Safety Razor of the Day

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Finished off 30 great shaves with the Kai blade today. The General gets a month off if all goes according to plan. I'm hoping to shave every day of July with one of 15 of my favorite straight razors. I'm eager to see how tomorrow goes.
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So far so good with the daily straight razors. After 6 consecutive days, considering the stress a straight razor places on skin that's not used to it, I used the Noxzema/Kai twin blade disposable this morning.
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Still giving the face a break, this morning's razor was the Noxzema/Kai twin blade disposable.
I've got 9 more straight razors I want to use this month, so there's no rush about the daily routine.
Why a disposable? I needed something not known for smooth and close shaves.
The disposables reduce the stubble while remaining comfortable on the skin.
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There are 4 remaining of my 15 straight razors to be used during the month of July. I'm spacing them out over the next two weeks. While the General continues to rest until August I'm filling the days between straight razors with disposables. I've used two of them so far. First was the Noxzema/Kai twin blade, and it did just fine. As of today I used the Feather II disposable twin blade, and it was also very good for a disposable.
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Today's shave (October 1) was #1 on a new Schick Proline 30 blade. Yesterday's near-perfect shave was #30 on the Kai Captain Original blade.
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Marking the passage of the blades. The Schick Proline 30 has been replaced with the Kai Captain Original for the Month of November.
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For the past two nights (and probably tonight) I've been using a brand-new RazoRock SLOC head from Italian Barber.
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I mostly got it because it cost just enough to push my order total over the minimum for free shipping.
I use it on a RR Barber Pole SS handle that I'd gotten a few years ago with a RR Old Type head. The blade was a Shaverboy Super Stainless (2nd & 3rd use).
I am very impressed at how mild it feels, yet it gave me the closest shave I've had in months. I would rate it higher than all my other open-comb razors. (RazoRock Old Type, Gillette Single-Ring Old, Gillette Goodwill, and Gillette Long-Comb New.)
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John Rose wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:17 pm For the past two nights (and probably tonight) I've been using a brand-new RazoRock SLOC head from Italian Barber.
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RazoRock SLOC on RR Barber Pole SS_2952.JPG

I mostly got it because it cost just enough to push my order total over the minimum for free shipping.
I use it on a RR Barber Pole SS handle that I'd gotten a few years ago with a RR Old Type head. The blade was a Shaverboy Super Stainless (2nd & 3rd use).
I am very impressed at how mild it feels, yet it gave me the closest shave I've had in months. I would rate it higher than all my other open-comb razors. (RazoRock Old Type, Gillette Single-Ring Old, Gillette Goodwill, and Gillette Long-Comb New.)
John, that's a beauty. It is the same design as a similar razor that was (is?) sold by Phoenix a while back. I still have mine somewhere, and I am reminded of the results you describe. Feels mild, but provides a very close shave. Thanks for posting this!
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This morning's smooth shave was day 15 on the Schick Proline blade.
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