Cool pic, Aaron!
Thanks! 8)
Hi, my name is Aaron and I'm the poster boy for Omega.
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Post by Churchill »

Sunday

Razor: Gillette Toggle
Blade: Vintage Wilkinson
Brush: Vintage A/S Simpson
Cream: Floris Elite
A/S: DR Harris's a/s milk (old)
Edt: Floris Elite


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