Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:41 am

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:53 am

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by Bill_K » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:47 am

As a newcomer to traditional shaving I started out with a sample pack from the store in which I bought my razor; it contained samples of Astra, Personna (Israeli Reds), Feather, and Merkur.

My favourites to date are the Israeli Reds, by an enormous margin. The last week of shaves have been so good I had to restrain myself from bragging to my friends about them. In contrast, the Feathers resulted in a bloodbath that would have made Quentin Tarantino sit up and take notes.

I have an assortment of samples blades that just arrived from Razorbladesclub on eBay, but they'll have to be spectacular in order to knock the Personas from the top perch.

To sum up today's SOTD:
- razor = Merkur 38C
- blade = Personna (Israeli Reds)
- soap = Tabac
- after shave = Truefitt & Hill 'Grafton'

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by Bill_K » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:43 am

Today is the last day for the Personna Israeli Reds before I move onto the Lab Blues. That realisation makes me rather sad, since the Reds have given me such terrific shaves. (My wife has noticed the BBS shaves of late.)

- razor = Merkur 38C
- blade = Personna (Israeli Reds)
- soap = Like Grandpa (Lime) https://likegrandpa.com/collections/sha ... shave-soap
- balm = Tanglewood (Man! That's the Balm!) https://tanglewoodsoap.ca/products/man- ... on-for-men

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by Bill_K » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:53 am

Today marks the second day of shaving with the Personna Lab Blue blades. This second shave, while definitely an improvement over the first, is still not the brag-about-it-to-your-friends experience that I get with the Israeli Red blades. I did get a closer shave today than yesterday, but at the cost of some sensitivity on my neck. Live and learn, I guess.

- razor = Merkur 38C
- blade = Personna (Lab Blue)
- soap = Like Grandpa (Lime) https://likegrandpa.com/collections/sha ... shave-soap (Yesterday it was my favourite: Tabac)
- balm = Tanglewood (Man! That's the Balm!) https://tanglewoodsoap.ca/products/man- ... on-for-men (Yesterday, Truefit & Hill's "Grafton")

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:13 pm

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by pausted » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:46 am

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:24 am

General / Kai - this was shave # 26 and the blade will now be replaced.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:34 am

General / Feather Pro - first shave on this blade. So smooth, no nicks or cuts. Looking forward to the next 2 or 3 weeks with this one.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:47 pm

General / Feather Pro
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:27 am

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:20 am

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:52 pm

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