SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Thursday, August 13
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Tallow + Steel Kyoto~~Simpson Emperor 3~~Pre-War Canadian Tech/Sharp Star~~The Veg
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 2020

Excellent shave today! VBBS above the jawline with a DFS below. My son presented me with a 1000 grit Chosera stone for bevel setting, which he assured me I probably wouldn’t need and a 320 grit diamond plate along with something called a jasper stone for finishing. He could probably open a sharpening supplies store given the jnats and coticules in his forge/workshop. My honing lessons begin when the two vintage straight razors arrive. It was inevitable! (Sigh!) He says I can use the jasper stone to touch up my current straights.

The Karve, a superb safety razor I should use more, made short work of the neck stubble, and sheared the dome stubble away with one good ATG pass followed by some selective buffing. I've found myself reaching for this Rooney brush every morning. It’s nowhere near the quality of their well-known Silvertip brushes, but it possesses a certain scritchy quality combined with a softness and backbone that just feels great on my shave surfaces. I’m really enjoying using it. This morning’s shave left me cool, clean and velveteen, just the way I like! I hope everyone has a great day!

RAZOR: Dovo Special (Mug), Karve E_OC Plate (Dome)
BLADE: Polsilver (2)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube
BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
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 A&E Post-Shave Serum.
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Thursday AM 2020-08-13
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Rooney 2/1 Ivory Finest (22/56)
Eufros Tobacco shaving soap (tallow)
Carbon Mokume-gane Brass/R2
Personna Super Platinum Chrome (9)
Cigar Aficionado aftershave
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Friday SOTN - Down to the crumbs of the PIF box.

prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goats Milk Soap "Original" bar
razor - Fendrihan "Scientist" Full Stainless, with original Mk 1 head
blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (14)
soap - Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood cream (new to me)
brush - Simpson Special 1
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Italian Barber "GIT" splash
music - CHMA-FM 106.9 campus radio

BBS with one weeper, which I blame on the Fendrihan Mk 1 head, which is the most aggressive three-piece razor I have. No need ti use the styptic pencil on it. The alum was enough.

The T&F Sandalwood (from a 5 ml sample) performed well, and the scent was neither like Proraso Red (which I do like) nor like TOBS (or Fendrihan) Sandalwood (both of which I do not like, and smell the same to me). I'm inclined the say I like the T&F scent considerably more than dislike it.

I have no doubt that I can take the Shaverboy blade to 20 uses, at which point I run out of sides on the icosahedral D20 die and toss the blade.
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Looks like I just bought 4.47 years of Shaverboy blades.
Maybe I'll spoil myself and switch to a D12 counter. :-k
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Wacker 6/8 french point, T&H Lavender, Simpson Major, Taylor's St James:

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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Friday

Brush: Made Rite Pure Bristle #5
Cream: Taylor - Sandalwood
Razor: '52 Super Speed
Blade: Indian Wilkinson
A/S: Barbasol Brisk
Cologne / Fragrance: Drakkar Noir

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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 2020

My shave today required the use of two safety razors to complete my head shave. I first used a pass around Slant razor by Tom White, the Torqued Razor, but did experience an issue on the back of my head. The neck cleanup was a breeze, but I couldn’t seem to shave close enough on the back of my head in the troughs and valleys. After nicking myself twice with the Torqued razor loaded with a Suneko blade, I finished the back with my Shake Sharp. Good shave, but tomorrow I’ll try the Torqued razor with a Feather blade. Despite these mishaps, I feel cool, clean and velveteen!

RAZOR: Feather SS ( Mug), Tom’s Torqued Razor and Shake Sharp 1.5 (Dome)
BLADE: Feather Super AC (Mug), Suneko DE (Dome)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with the Rabid Banana Preshave Cube
BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
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 AS Splash.
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Friday, August 14
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ASW Old Virginia~~Rooney~~Boker Hollow Ground
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Friday AM 2020-08-14
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Rooney 3/2 Faux Horn Finest (24/54)
Penhaligon's English Fern shaving soap (tallow)
Wolfman WR1-SB Titanium/UFO Little Titan
Personna Super Platinum Chrome (10)
Houbigant Fougère Royale aftershave (vintage)
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August 14 - Gary Larson's birthday (b.1950)
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It never gets old. :lol:
💈Friday SOTN - scraping the bottom of the PIF box.
razor - British Aristocrat Junior
blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (15)
soap - Truefitt & Hill "Trafalgar" (new to me)
brush - Semogue 620
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Clubman Vanilla
music - (silence)

A DFS with #15 on the Shaverboy blade.

The T&F Trafalger cream was 1/2 of a 5 ml sample. Just enough.
"The Trafalgar scent: Spicy, light, and captivating with top notes of Cedar and Sandalwood complemented by subtle hints of Jasmine and Spice."
I would've guessed Rosemary, or something that would go on Baked Salmon.
It was nice, but $30 for 190 g tub? Maybe not.

That Clubman Vanilla makes a nice "daily driver" AS.
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Saturday, August 15
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Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender~~Mondial~~RR Game Changer OC .84/Sharp Star~~Old Spice Lime
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TI Super Gnome 5/8 #1, homemade soap, Simpson E3, Creed Cuir de Russie:

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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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Saturday AM 2020-08-15
World Honey Bee Day
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Rooney 3/2 Ebony Finest (24/54)
Art of Shaving Rose Absolute shaving cream (vintage)
Wolfman WR2-SB/WRH3
Personna Super Platinum Chrome (11)
Ginger's Garden Rose Petals aftershave

A great rose shave on a warm morning.
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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SOTD SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 2020

RAZOR: Kai Captain Kamisori Clone (Mug) Tom’s Torqued Razor (Dome)
BLADE: Feather Proguard (Mug), Feather DE (Dome)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube
BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
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 Chiseled Face Natural Menthol AS Splash
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Friday SOTN - Finally, the last new-to-me item from the PIF box.

prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goats Milk Soap "Original" bar
razor - QShave Adjustable Futur clone
blade - Shaverboy Stainless Steel (16)
soap - Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes (new to me)
brush - Simpson Special 1
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Avon "Wild Country" Aftershave Conditioner (balm)
music - CHMA-FM 106.9 campus radio. Seemed to be mostly Spanish jazz ballads tonight.

A bloodless DFS tonight, because I resisted cranking the razor up past 3.5 for the third and final pass. I started it at 3 (out of 6) for the first 2 passes.

The T&F "West Indian Limes" (½ of a 5 ml sample) was as good as the other T&F creams, even though I accidentally left too much water on the brush. A bit frothy, but it still did the job.
It had a fairly strong Lime scent (just like it says on the box), but it was more of a candy flavour Lime. It did not irritate my skin the way most Lime-scented soaps do.

Now that I've finished trying out all of the new-to-me products from the PIF box, I shall have to revert to making decisions about what to shave with.

Waiddaminnit... :idea: I have three half-used sample packets of the Truefitt & Hill creams that should get used up first.
That works. \:D/
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Sunday, August 16
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C.O. Bigelow~~Simpson D3~~RR GC OC .84/Sharp Star~~Proraso Dopobarba
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Sunday AM 2020-08-16
National Roller Coaster Day
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Rooney Polo 1 Ivory Finest (24/54) 
Acqua di Parma Colonia shaving cream 
Paradigm 17-4/Bob's Razor Works Bull Mastiff
Personna Super Platinum Chrome (12)
Acqua di Genova 1853 aftershave
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TI Super Gnome 5/8 #2, T&H Lavender cream, Rooney Beehive. Taylor's No.74 Original:

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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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SOTD SUNDAY AUGUST 16, 2020


My shave today was identical to yesterday’s with two equipment changes. I swapped out the Feather Proguard AC for a Feather Super AC in the Kai Kamisori Clone. And secondly I changed the handle back to the original aluminum one. With the Feather Super loaded, I was able to achieve a bloodless face and neck VBBS with no need for safety razor cleanup. Tom’s Torqued razor (TTR) delivered the same level of shave to my head, albeit with two tiny nicks on the back of my dome. Proraso Styptic Gel easily took care of things leaving me feeling clean, velveteen and cool!

RAZOR: Kai Kamisori Clone (Mug), Tom’s Torqued Razor (Dome)
BLADE: Feather Super AC (Mug), Feather DE (Dome)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube
BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 drops of M-Bomb
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brushsqueezings followed by Humphreys WH andOsage Rub. Finished with Chiseled Face Natural Menthol AS Splash
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Re: SOTD August 10 - August 16 2020

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drmoss_ca wrote: Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:59 am TI Super Gnome 5/8 #1, homemade soap, Simpson E3, Creed Cuir de Russie:


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Nice! That bottle of Cuir de Russie makes me a bit envious. ;) The prices for it on Ebay has really gotten crazy.
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