SOTD: November 14 thru November 20 2011

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Post by DGB452 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:28 am


F&M/EJ CHatsworth & Feather
Plisson Ebony Wood #14 European White
Floris' No.89 Soft Shaving Cream
D.R. Harris' Pink After Shave
Clinique's Post Shave Healer
D.R. Harris' Freshening Cologne

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Post by Zot! » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:42 am

Dovo Best str8
EJ Chatsworth de
Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow (4)
Simfix le Grosvenor
Mama Bear's Mysore Sandalwood
Colose le Commandant Aftershave

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Post by changabang » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:23 am

iKon S3S
7 0'Clock Blue (1)
Vulfix 514 boar
Musgo Real
Ogallala BR & Sandalwood
James Nicks

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Post by churchilllafemme » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:22 am


Moss scuttle
Homemade Frankincense & Myrrh preshave oil
Rooney 3/1 Finest brush
Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender shaving cream
iKon Modern Bulldog razor
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge Yellow blade (3)
Ralph Lauren Safari aftershave balm

A great shave on this beautiful morning.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:31 am

Sunday Morning!!:

KMF cool mint
Simpson Special Best Badger
Slim set to 9
Polsilver Super Iridium (3)
Menthol AS

I've been blade shaving for awhile and I thought I had experienced everything. Too, I'm blade testing and while I cringe when I decide to test a new blade (way too many crappy blades!), this Polsilver SI blade is (so far) possibly the finest blade I have ever used, and that's saying something. "My" Med Preps and Gillette Yellows are mighty fine blades, but it's been quite awhile since I used them, so maybe my memory is hazy. It happens. Anyway...

Yesterdays shave with the Black Handle should have tipped me off. I knew it was special, but didn't have a clue what was to come.

Todays shave was quite simply the finest shave I can remember - ever. Comfort, closeness, speed, all off the scale. I never even felt the blade! That's scary when one is using a Slim set to 9. I actually like to feel the blade at that setting so that I don't get sloppy. I normally make 2 passes just for shits and giggles, but after feeling the face after the first pass, if I had gone to touchups after that 1 pass I have no doubt that it would have been a one pass BBS. I made a full 2nd pass anyway then moved to touchups for the problem areas. I have no doubt that it was absolutely the fastest BBS I've ever gotten. I'm curious now to see how long it takes to grow out of the BBS.

Even if these blades don't give me the required 7 shaves I'm tempted to buy a mess of them anyway.

Edit: over 12 hours later and the shave could still be considered a DFS.
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Post by Nick Freeh » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:17 am

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette Super Thin
Brush: Vie-Long Gonzalo Boar/Horsehair
Cream/Soap: Portman Square Notting Hill Cream Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Meehan Bay Rhum

Wow--what a nice shave! I had received the Gillette Super Thins as a sample some time ago, but hadn't yet used any of them. The Futur needed its blade changed this morning, so I installed the Gillette blade. It seemed marvelously sharp and smooth, giving an effortless BBS shave. Of course, this is only one shave in a razor that tends to bring out the best in blades, but I'm impressed. Time will tell how many shaves I can get from one of these blades, and I will have to try them with different razors. I believe the blade is made in India, although I could find no information on the pack.

The Portman Square "croap" performed like a champ, and the Meehan Bay Rhum was just the ticket to provide a fine finish.

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Post by BullGoose » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:54 am

Sunday, November 20th

Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Polsilver
Brush: Simpson Douglas
Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
A/S: Acca Kappa Emulsion

After hearing comparisons between the Polsilver blade and the Super Iridium, I had to give it a try. While the Polsilver is definitely a good blade, my first impression is that it is neither as sharp nor as smooth as the Iridium. Just another case of post Iridium hype IMHO.

I received great lather from the MWF and enjoyed a very good shave. -Czech & Speake, Taylor of Old Bond Street, Geo F. Trumper, D.R. Harris, Kent, Edwin Jagger and More

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Post by desertbadger » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:21 am


Schick Injector N1 (black handle)
Schick Platinum (NOS)
Omega 49
Shulton Old Spice A/S


Gotta have the "Fat"!

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Post by Shave4Fun » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:59 am


Razor: 1959 Super-Speed
Blade: DERBY - shave #1
Brush: vintage no-name short loft badger
A/S: T.N. Dickenson's Witch Hazel & 4711



I've been a wet shaver for 51 years!

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Post by brothers » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:48 pm


Irisch Moos Soap
Big Rooney
Gillette Big Boy Deluxe
Personna Prep
444 After Shave Balm

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Post by Teiste » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:25 pm

Sabon Du Midi Vetyver/Simpson 57 brocha/Edwin Jagger Barley con Astra/Alumnre/RazoRock wax balsamo

Simpson 57 Douglas tejon dos bandas brocha/Riviviage jabon/Edwin Jagger DE86 con Astra/Alumbre/Weleda Balsamo

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:21 pm

Good afternoon. Sunday AM:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #4
BK 4
QCS Rose Otto soap
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Post by Squire » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:50 pm

Sunday evening:

Concord brush
Valobra shave soap
Gillette Super Adjustable razor
Treet DuraSharp blade
Taylor lavender aftershave

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Post by CMur12 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:19 am

Sunday Night:

iKon Bulldog razor with safety bars
Super Iridium blade

NOS Ever-Ready 300PST in badger
Art of Shaving Lemon shaving soap

Lather made in a bowl, as always.

Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel, blended with a bit of lather and massaged into the skin.

This brush was a gift from Morrie. It has a knot of approx 16mm and a loft that looks all of 60mm. It has no density and no backgone, yet it loads very quickly from a cake of soap and it makes lather in a bowl with amazing ease and efficiency. I am very pleasantly surprised and impressed with this brush.

- Murray
Give me Soap or give me death!

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Post by Zot! » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:47 am


Cranford str8
EJ Chatsworth de
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (1)
Simpson's Berkeley 46 Best
C&E Sandalwood Shave Soap
Colose le Commandant Aftershave

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Post by Nick Freeh » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:56 am

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: 1956 Gillete Red Tip Superspeed*
Blade: Super Iridium*
Brush: Simfix Grosvenor LE Two Band Super*
Soap or Cream: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Soap (old tallow version)*
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Trumper Marlborough A/S Splash*

A great shave, using some fine products no longer in production (discontinued products are indicated by asterisks).

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