SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Top of the morning to ya! Post pics and descriptions of your daily shaving gear and accessories!
User avatar
Mike R
Posts: 3620
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:48 pm
Location: Twin Cities

SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by Mike R »

Monday

Brush: Omega 13522 Pure
Cream: Arko Commando
Razor: '52 Super Speed
Blade: Super-Max Platinum
A/S: Family Dollar Brut clone
Cologne / Fragrance: Aspen

Mike
User avatar
primotenore
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 am
Location: Vault 101
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by primotenore »

Monday, August 3
IMG_5122.jpeg
IMG_5122.jpeg (1.86 MiB) Viewed 1501 times
Figaro Sapone Speciale~~Simpson "The Hive"~~1908 Gillette SR/Sharp Star~~SMN Nostalgia
IMG_5123.jpeg
IMG_5123.jpeg (2.74 MiB) Viewed 1501 times
Have a great day!
~~~~~
Primo


Shaving since 1971, enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità... =D>
User avatar
drmoss_ca
Admin
Posts: 10236
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:39 pm

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by drmoss_ca »

Thiers Issard Straightrazorplace special edition #73, homemade soap, Simpson PL8, Trumper's Spanish Leather:

SOTD030820.jpg
SOTD030820.jpg (112.43 KiB) Viewed 1492 times
The razor must have been issued about 2004 or 2005. TI were already selling razors with laser etched shanks rather then the old stamped shanks, and plainly they had the equipment given the markings on the blade. Perhaps they were happy to move out some old stock for a group buy. The boxwood scales are laser cut with the word 'Straightrazorplace' and the reverse of the blade has more laser etching:


Image

Old Thiers Issards made with Sheffield steel were pretty nice shavers and this one performs just as you'd want.
"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace
jgreenepa
Posts: 382
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:32 am

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by jgreenepa »

SOTD MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020

Affective tonality of the shave was consistent! Fear and trembling during the three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) straight shave resulting in a very rough CCS which the Gold Rocket cleaned up and moved into BBS territory. My dome shave required three passes (WTG, ATG, ATG) to achieve velveteen victory. The Rocket razor is nowhere near as efficient as the earlier New Standard, Deluxe, and LC or my select rotation of seventeen safety razors. In any case, I feel cool, clean and velveteen, albeit with a bit more shaving effort on my part,

RAZOR: Genco 35 (Mug), British Gillette Gold Rocket
BLADE: Suneko (8)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube
BRUSH: Alpha Shaving T-400 Tribute w/ 26mm Two Band Badger Ferrule
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 drops of M-Bomb
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Humphreys Lilac WH and Osage Rub. Finished with Krampert’s Frostbite and Cremo Cooling Balm.
7D3A0E50-C1D0-4664-ABDA-5400F269DE0C.jpeg
7D3A0E50-C1D0-4664-ABDA-5400F269DE0C.jpeg (3.43 MiB) Viewed 1490 times
De Gustibus Non Disputandum
brothers
Posts: 20826
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:18 am
Location: Oklahoma City USA

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by brothers »

SOTD 08012020.jpg
SOTD 08012020.jpg (1.35 MiB) Viewed 1486 times
Gary

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic / boar / badger brushes, Colonial General razor, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444
User avatar
John Rose
Posts: 406
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:11 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by John Rose »

Monday SOTN - Further exploration of the PIF contents.
razor - QShave Adjustable (Futur clone)
blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (4)
soap - Tabac (new to me)
brush -APShaveCo Tuxedo knot in a Barbershop handle
post - styptic pencil, warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Avon “Wild Country Aftershave Conditioner" (new to me)
music - CHMA-FM 106.9 campus radio

That Tabac is great stuff. Wonderful creamy tallow lather, okay scent. It might be tied for first place with MWF for my favourite soap. It was a shapeless lump that looked like it was bitten off a refill puck, so I switched my usual stainless bowl for a stoneware bowl with a spiral textured bottom, and ground it dry into the bowl before working it with the wet brush. Definitely gonna get me more of that, and get it with the ceramic tub.
Image

Shaverboy blade is still good, but I got careless with the QShave razor (set to 4) and gave myself a cut under my bottom lip. Nothing that styptic couldn't sort out.

The Wild Country AS conditioner was pretty good. SWMBO thought it smelled like baby powder, but I didn't get that. Maybe a "baby cowboy powder" with a bit of leather. It seems to smell different to different people. “A barbershop fougere”, or a "powdery Brut"?
Sadly, it is the last of the "new to me" aftershaves from the PIF box.
"If this isn't nice, then what is?" - Kurt Vonnegut's Uncle Alex
User avatar
drmoss_ca
Admin
Posts: 10236
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:39 pm

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by drmoss_ca »

I had to give this TI a second day, as it was good!

SOTD040820.jpg
SOTD040820.jpg (107.91 KiB) Viewed 1453 times
"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace
User avatar
primotenore
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 am
Location: Vault 101
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by primotenore »

Tuesday, August 4
IMG_5132.jpeg
IMG_5132.jpeg (2.02 MiB) Viewed 1451 times
Turtleship Shave Co.~~H.L. Thäter 4125/2~~1947 Gillette Super-Speed/Gillette Silver Blue~~SMN Patchouli
Have a great day!
~~~~~
Primo


Shaving since 1971, enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità... =D>
Actor07
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:10 pm

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by Actor07 »

Razor: Tradere 1st Gen OC


Blade: Personna Super Platinum Chrome (40)

I binned the Personna SPC after 40 shaves; took a Personna 74 blade to 40 shaves as well. Excellent blades.
IMG_2570.jpeg
IMG_2570.jpeg (2.2 MiB) Viewed 1441 times
User avatar
John Rose
Posts: 406
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:11 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by John Rose »

"Fake news"? I'll give ya fake news...
.
Shave of the Night August 4, 2020
Shave of the Night August 4, 2020
Sackville Man_0723.jpg (387.81 KiB) Viewed 1424 times
.
Tuesday SOTN - Further exploration of the PIF contents.
razor - Canadian Pre-War Fat-handled Tech
blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (5)
soap - Cold River Soap Works' "Jardin d'Orange" (new to me)
brush -Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Reuzel
music - dead silent, except for the whir of the ceiling exhaust fan

Result were great, a DFS.
The soap performed well with a bit of blooming, and did not irritate my face (the way Lime-scented soaps do). I think though, that it is a discontinued scent. I like the nice wide tin.
Shaverboy blade still good the 5th time. It even felt smoother than the last time.
Reuzel AS - as always, still in my top 4 favourites.
"If this isn't nice, then what is?" - Kurt Vonnegut's Uncle Alex
User avatar
drmoss_ca
Admin
Posts: 10236
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:39 pm

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by drmoss_ca »

Nicely done, John!
"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace
User avatar
drmoss_ca
Admin
Posts: 10236
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:39 pm

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by drmoss_ca »

Revisor 6/8, homemade soap, Grosvenor 2-band, Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine:

SOTD050820.jpg
SOTD050820.jpg (109.83 KiB) Viewed 1417 times
"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace
User avatar
Mike R
Posts: 3620
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:48 pm
Location: Twin Cities

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by Mike R »

Wednesday

Brush: Made Rite Pure Bristle #5
Cream: Trumper Coconut
Razor: '52 Super Speed
Blade: Indian Wilkinson
A/S: Dollar Store Splash - Green / "Original"
Cologne / Fragrance: YSL Opium

Mike
User avatar
primotenore
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 am
Location: Vault 101
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by primotenore »

Wednesday, August 5
IMG_5136.jpeg
IMG_5136.jpeg (1.2 MiB) Viewed 1415 times
Chiseled Face Groomatorium Sherlock~~Thäter 4125/2~~Barbasol Floating Head/Gillette Silver Blue
IMG_5137.jpeg
IMG_5137.jpeg (1.78 MiB) Viewed 1415 times
Have a great day!
~~~~~
Primo


Shaving since 1971, enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità... =D>
User avatar
John Rose
Posts: 406
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:11 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by John Rose »

drmoss_ca wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:55 am Nicely done, John!
Thanks.
I was inspired by the fad of googling for "Florida man" plus your birthday. Hilarity ensues.
I did not get the Franklin Gothic typeface for the headline quite right.
"If this isn't nice, then what is?" - Kurt Vonnegut's Uncle Alex
User avatar
John Rose
Posts: 406
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:11 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by John Rose »

Wednesday SOTN - Further exploration of the PIF contents.

razor - '46 Aristocrat
blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (6)
soap - La Toja (new to me)
brush - Simpson Wee Scot
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Clubman Classic Vanilla
music - CHMA-FM 106.9 campus radio

Shaverboy blade is still good. I'ma gonna order me some of that tonight.

La Toja soap - Pretty good. It was about 20-30 g smushed into a small jar, so I didn't get to try it in its native stick form. It might be worth getting the stick for the container alone, and buying the refills as they get used up. I also wonder what other sticks would fit.
"If this isn't nice, then what is?" - Kurt Vonnegut's Uncle Alex
User avatar
primotenore
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 am
Location: Vault 101
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by primotenore »

Thursday, August 6
IMG_5138.jpeg
IMG_5138.jpeg (1.93 MiB) Viewed 1357 times
Ralph Lauren Safari~~Thäter 4125/2~~Barbasol Floating Head/Astra
Have a great day!
~~~~~
Primo


Shaving since 1971, enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità... =D>
brothers
Posts: 20826
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:18 am
Location: Oklahoma City USA

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by brothers »

SOTD 08062020.jpg
SOTD 08062020.jpg (1.17 MiB) Viewed 1356 times
Gary

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic / boar / badger brushes, Colonial General razor, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444
User avatar
drmoss_ca
Admin
Posts: 10236
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:39 pm

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by drmoss_ca »

Another Revisor 6/8, homemade soap, Shavemac DO2 prototype, Creed Virgin Island Water:

SOTD060820.jpg
SOTD060820.jpg (103.3 KiB) Viewed 1352 times
Revisors always seem to take exceptional edges. Never met a disappointing one.
"Je n'ai pas besoin de cette hypothèse."
Pierre-Simon de Laplace
User avatar
John Rose
Posts: 406
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:11 pm
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Contact:

Re: SOTD August 3, - August 9, 2020

Post by John Rose »

Thursday SOTN - Further exploration of the PIF contents.
razor - Edwin Jagger DE87
blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (7)
soap - Omega (new to me)
brush -APShaveCo 24 mm SynBad
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Italian Barber "GIT"
music - CHMA-FM 106.9 campus radio

- Yet another painless BBS.

- The Shaverboy is still performing well. Good thing too, because I ordered a 100 pack last night.
- I think the "Omega" soap might be "Omega shaving cream with eucalyptus oil", but I did not smell much in the way of eucalyptus oil. Perhaps it was old enough to lose the scent. Even so, it performed well. I was able to form the shapeless lumps (with the consistency of stiff Plasticine) into a stick, and rubbed it onto my face, as one does with stick soaps. I'll have to find an empty glue stick container for it.
- As far as the "GIT" (for "Green Irish Tweed") AS goes, my first impression was "meh", but I dare say it is growing on me, so I used it tonight. I've got at least 90 ml of it.
Oh, hey, it appears that IB has replaced the product with "RazoRock Irish Countryside After Shaving Splash".

BTW - I got word back from Shaverboy on the description of their "Shaverboy Black & Brass safety razor". Then site says "The ultimate Shaverboy 3-piece razor, made with a full brass handle (three inch) & black-plated steel head".
The head is actually black-plated zamak. It's left over from a description of their previous offering, a TTO model.
"If this isn't nice, then what is?" - Kurt Vonnegut's Uncle Alex
Post Reply