SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

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SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

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Here's a haiku if anyone's interested:

Tabac German bold
Original golden old
humble masterpiece
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SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic & badger brushes, General V2 by Colonial, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444
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SOTN Monday, Stardate -302314.6
Commander William T. Riker takes the "Badger Bucket Challenge".
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prep - shower / water / 43ºC, with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap
razor - Gillette Single-Ring Old
blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (17)
brush - Simpson Special 1 Best Badger
soap - Italian Barber Amici
post - warm water rinse, DSA “Pure & Natural” alum, cold water rinse
aftershave - Italian Barber Amici splash

Results: BBS.
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Monday

Brush: Made Rite Pure Bristle #5
Cream: J.M. Fraser's
Razor: '52 Super Speed
Blade: Derby Extra
A/S: Barbasol Brisk
Cologne / Fragrance: Bowling Green

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Tuesday

Brush: Made Rite Pure Bristle #5
Cream: Erasmic
Razor: '52 Super Speed
Blade: Rapira Super Stainless
A/S: Pinaud Special Reserve
Cologne / Fragrance: YSL Opium

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Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

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SOTD TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

Another beautiful day here in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, enhanced even more by a truly epic (copyright @Keithmax) shave of both mug and noggin. I’m particularly proud of the mirror edge I’ve managed on the CKBA Damascus with the help of this magical jasper stone with support from a sprayed felt strop coated with .25 micron DMT diamond spray thanks to coaching from my son. The shiny, buttery smooth edge is clearly visible in the early morning sunlight. All I’ll say is that my three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) mug shave was velveteen smooth and surprisingly comfortable. The unbelievably slick Prince shave cream certainly helped.

And then it was my noggin’s turn! For today’s shave I grabbed my vintage Ronson razor, and loaded it with a Schick Twinjector blade. The Rooney Badger whipped up a lovely, slick, yogurty Nancy Boy lather dome carpet. The loading process is always a bit fiddly with this razor, but the result is always well worth it. The razor is one hefty little package weighing in at 198.4 grams most of which is concentrated in the head. Shaving with it is always a pleasure as the weight does all the work which just works beautifully for shaky old me. One and 1/2 passes saw me happily arriving in VBBS land. The result was an epic velveteen shave to compliment this beautiful day.

RAZOR: CKBA Damascus 6/8 Koa Wood Scales (Mug), Ronson Safety Razor (Dome)
BLADE: Schick Twinjector (Dome)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by Argan Oil
BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
CREAM: Prince (Mug), Nancy Boy (Dome)
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by Humphreys Lilac WH and Osage Rub. Finished with Pre de Provence Balm.
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Dovo 5/8 "Tuesday" from seven day set, homemade soap, Body Shop synthetic brush, Trumper's Wild Fern:

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SOTD 9/8
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Wednesday

Brush: Made Rite Pure Bristle #5
Soap: Arko + QED Sandalwood
Razor: '52 Super Speed
Blade: Rapira Super Stainless
A/S: Afta Fresh
Cologne / Fragrance: The Man - Silver

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Dovo 5/8 "Wednesday" from seven day set, homemade soap, Omega Synthetic, Trumper's Eau de Portugal:

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SOTD WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

Despite a gloomy start to the day, this morning’s shave was glorious. My son, Ben, is a collector of Japanese straight razors. The other day, one of TSD’s 30DC Crew straight razor luminaries (@Keithmax), shaved with the same razor, the Saito SK3, that I shaved with this morning. Ben had this one mounted and labeled in a frame in his man cave. Let’s just say I worked out a lend-lease arrangement where my automotive tool chest, jacks and blocks are moving to his garage and this razor and several others he’s not using will be migrating my way. Glenfiddich 18 Single Malt definitely loosened any resistance on his part. As far as this morning’s shave goes, I knocked it out of the park! I rarely work on the TR6 anymore, but I do shave everyday, and this razor is magnificent! It’s my first smiling blade straight razor.

What I discovered is that the slightly curved blade made access to the regular trouble spots on my neck much easier. The three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) mug shave was a delight. Ben demonstrated the rolling X-stroke which I employed on the jasper hone last night to prepare the razor. Apparently he had set the bevel years ago, and all it really needed was a quick touch up on the jasper stone under running water followed by a few strokes on the diamond sprayed bench strop. The shave was smooth, clean and velveteen as was the dome shave, although the Prince shave cream really gummed up the Twinjector blade in my Schick Hydro-Magic safety razor as I tried it on the dome. After rinsing it clean in very hot water, it was Nancy Boy to the rescue. I’ve just about used up that tub, but fortunately another is wending it’s way to me. The result was a matching dome shave that resonated perfectly with my earlier mug shave. All is right with the world here in the Philly burbs! I wish everyone a great shave today and tomorrow!

RAZOR: Saito SK3 7/8 (Mug), Schick Type I2 Hydro-Magic (Dome)
BLADE: Schick Twinjector (Dome)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub of the shave surfaces with Argan Oil
BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
CREAM: Lush Prince (mug), Nancy Boy Signature (Dome)
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by Humphreys Lilac WH and Osage Rub. Finished with Chiseled Face Natural AS Splash.
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Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

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SOTD 9/9

All razors were used testing out 3D printed wedge blade adapters. Review to follow :mrgreen:
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jgreenepa wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:37 am RAZOR: CKBA Damascus 6/8 Koa Wood Scales (Mug), Ronson Safety Razor (Dome)
BLADE: Schick Twinjector (Dome)
That Ronson razor looks interesting. Is it a self-stropping head?
Got more pix?
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SOTN Wednesday, September 9
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"Looks like you're up next, Ms Ripley. Full head shave like last time?"
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prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap
razor - RazoRock Old Type with RR Barber Pole handle
blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (19)
brush - Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
soap - RazoRock Tobacco #1
post - warm water rinse, DSA “Pure & Natural” alum, cold water rinse
aftershave - Old Spice Classic
music - streaming Surf Rock Radio

Results: BBS, again.. :-k. I must be getting the hang of this.
The Shaverboy blade is holding up pretty well for one that cost less than 8¢.
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John Rose wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:52 pm
jgreenepa wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:37 am RAZOR: CKBA Damascus 6/8 Koa Wood Scales (Mug), Ronson Safety Razor (Dome)
BLADE: Schick Twinjector (Dome)
That Ronson razor looks interesting. Is it a self-stropping head?
Got more pix?
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SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

And the great shaves just keep on coming. Touched up my new Manhattan Cutlery 13/16 French Point last night on the jasper stone and diamond sprayed felted strop. This Sheffield Steel razor is the oldest that I own, dated to between 1861 and 1900. I was initially a bit intimidated by the French Point, but I took my time and ended up with a velveteen smooth three pass (WTG, ATG, XTG) shave. I used the Prince shaving cream for my head shave as well and avoided the gumminess issue by selecting one of my best noggin shavers, the Valet Auto Strop VC4. The beauty of this razor is that its clever design allows for the FAS-10 blade-holder to be released for hot water rinsing of both sides of the blade. It made short work of the 24 hr dome stubble and in one and 1/2 passes (ATG, ATG) put the baby right to bed. Although the Lush Prince shaving cream doesn’t lather as it has no soap in it, it is amazingly slick and leaves my skin feeling so good, that I believe I could easily go without any aftershave product. I never thought I would say this, but the aftershave skin feel is superior to any lathering product I’ve ever used. Despite that, I do enjoy lathers, and will probably continue to use them on my dome in the future. I feel refreshed, clean and smoothly velveteen!

RAZOR: Manhattan Cutlery 13/16 French Point Turtle Shell Scales (Mug), Valet Auto Strop VC4 (Dome)
BLADE: Feather FAS-10 Carbon Steel
PREP: Cold water rinse
BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
CREAM: Lush Prince Soap-less Shaving Cream
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by Humphreys Lilac WH and Osage Rub. Finished with Royall Lyme AS.
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Final razor from this seven day set, Dovo 5/8 "Thursday". homemade soap, Simpson Colonel, Trumper Skye:

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Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

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SOTD 9/10

A very big thank you to my fiancée for building me a lightbox so my pictures aren’t crap anymore..

Griffon AWLRITE paired with a pella/3D wedge blade adapter.

This pairing came up trumps. Amazing shave 👍🏼
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@jgreenepa - Well, that (the Ronson) is certainly interesting to see.
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Thursday SOTN
Cheap date night
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prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap
razor - QShave Adjustable Futur clone ($14?)
blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (20 - and done, so tonight's shave cost me all of 0.3975 cents in blades)
brush - Fendrihan Classic Pure Grey Badger (CAD$23)
soap - Mitchell's Wool Fat Luxury Shaving Soap - probably the most expensive part of the shave.
post - warm water rinse, DSA “Pure & Natural” alum, cold water rinse. The alum stick was $8 a year ago, and it's only half done with daily use.
aftershave - Mennen Skin Bracer (the Kraft Mac & Cheese of aftershaves)
music - an earworm of Jethro Tull's "Mother Goose", which I've begun trying to learn on acoustic guitar.

The Old Spice mug was something like $2 at a thrift store. It looks like the previous owner ran it through an automatic dishwasher a few times, causing the graphics to fade. The red lid is a lid from a container of Duncan Hines cake icing. It's a perfect snug fit for Old Spice mugs, and I bought the icing just for the lid.

I decided I don't like making the lather with the MWF puck in the Old Spice mug, at least with this size of brush. Too easy to knock the handle against the side of the mug, and the lather is rather cold. Better to transfer it to my floating lather bowl.
BBS results anyway. 👍
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B.J.Eyre (at W. Greaves), homemade soap, Vulfix 2 band, Trumper Milk of Flowers:

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