SOTD: January 23 thru January 29, 2012

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moz68
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Post by moz68 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:13 am

iKon Bulldog OC
Rapira Swedish SS
M&F Emillion
AOS Lavender SC
Humphreys Citrus WH
RazoRock A/S Wax
Jesse

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Who could never begin to know " - Morrissey

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Nick Freeh
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Post by Nick Freeh » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:25 am

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur Long-Handled Progress
Blade: Gillette Super Thin
Brush: Omega #86 Boar Travel Brush
Soap or Cream: RazoRock XXX Cream/Soap
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel, Meehan Bay Rhum

Very close BBS shave today! During the process, I thought my shave was not going so well, but I think it was the RazoRock slightly irritating my face. It was also the first shave with this particular Super Thin blade, which may have been a factor, too. I must say, though, that the Omega #86, which looks like a toy, is a capable brush and is very compact for travel. After some witch hazel and a splash of Meehan BR, the irritation is gone and my face feels very, very smooth.

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Shave4Fun
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Post by Shave4Fun » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:59 am

Thursday:


Razor: 1930 long-tooth NEW w/ball end
Blade: DERBY - shave #6 (still sharp and smooth)
Soap: TABAC
Brush: vintage no-name short loft badger
A/S: Lucky Tiger A/S & Face Tonic
EdT: TABAC

Regards,

Roger
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I've been a wet shaver for 52 years!

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ShadowsDad
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Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:17 am

Thursday morning:

Hot towel face prep
Vitos SIS
handmade badger brush
Valet VC1
Feather SE blade (4)
Bay Rum

OK, confession time... I always assumed that because DE Feathers gave me only 2 shaves that the SE version would be the same. (Yeah, I know! ) This time with a Feather in the razor I decided to not just can it after 2 shaves and try to see how many shaves I can actually get from one. Today, I think I may be starting to see the beginnings of the end for the blade, but I'll continue with it until it truly shows itself as being spent.

Other than 2 minor weepers, and this razor is mild enough to not do that with a perfect blade, this was a very nice 2 1/3 pass BBS. I missed my hot towel face prep that I wasn't able to do for the last few days; it was nice to have that again.

Edit: I hate typos!
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BullGoose
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Post by BullGoose » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:36 am

Thursday, January 26th

Razor: Cobra Classic (loaner)
Blade: Feather Professional
Brush: Simpson Douglas
Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Soap: Trumper Coconut Oil
A/S: Acqua di Parma

The Cobra Classic continues to impress as I enjoyed yet another excellent shave. Unfortunately, my time is up. It has been cleaned and sanitized and will go to the next person on the list this afternoon. The only negative that I can find in the Cobra Classic is changing the blade. The Feather Professional Blade did not want to come out and there was no really good way to grab it (without slicing a finger). I ended up tapping it on a towel and that did the trick.

I have one of my own on the way and I am sure I will figure out a better way to remove the used blade.
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woodsrider
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Post by woodsrider » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:36 am

Thursday:

Simpson Duke 3
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet soap
Feather AS with Israeli Personna
Thayer's Original witch hazel
Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Balm
Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
Lynn

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churchilllafemme
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Post by churchilllafemme » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:52 am

Thursday

Becker scuttle
Homemade frankincense & myrrh preshave oil
Somerset Simpson Eagle 3 Pure brush
Floris No. 89 shaving cream
Feather AS razor
Schick Plus Platinum blade (4)
Floris No. 89 aftershave balm

Another great shave.
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slantman
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Post by slantman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:30 pm

Friday

Cobra Classic
Feather Professional Injector Blade
Parma Woodcraft Silvertip
Col Conk Almond Shave Soap
L'Oreal After Shave Balm
Old Spice Classic Cologne

The Cobra Classic does one thing and one thing only it gives an incredible smooth and close shave without fuss. I did 3 passes but 2 is all I needed. It will be interesting to see how long a blade lasts. I have heard guys getting 15 decent shaves out of a blade. I will be very satisfied with 8.
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Zot!
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Post by Zot! » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:09 pm

Dovo Silver Steel str8
Merkur HD w/Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (2)
Muehle medum Silvertip
The Body Shop shave cream
Small Moss Scuttle
Ron

Thalay Sagar
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Post by Thalay Sagar » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:38 pm

Good afternoon. Thursday AM:

Jaggerooney w/Dorco 301, #2
BK 4
Blenheim Bouquet soap (old)
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
C&S O&C

Too easy. I must dig out the Tryphon.
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Best,
Chris

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Post by brothers » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:33 pm

Thursday

Dr. Selby
Plisson
Schick Adjustable
Personna 74
444 After Shave Balm
Vintage Old Spice Fresh Lime AS
Gary

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic & badger brushes, General V2 by Colonial, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444

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Post by bernards66 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:04 pm

Thursday:

Gillette Model #58 & Gillette Annesy Platinum blade
Simpson X2L Colonel
D R Harris's Lavender hard shaving soap
D R Harris's A/S Milk ( old )
Yardley Black Label cologne

The X2L started to color up noticeably after just one use of the Trumpers Rose cream so I know that the problems like this I've had in the past were not due solely to the old plumbing I had at my prior residence. I decided to try something that was once recommended here, namely to use the brush the next day with an uncolored product. Using the white Harris's soap did seem to lessen the coloration on the brush so I think I will try it again tomorrow and hence forth the rose cream will only be used with my darker bristled Simpson D2.

Gordon

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Sargon
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Post by Sargon » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:42 pm

Thurs. Jan 26
Brush: Vie-Long Boar/Horse
Soap/Creme: Cella
Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade:Gillette Blue
Pre: Shower
Post:Poraso As Balm
Hair: Gables Creme Oil
Result: DFS!

CMur12
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Post by CMur12 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:53 pm

Thursday Night:

Weber razor (three-piece, Made in USA, www.weberrazor.com )
Treet Platinum Super Stainless

Semogue 830 boar brush
Cella soft soap

Lather made in a bowl, as always.

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

- Murray
Give me Soap or give me death!

Flash G
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Friday's shave

Post by Flash G » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:54 am

T&H Lavender Shaving Cream
Simpson Tulip 2
Edwin Jagger DE86
Wilkinson Sword
D.R. Harris Arlington Milk
Eric

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desertbadger
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Post by desertbadger » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:30 am

Thursday-early shave, late post

Schick N1 w/74
MWF
Omega 49
Brooks Brothers 1818

:D

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David
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nteeman
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Post by nteeman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:34 am

Razor: iKon OSS
Blade: Derby Extra (Shave #2)
Brush: Shavemac #177
Cream/Soap: JM Fraser’s Original Shave Cream
A/S: Nivea for Men Artic Freeze After Shave
Talc: Face Saver Talc Stick
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am


Thalay Sagar
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Post by Thalay Sagar » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:43 am

Good morning. Friday AM:

Jaggerooeny w/Dorco 301, #3
BK 4
Blenheim Bouquet soap (old)
Thayer's Lavender witch hazel
Harris Pink
C&S O&C
Best,
Chris

“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

Zot!
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Post by Zot! » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:47 am

Dovo Best str8
Merkur HD w/Gillette 7 O'Clock yellow (3)
Rooney 3/1 Super
Trumper's Coconut Oil shave soap
Ron

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slantman
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Post by slantman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:09 am

Friday


Cobra Classic
Feather Professional Blade
Domawood Silvertip
RazoRock Mughetto di Bologna Shave Soap
L'Oreal After Shave Balm
Herve Leger Homme

Only two passes required with the Cobra. This was a silky smooth shave.

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