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Title: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 09, 2012, 08:59:57 PM
Hello fellow chrome domes:

Hope all is well with U and your families.  I wanted to start a SOTD... Shave of the Day
(Safety Razor Version) thread.  Post up your safety razor SOTD.

I will start with my SOTD...just had a very relaxing evening shave. O0

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade:  Astra SP
Shave soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (orange/cederwood/pepper)
Brush:  Semogue 620 boar brush

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 10, 2012, 05:13:25 AM
Man that lather looks rich. I can't wait to get my DE and other items. They should come tomorrow.

My plan for tomorrow evening is to take a nice hot shower when I get home from work and then prep and have my first DE shave.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 10, 2012, 06:40:40 AM

Thanks Warhawk.  This should be a great thread.  I hope the DE shavers keep it up.  So interesting to see what others use.

This was my shave of the day :

Razor : Lion
Blade : Supermax Titanium
Shave Soap : Nuage shave oil followed by "Perfect Shave" Shave soap
Brush : Tweezerman
Aftershave : Old Spice Classic
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 10, 2012, 08:55:16 AM
@ Mike:  I'm looking forward to your DE journey. 

@ Waine:  Thanks 4 your contribution.  I'm hoping that it will spark some interest.  As most of U know I have a new found love for safety razors and I hope 2 help any DE or SE newbie.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on July 10, 2012, 10:25:38 AM
Going to have a nice, slow evening shave post-workout and shower using the following:

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89
Blade: Derby Extra
Shave cream: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
Brush: Vulfix 1016 Pure Badger
Aftershave: Cold water and Osage Rub

Looking forward to trying out some different blades and shave creams/soaps.  Probably going to buy a puck of Van Der Hagen from Wal-Mart and order some Proraso cream at some point.  The DE shaves have been getting better and better, but I'm still on the quest for the perfect shave!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 10, 2012, 10:31:12 AM
WTG Bill... That is an awesome set up and great way 2 finish off a work out.  How do U like your Vulfix 1016?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on July 10, 2012, 10:37:00 AM
Hey Warhawk,

The Vulfix makes a great lather and seems durable (not losing many hairs), but I have no comparison to any other badger brushes as this is my first one.  I'm sure at some point in the future I'll be getting a second brush to experiment with!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Stevie Hood on July 10, 2012, 01:48:55 PM
Hello from Germany,

I'm shaving my face only every other day...so my setup from yesterday (Monday) evening:

I Had a nice smooth shave with:

Razor: A white bakelite slant I recently purchased at e-bay...really a nice and gentle toy...
Blade: Astra Super Platinum
Brush: Frank Shaving in finest badger quality, 24 mm knot and really smooth
Soap: Dutch "Vergulde Hand" Stick, gives a rich and soft lather, lathered directly on the face
AS: A classical East german AS, "TÜFF sensitiv", little alcohol and a lot of herbal essences, kind of a secret tip in the german DE scene.

Was really relaxing after a busy working day.

Best wishes from Germany, and always a sharp blade in the razor... ;)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on July 10, 2012, 09:54:14 PM
This morning and most mornings: (face shave)
Tweezerman brush
Proraso shave cream (from the tube)
Edwin Jagger DE87bl razor
Derby Extra blades (or sometimes feather or shark)
Clubman aftershave or aqua velva.

I also have a merkur 34c that I sometimes use, but I've been on the EJ kick for about 3 years. after playing with different aftershaves for a number of years, I landed on those two as my favorites.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 10, 2012, 10:28:36 PM
@ Stevie Hood... Nice set up & nice pic.  The Astra SP is my go to blade.

@ Bucksfan... Nice set up.  U can never go wrong with an EJ.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Stevie Hood on July 11, 2012, 02:49:12 AM
Hi, me again.

Normally it's only every other day shaving time. But yesterday (Tuesday) I got a little package with some nice gimmicks...and so in the evening I had to try them out. So, here is the "Extra-setup":

Razor: Gillette Super adjustable from 1973 (my new "Black Beauty")  ;)
Blade: As almost always: Astra SP (new)
Soap: Palmolive stick, my "everyday soap"
Brush: A new Mühle finest badger with a chromed brass handle, really heavy (190 grams)
AS: Tüff sensitive

The adjustable on level 6 did a good job. Needs a little practise I think, the Gillette angle is a little bit different to the Merkur angle. But it went ok, without any cuts or nicks.
The new brush made a whole lot of foam...and the extra weight feels nice in the hand. But I was a little afraid of ruining the sink if the brush would slip off my hand... :D
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 11, 2012, 03:55:32 AM
This morning's shave

Head

Razor : HeadBlade Sport
Blade : Gillette Contour Plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap : "Prep" shaving cream followed by "Perfect Shave" shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S : Brut "Spirit" (in the blue bottle)

Face :

Razor : Lion
Blade : Supermax Super Platinum
Soap : "Prep" shaving cream followed by "Perfect Shave" shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S : Brut "Spirit" (in the blue bottle)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 11, 2012, 05:21:26 AM
I can't wait to join this Party!!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on July 11, 2012, 06:46:03 AM
My Vacation started today....maybe tomorrow when I get paid I will go up to the art of shaving at the Mall of La. and check out some of their DE's...just sayin'
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: baldjoeg on July 11, 2012, 12:33:48 PM
Mike,  Looking forward to hearing how it goes. I have had some problems in the past with using a DE razor. I probably wnet to fast or didn't use the right angle.

Warhawk. Thanks fro the words of encouragement. I will have to give it another try soon.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 11, 2012, 04:03:59 PM
My Vacation started today....maybe tomorrow when I get paid I will go up to the art of shaving at the Mall of La. and check out some of their DE's...just sayin'


From what I've heard SirHarry, AOS is pretty expensive for buying razors.  There are plenty of good, inexpensive razors on Amazon.com at better prices I'm sure. 

Just a quick search on Amazon for "safety razors" showed a bunch of good quality razors (EJ, Merkur, even a Feather - don't let the plastic handle put you off, it's still a quality razor, like everything from Feather!).  Check those out.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on July 11, 2012, 04:17:55 PM
My Vacation started today....maybe tomorrow when I get paid I will go up to the art of shaving at the Mall of La. and check out some of their DE's...just sayin'


From what I've heard SirHarry, AOS is pretty expensive for buying razors.  There are plenty of good, inexpensive razors on Amazon.com at better prices I'm sure. 

Just a quick search on Amazon for "safety razors" showed a bunch of good quality razors (EJ, Merkur, even a Feather - don't let the plastic handle put you off, it's still a quality razor, like everything from Feather!).  Check those out.
Thanks, Bluebriz....it appears that based on some of the other posts, ordering online is the way to go. Thanks, again!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 11, 2012, 11:41:55 PM
Just had a nice, relaxing evening face shave.

Razor:  FaTip
Blade:  Astra SP
Shave soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (orange/cederwood/pepper)
Brush:  Semogue 620
Cold water rinse,  ice cube rub, Osage Rub

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 12, 2012, 12:34:18 AM
This morning's shave

Head

Razor : HeadBlade Sport
Blade : Gillette Contour Plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap : Supermax menthol shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S : Aqua Velva ice blue

Face :

Razor : Lion
Blade : Supermax Super Platinum
Soap : Supermax menthol shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S : Aqua Velva ice blue

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 12, 2012, 04:26:41 AM
Actually my first DE shave was last night after a nice hot, relaxing shower.

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Derby
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
Post Shave : Brut After Shave Balm, Original Scent

Outstanding and relaxing!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 12, 2012, 05:44:38 AM
Great Stuff Mike!  Enjoyed following the build up to your purchase, right through to the first shave...

Guys, lets keep this thread going...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 12, 2012, 07:28:49 AM
@ baldjoeg.... keep us posted on your DE journey.  Pm me or ask any questions in the forum.

@Mike.... Welcome to the DE world.  You got a very nice set up that any newbie or veteran would love.. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 13, 2012, 01:33:53 AM
I am loving this thread.

My SOTD;  Exactly the same as yesterday.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Stevie Hood on July 13, 2012, 02:38:31 AM
Yesterday evening face shave:

Razor: Gillette Super adjustable
Blade: The same like always, Astra SP
Soap: Lucky Tiger soap
Brush: Silvertip with bone handle
AS: Witch Hazel water

The Lucky Tiger is a great soap, smells like a basket of mandarines and gives a good and rich lather. The witch hazel water feels like a real good alternative to common AS...smooth and realxed skin feeling.

Today in the morning, head shave in the shower:

Razor: Headblade triple
Soap: Palmolive stick
Brush: Synthetic brush from the body shop
AS: Witch hazel water

Smooth and good shave, also on the dome the witch hazel water feels nice and relaxing.

Best wishes from Germany....
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on July 13, 2012, 09:43:57 AM
Razor: Merkur 180
Blade: Merkur
Pre-shave Oil: Art of Shaving Unscented
Shaving cream: HeadSlick
After-shave treatment: ice cube rubdown then Nivea Sensitive Skin Balm

Went for both the face and head (in the shower) this morning and am loving the super smooth feel.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 13, 2012, 11:00:57 AM
Sounds good npsbg... So good...The Headslick is still tempting me!  :*))

Head and face in the shower?  Did you find it a little time consuming?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on July 13, 2012, 11:19:22 AM
Sounds good npsbg... So good...The Headslick is still tempting me!  :*))

Head and face in the shower?  Did you find it a little time consuming?

Oops - face shave at the sink; head shave in the shower.  It took a little extra time, but not much, maybe an extra 3 - 5 minutes. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 14, 2012, 06:34:30 AM
Morning Gentlemen!

I FINALLY get a MORNING shave. I don't have an arsenal of equipment (I'm not really an "arsenal" kind of guy) so most things remain the same.

Here it is:

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Astra SP
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
Post Shave : Brut After Shave Balm, Original Scent (I actually used something differeent yesterday!)


Another great shave. The wife even has commented again this AM about how smooth my face is.

Comments about my first shave wirh the Astra SP blade:

I'm not sure this blade worked as well for me as the Derby blade. I seem to have a slight bit of irritation in one area around my neck line (I did get a very slight nick in that area). I had zero irritation with the Derby. Also, my shave seemed just a bit better with the Derby. I'll make a final call on that after another shave with the Astra SP.

All this should be tempered by the fact that I shaved last night around 6 PM and then again at 8 AM this AM. Usually when I shave on such a short time interval, I get a small bit of irritation/tenderness. That's why I will not pass final judgement on the Astra until I get another shave on my regular interval.

I really do love shaving this old school way.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: R o b 6 on July 14, 2012, 06:49:31 AM
Mike: That's great! Hoping to join the DE ranks soon. May have to copy your arsenal!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on July 14, 2012, 07:40:23 PM
Mike,

Glad you had a good shave this morning.  I did a bit of backsliding today and used my Fusion.  I went to the gym and didn't want to take the DE along (it didn't seem right to stuff it into my gym bag), so I tossed the Fusion in.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 14, 2012, 09:16:13 PM
Hey Mike:  Glad that U had a good morning DE shave.   I hope that the Astra SP will give U a better shave (next time) but this goes to show that YMMV (your mileage may vary).  What one blade or product works great for one person may not work as great for the next. 

Sounds like you are thoroughly enjoying your DE journey.  I'm glad that you are getting rave reviews from the wifey and daughter.  So... do U think Kody will be interested in DE shaving one day?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 14, 2012, 09:21:27 PM
Just had another relaxing evening SOTD...

Face shave: (Sink)

Razor:  FaTip
Blade:  Astra SP
Shaving Soap:  Mama Bear's Soap (lemon-rose scent)
Brush:  Semogue 620

Head shave (shower)

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade:  Astra SP
Shaving Soap:  Mama Bear's Soap (lemon-rose)
Brush;  Semogue 620

Ice cube rub,  TN Dickinson's Witch Hazel

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on July 15, 2012, 11:35:56 AM
Had one of the smoothest shaves of my life today!  :D 

Warhawk was incredibly generous and shipped me a few Astra SP blades to try out and my first impression of them is that they work a bit better than the Derby blades I had used previously.  It'll take a few more shaves with each to decide which one I like better, but it seems Astra is ahead in the runnings right now.  Also, for the past few shaves I've gotten much better at making a thick, creamy lather.  I started using less water and more cream, and the consistency of the lather has improved greatly.

Face and head sink shave:

Razor:  EJ de89
Blade:  Astra SP
Shaving Cream:  ToBS Sandalwood (with a few drops of glycerin and Shave Secret)
Brush:  Vulfix 1016 Badger
Aftershave:  Cold water rinse and Osage Rub

I also don't need to touch up with the Hydro 5 anymore!  O0


Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 16, 2012, 08:25:53 AM
This morning's shave

Head

Razor : HeadBlade Sport
Blade : Gillette Contour Plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap  : Supermax menthol shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Brut Spirit

Face :

Razor : Gillette “Classic” DE (A big thanks to “BlueBriz”.)
Blade : BIC Chrome platinum (my favourite blade so far)
Soap  : Supermax menthol shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Brut Spirit
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 16, 2012, 09:39:41 AM
Last night's shave:

Head (in the shower):

Razor: HeadBlade
Shave Soap : HeadSlick
Brush : Wally World Special

Face (at the sink):

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Astra SP
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
Post Shave : Brut After Shave Balm, Original Scent (Head & face)

So this was my second shave with the Astra SP blade. Again... not as good of a shave as the Derby blade.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 16, 2012, 04:25:44 PM
This morning's shave

Face :

Razor : Gillette “Classic” DE (A big thanks to “BlueBriz”.)
Blade : BIC Chrome platinum (my favourite blade so far)
Soap  : Supermax menthol shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Brut Spirit


Hey Waine, 
it's a Gillette flare tip superspeed razor (at least I think that's the one I sent!)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 16, 2012, 06:31:01 PM
Tonight's shave:

Head (in the shower):

Razor: HeadBlade
Shave Soap : HeadSlick
Brush : Wally World Special

Face (at the sink):

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Gillette 7 O'Clock
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
Post Shave : Nivea Cool Kick Arctic Freeze (Head & face)

This was my first shave with this Gillette blade.... and boy do I like it. I got an outstanding shave! My best shave yet. Part of the reason for that is that for the first time I shaved against the grain on my last pass. In addition, I think I'm starting to get the hang of making a good lather and getting the correct blade angle. This was only my 5th shave so I still have a long way to go before I'm "experienced".
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 16, 2012, 08:53:15 PM
Just had a nice, relaxing evening shave...

Face shave:

Razor:  FaTip
Blade:  Polsilver
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (lemongrass scent)

Head shave:

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade:  Polsilver
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (lemongrass scent)

Finalized it with a cold water rinse, ice cube rub, and witch hazel.  This was my 1st time using the Polsilver blade.  It is a DE blade from Russia that is unfortunately out of production.  You can still purchase these blades at limited shaving sites.  These Russian blades provided a great shave with no tugs.  It provided a smooth shave.   Ahhhh...... there is nothing like an evening safety razor shave. 8)

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 16, 2012, 09:04:44 PM
@ BillonBass:  Glad that U are liking the Astra SP

@ Waine:  Post some pic of your new DE razor.  It sounds like it is Gillette Super Speed.  Is it a black handle?  or nickel handle?  If it is a black handle than it is a 60-70s Super Speed;  if it is a nickel handle than it is a 40-50s Super Speed.

@Mikekoz:  Mike.... those Gillette 7'o clock blades are great also.  They give some great shaves.  Glad that you are also going ATG. 

@Bluebriz:  Brian... show that Cobra Classic when ya post on the SOTD.  I never get tired of seeing that shiny chrome hybrid safety razor.

@npsbg:  Show us some pics of that Merkur.

@ R o b 6:  Rob... keep us posted on your DE journey.  Take that plunge my friend.  U are gonna love it.  You got a great Merkur razor.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 17, 2012, 12:03:56 AM
This morning's shave

Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade Sport
Blade : Gillette Contour Plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap  : Clearasil exfoliator then Supermax shaving cream (the non-menthol one)
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Brut Spirit

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette flare tip Superspeed (a marvelous little piece)
Blade : Supermax Super Stainless
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Brut Spirit

I am rubbing my head while I write this, Hmm, Awesome!

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Stevie Hood on July 17, 2012, 03:22:10 AM
Yesterday evening shave (face only), in hotel on a business trip:

Razor: Merkur travel razor 985
Blade: Astra SP, what else?.. ;)
Soap: Dutch Vergulde Hand stick
Brush: Mühle Finest Badger
AS: Tüff sensitive

The little open comb razor gave a really good shave, as always.

My head has to wait a little bit, hit it in the weekend and as long as the scratches in the skin are not healed the few remaining hairs can grow.. ;)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 17, 2012, 06:04:20 AM
@Warhawk - Mel, I would put pictures on here, but I'm lazy when it comes to messing around cropping the pictures to a small enough size to be uploaded here!  Soon!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 17, 2012, 06:16:13 AM
Warhawk, I love posting pics, but to be perfectly honest, this site, as wonderful as it is, does not have a very user friendly way of posting photos.  It would be so much better if you could just load a Jpeg from your PC by clicking the "add photo" under the "Add BBC tags"  in the "Post reply" section, browsing and then adding.

I'm with BlueBriz, I dont like to faff around too much when posting a pic.

No offence intended...

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on July 17, 2012, 12:11:34 PM
I have an iPhone and I use tapatalk app, it's so simple to upload!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 17, 2012, 06:59:24 PM
Hello fellow chrome domes:  I am really enjoying everyone's replies and posts on each and everyone's SOTD.  Keep em coming fellas. O0

I am still super smooth from last night's shave so I am skipping my evening ritual.  I cannot wait until tomorrow night's shave. 8)

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 17, 2012, 07:26:41 PM
Tonight's shave:

Head (in the shower):

Razor: HeadBlade
Shave Soap : HeadSlick
Brush : Wally World Special

Face (at the sink):

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Gillette 7 O'Clock
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
Post Shave : Brut After Shave Balm (Head & face)

Another outstanding shave with the Gillette blade. I'm loving the DE shaving experience! I'll be purchasing some additional shave soaps in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 17, 2012, 10:40:55 PM
I have an iPhone and I use tapatalk app, it's so simple to upload!

Mark, how do you add pics using Tapatalk?  Is it easy and does it automatically make them the right size for this site?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 17, 2012, 11:10:49 PM
I have an iPhone and I use tapatalk app, it's so simple to upload!

Mark, how do you add pics using Tapatalk?  Is it easy and does it automatically make them the right size for this site?

Never mind, just tried and it's so easy with tapatalk!  Thanks for the idea!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 18, 2012, 01:58:50 AM
I am a Blackberry man, so I cannot upload photos that easy...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 18, 2012, 02:08:10 AM
This morning's shave

Head (at sink)

Razor : SABI Double Edge (A big thank you to Warhawk)
Blade : Astra SP (indeed a fantastic razor blade)
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream (the non-menthol one)
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Brut Spirit

Face (at sink)

Razor : SABI Double Edge
Blade : Astra SP
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : None

The SABI is a fantastic, chunky, quality DE and a massive step up compared to my “Lion” brand.  It gave me an incredibly close, nick free shave with the Astra SP blades this morning.  Warhawk, you are a star and I am eternally grateful to you for helping me take my DE shaving experience to a different level.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on July 18, 2012, 02:31:36 AM
I have an iPhone and I use tapatalk app, it's so simple to upload!

Mark, how do you add pics using Tapatalk?  Is it easy and does it automatically make them the right size for this site?

Never mind, just tried and it's so easy with tapatalk!  Thanks for the idea!

No worries mate!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 18, 2012, 03:22:15 AM
Hey there BBC Mark.  That is a nice profile pic you have there...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on July 18, 2012, 03:37:13 AM
Thankyou, waine.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 18, 2012, 04:24:17 AM
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Cobra classic, feather blade.
Arko shave stick.
Cheapo omega boar brush.
Witch hazel.
Feather kanwa a/s gel.

Glorious! 

When i think of all those years of sub-par shaves.....
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 18, 2012, 05:01:48 AM
BlueBriz, I agree, "All those years of sub par shaves", you hit the nail on the head.  I wish all "modern" cartridge / "canned goo" men knew wat they are missing.

Just a question.  How do you use the shaving stick in combination with the brush and bowl.  I have just posted a "Shaving mug" post.  So I am very curious.  I am guessing to scrape off a few shavings from the stick into the bowl and then rub it into a lather with the brush?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 18, 2012, 05:10:32 AM
Hey Waine,
I don't use the bowl with the stick.  Instead i just have a wet face, fresh from the shower, and rub the stick over it.  I then rub the damp brush (i soak it while i'm showering, and shake off the excess water) over my soapy face and the lather explodes! I dip the tips of the brush into water if required.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 18, 2012, 04:55:27 PM
@ Waine:  U welcome my friend.  Glad that U are enjoying your DE journey.  I know I am.

@Bluebriz:  Brian... that is a great pic of the CC (Cobra Classic).  I never get tired of seeing the CC pics.

@BBCMark:  Mark... good tips on the Tapatalk. 

WARHAWK O0

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 19, 2012, 12:21:15 AM
Thanks Bluebriz, thats what I thought. I do the same with my “Williams” shaving stick.

My Super, most excellent shave at 05:45 this morning was;

Head (at sink)

Razor : SABI Double Edge 
Blade : Astra SP
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Old Spice Original

Face (at sink)

Razor : SABI Double Edge
Blade : Astra SP
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : None, a little face cream for today.

Comments;

The SABI gives my head an excellent shave.  The weight of the razor allows me to glide it across the dome ATG effortlessly, without having to apply any pressure.  The SABI Head is nice and big, it bites into the hair perfectly with the correct angle, So with each stroke I get a nice thick pass.  I am wondering if it is the Astra SP blade that is doing such a good job.  I will let you know how some other blades in my ammo box go…
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 19, 2012, 03:43:10 PM
@ Waine.....Glad that U are getting super smooth results from the SABI razor & Astra SP blade. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 20, 2012, 05:37:14 AM
Last night's shave:

Head (in the shower):

Razor: HeadBlade
Shave Soap : HeadSlick
Brush : Wally World Special

Face (at the sink):

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Gillette 7 O'Clock
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
Post Shave : Nivea Extreme Post Shave Balm (Almost no scent) (Head & face)
After Shave: Clubman Vegetal (Courtesy of our own Rob6.... thanks Rob!)

Comments on the Vegetal: I've read about this stuff all over the internet. Seems to me that guys either love it or hate... not much in between.I'll have to use it a few times to decide. I wasn't a big fan of the scent when I opened the bottle. Even after a put it on I wasn't sure........ but the wife and my daughter loved it.
We'll see.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 20, 2012, 09:05:27 AM
Cobra classic razor w/ feather pro blade.
Tabac shave soap.
Cheap but effective horsehair brush from Bestshave.
Witch hazel with a couple of drops of glycerine.
Osage rub.

No pictures today.  Sorry Warhawk!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on July 21, 2012, 09:53:59 PM
Well, i did it -took the DE to my scalp.  I gotta say, it was easier and less bloody than I thought it would be. A closer shave than I've gotten with my mach3 or headblade, too.  I think the extra heft helped cut through some of the stubble.  Finally, it seemed to go faster than my usual mach3 in the shower routine.  Must be the reduced rinsing time...

This morning: (head shave)
Tweezerman brush
Head slick lathered up on my brush
Edwin Jagger DE87bl razor
Derby Extra blade
Bump patrol

Will definitely do that again.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 21, 2012, 10:00:28 PM
Last night's relaxing shave...

Face shave:  sink

Razor:  FaTip
Blade:  Astra SP
Soap:  William's Shaving Soap
Brush:  Semogue 620

Dome shave:  shower

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade:  Astra SP
Soap:  William's Shaving Soap
Brush:  Semogue 620

Finished with an ice cube rub and a cool splash of Osage Rub

This was my very first time using the William's Shaving Soap puck.  It was cheap at $1.49 at my local Publix's Grocery Store.  It was very inexpensive so I was very curious.  For only $1.49 I cannot lose.  Guess what.... it exploded with some serious lather using my shaving brush and provided decent cushion.  It wasn't better than my favorite Mike's Natural Soap but for only $1.49 and ability to purchase locally it was a win-win.  Will I use it again (of course). O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 21, 2012, 10:17:31 PM
@Bucksfan:  Congrats on your very first DE head shave. O0    Way to go. O0 8)

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: R o b 6 on July 21, 2012, 10:43:12 PM
Adding to my arsenal...ordered from west coast shaving hoping shipping time is faster for west coast addresses! Thanks for the inspiration mel!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 21, 2012, 11:02:52 PM
Adding to my arsenal...ordered from west coast shaving hoping shipping time is faster for west coast addresses! Thanks for the inspiration mel!

What have you ordered Rob?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: R o b 6 on July 22, 2012, 04:10:50 AM
I have the brush and a merkur already. And a Gillette DE too. Ordered some more 4711, clubman and lucky tiger aftershave...olgallala bay rum soap,  ceramic shave cup and a tube of proraso. I'd  like to get a nice razor and/or brush stand next but don't know which one fits my gear. Did i miss anything?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 22, 2012, 04:40:04 AM
Well you can always get more, but I think you're all sorted now!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 22, 2012, 04:56:02 AM
My SOTD yesterday was the same as Friday, except I used the Headblade and Bump patrol as after shave. Awesome stuff - Bump Patrol!

This is such a cool thread Warhawk.

My next shaving soap purchase will be the "Williams shaving stick" if you are in a bit of a rush, you can quickly rub it on the beard or head stubble, rub with the brush, and shave away! Great value, and I am chuffed that it is still available here albeit in the plastic stick container.

I still admire the variety and price of shaving gear available to you guys in the US.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 22, 2012, 05:26:32 AM
Today's face shave : Vitos pre shave, Proraso shave soap, omega boar, cobra classic with Dorco blade, witch hazel, Osage rub.

Head: Lord DE with Derby blade, headslick (not a big fan though, I find the lather dissipates so quickly), after shave products as with face.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mangosink12572 on July 22, 2012, 01:32:05 PM
Been to a barber who uses the straight edge razor  - - -and I like it - - -no shaving for two days after - - - -My dome is like SILK - -after a shave - - -
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on July 22, 2012, 02:18:38 PM
Well, I had a pretty awful experience shaving today  :(

I only changed a couple things about my routine.  I only used a VDH soap puck with a few drops of glycerin for lather instead of my usual ToBS Sandalwood or superlather combo of both.  I also skipped the Shave Secret.  I used a new Astra blade and made a great lather with the puck, but I think I was just going too fast.  I ended up with 3 or 4 nicks that were pretty bad bleeders.  :-\ 

I probably should have taken more time and gone slower.  I guess it's just a lesson in patience!   
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 23, 2012, 04:08:28 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Gillete Contour plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Bump patrol (I don’t have a bump problem, but I am starting to like this stuff)

Face (at sink)

Razor : SABI Double Edge
Blade : Supermax Super Stainless
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     :  Old Spice


Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 23, 2012, 06:10:08 AM
Head (in shower):
Lord DE, Derby blade, Derby shave stick, horsehair brush

Face (sink):
Cobra classic, Dorco blade, omega boar brush, Godrej menthol mist shave cream.

Witch hazel, boots  freshwood balm, Osage.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 23, 2012, 11:35:19 AM
Last night's shave:

Head (in the shower):

Razor: HeadBlade
Shave Soap : HeadSlick
Brush : Wally World Special

Face (at the sink):

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Personna Platinum
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
After Shave: Brut After Shave Balm


This was my first shave with the Personna Platinum blade. I got a pretty nice shave with it although it did seem my skin was just a bit tender after shaving with it. The Derby blades ares till my favorite so far.

Side note.... while camping over the weekend I shaved my HEAD with the DE for the first time. Not a nick to mention but my shave had mixed results... silky smooth in some areas but quite a few missed spots too. I'm sure that with a little practice, this problem will disappear.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: fcb2001 on July 23, 2012, 11:49:50 AM
yesterdays shave

head (sink)
razor - Feather Professional Artist Club DX Straight Razor
shave soap - New York Shaving Company Tonsorial Shave Cream
brush - Edwin Jagger Best Badger Shaving Brush
after shave - Captain's Choice Bay Rum Aftershave

face (sink)
razor - gillette sensor
shave soap - barbersol


i prefer to use a straight razor to shave my scalp, if i dont have time to shave my head with a straight razor i will use the headblade sport to shave my scalp
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 23, 2012, 05:59:33 PM
yesterdays shave

head (sink)
razor - Feather Professional Artist Club DX Straight Razor
shave soap - New York Shaving Company Tonsorial Shave Cream
brush - Edwin Jagger Best Badger Shaving Brush
after shave - Captain's Choice Bay Rum Aftershave

face (sink)
razor - gillette sensor
shave soap - barbersol


i prefer to use a straight razor to shave my scalp, if i dont have time to shave my head with a straight razor i will use the headblade sport to shave my scalp

FCB2001, why don't you use the Feather on your face?  You use this wonderful razor, soap, brush on your head, and then a sensor and Barbersol on your poor face....  :'(
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 23, 2012, 06:06:18 PM
@fcb2001:  I gotta agree with Bluebriz.  U use excellent products for your dome.  U should treat your face with the same great products also. O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 23, 2012, 07:22:14 PM
I had another relaxing evening shave.

Face shave (sink)

Razor:  Merkur Futur  (razor on right)
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Semogue 620
Soap: Palmolive Shave Stick

Dome shave (shower)

Razor:  Weber DLC (razor on left)
Blade:  Super Max platinum
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Palmolive Shave Stick.

This is my very 1st time using the Merkur Futur.  I am lucky to participate in a special Futur Tour in an another forum.  It will be with me for the next two weeks.
My first impressions with this razor was the futuristic looks and the heaviness of the DE razor.  It is an adjustable razor that you can dial from one to six.  With one being least & six being most aggressive.  I set it at a #3.  This is a very aggressive razor with a lot of serious bite.  It mowed my thick two day growth with ease and left my face BBS .  I can tell that I am gonna have fun with this razor.

The Palmolive Shave Stick that I used lathered thick and provided good cushion.  I have used this one time and decided to revisit it.  Glad I did because I enjoyed its lather and scent.  The scent reminds you of Irish Spring.  You can purchase this shave stick at Amazon. I highly recommend it.

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Ended this relaxing evening shave with an ice cube rub and a splash of Osage Rub.  Life is good.8)

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 23, 2012, 07:26:32 PM
Another great shave for me this evening using the Personna Platinum and my usual "tools".

One change.... courtesy of our own Rob6.... I used Gabrel's Lilac Vegetal after shave. Not a fan of the scent in the bottle but MAN is it awesome once put on!! My wife absolutely loves it... avery crisp, clean scent.

Thanks Rob!!! YOU ROCK!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: R o b 6 on July 23, 2012, 10:24:29 PM

One change.... courtesy of our own Rob6.... I used Gabrel's Lilac Vegetal after shave. Not a fan of the scent in the bottle but MAN is it awesome once put on!! My wife absolutely loves it... avery crisp, clean scent.

Thanks Rob!!! YOU ROCK!!

You got it bro... O0
On the label I attached I think might have spelled the brand wrong. It is Gabel's. Enjoy it!
http://www.appletonbarbersupply.com/store/shopexd.asp?id=135&bc=no (http://www.appletonbarbersupply.com/store/shopexd.asp?id=135&bc=no)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 24, 2012, 05:07:38 AM

One change.... courtesy of our own Rob6.... I used Gabrel's Lilac Vegetal after shave. Not a fan of the scent in the bottle but MAN is it awesome once put on!! My wife absolutely loves it... avery crisp, clean scent.

Thanks Rob!!! YOU ROCK!!

You got it bro... O0
On the label I attached I think might have spelled the brand wrong. It is Gabel's. Enjoy it!
http://www.appletonbarbersupply.com/store/shopexd.asp?id=135&bc=no (http://www.appletonbarbersupply.com/store/shopexd.asp?id=135&bc=no)


No... you spelled it correctly.... I apparently have some reading skills problems........
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 24, 2012, 06:38:43 AM
Headshave in shower - same as yesterday.

Face-
CJB razor (cheaper Korean version of Feather artist club non-folding straight.
Palmolive shave cream.
Omega boar brush.
Witch hazel.
Kanwa asb.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on July 24, 2012, 07:51:45 AM
Last Night (head shave)
Tweezerman brush
Proraso cream
Edwin Jagger DE87bl razor
Derby Extra blade
Bump patrol

This morning: (face shave)
Tweezerman brush
Proraso cream
Edwin Jagger DE87bl razor
Derby Extra blade
Clubman aftershave

Really liking the DE on the ol' scalp.  I am getting the hang of the angle, just worried about the back of my head.  There's something about not being able to see the angle of the razor and blade that is just a little dis-concerting. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: fcb2001 on July 24, 2012, 10:57:22 AM
last nights shave

head - same as previous day

face - used Norelco 7340XL
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 25, 2012, 01:49:00 AM
Hello there lovers of DE shaving...


Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Gillete Contour plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Bump patrol

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge
Blade : Supermax Super Platinum
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Bump patrol

Comments;

The Bump patrol finishes my shave off so well.  I am liking this juice more and more. There is a slight vinegar smell afterwards, but it quickly dissipates.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 25, 2012, 07:15:02 AM
No head shave for me tonight.  I miss the occasional day!

Face -
CJB razor, Kai blade.
Godrej shave cream, omega boar brush.
Witch hazel.
444 asb with Osage.  Chilled!(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fdb1ebe7c-f155-c9c5.jpg&hash=739e6522b5654f9ace16f66d0e9f357e)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 25, 2012, 10:12:14 AM
Nice entries of your SOTD my fellow chrome domes. 

@Bluebriz:  Brian... I love the pic!  Nice pic of the straight and the lather!

I will be posting later tonight after my relaxing evening DE shave.  I cannot wait.  I am looking forward to more of everyone's SOTD entries.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 25, 2012, 10:18:14 AM
I actually had a Presentation at work today so I opted for a (VERY) early morning shave using my old M5 razor. The results of this shave absolutely confirmed that a shave with my DE is WAAAYYYY better than with the cartridge type razor. Not even close!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 25, 2012, 02:57:48 PM
I actually had a Presentation at work today so I opted for a (VERY) early morning shave using my old M5 razor. The results of this shave absolutely confirmed that a shave with my DE is WAAAYYYY better than with the cartridge type razor. Not even close!
Hi Mike:  I did that before but with the Fusion.  All I gotta say is that once U become comfortable with safety razors (DE, SE, or straight razors)... those cartridges do not compete with the traditional way of shaving.  As most of you all know... I was one of the biggest fans of the Fusion but since I have discovered the traditional way... it has become the only way 4 me. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 26, 2012, 06:08:08 AM
Last night's relaxing shave:

Face (sink)

Razor:  Merkur Futur (setting at #3)
Blade:  Gillette 7 o clock black
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (lemongrass)

Head (shower)

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade:  Gillette 7 o clock black
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap

Ended it with an ice cube rub and a splash of Osage Rub.

Revisited the Gillette 7 o clock blacks.  This is a great blade that is sharp and smooth.  The only negative is the high price but it's definitely a must try blade.  So far... the Mike's Natural Soap products are out performing my other soaps and creams.  I'm really liking this product.  I highly recommend this product.  It lathers like yogurt, gives great glide, and great cushion.  Also... leaves your skin silky smooth.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 26, 2012, 06:31:07 AM
I went back to a Derby blade for last night's shave. OUTSTANDING shave with the Derby!

I used the Gabel's Lilac Vegetal after shave post shave. I love this tuff but I found one problem with it. Just after applying it I went ooutside for a few minutes and then came back into the house. Well apparently the scent of the vegetal attracted a handful of yellow jackets that proceeded to follow me into the house (Unbeknownst to me). Then I got stung on the back of the arm... then one stung me on my wrist.... and two others were after me very aggressively. I killed all four of them and scooped their nasty little carcasses into the trash can.

Can't a regular guy enjoy even the simple things in life without being attacked??!!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 26, 2012, 07:08:49 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Gillete Contour plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Bump patrol

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge
Blade : Supermax Super Platinum
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Bump patrol

Comments;

The Bump patrol continues to impress me.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on July 26, 2012, 11:56:33 AM
Well I bounced back from my worst shave ever to have one of my best shaves ever!  I took about 4 days off from shaving to let my nicks fully recover, and I didn't stray from my normal routine this time.  I made sure to take as much time as needed (probably 25 minutes including shower).  This shave was so smooth I barely needed a second ATG pass on my head!  The way I do it is going WTG on the face, then ATG on the head, rinse and re-lather, then go ATG on the face, then ATG again on the head, and re-lather and shave as necessary.  I had a superb shave today!

Head and face (sink)

Razor:  EJ de89
Blade:  Astra SP
Soap:  Van Der Hagen soap puck + ToBS Sandalwood + glycerin and Shave Secret = uberlather
Brush:  Vulfix 1016 Badger
A/S:  Cold water rinse and Osage Rub
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 26, 2012, 01:40:02 PM
@MikeKoz13:  Mike.... sorry about the yellow jackets.  I think I will stay away from that after shave.

@waine:  Glad that the Bump Patrol is working for ya.

@BillOnBass:  Bill.... glad that U had a better shave.  It sounds like you are liking the Astra SP.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: SlyintheOC on July 26, 2012, 05:58:30 PM
Here is my SOTD:

Cleanser: Neutrogena Naturals - Purifying Facial Cleanser
Scrub: Neutrogena Naturals - Purifying Pore Scrub (3 times a week)
Shave Cream: Cremo Cream
Blade: Derby Extra
Brush: Badger Hair - I hardly ever use it, especially now with the Cremo Cream
Razor: Merkur Barber Pole Safety Razor - Open Tooth
After-Shave: Avon After Shave Lotion. I used to use Metro Men's Grooming Post Shave Repair lotion but they stopped selling it on the internet and I don't live near Georgia where the barbershops are located.

I find this combination gives me a smooth, irritation-free, close shave.

I get a much better shave and cheaper shave than when I used the popular multi-blade expensive razors.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 27, 2012, 01:09:19 AM
My Shave of the day:

None, I woke up late this morning and could only squeeze a quick shower in.  Now I feel "incomplete" and a little "dirty" at work.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 27, 2012, 06:59:56 AM
Head (shower

Razor : Lord DE
Blade : Derby
Soap  : Headslick
A/S    : Witch hazel, lucido with 444

Face (at sink)

Razor : Cobra
Blade : Dorco
Soap  : Tabac
Brush : Vie Long horsehair
A/S     : As with head


Bliss!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: TheSlyBear on July 27, 2012, 11:54:08 PM
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Wow -- that does make my wimpy foam look pretty anemic!  8)

Gonna have to work on my technique.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 29, 2012, 07:47:03 AM
Face (at sink)

Razor : Cobra
Blade : Kai
Soap  : Godrej Menthol Mist
Brush : Cheap horsehair
A/S     : WH, followed by 444 and Osage
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 30, 2012, 01:31:49 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Gillete Contour plus
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Bump patrol

Face (at sink)

Razor : SABI DE
Blade : Derby Extra
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Bump patrol

Comments;

I used the Derby Extra blade this morning for the first time.  It felt worse than the bluntest Supermax I have ever used.  The shave was so rough and unpleasant that I didn’t even bother with a second pass.  I have read that Derby blades can be “hit or miss” but this miss has put me off unfortunately.


Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on July 30, 2012, 05:12:41 AM
I was on a Motorcycle trip Thursday thru late Sunday so I didn't get to shave with the DE (I took my old M5 cartridge razor). It's just not nice to take up so much bathroom time when you're sharing the room with another couple! Anyway, after 3 shaves with the M5 a couldn't wait to shave with my Edwin Jagger last night. I got home form the trip, unpacked, showered and had a nice relaxing shave. Much better shave!!!

Head (in the shower):

Razor: HeadBlade
Shave Soap : HeadSlick
Brush : Wally World Special

Face (at the sink):

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Derby
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
After Shave: Gabel's Vegetal
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: R o b 6 on July 30, 2012, 06:09:13 AM
Dusted of the DE thanks to Warhawk and Mikekoz. Man, what a difference a good blade makes vs. the generic drugstore brand. Started off with the Gillette blade and had great results. Helps not to be in a rush while you get the hang of the angle and amount (or lack of) pressure. One thing that I noticed is shaving your upper lip is much easier than it is with the Fusion or Mach3...the width of those almost feel like a 2x4 compared to the single DE blade!

Face (at the sink):

Razor: Merkur
Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock super stainless (thanks for the vatiety pack Warhawk!)
Shave soap: Caswell Massey Dr.Hunter's Original Barbershop  Shave Cream
Brush: Omega
After Shave: Gabel's Lilac Vegetal
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on July 30, 2012, 08:39:47 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : Merkur 34C
Blade : Derby Extra
Soap  : Proraso
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Bump patrol

Face (at sink)

Razor : Merkur 34C
Blade : Derby Extra
Soap  : Proraso
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Clubman

Dusted off the Merkur for the first time in probably a year, put in a fresh blade and went to town.  It is slightly more aggressive than my Edwin Jagger, but not harshly so.  Noticed last week that using the DE on both the head and face caused the blade to dull faster (duh).  I'll plan to replace the blade mid-week this week and see if it's better.  I typically go a full week between blade replacements if just shaving my face.  
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 30, 2012, 02:46:26 PM
@ R o b 6:  Rob congrats on taking the DE plunge!

Just had a refreshing, relaxing afternoon DE shave.

Face (sink)

Razor:  Weber ARC
Blade:  Gillette Silver Blue
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap
Brush:  Semogue 620
 
Dome (shower)....same as above

Finished it off with my ice cube rub & Osage Rub.   Aaaaahhhhh....feeling great!  This is my 1st time using the Gillette Silver Blue.  These blades are made in Russia.  It is a great blade that was very forgiving & no skips & no tugs.  The only negative was the lack of availability & price of these blades on the internet. 
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F46bfc8bf-f2a8-6fa6.jpg&hash=880cffa12dcd3124f74b321d3ec90d36)

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 30, 2012, 08:45:35 PM
Pic of my safety razor SOTD.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on July 30, 2012, 11:04:28 PM
Nice pic Mel!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 31, 2012, 05:38:52 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Gillete Contour plus
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Old Spice

Face (at sink)

Razor : SABI DE
Blade : Supermax Titanium
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Old Spice

Comments;

Today I used a Supermax Titanium blade.  This is one of the better razors I have used which gives me three very decent, irritation free shaves.  One of the best "Value for money" blades I have found so far.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wonderer on July 31, 2012, 07:06:29 AM
What about that battery operated Gillette Fusion!?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on July 31, 2012, 07:33:40 AM
@Wonderer

I don't think that qualifies for a mention on "Safety Razor shave of the Day."  Perhaps under the "Cartridge Rip off of the day" section.

 ;D
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wonderer on July 31, 2012, 08:13:31 AM
Waine -i know i just had to hear this  :*))
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 01, 2012, 03:18:37 PM
It was a quiet afternoon so I took advantage of it and had a great, relaxing afternoon shave/

Face shave (sink)

Razor:  Weber ARC
Blade:  SuperMax Sunrise
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (lemongrass)
Brush:  Semogue 620

Dome shave (shower)

Same as above.

This was my first time using the Super Max Sunrise.   It is the newest blade by Super Max.  It is made in India.  It is a stainless steel blade that performed great on my face shave but not as good on the dome shave.   With that said.... this is still a good blade and look forward to experimenting with it.  Of course... I finished it off with a cold water rinse, ice cube rub, and Osage Rub.  Nice BBS shave.
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on August 03, 2012, 05:58:32 PM
Hey guys,

Well, had the best shave of my life today.  I finally found the perfect cutting angle for my blade and it's made all the difference.  I probably had 10-12 DE shaves before I found that sweet spot, and man, I understand what all the fuss is about now.  My head and face are the smoothest they ever have been with zero irritation and no nicks. 

On a side note, I received my shipment of 100 Astra SP blades for $12 ($10 + shipping)!  After Warhawk graciously sent me a sample of the Astra SPs and I used a few of them I decided that this would be a great value for me.  On top of being an excellent shave, think about the money you DE fencers would save!!  100 blades for $12 or 4 cartridges for close to $20.  No brainer.

Razor:  EJ de89
Blade:  Astra SP
Brush:  Vulfix 1016
Soap:  VDH soap and ToBS cream with added glycerin and Shave Secret
A/S:     Cold water and Osage Rub
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 03, 2012, 08:10:11 PM
While I was at Wally World yesterday i boght a 10 pack of Wilkinson Sword DE blades for $1.76 (US). A FREAKIN' DOLLAR AND SEVENTY SIX CENTS!!! Are you kidding me? Anyway... great shave from these blades!!! WHy would guys not try this way of shaving?

Inexpensive, relaxing and the best shaves they'll ever have!!! Quit watching the commercials Guys.... listen to your SLY brothers and try wet shaving!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 03, 2012, 08:57:28 PM
@BillonBass:  Congrats on finding your go to blade.  I am glad that you like the Atra SP blades & congrats  on pulling the trigger on a your 1st 100 pack purchase.

@MikeKoz13:  I am glad you are thoroughly enjoying safety world journey.

Both of you have really gotten into the traditional way of shaving and I hope you continue to enjoy your journey.  I know I am. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 04, 2012, 10:45:47 AM
I have read through this entire thread, and you guys are making me seriously consider shaving off the face fuzz for good!  I obviously have been mistreating my face and scalp.  Also, going bare face would probably make me want to shave more, as I get tired of trying to keep a correct line and shape to my beard, and I lose the joy of what should be an awesome ritual.

Warhawk, expect a PM from me, so I can get more details on where to purchase the right equipment and supplies.

Excellent thread, gentlemen!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on August 04, 2012, 11:26:26 AM
I have read through this entire thread, and you guys are making me seriously consider shaving off the face fuzz for good!  I obviously have been mistreating my face and scalp.  Also, going bare face would probably make me want to shave more, as I get tired of trying to keep a correct line and shape to my beard, and I lose the joy of what should be an awesome ritual.

Hi,

I'd say more guys than not in this thread have facial hair!  You don't have to get rid of the goat; I shave around mine and with a single razor edge it makes shaping it up even easier!   
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 04, 2012, 12:04:54 PM
I have read through this entire thread, and you guys are making me seriously consider shaving off the face fuzz for good!  I obviously have been mistreating my face and scalp.  Also, going bare face would probably make me want to shave more, as I get tired of trying to keep a correct line and shape to my beard, and I lose the joy of what should be an awesome ritual.

Hi,

I'd say more guys than not in this thread have facial hair!  You don't have to get rid of the goat; I shave around mine and with a single razor edge it makes shaping it up even easier!   



I agree. The DE makes trimming around the goatee pretty easy. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 04, 2012, 01:12:22 PM
@DCSlyOne:  I keep a well maintained goatee with a super slick dome.  Glad that you have some interest in the traditional way of shaving.  Once you have taken that plunge and be patient... you are gonna experience the very best smoooothest shaves of your life.  O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ProphetNoir on August 04, 2012, 01:44:08 PM
What a great thread!  Thanks for getting this one started Warhawk.

My SOTD consists of the same components except for which soap or cream I choose.

For today:
Razor: Edwin Jagger Bulbous Lined
Blade: NOS Gillette Platinum (Swedes)
Brush: Edwin Jagger Medium Silvertip
Soap:  NOS Penhaligon's English Fern
A/S:    Razorock Alum Block; Generic Witch Hazel; Nancy Boy Replenishing After Shave Balm

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 04, 2012, 01:52:10 PM
Hi ProphetNoir:  Thanks for sharing your SOTD.  May I ask you how you use an alum block?  I know I can google it but it is so much better hearing the info from a brother in sly.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ProphetNoir on August 04, 2012, 02:03:18 PM
Warhawk, I use an alum block at the end of my shave.
After rinsing all remaining lather from my face with cold water, I leave my face wet and wet the Block under the running, cold tap water.
I rub the block all over the shaved area.  It can sting a little, but that is also good way to judge your technique.
I take a few minutes to clean up my brush and the sink and my scuttle before rinsing away the alum residue with cold water and patting my face dry.
I follow that with witch hazel and let that air-dry before applying my after shave balm.

Now, can you help me to attach pictures to my posts?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 04, 2012, 02:07:40 PM
Hey ProphetNoir:  Thanks so much for the Alum Block info.  As far as posting pics the best way I post pics is thru "tapatalk".  It is kinda difficult posting pic without using the tapatalk app.  If anyone can chime in on posting please help ProphetNoir.  However...I find the tapatalk app the easiest in posting pics.


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 04, 2012, 04:05:53 PM
Thanks guys.  I realize you can keep a well trimmed, shaped and maintained beard/goat, but truthfully, I am tired of it.  It would be nice to not worry about how I am going to tackle the beard every morning.  Not that I want to rush a shave, but it would be nice to run the razor over the head and face without worrying about accidentally cutting into the whiskers, then having to reshape the whole thing to make it symmetrical.  Lazy, maybe.  Tired of it, most definitely.

Maybe later when I get tired of a plain face.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ProphetNoir on August 04, 2012, 04:39:29 PM
Hello DCSlyOne,

Have you considered shaving in the evening as an alternative?  Maybe not every evening, but often enough that you wouldn't have to feel so rushed as you do in the mornings?

By the way, DC is one of my favorite places.  I lived there for 30 years and I miss it every single day.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 04, 2012, 05:00:25 PM
Prophet, I sometimes shave at night on weekends, but that is mainly to go out afterward.  My hair grows fast, so if I shave at night, by the next morning, I have some stubble.  I'd like to greet the day with a smooth melon and mug.  If these DE shaves are as awesome as guys are talking about, then maybe I won't have to deal with morning stubble. 

BTW, read your post on another thread concerning the mixing of shaving cream and shaving soap, and the results you had.  Maybe that would help?

I have lived in DC for 17 years, and it is a great city.  If you are ever in town, let me know.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ProphetNoir on August 04, 2012, 05:49:17 PM
DCSly,

Mixing soap and cream with a brush - superlather - usually results in a slicker, more comfortable shave, but I doubt that it will slow the growth.  I suspected that a quick growing beard might defeat the time advantage gained from shaving at night.

As you already know, a proper DE shave requires a minimum of two passes and as many as four passes for the truly dedicated.  It's almost a lifestyle.  I get by with two passes most of the time and sometimes I just do a single pass if I don't plan on making any appearances, but still need to be shaved so my face doesn't start to itch.  

For special occasions I will do a three pass shave with the best of what I have regarding soaps and after shaves.  I take my time at every phase from the building of my lather to the alum block rubdown.  A three pass shave will usually last me for a good 18 hours before I start to feel enough stubble for another shave.

Obviously, you will decide about how best to handle your facial hair quandary.  As long as you enjoy the ritual, and it doesn't become a chore.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 05, 2012, 06:28:22 PM
Today's SOTD....

Head shave:  shower

Razor:  Weber ARC
Blade:  Gillette 7 o'clock blacks
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap
Brush:  Semogue 620

Nice, relaxing DE shave.  Enclosed  is a pic of my new $1.50 shaving bowl (Walmart).  It is actually a sturdy salsa bowl that I converted to a shaving bowl. 
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F46bfc8bf-0fa5-1a45.jpg&hash=90b0aaa2675ccf7a2a32f7809cf4bfac)
WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 06, 2012, 06:11:27 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : SABI Double Edge Safety razor
Blade : Astra Superior Platinum
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Brut “Spirit”

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge Safety razor
Blade : Supermax Titanium
Soap  : Supermax shaving cream
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Brut “Spirit”

Comments;

The Astra SP’s are the best blades for my head shave, by far.  The shave is the closest that I get from any other blade, including the Headblade, leaving my dome as smooth as glass.

If I could, I would buy myself an endless supply.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 06, 2012, 09:45:50 PM
Thanks to my good friend Warhawk, I am now officially on the DE Train!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 07, 2012, 12:33:42 AM
Hi there Sir Harry.

Welcome to the Double Edge club.  O:O

What DE do you have? I look forward to your "Shave of the Day" posts.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 07, 2012, 02:44:55 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Schick Ultra Plus
Soap  : “Perfect Shave” shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Brut “Spirit”

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge Safety razor
Blade : Supermax Titanium
Soap  : “Perfect Shave” shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Brut “Spirit”

Comments;

I still love the DE experience.  It just gets better…

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 07, 2012, 02:53:56 AM
Waine, I have the Lord6 razor with a pack of Atra and a pack of Derby.....I haven't shaved since Saturday morning (my last day off). My next day off is Thursday (I hope) so I will be shaving then and will be posting results and pictures...Stay tuned! Side note to Warhawk: Thanks again, brotha for starting this thread and encouraging a "blast from the past!"
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 07, 2012, 10:17:56 AM
Hi Harry:  No problem, I am just glad that U have decided in taking the plunge towards the traditional way of shaving.  There is nothing more relaxing and therapeutic of a safety razor shave.  Just ask me and the other sly safety razor brothers on the forum.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 07, 2012, 10:25:39 AM
My safety razor SOTD.

Face (sink)

Razor:  FaTip
Blade:  Gillette 7 o clock blacks
Soap:  C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream
Brush:  Semogue 620

Dome (shower)

Same as face.....finished it off with a cold water rinse,  ice cube rub, & Osage Rub.   Ahhhhhh life is good!!!
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on August 07, 2012, 10:45:13 AM
Hi Harry:  No problem, I am just glad that U have decided in taking the plunge towards the traditional way of shaving.  There is nothing more relaxing and therapeutic of a safety razor shave.  Just ask me and the other sly safety razor brothers on the forum.

WARHAWK

Yep, agreed! There's something very different and special about a DE shave. I love it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on August 07, 2012, 03:11:55 PM
How do you like the c.o. Bigelow cream, Warhawk?  It is basically proraso(my favorite!) I think.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 07, 2012, 04:56:17 PM
How do you like the c.o. Bigelow cream, Warhawk?  It is basically proraso(my favorite!) I think.
Since I have discovered Mike's Natural Soaps....I have been neglecting my other stuff.  That is how great it performs.   I decided to load up the C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream and it whipped up to a great lather.  I still like the Bigelow.  The positive side is that I  can purchase it locally at our local Bath & Body Works.  It was on sale for buy two and get one free. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 08, 2012, 12:53:18 AM
Head (at sink)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Schick Ultra Plus
Soap  : Reitzer - “Perfect Shave” shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Aqua Velva Cool Musk

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge Safety razor
Blade : Supermax Titanium
Soap  : Reitzer - “Perfect Shave” shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S     : Aqua Velva Cool Musk

Comments;

The “Perfect Shave” soap is a South African Product which I have grown to love. It is made from Tee tree oil and olive oil, producing an excellent lather. The Tabac shaving mug with shaving soap calls me every time I go to my favorite pharmacy.  Soon all resistance will crumble…
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 08, 2012, 09:12:52 AM
Tabac is a wonderful shaving soap Waine!  If you haven't already tried it,  when you do you will regret not doing so sooner!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 08, 2012, 06:10:50 PM
Got my packages today from West Coast Shaving and Mike's Natural Soaps.  Once I settle in from work, I'll read up on how to load the Futur, and explore the soaps.

Thanks to Warhawk and ProphetNoir for their advice and guidance.  Much appreciate guys!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 09, 2012, 07:47:59 AM
Hello there BlueBriz.

I have read so much about Tabac on the other (B&B) site and seen it call me from the shelf for so long...  Now that you have told me that it is good stuff, I am certainly buying the mug and puck...,(month end) I will let you know how it goes right here.

DC Sly, that is an awesome spread to start out with, nice pic, thanks for posting... I look forward to your "shaves of the day!"

Here is mine today:

Head (at sink)

Razor : SABI DE
Blade : Astra Superior Platinum
Soap  : “Prep Cream’ followed by Reitzer’s “Perfect Shave” soap. 
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Aqua Velva Cool musk

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge Safety razor
Blade : "Lion" Super Stainless
Soap  : “Perfect Shave” soap. 
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Aqua Velva Cool musk

Comments;

This afternoons’ shave again proved that Astra SP’s are as the best blades for my head shave.  “What a shave?”  There is no Head (or face) shave like a DE shave.  Took my time... it’s a beautiful, sunny public holiday, why not? I cannot stop feeling my dome now.

If you are a “DE Head shaver fence sitter” I suggest you try it someday...It is arguably the closest, most classic shave you can get!



Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 09, 2012, 04:43:48 PM
Got my packages today from West Coast Shaving and Mike's Natural Soaps.  Once I settle in from work, I'll read up on how to load the Futur, and explore the soaps.

Thanks to Warhawk and ProphetNoir for their advice and guidance.  Much appreciate guys!

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Congrats on purchasing your 1st DE shave kit.  U got an awesome kit that any newbie or veteran would be proud of.  The Merkur Futur is a very aggressive razor.  Keep it set at a low setting like a #1 or #2.  The Futur razor has some serious bite so be careful.  Prep your face well and take your time.  Keep us posted on your DE shaves.  Enclosed is a youtube video of geofatboy who has a video on the Futur.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxeifm7ReKg

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 09, 2012, 06:01:59 PM
Nice setup! I have a futur and second what warhawk said. Keep it at a 1or 2 for a few weeks while you get used to it. It's a good razor!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 09, 2012, 07:37:40 PM
Thanks guys.  I probably did bite off more than I can chew, but with your input, I am sure I'll navigate it pretty well.

Warhawk, thanks for the link.  Geofatboy's vids are very good!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 10, 2012, 06:35:22 AM
Here's mine for today...

Head (in shower)

Razor : Schick Hydro 5
Soap  : A few drops of Shave Secret followed by Head Slick 
"A/S"  : Cold! water rinse followed by T.D.s Witch Hazel

Face (at sink)

Razor : Merkur Futur (@ #6 WTG; #6 XTG & ATG)
Blade : Wilkinson Sword (Walmart blade) - they are cheap but the best for my face (most consistent)
Soap  : Proraso Sensitive Skin with a few drops of Shave Secret whipped in
Brush : Cheap-o boar hair brush
A / S   : Proraso Pre/Post Shave Cream
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 12, 2012, 01:47:01 AM
Yesterdays shave. (Afternoon 12:00)

Head (at sink)

Blade : Astra Superior Platinum
Soap  : Tabac 
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Witch Hazel followed by Aqua Velva blue

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge Safety razor
Blade : "Lion" Super Stainless
Soap  : Tabac
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Anique cream

Comments;

I finally bought the Tabac shaving soap in the neat white porcelain mug after reading so many positive reviews.  It is certainly a good product, giving me a brilliant lather and an age old scent.  The Lion Super Stainless blade seems to work very well in the Gilette SS FT despite my perception that this is an “inferior” blade.

I finally tried Witch Hazel, after reading so much about it by Warhawk.  My dome felt so good and refreshing after applying this astringent juice,  followed by the after shave.

Remarkably, my head feels only mildly sandpapery, after 20 hours!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bobster on August 12, 2012, 04:21:00 AM
Well guys i just received my new jagger de89l razor yesterday and had my first shave with it this morning with TOBS sandle wood shaving cream done both my head and face. WOW is all i can say im converted already!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ProphetNoir on August 12, 2012, 05:32:47 AM
Got my packages today from West Coast Shaving and Mike's Natural Soaps.  Once I settle in from work, I'll read up on how to load the Futur, and explore the soaps.

Thanks to Warhawk and ProphetNoir for their advice and guidance.  Much appreciate guys!

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Congratulations Darrell!

Something told me to check in with you this morning so I logged in to see if you were 'still on the path'. 
I can see that you have made some excellent selections.  Castle Forbes is my absolute favorite product.  There was a learning curve for me when I first tried it, but once I got it figured out my shaves were consistently excellent. 
PM me if you run into any challenges with it and I will try to steer you towards perfection.

Otherwise, you are in for a real treat.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 12, 2012, 10:32:28 AM
Evening shave 17:00

Head (at sink)

Blade : HeadBlade (Blade; Schick Ultra plus)
Soap  : Nuage Shave oil then Tabac shaving soap   
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Witch Hazel followed by Old Spice Classic

Face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette SS Flare Tip Double Edge Safety razor
Blade : "Lion" Super Stainless
Soap  : Tabac
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    :  Witch Hazel followed by Old Spice Classic

Comments;

Got an exceptionally close shave this evening, in fact just as close as yesterday’s awesomely close shave with the DE. As much as I am a DE fan now, the HB still rocks, big time.  I think it was the Shaving oil that I used, and the fact that I can drive my little yellow car like a pro now.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 12, 2012, 08:29:44 PM
Prophet, I will definitely let you know.

I have yet to try even a basic shave with the Futur, as I have been very busy the last few days.  I want to take sufficient time during an evening to try it out.  Unfortunately, this week doesn't look too much better.  This coming weekend might be the best opportunity.  Whenever it happens, I will post up my experience.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ProphetNoir on August 12, 2012, 09:31:48 PM
The only things that change for me are the cream or soap and the subsequent ASB. 
But those small changes do make a difference.

For today:

Face
Razor: Edwin Jagger Bulbous Lined/Bic Metal Guard Disposable (for the fine work around my mustache and goatee)
Blade: NOS Gillette Platinum (Swedes)
Brush: Edwin Jagger Medium Silvertip
Soap:  Nancy Boy Signature Scent Shave Cream
A/S:    Razorock Alum Block; Generic Witch Hazel; Nancy Boy Replenishing After Shave Balm

Head
Razor: Bump Fighter Cartridge Handle
Blade: Bump Fighter Single Edge Cartridge
Brush: Edwin Jagger Medium Silvertip
Soap:  Nancy Boy Signature Scent Shave Cream
A/S:    Razorock Alum Block; Generic Witch Hazel; Nancy Boy Signature Scent After Shave Balm
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 13, 2012, 11:23:01 AM

Soap  : Tabac

I finally tried Witch Hazel, after reading so much about it by Warhawk. 

Waine:  I'm glad that U are enjoying the witch hazel.  Did U keep it in the fridge?  There is nothing like "cold" witch hazel or Osage Rub. O0
Sounds like Tabac is an excellent product.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 13, 2012, 11:26:08 AM
Well guys i just received my new jagger de89l razor yesterday and had my first shave with it this morning with TOBS sandle wood shaving cream done both my head and face. WOW is all i can say im converted already!
Bob:  Glad that U have taken the DE plunge.  All I gotta say is that there is nothing like the process of a safety razor shave.  Matter of fact... I cannot wait to shave later this evening. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 13, 2012, 09:12:54 PM
My Safety Razor SOTD:

Head (at sink)
Razor: Lord 6 DE
Blade: Wilkinson
Brush: Bump Patrol Brush
Soap: Shea Butter Shaving soap mixed with Bald Guyz and Shave Secret
One pass WTG, One Pass ATG
Ice Cube
Witch Hazel
Osage Rub
Bump Patrol

Face (at other sink, Master bathroom has two sinks)
Same as above, except No Bald Guyz Gel and used Bic disposable to edge moustache/Beard Jawline.

First shave with DE was not too bad....As a straight razor user, there wasn't too much adjustment. Thoughts?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2012, 07:37:29 AM
My Safety Razor SOTD:
First shave with DE was not too bad....As a straight razor user, there wasn't too much adjustment. Thoughts?
Hi Harry:  Congrats on taking the DE plunge.  It sounds like U had an okay time.  I would give it atleast a 30 day rule on DE shaves.  The angles can be tricky.  The Lord Premium (L6) is a great razor.  It is not expensive but 85% of the reviews are very positive.  I hope you can continue your DE shaves even though U had an "okay" 1st time. 

So... what our your thoughts?  U think that U will still continue with DE shaving?  Are ya gonna try the Astra SP blades?  Keep us posted on your DE journey.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 14, 2012, 07:46:50 AM
Warhawk, actually, I used an Astra blade on Wednesday when I was shaping up my beard....but I thought it didn't count unless you shave both face and head.....My next shave will be with the Derby blade. I thought that DE razors were supposed to be sharper than today's traditional handheld razors; I didn't feel hardly any difference...They do cut pretty well though, the only downside is disassembling the razor to clean out the clogged up hair....Good, rewarding experience though.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2012, 07:49:47 AM
My relaxing evening shave for last night:

Face:  sink

Razor:  FaTip
Blade:  Shark Super Chrome
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lime)
 
Dome:  shower

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade, Brush, Soap:  same as above

This is my 1st time using the Lime scent from Mike's Natural Soaps.  As most of you know,  Mike's Natural Soaps is my favorite.  The Lime is a great scent.  It smells invigorating and not too powerful.  The Shark SC blades are made in Egypt.  I had a little "tugging" on my dome shave but overall I had a BBS face/dome shave.  These blades are also forgiving.  I recommend these blades besides it also has a cool name.  It's kinda cool saying that U shaved with a Shark. O:O

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2012, 08:01:13 AM
Wow.... U thought the DE blades were not as sharp as today's razor blades cartridges? ???  Well... all I gotta say is that YMMV.  I have been shaving with the DE blades since April of 2012 and I find that the DE blades are sharper, better, and definitely less expensive compared to today's cartridge razors such as the Fusion, Mach 3.  They are sharp and I get the best shaves and there is NOOOOOOO comparison however again that is my review and that is what works for me.

I hope that the DE experiment will go better for you and that you will give the DE blades a fair try.  Keep us posted on your DE journey.  Good luck and I hope that U can get better results.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 14, 2012, 08:16:22 AM
Oh, I enjoyed the DE shave....I guess I was reading too much into the other guys' horror stories....I guess as a veteran head shaver who has used straight edge razors that may be more dangerous, my adjustment to the DE was easy....I will say that replacement blades are sure as hell cheap, a big plus for me....I think I will enjoy doing the "Paw Paw Shave" for a while!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2012, 09:18:26 PM
I had a nice relaxing evening shave with a Shark.8)

Face and Dome

Razor:  Weber ARC
Blade:  Shark SC
Soap:  Mikes's Natural Soaps (Lime)
Brush: Semogue 620

I am really liking the Shark blades.  Is it better than my favorite (Astra SP)?  No, but it is a great blade that gives a BBS shave.

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WARHaWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 15, 2012, 04:51:17 AM
Head (in the shower)

Razor : HeadBlade
Blade : Wilkinson Sword (Astra two-blade generic)
Soap  : HeadSlick applied with brush
A/S    : Witch Hazel

Face (at sink)

Razor : Murkur (on setting #2)
Blade : Astra Superior Premium Platinum
Soap  : C. O. Bigelow Premium Shaving Cream
Brush : Drug store cheap-o brush
A/S     : Gillette AS Lotion (Sensitive Skin)

Comments:

The head shave was routine. The face shave left me with a few weepers but nothing too bad. For some reason the Astra blades tend to be unforgiving on my face. This is why I dialed back the Murkur to a 2 to hopefully offset the aggressiveness of the Astra blade. It didn't help. The C. O. Bigelow soap has a bit of a medicinal smell to it but it is growing on me and it makes a nice lather.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 18, 2012, 03:07:12 PM
S.R.S.O.T.D. for 08/18/12

Head (at Sink)

Razor: Lord 6
Blade: Derby
Soap: Shave Secret mixed with Bald Guyz Gel and Bump Patrol
Brush: VTD
Note: Washed scalp with St. Ives BEFORE shaving
Time of shave: 12 minutes (once ATG, once WTG)
Wash: Noxzema
Aftershaves: Bump Patrol/Osage Rub


Face (at sink)
Same as above EXCEPT:

1. Shaped up Beard with Andis Clippers
2. Scissored loose beard hairs with Goody Grooming Scissors
3. Did not wash face with Noxzema post shave (used dollop of St. Ives)
4. Trimmed moustache with Andis

Any thoughts, positive or adverse, are welcome.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 18, 2012, 07:41:10 PM
I will have to jump in on this one soon. However I really like Taylor of Old Bond Street cream in a tub. My 3 favorite scents are Avocado, Lavender, and Sandalwood. I really like the lavender and sandalwood after-shave balm from Art of Shaving.

I have a Merkur DE and switch between feather and derby blades. I have a good badger brush but honestly don't recall the brand.

I just recently picked up an old milk glass style shaving mug from a flea market for $5. I like it.

I enjoy my DE face shave at the sink every other day.

I've yet to shave the dome with the DE. For now I keep that simple in the shower using the CVS brand of the Magnum blades, Aveeno shave gel and no after shave or lotion unless just really dry. My skin is oily and adding lotions or after shaves only speeds up the oiliness and also breaks out my skin.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 18, 2012, 07:52:53 PM
War hawk....post a pic of your entire DE collection. Looks like you use lots of different blades, soaps and brushes. I'd love to see the setup.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 18, 2012, 08:42:35 PM
Tonight I shaved with a Feather blade for the frst time. OUTSTANDING! A very sharp blade that gave me an outstanding shave. Definetly my new favorite blade.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on August 18, 2012, 09:53:40 PM
I agree it's a quality blade. Sharpest in its field.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 19, 2012, 12:00:40 PM
Finally, I had time today to do The Shave. (8-19-2012)

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First, don't judge me on the state of the bathroom tile. 

Second, as this was my first DE shave ever, I think it came out very well.  Somewhere between BBS and DFS.  As I am tired of the beard, I shaved it all off.  I had about  4 days growth on the face and on the scalp.  The Merkur Futur is an excellent razor, and the Astra is an excellent blade.  Thanks to Warhawk for the suggestions.

I did a super lather (with help from Badger and Blade's interactive tutorial) with the soaps, and it turned out much better than expected, especially since this is my first time.

Razor: Merkur Futur and Gillette Fusion

Face (at sink)

Razor: Merkur Futur (on setting 1)
Blade: Astra
Soap: super lather with the RazoRock and Castle Forbes (sandalwood and cedarwood)
Shave: 4 pass shave WTG, ATG, XTG
Washed with warm water
Aftershave: Jack Blacks Post Shave Cooling Gel

Head (at sink)

Razor: Gillette Fusion
Soap: the same super lather as the face
Shave: ATG and WTG

I do have one question regarding the DE shave.  How do you guys shave your Adam's apple, and directly under your nose?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 19, 2012, 04:41:53 PM
I shave my Adam's apple downward away from the beard. As for the moustache area, I just trim and edge with my Andis clippers similar to the way I shape the outline of the beard...If there is too much for me to handle, the barber in training at the barber college 20 minutes away gives me a nice beard trim and shave for $5 (plus tip).
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on August 19, 2012, 11:23:55 PM
I shave directly under my nose by pushing my nose up (like making a pig nose) and I shave my Adam's apple, well... very carefully, haha.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 20, 2012, 06:30:26 AM
I shave my Adam's apple upward very gently! 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 20, 2012, 01:27:32 PM
@MikeKoz13:  Mike... Glad that U had some smooth results on the Feather blade.  I have tried out numerous DE blades and I have not (yet) tried the 3 or 4 Feather blades that are just waiting for my testings.

@DCSlyOne:  Darrell... I shave my Adam's apply cautiously from south to north.

WARHAWK O0

Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 20, 2012, 01:39:50 PM
Today is a special SOTD.  It is my birthday.8)

Face (sink)

Razor:  FaTip with Bob's Razor Works (BRW) Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle
Blade:  Astra SP
Brush: Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lime)

Dome (shower)

Razor:  Weber DLC
 
Same blade, brush, soap.

My birthday shave was very relaxing and BBS.  I still experiment with many DE blades and the Astra SP blades are still my favorite. 
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FaTip (on left) and Weber DLC (on right)


WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on August 20, 2012, 02:30:36 PM
Warhawk, this thread has made me rack my brain trying to find my old Gillette DE, to experiment with. And also I'm asking myself if I got the, "cajones" to shave my head with a DE. Hummmm?
 ::)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 20, 2012, 02:34:05 PM
Warhawk,

Happy Birthday!!!!!!  Glad you had a good shave to celebrate. 

K
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 20, 2012, 02:57:02 PM
@Slynito:  Wow... let me know when U find your vintage Gillette DE.  Post a pic when U find it so I can identify it.  I am loving my new hobby and would love to give my 2 cents.

@npsbg:  Thanks my friend.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on August 20, 2012, 07:48:18 PM
I'll sure post a photo if/when I find it. It's a Gillette with the micrometer knob that adjusts the angle...It was issued when I was in the service in the sixties. Years later I was enlightened about the Schick Injector a more civilized shave...do you have one in your collection?

 O:O
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 21, 2012, 05:24:21 AM
I shaved late last night (10 PM EST).... just before bed. What a relaxing way to end a LOOOOONG day.

Head (in the shower):

Razor: HeadBlade
Shave Soap : HeadSlick
Brush : Wally World Special

Face (at the sink):

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade:  Feather
Shave soap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Vulfix 1001
After Shave: Brut After Shave Balm

Outstanding shave. I love the Feather blade! I got the closest shave I've had yet with the DE. Still VERY smooth this AM!



Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 21, 2012, 11:22:15 AM
I had a doctor's appointment this morning, so I had some extra time at home and used the DE on my head as well:

Face (at the sink)

Pre-shave oil:  Art of Shaving (unscented)
Cream: HeadSlick
Razor: Merkur
Blade: Astra (Thanks, Warhawk!)
After-Shave: Nivea Sensitive After-shave balm

Head (in the shower)
Wash: Pear's transparent, non-comedigenic soap
Pre-shave oil:  Art of Shaving (unscented)
Cream: HeadSlick
Razor: Merkur
Blade: Astra
Rinse:Cold water
After-Shave: Nivea Sensitive After-shave balm

I'm lovin the smooth results!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 21, 2012, 06:52:54 PM
I'll sure post a photo if/when I find it. It's a Gillette with the micrometer knob that adjusts the angle...It was issued when I was in the service in the sixties. Years later I was enlightened about the Schick Injector a more civilized shave...do you have one in your collection?

 O:O
It sounds like U got a Gillette Slim Adjustable.  They come in a nickel-plated and black plated handles.  The black handled ones are affectionally called "black beauty".  Also... U might have the Fatboy but I doubt it because the Gillette Fatboys were only made in four years and it is also a more expensive adjustable razor.

Also... I do have the Schick Injector that I purchased for 99 cents on Ebay in good condition.  Again... I hope that U can find it and post up.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 21, 2012, 06:56:32 PM
@Mike:  Glad that you found your go to blade.  Believe it or not.... as many DE blades that I have experimented I still haven't tried the Feathers yet.  I might have to try it out soon and let ya know how it went.

@npsbg:  Glad that you are liking the Astra SP.  That is my go to blade.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 21, 2012, 07:42:43 PM
@mel You still haven't used a Feather blade?  How is that possible? ;0)

Have you still not tried the wonderous glory of one of your SEs or that new injector yet either?  The SEs and injectors are amazing razors!  I've been using my injector on my travels and used an SE a couple of nights ago.  Think I need to relearn using it because despite the close shave I got more weepers than in the previous 6 months' shaves combined!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 21, 2012, 08:03:25 PM
@mel You still haven't used a Feather blade?  How is that possible? ;0)

Have you still not tried the wonderous glory of one of your SEs or that new injector yet either?  The SEs and injectors are amazing razors!  I've been using my injector on my travels and used an SE a couple of nights ago.  Think I need to relearn using it because despite the close shave I got more weepers than in the previous 6 months' shaves combined!
;D ;D ;D I know.  I cannot believe it myself.  Well... I will soon use it.  BTW... we went out of town to visit my mother-in-law a couple of weeks ago and I purposely brought my Schick Injector razor and guess what???   I had a DFS on face and dome.  It was a fun razor to use especially for traveling because I didn't want to occupy a lot of time in the bathroom. 

One reason why I haven't tried the Feather is because I really want to "postpone" my meeting with the notorious Feather blade.  However.... I think I will try it out this week.  I know it's reputation of being the sharpest DE blade in the DE world.  Wish me luck and if you have any suggestions or tips on the Feather blade let me know.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 22, 2012, 01:46:36 AM
It's just another blade Mel, nothing to worry about!  Treat it with the same respect you treat the Astras etc and you'll be fine!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 22, 2012, 06:49:01 PM
After experimenting with many DE blades... I finally tried out the notorious Feather blade.  The Feather blade is made in Japan and it has the reputation of being the sharpest blade in the DE world.   I had a BBS shave (face/dome).  This is indeed one sharp blade.  I am very impressed with the Feather.
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 22, 2012, 08:16:17 PM
I like the feather blades.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 22, 2012, 08:20:23 PM
Warhawk,

Were the Feather blades a birthday gift? 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 22, 2012, 08:26:03 PM
I feel like I haven't shared my shaves much here of late, but I've been travelling and not using the best quality products!  Anyway, I'm home again now, so....

Razor: GEM Single edge razor (not sure of the model)
Blade: GEM
Soap: Tabac with boar brush
Shave: 1 pass touch up to get through today after an overnight bus journey with no sleep that wiped me out;  warm rinse, cold rinse, ice cube rub, pat dry, witch hazel.
Aftershave: Osage and 444 balm.

A very pleasurable shave, the SEs are just fantastic to use.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 22, 2012, 09:01:42 PM
Warhawk,

Were the Feather blades a birthday gift? 
No... I have  a few Feather blades since April of this year from a sampler pack.  I just promised myself that before I used the Feather that I wanted to have good technique and some experience before I tried it out. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 22, 2012, 09:39:43 PM
I let the beard and dome grow out since this past Sunday.  I thought I'd try a different soap to see out the shave felt, and how the fragrance would work with my body chemistry.

I used the same set up as previously posted, and used Mike's Natural Soap - Orange, Cedarwood and Black Pepper.  What a difference!

Face (at sink)
Razor: Merkur Future (setting #1)
Blade: Astra
Soap: Mikes Orange, Cedarwood and Black Pepper
Shave: 4 pass shave WTG, ATG, and XTG
Aftershave: Jack Black's Post Shave Cooling Gel

Amazing shave!  This definitely was BBS.  Now I know what heaven feels like.  The only thing I did different from the last time was to change soaps.  When I ordered soap through Mike's, they sent a sample of the Orange with my order.  I am glad they did.  The Orange will now be a staple in my shave cabinet.  No razor burn issues this time around, and definitely helped in providing a BBS shave.
 
Dome (at sink)
Razors: Gillette Fusion and Bismark straight razor
Soap: Mikes Orange, Cedarwood and Black Pepper
Shave: 2 pass shave WTG and ATG
No aftercare/shave

Again, the Orange was fantastic on the dome, with another BBS shave.  This soap works well with DE and Fusion  Thanks to Warhawk for turning me on to this!

Used the straight razor to mow down the stubble in the crevice of the hotdog roll in the back of my dome.

With the advice from earlier, I am now able to navigate my Adam's apple much better, with minimal nicks.  Overall, I did not have as many nicks as I did the first time around.  

I am very pleased with how this is progressing.  I am getting more confident in my abilities to handle a DE.  I will continue to use different soaps, so I can narrow it down to a few good ones, then move forward from there.  Especially with moving up to higher settings on the Futur.

Smooooov!

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 22, 2012, 09:46:10 PM
@DCSlyOne:  Darrell... that is good news my friend.  Keep it up. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 23, 2012, 05:09:59 AM
I'm working at home today so I shaved this AM. Today was the first day I gave my head a good shave with the DE.

I shaved both my face and head at the sink after my shower. I loaded a brand new Derby Extra blade into the Edwin Jagger and went at it.

I used the Derby Extra blade with my DE89L razor. RazoRock XXX shave soap and I finished with Nivea Extreme After Shave Balm on my head and face. The Nivea has almost no scent so I then used Gabel's Vegetal for my after shave.

About the shave.... EXCELLENT! I like the Derby Extra blade. I will say that shaving my head took time and patience because I am right handed with virtually no skills left handed. Total shave time for head and face... about 25 minutes. I'm hoping to "shave" abut 5 minutes off of that as I get more skilled at shaveing the head.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 23, 2012, 06:27:24 AM
I changed my routine this morning and used my DE on face and head while standing at the sink.  I usually shave my head in the shower, but since I wanted to take extra time with the DE, I thought I do it at the sink and not waste as much water.

So my routine was 1) washdown with Pear's Transparent Soap, 2) apply Art of Shaving pre-shave oil, 3) lather up with HeadSlick, 4) shave with Merkur DE with Astra blade, 5) warm rinse, 6) cold rinse, and 7) apply Nivea Sensitive after shave balm.  I took my time and the whole shave ran about 20 minutes.  Since the head of the DE is fixed, it takes a little bit of contortionism to get the razor at the correct angle on every part of the dome.

The result: an excellent, smooth shave!  I'm amazed that the single blade of the DE shaves as close as the five blades of the Fusion.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on August 23, 2012, 06:34:56 AM
Congrats, Mike - I too love the Derby Extra blades.  Combined with an EJ razor, it is smooth and unaggressive (a very good thing for my scalp).  For my face, I tend to use the same blades but with my Merkur, which is a slightly more aggressive razor.  

P.S.  I find it takes me about 10 minutes to do a good job with a DE on the head and face when standing at the sink.  It takes me 8-10 minutes to do the head only when in the shower (with a Mach3). 

With a DE you don't need to rinse as often as one of the multi-blade razors, because it doesn't get clogged up! 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 23, 2012, 07:06:09 AM
Today SOTD...

Head - Today I decided to take the Merkur to the dome. While I've done it in the past with some not too pleasent results, I put those thoughts out of my head and decicded to give it a go again. I dialed down the setting from my previous attempts. The results were a smooth, close shave. I did have one or two small nicks/weepers but they were easily dealt with after my shave. Total shave time ~20 mins.

Head (at sink)
Razor: Merkur Future (setting #2)
Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Soap:  Proraso Sensitive Skin (with a few drops of Shave Secret applied directly to the dome)
Shave: Mostly ATG but a few whichever direction necessary passes to get the missed spots.
Aftershave: Witch Hazel

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(Obligatory shaving setup photo ala Warhawk style ;) )

Face - none today. I'm letting a nasty cut from yesterday have a break from the razor.  :*))
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on August 23, 2012, 08:05:51 AM
Has anyone tried having the setting of the merkur on 6? I can't see many people using that setting tbh, unless they want just a skull.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on August 23, 2012, 08:13:24 AM
I've looked everywhere and asked family but just can't find my old DE razors. I guess I'll have to send off and buy a new Merkur or a Mick Jagger. Any recommendations?

Here's a tip that I've used for years...when I pack light for a short trip instead of taking my shave soap 'n' mug, I just throw in my shave brush. I can always whip up some lather with bath soap.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 23, 2012, 08:17:13 AM
Has anyone tried having the setting of the merkur on 6? ...

I have. I've done it a few times when I've had a few days of growth. However, I only did it for the first pass. After that I set it to a 2 or 3 and completed the rest of my shave as usual.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 23, 2012, 09:35:29 AM
I've looked everywhere and asked family but just can't find my old DE razors. I guess I'll have to send off and buy a new Merkur or a Mick Jagger. Any recommendations?

I only have experience with the Merku Futur. I like it because it has six settings to adjust the aggressiveness. It is on the heavier side of the scale and does cost more than other razors. I only purchased it because I had some birthday money to spend.

I do know of others that have bought the Edwin Jager and love it. I Warhawk and MikeKoz13 have different razors than I do so maybe he'll chime in on this one.   
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 23, 2012, 11:33:22 AM
I have the Edwin Jagger (Mick's brother) DE89L. It was about $36 at LeesRazors.com

It's a beautiful razor, top quality and I love it. I am curious about other DE razors though... I actually have that Merkur Futur in my sights.

Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 23, 2012, 04:29:16 PM
Hi Doug:  Nice pic of your SOTD.  :D   

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 24, 2012, 06:47:34 AM
Used the DE at the sink on both my face and head today:

Wash: Pear's Transparent soap
Exfoliate: HeadShed
Pre-shave oil: Art of Shaving unscented
Cream: Art of Shaving unscented
Razor / Blade:  Merkur with an Astra blade
Rinse: Warm / cold water
After-shave: Art of Shaving balm unscented
Result: BBS head and face

I had a sample package called "The Perfect Shave" from The Art of Shaving.  The shaving cream gives a nice lather and smooth shave, but clogs the razor, so rinsing it takes a lot longer.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 24, 2012, 07:35:02 AM
Has anyone tried having the setting of the merkur on 6? I can't see many people using that setting tbh, unless they want just a skull.

I accidentally tried the Futur on setting #6 today. I was shaving at setting #2 but I noticed that it was getting clogged. So, I opened it up to setting #6 to hopefully let more water in it to clean it out. I unknowingly forgot to set it back to setting #2 and continued to shave. Once I realized it was on setting #6 I figure I would finish out the shave on that setting  - Bad idea! I got a few more nicks than I suspect I would have had I kept it on setting #2. For where I am in my DE headshaving adventures setting #6 setting isn't for me.



On to today's SOTD  stats...
Head (at sink)
Razor: Merkur Future (setting #2/#6)
Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Brush: Walmart cheap-o brush (boar hair)
Soap: HeadSlick with a few drops of Shave Secret whipped in to the lather
Shave: Mostly ATG
Aftershave: Witch Hazel

No face shave today.

I don't know that the HeadSlick is the best soap for me to use with a DE. I fell a bit of irritation/razor burn on my head. Though, some of that could have been from accidentally leaving the Merkur Futur on #6 for a bit (as mentioned above).
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 24, 2012, 12:52:00 PM
Has anyone tried having the setting of the merkur on 6? I can't see many people using that setting tbh, unless they want just a skull.

I accidentally tried the Futur on setting #6 today. I was shaving at setting #2 but I noticed that it was getting clogged. So, I opened it up to setting #6 to hopefully let more water in it to clean it out. I unknowingly forgot to set it back to setting #2 and continued to shave. Once I realized it was on setting #6 I figure I would finish out the shave on that setting  - Bad idea! I got a few more nicks than I suspect I would have had I kept it on setting #2. For where I am in my DE headshaving adventures setting #6 setting isn't for me.

Doug, while I understand that your adventure with the '6' setting was not the best, it did remind me to wait awhile before going up a notch or two on my Future.  You experience is very valuable to all!  Thanks for posting it up!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 24, 2012, 01:02:26 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, the #6 setting isn't for the faint of heart or for those who faint at the sight of blood!  :*)) I'd recommend sticking with a #1 or #2 setting for a while to get comfortable with the weight of razor and to hone your technique with it.

How have your shaves been with it so far?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 24, 2012, 01:20:07 PM
Doug,

Sorry to hear that you had a bloodletting today! 

K
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 24, 2012, 01:38:14 PM
Thanks. It wasn't too awful but still a pain to deal with afterwards.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 24, 2012, 04:09:13 PM
@ Doug - My shaves?  So far they have been good.  I've had the Futur set on 1, just to get the technique down, and to get used to the weight of the razor.  The first was DFS level, and the second shave was BBS level.  The only difference between the two shaves was the soap used.  Once I feel comfortable with the technique, I'll move up to a 2.  Also, it will be awhile before I use the DE on my dome.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 24, 2012, 07:08:45 PM
Sounds like you're making progress! Keep at it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 24, 2012, 07:16:39 PM
What are these settings you talk about?  My Merkur doesn't adjust.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 24, 2012, 07:19:54 PM
What are these settings you talk about?  My Merkur doesn't adjust.

I think only the Merkur Futur has settings to adjust the blade angle.  My Merkur has a fixed blade as well.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 24, 2012, 07:21:30 PM
The Merkur Futur has six settings to adjust the reveal of the blade/aggressiveness. The larger the setting number the more aggressive the blade is. One equals a nice shave. Six is equal to a potato peeler. :D
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 24, 2012, 07:43:48 PM
I see
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 25, 2012, 08:11:03 AM
From this morning.

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Face (at sink)
Razor: Merkur Futur (setting 1)
Blade: Astra Platinum
Soap: Mike's Natural Soap - Hungarian Lavender
Aftercare: Jack Black's Post Shave Cooling Gel

Dome (at sink)
Razor: Gillette Fusion
Soap: Mike's Natural Soap - Hungarian Lavender
.
Another BBS shave today, however, there were a few more nicks than the last time I shaved.  There may be two reasons. One, the blade may be getting dull, and two, I don't think I created a good enough lather.  But if that is the case, then why is my face BBS?  Instead of creating the lather in a bowl, I lathered up directly from the bar of soap.  I may have not done that correctly. 

Should I cut a sliver of the soap from the bar, and use the sliver in the bowl to create the lather?

Anyway, I still have some kinks to work out in my shave routine and technique.  But I am still very happy with the progression
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 25, 2012, 08:21:48 AM
This morning I decided to shave in the shower after a workout at the Y.  I think my technique got a bit sloppy because I got a few more nicks, including a big one right on the crown.  :'(

The routine was:
Wash: Dove Men+care
Lather: HeadSlick
Razor: Merkur with Astra blade
Cold water rinse
After-shave: Nivea Senstive balm

The result on my face and dome is BBS, but the nicks are sorry looking!

DCSlyOne: sorry I can't advise on the lathering.  I've just ordered a shaving brush, so I have a lot to learn myself.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 25, 2012, 11:04:40 AM
DCSlyOne, I make my lather by wetting my brush and then swirling it around in the soap container to load it. Then I shift to my shaving bowl and whip it, whip it good!  :D If I am using a cream that comes from a tube (like C. E. Bigelow) I just squeeze some directly into my shaving bowl and whip. Finally, sometime I have taken a small chunk of shaving soap and press it into my bowl and whip it. I pressed it into the bowl to hopefully keep it in one spot while I make the lather. If, after shaving, I still have some of the chunk of soap left, I just leave it in the bowl for the next day.

Good job on the BBS shave. I don't shoot for BBS but if I end it with it after shaving I'm happy. My shaves are usually DFS.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 25, 2012, 11:49:07 AM
Doug...what shave soap do you prefer?  How do you store the soap when done?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 25, 2012, 12:24:06 PM
Thanks guys.  With a bar, I guess I'll have to buy a bowl to hold the soap, then use that to create the lather in another bowl.  LOL
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 25, 2012, 12:32:17 PM
Doug...what shave soap do you prefer?  How do you store the soap when done?
I usually use Proraso Ultra Sensitive which comes in its own tub so storage isn't an issue
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 25, 2012, 12:35:09 PM
I consider that cream. Do you ever use a bar or puck shave soap?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 25, 2012, 12:43:08 PM
I consider that cream. Do you ever use a bar or puck shave soap?

Yes. I have a generic shaving soap from Wally World. I bought a coffee mug just to put it I for shaving. I'll wet my brush a swirl it around in the mug/soap to load the brush, then I switch to the bowl to make lather. I just store it Out in the open when I'm not using it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 25, 2012, 07:16:32 PM
@1:30 p.m.
Dome (at sink)
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Astra
Soap: Proraso Ultra Sensitive
Results: Very Smooth but a small nick or two

@5:00 p.m.
Face (at sink)
Razor: Merkur Futur (setting 6 for the first pass to knock down the few days of growth I've accumulated; setting 2 for the other two passes
Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Soap: C. O. Bigelow (in a tube)
Aftershave: Gillette A/S Lotion

The head shave was wasn't too bad but I will take tomorrow off since I shaved so late in the day. This will also allow some nicks a little extra time to heal.

The face shave was great. I did use a little too much soap and the lather was foamyer than a rabid dog, but I don't care becaus the shave was BBS! Also, from wetting my face initially to applying after shave only took 15 minutes which for me is pretty darn good. I was under a bit of a time crunch so I was trying to be fast but careful.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 25, 2012, 08:01:15 PM
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Pre shave - Vitos
Face shave - lime green Feather Artist Club SS, Kai mild blade, omega brush, Palmolive shave cream.
Head - as face for all except razor was Kai disposable single edge razor, 348 yen for 10.

Relaxing Sunday morning! Love it, Live it!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 25, 2012, 08:04:25 PM
Almost forgot - 444 after shave gel and Lucido after shave lotion for dessert! :0)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 26, 2012, 04:54:35 AM
Doug...what shave soap do you prefer?  How do you store the soap when done?

I did a lot of reading on soaps last week. One thing I saw repeated a lot was that shave soaps will absorb moisture so you MUST totally drain out your mug,bowl, etc. and let the soap have "room" to air dry. Most places recommended something vented.... not something solid like the bottom of a shave bowl or cup.
I think that's probably a LITTLE over the edge but I'm just providing info.  :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 26, 2012, 05:48:41 AM
Thanks for the information Mike.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on August 27, 2012, 09:17:02 AM
I've been brushin' for years with boar and now a badger hair brush.

Does anyone have experience with the new synthetic brushes?

And btw this is a pretty good web site to find a selection of shave weapons...
http://www.royalshave.com/

 8)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 27, 2012, 09:22:51 AM
After using my DE on both my face and head for a week, I dropped back to my Fusion for my head.  I was running late and have a mild sunburn on my scalp, so I decided on the Fusion since I'm faster with it and it's a little more forgiving.

Face (at the sink)
Pre-shave oil: Art of Shaving
Cream: HeadSlick
Razor: Merkur with Derby blade
Aftershave: Nivea Sensitive balm

The Derby blade gave a very nice smooth nick-free shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 27, 2012, 09:51:12 AM
I too stepped back from my DE razor on my head for today. There are a few nicks that I just know the Futur would just open again. I opted for the Schick Hydro 5 as I thought it would be more gentle on some of my recent nicks.

Head (in the shower)
Cream: HeadSlick
Razor: Schick Hydro 5
Aftershave: Witch Hazel

Face (at the sink)
Pre-shave oil: Shave Secret mixed in with my lather
Cream: C. O. Bigelow shave cream
Razor: Merkur Futur with a Wilkinson Sword blade
Aftershave: Gillette Aftershave Lotion

Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 27, 2012, 12:06:52 PM
Here is my great DE face and dome SOTD:

Face shave sink & dome shave shower

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade:  Feather
Brush:  Semogue 620
Cream:  KMF (Kiss My Face) Lavender Shave Cream

I had a BBS face & dome shave.  I am really liking the Feather blade.  It is very sharp and smooth.  This is my first time trying out the KMF shaving cream products and I am impressed with this product.  My Semogue 620 created a thick creamy lather.  The KMF provided great glide and cushion.  Is it better than Mike's Natural Soap??  No but this is an excellent shave cream that can be purchased at your local...The Vitamin Shoppe.  I can honestly say that this is a better shave cream than Headslick.  It lathers better,  provides better glide, and provides better cushion than Headslick.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 27, 2012, 12:20:11 PM

Should I cut a sliver of the soap from the bar, and use the sliver in the bowl to create the lather?

@DCSlyOne:  Hi Darrell... that is what I do with the Mike's.  I just cut a portion of the soap and place it in my shaving bowl.  All the pics that you see when I use the Mike's Natural Soap is from a "cut" portion of the soap placed in a shaving bowl whipped up with my Semogue 620.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: waine on August 27, 2012, 01:05:22 PM
Evening shave 20:30

Head and face (at sink)

Razor : Gillette Slim Twist DE (white square handle)   
Blade : Astra SP
Soap  : Tabac shaving soap   
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S    : Old Spice Classic then Nivea post shave balm


Comments ;

You just cannot beat a DE shave!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on August 27, 2012, 02:32:53 PM

Should I cut a sliver of the soap from the bar, and use the sliver in the bowl to create the lather?

@DCSlyOne:  Hi Darrell... that is what I do with the Mike's.  I just cut a portion of the soap and place it in my shaving bowl.  All the pics that you see when I use the Mike's Natural Soap is from a "cut" portion of the soap placed in a shaving bowl whipped up with my Semogue 620.

WARHAWK O0

Awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 28, 2012, 06:15:50 AM
After a day's hiatus, I went back to the DE for both head and face with very good results!

Head and Face at the sink
Wash: Pear's Transparent Soap
Pre-shave: Art of Shaving Oil
Cream: HeadSlick
Razor: Merkur with Derby Extra blade
Rinse: Warm, then cold water
After-shave: Nivea Sensitive after-shave balm

The Derby gave a BBS shave.  In my (limited) experience, it give a great smooth shave with less "pull" than the other blades I've tried (Merkur and Astra).

Still waiting for the brush and soap to arrive so I can experiment...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 28, 2012, 06:20:12 AM
A glorious shave tonight - face only:

37C slant razor.
Astra Blade
Boar brush
Cella shave croap (cream soap).
Witch hazel, 444 balm and Osage for dessert again!

Magic!

Think I've fallen out of love with the Cobra Classic.  It's a wonderful razor, but maybe not for me!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 28, 2012, 07:10:13 AM
Face only today. I'll be back to DE'ing my head tomorrow.

Face (at the sink)
Pre-shave: Shave Secret mixed in with Lather
Cream: C. O. Bigelow
Razor: Merkur Futur with Wilkinson Sword blade
After-shave: Gillette AS Lotion
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on August 28, 2012, 08:24:02 AM
I've looked everywhere and asked family but just can't find my old DE razors. I guess I'll have to send off and buy a new Merkur or a Mick Jagger. Any recommendations?

Here's a tip that I've used for years...when I pack light for a short trip instead of taking my shave soap 'n' mug, I just throw in my shave brush. I can always whip up some lather with bath soap.

I'm a bit late, but I have both the Edwin Jagger DE87bl and Merkur 34C.  The EJ is better finished, and the head gives a less aggressive shave.  

My Shave today was the EJ on my head, the Merkur on my face.  Both used Proraso cream applied with a brush, Derby Extra blade and Clubman a/s followed by lotion.  

I had 2 days' growth on my head and 4 days' on my face.  Glorious shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 28, 2012, 10:32:08 AM
Last night's late shave (about 9:30 PM):

Head and face at the sink:

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade: Personna Red
Brush: Vulfix 1001
Shave Soap: Mike's Natural Bay Rum (courtesy of WARHAWK)
After Shave: Nivea Extreme After Shave Balm for the Head, Gabel's Vegetal as the After Shave

About my shave:

Not so great. There could be several reasons why:
1) I didn't even get home from work until 8 PM (I left the house at 4:30 AM yesterday) and I was exhausted.
2) I had a Personna Platinum (Red) blade with a couple of shaves already on it in the DE (not one of my favorite blades but not a bad blade)
3) My head shaving technique is just not there yet
4) I went straight to the sink to shave... no shower first.


I think it's probably a little bit of all four. I'm going to go at it again this evening but with a shower first and a new, better quality blade in the DE.



Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on August 28, 2012, 11:04:21 AM
Well, after three years I think I can safely say I've reached my apex of headshaving!  I'm sure I'll still have some bad shaves every now and then, but my technique with the DE has greatly improved since I started with it a little over a month ago, allowing me to have the smoothest irritation-free shaves possible.  The only thing I think I can improve upon is the time it takes to shave, but being patient and relaxed is all a part of the process IMO.  I'll definitely still be experimenting with different products, but the quality of my shave at this point really can't get much better!

Last night (2 days growth face and head, sink shave):

Razor:  EJ de89
Blade:  Astra SP
Brush:  Vulfix 1016 Badger
Pre-shave:  A few drops each of Shave Secret and glycerin 
Cream:  C.O. Bigelow Premium Menthol
Aftershave:  Osage Rub, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 28, 2012, 11:50:16 AM
I am starting to like C. O. Bigelow cream more and more. I was intially turned off byt the strong scent that it has IMO. However, I've done a few face shave with it and had great results. I'm going to use it on my head next DE head shave. I'll report on the results.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: baldjoeg on August 28, 2012, 04:25:38 PM
Thanks Mike. Glad to know that.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 29, 2012, 06:48:26 AM
Today I got back on the horse of DE shaving. I took two days off to let some nicks have a break from their daily scrapping.

Head (at the sink)
Cream: C. O. Bigelow
Pre Shave: Shave Secret - applied directly to the head prior to lathering
Razor: Merkur Futur with Wilkinson Sword blade
Aftershave: Witch Hazel followed by Aloe Vera

Face (at the sink)
Cream: C. O. Bigelow shave cream
Razor: Merkur Futur with a Wilkinson Sword blade
Aftershave: Gillette Aftershave Lotion

Result: Great head shave all things considered. I got two little nicks on my left temple but they were both in spots that I've hit before. That area seems to be a real trouble spot for me. Also, I did a few pick ups once I was done with the Futur - I didn't want to tempt fate and end with a nasty nick. The face shave is somewhere between DFS and BBS.

If you haven't tried C. O. Bigelow I suggest that you do. The scent is a bit over powering but I think it's contributed to the closeness of my past few shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 29, 2012, 09:33:02 AM
Today's shave followed what seems to have become my routine of late:

Wash head and face in the shower with Pear's Transparent soap (today I also used HeadShed)

Shave face and head at the sink:
Art of Shaving pre-shave oil
HeadSlick applied by hand  :(
Merkur razor with Derby Extra blade
Warm / cold water rinses
Nivea Sensitive After-shave balm

This routine gives me a BBS shave and the Derby blade is irritation-free (or perhaps my technique is improving!)

One thing I've noticed: the DE shave seems to provide a longer-lasting smoothness.  Anyone else notice this? 

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 29, 2012, 02:43:38 PM
One thing I've noticed: the DE shave seems to provide a longer-lasting smoothness.  Anyone else notice this?

I shave at 6 AM and am still very smooth - 10.5 hours later. A very TINY bit of a sandpaper feel here and there but overall still very smooth.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 29, 2012, 02:49:57 PM
One thing I've noticed: the DE shave seems to provide a longer-lasting smoothness.  Anyone else notice this?

I shave at 6 AM and am still very smooth - 10.5 hours later. A very TINY bit of a sandpaper feel here and there but overall still very smooth.
Yep... the benefits of DE shaving!  Npsbg...  I notice that you don't have a shaving brush yet?  What kind did you order? 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 29, 2012, 03:12:38 PM
My zen-like SOTD.  This was my very 1st time shaving with a near mint condition vintage 1960 Gillette Fatboy.  It is an adjustable razor that dials from 1-9.
I dialed it on #7 and had a BBS face (sink) and dome (shower) shave.  The Fatboy is a beautiful razor that is built like a tank and shaves like a dream. 

Razor:  1960 Gillette Fatboy
Blade:  Astra SP
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lime)

Finished it off with an ice cube rub and Nivea Shaving Balm.
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 29, 2012, 04:10:02 PM
My head stays smooth all day and into evening with my Magnum 5 cartridge razor but might have to try the DE.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 29, 2012, 04:44:03 PM
My head stays smooth all day and into evening with my Magnum 5 cartridge razor but might have to try the DE.

Hi Ycartt:  Since you have been DE face shaving for quite some time... I am very surprised that you haven't tried it on the dome.  You don't know what you are missing.  With your experience on DE face shaving... DE shaving your dome should be easy.  Keep us posted.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 29, 2012, 05:58:03 PM
I like shaving my head in shower because it seems when I shave it at sink I get irritation plus it's easier cleanup in shower. So I don't want to have to keep taking the tools between the sink and shower. Also I'm already short on time in the mornings since I get up and go run first thing.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: ycartt on August 29, 2012, 06:02:28 PM
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This is all I got.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on August 29, 2012, 07:04:38 PM
Ycartt, that really looks good...clean, neat, organized...you done good!

Well I've given up on ever finding my old Gillette razor so to raise my spirits I bought a Merkur 38C. It's a beautiful instrument and just oozes quality. It's a long handled, barber pole model. It has a unique finish and was supposed to be only found at http://www.royalshave.com/ It arrived today and I had to give it drive. I was surprised to find that it felt very natural, like I'd never stopped DE shaving. My hand found a good angle and I scraped off three days growth like I had done so many years ago.

Face & Head at the sink:
Pre-shave: Shave Secret
Cream: Poraso (tube) shave cream
Brush: Tweezerman Badger
Razor: Merkur HD 38C Barber Pole
Blade: Merkur
Aftershave: Which Hazel then Clubman

Result: Honestly it was SAS considering there was a lot of stubble to shave off and I didn't want to push it and burn my hide. I got only a little nick on the neck as a reminder to respect the thin steel.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 29, 2012, 07:17:03 PM
Welcome back to the DE club. Sounds like it was like riding a bike for you - you never forget how to do it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on August 29, 2012, 07:24:02 PM
Exactly, Doug. I had apprehensions that I would dig some Tiger Woods divots and would run out of toilet paper plugs. It felt good not to look at red water in the sink. My Pappy would have been proud of me...nawh, men are supposed to shave with double edged blades, is what he would have said.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 29, 2012, 11:27:26 PM
@Ycartt:  Nice set up ya got there.  That scuttle is beautiful. 

@Slynito:  Congrats on that sweet looking Merkur 38C.  Enjoy your shaves.  Keep us posted on your DE journey.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 30, 2012, 06:31:05 AM
Welcome to the DE family Slynito!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on August 30, 2012, 06:32:51 AM
Last night's shave at the sink:

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89L
Brush: Vulfix 1001
Shave Soap: RazoRock XXX
After Shave: Gabel's Vegetal

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on August 30, 2012, 06:38:03 AM
Thank you, all...it'll be fun experimenting with new blades. Boyz and their toyz, right?

 O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 30, 2012, 06:42:23 AM
No STOD today....I overslept. I didn't want to drastically decrease my body's blood volume with a rushes DE head or face shave.

Head (in the shower) with the trusty HeadBlade and Schick Hydro 5 for missed spots.

Face (at the sin) with the SH5.

The results were good but I can tell that a DE would have been closer and lasted longer.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 30, 2012, 08:15:07 AM
This was my first shave using a brush and shaving soap.  I really like the experience, but have to work on my technique to create a lather like WARHAWK! 

Face and head at the sink:

Wash: Nivea Sensitive Face Wash
Shaving Soap: Edwin Jagger Sandalwood
Brush: Omega
Razor: Merkur with Derby blade
Warm and cold rinses
After-shave: Nivea Sensitive

I got a good shave, but noticed now that I mustn't have done a very good job on the crown and back because I'm noticing missed spots.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 30, 2012, 09:49:14 PM
Just a few minutes ago....I had a very comforting face shave (sink;  skipped the head shave).  I used the Gillette Fatboy dialed at #7 during the entire shave.  I revisited the Palmolive Shave Stick from Europe.  I also used a  Super-Max Titanium blade (thanks to Waine).  This DE blade is sharp,  unforgiving,  &  tug-free.  All in all...I had a  nice BBS face shave.  Finished it off with an ice cube rub and splashed some refrigerated Osage Rub and had a great shave.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 31, 2012, 04:11:27 AM
Sounds good Mel!

I also used Palmolive stick this morning; Slant; Astra; boar brush; WH; rolling rock A/S wax. 

Fantastic!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on August 31, 2012, 06:45:41 AM
Today's shave wasn't awful but I've had better. I think the blade was past it's prime. I lost count of the shaves I had on it and given that I used it on my head and face, I'm certain it wore out faster than I thought it did. I kept feeling missed spots and ended up having to clean them up with my SH5.

Head and Face (at the sink)
Pre Shave: Shave Secret applied to the head
Shaving Soap: C. O. Bigelow
Razor: Merkur Futur with dull Wilkinson Sword blade & SH5 for missed spots
Warm and cold rinses
After-shave: Witch Hazel for the Head / Gillette A/S Lotion for the face.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on August 31, 2012, 12:52:23 PM
This morning's shave was very late, but very good. Maybe I was more wide awake! 

Face and head at the sink:
Art of Shaving pre-shave oil
Edwin Jagger Sandalwood soap
Razor - head: Merkur with Derby Extra blade
Razor - face: Parker Heavyweight Butterfly with Astra blade
Nivea Sensitvie aftershave

I took my time today and gotta BBS on both head and face. 

The Parker razor holds the blade at a very different angle than the Merkur, so it takes some getting used to.  I think I prefer the Merkur.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 01, 2012, 05:01:55 AM
Face and head both shaved in the shower today.  Not sure if people know this or not, but in Japan people have a little plastic seat in the bathroom to sit and shower/shave on.

Same soap, brush and after shave treatment for head and face : Proraso, boar brush, witch hazel, 444 gel with 4711 aftershave.
Face razor, 37C slant. Head, Extreme III disposable.

Overall less than 20 mins!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 01, 2012, 09:30:21 AM
Today's shave of the day was brought to you buy the letter B and the color Red. :-\ I only shaved my face with the safety razor. Given the way the face shave went it was a good call.

Head (in the shower)
Cream: Bald Guyz Clear Gel applied with a brush (2 passes)
Razor: Schick Hydro 5
Per shave: Shave Secret
Exfoliated between passes
Post shave: Cold water rinse followed by Witch Hazel

Face (at the sink)
Cream: C. O. Bigelow
Blade: Merkur ( only tried once before)
Razor: Merkur Futur (settings 3 &2)
A/S: Gillette A/S Lotion
Results: DFS but lots of little wheepers

I guess the shaving gods though I needed to refine my styptic skills. I'm going to give this blade one or two more tries but if the results don't improve....this blade will be dead to me.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 01, 2012, 11:28:14 AM
I used an Astra blade yesterday, very sharp. I used Poraso pre-shave and shave soap. I whipped up the soap in a plastic molcajete (salsa bowl) like Warhawk uses instead of my vintage mug. It's larger and give me room to whip and I whipped it good. I had so much leftover foamy soap I could have washed my pick up, but it was dark. Had a good close shave on head 'n' face, but I may have to re-think using a DE on the dome...to many bumps 'n' moles. May have to go back to sissy blades....film at eleven. I used some of that old fashion Clubman Bay Rum to finish off, nice.

Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 03, 2012, 05:15:24 AM
Great head and face shave tonight in the shower.

Williams shave cream,  omega boar brush,  Lord L6 razor on head,  Derby blade,  37C slant on face,  Astra blade.  

Witch Hazel,  444 gel with Osage rub.

Lovely stuff!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 03, 2012, 01:31:54 PM
Here is my Labor  Day SOTD (face @ sink and dome in shower). I went vintage  and I am loving my vintage Gillette Fatboy.   The Polsilver blade provided  for a smooth & tug-free shave.   It is a Russian blade that I highly recommend.   My favorite & go to soap (Mike's Natural Soap) lathered like creamy yogurt. I finished it off with a cold ice cube rub and a splash of refrigerated Osage Rub.    Aaaaaahhhhhh life is great!!!8)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on September 06, 2012, 06:57:58 AM
This morning, I wanted to change it up and did my head in the shower with a Mach 3 and headslick.  Not bad, but not as close as my DE. 

Face was the trusty Proraso / Merkur / Derby / Clubman combo. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 06, 2012, 09:48:14 AM
Today's DE shave was great. I was short on time this morning, which seems to be a trend for me. :/

I used my trusty SH5 in the shower with C. O. Bigelow applied with a brush. I coated my head with a few drops of Shave Secret and did two passes with a exfoliation between passes. The results were fantastic!

I still had enough cream on the brush to I whip up some lather that would make Warhawk proud and shaved my face at the sink.  Merkur Futur/ Wilkinson Sword Blade / Gillette A/S Lotion. I got a DFS face shave in under 10 minutes - start to finish.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on September 06, 2012, 09:49:05 AM
I've fallen behind in posting here.  My routine this week has been:

Face and head at the sink...
Art of Shaving unscented pre-shave oil
Edwin Jagger Sandalwood soap - whipped to a creamy lather with an Omega brush
Merkur DE with Derby blade
Warm and cold rinses
Nivea Sensitive after-shave balm

Today I was running very late, so I used my old Fusion on my head, but the DE on my face.  Still getting a few nicks, so my technique still needs more work.  
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on September 06, 2012, 09:51:54 AM
OK...... I haven't shaved my head or face since early Monday afternoon (leaving for work at 4:30 AM and getting home at 8 PM) so I have some serious growth going. I look sort of like a street corner bum but not as good looking.

So tonight I will lift my trusty EJ DE89L, new Derby blade installed, and glide it over my head and face. It should be a very satisfying shave.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 06, 2012, 11:12:13 PM
My relaxing evening SOTD:

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L (face)>>>sink

Razor:  Gillette Fatboy (dome)>>>shower

Blade:  Feather

Brush:  Semogue 620

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lime)

All I gotta say is that I am gonna be sleeping good tonight.8)
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 10, 2012, 07:51:16 AM
How do you like the Feathers, Mel? Do they live up to their rep?

 ???
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on September 10, 2012, 03:25:15 PM
How do you like the Feathers, Mel? Do they live up to their rep?

 ???

The Feathers are awesome! Love them! (Sorry for stepping in Mel!)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on September 10, 2012, 05:59:12 PM
Yeah the feathers are awesome.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 10, 2012, 06:02:39 PM
How do you like the Feathers, Mel? Do they live up to their rep?

 ???
Absolutely!!!  The Feather blades are great. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 10, 2012, 06:32:05 PM
My 2nd shave with the Merkur 37C slant razor was simply incredible.  It is considered an aggressive razor.  The hefty, heavy handle felt great in my hand.  I loaded it with an Astra SP  blade  and I experienced a BBS face (in sink) and dome (in shower) shave.  I used my trusty Semogue 620 brush with Mike's Natural Soap (lemongrass). 

All in all... the Merkur 37C slant razor is a great DE razor.  I would recommend this razor only if you have some experience in DE shaving. I would not suggest this razor to a beginner because of its aggressiveness. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 10, 2012, 07:37:48 PM
Thank you both...I've got some but haven't tried them yet.   O0 O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on September 11, 2012, 01:43:14 AM
Razor: HeadBlade
Cartridge: Gillette Sensor 3
Exfoliant: HeadShed
Shave cream: HeadSlick
Post shave aftercare: Bump Patrol (as I have run out of ClearHead)

A damn good morning shave, they just keep getting better. BBS dome, feeling fresh, feel revitalised, feel good.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 11, 2012, 09:14:04 PM
Last night, shower shave of both head and face.

Face razor 37C slant.  Mike's Peppermint (and something....Rosemary?) soap, Omega Boar brush, Feather blade.  Super smooth!

Head razor Wilkinson Sword Extreme III disposable razor, soap and brush as above.

Wonderful close, relaxing shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 12, 2012, 12:55:20 PM
Last night, shower shave of both head and face.

Face razor 37C slant.  Mike's Peppermint (and something....Rosemary?) soap, Omega Boar brush, Feather blade.  Super smooth!

Head razor Wilkinson Sword Extreme III disposable razor, soap and brush as above.

Wonderful close, relaxing shave.

I'm going to gift a relative with a new DE razor...should I consider a 37C for a guy with a normal beard? The 37C with Feather blades sounds extremely aggressive to me. What's your opinion?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 12, 2012, 01:34:04 PM
Two awesome shaves today:

Head (in the shower) - SH5 - C. O. Bigelow Cream - 2 passes* with a HeadShed exfoliation inbetween - cold water rise - ClearHead
*It fells pretty damn smooth after just one pass, but the second pass doesn't take too long and makes it that much more smoother. O:O

Face (at the sink) - Merkur Futur - C. O. Bigelow Cream whipped to Warhawk-esque thickness - 3 passes - Gillette A/S Lotion

I really need to get back on DE'ing my head. It just takes so long to do both surface in the morning. I may see about doing one at night. Those that have DE'd their head at night.....does it "last" long enough the next day?

On the plus side, my face DE technique has improved by leaps and bounds recently. I hope that will translate into a good experience on the dome.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 12, 2012, 08:57:01 PM
Last night, shower shave of both head and face.

Face razor 37C slant.  Mike's Peppermint (and something....Rosemary?) soap, Omega Boar brush, Feather blade.  Super smooth!

Head razor Wilkinson Sword Extreme III disposable razor, soap and brush as above.

Wonderful close, relaxing shave.

I'm going to gift a relative with a new DE razor...should I consider a 37C for a guy with a normal beard? The 37C with Feather blades sounds extremely aggressive to me. What's your opinion?

A lot of people have suggested the slant is aggressive, but I don't find it to be so at all.  That said, if you're talking about someone's first DE, I'd probably suggest an Edwin Jagger DE89 just to be safe!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 12, 2012, 09:03:42 PM
Thank you Bluebriz...I'll sure consider the, Mick Jagger when I go to order.  O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 13, 2012, 07:30:10 AM
Gents:  I'm really loving your responses and participations on the SOTD.

@BBCMark... I noticed that you haven't been using your Merkur razor.  Have you given up on safety razors? 

@Bluebriz:  Brian... I'm so glad that I was able to a great deal on at Merkur 37C slant razor.  I have been enjoying it.

@Slynito:  For a beginner in DE razors... I echo Brian's suggestions on the EJ89L.  A beginner should go with a regular DE razor not a slant razor. JMHO

@ D o u g:  Doug... if I have to get up early in the morning (i.e. work) I shave late at night.  I stay smooth throughout my work day.   If I have to "rush" a shave than I just skip the shave. 


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 13, 2012, 08:22:26 AM
This was last night's DE shave using the Merkur 37C.

Razor:  Merkur 37C
Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium
Brush:  Semogue 620
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Finished it off with an ice cube rub and Nivea for Men aftershave balm.  This was my 1st time using the Polsilver Super Iridiums.  It is a blade made from St. Petersburg,  Russia.  This blade is super sharp and smooth.   I plan I using this blade in the future.
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 13, 2012, 08:32:17 AM
On a side note... If you like the Feather blades,  I suggest that you try the Super Iridium blades.  Of course this is my first time using it but it is super sharp like the Feather.  Do I still like my Astra SP???  No... I don't.  I still LOVE my Astra SP.  If you combine it's performance and inexpensive price than the Astra SP blades will always be my go to blade.  YMMV of course.  However.... I just enjoy experimenting with different blades and sharing my reviews with you gents. O0

WARHAWK O0

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 13, 2012, 08:37:14 AM
@ D o u g:  Doug... if I have to get up early in the morning (i.e. work) I shave late at night.  I stay smooth throughout my work day.   If I have to "rush" a shave than I just skip the shave. 
WARHAWK O0

I'll have to try that. I didn't have time this morning to DE my face or head.  :-\ I got good shaves, but just not with my trust Merkur.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 13, 2012, 11:07:08 AM
I was surprised this morning...I was in a hurry and just for the helluvit I washed my face w/soap 'n' water (cold) and smeared on some Burt's Bees shave cream and went to scraping with a thrice used Astra...WTG, ATG w/o reapplying and I got a DFS (Damn Fine Shave) for the little effort I expended. The old time ways rock!

Sometimes...  O:O
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 14, 2012, 07:15:06 AM
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Humble beginnings...

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Whipped in to a nice creamy lather.

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This morning's setup for my face.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on September 14, 2012, 02:09:13 PM
Doug,

Wow - I've never come close to making the lathers that you and WARHAWK do.  Mine are embarassing by comparison.

Today's SOTD: head and face at the sink:

HeadShed to exfoliate
Art of Shaving unscented pre-shave oil
Edwin Jagger sandalwood shaving soap whipped to comparatively anemic lather (see above comment)
One ATG pass on the head with a Gillette Fusion
Relather, then
Merkur razor with Merkur blade on head and face
Nivea Senstive After-shave balm

Result: BBS shave!  I shaved at 6:30 AM.  It's now 4:00 and I still have only the slightest stubble.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 14, 2012, 02:51:31 PM
I've never been able to get especially good lathers with the EJ soaps,  although they smell great!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on September 15, 2012, 08:06:02 PM
Today's safety shave (all at sink)

Razor: Lord DE
Blade: Derby
Soap: Headslick w/Shave Secret
Brush: Bump Patrol
Post Shave Treatment: Ice Cube, Osage Rub, Witch Hazel, Olive Oil Hair Spray(for shine)

Face:
Cut chinstrap/douchebag beard down with one guard....trying to grow a wider beard. Shaped up with Andis trimmers.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 16, 2012, 07:10:18 AM
I tried using 7 O'clock blades for the last couple shaves. Ouch!  :o
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on September 16, 2012, 12:14:58 PM
My merkur 34c is not cutting properly, I have no idea why, put a fresh feather in it aswell, strange.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 17, 2012, 11:44:25 AM
I tried a Merkur blade again today. It wasn't as bad as the first time I tried it but it still left me needing to do some styptic work post shave. It's just not the blade for me.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 17, 2012, 01:30:45 PM
The Merkur isn't my blade either, Doug.

I just saw Dorco stainless DE blades on E-bay for >$9 / 100, postage paid....good price.

Has anyone ever used them?

Are they any good?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 17, 2012, 03:24:28 PM
Doug,

Wow - I've never come close to making the lathers that you and WARHAWK do.  Mine are embarassing by comparison.
If you are having trouble... you must "taper" the water.  Add a couple of drops of water or add more product to your brush.  Keep us posted on your lathers my friend.

WARHAWK O0

Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 17, 2012, 03:47:21 PM
I had a zen-like DE shave this afternoon.  Since....I have discovered my favorite shave soap Mike's Natural Soap,  I have been neglecting my other soaps and creams.  So for this afternoon's shave,  I went with my favorite shave cream TOBS (Taylor of Old Bond Street) Sandalwood Shaving Cream.  I did a review of the TOBS last spring in the Products Review Section of the Forum.

I am glad that I revisited the TOBS.  I love it's sandalwood aroma.  It lathers like yogurt & provided thick cushion as my blade glided effortlessly.  TOBS is an excellent shaving cream from England that I highly recommend.  It comes in many scents and is a great performing shave cream.

DE SOTD:  Face (sink) &  Dome (shower)

Razor:  Merkur 37C slant razor

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Brush:  Semogue 620

Finished it off with an ice cube rub and refrigerated Osage Rub.  There is nothing like a DE shave.  I love it.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 17, 2012, 03:48:08 PM
@ Mark:  I cannot explain why you are now having difficulty on your Merkur 34C.  I noticed you haven't been using your DE razors lately.  Don't give up and keep trying. 

@ SirHarry:  Harry... good to see ya back doing the DE shaves.  How is your DE journey going?   

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 17, 2012, 11:45:57 PM
I've only used one TOBS but I still remember it as far and away the best shaving product I've used.   I think it was lime ?  Wonderful cushion and scent,  great glide,  just an effortless shave.   Can't wait to get my hands on some more!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 18, 2012, 07:31:26 AM
Today's SOTD is brought to you by the letter P for Proraso. I decided to change up my face shave routine a little this morning and not use my usual C. O. Bigelow. It was partly an experiment. I've been having some great shaves lately and I wanted to see if it was due to the soap I was using or an improvement in my technique. Well.....I got a great BBS shave with the Proraso so I guess my technique is getting better. I haven't use the Proraso much lately because my supply of both the soap and pre/post shave cream are very low.

Head (in the shower)
HeadBlade with Wilkinson Sword blade
HeadSlick applied with brush
Two passes with a HeadShed exfoliation in between passes
Witch Hazel post shave

Face (at the sink)
Merkur Futur with a Wilkinson Sword blade (at setting #3.5)
Proraso soap
Three passes
Proraso pre/post shave cream as an aftershave

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 18, 2012, 12:27:33 PM
@Bluebriz:  Agree... the TOBS is a great performer.

@Doug: Love your SOTD pic.  How do you compare the Proraso vs the C.O. Bigelow?  I know it's basically the same product but I wanted to know your review of both products.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on September 18, 2012, 01:07:27 PM
Warhawk....Still experimenting with soap/blade combinations...but this last one turned out pretty good (Derby/Headslick) Next DE shave will probably be on Monday, as I am working extra this week due to shift coverages.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on September 18, 2012, 01:13:40 PM
@Doug: Love your SOTD pic.  How do you compare the Proraso vs the C.O. Bigelow?  I know it's basically the same product but I wanted to know your review of both products.

WARHAWK O0

They are similar but different :D They are both great soaps and use them regularly. Of the two though, I prefer the C. O. Bigelow (COB). I'm able to get fuller lather with less effort with the COB. Also, the COB lather doesn't dissipate in the bowl between shaves. I always have to give the Proraso soap a swirl or two to reinvigorate it after it has sat while I make a pass with the razor on my face.

The COB soap makes more lather. I've done a two pass head shave in the shower and still had enough left for my usual 3-passes on my face at the sink. And that was all from about a nickle-sized dollop of COB.

Then there's the smell of the COB. Initially I was turned off by it. However it has grown on me. It has was I would describe as a medicinal/barber shop smell. I can just imagine this smell if I were to get a shave from an old school barber. The Proraso has a eucalyptus smell which isn't bad either.

As, always, YMMV, but that's my $.02 on the two soaps.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 18, 2012, 03:57:49 PM
Hi Doug:  Thanks for your review on both the C.O. Bigelow and Proraso.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on September 19, 2012, 07:42:53 AM
My routine has been the same for the past few days.  I do my head once over with a Fusion and Edwin Jagger Sandalwood shaving soap in the shower, then step out to the sink and do my beard and head with my DE as follows:

Art of Shaving pre-shave oil (running out of this!)
Edwin Jagger Sandalwood shaving soap lathered up with an Omega brush
Merkur DE with a Merkur blade
Warm and cold rinse
Ice cube rub
Nivea Sensitive aftershave balm

The shave is very close and smooth - truly BBS - and the smoothness lasts for a long time.  The Merkur blades give a good shave, but I've nicked myself more with them than with the Astra and Derby baldes.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 19, 2012, 11:08:23 PM
For a change i've been shaving in the morning instead of the evening these last few days....


Anyway, this morning I used the Cobra Classic with a Dorco blade, Mike's Peppermint and Rosemary shave soap, Omega boar brush.  Wonderful post shower shave at the sink.

For dessert, it was cold witch hazel from the fridge, followed by Boots (a UK chemist/drug store) Freshwood aftershave balm.  I can't recommend the balm highly enough gents, well worth a try for you UK members!  It's cheap and works fantastically well (8 hours after i shaved I can still feel the moisture on/in my face!)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 20, 2012, 07:03:39 PM
I just finished face shaving for the first time with a Feather. There reputation is well deserved. They are the sharpest! I took it very slow and used a very lite touch and got a BBS shave....and so fast too, as quick as a duck on a June bug. I had a skid mark or two on the neck, but I did go three ways to get it smooth. 'Nito, likes'um!

 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 20, 2012, 09:04:02 PM
Hey Slynito:  Glad that you are liking the Feather blades.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 21, 2012, 06:36:12 PM
Tried out an SE razor on my Kopf this morning, but it'll take some getting used to so finished with the WS disposable.  Face was the Feather Artist Club SS straight.
Williams shaving cream, cheapo horse brush on head in shower, Vie long on face.

Witch hazel, pinaud clubman and 444 balm for dessert.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 25, 2012, 02:38:40 PM
@Bluebriz:  Brian... nice pic on SOTD.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 25, 2012, 02:45:57 PM
Face (sink):   Vintage 1960 Gillette Fatboy (dialed @ #7)

Dome (shower):  Merkur 37C Slant Razor

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue 620

I had a very relaxing safety razor shave that was BBS on face & dome.  Dessert (as Bluebriz aka Brian would say) was a cold ice cube rub and splash of refrigerated Osage Rub.  Ahhhhhhh life is good!!!

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on September 25, 2012, 05:49:37 PM
I was trying to get a fourth shave out of a Feather yesterday but it wouldn't make it. I felt a lot of pull on the back of the head. During a pit stop I replaced it with a new Derby and finished with a BBS shave that felt soooo good. Life is great!

 O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DCSlyOne on September 25, 2012, 07:16:22 PM
Sorry for not posting up.  I have been very busy lately, plus, on one of my DE shaves, I did not have the blade seated correctly in the razor, and took a nice chunk of skin off my right face cheek.  I had to wait for it to heal up before trying again.  I did a DE shave this past Saturday, and all went well.  The cut had healed, and I made sure the blade was in correctly this time.

I will shave again tonight, as I have a fair amount of beard growth, and I would like to have my face BBS for tomorrow.

Also, I noticed something with a change in blade settings.  I went from a 1 to a 2 on my Merkur Futur, and noticed the smoothness of the shave lasted longer.  Instead of 10 hours on setting 1, it lasted 12 hours on setting 2.

I'll post up some pics from tonight's shave later.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 02, 2012, 05:56:01 PM
My October 2, 2012 Safety Razor SOTD

Face (sink) and Dome (shower)

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Feather

Brush:  Semogue 620

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum)

I had a refreshing BBS DE shave.  This is my 1st time using Mystic Water Shaving Soap.  I will do a mini review of the product later.  All I gotta say is that this is a must buy shaving soap.  It is also made in the good ole USA in Maryland. 

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on October 03, 2012, 07:56:35 AM
Enjoyed the videos and I'm anxious to try their soap, it looks great...and I love it being made in the USA just like my cars 'n' trucks.  O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 04, 2012, 02:22:23 PM
I had a great face and dome shave.  This is my 2nd time using the Mystic Water Soap (Bay.Rum).  I am really enjoying this soap.  The bay rum scent is refreshing and the lather is thick and provides a lot of cushion.   The soap also leaves my skin feeling great. 

Razor:  Merkur 37C
Blade:  Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Semogue 620
Soap: Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum)

Dessert (as our own Bluebriz would say) was an ice cube rub and a splash of refrigerated witch hazel than air dry than some Nivea for Men lotion. 
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on October 08, 2012, 12:25:48 PM
Yesterday my Mother gave me a 1947 Gillette Super Speed that my Father used. I'm sure that I used it when I was a beginner, too. I really can't remember which Gillette I first bought, but I'm sure that I used a Fat Boy Adjustable in the Marines. It may have been the one they issued in Boot Camp. That data left the folder. I just took the Gillette for a drive and it was much better than I remembered. But back then we didn't use oils, gels, pre-shaves and the better DE blades like we have now. It was a SAS using a little used Shark blade. Now boys, don't be gettin' no ideas that I might be gettin' rid of my Merkurs, ya hear?

 :*))

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on October 08, 2012, 12:39:25 PM
Yesterday my Mother gave me a 1947 Gillette Super Speed that my Father used. I'm sure that I used it when I was a beginner, too. I really can't remember which Gillette I first bought, but I'm sure that I used a Fat Boy Adjustable in the Marines. It may have been the one they issued in Boot Camp. That data left the folder. I just took the Gillette for a drive and it was much better than I remembered. But back then we didn't use oils, gels, pre-shaves and the better DE blades like we have now. It was a SAS using a little used Shark blade. Now boys, don't be gettin' no ideas that I might be gettin' rid of my Merkurs, ya hear?

 :*))


You just had to bring your Merkurs up !  I am drullen like a old bulldog wanting to get one .  Guess I will , either the longer model or the heavy model.  I have loved to collect, guns, knifes, watch's, etc..  Now it is Razors.   ;D ;D ;D ;D  Oh well !  Stuff happens ! ;)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 08, 2012, 02:25:19 PM
@ Slynito:  Show some pics of the DE razors...most especially the one your dad used.

@ Theman:  Keep us posted on which Merkur razor you get.  The Merkurs are great razors.  I have the 37C slant razor.  They are great performers.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 09, 2012, 10:43:59 AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 SOTD

Face (sink) & Dome (shower)

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Gillette 7 o'clock Super Platinum (Blacks)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Dessert (as our own Bluebriz would say):  Ice cube rub, refrigerated TN Dickenson's Witch Hazel, Nivea for Men A/S Balm.   I have become a big fan of Merkur's Slant Razors.  I have a 37C.   I was fortunate to receive the 37G from a good friend.  It shaves superb just like the 37C but it is gold-plated.  The Gillette 7 o'clock blades are a great blade.  Sharp, smooth, and forgiving.  I had a great BBS shave.  Life is grand!!!
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 09, 2012, 08:42:36 PM
Hello Gentleman (and any ladies perusing these pages),

I hope you are all well?

This morning my headshave, in the shower, was the WS Extreme 3 razor, with the headslick, because I was in a bit of a hurry.

The face was Arko shave stick, Omega brush, 37C slant razor with Feather blade.

Dessert was the usual warm then cold water rinse, witch hazel, then 444 balm with Vanilla Clubman AS.

Magic!

(Also I ordered two of the new Razorock razors from Italianbarber.com.  Can't wait to get my hands on them, especially the Open Comb!)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on October 09, 2012, 09:02:42 PM
Had a superb evening shave!  I've discovered in the past couple weeks that face and head lathering (as opposed to bowl or scuttle lathering) is the way to go for me.  I found out this great lathering technique by accident when I was trying my first DE shower shave.  Instead of using a bowl to lather I just put some cream on my brush and lathered on my skin and hair.  I didn't complete the shower shave (DE is much harder in the shower because the handle can get so slick IMO) but I found out that face lathering is much better for me in terms of creating a better lather and exfoliating with the brush.  It feels great, too!

Razor:  EJ de89L
Blade:  Astra SP
Cream: TOBS Sandlewood and 4 drops of Shave Secret (I've dropped glycerin from my shave routine for now, doesn't seem to make much difference without it)
Brush:  Vulfix 1016 Badger
Aftershave:  Cold water, Pinaud Clubman
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on October 10, 2012, 08:46:36 AM
@ Slynito:  Show some pics of the DE razors...most especially the one your dad used.
WARHAWK O0

@Warhawk: The old Gillette sure ain't perdy. The chrome is worn as is the knurling after 65 years (mas o menos) in hard well water. My Father used it for near 30 years and my Mother shaved her legs and the back of her neck until recently. The plastic case is in good condition except for rust stains from a Gillette Blue Blade sitting in the bottom of it for 50 or so years. There is also a "Croydon" razor blade still in it...it's a British blade, right? I'm going to pass it along to a son.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 10, 2012, 02:09:40 PM
@ Bluebriz:  Brian... keep us posted when you get those razors.  Please post pics and your review.  I am curious on how you will like the OC (open-comb). 

@ BillonBass:  Bill... I'm glad that you are keeping us posted on your SOTD,  Glad that you are consistently improving your routine. 

@ Slynito:  Try using some Scrubbing Bubbles and an old toothbrush to clean the vintage razor.  It might help.  Scrubbing Bubbles is a cleaner and disinfectant that can be purchased at any store such as Target.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 10, 2012, 04:41:43 PM
@warhawk will do Mel.  They should be here in about a week.  The only OC I've used before was an SE which I really enjoyed!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on October 11, 2012, 06:13:25 AM
@ Slynito:  Try using some Scrubbing Bubbles and an old toothbrush to clean the vintage razor.  It might help.  Scrubbing Bubbles is a cleaner and disinfectant that can be purchased at any store such as Target.

WARHAWK O0

Thanx for the suggestion, Mel...I used Arm 'n' Hammer with a toothbrush and got it clean. It does have some miles on it.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on October 14, 2012, 06:13:34 AM
Last night...

HeadBlade in the shower w/ HeadSlick for the Head

At the sink.... for the face...

Mike's Natural Bay Rum Shave Soap
Brand new Astra SP blade
Edwin Jagger EJ89L razor
Vulfix 1001 badger hair brush
Clubman Vegetal aftershave

Oh what a great shave I had last night. First time in weeks that I've really had time to really enjoy my DE.

Mike's Natural soap is the best I've used.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 14, 2012, 07:20:41 AM
Headshave today was with the Extreme III and Godrej shave creme.  For my head, that razor is just so fast and BBS every time.

Face was the Micromatic OC SE razor, new GEM blade, Mike's lemongrass soap, omega boar brush.  Even had plenty of lather left over.  (@warhawk - finally got the hang of the soap - it's a thirsty one!)

Dessert was witch hazel followed by Razorock aftershave wax.  Another quality Razorock product! 

A top quality shave, no cuts or irritation as usual.  Been a while since I SE shaved, but I'll give it a few days run out until my new toys arrive!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on October 14, 2012, 07:38:53 AM
Morning shave before church

Razor: Lord DE
Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Soap:Headslick with Shave Secret
Shaved once WTG, Once ATG
Ice Cube Rub, Witch Hazel, Osage Rub, BB Cream

Shaves are getting smoother......I do still use the Headblade when short on time, however.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 15, 2012, 11:57:35 PM
Two face shaves and one head for me to report on here!

Last night:
Head: Godrej cream, WS Extreme III razor
Face: Mike's lemongrass, DE89 razor, Astra blade, Omega boar brush.
Dessert: cold water splash, witch hazel, Boots fresh wood balm (I think that's the name, but not at home now to check!).

Today at gym:
Face only: Schick injector adjustable, Derby shave stick, Omega boar.
No witch hazel so just a quick rinse and splash, then some Turkish moisturiser I had in my bag (Acibadem cream).
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 16, 2012, 04:31:57 PM
@MikeKoz13:  Mike...I'm glad that you are finally having some time to enjoy your DE shaves.

@BlueBriz:  Brian.... I'm glad that ya got the Mike's Natural Soap to lather.  It is definitely a very "thirsty" soap but the results are super, creamy yogurt-like lather.

@SlySirHarry12:  Harry... I'm glad that your DE shaves are getting smoother.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 16, 2012, 04:39:16 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012  SOTD

Face (sink) & Dome (shower)

Razor:  Merkur 37G slant razor

Blade:  Feather

Brush:  Semogue SOC Cherrywood

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay rum)

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refrigerated TN Dickenson's Witch Hazel,  Nivea for Men A/S Balm.  I had a great BBS shave today and I am feeling good.
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 17, 2012, 04:48:26 AM
My new goodies arrived.  I'll post more here when I use them...,

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 18, 2012, 04:36:21 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2012 SOTD

Face (sink) & Dome (shower)

Razor:  Weber DLC

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue SOC Cherrywood

Dessert (as our own Bluebriz would say):  Ice cube rub, refrigerated Osage Rub

Since I received my Merkur 37C and 37G,,,,I have been neglecting my other razors so I decided to try my trusty WEBER DLC.  Glad that I did because this razor is a great performer.  I had a relaxing BBS face &.dome shave.  Life is good!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 18, 2012, 04:41:03 PM
My new goodies arrived.  I'll post more here when I use them...,

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Hey Brian:  I'm looking forward to your review on the goodies you got.  Most especially the razor and the 444 and the RazoRock Cumba Cheech.  Curious on how the 444's aroma and the RazoRock aroma and lather.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on October 18, 2012, 04:42:39 PM
Ths evening's shave:

Head in the shower with my cheapie boar's hair brush
Headblade - WTG & ATG
HeadSLick
HeadBlade Triple cartridge


Face at the sink:

Mike's Natural Bay Rum Shave Soap (man I love this stuff).
EJ89L DE Razor
Vulfix 1001 Badger Hair Brush
Astra Sp blade (liking this blade more & more)

Excellent shave!!! And I do mean excellent.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on October 18, 2012, 04:43:42 PM
Briz..... I'm a big fan of Razorock products. Your box of goodies brought a smile to my face.

Why don't you tell the audience what's in there??!!??
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 18, 2012, 10:24:43 PM
Briz..... I'm a big fan of Razorock products. Your box of goodies brought a smile to my face.

Why don't you tell the audience what's in there??!!??

OK Mike!

The soap is the Razorock La Famiglia Cumba Cheech Orange Blossom & Jasmine.  Like all other RR soaps I've used, it's top quality and easy to lather.  The Orange blossom is the main smell I can pick up, but there's a clear hint of Jasmine there.  It's very fresh smelling, and I've used it the last two days (it's VERY rare for me to stick with a soap for more than one day, i'm forever changing!).
The 444 balm is a very menthol aftershave balm.  The way I always use it is to just take a small blob (less than a pea sized) in my hand, then mix it with my aftershave of choice for that day and apply to face and dome.  It adds a nice cool kick to whichever aftershave you use, and does a great job of soothing the skin after a shave.  I haven't found the menthol to overpower any aftershave i've tried so far.
The aftershave is the RazoRock 888 Eucalyptus And Tea Tree Aftershave Lotion.  I just bought it on a whim because it was reduced to a mistake on the label or something like that.  You have to shake it before use.  There's an initial cool eucalyptus blast followed by quite a strong tea tree scent.  The scent doesn't last long, but it feels nice on the skin.
The two razors were the Mirrored Pole, which I liked the look (and price!) of but haven't tried yet.  I like 3 piece razors though, because I find they can get under my nose more easily.  The other razor is "Jaws," which is another 3 piece, this time an open comb model.  OCs are known for being a little more aggressive because they expose more of the blade than other razors.  Anyway, I've used it twice and got wonderful shaves both times.  It's heavier than you would expect but still very nicely weighted, and the two times I used it (with a Polsilver blade) I got fantastic nick-free, irritation-free shaves!

I'm a big RR fan.  For anyone wishing to start out with DEs, the Razorock models are excellent quality and very affordable!

Sorry guys,  that was a lot longer than I'd originally intended to write!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on October 19, 2012, 05:14:52 AM
Great info Briz! RazoRock.............. Rocks!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 19, 2012, 04:28:11 PM
Hi Brian:  Thanks for the review.  I might have to put that on my list after Christmas:  444 and the RR La Famiglia Cumba Cheech. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on October 20, 2012, 08:28:33 AM
I've fallen off the wagon and haven't used the DE on my head in a week.  Two reasons for this: last Sunday, I was in a rush and gave myself three bad nicks and I've been really busy at work, so my morning shave time has been squeezed.  Hoping to restart the DE effort because I really miss the ritual and the super smooth result!

Thanks for the posts on shaving soaps.  I'm going to have to pick up some Razorock. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 21, 2012, 07:43:14 AM
Glorious face shave tonight, BBS and irritation free:
Razor: Razorock Jaws OC
Blade: Astra
Soap: Razorock as a few messages before this, Cheech and something (I keep thinking Cheech and Chong...)
Brush: boar
Dessert: witch hazel, then tea tree and eucalyptus AS with 444 balm.

Magnificent!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 25, 2012, 09:43:43 AM
My SOTD yesterday was BBS.  Finished it off with an ice cube rub & refrigerated witch hazel.

Face (sink) & Dome (shower)

Razor:  Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Gillette 7 o' clock

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue 620
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on October 25, 2012, 02:20:43 PM

Check out what I found a couple weeks ago...a 1956 Gillette Travel Razor. It shaved pretty good with Poraso and an Astra. It's cuter than a bug’ s ear, ain't it?


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 25, 2012, 02:24:37 PM

Check out what I found a couple weeks ago...a 1956 Gillette Travel Razor. It shaved pretty good with Poraso and an Astra. It's cuter than a bug’ s ear, ain't it?


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Hi Slynito:  Nice pic and thanks for sharing! 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on October 25, 2012, 02:30:01 PM
I got thre nasty nick/cuts in the span of 30 seconds the other day so I've stepped back from the merkur for a little while to let them heal. The blade must not have been sitting right in the head of the razor. But it didn't look like it when I checked. :-/
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 25, 2012, 02:31:19 PM
I got thre nasty nick/cuts in the span of 30 seconds the other day so I've stepped back from the merkur for a little while to let them heal. The blad must not have been sitting right in the head. But it didn't look like it when I checked. :-/
Hi Doug:  Hope you heal quickly my friend.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 27, 2012, 10:24:47 AM
Last night's SOTD....face (sink) & dome (shower)

Razor:  Merkur 37C
Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)
Brush: Semogue 620
Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, Nivea for Men A/S balm

BBS face & dome shave again....for those of you who have not experienced a DE shave you do not what you are missing,  Enjoy your weekend.
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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 29, 2012, 06:03:47 PM
My Monday SOTD:  Face (sink) & dome (shower)

Razor:  Merkur 37C
Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium
Brush:  Semogue SOC
Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lime)

If you have not tried the Polsilver Super Iridium....I highly recommend these blades.  It is a very sharp , non-forgiving, and smooth blade.  You will not be disappointed.  It is a great performer.

I hope your safety razor shaves are BBS and I look forward to hearing and seeing (you know I love pics) your SOTD posts.  Happy shaves to all.
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 29, 2012, 08:42:35 PM
My Monday evening shave, but no pictures sadly:

Head and face in shower.
Razor: 37C slant
Blade: Perma-sharp
Cream: Godrej
Brush: Enormous No.1 shavebrush from bestshave.net.  This thing is huge!!

For dessert there was witch hazel, followed by Razorock wax.

@Warhawk Great pics Mel!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 29, 2012, 09:36:42 PM
@Bluebriz:  Brian...how do you like the Perma-Sharp blade?  How do you compare it to Astra SP and Feather?  Also... describe the RazoRock aftershave wax.  I know RazoRock are great products but I have never tried an aftershave wax.  I have tried an aftershave splash, lotion, and balm but never wax.  Thanks in advance and looking forward to hearing your response.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 30, 2012, 06:39:31 AM
@warhawk Mel, it felt smoother on my head than face, but it's the first time I've used them.  I got a 100 of them and 100 Rapiras.  I've heard good things about them both.  I'll have a better idea after a few shaves and a few blades have been tested!

Oh, the aftershave wax isn't that different to a good balm, but a little goes a long way.  I can mainly smell patchouli, but SWMBO smells lavender mainly.  There are different types available, but mine is just the original type!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 01, 2012, 12:20:15 PM
@ Bluebriz:  Brian.... thanks and looking forward to hearing  more updates on the Permasharp and Rapira blades.  I actually have two Rapira blades  that I have not tried yet but I will wait for your review.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 01, 2012, 12:29:08 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  FaTip w/ BRW (Bob's Razor Works) Bulldog Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Lime

Brush:  Semogue 620

I had a magical BBS face & dome shave today.  Again...I am really loving the Polsilver Super Iridium blades.  I highly recommend these blades.  You gents have a great day and I will see you all around the sly forum.  I am looking forward to your SOTD entries with or without pics.
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: MattD on November 02, 2012, 07:32:50 AM
ok @warhawk has been suggesting I post in here. So here's my first SOTD post. I still don't have the complete setup.

Razor : RazoRock Mirrored Pole II Three Piece

Blade : Lord Platinum (still want to try some others)

Aftershave: Nivea Post Shave Balm (I love the smell)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 02, 2012, 08:50:14 PM
@ MattD:  Matt... that is a sharp looking DE razor from the Italianbarber.com.  I have heard several good reviews of this razor and that price cannot be beat.  Hope your DE shaves are going well.  If you have any questions PM me or post up a question and we will do the best we can so that your DE journey will be a success.

Btw...that is a nice pic of your SOTD.  So...  let us know what type of brush and cream/soap that you plan on adding to your safety razor routine. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on November 02, 2012, 09:17:21 PM
ok @warhawk has been suggesting I post in here. So here's my first SOTD post. I still don't have the complete setup.

Razor : RazoRock Mirrored Pole II Three Piece

Blade : Lord Platinum (still want to try some others)

Aftershave: Nivea Post Shave Balm (I love the smell)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_pZOiR3ZpnQ/UJPLPgENMJI/AAAAAAAAAWU/9SAqmFoHbZw/s640/sotd.jpg)
WOW, That is a sweet Razor , tell us more . 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: MattD on November 04, 2012, 01:17:43 PM
Ok, so I went to Bath & Body works and got the C.O. Bigelow shave cream and Target for a brush. Tried it this morning and loved it! The cooling effect in the cream is awesome and I live the smell. Next step is to try out different razors to fine tune the whole process for myself.
Thanks again to everyone for the help, guidance, and pointers.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 04, 2012, 11:59:45 PM
Matt, not wanting to ruin your excitement or anything, but I suggest you spend some time getting your technique down with the razor and blades you have before trying other razors.  It's not as exciting but in the long run the quality of your shaves will improve!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Baldstu on November 05, 2012, 01:14:37 PM
Agreed Bluebriz
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 06, 2012, 08:14:12 AM
ELECTION DAY SOTD, Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Razor:  1960 Gillette Fatboy (dialed @ #7)

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Brush:  Semogue SOC

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

I went vintage today & had an incredible BBS face & dome shave.  I finished it off with a cold water rinse and applied Bee-Bald HEAL.  Hope everyone has a great day and hope your shaves are BBS.8)
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 06, 2012, 02:13:17 PM
@ MattD:  The only pointers or tips that I will give is the more you DE shave the better you will get.  Also... do not rush and take your time with your safety razor shaves. 

You must treat it with respect.  Remember this is your "me" time, this is your spa-time, this is the time that you pamper yourself and "get away" from the world.

Enjoy trying different razors, blades, and other shaving items.  Variety is the spice of life.  Remember... this is a challenging and fun way to shave.  Enjoy my friend.  I know I am. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on November 06, 2012, 05:47:17 PM
Mel, has a good point...it's very nice to have a choice of razors, soaps and blades. Today I got out my 1955 Gillette Tech and a new Merkur blade and got a nice smooth shave from a non-aggressive razor. It's like using a hand saw, you don't force it. Just take your time and don't rush and before long you won't even be thinking about angle or pulling. Good luck!  O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on November 07, 2012, 08:17:38 AM
Razor:  Merkur Futur (set to 3.5)
Blade:  Wilkinson Sword DE Blade
Brush:  Sally's Beauty Supply "Cheap-O" (but good enough for me) brush
Soap:   Leftover HeadSlick from shower head shave with a little more added to the mixing bowl

I haven't posted in this thread in a while so I figure I'd post today's shave.

I've been on a shaving my face every few day kick for the past week. Before this morning, I hadn't shaved since Sunday morning so I was a little scruffy. The Merkur went through the few days of growth with ease. By the end of the first pass, my shave was already a SAS though with a few little weepers. I finished passes two and three and I had a nice, nearly BBS shave. A little bit of cold water splashing, styptic work and Gillette A/S lotion and the weepers are nearly all but a distant memory.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 07, 2012, 11:45:30 AM
I skipped my head shave (still smooth) but had a great BBS face shave.  I have been primarily using the Mike's Natural Soap and decided to revisit Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS) Sandalwood Shaving Cream.  This is probably my favorite cream with Mike's Natural being my favorite shave soap.  TOBS is a great performing cream that lathers like yogurt & provides great cushion.  I love the sandalwood scent.

Razor: Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium

Cream: TOBS Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Brush: Semogue 620
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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 08, 2012, 11:55:25 AM
Thursday, November 8, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS) Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Brush:  Semogue 620

I had a very relaxing BBS face & dome shave .  Prior to shave...I washed face & dome with Bee-Bald CLEAN and ended my routine with an ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, and Bee-Bald HEAL.  So far....the Bee-Bald products are great performers.  Another relaxing spa-like DE experience....life is great.  I hope you gents have a great day & happy shaves.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on November 08, 2012, 04:30:14 PM
Great picture , and also like the watch !!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 08, 2012, 07:11:51 PM
Great picture , and also like the watch !!!!
Thanks....when are you going to participate in the Safety Razor SOTD?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theebaldguy on November 09, 2012, 06:38:50 PM
My very first SOTD entry!

Friday, November 9th, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L

Blade:  Derby Extra

Soap:  Van Der Hagen

Brush:  Van Der Hagen

After Shave:  None

Well, the first DE shave has come and gone. The Van Der Hagen soap from Walmart did not lather well, and I can't say that I liked it. The brush is...a brush. It does brush-like things. They're both very cheap at Walmart.

I was very careful to not bear down on the razor, and I went slow. I can happily say that I didn't cut myself. I used the EJ on my face and front of neck, and both the EJ and Fusion on my head. It's not the closest shave I've had, but I was more concerned with not turning my face into spaghetti. I need some good shave cream. I'm tempted to try the Head Slick I have. It has to be better than the VDH soap.

I really need to get some after shave. What was I thinking??  :/O
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on November 09, 2012, 07:38:57 PM
My very first SOTD entry!

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L

Blade:  Derby Extra

Soap:  Van Der Hagen

Brush:  Van Der Hagen

After Shave:  None

Well, the first DE shave has come and gone. The Van Der Hagen soap from Walmart did not lather well, and I can't say that I liked it. The brush is...a brush. It does brush-like things. They're both very cheap at Walmart.

I was very careful to not bear down on the razor, and I went slow. I can happily say that I didn't cut myself. I used the EJ on my face and front of neck, and both the EJ and Fusion on my head. It's not the closest shave I've had, but I was more concerned with not turning my face into spaghetti. I need some good shave cream. I'm tempted to try the Head Slick I have. It has to be better than the VDH soap.

I really need to get some after shave. What was I thinking??  :/O
Sorry bro. ,

I like it watch how much water you put on your brush , have it good and hot !  After on the face let it set , unless you have you soaked your face with a towel.  Then just put it on right, and shave !  Rince, and Happy Trails !   ;) 8)  Thanks for the summary bro..  O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theebaldguy on November 10, 2012, 04:28:24 AM
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L

Blade:  Derby Extra

Cream:  Head Slick

Brush:  Van Der Hagen

After Shave:  None

The Head Slick worked slightly better than the Van Der Hagen soap, for me anyway. Certainly easier to later up. A couple of very minor nicks, no worse than I've gotten with Fusion. Still very cautious, and not BBS everywhere. Onward and forward!  O:O

Edit: I noticed that the Head Slick gunked up the blade. I forgot that it's really good at doing that.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 10, 2012, 05:07:07 AM
Did you soak the soap and brush in hot water before you lathered up?  I find it hard to believe any shave soap is worse than head slick!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theebaldguy on November 10, 2012, 07:44:28 PM
Did you soak the soap and brush in hot water before you lathered up?  I find it hard to believe any shave soap is worse than head slick!


The brush? Yes. The soap? No. I didn't realize you were supposed to soak the soap in hot water. I guess that would explain why the soap was hard as a rock!  :-[

I'll have to give the soap another chance.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 11, 2012, 03:47:29 AM
For a hard soap I would drip some hot water on it to soften it up next time you try.  Especially with new soaps they can have a hard surface for a while, and you might have to do 100 plus swirls on the soap with the wet brush before face or bowl lathering. 
Let us know how it goes next time.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on November 11, 2012, 10:32:56 AM
Would someone be so kind as to enlighten me about soaking , washing bore brush's to get the smell out of them.   I read this the other day and wondered if in fact it was true.  I have had a few brushs over the years but never have had a problem with this.  Has anyone else?
Thanks
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 11, 2012, 07:06:29 PM
@thebaldguy some good info about lathering here http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Interactive_Guide_to_Lathering
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on November 12, 2012, 12:30:37 PM
Did you soak the soap and brush in hot water before you lathered up?  I find it hard to believe any shave soap is worse than head slick!


The brush? Yes. The soap? No. I didn't realize you were supposed to soak the soap in hot water. I guess that would explain why the soap was hard as a rock!  :-[

I'll have to give the soap another chance.
It's all good bro. ,  I hate to read instructions and ideas.  LMAO , I got that there common sense , if I can't do nobody can .  My X after 31 had a few comments about that ! :*)) :*)) :*)) :*)) :*))
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on November 12, 2012, 12:53:53 PM
A Great Shave for the head, and face !  Wow I for got how much that DE Razor felt.  In hot water !  I got used to Fusion's, and others like the wack and through !  Whack and throw are just that, maybe to shaves if your lucky.  Fusions, nice but who now days can afford a the blades ?

Took a hot shower , shaved the dome with HB slick, and HB sport, got out and shaved the ole face with Van Derhagen Brush, Soap !  And Gillette vintage Regus DE in front of the Gem box !  Slapped some Aqua Velva on and there is no better feeling than a nice clean shave of the head, face !  Washing the rest of the body ! ;)

You all have a great day !   :) 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 12, 2012, 04:58:00 PM
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This morning's face shave:
Feather artist Club SS razor
Feather pro guard blade
Godrej cream
Omega boar brush
Witch hazel
444 balm with Razorock tea tree and eucalyptus aftershave!

Left me feeling smooth, clean, and fresh!  So glad I got back on the straights!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theman on November 12, 2012, 05:06:16 PM
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This morning's face shave:
Feather artist Club SS razor
Feather pro guard blade
Godrej cream
Omega boar brush
Witch hazel
444 balm with Razorock tea tree and eucalyptus aftershave!

Left me feeling smooth, clean, and fresh!  So glad I got back on the straights!
Nice there BlueBriz, and thankyou for the pic's .  Sweet I wish , I had the skills ! O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 13, 2012, 10:56:30 AM
@Bluebriz:  Brian....I love your pic of the SOTD.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 13, 2012, 11:03:45 AM
I had an outstanding BBS face and dome shave using the Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle (on left) for face & Weber ARC w/ Wave Handle (on right) for dome.  I finished it off with an ice cube rub and refrigerated Osage Rub.

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle (face)
Razor:  Weber ARC w/ Wave Handle (dome)

Blade:  Gillette 7 o'clock Blacks (sharp, smooth, unforgiving)

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Brush:  Semogue 620
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theebaldguy on November 13, 2012, 05:09:12 PM
November 13th, 2012 SOTD:

Razor:  Edwin Jagger DE89L

Blade:  Astra SP (thanks to warhawk!)

Cream:  Edge gel from a can mixed with a bit of Head Slick

Brush: cheap Van Der Hagen

The Astra blade seemed pretty good. I shaved my face and head with it. No irritation, only nick is a small mole behind ear that bled for a few seconds. I have several small moles that are not usually bothered by the Fusion. The DE blade seems to get them every time.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 13, 2012, 05:24:27 PM
@Theebaldguy:  Sounds like you had a successful DE shave.  Glad that you are just taking the direct plunge and also DE shaving the dome.  That is what I did when I 1st discovered DE shaving.

Not to tell you what to do but if you try a quality shave soap like Mike's Natural Soap, RazoRock, and Mystic Water Soap; it will vastly improve your shaves.  If you go with shave creams... I recommend Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Creams.  They all provide creamy, thick lather and provide great cushion and glide.

Glad that you are participating in the Safety Razor SOTD.  Keep us posted on your DE journey and feel free to ask questions so that we can help you have a smooth DE journey.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theebaldguy on November 13, 2012, 07:04:57 PM
@Warhawk,

Yeah, I just decided to go for it and use the DE on the face and dome. I'm still a bit nervous about using it on the dome. I guess that will pass with time. I know that I need a good cream or soap, but money is really an issue, so I'm trying to get by with what I have on hand until I use it up.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 14, 2012, 11:09:29 AM
I  skipped my dome shave today but had an incredible BBS face shave.  Finished it off with an ice cube rub & refrigerated Osage Rub,  Aaaaahhhh life is good.  Hope everyone has a great day and enjoy your shaves.

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ UFO Torpedo Handle

Blade:  Feather

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Brush:  Semogue 620

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theebaldguy on November 14, 2012, 05:23:40 PM
Another shave in the can. Only difference from last one is that I used the EJ DE89L and the Gillette Fusion.

A couple of observations: (ok, three)

1. The areas shaved with the Fusion feel slightly raw. I'm not sure if this is directly due to the Fusion, the fact that I'm less careful with Fusion since it's less likely to cut me, the impromptu mix of Edge gel and Head Slick, or all of the above.

2. The fragrance of canned goo is not appealing. I'm not sure why this is obvious to me now, when I've been using it all along.  :/O

3. It will take some time to get used to shaving with a DE razor. It's much heavier than the Fusion, and the handle is shorter.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 14, 2012, 07:26:39 PM
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Today I used the Kai Captain foldable razor with Feather pro guard.
Soap was Vitos super coconut.
Omega Boar brush.

Glorious shave!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: MMArob on November 14, 2012, 09:20:51 PM
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Today I used the Kai Captain foldable razor with Feather pro guard.
Soap was Vitos super coconut.
Omega Boar brush.

Glorious shave!
Did you shave your head with that as well?

If yes props to you, I'd look like Joe Stevenson afterwards:
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...minus some of the hair at least I hope...  ???
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 15, 2012, 02:03:13 AM
I've shaved with the razor in my previous picture, which uses the same blade, but I find this one a bit unwieldy around my head!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 15, 2012, 02:41:45 PM
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Today I used the Kai Captain foldable razor with Feather pro guard.
Soap was Vitos super coconut.
Omega Boar brush.

Glorious shave!

@BlueBriz:  Hi Brian... that brush you have is not an Omega Brush.  It looks like a Semogue 1305.  It has the Semogue trademark on handle.

http://www.leesrazors.com/products/Semogue-1305-Pure-Bristle-Shaving-Brush.html

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 15, 2012, 02:46:09 PM
I had another relaxing BBS face & dome shave with the Merkur 37C.  Love this razor!!!

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Feather

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Brush:  Semogue 620

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 15, 2012, 03:14:47 PM
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Today I used the Kai Captain foldable razor with Feather pro guard.
Soap was Vitos super coconut.
Omega Boar brush.

Glorious shave!

@BlueBriz:  Hi Brian... that brush you have is not an Omega Brush.  It looks like a Semogue 1305.  It has the Semogue trademark on handle.

http://www.leesrazors.com/products/Semogue-1305-Pure-Bristle-Shaving-Brush.html

WARHAWK O0


You're right Mel,
I think I just wrote that on autopilot having used an Omega the day before.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 15, 2012, 03:30:08 PM
Hi Brian:  As a big fan of Semogue brushes... I can spot a 1305. ;)  For those of you that are on the fence on Semogue brushes... I highly recommend them.  They are lathering machines. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 16, 2012, 04:32:34 AM
I couldn't have told you the model!  Works well though.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 18, 2012, 05:37:25 AM
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Headshave was the usual Wilkinson Sword Extreme III, with Williams shave cream (not shown)

Face:
Razor: Feather Artist Club SS
Blade: Feather pro guard
Soap: Mike's peppermint and something
Brush: Huge horsehair from Turkey
Dessert: witch hazel, followed by Lucido AS and 444 balm.  Too cold for Osage rub these days! :0(

Great shave though!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 19, 2012, 05:54:39 PM
Monday, November 19, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Brush:  Semogue SOC

I had a super, smooth BBS face & dome shave today.  Life is good. 

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: theebaldguy on November 19, 2012, 06:52:19 PM
Monday, November 19th, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  EJ DE89L and Gillette Fusion (yeah, I know...)

Blade:  Wilkinson Sword

Cream:  Cremo Cream

Brush:  Van Der Hagen

I picked up some Cremo Cream to try, figuring it had to be better than gel from a can. I love the citrus fragrance, but this doesn't lather very well. Their website says it's meant to be brushless, but you can use a brush and bowl if you like. It seems too runny if I mix it in a bowl with my wet brush, even without adding any additional water. I also tried applying it directly to my wet face, and didn't like the results.

I just have to order some quality cream and get it over with!

I can get my dome BBS, but never enjoy the same with my face and neck. Must not give up...

@Warhawk - You seem to use the TOBS Sandalwood Cream a lot. Must be good stuff. :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 21, 2012, 11:12:36 AM
@Theebaldguy:  TOBS is my favorite shaving cream.  It comes in many scents.  I look forward to trying the other TOBS scents.  The TOBS shave cream is a great performing cream.  It lathers thick and creamy and provides great cushion.  With that said... my favorite shave soap is Mike's Natural Soap and Mystic Water Soap.  This is another great performing product that won't disappoint.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 21, 2012, 11:21:12 AM
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle (face)

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Wave Handle (dome)

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Bay rum)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, Bee-Bald HEAL (dome), Nivea for Men A/S balm (face)

I had a super, smoooooooooth face & dome shave with my Weber razor.  For those of you who have not tried a DE shave....you do not know what you are missing.  This is shaving nirvana!!! 

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Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle (left) & Weber DLC w/ Wave Handle



WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 21, 2012, 07:48:37 PM
No pics today, but I went back to the Cobra Classic and got a great shave with Vitos Super coconut and Semogue 1305 (is that right Mel?) brush.

Outstanding shave this morning!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 23, 2012, 03:06:25 AM
I got this razor maybe a month back but hadn't used it before:

Razor: Razorock 3 piece mirrored handle.
Blade: Perma Sharp Super
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Vie Long horse hair.

Dessert: witch hazel, 444 balm with Tactics aftershave.  Tactics cologne.  Smooth, fresh and feeling good!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 24, 2012, 12:56:28 PM
No pics today, but I went back to the Cobra Classic and got a great shave with Vitos Super coconut and Semogue 1305 (is that right Mel?) brush.

Outstanding shave this morning!
Yes!!! O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 24, 2012, 12:58:12 PM
I got this razor maybe a month back but hadn't used it before:

Razor: Razorock 3 piece mirrored handle.
Blade: Perma Sharp Super
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Vie Long horse hair.

Dessert: witch hazel, 444 balm with Tactics aftershave.  Tactics cologne.  Smooth, fresh and feeling good!

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Hi Brian:  How do you like the Vie-Long Horse hair brush?  How does it compare to your other brushes?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 24, 2012, 01:04:27 PM
I had an incredibly smooth BBS  face & dome shave last night. 

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade: Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue SOC

I hope all is well with you and your families.  Enjoy your weekend.  I know I am.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on November 24, 2012, 03:10:10 PM
I tried a Wilkinson Sword blade today.  It was okay, but not great.  I'd rank it kind of mid-pack.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on November 24, 2012, 05:33:21 PM
I tried a Wilkinson Sword blade today.  It was okay, but not great.  I'd rank it kind of mid-pack.

About the same results I had today using a, Lord for the 1st time in a vintage open comb Gillette...I give it a six.

Congrats to "npsbg" on his 1,000th post! O0


  !B@ GO GATORS!!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 26, 2012, 05:17:22 AM
Wonderful shave today, after a workout at the gym:

Razor: schick injector adjustable
Blade: Schick
Soap: Derby shave stick
Brush: Derby boar

No witch hazel because I didn't have any there, just a shower then Razorock aftershave wax.

Glorious shave!

@Warhawk - Mel. It pains me to say it given the price difference, but the Injector mentioned above shaves easily as well as the Cobra...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 26, 2012, 05:16:17 PM
Hi Brian:  Wow...glad that you had a great shave with the Schick Injector.  I am still glad that you decided to keep the Cobra Classic.  That is probably the best looking razor on the planet.  I was fortunate to participate in the CC Tour in BadgerandBlade and I enjoyed my week with that razor.  It is a great performing razor.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 26, 2012, 05:24:30 PM
Monday, November 26, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue 620

I had an outstanding BBS face & dome shave today.  It has been awhile since I used the Mystic Water Soap.  The Mystic Water Shave Soap (Bay Rum) is an incredible shave soap that I highly recommend.  It gives great lather and protection and leaves the skin feeling good.  Michelle of Mystic Water Soap gives great customer service .

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 26, 2012, 06:25:42 PM
I got this razor maybe a month back but hadn't used it before:

Razor: Razorock 3 piece mirrored handle.
Blade: Perma Sharp Super
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Vie Long horse hair.

Dessert: witch hazel, 444 balm with Tactics aftershave.  Tactics cologne.  Smooth, fresh and feeling good!

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Hi Brian:  How do you like the Vie-Long Horse hair brush?  How does it compare to your other brushes?

WARHAWK O0

Hi Mel,
the horsehair isn't one of my favourites.  Either it takes a really, really long time to break in, or it's just always going to be a bit scratchy compared to my boar brushes.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on November 27, 2012, 07:04:30 PM
I may have been too hasty in my review go the Wilkinson Sword blades.  I've been using one for a few days now and have come to like it.  It seems to be pretty forgiving if I get a little too quick with my shaving. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on November 28, 2012, 03:08:23 AM
I may have been too hasty in my review go the Wilkinson Sword blades.  I've been using one for a few days now and have come to like it.  It seems to be pretty forgiving if I get a little too quick with my shaving. 

They are my go to blade for a good shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Switchy on November 28, 2012, 01:07:51 PM
 O0 Price is right.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 28, 2012, 05:09:23 PM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Super Max  Titanium

Soap:  Mystic Water Shave Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue 620

I skipped my face shave today & I had a great BBS head shave with my Weber razor.  It has been awhile since I used the Super Max Titanium blade.  Thanks to our own Waine.... I was able to get the Super Max Titanium blades from a blade exchange several months ago.  I am glad that I revisited these blades.  The Super Max Titanium blades do not get enough love in the wet shaving community.  These blades are sharp, smooth. and unforgiving.  I highly recommend them. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: MMArob on November 28, 2012, 08:59:34 PM
Highjacking the thread again to go OT:
Which safety razor is a good starter?

I'm talking about a keeper, without need to upgrade later!
It can cost a little more too as long as it's really worth it...Christmas coming up and all!  ::)

Thx,
Rob
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on November 28, 2012, 09:06:18 PM
Merkurs are very good and won't set you back too much.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Slynito on November 29, 2012, 12:57:24 PM
I may have been too hasty in my review go the Wilkinson Sword blades.  I've been using one for a few days now and have come to like it.  It seems to be pretty forgiving if I get a little too quick with my shaving. 

And I may have been to judgmental about the, "Lord"...I put it in an Edwin Jagger and got a very good face 'n' head shave. But still ain't my fav.

@MMArob; Like was said, the Merkur is a very good choice and also the Jaggers and not a huge investment. But I gave a relative of mine a 1947 Gillette Super Speed that my Father had and it was appreciated and worked fine. You can find many of the old style Gillette's in antique, second hand and thrift stores for a few bucks. G'luck with it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: MMArob on November 29, 2012, 06:40:00 PM
Thanks guys, I'll give merkur a shot then!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 29, 2012, 09:23:53 PM
Highjacking the thread again to go OT:
Which safety razor is a good starter?

I'm talking about a keeper, without need to upgrade later!
It can cost a little more too as long as it's really worth it...Christmas coming up and all!  ::)

Thx,
Rob
Hi Rob:  There are so many out there.  I would definitely consider either an Edwin Jagger 89L or any Merkur razor.  Keep us posted when you get one with pics. 

You will pay a little more initially but they will last a lifetime also you can get a 100 pack of DE blades like my favorite the Astra SP blades for under $11.00 on Amazon.com. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 29, 2012, 09:45:05 PM
Thursday, November 29,2012 SOTD

Razor on left:  Merkur 37C (dome shave)

Razor on right:  FaTip w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle (face shave)

Blade:  Super Max Titanium

Soap:  Mystic Water Shave Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel

I had a soothing, relaxing BBS evening shave.  Someone is going to sleep well tonight.  I hope you all have a great evening.  Happy shaves gents.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 30, 2012, 12:50:36 AM
Must be still warm there Mel!  Much too cold for ice rubs here!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 04, 2012, 04:03:54 PM
Must be still warm there Mel!  Much too cold for ice rubs here!
Hi Brian:  Fortunately... it is still warm in my area.  We get very mild winters.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 04, 2012, 04:14:59 PM
Last night's shave of the day was super smooth.  I shaved both face & dome.  This time I went vintage & shaved with my 1960 Gillette Fatboy.  The Gillette Fatboy is my favorite vintage razor.  It is built like a tank & shaves like a dream.

Razor:  1960 Gillette Fatboy (dialed @ #7)

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert: Ice cube rub,  refrigerated witch hazel

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 06, 2012, 07:02:10 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012 SOTD

Razor on left (face shave):  Weber ARC w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Razor on right (dome shave):  Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Gillette 7 o'clock Black

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay rum)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert (as our own Bluebriz would say):  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, Nivea for Men A/S balm


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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 12, 2012, 02:37:55 PM
Wednesday, 12-12-12 SOTD

Razor on left:  Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle

Razor on right:  Weber DLC w/ Wave Handle

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mystic Water Shave Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 16, 2012, 06:24:48 AM
Things have been quiet on here of late, apart from Warhawk of course!

Anyway, I had a fantastic Sunday evening shave with the following set-up:

Razor: GEM Featherweight
Blade: GEM SE blade
Brush: Omega boar. Small but a lathering powerhouse!
Soap: Godrej Shaving Round (the staple cheap soap of India)
Dessert: witch hazel followed by Razorock Aftershave Wax.

A wonderful, wonderful shave!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on December 16, 2012, 06:54:19 AM
I've been using the Polisilver blade with Cella shave cream and my Vulfix badger brush on my face at the sink. Outstanding shaves!
I've been shaving my head in the shower with my HeadBlade, RazoRock XXX shave cream, and my cheap badger brush. Outstanding shaves!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on December 16, 2012, 06:59:45 AM
Today's shave:

Face at the sink:

Personna Platinum blade in my Edwin Jagger EJ89DL
Vulfix badger hair brush
Proraso Shave Soap


Head in the shower:

HeadBlade with Triple blades
RazoRock XXX shave cream
Wally World board hair brush
BeeBald "Clean" exfoliating product


Outstanding shaves! See my new thread for my review of the Proraso Shave Cream
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on December 16, 2012, 03:50:00 PM
Hey;

This mornings shave was;

Merkeur HD
Gillette 7 o'clock yellow
GZD Berber stick
And TGN brush

Finish with Razorock Alum and TN Dickinson witch hazel!

All in all a decent shave, slight irritation around the mouth, but I was mowing down 3 days growth.

This is pretty much my standard shave these days. I change the soap up everyday but the others stay the same.

Heads shave;
HB sport and Old Spice foam (gasp). Was in a hurry and keen to finish it off. Gonna grab some headslick today :)
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 17, 2012, 05:29:12 PM
Hi Gents:  I am so glad to hear your SOTD replies.  It was getting lonely.  I thank you for joining me.  Today SOTD was an incredible BBS face & dome shave with my trusty Merkur 37C.  It has been awhile since I visited the Gillette Silver Blue blade so I decided to revisit it today.  The Gillette Silver Blue blades are great.  Sharp, smooth, and unforgiving with no tugs.  I highly recommend GSB blades.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 17, 2012, 05:33:43 PM
Monday, December 17, 2012  SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Gillette Silver Blue

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refrigerated witch hazel

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on December 17, 2012, 09:55:46 PM
Sounds good Warhawk,

Do you find refrigerating the witch hazel helps?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 19, 2012, 07:11:23 PM
Sounds good Warhawk,

Do you find refrigerating the witch hazel helps?
Hi Lynchy:  I absolutely find refrigerated witch hazel gives an added boost to my routine.  The cooling effect/feel is priceless.  I also refrigerate the Osage Rub on the days I do not use the witch hazel.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 19, 2012, 08:13:23 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Gillette Silver Blue

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue SOC

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel

I had another relaxing, super, smooth BBS face & dome shave today.  I hope all your shaves are super smooth.
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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on December 19, 2012, 09:16:08 PM
Hey everyone!

This mornings shave was;

Merkeur HD
Gillette 7 o'clock yellow
MWF
And TGN brush

Finish with Razorock Alum and TN Dickinson witch hazel as always.

It was a nice shave, haven't used the Fat for ages, it gave a great lather. Nice 3 pass shave with no irritation. Nice way to start the day.


Head shave;
HB sport and Headslick.

Fist time with the headslick, the menthol kick was nice. I did find it super slick which helped.

I typically shave the head then shower, exfoliate my head, then face shave. So it being brushless really aids in the process!

I actually had a really great shave, head was super smooth and no irritation.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 22, 2012, 05:39:06 AM
Face shave only today, very relaxing it was though.

Razor: pal injector with schick blade
Soap: Mike's Peppermint and something...maybe Rosemary.  Warhawk will know!
Brush: Dachmann badger
Followed by witch hazel and Boots Fresh Wood after shave balm, cheap but absolutely fantastic! 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 22, 2012, 05:39:42 AM
Face shave only today, very relaxing it was though.

Razor: pal injector with schick blade
Soap: Mike's Peppermint and something...maybe Rosemary.  Warhawk will know!
Brush: Dachmann badger
Followed by witch hazel and Boots Fresh Wood after shave balm, cheap but absolutely fantastic! 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on December 22, 2012, 03:26:05 PM
Yesterday's shave:

Face at the sink:

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89L
Brush: My trusty Vulfix badger hair
Shave soap: RazoRock Classic
Blade: Shark... then a quick change to the Astra SP

My Edwin Jagger DE and Vulfix brush are just great shaving tools. Love them.

This was my first shave with the RazoRock Classic. Yet another great RazoRock product. The scent is very much like the Cella soap that I love. An almond scent... VERY nice. If you don't know this scent... you will love it. It's classic and delicious. THe lather with this soap is outdtanding and provides great cushion and glide. I love this soap. How Joe brings outstanding shave soaps like the RazoRock line to us for the reasonable prices he has.... I just don't know. I may be the biggest fan if the RazoRock line of soaps. This is the second I have tried an both are outstanding. I have a third waiting in the wings to try out. This soap geta a 10 out of 10 from me. Great scent, great performance, and great price!

Notice that I said I changedd blade during my shave. This was my first shave with the Shark blade. I took a swipe and it was terrible. I took a second swipe, same result. I didn't like that blade at all. It was a brand new blad ebut I took it right out of my DE and re[placed it with the Astra SP. Ahhhh! Now that's a good blade.

Great shave with the above tools and products usingv the Astra blade.

I finished my shave with a little dab of BeeBald Heal rubbed into my face. On the head.... a little dab of BeeBald Smooth spread around and rubbed in.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 22, 2012, 10:18:17 PM
Face shave only today, very relaxing it was though.

Razor: pal injector with schick blade
Soap: Mike's Peppermint and something...maybe Rosemary.  Warhawk will know!
Brush: Dachmann badger
Followed by witch hazel and Boots Fresh Wood after shave balm, cheap but absolutely fantastic! 

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Hi Brian:  That is Mike's Peppermint and Rosemary.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 23, 2012, 11:50:36 PM
Thanks Mel!

Today's shave was as glorious as ever, but no pic, sorry guys I had to do it between stages of preparing Xmas dinner....Christmas isn't a holiday in Japan so we're having dinner a day early as it's a public holiday.

Razor: 37C slant razor
Blade: Polsilver
Soap: Cella  (the discussions on here of late pulled me back to it, and it was fantastic!  Also used Vitos pre-shave after my shower.
Brush: Omega boar

Dessert was the usual witch hazel followed by the frequent Razorock aftershave wax.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 24, 2012, 04:30:57 AM
To make up for the lack of a photo earlier, I wanted to show my new razor I received today, a Merkur Progress.  Looking forward to using it tomorrow as I already shaved this afternoon! (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F12%2F12%2F24%2Fpy9u8ese.jpg&hash=b5fb91b122a0450de2482deb97cca580)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 24, 2012, 07:43:50 AM
To make up for the lack of a photo earlier, I wanted to show my new razor I received today, a Merkur Progress.  Looking forward to using it tomorrow as I already shaved this afternoon! (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F12%2F12%2F24%2Fpy9u8ese.jpg&hash=b5fb91b122a0450de2482deb97cca580)
Hi Brian:  Congrats on the Merkur Progress.  As you know that is my next razor after Christmas.  The Progress intrigues me and I cannot wait to get one.  I have heard nothing but positive praise on this adjustable razor. :@`

Brian.... I cannot wait to hear your review of this razor.  I know you cannot wait for your shave.  I hope it is a great one.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on December 24, 2012, 12:44:29 PM
I just finshed my Christmas Eve shave!

My Edwin Jagger DE and Vulfix brush of course!

At the sink:

Blade : Astra SP (I've come to appreciate this blade more and more. I wasn't a fan at first but as my technique has gotten better I like this blade a LOT more.)

Shave Soap: Cella (One of my very favorites. Just an outstanding product.)

I had an amazing, relaxing, and time consuming shave. I love taking my time and just enjoying the DE, the fine shave soap, and the oh so sharp blades.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on December 24, 2012, 05:07:21 PM
I got a British Flair tip for Christmas off my Parents.

So my Christmas shave was:

-Flair tip
-Gillette 7O'Clock Yellow
-Connaught Spearmint Cream
-TGN brush

Was a decent shave, was worried about the new razor as I love my 34C but this was great. Will need more practice before I can get BBS but I'm happy to add another razor to the stable!

Finished up with Alum and Witchhazel and some Body Shop Kristina Balm (gift from the wife)

Not a bad way to kick off Christmas Day IMO!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 25, 2012, 12:07:31 PM
Merry  Christmas SOTD, December 25, 2012

Hi gents:  I had a very relaxing, super, BBS face (sink) & dome (shower) shave today using my beloved slant razor (Merkur 37C).  I paired it up with the Polsilver Super Iridium blade & it was magic. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 25, 2012, 07:56:50 PM
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Boxing Day shave, with two days growth because I wanted a little more to work with before testing out the new razor.

Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Polsilver
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Dachmann badger, given to me as a secret Santa gift at work
Dessert: witch hazel followed by Razorock AS and 444 balm

This was my first shave with the Progress and so I'm still unsure about adjusting the setting on it to suit my face.  That said, I adjusted a few times between passes and was rewarded with an irritation free BBS shave.  Lovely stuff!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 27, 2012, 09:47:21 PM
@ Bluebriz:  Hey Brian... glad that your 1st test drive of the Merkur Progress was BBS.  I am looking forward to hearing more.  BTW... as you know I have been intrigued by the Progress and promised myself to purchase one after Christmas.  So... I have a Progress in route.  I can't wait to shave with it.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 27, 2012, 10:05:32 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2012 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood

Brush:  Semogue SOC

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel

I had a relaxing & magical face (sink) & dome (shower) shave.  The Merkur slant razors are great performers.  They are super efficient.  Mike.....I wanted to say that I just purchased the Cella and I look forward to my 1st Cella test drive when it arrives.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on December 28, 2012, 06:09:46 AM
You're going to love that Cella, Mel!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on December 28, 2012, 06:14:41 AM
Last Safety Razor Shave for 2012: (Late PM 12/27/12)
Head
Razor: Lord
Blade: Derby
Soap: Shave Secret mixed with Headslick and Bee Bald Smooth (yeah, I'm weird)
Exfoliant: Bee Bald Clean

Face: Shaped up beard with Andis clippers then passed above mentioned razor under the chin

Ice cubes, Witch Hazel and Osage Rub on both

Disclaimer: I have to work overnight the next three nights, so it may be possible to sneak one last shave in before the new year sometime Monday. Enjoy your shaves, guys!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on December 28, 2012, 06:15:50 AM
Yesterday's shave, at the sink:

Edwin Jagger DE89L razor with my Vulfix brush
Shave soap: Cella!!!
Blade: Feather
Exfoliator: BeeBald Clean (in the shower on head and face)
Post shave: BeeBald Smooth on the head
                  Clubman Pinaud on the face and neck to finish up

This is my current favorite combination for shaving. I love the Feather blade and the Cella. Two of my favorite products. I had a MOST excellent shave yesterday!!



                  
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on December 28, 2012, 02:50:42 PM
Had a nice shave just now. Post shower at the sink!

34C
Gillette Yellow 7O'Clock
TGN brush
And Proraso

It was a decent shave 2nd and 3rd passes the later was a little light so I ended up with a super close shave but with a few nicks.

I finished up with the Alum block and Witchhazel. Then used a bit of GFT Skin Food (Lemon and Lime) to bring back a bit of hydration.

Head shave was pre-shower at the sink.

HeadBlade Sport
And Head slick.

Finished with the Witchhazel and Skin Food after the shower.

Squeaky Clean :)
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 01, 2013, 11:38:36 AM
Hello fellow chrome domes.  Just wanted to say that I am enjoying all your SOTD entries.  I hope all your shaves are BBS.  For those on the DE or SE fence.... let us know if we can help.  Yesterday's New Year's Eve SOTD was a very relaxing BBS face (sink) & dome (shower) shave.

I just recently purchased a Merkur Progress from a good friend.  Yesterday I had my 2nd test drive with the Progress.  It is an adjustable DE razor.  With it being an adjustable... I am having fun trying to find a perfect setting.  The Progress has a #1-#5 setting.  So far...I am liking it dialed on #4.  This razor has some heft and fits perfect in my hand.  I love it's feel.

Razor:  Merkur Progress

Blade:  Astra SP

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on January 01, 2013, 03:04:23 PM
Sounds good Warkawk!

I really want a new adjustable, just need to convince SWMBO that I 'need' more DE's!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 02, 2013, 07:43:59 PM
Glad you're enjoying the progress Warhawk!

Couple of new items for me today, the razor and soap:

Razor: Bakelite slant from italianbarber
Blade: Polsilver
Soap: Razorock sandalwood
Brush: Semogue 1305

Dessert: alum block, rinse, witch hazel, Razorock wax

The razor is lighter than any other razors, so a little pressure was needed. Still, a gloriously pleasurable shave as usual!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 05, 2013, 12:12:00 AM
This was my first time shaving with a razor I had completely honed myself, from setting the bevel right through to getting it shave ready, or at least what I thought was shave ready.  I have a proper shave ready straight on the way from Whipped Dog to compare my work to, but I don't think I was a million miles away.  Apologies for the rushed and somewhat poor photo!

Razor: Boker 11/16 full hollow
Brush: omega boar
Soap: Razorock Cumba Cheech

Dessert: witch hazel and Boots Freshwood balm (UK members I can't recommend this highly enough! Cheap but outstanding!)

One pass with straight, finished with Progress.  I'm definitely climbing on the straight razor train!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on January 05, 2013, 03:35:02 AM
Wow.... Honing your own straight warns you like a thousand points on the man card!

I am very jealous.!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on January 05, 2013, 07:21:24 AM
Yesterday's shave, at the sink (face only):

Edwin Jagger DE89L razor with my Vulfix brush
Shave soap: RazoRock Fresco
Blade: Polisilver
Exfoliator: BeeBald Clean (in the shower on head and face)
Post shave: BeeBald Smooth on the head
                  Nivea Extreme After Shave Balm - Cool Kick

Outstanding shave with this combination. Now that I've used the RazoRock Fresco a few times, I'll post up a review later today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on January 05, 2013, 03:53:38 PM
Do you guys go ATG with your DE razors?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on January 05, 2013, 03:57:57 PM
Yep, I do a three pass shave WTG, XTG and the finally ATG.

It's the only way that I get a close shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mikekoz13 on January 05, 2013, 08:55:39 PM
Do you guys go ATG with your DE razors?

Yes.... trhree passes for me. WTG, XTG, ATG
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 08, 2013, 02:55:07 PM
Last night's shave:

Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Feather
Soap: Palmolive stick
Brush: Dachmann badger

Dessert: witch hazel and Razorock aftershave wax.

Result: perfection!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on January 08, 2013, 03:07:07 PM
Hey Guys,

Have had some great shaves over the last few days.

This morning was no exception:

Gillette Bostonian http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/New%20Improved/1922%20Bostonian%20silver.JPG
Gillette 7 O’clock Yellow
Spieck Stick
TGN Brush

Finished up with Razorock Alum and Witch Hazel.

And used some Old spice freshwater aftershave, happy days!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 09, 2013, 06:31:11 PM
Hope all is well with you & your families.  Yesterday's SOTD was soothing and BBS.  For the past several days I have been shaving with the "Cella".  After reading Mike's Cella review.... I had to pull the trigger & I am glad I did.  I absolutely love the fresh, almond scent.

Razor:  Weber Polished w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Cella

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, & refrigerated Osage Rub

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F01%2F10%2Fgubuga2e.jpg&hash=90cff4fc7acce4a9fa16f05aafc238be)

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Switchy on January 11, 2013, 05:13:27 PM
Last night's shave of the day was super smooth.  I shaved both face & dome.  This time I went vintage & shaved with my 1960 Gillette Fatboy.  The Gillette Fatboy is my favorite vintage razor.  It is built like a tank & shaves like a dream.

Razor:  1960 Gillette Fatboy (dialed @ #7)

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert: Ice cube rub,  refrigerated witch hazel

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WARHAWK
  Had to cheat but good shave with some changes !  Thanks warhawk !

Razor:  1960 Gillette Fatboy (dialed #5)

Blade:  Wilkerson Sword

Soap:  Van Der Hagen

Brush:  Van Der Hagen ( it sucks)  lose brissels.

Rince :  Cool water

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on January 11, 2013, 11:02:51 PM
Im back on the DE wagon after using it yesterday and it gave me an awesome BBS shave. Will post some photos up of my shaves soon.

Razor: Merkur 34C HD
Blade: Feather
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Brush: Edwin Jagger Badger Brush
Aftershave: ClearHead/tiny bit of aloe vera once CH has dried, gives perfect shine.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on January 21, 2013, 05:21:43 PM
Hey guys,

I got an Arko shave stick and an alum block in the mail today.  Unfortunately I didn't have that great of a shave with the Arko stick, but the alum block was a nice surprise!  Arko does produce a thick and slick lather rather quickly like I read about (kind of mediocre smell... honestly it smells like a toilet puck or a janitor's cart, but it dissipates quickly) and it doesn't seem to dry out fast, but I experienced a bit of blade skipping and have irritation now.

I got a solid 3-pass wet lather from the Arko, I had about 2.5 days of stubble, and a brand new blade, but I had a lot of irritation and one tiny cut.  This is my first shave soap stick so I'm sure I can make a better lather with practice.  I think some factors other than Arko made it a bad shave: going at a slightly rushed pace with a new blade, maybe a few wrong angles of attack with the DE, and I didn't exfoliate like I normally do.  I'll also try Arko with a shave oil base next time.  I won't give up on Arko just yet!

The alum block was surprisingly mild!  I figured since I had such a rough shave this little alum block may burn like hellfire but it stung only slightly, way less than an alcohol based aftershave.  It immediately alleviated any burning and acted as styptic for my small cut.  I rubbed it on directly after a cold water rinse and towel off.  You can buy blocks of this stuff cheap online.  Mine was $5 but there's probably even cheaper ones.

Razor:  EJ de89
Blade:  Astra SP
Soap:  Arko
Brush:  Vulfix badger
Aftershave:  Cold water, alum block, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm


Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 22, 2013, 07:21:48 PM
@ Switchy:  Congrats on the Fatboy.  That is my favorite vintage razor.

@BBCMark:  Welcome back to the traditional way of shaving.  I cannot imagine going back to cartridges.  I know I can't.  I love the traditional way of shaving.

@Bill:  Nice mini review of the Arko stick.  I actually have one but I cannot get past the smell so that is why I haven't used it yet.  You described Arko's scent (toilet puck scent) exactly. :*))

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 23, 2013, 02:34:32 AM
I've read the toilet puck comparison with Arko before, but I just don't get it. I can only assume they smell different in the US!  I would say lemon candy or even ivory soap.  Regardless, the Arko lather is absolutely top drawer!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on January 23, 2013, 04:44:17 AM
I can only assume they smell different in the US! 

Urinal cakes or Arko :p
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on January 23, 2013, 11:09:24 AM
So I took my Merkur Futur for it's maiden voyage. At present all I have is Astra SP blades but I can say that the Futur is a definite upgrade over the 180. In many of the reviews I read before I decided to purchase it I noticed that people said the handle was slippery if your hand was wet; so to combat this I wrapped a rubber band around the handle. My 180 wasn't giving me a consistent shave, I thought maybe it was the blades. I ordered some Feather blades and will try them out next week.
Here are a few quick shots of my new toy with the minor alteration (the rubber band) I added to it:
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Switchy on January 23, 2013, 01:42:41 PM
Thanks for posting a pic.  I can see where that stem, handle, would be slippery.  Good idea with the rubber band.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 23, 2013, 07:44:24 PM
@ greatnessinc:  Nice pic of the Merkur Futur.  Keep us posted on your results. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 23, 2013, 08:00:28 PM
Thanks to a great friend and true gentleman, I was fortunate to purchase his Cobra Classic razor .  It has been my daily driver until I took a break from it today & used my Weber.  It is a hybrid SE (single edge) razor.  IMHO...  the Cobra Classic is probably the sexiest DE or SE razor on the planet.  Combined with its beauty is it's great performance.  It has been giving me some super incredible BBS face & dome shaves.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F01%2F24%2Fupe2ejep.jpg&hash=cb4dcba16aa59cc39202dbdc2d0cd415)(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F01%2F24%2F7yzu4yvu.jpg&hash=338950a18961e5269c11ef2ddcc73d8f)(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F01%2F24%2Fyqanu4u8.jpg&hash=92dd0761d24aa5bb747d76fdb030d2c2)

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on January 24, 2013, 11:19:26 AM
Day 2 of my Futur experience not bad, overall a smooth shave I did however get a couple minor nicks. But as I say, where there's a blade involved sooner or later there will be blood.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on January 24, 2013, 11:36:30 AM
Cool stuff, Warhawk.....Looks like something I want to invest in down the road....
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Switchy on January 24, 2013, 12:06:20 PM
That razor is sweet warhawk,  I looked them up and they also have a nice pricetag on them lol. And I read that they are hard to get ahold of.  Very nice.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on January 26, 2013, 03:51:18 PM
That's a pretty sweet blade Warhawk.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on January 26, 2013, 07:41:11 PM
Had a nice shave this AM:

Flare Tip
Feather
TGN Brush
Proraso Red
And followed up with some Witchhazel all in all great results!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy_au on January 27, 2013, 08:37:14 AM
Nice Razor,

When did you get the red,

Cheers

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy_au on January 28, 2013, 06:26:27 AM
Head and face
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on January 28, 2013, 05:19:04 PM
First day with Feather blades, I'm quite pleased. As a rule I'll reserve judgement on the blades until I get through the first box.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on January 28, 2013, 08:13:35 PM
Had another nice shave this AM:

Gem 1912
Flare Tip
Feather
TGN Brush
Arko

Mowing down a few days growth, so the first pass was with the SE and XTG and ATG was with the flare tip!

Was a decent shave!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 30, 2013, 06:14:21 AM
Great shave tonight:

Injector razor (I need to check the model).
Schick blade
Cella soap
Omega boar brush
Aqua Velva aftershave.

Magic!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Switchy on January 30, 2013, 02:50:33 PM
Sweet razor is that a plastic handle or some other material. 

? I have a GEM micromatic , the top opens up , so what type of blade do I use for this .  A reg . double edge doesn't fit.   Kind of a ugly old razor but has a nice slant to it.  I really want to try it out.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 30, 2013, 04:36:46 PM
Yep, it's a plastic handle.  Injector type E or G, i've been told what to check to find out later!

Regarding the SE blades, DE blades don't fit, check these http://razorbladesandmore.com/catalog/single-edge-blades
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Switchy on January 30, 2013, 05:08:43 PM
Yep, it's a plastic handle.  Injector type E or G, i've been told what to check to find out later!

Regarding the SE blades, DE blades don't fit, check these http://razorbladesandmore.com/catalog/single-edge-blades
Cool Bluebriz,  I will have to order some.  I really like that SS Atlas DE razor but the price WOW !
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 30, 2013, 06:53:16 PM
Yep, it's a plastic handle.  Injector type E or G, i've been told what to check to find out later!

Regarding the SE blades, DE blades don't fit, check these http://razorbladesandmore.com/catalog/single-edge-blades
Cool Bluebriz,  I will have to order some.  I really like that SS Atlas DE razor but the price WOW !

I bought the 100 from there.  Excellent blades and SE blades last longer than DE blades usually.

I don't know about the SS Atlas DE...I'll have to check it out!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 31, 2013, 04:16:01 PM
Hi Gents:  I am really liking all the participations in the SOTD thread.  Keep em coming.  My SOTD was very relaxing and BBS.  I hope your shaves are super smooth .  If anyone is on the DE or SE fence.... I highly recommend taking the plunge. 

Face (sink) & dome (shower)

Razor:  Weber Polished w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap: Mike's Natural Soap (Orange, cedarwood, & black pepper)

Brush:  Semogue 1438

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel


(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F02%2F01%2Fymypujeq.jpg&hash=25f865cda7c0a8747a3a92ff88128919)
WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 31, 2013, 04:19:43 PM
Mike's Natural Soap (orange, cedarwood, and black pepper) and a Semogue 1438 equals thick, yogurt lather that explodes with a refreshing scent. 


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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Switchy on January 31, 2013, 07:36:38 PM
Wow those Razors are so sweet.  If sometime warhawk would you be so kind as to post a picture of your collection !  So that I and others might drule !  ;) :)

Thanks,

Your knowledge of blades, razors, brush's , soap's etc.  is much to be appreciated  O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 31, 2013, 07:45:54 PM
@ Switchy:  Sure... I might have to do that one day.  BTW... I would like to see your SOTD pics.  I see you got a Gillette Fatboy.  Post a pic of that legendary razor.  I got a 1960 Fatboy that shaves like a dream.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on February 02, 2013, 12:50:20 PM
Just got a puck of Mitchell's Wool Fat a couple days ago and tried it out today!  This shaving soap, affectionately known as "the Fat" by its many devoted followers, is some of the most revered in the world.  So naturally I had to try it out!  At about $14 a puck, this stuff had better be good  :x!! 

I've heard about its world-class shaving properties, but that it also takes some practice to build the perfect lather with it.  I used warm water instead of hot as hot water supposedly breaks down the lanolin (wool fat) and makes the lather worse.  I also started with a drier than normal brush and added water as needed.  I face lathered like always, and this is the preferred method for making lather with this particular soap.  The soap has a very mild scent; it's kind of soapy/powdery mix.  Not unpleasant at all.

It took a little longer than usual to make a solid lather, but it was definitely worth it!  The shave was as smooth as I can ask for, and after rinsing my head and face, I could feel the lanolin coating my skin for a few minutes.  It has a very nice moisturizing property. 

Overall it was a superb shave, but nothing I haven't had before with different creams or soaps.  I feel if I can make the lather even better with practice then I can have a world-class shaving experience!

Razor: EJ de89
Blade: Astra SP
Soap:  Mitchell's Wool Fat
Brush: Vulfix badger
Preshave: Hot water
Postshave: Cold water, alum block, Nivea A/S balm
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on February 02, 2013, 02:31:06 PM
My shave today was with a puck of Tabac soap. It's not like the other soaps I've tried in that I had a tough time making a good lather with it. It will take a few more tries to figure out how to make it better. 

Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Razor: Merkur - setting 2
Soap: Tabac
A/S: Gillette A/S lotion
Results: BBS
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 02, 2013, 06:28:34 PM
My shave today was with a puck of Tabac soap. It's not like the other soaps I've tried in that I had a tough time making a good lather with it. It will take a few more tries to figure out how to make it better. 

Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Razor: Merkur - setting 2
Soap: Tabac
A/S: Gillette A/S lotion
Results: BBS

Keep at it Doug!  If you can get past the smell (I've learned to tolerate it because the lather is top drawer) then you're in for a fantastic shaving experience!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 02, 2013, 06:29:56 PM
Just got a puck of Mitchell's Wool Fat a couple days ago and tried it out today!  This shaving soap, affectionately known as "the Fat" by its many devoted followers, is some of the most revered in the world.  So naturally I had to try it out!  At about $14 a puck, this stuff had better be good  :x!! 

I've heard about its world-class shaving properties, but that it also takes some practice to build the perfect lather with it.  I used warm water instead of hot as hot water supposedly breaks down the lanolin (wool fat) and makes the lather worse.  I also started with a drier than normal brush and added water as needed.  I face lathered like always, and this is the preferred method for making lather with this particular soap.  The soap has a very mild scent; it's kind of soapy/powdery mix.  Not unpleasant at all.

It took a little longer than usual to make a solid lather, but it was definitely worth it!  The shave was as smooth as I can ask for, and after rinsing my head and face, I could feel the lanolin coating my skin for a few minutes.  It has a very nice moisturizing property. 

Overall it was a superb shave, but nothing I haven't had before with different creams or soaps.  I feel if I can make the lather even better with practice then I can have a world-class shaving experience!

Razor: EJ de89
Blade: Astra SP
Soap:  Mitchell's Wool Fat
Brush: Vulfix badger
Preshave: Hot water
Postshave: Cold water, alum block, Nivea A/S balm

Make sure you give the soap time to dry off before putting it away.  I didn't and mine went mouldy.... :0(
Title: Re: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on February 02, 2013, 06:43:18 PM
My shave today was with a puck of Tabac soap. It's not like the other soaps I've tried in that I had a tough time making a good lather with it. It will take a few more tries to figure out how to make it better. 

Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Razor: Merkur - setting 2
Soap: Tabac
A/S: Gillette A/S lotion
Results: BBS

Keep at it Doug!  If you can get past the smell (I've learned to tolerate it because the lather is top drawer) then you're in for a fantastic shaving experience!

Does it take a lot of water?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 02, 2013, 09:35:55 PM
My shave today was with a puck of Tabac soap. It's not like the other soaps I've tried in that I had a tough time making a good lather with it. It will take a few more tries to figure out how to make it better. 

Blade: Wilkinson Sword
Razor: Merkur - setting 2
Soap: Tabac
A/S: Gillette A/S lotion
Results: BBS

Keep at it Doug!  If you can get past the smell (I've learned to tolerate it because the lather is top drawer) then you're in for a fantastic shaving experience!

Does it take a lot of water?

I think I leave some water soaking on top while I shower, then lather with an averagely wet brush.  A puck lasts forever though so test it even when you're not shaving.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on February 02, 2013, 10:44:01 PM
Hey hey,

Gem 1912
34C
Gillette Yellow
TGN Brush
MWF

First pass was with the SE and XTG and ATG was with the 34C.

Possibly one of the best shaves I've ever had. Really smooth and no irritation at all. Life is good!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on February 02, 2013, 10:46:08 PM
Just got a puck of Mitchell's Wool Fat a couple days ago and tried it out today!  This shaving soap, affectionately known as "the Fat" by its many devoted followers, is some of the most revered in the world.  So naturally I had to try it out!  At about $14 a puck, this stuff had better be good  :x!! 

.....

Overall it was a superb shave, but nothing I haven't had before with different creams or soaps.  I feel if I can make the lather even better with practice then I can have a world-class shaving experience!


Used MWF myself this AM, it's pretty damn good!

Lather is just a tad fickle at times!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 06, 2013, 09:47:25 AM
Hi gents!  I hope all is well with you & your families.   I had a spectacular face & dome shave with the Cobra Classic last night.  I am thoroughly enjoying this hybrid SE razor.  Mike's Natural Soap continues to be a great performing soap.  The Lemongrass has an invigorating fresh scent.  All I gotta say is that there is nothing better, smoother, and more fun than a safety razor shave.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on February 06, 2013, 04:04:45 PM
Had a few nice shaves with the Gem over the last few days!

Very smooth and no irritation!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 07, 2013, 08:27:49 PM
Thursday night, February 7, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur Progress

Blade:  Astra SP

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue 1438

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, refrigerated  Osage Rub

I had a very relaxing, soothing DE shave tonight.  What a way to end the day.  I absolutely love Mystic Water Soap Bay Rum.  It continues to perform great and the scent is out of this world.  Love it.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 07, 2013, 09:40:37 PM
Thursday night, February 7, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur Progress

Blade:  Astra SP

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue 1438

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, refrigerated  Osage Rub

I had a very relaxing, soothing DE shave tonight.  What a way to end the day.  I absolutely love Mystic Water Soap Bay Rum.  It continues to perform great and the scent is out of this world.  Love it.

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Giving the CC a break Mel? ;0)
I've been using my G type injector every day of late.  I really need more faces to shave to give my other razors a chance!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 07, 2013, 10:34:47 PM
 Hi Brian:  Ha!!! ;D  Yes... as much as I am enjoying the CC.  I am giving the CC a break to give more attention to my other razors.  I am with you on the more faces.  Glad that you are loving your injector shaves.  I bet your 37C and Progress are begging for your affection. ;)

I am thoroughly enjoying my wet shaving journey.  I hope that we can encourage more SBGs to join in on the fun.  If you are on the fence... I can guarantee you that you will "boost" up your shaving routine and have more fun doing it.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 14, 2013, 06:03:24 AM
Let's get things rolling again on this page!

Headshave:
Razor: Gillette Guard
Soap: as per face below

Face:
Feather artist club straight razor
Palmolive lemon shave cream
Dachmann badger brush

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Dessert: Kanwa aftershave balm - very light and unscented.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on February 14, 2013, 11:19:41 AM
Today I used Col Conk with a squirt of Headslick to get a nice lather.
Blade: a fresh feather blade
Razor: Merkur Futur
Settings:
-face 3.5
-head 2.5
Result: smooth and shiny

I'm currently on a 5 day cycle, I try to get 4-5 shaves out of a blade before switching to a new one.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on February 22, 2013, 09:56:28 AM
Tabac soap receives very high marks from DE and straight shavers and there is a never-ending discussion about its peculiar smell.  I couldn't resist and pulled the trigger a couple weeks ago.  After the first use I could tell this stuff was going to be a staple in my shaving den!  The smell is hard to describe, but I think it's one of the best soaps I've ever smelled.  The simplest way I can describe it is a more complex, muskier Van der Hagen.  It's one of the "manliest" soap scents I can think of.  If Chuck Norris shaved this is what he would use.  This soap whips up an incredible lather easily.  If you can find this soap at a good price anywhere I highly recommend giving it a shot!

I had the most irritation-free and smoothest shave of recent memory this morning using Tabac.  I had about 5 days of growth on head and face and my DE, in combination with Shave Secret (something I haven't used in a good while) and Tabac, sliced through the hair like butter.  I did three passes: WTG, XTG, and ATG.  I think my DE technique has finally solidified and the blade angle is in muscle memory.

Razor: EJ de89
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Vulfix badger
Soap:  Tabac
Preshave: Hot water, Shave Secret
Postshave: Cold water, alum block   
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 24, 2013, 04:17:46 AM
Today I shaved with Tabac, Omega brush and a 4/8 sized straight.

I tried 3 passes, which I don't normally do with my disposable straights, let alone real straights, and I was rewarded with a BBS shave, and a couple if barely noticeable nicks.  Need to strop the razor so I can use it again tomorrow!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 03, 2013, 02:22:04 PM
Just had my first DE shave ever!  Pretty damn smooth I gotta say though not perfect of course.  Smoothest shave I've ever had though!

Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Shark Super Chrome
Brush: SimplyBeautiful 100% Pure Badger Brush
Soap:  Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap
Preshave: Shower with Dove soap
Postshave: Old Spice Classic after shave, Dove Men post shave balm   
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 03, 2013, 02:23:49 PM
oh btw that brush is only the seller.  I'm not sure if it's actually the brand.  I do know it's a pure grade badger brush
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on March 03, 2013, 06:18:58 PM
Just had my first DE shave ever!  Pretty damn smooth I gotta say though not perfect of course.  Smoothest shave I've ever had though!

Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Shark Super Chrome
Brush: SimplyBeautiful 100% Pure Badger Brush
Soap:  Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap
Preshave: Shower with Dove soap
Postshave: Old Spice Classic after shave, Dove Men post shave balm

Sounds like a good shave!

It's a totally different experience!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on March 04, 2013, 08:01:20 PM
Excellent shave this evening!  Trying to concentrate on using the best technique possible every time I shave, and it certainly shows.  I made a supreme lather from my old trusty ToBS Sandalwood!  It's always consistent in producing a high quality lather, moreso than many of the higher end soaps I'm using, and it has a great smell as well.

Razor: EJ de89
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Vulfix badger
Preshave: Hot water, Shave Secret
Cream: ToBS Sandalwood
Postshave: Cold water, witch hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Laser Man on March 04, 2013, 08:41:32 PM
Not to hijack this thread, but a quick question: anyone have problems with a shedding brush?  I use an Omega badger brush daily and lately it has started to shed a lot. Today, at least a dozen hairs came out.  Any ideas what I'm going wrong?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 04, 2013, 11:27:51 PM
Not to hijack this thread, but a quick question: anyone have problems with a shedding brush?  I use an Omega badger brush daily and lately it has started to shed a lot. Today, at least a dozen hairs came out.  Any ideas what I'm going wrong?

Not something I've experienced other than a few hairs on a new brush.  I'd recommend doing a search over on badgerandblade.com as I'm sure someone there will be able to point you in the right direction.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 06, 2013, 10:45:41 PM
Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Astra Platinum
Brush: Pure badger brush
Soap:  Omega shave cream
Preshave: Shower and hot water
Postshave: Old Spice Classic after shave, Dove Men post shave balm 

So this shave cream was interesting.  It came with the razor as part of some package deal.  And while this was a very close and nickless shave, my face is a bit soar and inflamed.  I attribute the closeness of the shave to the new blade, but I noticed a slight burning sensation when I applied the lather from the shave cream.  Also strange that this "cream" is pretty soap like in form... it looked like very moist soap and was rather stiff.  It also came in a little tub.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 07, 2013, 04:13:57 AM
Omega in the tub?

If your skin burns there's a chance of an allergy to one or more ingredients.  I had the same thing with a Mama Bear's soap.  Give your skin time to settle down and try the soap (if it's in the tub it's known as a croap or cream/soap) again.  If it happens again you might have to PIF it.  I also had the same issue with Arko first time, but was fine afterwards.

Good luck!  Omega is very highly thought of, very similar to the old Proraso I think.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 07, 2013, 11:29:20 AM
Yeah I was going to give it another try. Thanks for the advice and info! And what do you mean by PIF it?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on March 07, 2013, 02:21:46 PM
PIF = Pay it forward  :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 07, 2013, 06:07:32 PM
Thanks but I'm not sure what that means either haha.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on March 08, 2013, 02:21:11 AM
Thanks but I'm not sure what that means either haha.

Lol a phenomenon on some forums where you give an item away because you are just a nice guy..... This is rife on Badger and Blade.

Don't feel obligated though ;)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 08, 2013, 09:33:01 PM
Oh as in just mail it to someone that wants it?

Haha that'd actually be very doable since I work for a shipping company.  If I decide I don't want it after a couple more test shaves, I can do that very economically for someone.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: BillOnBass on March 12, 2013, 05:58:29 PM
It's official.  I just had the best shave of my life!  Not a single nick, BBS, and very relaxing.  Absolutely zero irritation.  It's no coincidence that this incredible shave is a result of taking my sweet time (about 40 minutes including shower, head and face shaved).  I usually can't spare that much time for shaving, but when I can I hope to have results like this every time!

Razor: EJ de89
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Vulfix badger
Preshave: Shower, apricot scrub, hot water, Shave Secret, more hot water
Soap: Tabac
Postshave: Cold water, witch hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Todo Duro on March 13, 2013, 04:57:56 PM
It's official.  I just had the best shave of my life!  Not a single nick, BBS, and very relaxing.  Absolutely zero irritation.

I'm going to borrow BillOnBass's words here, but even more so as this has been my first DE shave ever as well! Much easier than I'd have expected and all in all an experience light years ahead of scraping at one's face with a disposable cartridge razor. Only downside is that at the end of it my bathroom looked like a foam party venue :D

The hardware:

Razor: Muhle R89
Blade: Derby Extra
Brush: Tweezerman
Soap:  Palmolive cream
Preshave: Hot water
Postshave: Cold water, alum block, Nivea AS balsam

Looks like I can finally say g'bye to the razor rash and folliculitis I've been saddled with since I started shaving... well better late than never. Seriously, a massive THANK YOU to all of you guys on this forum, most likely I'd never have got into this without reading your posts!  O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 13, 2013, 07:20:23 PM
That's great guys!  I'm really happy that you're enjoying this classic and pleasurable way of shaving!  👍
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 14, 2013, 11:21:06 PM
Hey guys, glad to hear about the great shaves we're all having.  I tried out a great new soap today!

Razor: Merkur 28C
Blade: 7AM HP
Brush: pure badger, nothing special
Soap:  Queen Charlotte Soap: Esquire
Preshave: Hot water, Lucky Tiger face wash
Postshave: Cold water, Old Spice Classic after shave, Dove for Men face balm

Very smooth and comfortable shave.  Closest I've gotten with just two passes + touch up.  No irritation.  Soap was very interesting.  It is from a private vendor http://www.queencharlottesoaps.com/ and they make (so far) great hand made soaps.  It was a bit difficult to work up a good lather quickly, but once I did it was very worthwhile and lasted a quite a while.  Soap scent wasn't too overpowering and had a delightful mix of woody/citrus smells to my nose anyways.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 18, 2013, 10:35:31 PM
Had a great shave as usual last night😄

Razor: Progress
Blade: Feather
Soap: Biotique
Brush: Omega
Dessert: Bee Rescued a/s balm

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on March 19, 2013, 02:30:45 AM
Had a great shave as usual last night😄

Razor: Progress
Blade: Feather
Soap: Biotique
Brush: Omega
Dessert: Bee Rescued a/s balm

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Anymore info on that soap?

Haven't heard of it before?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 19, 2013, 08:52:49 PM
Had an awesome shave today.  The big difference: using a shaving stick.  In combo with a new stainless shark blade (which I hadn't tried until today) it was pretty awesome!  The stick just made lathering so much more enjoyable and allowed me to really work it in!

Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Shark Stainless
Brush: Pure badger brush
Soap:  Tabac shaving stick
Preshave: Shower and hot water.  Lucky Tiger face wash
Postshave: Old Spice Classic after shave, Dove Men post shave balm
Title: Re: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 20, 2013, 01:39:11 AM
Had a great shave as usual last night😄

Razor: Progress
Blade: Feather
Soap: Biotique
Brush: Omega
Dessert: Bee Rescued a/s balm

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Anymore info on that soap?

Haven't heard of it before?

It's an Indian soap.  Someone mentioned it on badger and blade and I decided to pick one up on eBay.  Has a slight apple scent, but lathers up quickly and easily and does a really good job.
Title: Re: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 20, 2013, 01:41:48 AM
Had an awesome shave today.  The big difference: using a shaving stick.  In combo with a new stainless shark blade (which I hadn't tried until today) it was pretty awesome!  The stick just made lathering so much more enjoyable and allowed me to really work it in!

Razor: Merkur 23C
Blade: Shark Stainless
Brush: Pure badger brush
Soap:  Tabac shaving stick
Preshave: Shower and hot water.  Lucky Tiger face wash
Postshave: Old Spice Classic after shave, Dove Men post shave balm

Only your first time with a stick? You've been missing out my friend! I love the Palmolive, Arko etc.  Easy to use, cheap, great stuff!  (Never tried Tabac stick but enjoy the soap in the ceramic pot.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on March 20, 2013, 02:53:13 AM
Had a great shave as usual last night😄

Razor: Progress
Blade: Feather
Soap: Biotique
Brush: Omega
Dessert: Bee Rescued a/s balm

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Anymore info on that soap?

Haven't heard of it before?

It's an Indian soap.  Someone mentioned it on badger and blade and I decided to pick one up on eBay.  Has a slight apple scent, but lathers up quickly and easily and does a really good job.

Thanks mate,

I will look into it, an apple scent sounds interesting.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 20, 2013, 04:21:37 AM
Hmmm.... My wife thinks it's more peach than apple.... Anyway, it has a fruity smell that I can't quite place...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 21, 2013, 05:08:29 AM
Same soap and brush today, Biotique with the Omega brush.  I also used Vitos pre-shave as well.
Today's razor was the non-folding Feather AC SS razor with a proguard blade.
Dessert was 444 balm with Bay Rum aftershave. 
I've only recently discovered Bay Rum, so only have a cheapo brand, but I really love the smell, plus it lasts a while, which I also appreciate! 
A great shave overall!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 21, 2013, 07:27:50 PM
Hey Bluebriz, what kind of razor do you perform your head shaves with?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 22, 2013, 12:21:06 AM
Hey Bluebriz, what kind of razor do you perform your head shaves with?

Hey,
I tend to use either the schick Extreme III which is really easy to use, the Gillette Guard, or the Headblade sport with Sensor Excel blades.  Of the 3 I prefer the Schick.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 22, 2013, 03:58:07 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  Semogue 610

I had a great BBS face & dome shave.  For any one on the DE or SE fence. . . you do not know what you are missing.  I am glad that this thread is still alive.  I have been super busy with work.  I look forward to hearing and seeing your SOTD pics. 

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 24, 2013, 05:10:01 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Personna Med Prep

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street (Sandalwood)

Brush:  TSN Semogue LE 2012

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated witch hazel, refrigerated Osage Rub

To all my DE & SE shavers who have not tried out a slant razor. . . you are missing out on a great performing razor.  I always get incredible smooth face & dome shaves every single time.  Enjoy all your shaves.  I know I am.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 24, 2013, 07:44:00 PM
I really wanna try a slant too.  Too many razors, too little time!

Also how's that sandalwood soap from TOBS?  I've got my eye on that brand/smell in particular.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 26, 2013, 08:25:08 PM
Hi Gents:  Hope all is well with you & your families.  As most of you know. . . I have a few SE razors that I have that I have not used yet other than the CC (Classic Cobra).  The CC is an excellent razor.  I am happy to report that I have finally placed my 1940s-50s Gem G-Bar on its maiden voyage.  I had an incredible face (sink) and dome (shower) with this classic vintage SE razor.

It was a very relaxing & fun SE shave.  I can already tell that I am looking forward to future shaves with this classic beauty.  There is something nostalgic when you shave with anything vintage.  Enclosed is a pic of my Gem G Bar SOTD.  Special thanks to Bluebriz  (Brian) for giving me that push to show some attention to my vintage SE razors.

Monday, March 26, 2013

Razor:  1940s-50s GEM G Bar

Blade:  GEM

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 26, 2013, 08:27:57 PM
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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 26, 2013, 08:31:27 PM
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Isn't she a beauty?!?

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 26, 2013, 08:32:07 PM
@ Smoothsailing... you are gonna love the slant razor whenever you decide to pull the trigger on one.


WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 26, 2013, 09:49:02 PM
awesome razor!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 27, 2013, 01:50:11 AM
@warhawk It's about time you tried out an SE! ;0). They're amazing razors, I have about 4 or 5 different models I think.  They vary in their aggressiveness just like DEs, but they're beautifully made and built to last.  I've been on a Progress run for a few days, but might have to get an SE ready for tomorrow...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 28, 2013, 09:04:30 PM
Awesome shave today!  Closest one yet using my new shaving cream/after shave that I got in the mail this morning.  Face is BBS after ONE PASS (minus one tiny area I was too lazy to touch up that is always a problem).  Dome is like 90% BBS but that's mostly due to the fact that I'm still learning to dome shave with the DE.

The following applies to face and head shaves

Razor:
Merkur 23C

Blade (not pictured):
Shark (chrome)

Brush (can't see it but it's deep in the scuttle covered with extra lather):
Some kind of pure badger brush not entirely sure where it's from

Pre:
Exfoliating soap & Lucky Tiger Face wash in shower
Shave Secret oil

Cream:
TOBS Jermyn Street Collection, warmed up in the scuttle before shaving

Post:
Cold water followed by
Proraso Aftershave Lotion (was not very lotion like- more like traditional aftershave)
Nivea For Men aftershave balm


Pictured in the back is my awesome new XL shaving scuttle!

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 28, 2013, 09:20:52 PM
Thursday night, March 28, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  1940s-50s GEM G Bar

Blade:  GEM

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Maestrale)

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had another relaxing, refreshing face (sink) & dome (shower) tonight.  I am really loving the GEM G Bar razor.  If you haven't tried Mystic Water Soap. . . you are in for a treat.  The Maestrale scent is amazing.   Ahhhhhhh. . . life is great!

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 28, 2013, 09:34:51 PM
@ smoothsailing:  Congrats on a great safety razor shave.  There is nothing better than the traditional way of shaving.  I love the pic.  TOBS is a great performing shaving cream.  I look forward to  your future SOTD pics.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 29, 2013, 11:53:37 AM
How does one create lather with soap in the shower? I've wondered thos for some time since canned gel is easy but soap is different
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on March 29, 2013, 09:34:16 PM
If I'm lathering in the shower I'll soak the brush in a bowl while washing face, body, and head, then I'll switch off the water for the lathering and shave, just using a little water to rinse razor.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on March 30, 2013, 12:26:10 AM
Do you just set the bowl on the side of the tub?  I see myself having to create some kind of hanging platform for my shower hahah.  The ground is not flat enough and the tub wall is narrow for my XL scuttle ><
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on April 01, 2013, 07:17:33 AM
Do you just set the bowl on the side of the tub?  I see myself having to create some kind of hanging platform for my shower hahah.  The ground is not flat enough and the tub wall is narrow for my XL scuttle ><

Actually I just put it on the shelf below the mirror while I'm showering.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on April 01, 2013, 07:04:51 PM
hmmmmm my scuttle is quite hefty. I'm sure i could find a nice hanging shelf for the shower head large enough to accommodate it. I didn't think of that thanks
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on April 05, 2013, 11:04:26 PM
SOTD Saturday April the 6th 2013:

Head:
Razorock professional Lube; WS Extreme III

Face:
Body shop Maca Root shave cream
Gem Featherweight (generously piffed by an esteemed member of this forum), with Gem blade.
Omega boar brush

Dessert:
Witch hazel, 444 gel with Lucido aftershave.

Most things here I use regularly, but this was my first time with the Body Shop Cream.  It has an unusual scent that was familiar to me but I couldn't quite place.  The cream lathers easily and offers wonderful protection and glide, as well as leaving my skin feeling great afterwards. 
Normally I don't use Body Shop products, but a respected gent recommended it to me and I have to say it's fantastic stuff!

Overall, a wonderful start to the weekend!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on April 06, 2013, 03:01:04 AM
SOTD Saturday April the 6th 2013:

 (generously piffed by an esteemed member of this forum)
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[/ :/O :/Oquote]
Say what? What does "piffed" mean?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on April 06, 2013, 03:52:41 AM
"Piffed" is from "pif" which means pass it forward or pay it forward.  It's like doing a good deed for someone (in this case giving me a razor) and knowing that I'll pass something on to someone else in the future.  It's a very common thing around wet shaving forums like badgerabdblade.com
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on April 06, 2013, 04:44:14 PM
Ah ok someone explained pif to me but I haven't seen it used like that yet haha
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 06, 2013, 08:54:55 PM
Hi Brian:  Great pic of the SOTD.  I'm glad that you are enjoying the Gem Featherweight.  I am thoroughly enjoying my Gem G Bar.  Last night I decided to try my Merkur 37C and I had a fantastic shave. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 06, 2013, 09:07:08 PM
Last night's SOTD was super smooth. 

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Maestrale)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on April 07, 2013, 03:46:58 PM
Best head/face shave yet!  I used a new razor and soap I bought today at Art of Shaving.  Very pleased with these purchases.  New razor is heavier and more aggressive than my merkur... something I like actually because I was putting too much pressure and this razor really helped me just use the weight of the razor.  The soap was awesome!  Amazingly thick and easy lather, something I'm more accustomed to in creams than soaps.  The sandlewood smell could be a bit stronger, but other than it being too weak, it's a great scent!

Razor:
Muhle r106

Blade:
These blades came with my sampler.  Since they were added in there extra and not listed I have no clue what they are.  They just say "10 Double Edge Blades" and underneath "Made in Isreal"  Anyone know who makes these?

Brush:
Same brush I always use since I only have 1.  Not sure if it's made by this vendor or is another brand.  No distinguishing features about the brush beyond the handle really and there are no marks on it.  In fact if anyone can help me identify that would help... (http://www.amazon.com/SimplyBeautiful-Badger-Brush-Chrome-Handle/dp/B0045QGYNM)

Pre:
Exfoliating soap & Lucky Tiger Face wash in shower
Shave Secret oil

Cream/Soap:
TOBS Avacado creme on face (pre shower)
Art of Shaving Sandlwood soap on head (post shower)

Post:
Cold water followed by
Old Spice Aftershave
Dove aftershave balm

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 11, 2013, 10:39:41 AM
@SS:  Nice pic.  When you get a chance... take a close up pic of your scuttle.  Keep up the great pics of the SOTD gents.  I hope more of our fellow SBG brothers can participate.


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 11, 2013, 10:41:10 AM
@Bluebriz:  Brian... nice pic of your SOTD.  Keep them coming my friend.


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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 11, 2013, 10:49:14 AM
Last night's SOTD, April 10, 2013

Razor:  Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle (face)

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Wave Handle (dome)

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass )

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Last night, I had an incredible shave.  I thoroughly enjoyed the process.  The Weber razors are outstanding razors.  The Feather blade is super sharp.  Mike's Natural Soap is one of my favorites.  The TSN Semogue 2012 LE brush is great.  Enjoy your shaves gents and ladies.  I know I am.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on April 11, 2013, 07:09:56 PM
As requested by warhawk here are pictures of the incredible scuttle I ordered from Germany.  It has a massive basin and keeps my lather pleasantly warm for up to 45 minutes!  This is only using hot tap water- I'm sure you could use hotter water, though the insert that came with it warned not to use boiling water.  The little bowl inside of it holds soap that I grated and pressed into.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy on April 11, 2013, 08:41:24 PM
That scuttle looks huge!

Nice stuff!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 18, 2013, 12:10:54 PM
Hi SS:  Jeramy... that is a sweet looking scuttle.  Thanks for sharing.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 18, 2013, 12:17:33 PM
Last night's SOTD was soothing and BBS.  I slept good that night.

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Astra SP

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Sandalwood)

Brush:  Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

The Astra SP blades are amazing.  Plus you can get a 100 pack for less than $10.50 at Amazon.com.  Try buying a 100 pack of Fusion or Mach 3 blades.  The MW Sandalwood has a clean, refreshing scent.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on April 18, 2013, 04:42:15 PM
Last night's SOTD was soothing and BBS.  I slept good that night.

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Astra SP

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Sandalwood)

Brush:  Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

The Astra SP blades are amazing.  Plus you can get a 100 pack for less than $10.50 at Amazon.com.  Try buying a 100 pack of Fusion or Mach 3 blades.  The MW Sandalwood has a clean, refreshing scent.

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so that's the slant eh? Glad you liked the scuttle
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Titus13 on April 25, 2013, 04:32:22 PM
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Isn't she a beauty?!?

WARHAWK

wich razor is this?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on April 26, 2013, 04:11:48 PM
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Isn't she a beauty?!?

WARHAWK

wich razor is this?

Isn't that the G Bar?
I've never used one but I'm pretty sure...
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 01, 2013, 09:06:28 AM
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Isn't she a beauty?!?

WARHAWK

wich razor is this?
That is a vintage 1940s-50s GEM G Bar razor.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 04, 2013, 06:39:54 PM
Wonderful shave last night.

A couple of days ago I visited an old Japanese barber friend and his wife at their shop.  Watching his wife wielding the Feather Artist club (folding style) with such skill was great, and she inspired me to start using mine again.  So I dug out my criminally underused Kai Captain folding, threw in a Kai mild blade, whipped up a nice lather with the 1305 and Mike's Lemongrass and Eucalyptus soap and went to town.  

The result was a fantastically smooth, nick-free shave.

Afterwards I splashed on some witch hazel and followed up with Vitos Karite after-shave balm.  My skin felt great afterwards!

If anyone is thinking about straight razors without all the honing and stropping upkeep, these disposable blade straights are great.  The CJB from Korea is a great entry level model (non-folding) and they show up on amazon and eBay from time to time.  Otherwise they can be picked up pretty easily on badger and blade or other forums.

Happy shaving SBGers!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 09, 2013, 11:54:47 PM
@ Bluebriz:  Brian... thanks for sharing your SOTD.  I look forward to seeing and hearing more of your SOTD posts.  I hope more of our SBG brothers can chime in.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 10, 2013, 12:03:49 AM
Thursday night, May 9, 2013  SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC with Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had a super, smooth face & dome shave late night shave.  Ahhhhhh. . . life is good.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: geeman on May 10, 2013, 07:01:35 AM
had a great shave a couple of nights ago, using my new Edwin Jagger De89bl and sandalwood shaving products cream, only a couple of nicks in the usual place, my neck, but no burn. I can honestly say it was the best shave of my life!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 12, 2013, 01:48:11 AM
had a great shave a couple of nights ago, using my new Edwin Jagger De89bl and sandalwood shaving products cream, only a couple of nicks in the usual place, my neck, but no burn. I can honestly say it was the best shave of my life!

Sounds great Geeman!
It's been a while since my DE89 even saw daylight, but they're great razors!

Who is the cream made by?  How about your brush; are you using badger, boar, horse, synthetic?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 12, 2013, 01:51:18 AM
Thursday night, May 9, 2013  SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC with Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had a super, smooth face & dome shave late night shave.  Ahhhhhh. . . life is good.

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WARHAWK

Sounds great Mel!
I've used the Kai Captain for 6 or 7 days now, and I'm loving it.
My Feather AC SS and CJB have been sold and I bought a Feather RG to replace them.  First shave coming up in a couple of hours!
Maybe I'll remember to post some pics on here later!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: geeman on May 12, 2013, 07:37:18 AM
taylors shaving cream, old school..... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bond-Street-Shaving-Cream-Sandalwood/dp/B0007MW2ZW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368365713&sr=8-2&keywords=sandalwood, and an antique badger hair brush...just shaved my head again with the DE, couple of nicks, but again, closer than the fusion pro....loving it
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 12, 2013, 08:13:42 PM
I've only used one of the TOBS cream/soaps (croaps), which was lemon/lime if I remember correctly, but it was at least as good as anything I've used since then!  :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on May 13, 2013, 03:34:33 PM
Love TOBS.  I have Avacado and Jermyn Street
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 13, 2013, 10:52:13 PM
Monday night, May 13, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  GEM G Bar

Blade:  Gem

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Semogue 2012 Special Edition (Badger&Boar Mix)

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH,  Aqua Velva

I went vintage with a 1940-50s GEM G Bar razor.  I had another super, smooth face & dome shave.  I am sleeping good tonight.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 13, 2013, 11:01:48 PM
@.Bluebriz (Brian)... I look forward to seeing your Feather RG.  Let us know how it shaves.

@ Geeman... welcome and glad that you have taken the traditional way of shaving.  I am also a big fan of TOBS creams.  

@ Smoothsailing (Jeremy)... glad that you are liking the TOBS creams.  My favorite is the Sandalwood.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 14, 2013, 06:45:23 AM
Great shave again tonight:

For both head and face I used Monsoon Shave Jelly, made by tree and sapling.  I bought it from a seller on Etsy.

The jelly is brushless, but it gives a fantastic shave and leaves the skin feeling great afterwards.  My only slight criticism is that it removes the pleasurable part of using a shave brush and whipping up a nice lather.  The shave quality was great though.

My head razor was the WS Extreme III, which is the quickest and easiest for when I don't want to spend much time on the old dome.

Face razor was the Feather Artist Club RG non-folding razor.  Day 3 for me with this razor, and it gets better every day!  (Warhawk, I might never go back to DEs or SEs again!)

Dessert was a witch hazel splash (after cold rinse of course) followed by 444 balm and Pinaud Clubman.

A great combination of the old fashioned straight razor skill and aftershave with newer models of razor and blade, as well as the shave jelly. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: geeman on May 14, 2013, 04:01:14 PM
sounds great bluebriz, i've just started with a DE, much kudos to you for using a straight, i'm not brave enough!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: jedge01 on May 14, 2013, 05:02:06 PM
Finally my schedule allowed me some time today to give my new Merkur 34C a try. With a silver tip brush and Col. Conk Products glycerin shave soap (Amber), followed by cold witch hazel and simple Gillette after shave gel, I think I got a pretty good shave! No nicks or cuts, though 911 was on speed dial the whole time! My wife thinks she likes it, says its much softer skin. I'm looking forward to more of these shaves!

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi276.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fkk9%2Fthelittlestedge%2Fimage_zps68d9df56.jpg&hash=38350a2c991482403479cd621c6a9a04) (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/thelittlestedge/media/image_zps68d9df56.jpg.html)

Upside down picture.. Damn ipad...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Crowbar on May 15, 2013, 12:41:20 PM
And you know what happens when I turn my iPad so I can view your pic the right way up..... Damn iPad! :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on May 15, 2013, 12:50:19 PM
sounds like an awesome shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on May 17, 2013, 03:25:24 PM
Been a while since posting in this thread (sorry, Mel!) but here goes

SOTD for Thurs. 5/16/13

Handle: Lord DE
Razor: Wilkinson Sword]
Soap Mix: Head Slick+Bump Patrol+Shave Secret (6 drops each)
Brush: Bump Patrol Brush provided with Bump Patrol Purchase
Exfoliator: Bee Bald Clean
After Shave: Ice Cube+Witch Hazel+Osage Rub

I shaved over my head TWICE just for kicks...also shaped up my <3 week old beard...Here's a few pics. Head was BBS.
Have to work overnight all weekend, so next headshave will most likely be sometime on Monday.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on May 18, 2013, 09:41:08 PM
Lol that second picture is just too cool.  I was sitting outside in the sun at a table with friends earlier today and someone said "wow, you just look so cool." I was like "what, me?" hahahahaha.  Apparently being bald + sunglasses and goatee = very cool
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: geeman on May 21, 2013, 01:50:36 PM
Looking good dude, I just had the best face shave with my de, all thanks to my new shave cream, the real shaving co. traditional shave cream, no nicks anywhere! and boy does it produce some lather! Just a tiny amount in the bowl and hello! lather party! once wtg then atg and finally atg, feels amazing
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on May 21, 2013, 03:52:28 PM
Nice, geeman....Have you tried the DE on the head, yet?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: geeman on May 21, 2013, 04:50:13 PM
just done it, AMAZING!! this cream is the bomb! so smooth, and no nicks....the lather is so thick, it feels so good, the razor glided through the stubble, no burn...today, life is good
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on May 21, 2013, 05:00:26 PM
good to hear yours went so well. mine was a little tough but then again it was also my first head shave hahah

enjoy your shaves, don't get addicted to wetshaving unless you got the funds it can be an expensive habit if you get too deep hahahaha
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: geeman on May 22, 2013, 06:23:42 AM
lol... can't see how you get addicted to something I do anyway? I have always wet shaved, but now I'm using a de, the cost has come down drastically, the shaving cream I posted about is on offer at the moment, £1.40, so I'm stocking up! and I purchased 200 blades for £6...delivered :-)
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 27, 2013, 02:12:43 PM
Monday, May 27, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  FaTip w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade: Gillette Silver Blue

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Hungarian Lavendar)

Brush:  Morris & Forndran

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had an outstanding, super close face & dome shave with the FaTip.   Ahhhhh... life is good!!!
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 27, 2013, 02:17:39 PM
Great shave again tonight:

For both head and face I used Monsoon Shave Jelly, made by tree and sapling.  I bought it from a seller on Etsy.

The jelly is brushless, but it gives a fantastic shave and leaves the skin feeling great afterwards.  My only slight criticism is that it removes the pleasurable part of using a shave brush and whipping up a nice lather.  The shave quality was great though.

My head razor was the WS Extreme III, which is the quickest and easiest for when I don't want to spend much time on the old dome.

Face razor was the Feather Artist Club RG non-folding razor.  Day 3 for me with this razor, and it gets better every day!  (Warhawk, I might never go back to DEs or SEs again!)

Dessert was a witch hazel splash (after cold rinse of course) followed by 444 balm and Pinaud Clubman.

A great combination of the old fashioned straight razor skill and aftershave with newer models of razor and blade, as well as the shave jelly. 

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Hi Brian:  Tell me (us) more about the Feather Artist Club RG with more pics of course.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 29, 2013, 06:37:56 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC w/ UFO Handle

Blade:  Gillette Silver Blue

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Maestrale)

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub,  444 After Shave Balm

My morning DE face & dome shave went great.  What a way to start the day.  Life is good.  I hope all your shaves are super smooth.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothsailing on June 02, 2013, 03:12:38 PM
I love that picture of dolphins on your phone hahahahah

Found a new soap will try to post soon.  Seems very unconventional- never heard of it before!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 03, 2013, 07:55:41 PM
I love that picture of dolphins on your phone hahahahah

Found a new soap will try to post soon.  Seems very unconventional- never heard of it before!
Hi Jeremy:  Kindly post your review of the soap with pics of course. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 03, 2013, 08:08:57 PM
Monday, June 3, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  1969 Gillette Super Adjustable  (aka "Black Beauty")

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's  Natural Soap (Lemongrass &.Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Morris & Forndran

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my 1st time using the Black Beauty.  There is always something special when shaving with a vintage razor.  I had it dialed @ #7 for the entire face & dome shave.    It is built like a tank and shaves like a dream.

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Title: Re:
Post by: geeman on June 04, 2013, 03:13:20 PM
well I'm off to have a soak in the tub, then a nice relaxing face shave with the EJ...bliss....
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 06, 2013, 08:40:55 AM
Thursday, June 6, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  1969 Gillette Super Adjustable (aka the "Black Beauty")

Blade:  Gillette 7 o'clock Black

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my 2nd dance with the Black Beauty.  I love its balance and handling.  Mike's Natural Soap continues to provide great lather, cushion, and glide.  The scents are out of this world and it leaves your skin fully moisturized. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy_au on June 13, 2013, 07:59:16 AM
SOTD - 13th June 2013

Omega Boar Brush
Homemade Sav
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Lynchy_au on June 13, 2013, 08:08:57 AM
Details missing from previous post

SOTD - 13/05/13
 Head & Face
 
Omega Boar
 Home made shave soap (Green Irish Tweed/Guinness) shaved and mixed with Arko
 Gem 1912 with Gem SS blade
 T.N.Dickinson Witch Hazel
 Gillette ASB
 Pinaud Clubman A/S
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 20, 2013, 06:01:40 PM
@Lynchy: Very nice SOTD, thanks for sharing.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 20, 2013, 06:05:01 PM
Thursday, June 20, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Wave Handle

Blade:  Gillette Silver Blue

Soap: Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on June 22, 2013, 02:01:47 AM
Nice pics and descriptions gents!

After seeing Smoothsailing showing his beautiful Feather AS-D2 razor, I decided to dig out my own Feather DE, a Feather travel razor.  I paired it with a Polsilver blade, Omega brush and Proraso green (old formula).

The result was a gloriously smooth and comfortable shave.  This combination might be getting a few days!

Dessert was witch hazel followed by Lucido aftershave lotion.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bucksfan on June 25, 2013, 09:13:41 PM
Awesome posts, all. I don't post on here much, but I do check back and read. My shave lineup is always the same - I'd love to figure out where you get all those classic razors, war hawk, I check eBay but find old, nasty looking ones mostly.  Out of curiosity, do you have a favorite?

I go with my EJ, proraso, feather or derby blades and headblade clearhead on the dome, aqua velva on the face.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 27, 2013, 06:05:38 PM

@ Smoothsailing:  Jeremy. . . don't be shy around the sly fraternity and kindly post up your pics of the SOTD of your AS-D2 razor.

@ Bluebriz:  Brian... very nice photo my friend.

@ Bucksfan:  Glad that you are back.  We would love to see your SOTD pics.  As far as my favorite razors... if I had to pick it would be my Webers (DLC, ARC, PH), Merkur 37C & 37G, Cobra Classic, Gillettes:  Black Beauty, Slim, and Fatboy.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 27, 2013, 06:11:37 PM
Thursday, June 27, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Voskhod

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Brush:  Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This was my very 1st time using the Voskhod blades.  It is a Russian blade that performs great.  Sharp and smooth. . . I will keep it in my rotation for the summer. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: geeman on June 30, 2013, 02:01:14 PM
I have just had the best shave ever! After a shower, I applied some unrefined shea butter, similar to pure cocoa butter, it is in a block, quite firm but melts into your skin. I applied it, then lathered up with my brush, it made the lather so thick, it had peaks! first pass wtg, rinsed with hot water, repeated the shea butter and lathered up atg...result...smoothest shave of my life...absolutely no razor burn on my neck for the first time ever! no nicks, no sting from the alum block! The only thing I will change, is to thin out the shea butter with some olive oil, as it dig clog the de, but a quick rinse under the hot tap sorted that...my skin is so smooth...the butter was £6 for a good sized tub, and whisked down with some olive oil, it would make a lot.
Title: Re:
Post by: geeman on July 01, 2013, 09:35:41 AM
quick update....I did the same on my noggin...used the de....again...wow....best headshave so far....no where near as much shadow....im guessing the butter is letting the razor glide easier...same as using shave oil...any hoo. ...im sticking with
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 01, 2013, 08:33:55 PM
Monday, July 1, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37C

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay.Rum

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012  LE

Dessert: Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub
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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 04, 2013, 02:00:01 PM
Independence Day SOTD 2013

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Hi Gents:  Hope all is well with you & your families.  Enjoy your Fourth of July and your shaves.  I know I am.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: schwank on July 08, 2013, 08:31:16 AM
SOTD 7/8/2013

Presoak with conditioner in the shower.

Razor:  1961 Gillette Fatboy (set on 2)

Blade:  Derby Extra

Cream:  HeadSlick menthol

After shave balm:  Art of Shaving Sandlewood

Im still experimenting with creams/soaps/blades and a "new-to-me" Fatboy razor, but todays shave was the best so far!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 02, 2013, 06:20:07 AM
@Schwank, I've never used a Fatboy.  How does it shave?  Have you used other DEs you could compare it to?


Other members - let's try and get this thread up and running again!  Come and share your love for traditional shaving...
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD):
Post by: warhawk on August 07, 2013, 01:01:31 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur Futur

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Barrister & Mann Lime/Lavender/Cedarwood

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Just had a super, smooth face & dome shave with the Futur  (dialed at #6).  Also, the Barrister & Mann soaps are amazing.  The Lime/Lavender scent screams summer and leaves my skin feeling great. Plus it is made from the good ole USA in Boston.  Will from Barrister & Mann gives great customer service.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 07, 2013, 09:10:55 PM
SOTD

Muhle R41 2011
Feather (1)
Mystic Waters Bay Rum
ER150 TGN Finest XH 22mm / 52mm

There's BBS and then there's...

B
B
SSSSSS

Tonight was one of those nights. I've learned that even though you feel stubble during the shave, once you do a cold water/ice cube rub, WH and AS, you're left with phenomenal results. I've been getting literally BBS shaves daily for few weeks.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 07, 2013, 09:34:27 PM
@BMiLcs:  Bryan. . . nice pic of your SOTD.  Glad that you are getting BBS results.


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 08, 2013, 01:51:26 AM
Warhawk, Bmilcs, nice pics and descriptions gents!  Love it!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 08, 2013, 06:26:11 AM
Face shave:

Razor: Kai Captain Excelia
Blade: Kai mild pink
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Semogue 1305 (I think! Warhawk will correct me if I'm wrong!)

Prep was a shower, then the tabac lathered up effortlessly as always.

Dessert was witch hazel followed by Lucido after shave lotion.

A magnificent shave!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 08, 2013, 07:23:20 AM
Thanks guys. Looks like this is a better place to discuss headshaves. Over at B&B, responses seem to be few and far between.


I wrote a prep routine that I use on a daily basis and wonder if its worth posting here:

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/357667-Bryan-s-Prep-For-Headshavers
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 08, 2013, 07:25:25 AM
Face shave:

Razor: Kai Captain Excelia
Blade: Kai mild pink
Soap: Tabac
Brush: Semogue 1305 (I think! Warhawk will correct me if I'm wrong!)

Prep was a shower, then the tabac lathered up effortlessly as always.

Dessert was witch hazel followed by Lucido after shave lotion.

A magnificent shave!

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Great lookin setup. I shipped two straights to Glen today for honing. Hopefully I don't wreck the edge; do you prefer shavette type razors?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 08, 2013, 03:39:33 PM
@Bluebriz:  Brian. . . as a big fan of Semogue brushes; you have a nice Semogue 1305, my friend.   O:O

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: baldjoeg on August 08, 2013, 05:52:29 PM
Awesome posts guys. Thanks for sharing your great shaving expperiences. Much appreciated.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 08, 2013, 09:58:31 PM
I have and love the folding Kai Captain standard and Excelia.  The non-folding I don't like so much.
I like the idea of regular straights more though, so I have 3 headed to the US for honing, and will probably send my Japanese style straight across too if my honing attempts fall short.
I'm determined to learn regular straights though, so have a bunch of cheap Gold Dollars heading my way to practice on.  Also need a dremel but it's all part of the fun!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 08, 2013, 09:59:43 PM
@Bluebriz:  Brian. . . as a big fan of Semogue brushes; you have a nice Semogue 1305, my friend.   O:O

WARHAWK O0

Thanks Mel.
I never paid much attention to the make or model of the brush as you know 😉
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 08, 2013, 11:04:04 PM
@Bluebriz:  Brian. . . as a big fan of Semogue brushes; you have a nice Semogue 1305, my friend.   O:O

WARHAWK O0

Thanks Mel.
I never paid much attention to the make or model of the brush as you know 😉

You welcome, Brian.  Kindly keep us posted in your walk to straight razors.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 09, 2013, 07:11:47 AM
SOTD:

Razor - Henkotsu kamisori (Japanese straight).  I went through the honing progression of bevel setting on a 1K, 3K, 8K, 12K, then a few laps on Crox.
Soap - Tabac.  I can't get enough of it lately.
Brush- omega cheapo boar.  Even looks cheap but works great

Afters was chilled witch hazel and Osage Rub with 444 balm.

This is the most effort I've put into honing up a razor myself.  It felt very different to the machine sharpened Kai or Feather blades, but for the first time I actually feel like honing isn't beyond me.  Have a great weekend SBGers!

(For some reason pics won't upload... But I'll keep trying!)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 09, 2013, 08:23:12 AM
Sotd yesterday.

Gillette new / tech handle
Schick injector cleanup - perfect for getting those hard places.
Tabac
B&B essentials

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 09, 2013, 12:35:14 PM
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 09, 2013, 10:04:54 PM
@Bluebriz and @BMiLcs:  Nice pics and thanks for sharing.


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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 09, 2013, 10:12:05 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013 SOTD

Cobra Classic

Feather Professional

MWF (aka. . . The Fat)

Simpson Berkeley

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my 1st time using MWF.  It is a shave soap from England.  Glad I tried it because it produced great lather and the scent was clean & crisp.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 10, 2013, 06:12:46 AM
@Warhawk Been a whole since we've seen the CC Mel!
MWF is probably my favourite soap ever, but I didn't let mine dry out properly and it went moldy!  Wonderful soap though, didn't ever need moisturiser after using it!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 10, 2013, 06:17:32 AM
Another day, another razor change!

Today I went with a Gem Micromatic OC (open Comb) with a Gem blade.
I hadn't used this for a long, long time, which probably explains the 3 or 4 tiny cuts I gave myself.
Soap was Tabac and I used the Semogue 1305 again.
Dessert was alum block, which was then rinsed off and followed with 444 balm and Lucido AS.
Lovely.

The SEs are such a pleasure to use and the OCMM is just a beautiful piece!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 12, 2013, 11:35:26 AM
Hey Brian: have you ever seen this type if straight before? Can't find any info on it Buenos Aires Helvestrand 7/8

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That's the weekends score

More raZor pics

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 12, 2013, 11:35:45 AM
It's a 17 model
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 12, 2013, 04:22:36 PM
Sorry Bmilcs, but my knowledge of real straights is almost non-existent so far!  Maybe someone else here can help, or check out badgerandblade.com which is full of lots of good guys who can undoubtedly tell you more.  The straight razor forum there will be a great help I'm sure!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2013, 06:08:30 PM
@BMiLcs:  Hi Bryan... nice pics of your latest score. 


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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2013, 06:12:03 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 SOTD

Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle

Feather

TOBS Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Semogue 2012 LE

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 16, 2013, 10:28:56 PM
Friday Night,  August 16, 2013 SOTD

Merkur Futur  (dialed at #6)

Gillette Silver Blue

Mystic Water Bay Rum

Semogue 620

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 20, 2013, 01:53:34 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 SOTD

Hi gents & ladies:  Hope all is well with you & your families.  Well. . . today is my birthday & I had an excellent birthday SOTD.

Merkur 37G

Feather

Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Simpson Berkeley 46

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 21, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Thursday morning, 22nd August 2013, SOTD

today was the first time I've used this razor, one of a bunch of injectors I picked up a month or so back and finally got round to cleaning last weekend.

Injector L1 type

Schick blade

Omega boar brush

Musgo Real shaving cream.

Dessert was just a coating of Feather Kanwa ASB.

A wonderful shave and now I'm ready to face the day!  (apologies for the upside down pic, but after the new Tapatalk update I can't upload pics so had to use the computer, which then said the picture was too big etc....)


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 21, 2013, 10:05:36 PM
Blu - how is Musgo? I'm lookin for some more creams to pair with my Proraso Green. I am looking for equally good if not better products.

Happy belated once again Mel.

Tonight was another excellent shave. Used Mel's Weber PH with zero irritation BBS. Great razor. Used a Feather (2) that felt dull towards the end so popped in a fresh Polsilver. Went outside for a smoke and saw my dads neckline needed a trim so I went ahead and cleaned it up with my freshly whipped up MWF and my first restore TGN finest 22/52.

Great head and face shave. I am LOVING my Clubman Talc after WH and AS has dried. It's truly a cherry on top. Leaves me feeling super refreshed, and my head dry and soft.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 22, 2013, 05:48:35 AM
The Musgo is as good a cream as I've used.  Very old barber shop style scent.

The picture I've hopefully managed to show was taken after two passes, and there was still plenty left!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 23, 2013, 05:46:35 AM
Friday evening, 23rd Aug 2013.

I dug out my Parker SRB razor, which I'd only bought for travel, and used it yesterday and today.  I'd forgotten how much fun these are to use (once you get used to them), as it was my first time using one in 18 months or so.

Blade was Astra.

Musgo real classic scent.

Semogue brush.

Witch hazel and kanwa ASB.

Lovely.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on August 24, 2013, 08:32:31 PM
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Sotd

Weber PH Bulldog
Polsilver 3
Mikes Lavender Sample
Semogue 620

A+ shave. BBS. Loving this Weber! Started my barber Century Brush restore and sanding my Curio display cabinet for shaving.

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Here are the before pics
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: tomcj2 on August 25, 2013, 08:46:22 AM
My first posting of my SOTD.
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Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol soap. The black salsa bowl is what I use to store all (12) hard soaps in

Brush:  Homemade handle with a 22mm Best Badger Short Loft knot from The Golden Nib.  Loft is 49mm

A Robert Becker scuttle. (Robertsfeatsofclay).

HeadBlade Sport H4 blade for my head.

Merkur 39C Slant with Astra SP blade.

RazoRock alum stick.

Pinaud Lilac Vegetal aftershave.

I did not show a picture because the whole frame would have been taken up with the masses of thick, rich foam that it produces.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 26, 2013, 01:54:30 AM
Ah, you're using the Veg!  An aftershave of near mythical status!!

I've never tried it myself, although I did receive a sample with something else I bought, can't remember what though!

Nice pic and description there btw!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 26, 2013, 09:54:24 PM
@ Bluebriz:  Brian... very nice pic.

@BMiLCS:  Bryan... nice black and white pic and keep us posted on that curio.

@Tomcj:  Tom... that is a great 1st SOTD pic.  I love that scuttle. 


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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 26, 2013, 10:01:43 PM
Monday Night,  August 26, 2013 SOTD

iKON Slant

Polsilver Super Iridium DE blade

Mystic Water Marrakesh

TSN Semogue 2012

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my 3rd shave with the iKON Slant and I am loving this razor.  I am also enjoying the great lather and scent of Mystic Water Marrakesh.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 27, 2013, 04:09:26 AM
@warhawk That's a beautiful looking razor!

Did you read about the Cobra rival which will use the same kind of blades?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: jedge01 on August 27, 2013, 11:35:56 AM
Mostly, my normal stuff. Pre was a hot shower, with Shave Secret applied directly to my skin in a couple of problem areas. Then my Merkur, with an Astra Gold blade. First shave with the Arko Extra Sensitive. I have to admit to not being that impressed. I took a lot more product than I expected, and it doesn't play well with Shave Secret. I didn't think it was nearly as slick as even the Col Conks that I've been using. I'll give it a few more shaves before I decide to order more or not.    :-\ Post shave was cold water rinse, ice cube rub, and refrigerated witch hazel, all for face and head.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 27, 2013, 04:04:32 PM
Jedge,  I don't find creams work well over oils.  I would try without shave secret.  I have one Arko cream and for me it's as good as any other cream I've tried in terms of performance.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 27, 2013, 04:20:48 PM
@warhawk That's a beautiful looking razor!

Did you read about the Cobra rival which will use the same kind of blades?

Hey Bluebriz:  Hi Brian... yes I have heard about the new and upcoming SE razor that will be rivaling the Cobra.  It is made in the good ole USA (California).  I have heard that it will be a stainless steel SE razor and it will be accepting the same blades as the CC.  Phil from BullGoose Shaving will be announcing the news and it's debut soon.  I believe sometime this week.

The new iKON slant is a thing of beauty.  The 3 piece design by iKON allows it to use different handles.  So far... I am loving the shaves.  Slightly better than the 37C only because of the increased heft.  I STILL love my 37C and 37G. 


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 27, 2013, 04:23:06 PM
@Jedge:  Very nice pic of your SOTD.   I hope that you can continue to post up your SOTD pics. 


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 27, 2013, 04:30:14 PM
@Bluebriz:  Correction on the debut of the razor that will rival the CC.  It will be around the Christmas holiday season (Nov/Dec).  Not only will they debut a SE razor that will rival the CC but they will also have a stainless steel injector that will be similar to the Schick Injector razors that you love.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on August 28, 2013, 04:20:13 AM
@Bluebriz:  Correction on the debut of the razor that will rival the CC.  It will be around the Christmas holiday season (Nov/Dec).  Not only will they debut a SE razor that will rival the CC but they will also have a stainless steel injector that will be similar to the Schick Injector razors that you love.


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I might have to sell some stuff in order to try them out.... The RG didn't sell on B&B though 😭
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 29, 2013, 07:17:11 PM
Thursday,  August 29, 2013  SOTD

Razor:  Above The Tie ATLAS  R

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridum

Soap:  Mystic Water Marrakesh

Brush:  Morris & Forndran  L7

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my 1st time with this stainless steel beauty.  It is a great performer.  Too early to tell but so far I am liking it.  For those of you who haven't tried Mystic Water Soap. . . I highly recommend it.  It provides great lather and protection and the scent is amazing.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 06, 2013, 10:01:12 PM
Friday  Night ,  September 6, 2013 SOTD

Weber DLC

Feather

Mystic Water Marrakesh

ER 150 w/ TGN Best Badger

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH,  refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 08, 2013, 11:34:19 PM
@Warhawk - Nice picture Mel!!

I don't have any pictures at the moment, but I've used a few different razors so wanted to share the info, if that's OK.

A member on B&B was kind enough to hone up my straights.

So last week, Thursday and Friday, I shaved with a Christensen 5/8 straight razor.  I will get photos on here sooner or later.
Soap was Chumba Cheech from Razorock.

Saturday I was in a hurry so used Schick injector L1 type, same soap as previous days.

This morning a quick one-pass shave with Kai Captain Excelia and kai blade.

Aftershave all three times was HBG Bay Rum, and a bit of Mundus Bay Rum Cologne.

I'm hoping to get some time this week to concentrate on the Christensen, and then should be able to get a photo or two!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 09, 2013, 08:38:28 PM
@Bluebriz:  Hi Brian. . . I am looking forward to hearing more on your new straight razor.  Of course,  I cannot wait to see the pics. 

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 09, 2013, 08:44:35 PM
Monday , September 9, 2013 SOTD

Cobra Classic

Feather Professional

Mystic Water Sandalwood Rose

Simpson Berkeley 46

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

My beautiful wife selected this SOTD.  For those on the fence... there is nothing more zen-like and relaxing than a DE, SE , or straight razor shave.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 10, 2013, 05:14:28 PM
Christensen 5/8.
Razorock Chumba Cheech Soap.
Cheap but great Omega boar brush.

Dessert was Bravas aftershave with 444 balm.

This was only a one pass shave, and I'm still new to real straights - in fact this was my third shave with this razor!  I got a couple of small nicks around my chin, which is always a tricky area. 
Pretty smooth overall, good enough for work anyway!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 17, 2013, 04:54:12 PM
Hi Brian:  That is a sweet looking SR.   Thanks for sharing, my friend.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 18, 2013, 10:51:57 AM
Last night's SOTD, September 17, 2013

Last night was my first real attempt with a straight razor.  I have always been intrigued with straight razors but did not want to deal with the maintenance in owning one.  So my recent purchase of the Feather Artist Club SS was much anticipated.

I used Tabac Shave Soap (excellent soap) using my Semogue Owners Club 2012 SE brush.  I had a DFS on my face but had more difficulty head shaving with it.  Matter of fact. . . I had to finish it off my head shave with my Weber DLC.

It took a long time to complete the task but I had fun doing it.  However. . . I really struggled with the angles of this fine razor.  I know it is going to be a challenging learning curve but I am willing to learn.  So. . . if you have any advice for me I highly appreciate it.

Happy shaves gents and I look forward to hearing your SOTD entries. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 18, 2013, 03:43:15 PM
@Warhawk Mel, I never persevered with the Feather/Kai razors long enough on my head to get great shaves, but on my face I can get great shaves with them.

I actually find my Kais and Feather RG easier to use than the SS because I thought the lip on the SS made me use a different angle.  That's not to say it can't give wonderful shaves, because it can, it just presents its own set of challenges.

For me, my lather with straights is a bit wetter or  more watery  than with my DEs or SEs.  I think the main points are like with DEs etc though.  Very light touch, shallow angle to start until you find the right spot... You might want to try the guarded blades, but they can bite too.  Also, although I prefer the folding kind - despite not expecting to - some people prefer the non folding kamisori style. 

Anyway, very soon you'll be getting wonderful shaves from that little beauty, and you'll have a skill most men have forgotten ever existed!
Title: Re:
Post by: bmilcs on September 19, 2013, 06:24:44 PM
I <3 Cella!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 19, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
Hi Brian:  Thanks my friend.  I am hoping to get accustomed to the Feather Artist Club SS.  I know it is going to be a challenging learning curve for the head shaves but I won't give up.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 19, 2013, 08:27:48 PM
@BMiLCS:  Hi Bryan:  Wow... you definitely got a great soap.  I love me some Cella! too.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 19, 2013, 08:34:02 PM
Thursday Night SOTD, September 19, 2013

Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Weber Bulldog Handle

Gillette 7o'clock Black

Cella!

Semogue 1438

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re:
Post by: Bluebriz on September 21, 2013, 06:26:06 AM
@Warhawk Mel, have you abandoned the SS already?? That one needs regular use to climb that learning curve!
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 01, 2013, 03:11:41 PM
@Warhawk Mel, have you abandoned the SS already?? That one needs regular use to climb that learning curve!

Hi Brian:  No. . . I have not given up on the Feather SS.  I'm going to just take a temporary leave of absence from it.

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Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 03, 2013, 09:00:28 PM
Last Night's  SOTD, October 2, 2013

Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Weber Bulldog Handle

Feather

Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream (Sandalwood)

Semogue 620

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice Bay Rum

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on October 08, 2013, 05:25:35 AM
Last nights line up

ISlant, Mikes, Omega pro 49

Taking a stab at photography ;)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Baldstu on October 08, 2013, 07:09:37 AM
Must admit never tried head slick usually use either Nivea gel or gillette gel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 10, 2013, 07:38:32 PM
Last nights line up

ISlant, Mikes, Omega pro 49

Taking a stab at photography ;)

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@bmilcs:  Hi Bryan:  Nice pic my friend.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 10, 2013, 07:43:13 PM
Thursday, October 10, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Barrister & Mann Lime/Lavender

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 10, 2013, 11:59:06 PM
Some great pics of late gents!

Wish I could participate more, but my shaves have become rather hurried in the mornings with the baby taking so much of our time, so i've not had time to write up on here or take photos!

Keep them coming though, I love reading about them.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Baldstu on October 11, 2013, 02:07:13 AM
Warhawk makes it sound like haute cuisine ,  very exotic names
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 11, 2013, 06:11:30 PM
Warhawk makes it sound like haute cuisine ,  very exotic names

He has a way with words!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 11, 2013, 06:17:17 PM
Without the classy posed photo, just my gear on top of the washing machine....

Razor: Kai Captain standard
Blade: Kai mild (shave 2)
Mike's soap.  I hadn't used it in a long time, and the centre of the soap looks darker, like it's gone bad or something, but it smelled ok and worked ok.  My wife said 大丈夫だよよ、which means "it's fine," but then she hates wasting things!

Anyway, a great 2 pass shave.  Couple of nicks on my chin, one each side. 

Dessert was witch hazel followed by Lucido with 444 balm.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on October 16, 2013, 07:33:53 AM
SOTD Wednesday morning 10/16/13
Pre Shave: Bee Bald Clean (in shower)
Brush: Unknown
Razor: Edwin Jagger
Blade: Wilkinson
Soap/Lather: Razor Rock Chumba Cheech+Shave Secret+5 drops of tea tree oil
Aftershave: Razor Rock Alum Block+Osage Rub+Ice Cube


Notes:
1. Used the same lather to shave the underneath portion of the beard, but left the chin area of the beard untouched
2. Most of the items (except the Osage Rub, Shave Secret and Tea Tree oil) came in the shaving kit I won in Mike's raffle
3. The EJ is a bit more agressive than the Lord DE razor that I got from Warhawk, (I cut myself slightly on the dead center of my crown of all places!) A couple of other small nicks here and there, but not too severe for a first time use
4. Used the Lord for the touch-ups behind the ears.
5.The Alum block helped stop the bleeding almost instantly.
6. Razor Rock Soaps have an awesome smell! I may have to invest in some more just to see what the other (flavors) are!

That's all I have for now....Have a good HUMMMMMPDAAAAAY folks!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 16, 2013, 06:06:47 PM
Quick one today -

Razor is a Boker, not sure of size or grind.
Musgo cream.
Semogue brush.

Day 4 with this razor, consecutive days.  Getting better each time.  Only my neck really gives me trouble when trying to find the best angle...

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 16, 2013, 08:53:20 PM
@SirHarry:  Harry... be patient my friend that EJ89L is a great performing razor and it is a thing of chrome beauty.  Thanks for sharing.

@Bluebriz:  Brian... thanks for sharing.  That is one cool SR.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 16, 2013, 09:00:56 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mystic Water Sandalwood Rose

Brush:  Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had another super, smooth shave with the Cobra Classic.  Mystic Water Soap continues to be a great performing soap that gives great lather, glide, and protection.  The Sandalwood Rose scent is intoxicating.  You can not go wrong with Mystic Water Soap.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 16, 2013, 10:24:11 PM
Thanks Mel.

It was a very hurried picture I took after shaving this morning.  It doesn't show the blade very clearly so i'll try and get a better one in future when I have time!

Happy to see you're still enjoying the CC!
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 21, 2013, 08:04:10 PM
Monday Night, October 21, 2013 SOTD

Gem Junior

Gem blade

Mike's Natural Soap Lemongrass & Eucalyptus

Semogue Owners Club

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I got an outstanding face & dome shave with the vintage SE razor (Gem Junior).  Mike's Natural Soap Lemongrass & Eucalyptus provided thick yogurt-like lather.  If you haven't tried Mike's Natural Soap...I highly recommend it.  It is that good.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 21, 2013, 08:21:12 PM
Nice Mel, it's been a while since we saw an SE in this thread... or is that the first one?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 22, 2013, 09:12:55 PM
Nice Mel, it's been a while since we saw an SE in this thread... or is that the first one?

Hi Brian:  No that was not the only SE posted in the SOTD.  I have posted my vintage SE razor the Gem G Bar.  That was my very 1st vintage SE razor that I used to face & dome shave.  Don't forget about my modern day SE razor: Cobra Classic.

I loved the shave with the GEM Jr (or GEM 1912 another name they call it) that I will use it for my next shave. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 23, 2013, 01:48:14 AM
Nice Mel, it's been a while since we saw an SE in this thread... or is that the first one?

Hi Brian:  No that was not the only SE posted in the SOTD.  I have posted my vintage SE razor the Gem G Bar.  That was my very 1st vintage SE razor that I used to face & dome shave.  Don't forget about my modern day SE razor: Cobra Classic.

I loved the shave with the GEM Jr (or GEM 1912 another name they call it) that I will use it for my next shave. 

WARHAWK O0

Ah, of course, yes!  I forget the CC is an SE, but I've had Push button, Featherweight, Injectors at least, all in this thread at one time I think!    Still using a straight here at the moment though!
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 26, 2013, 12:44:34 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  1912 Ever Ready

Blade:  Gem

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Morris & Forndran

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

This whole week, I have been exclusively using my vintage SE razors & I have been receiving some great face & dome shaves.  Today's SE was the Ever Ready.  The Mystic Water Bay Rum continues to perform well and the scent is intoxicating.  I finished it off with the Captain.  For those of you who love Bay.Rum. . . I would suggest trying the Captain's Choice. 

Ahhhhh. . . life is great!!!   I hope your shaves are great, too.  Enjoy your weekend.  I know I am.8)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 27, 2013, 04:02:41 AM
@warhawk Sounds great Mel!
The only Bay Rum I've tried is HBG, which is cheap but smells great!  I've wanted to try the Captain's brand but shipping is too much to me over here!

Loving your pictures and descriptions! 

I'm 13-14 shaves in with the Boker and it's just fantastic!   Weirdly, two other straights I have, also honed by the same talented guy from B&B, give me problems.  The Booker is bigger though and just seems to agree with my face.  I'm in love with this razor!  I also have two more straights heading my way after surprisingly winning 2 auctions over there this week.  Hopefully they'll both put in appearances in this SOTD thread in the near future, but they've got some work to do to displace the Boker!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 28, 2013, 08:19:19 PM
Just a pic of the razor blade today from me - a 4/8 Christensen straight.

Cream was Musgo Real, classic old school scent.
Brush was cheap Omega boar.
Dessert was witch hazel followed by HBG Bay Rum with 444 balm.

Lovely stuff

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Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 29, 2013, 06:48:49 AM
@Bluebriz:  Hi Brian. . .   Very nice pic my friend.  Thanks for sharing.  I look forward to more of your SOTD pics and participation. 

WARHAWK
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 29, 2013, 06:56:28 AM
Monday Night, October 28, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  GEM 1912

Blade:  Gem blade

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass)

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

Last night I had a very relaxing, soothing, and enjoyable shave that I did not want it to end.  I went vintage using a GEM 1912 with a Gem blade.  I revisited my trusty Semogue 620 and it lathered Mike's Natural Soap to a thick, creamy lather. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DC on October 31, 2013, 11:46:38 AM
Warhawk, you got me havin' lust in mah heart for a good DE and the fixins!  :@` I hope my Headblade and regular razor have no hard feelings!  ;D
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 31, 2013, 07:13:04 PM
Hi DC:  You should try the traditional way of shaving using a DE, SE, or straight razor with a brush, and soap or cream.  Keep us posted and if you have any questions post up here or PM me. 

WARHAWK
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on October 31, 2013, 07:28:09 PM
Halloween, October 31, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  GEM 1912

Blade:  Gem SS

Soap:  Cella!

Brush:  Semogue 1438

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Hello fellow chrome domes:  I had a soothing & excellent shave with the GEM 1912,  Cella!,  and my go to dessert my famous ice cube rub,  refrigerated WH,  refrigerated Osage Rub.  My Semogue 1438 soap killer whipped the Cella! into a creamy, slick lather.  The clean scent of  Cella!  gave me a big smile.  Ahhhhhh life is sooooo good !

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DC on November 05, 2013, 10:37:57 PM
Just inherited my late Father-in-Law's Gillette "Fatboy" adjustable DE, and am sprucing it up.  Now all I need are some good blades, soap, brush and aftershave stuff.  Hey Warhawk!  How do you do the ice cube rub?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 06, 2013, 10:32:09 PM
Just inherited my late Father-in-Law's Gillette "Fatboy" adjustable DE, and am sprucing it up.  Now all I need are some good blades, soap, brush and aftershave stuff.  Hey Warhawk!  How do you do the ice cube rub?

DC, I hope Warhawk won't mind me answering, but the ice cube rub is exactly how it sounds.  Take the ice cube and rub it over your face until it melts away 👍
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on November 07, 2013, 04:51:15 PM
Hi DC:   Just like our fellow SBG brother (Bluebriz aka Brian) said. . . I always do an ice cube rub on my face and dome until it melts.  It gives that added boost to my routine and it closes the pores instantly.

WARHAWK
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on November 07, 2013, 05:00:07 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  GEM 1912

Blade:  Gem SS

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap Sandalwood Rose

Brush:  Semogue Owners Club 2012 SE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

Wow!!!  I had another super, smooth shave.  For those on the fence who are thinking about the traditional way of shaving. . . I would suggest to try it for atleast 30 days.  I am telling you there is nothing better and more challenging and fun.  Happy shaves to all my fellow chrome domes!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DC on November 08, 2013, 09:14:13 PM
Okay Guys, just did my first DE shave tonight. My tools:

Gillette "Fatboy" adjustable razor.
Rugby DE blades.
Shaving brush (synthetic hair).
Niivea Shave Gel with a dash of Shave Secret
Nivea balm
Ice cube rub.

Wasn't a bad job.  Had a few bleeders on the top. However this is my first time and it's gong to take some practice. Am definitely investing in shaving soap or a stick, and some aftershave.  Will also do the witch hazel as well. Also will move up to a Badger hair brush.

And as the rest of you guys said, you have to take your time.  This can't be a rush job.  This will be in the evening unless I really have time in the morning.

However, I think I'm going to like this!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DC on November 08, 2013, 11:42:21 PM
Correction: the blades are by Derby.
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on November 14, 2013, 09:14:08 PM
Hi DC:  Welcome & we look forward to your safety razor journey.

WARHAWK
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on November 14, 2013, 09:20:46 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013 SOTD

Razor: GEM Damaskeene

Blade:  Gem SS

Cream:  KMF Lavender Shaving Cream

Brush:  Simpson Berkeley 46

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

Another relaxing shave completed and thoroughly enjoyed.  On a side note. . . if you like bay rum after shave,  I highly recommend the Captain's Choice.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on November 15, 2013, 03:27:13 AM
Friday Morning 11/15/13 SOTD:

Razor: EJ
Blade: Astra
Lather: Bald Guyz Gel+Razor Rock+Shave Secret
Brush: Badger Brush
Dessert: Pinaud Club+Ice Cube+Sea Breeze

First time since March using a blade not named Wilkinson.....Monday starts my vacation week, so will get a chance to experiment more and post some pictures....
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 03, 2013, 04:31:09 PM
Recently I bid on and won a couple of charity auctions on badger and blade.  This razor is one I won there, which allowed me to choose the scales, jimps, and I also chose the French tip.  Had my first shave with it this morning, combined with Tabac and my faithful and cheap old Omega.  Great shave.
Dessert was witch hazel and Vitos a/s balm.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 04, 2013, 05:50:48 PM
@ Bluebriz:  Hi Brian... nice pic of your SOTD, my friend.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on December 04, 2013, 05:58:57 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 SOTD

Razor:  iKON Slant w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Cream:  Taylor of Old Bond Street:  Sandalwood

Brush: .Simpson.Berkeley 46

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

For those who haven't tried Taylor of Old Bond Street aka TOBS,  I highly recommend it.  It provides great cushion, protection, and glide. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on December 06, 2013, 09:47:09 PM
WARHAWK how many DE razors do you own? You seen to have quite a nice selection.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Roger on December 20, 2013, 11:55:43 PM
No kidding.  Are you a collector of DE razors?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 28, 2013, 07:41:28 AM
I suspect that Warhawk has lost count! 😉👍
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 31, 2013, 03:40:53 PM
Hi Mark:  I really lost count.  I probably own about 20 something razors (DE and SE razors).  I only wish more SBG members would try the traditional way of shaving. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on January 02, 2014, 06:54:33 PM
Thursday, January 2, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Petal Pusher Fancies (Black Tea)

Brush: Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 03, 2014, 08:21:49 AM
Love that 37G Mel!  Wish I'd got one when they were still available!

Also, a belated Happy New Year to all members here on SBG👍
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 10, 2014, 09:30:54 PM
Last Night's SOTD, Thursday, January 9, 2014

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Petal Pusher Fancies (Black Tea)

Brush:  Semogue SOC 2012 SE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Hi Gents:  I am really loving the Petal Pusher Fancies.  I highly recommend this shave soap.  It lathers easily.  It provides great cushion and slippery glide.  The scent is inviting.  It also leaves your face & dome fully moisturized.  Plus it is made in the good ole USA.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 10, 2014, 09:32:50 PM
Love that 37G Mel!  Wish I'd got one when they were still available!

Also, a belated Happy New Year to all members here on SBG👍
Hi Brian:  Thanks and Happy New Year to you also.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bald Guy on January 11, 2014, 12:38:10 PM
Saturday:

Face
Cetaphil Face Bar
Barbasol Yellow
Super Adjustable
Voskhod Blade
2 passes

Head:
Cetaphil Face Bar
Barbasol Yellow
EJ89L
Treet Durasharp Carbon Blade
1 pass
will try 2 passes tomorrow
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 12, 2014, 02:27:35 PM
@BG:  Nice SOTD entry.   O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 12, 2014, 02:48:03 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014 SOTD

Merkur 37G

Voskod

Petal Pusher Fancies (Briar)

Simpson P8

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

I am loving the Petal Pusher Fancies soap that I pulled the trigger on another scent called Briar.  The scent is invigorating.  It has a woodsy and citrus aroma.  The after effects of this soap continues to keep my skin super smooth.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Roger on January 12, 2014, 04:27:17 PM
Quote
Merkur 37G

Voskod

Petal Pusher Fancies (Briar)

Simpson P8

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

I am loving the Petal Pusher Fancies soap that I pulled the trigger on another scent called Briar.  The scent is invigorating.  It has a woodsy and citrus aroma.  The after effects of this soap continues to keep my skin super smooth.

Dude, has anybody ever mentioned the words "addiction" or "intervention"?  :*))
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 14, 2014, 11:45:36 PM
Hi Roger:  That's funny my friend.  I just got a lot of love for the traditional way of shaving, sir. O:O

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 14, 2014, 11:51:37 PM
Late Tuesday Night, January 14, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Voskhod

Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies (Briar)

Brush:  Simpson P8

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

Wow. . . I had such an incredible face & dome shave tonight that I'm going to sleep like a baby.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on January 15, 2014, 06:44:42 AM
SOTD for Tuesday 1/14/14

Razor: Lord DE
Blade: Voshkod
Lather: Baby oil+Shave Secret+Headslick
Brush: Badger
Aftershave: Ice Cube+Pinaud club

I added the baby oil after, because for some reason, the razor felt like it was pulling....This was my first time using a Voshkod, however.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 20, 2014, 08:46:50 PM
Sunday Nite, January 20, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  1966 Gillette Slim (dialed @#9)

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Speick

Brush:  Simpson P8

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice Bay Rum

Wow... I had a super smooth face & dome shave tonite.  I decided to go old school and used my 1966 Gillette Slim.  This is a classic razor that gives a smooth shave.  Speick is a German shave soap that lathers so easy.  It has a nice herbal scent.  I highly recommend this soap.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 21, 2014, 07:40:34 PM
I love that Warhawk and a few others are still posting here.

I would love to be more involved but with a young baby, my full-time job and a part-time job it's just not possible very often.  My apologies gents, but I'm still loving your pics and stories.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on January 22, 2014, 04:27:20 AM
I love that Warhawk and a few others are still posting here.

I would love to be more involved but with a young baby, my full-time job and a part-time job it's just not possible very often.  My apologies gents, but I'm still loving your pics and stories.

Hey, we understand.....While we all would love to participate, family and life come first....That's why I don't worry when members stop posting for a while, and then return when they have more free time. No apology necessary, Brother Bluebriz!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 22, 2014, 08:22:17 AM
I love that Warhawk and a few others are still posting here.

I would love to be more involved but with a young baby, my full-time job and a part-time job it's just not possible very often.  My apologies gents, but I'm still loving your pics and stories.

Hi Brian:  Like Harry stated. . . family and life stuff comes first.  No apology necessary . . . we can't wait until you are able to post again.  Until than. . . take care and I hope TG is doing great.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 22, 2014, 10:14:03 PM
Wednesday Night, January 22, 2014

Razor:  EverReady Streamline

Blade: Gem PTFE

Soap: Speick

Brush:  Semogue BC Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Today my vintage SE razor (Streamline) and Semogue BC Texugo brush arrived today.  The Streamline was in mint condition and it gave a great face & dome shave.  The Semogue BC Texugo just confirms why I love everything Semogue. 

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 28, 2014, 08:47:19 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 SOTD

Razor: Ever Ready Streamline

Blade: Gem

Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies (Sandalwood)

Brush:  Semogue BC Texugo

Dessert: Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice Bay Rum

I had such a great shave that I cannot wait for my next one.  For those on the safety razor fence . . . you do not know what you are missing.  Hope your shaves are super smooth.


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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 01, 2014, 07:09:59 PM
Late entry:  Friday Night, January 31, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  iKON Slant w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Petal Pusher Fancies (Sandalwood)

Brush:  Simpson P8

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice Bay  Rum


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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 08, 2014, 07:41:39 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Ever Ready Streamline

Blade:  Gem

Soap:  Petal Pusher Fancies (Sandalwood)

Brush:  Semogue BC Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I decided to go old school and had a great shave with the Ever Ready Streamline.  The Streamline is built like a tank & shaves like a dream. 

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 10, 2014, 03:34:23 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Simpson P8

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Captain's Choice

Cologne:  Polo Blue

I have been enjoying my Petal Pusher Fancies & Speick lately that I have neglected Mike's Natural Soap.  I am so glad that I revisited it because it confirms why Mike's Natural Soap is still one of my favorites.  Gents. . . if you haven't tried Mike's Natural Soap you will not be disappointed.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 12, 2014, 05:56:07 AM
I feel like I haven't posted here in an age, and I don't have the artistic skills of Warhawk, but here we go:

Wednesday February 12th, 2014 face SOTD

Razor:  Feather All Stainless D1

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Whipped Dog Silvertip (first time with it today)

Dessert:  witch hazel, Nivea ASB (cheap but great!)

I think this is my 4th time (consecutive days!) with the Feather, 3rd time with this particular blade.  I know some find the feather razor too mild and can't find the best angle, but I just picked it up and got great shaves right away.

I can only agree with Warhawk about Mike's soaps.  This particular "flavour" I didn't appreciate at first because I had trouble lathering it.  I soon got past that though!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 12, 2014, 08:00:06 PM
@ Bluebriz:  Hi Brian, glad that you are enjoying your Feather AS-D1.  That is a beautiful razor.  I am glad that you are liking the Polsilver Super Iridium blade that is one of my favorites.   I think Feather, Astra SP, Polsilver Super Iridium, and Gillette Silver Blue and Voskhod are my favorites as far as DE blades.    I am glad that the Mike's Natural Soap is working for you.  It is a very thirsty soap.

How do you like the Whipped Dog badger brush?  I have heard many great things about the brush and the great service that Larry from Whipped Dog provides.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: djones on February 12, 2014, 10:49:10 PM
I tried to post a pic but it says it's to large but I was gifted some Crabtree and Evelyn soaps sandalwood and Sierra I haven't gotten to use the sandalwood yet but I'm loving the Sierra they both smell great but I really like the Sierra..
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 16, 2014, 09:18:53 AM
I tried to post a pic but it says it's to large but I was gifted some Crabtree and Evelyn soaps sandalwood and Sierra I haven't gotten to use the sandalwood yet but I'm loving the Sierra they both smell great but I really like the Sierra..
@Djones:  That is great you are loving the C&E shave soaps.  I'm not a computer guy but you should still try posting some pics.  Try using TapaTalk when posting pics as another option.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on February 16, 2014, 07:00:36 PM
Today was my second day using the EJ89. I was using a crappy cream so I tried to find something better. The best I could do in a pinch was a Van Der Hagen soap I found at Walmart. I picked that up with a styptic pencil!

Well, I thought I did better today than yesterday. I did three passes with only a couple of red spots on my neck. Then I got bold and attempted my head. I was scared, but that actually went better than I expected. I did three passes and cleaned up the parts I missed with my generic Mach 3.

All in all, I got a pretty good shave. However, in the end when I looked in the mirror I got quite a razor burn on my neck. Not sure what I did wrong.

But all's well. I also picked up some Old Spice for nostalgia's sake. Now I smell like my dad.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: djones on February 16, 2014, 09:09:50 PM
Some of my DE stuff
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 17, 2014, 08:41:51 AM
Hi Mike:  I'm so glad that you are trying out the traditional way of shaving.  Welcome to the club.  I will suggest that you be patient and take your time on your face shaves and more importantly your head shaves.

As always.... YMMV, it took my about two weeks to be very proficient with my DE face shaves and almost a month on my head shaves.  I look forward to following your journey into the traditional way of shaving and if you have any questions please PM me or post up any questions.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on February 23, 2014, 01:16:45 PM
I'm on day 2 of using my new razor (the micro touch one safety razor), it's a good blade for a reasonable price and it comes with it's own stand. It's lighter than a traditional DE which leads me to believe that it's being marketed to guys who are intimidated by safety razors. Despite being a light razor it's still a very nice shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 25, 2014, 09:17:39 AM
Thanks for the update.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on March 23, 2014, 11:26:29 AM
Been using the Micro touch one, it has solved all of the irritation and razor burn problems I was having. I don't know why I didn't try a 1 piece DE sooner, this is so easy to clean and change the blade on. My other Razors are either 2 or 3 piece razors.
For shaving I use Taylor of Oldbond street sensitive.
I'm going to pick up a new brush when I get a chance; I've been eyeballing a silver tip badger by Simply beautiful. Presently I use a Semogue 2,000.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 06, 2014, 04:34:07 PM
Late entry:  Saturday Nite SOTD, April 5, 2014

Ever Ready Streamline

GEM blade

Mystic Water Sandalwood Rose

Semogue 620

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

For any one looking for a quality & affordable boar brush,  I highly recommend the Semogue brush.  It is made by a family in Portugal.  They are the best boar brushes on the planet, IMO.  Pictured is the famous Semogue 620.

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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 06, 2014, 04:51:15 PM
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 06, 2014, 06:36:16 PM
I'm waiting for my new brush to get here. It's a Frank shaving silvertip badger brush. I snagged it on eBay for under $30 total. I had my eye on a silvertip by simply beautiful for $25 on Amazon but I missed my chance to get it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 06, 2014, 06:49:21 PM
Congrats.  Keep us posted with pics of course. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on April 08, 2014, 06:08:09 AM
Been using the Micro touch one, it has solved all of the irritation and razor burn problems I was having. I don't know why I didn't try a 1 piece DE sooner, this is so easy to clean and change the blade on. My other Razors are either 2 or 3 piece razors.
For shaving I use Taylor of Oldbond street sensitive.
I'm going to pick up a new brush when I get a chance; I've been eyeballing a silver tip badger by Simply beautiful. Presently I use a Semogue 2,000.

Whipped dog has some very nice silver tip brushes, at great prices.  Definitely worth checking out if you haven't pulled the trigger yet.

Edit: just saw you've ordered elsewhere!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanO on April 08, 2014, 01:15:01 PM
About time I posted a shave of the day.

Razor:  Merkur 1904

Blade:  Merkur

Soap:  Palmolive Classic Palm Extract shave cream

Brush:  Wilkinson Sword Bristle Brush

Dessert:  Tabac Classic

Mixing things up a bit at the moment - new razor, different blades, new shaving cream and different aftershave (I always used to use Tabac when I was a teenager - the scent kind of feels like coming home).
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 08, 2014, 08:37:49 PM
Hi DanO:  Thanks for sharing your SOTD pic.  I look forward to seeing more pics of your SOTD and look forward to your participation on SBGs and in the Safety Razor Section of SBGs.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 08, 2014, 09:19:14 PM
Monday,  April  8,  2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur Mergress

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  TIKI Bar Soap (Sandalwood)

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Just had an incredible face & dome shave.  For any one on the fence who are thinking about the traditional way of shaving,  I hope you can experience this way of shaving.  It is truly epic and it is so relaxing.  I recently discovered another great shave soap from TIKI Bar Soap.  Amanda of TIKI Bar Soap can be found on www.etsy.com.  She makes some incredible soaps and it is made in the good ole USA.  She provides great customer service and her shave soaps are top notch.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 09, 2014, 12:15:14 PM
Warhawk you mentioned that the MT One shaves similar to the Super Sport. I picked up 2 SS razors for $27 on eBay; I can report that the One is much more mild than the SS. Despite being similar in weight, the One has slightly less blade exposure. The doors on the SS razors I have are rather loose so that could be a factor.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on April 10, 2014, 01:01:40 PM
I can FINALLY contribute to this thread!  ;D


Razor:  Micro Touch One

Blade:  Dorco

Soap:  Damn Handsome Scotch Ale Shaving Soap

Brush:  Softtouch Boar Bristle Brush

Balm:  Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm

My first DE shave!  Yeah!  lol  Butta smooth dome...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 11, 2014, 01:52:40 PM
How's that working out for you Wutwutman?
Are you fully converted over to DE shaving?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on April 13, 2014, 08:24:20 AM
How's that working out for you Wutwutman?
Are you fully converted over to DE shaving?

So far so good!  Having some issues with getting the angle right on the back of my head but working thru it lol
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 13, 2014, 10:09:39 AM
I've found that I seem to have a better angle starting at the top of my head and moving down to the neck. Back of my head does present a bit of a steeper challenge and it seems like I can't always get a perfect shave back there. I have a lot of scars back there though.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 13, 2014, 08:42:14 PM
Hi WWM:  Welcome and congrats on head shaving the traditional way.  We look forward to your participation, sir. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 13, 2014, 08:57:33 PM
Last Nite's SOTD,  April 12, 2014, Saturday

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mystic Water Marrakesh

Brush:  Semogue BC Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH,  refrigerated Osage Rub

For those on the DE or SE fence,   you will be rewarded with a superior smooth shave and will enjoy the experience in shaving the traditional way.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on April 13, 2014, 09:37:38 PM
My SOTD for today 4/13/14 (the 6th sly anniversary shave)

Razor: Micro One-Touch
Blade: Voshkod
Lather: RazoRock/Shave Secret
Aftershave: Ice Cube/Osage Rub
Brush: Badger

Also, here are some pictures of my wet shaving arsenal (updated)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 15, 2014, 08:31:26 PM
My silvertip got here today. Gonna test that bad boy out in the morning.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 15, 2014, 09:49:31 PM
My silvertip got here today. Gonna test that bad boy out in the morning.

Enjoy and post some pics when you get a chance.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on April 17, 2014, 03:48:55 PM
I've found that I seem to have a better angle starting at the top of my head and moving down to the neck. Back of my head does present a bit of a steeper challenge and it seems like I can't always get a perfect shave back there. I have a lot of scars back there though.

I also have scars in the back from previous bouts with ingrown hairs.  But tilting my head (putting chin on chest) helped a ton! Getting smooth shaves back there now!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on April 17, 2014, 03:50:08 PM
Thanks Warhawk!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 17, 2014, 04:32:02 PM

I also have scars in the back from previous bouts with ingrown hairs.  But tilting my head (putting chin on chest) helped a ton! Getting smooth shaves back there now!
I often forget to do that. My scars are from multiple brain surgeries.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on April 17, 2014, 05:45:19 PM
Been a while since I posted here, but here we go:

Mike's Eucalyptus and Lemon grass.  Almost out of this soap though 😭
Feather travel razor (not the Feather Portable)
I think a Feather blade
Whipped Dog Silvertip with resin handle.  So good, I might get another couple!
Dessert was witch hazel followed by Nivea ASB.

Great shave!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 26, 2014, 06:40:28 PM
Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Frank Shaving Silver tip badger
Cream: Taylor of Oldbond Street sensitive
Lotion: home made aftershave (witch hazel, aloe, tea tree oil, old spice)
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 26, 2014, 09:47:11 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Kai

Soap:  TIKI Bar Sandalwood

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Wow...I had such a relaxing shave that I did not want it to end.   If any one is on the fence on trying a DE or SE razor, you should try it out.  With patience,  you will be rewarded with a great shave.  Enjoy your weekend.  I know I will.

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Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on April 26, 2014, 09:52:14 PM
@Greatnessinc:  How do you like your Gillette Slim?  I have a 1966 Gillette Slim that I love and treasure.  It was a gift from my beautiful wifey.  It is quality built and shaves like a dream.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 26, 2014, 10:06:26 PM

@Bluebriz:  Hi Brian... Nice pic and I'm glad that you are posting back here in the SOTD thread.  C'mon gents... if you are using a DE, SE, or straight razor, kindly post up your entry of your SOTD.  Also, if you have any questions on getting started post up a question or PM me.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Crowbar on April 29, 2014, 05:04:39 AM
Edwin Jagger Best Badger
Cella shaving soap

Dovo Bismark 5/8 straight razor

John Allan's Cool Face
Sniff of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique (because it smells nice)

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Title: Re:
Post by: greatnessinc on April 29, 2014, 10:53:58 AM
@Hawk
I'm still adjusting to the weight so I haven't quite perfected getting a smooth shave on the back of my head. First day I used it I cut myself for the first time in a long while. If I wasn't working on my beard, I'm sure it'd shave my face like a boss.
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on April 29, 2014, 01:38:15 PM
Hi CB:  That is a nice SOTD pic.  Thanks for sharing.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re:
Post by: warhawk on April 29, 2014, 01:41:18 PM
You are really going to love that Slim, let the weight of the Slim do the work for you.  It is built like a tank and shaves like a dream.  It is a quality built vintage razor.  Enjoy.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 29, 2014, 05:35:13 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  1969 Gillette Super Adjustable (aka the "Black Beauty")

Blade:  Feather

Brush:  Semogue 620

Soap:  Strop Shoppe (Barber Shoppe)

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refirgerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Ahhhhhh just enjoyed an incredible face & dome shave with my Black Beauty.  The Feather blade will always be in my rotation along with the Semogue 620.  The Strop Shoppe soap is super slick and provides a lot of cushion.  The scent is clean and crisp.  Life is.great!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on April 30, 2014, 10:53:26 AM
Too scared to try DE at the mo! lol
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on April 30, 2014, 11:02:44 AM
I found an old Gillette DE I think my Dad passed on to me when I was about 15. Never used it. I also found some blades made by Simplex. Seems to pull pretty bad, so I will try again when I get some good quality blades.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on April 30, 2014, 11:16:55 AM
Hawk how do I tell when my slim was made?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 30, 2014, 12:00:01 PM
Too scared to try DE at the mo! lol
Don't be.  If you respect the DE and be patient, you will be rewarded with some great shaves.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 30, 2014, 12:07:36 PM
Hawk how do I tell when my slim was made?

Gillette Slims were made from 1961 (3rd quarter of 1961) G-3 to 1968 (4th quarter of 1968) N-4.  Check the under side of your Slim head and you should find a letter on one side and a number on the other.

I have a 1966 Gillette Slim (L-3). Made in 3rd quarter of 1966.  Kindly keep us posted on the year and quarter your Slim was made. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on April 30, 2014, 01:05:44 PM
OK, did some research, and my razor is a 1954 model. Cool I was born in 1953. Photo attached
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 30, 2014, 01:10:55 PM
OK, did some research, and my razor is a 1954 model. Cool I was born in 1953. Photo attached
That is a nice looking Gillette Black Tip Super Speed.  Wow... you are a lucky man because that was gifted by your dad.  I hope that you can try DE shaving my friend.  Let me know.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 30, 2014, 07:14:22 PM
Gillette Slim:

G:  1961

H:  1962

I:   1963

J:   1964

K:  1965

L:  1966

M:  1967

N:  1968

#1:  1st quarter of year

#2:  2nd quarter of year

#3:  3rd quarter of year

#4:  4th quarter of year

Let us know what year and quarter your Gillette Slim was made.  Post some pics of it when you get a chance.


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on May 01, 2014, 11:46:27 AM
Mine has a 2 next to the handle, I don't see a letter. There's a made in USA above the Gillette logo across from the is Reg. US pat off.
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: AgentBald on May 01, 2014, 12:08:49 PM
awesome razor Reddog!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on May 01, 2014, 12:18:50 PM
Knowing which DE to get is hard for me. So many to choose from. I dont want to buy several. Just one that i can grow with.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 01, 2014, 05:33:54 PM
OK, did some research, and my razor is a 1954 model. Cool I was born in 1953. Photo attached
That is a nice looking Gillette Black Tip Super Speed.  Wow... you are a lucky man because that was gifted by your dad.  I hope that you can try DE shaving my friend.  Let me know.

WARHAWK O0

That's a black tip?  Doesn't look black on my monitor Mel!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 01, 2014, 05:35:21 PM
Too scared to try DE at the mo! lol

As Warhawk said, there's really nothing to be afraid of.
Get a cheap brush, some good quality soap (palmolive stick or cream are both dirt cheap in the uk), and go to town.  Ask here or PM Warhawk or myself if you have any questions.

Do you have a DE razor?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 01, 2014, 05:37:19 PM
Knowing which DE to get is hard for me. So many to choose from. I dont want to buy several. Just one that i can grow with.

Edwin Jagger razors, DE89 for example, are a great place to start and those razors will last.  Also built to last are the old Gillettes you can see in the last few messages on this thread.
EJ is a good place to start, and their razors are available on Amazon in the UK, or Connaught shaving, which always gives good service.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 01, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
No pics, but I had two great shaves the last few days, using the super cheap Derby shave soap.

Both days I used the 37C slant razor with a Feather blade.

First day was an Omega boar brush.

Second day was a Whipped Dog silver tip brush.

That soap lathers up really easily and gives great shaves.

I used the bowl version,  but it's also available in stick form.

Both shaves started my day wonderfully well! :@`
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 02, 2014, 09:35:59 PM
@Bluebriz:  Hi Brian:  Yes that is a Gillette Black Tip Super Speed.  The bottom part of the handle is painted black.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 02, 2014, 09:37:12 PM
@Brian.... Glad that you are still enjoying the 37C. O0

WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 04, 2014, 03:07:19 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap: Mystic Water Jasmine

Brush:  Simpson Chubby 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated FINE Snake Bite, refrigerated Proraso splash

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 06, 2014, 09:04:54 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  iKON Slant w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mystic Water Jasmine

Brush:  Simpson Chubby 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated FINE Snake Bite, refrigerated Prosaso

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on May 07, 2014, 02:51:09 PM
Razor: Merkur Futur
Setting: 6
Blade: Dorco
Brush: Frank Shaving Silvertip badger
Cream: Taylor of OldBond Street sensitive
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on May 11, 2014, 11:31:02 AM
@Hawk my slim is an L2.
The L is very faint and I only saw it when I was cleaning it the other day.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 13, 2014, 10:03:09 PM
@Hawk my slim is an L2.
The L is very faint and I only saw it when I was cleaning it the other day.
That is good to know.  That means you got a 1966 Gillette Slim. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 13, 2014, 10:15:41 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Matador El Gordo Negro

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Simpson Chubby 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Proraso A/S Splash

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on May 14, 2014, 02:37:52 AM
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Edwin Jagger Double Edge Razor DE89L

Blade:  Derby Extra

Soap:  Taylor of Old Bond Street, Shaving cream, Sensitive

Brush:  Generic Wilkinson Sword (Awaiting a Brush!)

Dessert:  Alum block, Bump Patrol and BullDog After shave Balm


Guys, i decided to keep the EJ!!

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on May 14, 2014, 12:21:02 PM
That's good. I think that as you improve your craft with it you're going to enjoy it a lot. Took me a little while to fully get the hang of it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 14, 2014, 05:57:53 PM
@Warhawk - Mel, I believe you, but when I look at it on two different monitors it looks like the razor is one colour.  I'm not seeing any black on there at all.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 14, 2014, 06:00:28 PM
@Goatee - That's great mate.  Nobody ever developed perfect shaving skills after two or three shaves so stick with it!

Maybe try some different blades as well.  Derbies are not well liked by a large number of people.

If there's nothing locally available, try Connaught shaving website.  Great service and prices, and UK based.

Edit: Just saw on your other thread that you've ordered a sampler.  Good idea.  One thing I'd also recommend is that when you try a new blade, stick with your usual soap, brush etc.  So don't go changing too many variables at once.  That way, if you don't get a great shave you'll have a better idea why.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on May 15, 2014, 02:55:46 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Great advice. Cheers
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on May 15, 2014, 06:32:05 PM
Razor: Merkur 34C
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Cream: Taylor of Old Bond Street, St. James
Brush: Vulfix Super Badger
Aftershave: Osage Rub

Just tried the Osage for the first time. Holy Cow do I love this stuff! Just the right amount of burn, and a tingle that stays with you, even after the menthol fragrance fades. This will definitely be a part of my regular routine.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 16, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
Friday, May.16, 2014 SOTD

Razor: Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap: Mike's Natural Lemongrass & Eucalyptus

Brush: Ever Ready 150

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE fresh vetiver

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on May 18, 2014, 05:12:41 AM
Today's shave!

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Cheers
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on May 18, 2014, 05:46:26 AM
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Feel AMAZING!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on May 18, 2014, 09:35:52 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Looks like you are sitting on the toilet! lol
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on May 18, 2014, 01:33:09 PM
On a chair in bedroom ha ha
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mahaw90 on May 18, 2014, 01:40:23 PM
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Feeling proud of my shave ha ha
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on May 18, 2014, 02:10:31 PM
That looks super smooth! Nice one
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on May 18, 2014, 02:46:41 PM
Nice job, Mark! Cheers!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 19, 2014, 06:09:16 AM
Todays shave!

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Razor - Microtouch One
Blade - Dorco
Brush - Shea Moisture Shave Boar
Splash - Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal Bump Preventer
Balm - Nivea Sensitive
Post - Pacific Shaving Company Daily Moisturizer

Smooth BBS!  What else can I say? :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on May 19, 2014, 11:18:46 AM
I shaved the sideburns off of my beard, my Gillette slim cut through them like butter and not a single cut on my face.
Pre-shave: Billy Jealousy liquid sand
Razor: Gillette slim
Blade: Feather
Brush: Frank shaving silvertip badger
Cream: Taylor of OldBond Street sensitive
Aftershave: Tea tree oil/witch hazel/aloe
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on May 19, 2014, 08:07:30 PM
Loving the increased traffic on this thread gent! Nice pics, too!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 19, 2014, 08:11:55 PM
Loving the increased traffic on this thread gent! Nice pics, too!
Hi Brian:  I could not have said it better!  Gents, I am loving your enthusiasm and participation.  Keep em coming!  I am loving the pics! :@`

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 19, 2014, 08:18:59 PM
Monday, May 19, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur Futur

Blade:  Astra SP

Soap:  Mike's Natural Lemongrass & Eucalyptus

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert: Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Wow!!! I had a very relaxing & magical shave that I did not want it to end!!! 

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 20, 2014, 06:35:51 AM
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Prep: Shave Secret
Soap: Headslick
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock SS
Razor: Gillette Tech with Muhle handle
Brush: VDH kit
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal Bump Preventer
Balm: Chrome Azzaro After Shave Balm
Post: Pacific Shaving Co. Daily Moisturizer

Tried out my new handle with the Tech head. Love the weight and feel of the change. Having used nothing but Dorco blades since I started DE shaving, I IMMEDIATELY knew this was a different blade upon the first stroke across my dome! I could "feel" the blade much ore than the Dorcos. Initially it made me rather tentative but I soon got used to feel. The 7 O'clocks felt so much sharper than the Dorco blades. Since it was a new blade I decided to shave my neck also (which i typically do about 2xs a week). I could REALLY feel the blade on my neck so I took it easy. Ended up with a BSS on the dome and a CCS on my neck. I look forward to trying more blades! :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 22, 2014, 06:30:20 AM
SOTD 5/22
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Pre: Maggard razors Pre-Shave Oil - Eucalyptus
Brush: Shea Moisture Shave Boar
Soap: Edwin Jagger Limes & Pomegranate
Razor: Maggard Razors M3
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal Bump Preventer
Post: Nivea Men Sensitive

Right of the bat I have to say the M3 is more aggressive that my Tech head or my Microtouch One. Much larger blade gap. That being said, I got a really close shave from it. It tweaked me a couple of times (very minor) before I got the angle right. I have to hold it at a slightly different angle that my Tech head. The Maggard pre-shave oil seems to be about the same viscosity as Shave Secret, but smells better. Felt like it did a good job of helping the blade glide. I really liked the smell and the lather of the EJ Limes & Pomegranate. I only used about a thumbnails worth and had enough lather for too passes. Was nice and creamy feeling. Even though I felt a couple of pinches during the shave, there was no blood and ended up a BBS! Thumbs up all the way around this morning  O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 23, 2014, 06:32:27 AM
SOTD 5/23

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Pre: Maggard razors Pre-Shave Oil - Grapefruit
Brush: Shea Moisture Shave Boar
Soap: Taylor of Old Bond Street Coconut
Razor: Maggard Razors M3
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal Bump Preventer
Post: Nivea Men Sensitive

Used my M3 again so I can get used to using a more aggressive razor. Another BBS with no blood :) I really like the scent of Taylor of OBS Coconut croap. And the lather is luxurious! Probably the best lather I've ever had. Again I only used about a thumbnails worth. Also shaved my neck. Probably the closest shave I've ever had on my neck. I never get it BBS, but today was a DF neck S if Ive ever had one there!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on May 23, 2014, 11:32:22 AM
TOBS Sensitive is lovely too. Glad your shaves are going great
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 24, 2014, 06:31:40 AM
SOTD 5/24

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Pre: Maggard razors Pre-Shave Oil - Lime
Brush: VDH Kit Bursh
Soap: Maggard Razors Lime & Bergamot
Razor: Frankentech (Tech Head w/ Muhle Handle)
Blade: Shark SS
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal Bump Preventer
Post: Aubrey Organics Men's Stock City Rhythms After Shave Balm

Another BBS! I threw a Shark in my Tech and they pair up awesomely. The Maggard soap smells GREAT! The best Lime scent I've come across in my short time as a DE shaver. Of course their Lime pre-shave perfectly complements it. Very rich lather. I still have a few samples to work thru but I'm pretty sure this will be the new addition to my soap rotation.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 24, 2014, 11:42:06 AM
@WWM:  Very nice SOTD pic and thanks for sharing.  I'm glad that you are enjoying your DE and SE journey.  I know I am. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on May 24, 2014, 03:08:35 PM
Pre: Headshed exfoliator
Cream: Taylor of Old Bond Street, St. James
Brush: Vulfix Pure Badger
Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89L
Blade: Astra SP
Splash: Osage Rub
Post: HeadClear, Neutrogena Dry-Touch Sunblock, SPF 45

This was my first shave with the EJ DE89L. Previously, was using a Merkur 34C. I find the EJ to be a bit more aggressive, which I quite liked, though got my first nicks since starting to DE today. Will have to take it a tad easier tomorrow.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 24, 2014, 05:37:41 PM
Saturday, May 24, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber PH w/ Wave Handle

Blade:  Treet SS

Soap:  Cella!

Brush:  Semogue 830

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

For any one who has not tried a Semogue brush, they are probably the best bang for your buck brush on the planet.  They are made by a family in Portugal.  They are well loved in the traditional wet shaving community.  You cannot beat the price and all my Semogue brushes are lathering machines.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 26, 2014, 07:12:59 AM
Happy Memorial Day!  SOTD 5/25

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Pre: Maggard razors Pre-Shave Oil - Lavender
Brush: SMS Boar
Soap: Musso Real Lime Basil Cream
Razor: Maggrd M3
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock
Splash: Master Well Comb Bay Rum After Shave
Post: Nivea Sensitive for Men

I think the M3 is a tad bit aggressive for me. I got a super close BBS, but also got a couple of nice weepers! Had to whip out the styptic for the first time in almost 2 weeks. I'll work on my technique some more before i try it again. Love the scent on the Musso. Lathered well but seemed to dry quickly. I used about the same amount of water as I usually do so it might require a bit more. I love the smell of the MWC Bay Rum. It totally brings back memories of sitting in the barber shop as a kid. I haven't really tried any other Bay Rums yet so YMMV. Topped it off with the Nivea. That balm is my goto finisher. Not greasy, absorbs quickly. Leaves the dome feeling soft and rub worthy ;)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: K5mow on May 26, 2014, 08:59:51 AM
Shave of the day.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 27, 2014, 06:26:18 AM
SOTD 5/27

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Pre: Maggard razors Pre-Shave Oil - Cherry Sandalwood
Brush: VDH Kit Brush
Soap: GFT Almond
Razor: Frankentech (Tech head w/ Muhle handle)
Blade: Shark SS
Splash: Master Well Comb Bay Rum After Shave
Post: Dove Men + Care Post Shave Balm Sensitive

Hmmm. Not my best shave. Think I am still recovering from the weekend or something. Also I think I may have had a touch of sunburn. Maybe... Anyway, another thumbs up for the Maggard pre-shave oil. The GFT Almond is my favorite scent so far in soaps! It didn't seem to last thru the shave but when I was lathering it had the whole bathroom smelling like almond! Creamy and luxurious lather. This was the second shave on the Shark SS blade. Maybe it's because it's right after using the more aggressive M3, but it seemed noticeably less sharp. I had a lot of touch up after my standard 2 passes. Still doesn't feel totally BBS. Oh well, tomorrows another shave, right? +100 points if you can name the guy holding the razor ;)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on May 27, 2014, 11:40:41 AM
Thanos, the Mad Titan!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 27, 2014, 06:09:32 PM
Shave of the day.

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@K5:  I like your SOTD pic.  You got a great legendary razor in the Fatboy.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 27, 2014, 06:12:38 PM
@Wutwutman: I like your SOTD pic.  I see you are enjoying DE and SE journey.  I look forward to more of your SOTD pics, sir.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: K5mow on May 27, 2014, 06:17:09 PM
Shave of the day.

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@K5:  I like your SOTD pic.  You got a great legendary razor in the Fatboy.

WARHAWK O0

Thanks I love my fatboy.

Roger
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 27, 2014, 06:25:27 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Treet Platinum

Soap:  Cella!

Brush:  Simpson Berkeley

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

For anyone who is on the fence on trying out a slant razor, I say go for it.  It is such an efficient razor that rewards you with great shaves.  However, before you try one out, I encourage you to be proficient with a regular DE razor.  Slant razors are meant for the experience DE shaver.  Our very own "Blubriz"  is a fan of slant razors, too.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 28, 2014, 01:35:21 PM
SOTD 5/28

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Pre: Maggard razors Pre-Shave Oil - Eucalyptus
Brush: Shea Moisture Boar Brush
Soap: Dr. Harris Windsor
Razor: 1964 Gillette Super Speed Flare Tip
Blade: Dorco (2)
Splash: Shea Moisture Tea Tree After Shave
Post: Nivea Sensitive
Achieved a DFS. Was a bit rushed this morning so I didn't chase a BBS. Still very close and smooth. The Dr. Harris lathers very rich. I think the scent is too subtle though. Overall a decent shave. A couple of small weepers due to me rushing.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 29, 2014, 06:13:00 AM
SOTD 5/29

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Pre: Maggard Razors Pre-Shave Oil - Grapefruit
Brush: VDH Kit Brush
Soap: Proraso Green Tea & Oat
Razor: Maggard Razors M3
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock (3)
Heal: Softsheen Magic Bump Rescue
Splash: Master Well Comb Bay Rum After Shave
Post: Aubrey Organics Men's Stock City Rhythms After Shave Balm

Great shave today! I'm really getting to like the M3 despite its aggressiveness. I'm getting a really close shave with it. Only 1 tiny weeper on the back of my head. And, I don't know what I was doing before I started this "sample quest", but apparently it wasn't creating lather. The Proraso is incredible! I can already say that I am ordering some of the Green lol I thinkk I need some Pinaud too. Hmm, we will see...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 30, 2014, 06:04:28 AM
SOTD 5/30

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Pre: Maggard Razors Pre-Shave Oil - Lime
Brush: Shea Moisture Shave Boar Brush
Soap: E&J Limes & Pomegranate
Razor: Maggard Razors M3
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock (4)
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave After Shave Tonic
Post: Azzaro Chrome After Shave Balm

Woot! back to BBS! I'm really getting into my M3. And getting really close shaves from it. I think it's going to be my daily for a few. My second time using the E&J soap. Very nice lather. Love the smell. lasted for 2 passes on the head and one on the neck. The 7 O'Clock blade is just now starting to feel less sharp, so this is my last shave on it. I think I'll try an Astra next. Or a Vokshod... hmm.. decisions decisions...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on May 30, 2014, 12:15:22 PM
Razor: Gillette super speed
Blade: Astra SP
Cream: Taylor of OldBond street sensitive
Brush: Silvertip badger
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 31, 2014, 07:27:14 AM
SOTD 5/31

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Pre: Maggard Razors Pre-Shave Oil - Lavender
Brush: Shea Moisture Shave Boar Brush
Soap: TOBS Coconut
Razor: '64 Gillette Super Speed
Blade: Persona Platinum Stainless Red
Splash: Master Bay Rum After Shave Lotion
Post: Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm

I just had the smoothest shave I think I've ever had! I tossed a Persona Red in my Super Speed and that combo was AWESOME! I can't express how smooth that shave was. I had to check to make sure there was any blade exposed LOL The stubble just disappeared! Still loving the TOBS. Incredible lather. Need to pick up another bay rum. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on May 31, 2014, 09:47:00 AM
@WWM:  If you are looking for a good bay rum scent in shaving soap, I highly recommend Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum).  Michelle (owner of Mystic Water provides great customer service).  I think she has the best Bay Rum scent.  Her shave soaps provide great lather, protection, and great post shave feel.

My favorite Mystic Water scents are Bay Rum, Sandalwood Rose, and Jasmine.  You can check out her site.

www.mystic4men.com

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on May 31, 2014, 01:57:40 PM
Awesome!  I will check her out!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 01, 2014, 07:53:07 AM
Sunday Shave 6/1

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Smooth BBS! Feather blade in the Tech = close! I was nearly BBS on the first pass LOL I don't know who shaved smoother, the Feather or the Personna Red. I'm going to have to trade them in the Super Speed to get an objective opinion i think. Decent lather from the TOBS, but not as luxurious as the Coconut. Don't think I'm a fan of the Avocado scent. I'll have to use it a couple more times to know for sure. Have I mentioned I love shaving? :happy036:
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 01, 2014, 07:56:06 AM
Forgot the details.  Wouldn't let me edit original post :P

Prep: Headblade Head Shed Exfoliating Scrub
Pre: Maggard Razors Pre-Shave Oil - Sweet Orange
Brush: VDH Kit Brush
Soap: TOBS Avocado
Razor: Frankentech (Tech w/ Muhle Hanlde)
Blade: Feather
Splash: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
Post: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 01, 2014, 12:48:51 PM
Hi Gents:  I just wanted to say that I am really loving the recent participation in my favorite part of SBGs.  I really enjoy all the enthusiasm in the traditional way of shaving.  Again, if anyone is interested in the traditional way of shaving, I encourage you to post up a question here or PM me.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 01, 2014, 12:56:40 PM
Sunday, June 1, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Marrakesh

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH,  refrigerated FINE fresh vetiver

Wow!!! Just had an incredible shave with the sexy Cobra Classic.  It is probably the sexiest modern day razor on the planet.  It shaves as good as it looks.   Mystic Water Soap continues to be one of my favorite soaps. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 01, 2014, 01:06:34 PM
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Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Silvertip badger
Cream: Taylor of OldBond Street sensitive
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 02, 2014, 06:16:59 AM
SOTD 6/2

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Pre: Maggard Razors Pre-Shave Oil - Vanilla Sandalwood
Brush: Shea Moisture Boar Brush
Soap: E&J Lime & Pomegranate
Razor: '64 Gillette Super Speed
Blade: Personna Red (2)
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Dove Men+Care After Shave Balm

Another great shave from the Personna Red!  Totally BBS and no nicks or weepers.  Really liking the Super Speed also.  The E&J lathers excellently.  Have a great start to your week!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 03, 2014, 06:09:23 AM
SOTD 6/3

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Pre: Shave Secret
Brush: Shea Moisture Brush
Soap: GFT Almond
Razor: Frankentech (Muhle handle)
Blade: Feather (2)
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Gillette Sensitive After Shave Gel

After using Maggard PSOs for a couple weeks I finally revisisted Shave Secret. I have to say the Maggard oils feel more protective. Not that Shave Secret dosent do a great job, but the Maggard oils feel a bit more viscous, but not "thick". I absolutely LOVE the scent of GFT Almond! Decent lather. The Feather blade is super sharp. Got me a couple times but still a BBS. I think the Personna Reds are just as sharp but more forgiving. Brought out the after shave that started it all for me, the $3 Gillette gel LOL Still love the smell of it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 03, 2014, 10:36:06 AM
That's profile picture material right there bro.
Anyhow I have sidelined the beard for the time being because I was eager to test the prowess of the Gillette Fatboy.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 03, 2014, 01:00:00 PM
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Soap:  Proraso Blue
Brush:  Simpson Berkeley46
Razor:  Gillette New SC
Blade:  Astra SP
Aftershave:  Floid Black
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 03, 2014, 02:32:16 PM
That's profile picture material right there bro.
Anyhow I have sidelined the beard for the time being because I was eager to test the prowess of the Gillette Fatboy.

Thats a good idea LOL  New profile pic incoming!  :*))
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on June 03, 2014, 08:35:20 PM

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Soap:  Proraso Blue
Brush:  Simpson Berkeley46
Razor:  Gillette New SC
Blade:  Astra SP
Aftershave:  Floid Black

Proraso blue is great stuff!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 05, 2014, 06:24:54 AM
SOTD 6/6

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Pre: Maggard Razors Pre-Shave Oil - Grapefruit
Brush: Shea Moisture Brush
Soap: Coates Original Almond Shaving Cream
Razor: Maggard Razors M3
Blade: Voskhod
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Dove Men+Care After Shave Balm
After:  Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue Cooling After Shave

That M3 is definitely more aggressive than my Super Speed or my Tech.  Still getting used to it, but I'm liking it.  Probably wont be my daily but will stay in my rotation.  The Voskhod blade is SHARP but feels more forgiving than the Feather, but not as smooth as the Personna Red.  The Coates has a great Almond scent.  Seems like the scent fades quickly while on my head.  Would have liked to smell it as I shaved, but it smells awesome in the mug.  Lathered up easily.  Rich lather.  I'd say comparable to TOBS.  Lasted the entire shave and then some.  I should have bought more than one tube.  Will be grabbing more.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 05, 2014, 12:19:05 PM
SOTD 6/6

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Pre: Maggard Razors Pre-Shave Oil - Grapefruit
Brush: Shea Moisture Brush
Soap: Coates Original Almond Shaving Cream
Razor: Maggard Razors M3
Blade: Voskhod
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Dove Men+Care After Shave Balm
After:  Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue Cooling After Shave

That M3 is definitely more aggressive than my Super Speed or my Tech.  Still getting used to it, but I'm liking it.  Probably wont be my daily but will stay in my rotation.  The Voskhod blade is SHARP but feels more forgiving than the Feather, but not as smooth as the Personna Red.  The Coates has a great Almond scent.  Seems like the scent fades quickly while on my head.  Would have liked to smell it as I shaved, but it smells awesome in the mug.  Lathered up easily.  Rich lather.  I'd say comparable to TOBS.  Lasted the entire shave and then some.  I should have bought more than one tube.  Will be grabbing more.
Love the Voshkod Wut!  Good blade for me...
Did you pick up the Dove ASB at a local Target??  I may have to try some.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 05, 2014, 01:01:35 PM
@Digitaldome - actually I picked that up at Wal-Mart I believe.  It's fairly inexpensive and moisturizes well.  No greasy feel.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 05, 2014, 02:36:23 PM
Going to use my 37c for the first time tomorrow! Yikes!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 05, 2014, 04:09:36 PM
@Goatee - Watch your razor pressure, don't go over an area too many time without adequate lather, and watch your angle.  You'll be fine...good luck!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 05, 2014, 04:17:23 PM
@Bluebriz - I love the Proraso line.
My problem is I have too many soaps...
I got a friend to try shaving with a DE.  Actually, he found his father's razors.  A 59 Fatboy and 64 Flare-Tip SS.  Told him how to clean them, gave him some soap and blade sampler and he loves the DE Shave.
I will be able to shed a few pucks and tubs his way...I hate doing the B,S,&T with soaps as the point of sale. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 05, 2014, 11:29:18 PM
Well, used the 37c today on face and head. 2 tint little nicks on neck, none on head! Shave went ok but a lot of drag! Could be blade as i lathered well. May be technique to!! Used a Derby.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 06, 2014, 06:27:25 AM
SOTD 6/6

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Pre: Shave Secret
Brush: Shea Moisture Brush
Soap: The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Co. Woody Lavender
Razor: Frankentech (Muhle Handle)
Blade: PolSilver Super Iridium (Thanks @Warhawk!)
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Aubrey Organics City Rhythms ASB
After: Master Bay Rum After Shave

New Blade day! I tossed a PolSilver IR in the Tech this morning. The Pols came highly recommended. I'm undecided about them so far. I mean it was a relatively smooth shave. But after using the Feathers, Personnas, and Voskhod, the Pols seem way too mild. I'll probably have to try it in my M3 to get a real feel for it. I'm also learning that lather from a cream and lather from a harder soap are very different in composition. I think my preference is leaning toward creams. And I've finally decided I'm not a fan of Aubrey Organics ASB. It's watery, the scent is kind of weird, spurts out of the pump bottle, the only good point is that it drys quickly. I still have like half a bottle left so I'll probably keep using it till its gone, but wont repurchase!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 06, 2014, 03:39:33 PM
@Goatee:  I would not give up on the 37C.  You just test drove it for one day and I just noticed that you are selling it. :(  You should at least try it out for a couple of weeks.  I would not use a Derby blade.  Derby blades for a 37c do not cut efficiently.  I would use a Feather, Gillette 7 o clock Black, Gillette Silver Blue, Voskhod, Astra SP, Treet Platinum, or Polsilver Super Iridium.  Keep us posted but I would not give up on only your 1st try with the 37c.  Slant razors are efficient razors.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 06, 2014, 03:44:25 PM
@digitaldome:  Hi Paul:  Nice pic and how do you like the Floid Black?  That will be one that I place on my future list.  Either the Floid Blue or Floid Black or both. :)

How do you like the scent?  Does it last?  Does the scent fade quickly?  I hate scents that fade quickly unless if it is the Osage Rub.  I love the Osage Rub for the menthol blast and tingling sensation.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 06, 2014, 03:52:57 PM
@W:  Hi Adonis... I would not give up on the Polsilver Super Iridium, yet.  How do you like the LASS Woody Lavender?  Scent?  Performance?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 06, 2014, 04:04:44 PM
Late entry:  Wednesday Nite, June 4, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 06, 2014, 05:28:56 PM
@digitaldome:  Hi Paul:  Nice pic and how do you like the Floid Black?  That will be one that I place on my future list.  Either the Floid Blue or Floid Black or both. :)

How do you like the scent?  Does it last?  Does the scent fade quickly?  I hate scents that fade quickly unless if it is the Osage Rub.  I love the Osage Rub for the menthol blast and tingling sensation.

WARHAWK O0

Hey Mel...I love the scent of Floid Back.  It lasts...it doesn't fade quickly.
Floid Amber is another good scent...it also lasts, but it is only sold in 400ml bottles.  You better like it before you buy :-))
The Floid Blue is nice but nothing special for me.  Scent doesn't last like the others.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 06, 2014, 05:53:38 PM
Hi Paul:  Thanks for you mini-review.  I will keep that in mind when I pull the trigger on one.  Right now, I am enjoying the FINE after shave splash.  I am really loving the fresh vetiver scent.  The scent is clean, crisp, classic, and last a good while.  It always gives a nice menthol burn but not the strong menthol blast of Osage Rub. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 07, 2014, 06:53:31 AM
@W:  Hi Adonis... I would not give up on the Polsilver Super Iridium, yet.  How do you like the LASS Woody Lavender?  Scent?  Performance?

WARHAWK O0

I like it.  The scent is a bit subtle but it smells good.  I picked up more of the "woody" than the lavender.  It lathered decently.  It's a croap so YMMV.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 07, 2014, 06:54:39 AM
SOTD 6/7

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Pre: Maggard Razors PSO - Lime
Brush: Omega 48 Pro Boar
Soap: Arko!
Razor: '69 Gillette TTO Black Handle
Blade: Personna Red (3 - last shave)
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Nivea Sensitive ASB
After: Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS & Pacific Shaving Moisturizer

Hulk says "HULK BBS!!". Typically good shave.  The '69 TTO shaves very much like my Super Speed.  The Personna performed well but I can tell its not as sharp, so this is the last shave with that blade.  had a little trouble lathering the Arko.  And the lather I did get seemed thin and dry.  But I mostly attribute that to my lack of experience with the soap, and maybe my brush choice.  The Omega is HUGE lol  I probably should have used one of my smaller brushes.  Other than that.. great shave, no weepers!  can you tell I'm a Hulk fan?  :D
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 07, 2014, 09:10:09 AM
@W:  I like your SOTD pic.  That is a sweet looking Gillette Super Speed.  I got the same one except it is a 1967 and 1974.  It is a nice mild razor.  Arko is a very easy soap to lather.  It is probably the easiest.  You should get better if you are patient.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 07, 2014, 09:18:43 AM
@W, Hi Adonis:  Here is a good video on how to load Arko.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGdCyxZyFeE

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 07, 2014, 09:29:50 AM
Saturday, June 7, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Wave Handle

Blade:  Treet Platinum

Cream:  Truefitt & Hill West Indies Lime

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE fresh vetiver

This was my 1st time using the Truefitt & Hill West Indies Lime (shave cream).  I was PiF'd  a sample from a friend.  I am usually a shave soap guy except when I use Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS).  First impressions was the invigorating lime scent.  The T&H performed great.  A little dab went a long way.
I can see myself purchasing this shave cream. 

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 07, 2014, 02:40:29 PM
@W, Hi Adonis:  Here is a good video on how to load Arko.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGdCyxZyFeE

WARHAWK O0

Good vid but mine isnt a stick.. its a puck.  I wonder if the formulation is slightly different?  But I'll try the vid suggestions..
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 07, 2014, 04:58:21 PM
@W, Hi Adonis:  Here is a good video on how to load Arko.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGdCyxZyFeE

WARHAWK O0

Good vid but mine isnt a stick.. its a puck.  I wonder if the formulation is slightly different?  But I'll try the vid suggestions..
The Arko in the video is a stick but he grated it into a bowl.  Arko in a stick or puck is the same formulation.  Good luck, my friend and keep us posted.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 07, 2014, 05:31:19 PM
@WARHAWK  Love that handle on your Weber!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 07, 2014, 05:44:29 PM
@WARHAWK  Love that handle on your Weber!
Thank you, my friend. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 07, 2014, 06:07:15 PM
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This is SOTD for the face :-))  I am not crazy enough to put the Muhle R41 on my Head

Razor:  Muhle R41 Head on a Bulldog handle
Blade:  Polsilver
Brush:  WD 24mm SilverTip with a Firehouse handle
Soap:  Barrister & Mann Seville
ASB:  GFTrumpers Coral Skin Food
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 07, 2014, 06:28:48 PM
Hi Paul:  I like your SOTD pic.  You got great taste my friend.  I love Barrister and Mann soap.  It lathers so easy and the scents are amazing.  I wanted to love my 2011 R41 but it was way too aggressive for me.  I got some great shaves but that R41 bites like a shark especially on my dome shaves.  As much as I wanted to love it, the R41 did not like me so I sold it.  Glad that you are enjoying yours.  That is a beautiful razor paired up with the Bulldog Handle.  Is that a Weber Bulldog Handle or iKON?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 07, 2014, 06:51:53 PM
@WARHAWK  It's the Weber handle.
I am told that the 2011 R41 is more aggressive than the 2013 model.
I just got this R41 head today...Had to shave with it...only a days growth but no cuts, no weepers, no irritation.  Bookoo close shave!
I ordered it from ie.shaving in Europe.  http://www.shaving.ie/products/muhle-replacement-head-r41-oc.html
It was shipped on Monday, and I got it today (Fri).  Very reasonable in price.  Total Cost $25.42 including shipping.
Mel..maybe you could give the R41 2013 edition another shot.  (Pare it with that great Wave handle)   If it still doesn't work out...you can always unload it...no problem.
All the best,
Paul
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 07, 2014, 07:52:04 PM
@digitaldome: Hi Paul:  Nice, I absolutely love the Weber razors and the handles.  For a stainless steel razor, it is the best bang for your buck stainless steel razor on the planet.  Wow... that is a great deal on the R41 head.  I had such a bad time with the 2011 R41 that I never considered getting another one.  I did not know you can only purchase the 2013 R41 head separately.  Thanks for letting me know.  I'll have to put that on my future list. ;D

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on June 07, 2014, 08:15:23 PM
My SOTD (first since 5/6/14)

Razor: Lord
Blade: Wilkinson w/coat of baby oil
Lather 5 drops Shave Secret+5 drops tea tree+ squirt of aloe+Razor Rock
Brush: Badger
Dessert:Ice Cube+Witch Hazel+Club Pinaud

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 07, 2014, 09:15:55 PM
@WARHAWK  It's the Weber handle.
I am told that the 2011 R41 is more aggressive than the 2013 model.
I just got this R41 head today...Had to shave with it...only a days growth but no cuts, no weepers, no irritation.  Bookoo close shave!
I ordered it from ie.shaving in Europe.  http://www.shaving.ie/products/muhle-replacement-head-r41-oc.html
It was shipped on Monday, and I got it today (Fri).  Very reasonable in price.  Total Cost $25.42 including shipping.
Mel..maybe you could give the R41 2013 edition another shot.  (Pare it with that great Wave handle)   If it still doesn't work out...you can always unload it...no problem.
All the best,
Paul

Many thanks for sharing that link. So, the R41 head fits onto the EJ89 Handle then?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 07, 2014, 10:09:31 PM
@Goatee The EJ DE89 handle should fit the R41 head with no problem...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 07, 2014, 10:11:02 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Many thanks. May get one for the face.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 08, 2014, 07:38:54 AM
Birthday SOTD!

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Pre: Shave Secret
Brush: GBS Pure Bager
Soap: C.O. Bigelow Premium Shave Cream - Eucalyptus
Razor: '47 GEM Clog-Pruf & Frankentech
Blade: GEM & PolSilver Super Iridium (2)
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Nivea Sensitive ASB
After: Master Bay Rum & Pacific Shaving Moisturizer

Being that today is beginning of my 47th year on this rock we call Earth, I thought I'd man up and try out one of my GEMs.  Wisely I chose the Clog-Pruf over the more aggressive MMOC.  In preparation I watched several GEM shaving technique videos and read up on you guys words of wisdom.  Even practiced with no blade.  Thought I was ready.  NOPE.  Several painful nicks later, I decided to salvage what was left of the shave (and my dome!) and pulled out the Frankentech.  The Pol blade preformed great!  I love the scent of the Bigelow. Apparently its made by Proraso?  It lathered very well, but seemed a little drying on the skin. Is it comparable to Proraso?  Long story short, after some deft application of the styptic stick, I ended up with a CCS.  No BBS for me today, maybe not for a couple days.  We'll see how I heal..
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 08, 2014, 08:19:50 AM
Happy birthday Wutwutman!! I am 50 in August!!!!! Yikes!!!

If you find a Razor that does an epic job for you why dont you stick with it? I am aiming to fing 'the' one razor that does it for me.

Tried the 37c and had a 2nd shave with it today which went good. Lots of touching up but no nicks etc.

Going back to the EJD89L though as that gives a smoother shave for me.

Have a great day mate.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 08, 2014, 10:41:18 AM
@SirHarry:  Glad to see you posting back in the Safety Razor SOTD, my friend. O0

@Paul:  Again, thanks for the 2013 R41 link, I already know that I will eventually get it and I cannot wait to pair it up with my Weber Bulldog and Wave Handle.

@Goatee:  Hope you still don't give up on the 37C so easily.  You only had it for about 2 or 3 shaves.  Also, keep us posted if you get the 2013 R41 head.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 08, 2014, 10:42:56 AM
@W:  Hi Adonis... Happy Birthday, my friend.  May you have a great day and an even better year.  So... what are your plans to celebrate your day?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 08, 2014, 10:54:05 AM
I have sold the 37c so ging back to EJD89 to really get my technique spot on before i go trying any other razor. I may sill get the R41 head though for my face!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 08, 2014, 11:24:35 AM
I have sold the 37c so ging back to EJD89 to really get my technique spot on before i go trying any other razor. I may sill get the R41 head though for my face!
Ok. . . Remember to be patient with DE shaving.  You cannot get immediate results and be comfortable with it.  This type of shaving requires patience.  One thing about the traditional way of shaving is that it rewards you with incredible shaves and most of all it makes shaving fun. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 08, 2014, 11:31:23 AM
@Wutwutman
Happy birthday bro! I never would've guessed you were that old.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 08, 2014, 04:49:50 PM
@wutwutman  Happy Birthday!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on June 08, 2014, 06:55:04 PM
Happy birthday, wutwutman!....If I had to guess your age, I would been off by a mile ;D! Happy shaving also!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 09, 2014, 06:33:37 AM
SOTD 6/8

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First of all THANK YOU for all of the Birthday Wishes guys!  I had a great day :)  Didn't do anything crazy LOL  Hit a huge flea market but came up empty.  There was a bunch of events going on downtown - Greek Fest (awesome food), Art Fair, Live Music, more food, etc. So I was busy all weekend :)

Pre: Maggard Razors PSO - lavender
Brush: GBS Pure Bager
Soap: Arko
Razor: '69 Gillette TTO Black Handle
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixer
Post: Azzaro Chrome AS Balm
After: Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS & Pacific Shaving Moisturizer

Much better shave today.  The Gillette Silver Blue blade is very sharp.  No weepers but I could definitely feel the blade.  Not as smooth as the Personna Red. Got better results with the Arko also.  The different brush definitely made the difference.  My TTO shaves almost identically to my Super Speed.  Very nearly a BBS today.  I'd say its an excellent CCS.  I seem to have healed nicely from yesterdays debacle LOL
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 09, 2014, 08:51:36 AM
I have 2 of those razors but mine are in terrible condition which is probably to be expected since I only paid $27 total for both of them. They work but the doors are loose and the plating is coming off in spots. No point in getting them fixed as it'd cost more to fix one than I paid for them.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 10, 2014, 06:04:48 AM
SOTD 6/10

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Pre: Maggard Razors PSO - Cherry Sandalwood Vanilla
Brush: Omega 48 Pro Boar
Soap: AOS Unscented Sensitive
Razor: Gillette Super Speed
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword
Splash: Shea Moisture Shave Tea Tree Herbal AS Elixir
Post: Nivea Sensitive AS
After: Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS & Pacific Shaving Moisturizer

The Wilkinson Sword is another super sharp blade!  But it felt really rough on my face.  I'll try it one more time and if it still feels that way it's dropping out of rotation.  The AOS lathered really well. Nice cushion.  I'm finding I really like the feel of the Omega, even though its huge.  I think it may actually be designed for face lathering.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 10, 2014, 11:49:31 AM
5/11/14

Pre: Johnson's baby oil infused with aloe
cream: Taylor of Oldbond street sensitive
Razor: Fatboy
Blade: Feather
Brush: silvertip badger
Post: the usual home made after shave

Result: BBS
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 10, 2014, 04:07:55 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Treet Platinum

Cream:  Truefitt & Hill West Indies Lime

Brush:  Semogue 2012 Special Edition

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Another great safety razor shave,  hope your shaves are super smooth.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 10, 2014, 04:52:52 PM
@Warhawk
That's a sweet looking razor Mel...
I have always been wanting to try the FINE AS products...do you have any other besides the Vetiver?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 10, 2014, 06:28:45 PM
@Warhawk
That's a sweet looking razor Mel...
I have always been wanting to try the FINE AS products...do you have any other besides the Vetiver?

@digitaldome:  Hi Paul, The FINE fresh vetiver is my favorite.  I have tried the clean vetiver but it smelled to "chemically".  The American Blend is a good scent similar to a classic barber shop.  The Snake Bite  is predominately for the "menthol burn" but it is unscented. 

Those are the flavors I have tried.  I want to try the Italian Citrus and L' Orange scent one day.  Right now, I am enjoying the fresh  vetiver scent. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 10, 2014, 06:51:20 PM
Pre: Shave Secret
Razor: Gillette 1960 Fatboy (#4 setting)
Blade: Astra SP
Cream: TOBS Grapefruit
Brush: Vulfix Pure Badger
Post: CleanHead
Splash: Osage Rub
Aftershave: Nivea Men Cool Kick

My first DE head shave!! It was wildly successful. It felt more natural than I could have hoped for. Darn near BBS, with no nicks, cuts, or weepers. Less burn when I applied the CleanHead than when I use the Proglide, so obviously less skin irritation from the shave itself. This was a more successful DE shave than any that I've had so far on the face. A couple passes and a few touch ups, all ATG. BTW, I am loving this Fatboy. I see what all the raves are about. I also have a 1959 Fatboy, but it is in such pristine condition, and so shiny, that I am hesitant to use it at all. I just like to admire it every time I pass by. Lol.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 10, 2014, 08:03:00 PM
@DanJMag:  Congrats on your 1st DE head shave. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 11, 2014, 12:59:21 PM
@Warhawk - LOVE that black razor man!  That is pure FIRE!
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 11, 2014, 02:47:00 PM
@Warhawk - LOVE that black razor man!  That is pure FIRE!

Thank you my friend.  BTW... if you ever decide to go with a stainless steel razor, I highly recommend the Weber.  It is the best bang for your buck stainless steel razor on the planet.  I have owned several more expensive stainless steel razors and my Webers get the most love.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 12, 2014, 06:47:21 AM
Hey guys just  note to say I've started a blog to document my journey shaving.

It's called "http://thatshavelife.wordpress.com/ (http://thatshavelife.wordpress.com/)".  If you get really bored, you should check it out ;)  It's primarily my SOTDs right now but will expand to cover more shaving stuff and hopefully entertaining tidbits from my day to day.


Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 12, 2014, 10:11:32 AM
Today I broke out the Futur paired with a Feather blade. No cuts or nicks but a whole lot of hair in the sink, so much I had to break out the magic eraser.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 12, 2014, 03:41:40 PM
Today I broke out the Futur paired with a Feather blade. No cuts or nicks but a whole lot of hair in the sink, so much I had to break out the magic eraser.
You shaved your head with the Merkur Futur?
My hats off to you brother... There is no daydreaming with the Futur rolling over the Dome
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 12, 2014, 10:14:40 PM
All in the technique, no reason to fear the blade if you only use the weight of the razor.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 13, 2014, 11:10:57 AM
Face SOTD 6.13.14

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Razor: Muhle R41 on a bulldog handle
Blade: Voshkod
Brush: WD 24mm on a Firehouse handle
Soap: Razorock XXX
ASB: GFTrumpers Lime Skin Food
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 13, 2014, 11:18:17 AM
All in the technique, no reason to fear the blade if you only use the weight of the razor.

I haven't been shaving my Dome long enough to be comfortable shaving it with the Merkur Futur.  It's not fear...just practicality.
I'm sure that's what you mean when you talk about "head shaving" technique...
Shaving the face is a different story...No problems with my Muhle R41.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 13, 2014, 11:30:08 AM
Going with the grain is easy, just let gravity do the work. ATG requires more finesse. It's slow going until you get your technique down, after that it's a breeze.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 13, 2014, 12:13:04 PM
I agree, shaving head with a DE is awesome. Just use the weight of the razor. Nothing more. I have loads to learn but enjoying shaving head and face with a DE and to think i was going to ditch the DE when i first used one!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 13, 2014, 12:15:46 PM
It takes practice for sure, but it's a great skillset to have.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 13, 2014, 01:00:48 PM
@greatnessinc, I am considering a Merkur Futur, which would be used on the dome as well. Just curious what setting you have it on when you shave the dome? How does this compare to the setting for your face? Thanks.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 13, 2014, 02:58:48 PM
I have mine cranked up to 6 (the highest setting). I wouldn't start at 6 while you're in the learning phase.
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 13, 2014, 09:47:31 PM
Friday Nite, June 13, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  iKON Slant w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Treet Platinum

Cream: Truefitt & Hill West Indies Lime

Brush:  Semogue BC Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Wow!!!  For anyone who has not tried a slant razor, all I gotta say it is a must try razor.  Slant razors, Webers, Cobra Classic, and vintage razors have been getting the most love in my shave den.  Happy shaves and hope you all have a great weekend.  I know I am.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 13, 2014, 09:52:46 PM
@Digitaldome...Hi Paul:  I recently pulled trigger on some RazoRock XXX at the ItalianBarber.  I am awaiting for it's arrival.  How do you like the RR XXX?  Performance?  Scent?  Lather?  Glide?  Cushion? 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 14, 2014, 02:05:05 PM
@warhawk I have one shave under my belt with RR XXX, and it an easy soap to lather, has a great scent (SHMBO loves it), and is a slick performer.
Tomorrow, I am using the RR P.160...  I have never smelled such a sweet-smelling almond soap as the P.160
I think I will love both of these stellar croaps.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 14, 2014, 02:54:35 PM
I timed myself for the first time today. I was curious to see how long it took me to get a full BBS shave, I clocked in at just under 16 minutes. Unless I have extra time I try to keep my shaves close to the 5 minute mark.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 15, 2014, 03:51:04 AM
I timed myself for the first time today. I was curious to see how long it took me to get a full BBS shave, I clocked in at just under 16 minutes. Unless I have extra time I try to keep my shaves close to the 5 minute mark.

Which blade do you like the most?

Just tried Persona blue and did a nice shave. Nicked myself twice though which is forst time in ages!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 15, 2014, 11:06:29 AM
Feather is my preference. I have more Astra and Dorco blades at the moment though. Next time I refill my blade supply I'm going to pick up a 100 pack of Feather blades.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 16, 2014, 02:04:42 AM
Just tried Personna Blue and very impressed with them. Will see what they are like on the 2nd shave tomorrow though
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on June 16, 2014, 04:59:20 AM

Feather is my preference. I have more Astra and Dorco blades at the moment though. Next time I refill my blade supply I'm going to pick up a 100 pack of Feather blades.

I got mine from a Thai website. Far cheaper than buying them in Japan.  I'll dig out the link if you're interested?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 16, 2014, 10:07:59 AM
So far my faves are the Personna Reds.. they feel just as sharp as the Feathers but a lot more forgiving!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 16, 2014, 10:24:18 AM
/*
@warhawk I have one shave under my belt with RR XXX, and it an easy soap to lather, has a great scent (SHMBO loves it), and is a slick performer.
Tomorrow, I am using the RR P.160...  I have never smelled such a sweet-smelling almond soap as the P.160
I think I will love both of these stellar croaps.
Thanks for the report, Paul.  I look forward to the mailman delivering the RR XXX this week.  Do you think the RR P.160 smells better then Cella?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on June 16, 2014, 11:30:07 AM
/*
@warhawk I have one shave under my belt with RR XXX, and it an easy soap to lather, has a great scent (SHMBO loves it), and is a slick performer.
Tomorrow, I am using the RR P.160...  I have never smelled such a sweet-smelling almond soap as the P.160
I think I will love both of these stellar croaps.
Thanks for the report, Paul.  I look forward to the mailman delivering the RR XXX this week.  Do you think the RR P.160 smells better then Cella?

WARHAWK O0

I can't begin to tell you how good this smells...
The best Almond scent I have smelled...and it is not timid about it's scent
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Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 16, 2014, 04:40:18 PM
Monday, June 16, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  RazoRock XXX

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

The mailman delivered my RazoRock XXX , so this afternoon I had my 1st face & dome shave with it today.  First impressions was the  invigorating, clean citrus like scent as I opened the twist to open lid.  It lathered so easily and provided a great shave. I highly recommend this product.  You won't be disappointed.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 17, 2014, 02:15:49 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Thats not shaving Cream thats whipped cream!! lol
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on June 18, 2014, 03:26:58 PM
Today's SOTD...I was reacquainting myself with my Merkur Futur. It's been awhile since I used it so I sent it on '1' and took it nice and slow. Man! I forgot how good a DE shave is.

Merkur Futur - setting1
Wilkinson Sword blade
C.O. Bigelow shaving cream
Van Der Hagen Natural Boar Shave Brush
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 18, 2014, 06:18:34 PM
Futur is a badass, I set mine to 6.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: -Doug- on June 18, 2014, 09:01:22 PM
Futur is a badass, I set mine to 6.

I've done that a few times. Generally though I usually do it at 3.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 20, 2014, 06:45:37 AM
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Pre: Shave Secret
Brush: VDH Boar
Soap: VDH Classic
Razor: Gillette Super Speed
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Splash: n/a
Post: Aubrey Organics City Rhythms AS Balm
After:  Pinaud Clubman Classic After Shave Lotion

The Astra SP is a smooth blade!  I think the Personna Red may have a competitor for my number one slot!  Super close shave, no issues at all.  Just slide over the dome with ease.  Even thought the lather was less than stellar today.  I think my experience with the VDH has been tainted by all of the awesome creams I have been using.  That or I may be out of practice lathering a puck.  Wasn’t horrible but definitely not as good as I remembered the VDH to be.  I’ve decided I don’t really like the Aubrey Organics balm.  I think I mentioned that in a previous post.  Well today confirmed it.  Don’t know if I’m going to finish it.

By the way, the smoke pictured is an Asylum Schizo 50×6.  A very smooth, mild to medium smoke with woody, leather, and cedar flavors.  I dabble in cigars occasionally also.  Usually about once every couple weeks or so I’ll get the urge..
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 20, 2014, 04:48:57 PM
Last nite's SOTD, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Muhle R41 w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Treet Platinum

Truefitt & Hill West Indian Lime

TSN Semogue 2012 SE

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

The Muhle R41 is notorious for being the most aggressive modern day safety razor.  It comes in two versions the 2011 and the 2013.  Muhle does not make the 2011 version.  I had the 2011 Muhle R41 but sold it to a friend because it was too aggressive. 

Recently I purchased the 2013 Muhle R41 (razor head only).... I had my 1st test drive last nite.  I can say that the 2013 version is a little friendlier than her 2011 sister.  This is definitely an aggressive razor.  I had a great face shave but my head shave resulted with a couple of cuts and irritation.  Thank God for my post shave of ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, & refrigerated Osage Rub.

Will I use it again???  Absolutely. . . I just need to be patient when using it on my dome.  I am still smooth from last nite's shave.   On a side note. . . I look forward to hearing more of your SAFETY RAZOR SOTD entries and topics.   Also. . . if you are on the safety razor fence and want to know more, I invite you to post up a question here or kindly PM me.  There is nothing better than shaving the traditional way.

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 22, 2014, 01:24:22 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014 SOTD

2013 Muhle R41 w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Tomac Super Stainless Steel

Truefitt & Hill West Indian Lime

Thater 4125/2

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my 2nd time with the very aggressive R41.  I had a great face shave.  The head shave went better compared to my 1st test run a few days ago. I still got a couple of cuts but less irritation compared to my 1st test run.  I am gonna be patient with the R41 because I am determined to tame it on my head shaves.

The Tomac SS blade is a vintage blade that I purchased on Ebay.  It is super sharp and pretty smooth for a sharp blade.  This was my 1st time with it.  My post shave routine of the ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, and refrigerated Osage Rub was very welcoming on a hot Florida day. 

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WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 22, 2014, 04:51:05 PM
Pre: Shave Secret
Cream: Proraso Green
Razor/Blade: Dovo Shavette w/Dovo long blades, and Gillette 1959 Fatboy w/Astra SP blade (for touch ups behind the ears)
Post: Osage Rub

First time taking the Shavette to the dome. Went fairly well, though I haven't figured out how to get around and behind the ears done very well, yet. Used a trusted DE for that. Like with the DE, it seems like using the Shavette on the dome is almost easier than on the face. There are some angles (jawline) and obstacles (goatee) on my face that are making the Shavette sessions more difficult (as they did initially with the DE). Enjoying the journey.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 22, 2014, 04:54:31 PM
Hi Dan:  That is awesome.  Glad you shared your 1st test run with your Dovo shavette.  We look forward to your journey.  Who knows maybe I may revisit my Feather AC S/S?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on June 22, 2014, 07:26:21 PM
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Razor:  Pearl SBF 11
Blade:  Super Max Super Platinum Tiger
Brush:  Simply Beautiful Basic Badger
Soap:   Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap

After:     Maca Root Razor Relief - The Body Shop
             Old Spice Classic Aftershave
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 22, 2014, 07:32:16 PM

Hi Mike:  Wow!!! Love your new razor.  That looks sweet.  If I remember correctly you mentioned that it is more aggressive then your EJ89L, if so that is good because you will have a variety of choices.  BTW... how do you like the Maca Root Razor Relief? 

I have heard that the Maca Root Shave Cream is a great performer.  I recently pulled trigger and will post up my review when I try it out.  One thing about Maca Root is that it can be purchased locally at The Body Shop.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on June 22, 2014, 07:42:43 PM
Mel,

I love the Maca Root Razor relief. It gives me a nice shine. I have the shave cream also, but I haven't used it in ages. My daughter got it for me as a gift before I was wet shaving and before I was paying attention to these things! I'll have to give it try tomorrow!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 22, 2014, 07:47:03 PM
Hi Mike:  That is great to hear on the Maca Root Shave Relief.  Next time, I'll put that on my list.  Looking forward to your thoughts on the Maca Root Shave Cream.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 23, 2014, 07:25:13 PM
Dome & Face:

Prep: Shave Secret
Cream: TOBS, St. James
Brush: Vulfix Super Badger
Razor/Blade: Dovo Shavette w/Long blade & Merkur HD 34C w/ Feather blade (for touch ups)
Post: ClearHead
Splash: Osage Rub
After Shave: Nivea for Men, Cool Kick

Definitely liking this Dovo Shavette, especially for the dome, surprisingly. Making progress with it. Less touch ups required than yesterday, though I did get a very minor nick on my jawline with the Dovo. I'm gonna keep at it, though it wouldn't surprised me if I end up reserving the Shavette for the dome, and stick to the DEs for my face. There's something very appealing about straight shaving my dome. Go figure.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 24, 2014, 07:39:14 PM
Prep: HeadShed
Pre: Shave Secret
Cream: Geo F. Trumper Limes
Brush: Vulfix Super Bader
Razor/Blade: Dovo Shavette w/long blade
Post: HeadClear, Ice Cube Rub
After: D.R. Harris Arlington (actually, the cologne, as opposed to the after shave)

First Shavette shave that I would call a complete success. No touch ups required. Head as BBS as I can get it when using a DE. Felt a couple stings while doing the back, but no blood or anything. Also, first time I have used Trumper cream. I quite liked it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on June 25, 2014, 08:59:13 AM
Prep: HeadShed
Pre: Shave Secret
Cream: Geo F. Trumper Limes
Brush: Vulfix Super Bader
Razor/Blade: Dovo Shavette w/long blade
Post: HeadClear, Ice Cube Rub
After: D.R. Harris Arlington (actually, the cologne, as opposed to the after shave)

First Shavette shave that I would call a complete success. No touch ups required. Head as BBS as I can get it when using a DE. Felt a couple stings while doing the back, but no blood or anything. Also, first time I have used Trumper cream. I quite liked it.

Awesome!  You may have inspired me to give a shavette a go!...  Maybe.. ;)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 25, 2014, 07:58:46 PM
Pre: Shave Secret
Cream: Geo F. Trumper GFT
Brush: Vulfix Super Badger
Razor/Blade: Dovo Shavette with long blade
Post: ClearHead, Ice Cube Rub
After: Nivea for Men, Cool Kick

Tough one tonight. No cuts, and relatively smooth, but highly irritated. When I put on the ClearHead, Boy Howdy! What a burn! I should have scrapped my lather at the beginning and started over. It seemed fairly thick and fluffy, but I had absolutely no glide whatsoever. From the first stroke my razor was hopping like a flat stone across a pond. Not sure if it was just bad lather, or perhaps too much shave secret. I almost suspect the latter. On the top of the dome, when I did a stroke with the razor, my scalp actually seemed tacky where the cream was removed, not slick. Oh, well. Tomorrow's another day.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 26, 2014, 10:57:15 AM
What is the best consistency for the lather for a smooth shave? I sometimes get the blade dragging across the scalp. This is with a new blade too!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on June 26, 2014, 11:57:50 AM
What is the best consistency for the lather for a smooth shave? I sometimes get the blade dragging across the scalp. This is with a new blade too!
wet but not runny. You want your head to look like you are a ghostbuster that just defeated the stay puft marshmallow man  ;D
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 26, 2014, 07:31:49 PM
Pre: Shave Secret
Cream: TOBS Grapefruit
Brush: Vulfix Super Badger
Razor/Blade: Dovo Shavette w/long blade
Post: ClearHead
After: D.R. Harris Marlborough

In spite of a small cut that drew a little blood, this was still a better shave than yesterday. I need to remind myself to relather before I do touch ups. I'm bad for going over spots a 2nd or 3rd time without applying more lather first. Still, I'll put this one in the win column, though I may switch to a mild DE until the cut is fully healed.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 27, 2014, 03:41:29 PM
Yesterday, June 26, 2014 SOTD

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Standard Razors

Feather

Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes

TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Yesterday, I had my 1st test drive of the Standard Razors.  There is no misspelling that is the correct spelling of the razor.  I will just call it a SR for now. 1st impressions is that this is a beautifully made razor.  It is very light weight razor because of the aluminum construction.  The razor is mild but it gave a good shave.

In one wet shaving forum, some one even stated that the SR is better then the Weber razor.  YMMV, because the SR is not better then the Weber razor but it gave me a good face and dome shave.  It is well-designed and the balance is great.  I look forward to future use of the SR.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 27, 2014, 03:59:16 PM
more pics
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 27, 2014, 09:29:35 PM
testing pic...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on June 27, 2014, 10:05:45 PM
Pre: HeadShed, Shave Secret
Cream: D.R. Harris Arlington
Brush: Vulfix Super Badger
Razor/Blade: Merkur Futur w/ Astra SP blade
Post: Ice Cube Rub, HeadClear
AS: D.R. Harris Windsor

Best. Shave. Ever. First dome shave with the Futur. I love this thing. I only have it set on 2, and it absolutely powers through the stubble, and you hardly feel it. I had to do a few test rubs to see if it was actually cutting. Typically I judge the success of a shave on two main factors: the smoothness of the dome post-shave, and the amount of burn when I put on the HeadClear. The more burn, the more the skin was irritated by the shave. Well my dome is BBS, and the HeadClear barely tingled. Awesome. Now, the D.R. Harris cream, on the other hand: I'm just not a fan of this stuff. I've done a couple shaves with it and, even though I load the brush well, does not produce the copious amounts of lather I am used to with the TOBS creams. Love their fragrances, but may give the creams a pass when it comes time to order more. The fact that I got so good a shave with so inferior a lather speaks to the performance of the Futur. I'm sure some may disagree, but those are my impressions.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: bmilcs on June 28, 2014, 05:48:20 PM

SOTD: Cobra Classic, Kai Mild, Kent BK8,
BSBC Patchouli & Bergamot, Floid Blue



(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/14549518593_b419eb5646_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oaG5YR)


With my assistant:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/14549522973_1fd7659f27_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oaG7hn)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5580/14342833128_39f607d95f_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nRqLAm)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on June 29, 2014, 03:52:08 AM
Pre: Just water
Cream: TOBS
Brush: EJ Brush, Badger
Razor/Blade: Merkur 37c / Persona Blue
Post: Bump Patrol


Cut myself twice! New blade too! Ouch!

Overall a good clean shave but still have do several passes and touching up. Cuts came during first pass WTG! Used alum block on those which worked fine.

Thing is, I am still trying different blades and I don't usually get nicks or haven't had any regular ones for ages.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on June 29, 2014, 07:48:34 AM
Pre: Shower
Shaving Soap:  Pré de Provence
Brush:  Escali Pure Badger
Razor / Blade:  Merkur Progress / Crystal Super + Stainless Steel Platinum (aka Israeli Personna)
Post:  Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
Also pictured: Colonel Conk Evernice Model 775 Chrome Safety Razor Stand

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs26.postimg.org%2Fm37o6j40p%2Fshavesetup.jpg&hash=6b96f33688e95e8acb850f02fbb9675b)
FULL SIZE IMAGE (http://s26.postimg.org/m37o6j40p/shavesetup.jpg)

1st pass: WTG. 1.5
2nd pass: ATG. 3.5
3rd pass: XTG. 3.5

Best head and face shave ever.  This was my first shave with the Progress.  Very comfortable shave.  BBS and zero irritation.

I'm not crazy about the Escali Brush ($13 on amazon).  I may not be using it correctly, though.  It spread out and stayed that way, but it made a good quick lather with the Pre de Provence that I received as a Christmas gift. I will give the brush another chance and next time I won't press down so much.  Otherwise, I may be going back to my Omega Pro 48.  My only gripe with the Omega is the huge handle.  It's too big for me to correctly grip at the knot.

I love the weight of the Merkur Progress.  Previously I was using a Merkur 23c, but I needed a beefier, shorter handle.  The Progress fit the bill.  The Progress is my first experience with an adjustable.  I love being able to adjust on the fly.  It seems counter-intuitive, but it was recommended that the initial pass (WTG) be done with a lower setting and then finish with a more aggressive setting.  This resulted in a very comfortable shave.  I'm BBC, so I have very thick, coarse head stubble.

I went with the Crystal (Israeli Personnas) blades even though I have a ton of Feathers.  I heard the high-performance blades are not optimal in the progress, so a more mid-grade blade was recommended.  I may try one of my Feathers after I have a few more shaves with the Progress under my belt, but I can't complain about the Crystals.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 29, 2014, 08:40:44 AM
@DanJMag:  Nice SOTD entry... I love my Futur also.  Glad you had a great shave.

@bmilcs:  Hi Bryan... welcome back my friend.  Love your pic.

@120:  Nice SOTD pic, sir.  I love my Progress, also.  Glad you had a great shave.  Get you a better brush.  I had several friends who bought an Escali brush for the inexpensive price but that brush is a shedder.  May I suggest a Semogue brush.  IMO, they are the best bang for your buck boar brushes on the planet. 

WARHAWK O0

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)Sunday, June 29, 2014 SOTD
Post by: warhawk on June 29, 2014, 01:33:23 PM
Sunday, June 29, 2014 SOTD

Muhle R41 w/ Weber Wave Handle

Israeli Personna

Strop Shoppe BarberShoppe Soap

Semogue BC Texugo

Ice cube rub refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Just had a great shave with the 2013 Muhle R41 (aka 2013 BEAST)... it is definitely a very aggressive razor.  I had a great face shave with no nicks.  The head shave resulted in just one nick.  It's been awhile since I used the Strop Shoppe shave soap.  Glad I did because this shave soap is great.  The scent is amazing.  It is tallow based and was easy to lather using my Semogue brush.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on June 29, 2014, 01:41:29 PM
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 02, 2014, 10:34:28 PM
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Muhle R41 w/ Weber Wave Handle

Blade:  Israeli Personna

Soap:  Cella!

Brush: Semogue 2012 SE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub


Tonite's SOTD was very relaxing & super smooth.  I had such an enjoyable shave that I am going to sleep good tonite.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 02, 2014, 10:37:27 PM
 O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: wutwutman on July 03, 2014, 08:18:23 AM
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi53.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg44%2Fwutwutman%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F2014-07%2F0052aeb0-930f-4289-8e69-fbd835748e5a.jpg&hash=e0d4b91d014d393f30b4d506cd3c4d29) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/wutwutman/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-07/0052aeb0-930f-4289-8e69-fbd835748e5a.jpg.html)

Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Lime
Brush: Shea Moisture Shave Synthetic
Soap: Maggard Razors Lime & Bergamot
Razor: PAL Adjustable Injector
Blade: Kmart Injector – Platinum Chrome
Splash:  Wal-Mart Witch Hazel 86%
Post:  Dove Men+Care ASB
After:  Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue

Another first!  Finally got around to breaking out the PAL!  Well actually, a Facebook friend sent me a Schick injector to try, with a single blade.  it was a tough choice but after some deliberation I elected to use that blade in the PAL instead. ...

Read the rest at http://thatshavelife.wordpress.com/ (http://thatshavelife.wordpress.com/)!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 03, 2014, 10:52:06 AM
I'm pretty sure the Futur just became my weapon of choice. It left the back of my head smoother than the Fatboy did. Though I did have time to go through my full routine today.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 03, 2014, 09:45:42 PM
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 04, 2014, 11:01:48 AM
I have to rescind any previous endorsement I may have made for 7 O'clock shadow, today it gave me a terrible shave. Good thing I have more feather blades on the way and a stockpile of other blades.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 04, 2014, 11:25:55 AM
I have to rescind any previous endorsement I may have made for 7 O'clock shadow, today it gave me a terrible shave. Good thing I have more feather blades on the way and a stockpile of other blades.
Hi Nate:  So... apparently you had some good shaves with the 7 oclock blades.  Sometimes.... there will be a "dud" blade in a tuck of blades.  I suspect that you had a "dud".  Also... can you clarify which Gillette 7 o clock blade you used?  Was it the 7 o clock Blacks, Yellows, Blues, Greens?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 04, 2014, 01:06:34 PM
Thats what i find. Sometimes one make of blade can bee poor and then on another occasion it can be great!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 04, 2014, 09:48:21 PM
It was a 7 O'clock green, last one from a sample pack. It was clearly a dud so I put it in the coffin of dead soldiers (an empty eclipse gum container).
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on July 05, 2014, 06:41:27 AM
It was a 7 O'clock green, last one from a sample pack. It was clearly a dud so I put it in the coffin of dead soldiers (an empty eclipse gum container).
I feel your pain.  Even if the blade has a good track record with you, when you get a dud, you're sometimes gun-shy (blade-shy?).
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 05, 2014, 08:56:52 AM
Razor: Gillette Fatboy
Setting: 9
Blade: Feather
Brush: Silvertip Badger
Cream: TOBS sensitive
Post: witch hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on July 05, 2014, 09:03:20 AM
Razor:     Gillette Red Tip
Blade:     Voskhod
Brush:     Simply Beautiful Basic Badger
Cream:    The Real Shaving Company Shave Cream
After:       Maca Root Razor Relief
                Pinaud Clubman Aftershave

This was my first shave with the Gillette Red Tip. I got one little gash on the top of my head. I couldn't figure out at first why the shave was starting to deteriorate. Then I got the cut and realized that the butterfly mechanism had opened a bit. Once I tightened it up, it was smooth sailing.

It was, in the end, a very nice, close shave. I usually shave at night, so I sleep through my most smooth hours. Recently I read Razor's comment about feeling smooth for most of the day and so I am hoping to get that experience, but I doubt I will. That sandpaper-y feeling almost starts for me the minute I leave the bathroom! We shall see ...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 05, 2014, 10:07:02 AM
@Mike:  Nice SOTD pic you got.  That Red Tip looks like it's in minty condition.  Glad you had a great shave.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on July 05, 2014, 12:17:37 PM
@Mike:  Nice SOTD pic you got.  That Red Tip looks like it's in minty condition.  Glad you had a great shave.

WARHAWK O0

Mel, I cleaned up the Red Tip this morning, but it really was in great condition to begin with.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 05, 2014, 01:40:10 PM
I shaved with my EJ today and started with a Derby which was on its 2nd shave. Didn't cut very good after a couple of attempts so put a 'feather' in!!!!!!

Much better! Cut quite good. No cuts or irritation. This is my 2nd outing with a feather as i first tried one when i started DE shaving and got cuts and loads of irritation. Learned a lot since then!

So, will try 2nd shave with the Feather on monday.

Surprised the Derby was poor on shave no:2 as i though it would have lasted longer than that.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 05, 2014, 01:51:15 PM
In my experience dull blades are what nick me. I used to get the occasional cut before I learned the proper technique.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 05, 2014, 02:08:28 PM
In my experience dull blades are what nick me. I used to get the occasional cut before I learned the proper technique.

I am still learning with regards to technique. Every shave is another learning point. I am a long way off from mastering DE shaving but i do enjoy DE shaving.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 05, 2014, 03:15:53 PM
Saturday, July 5, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  iKON Slant w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Cologne:  Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Just had a great shave using this combo.  If you haven't tried Mystic Water Soap, you do not know what you are missing.  Michelle of Mystic Water Soap makes incredible shave soaps. 



Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 05, 2014, 03:27:01 PM
testing

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 05, 2014, 03:41:14 PM
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on July 05, 2014, 05:22:50 PM
SOTD for 7/5/14

Birthday Special! (Had to get my shave on to go out tonight)

Razor: Lord
Blade: Derby sprayed with hairspray
Lather: Razor Rock with Tea Tree and Shave Secret
Aftershave: Club Pinaud with ice cubes

Going out tonight for the birthday (42) Enjoy your shaves!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 05, 2014, 05:27:22 PM
@SirHarry:  Happy Birthday, Harry!!!  Hope you enjoy your day.  So... what are you going to do to celebrate your day?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on July 05, 2014, 05:32:07 PM
Mel, I'm going to Essence Fest in New Orleans...My aunt scored two tickets for me and my lady friend. It started yesterday and will end tomorrow night. On a side note, I will be staying in NW Fla. the nights of July 17, 18 and 19...Looking forward to hooking up then!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 05, 2014, 05:38:44 PM
Mel, I'm going to Essence Fest in New Orleans...My aunt scored two tickets for me and my lady friend. It started yesterday and will end tomorrow night. On a side note, I will be staying in NW Fla. the nights of July 17, 18 and 19...Looking forward to hooking up then!
You lucky duck!!!  Have fun in NOLA!  Looking forward to your Florida visit, my friend.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 05, 2014, 09:36:09 PM
Oh snap, happy birthday Harry!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 06, 2014, 02:56:37 AM
Yea, Happy birthday! How old?

I am 50 next month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Blitzed on July 06, 2014, 08:05:07 AM
I was 50...now yet me think who was President? Reagan? Bush 1, someplace around there. Since then it's all been maintenance and turning myself into an ATM for a truly fine group of Orthopaedic surgeons, nice guys all, even if they won't let me keep the bits and pieces they fish out to shellac and make into bed side lamps or "conversation pieces" in my lounge...
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on July 06, 2014, 12:17:12 PM
@Goatee.....I'm 42....no new razor,  trimmed the beard, now trying a handlebar mustache. My beard and mustache are not connected. Will post a picture soon
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: baldjoeg on July 06, 2014, 03:38:54 PM
Happy Birthday Sir Harry. Hope that it was a good one. Mine comes up in a couple of weeks. I will be the sweet young age of 67.

I tried out my micro touch 1 de razor again a couple of days ago when I had some extra time. The shave sent pretty well.  Practice makes perfect I guess.

Hope that everyone had a great 4th of July Holiday.

 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 06, 2014, 09:08:41 PM
Hi Joe:  Hope you get more comfortable with your safety razor.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 07, 2014, 01:33:09 AM
Well, i shaved with my EJ this morning with a feather and it did drag a little! I ended up using my Proglide to finish off!!! Not used that for months!! Was good too!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 08, 2014, 04:34:29 PM
To combat dragging, use a fresh blade and hold your razor tightly (without adding pressure to the blade).
I find that having a firm grip helps combat skipping of the razor.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 08, 2014, 11:06:02 PM
@Goatee:  Nate gave you some good advice.  You should also check your lather to make certain you got a good amount to decrease the drag.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 08, 2014, 11:09:59 PM
Tuesday Nite, July 8, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Super Iridium

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had such a great shave that I did not want it to end. 

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D470574%26amp%3Bd%3D1404876698&hash=9c4f5e9ba7f0875e9944621f9d5b90b4)

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 09, 2014, 11:03:02 AM
Thanks guys. It was a new blade. Also, i used loads of lather. It was only dragging on certain areas.

The blade was a feather. Used on a couple of times now but still i am having to go over some bits quite a few times and even then they remain a little rough.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 09, 2014, 11:52:08 AM
7/9/14

Preshave: Shave secret
Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Astra
Brush: Silvertip badger
Cream: TOBS sensitive
Post: Witch hazel soaked cotton ball
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 12, 2014, 10:30:23 AM
Seeing as I shave at night (guess I'm part of the vampire shaving legion  :/O) then mine would be SOTN...


Razor: Mercury Futur
Blade: Feather
Brush: Simpson Duke 1
Soap: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
Aftershave: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 12, 2014, 11:25:54 AM
@Fondlheine:  Welcome to the sly fraternity and to the SOTD thread.  I usually shave at nite unless I am not working.  Post up in the INTRO section of the forum(if you haven't already) so we can give you a proper welcome.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 12, 2014, 11:32:13 AM
Saturday, July 12, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (Lemongrass & Eucalyptus)

Brush:  Semogue 2012 Special Edition

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Just had an incredible, relaxing shave, I enjoyed it so much that I did not want it to end.  There is nothing better then head shaving the traditional way.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D471716%26amp%3Bd%3D1405185398&hash=b8a2112826ef6f331cb15b68671e9fd3)

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 12, 2014, 09:43:40 PM
Tonight's Shaving from the Crypt tale is called ICE IS NICE
(I mixed up a nice face cooling lather, see below)

Pre-shave: TOBS Preshave oil
Razor: "The Beast" Mule r41
Blade: Feather
Brush: The little brush that can, Simpson Wee Scot
The mixed bag of lather: C.O. Bigelow cream mixed with some Yeti Snot
Post-shave: refrigerated witch hazel
After shave: C.O. Bigelow Exiler Blue
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 13, 2014, 06:03:36 AM
I am liking the Feather these days! Still need to perfect my technique though as still rough in places! 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 13, 2014, 06:52:44 AM
I don't mind Feathers, but I tend to like Lab Blue's or Med Prep's a little more.
But that's part of the fun of wet shaving, trying new stuff  :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 13, 2014, 12:36:01 PM
Razor:  Merkur 37c

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  TOBS Sensitive + Wilkinson Sword (Mixed)

Brush:  EJ Badger

Dessert:  Cold Water, Bump Patrol

Cut myself once! It was a bleeder but Alum Block sorted that out! First time with a Feather in the 37c. Overall a nice shave. Still some rough bits that just wont get smooth though!

Shaved my face too (Around Goatee) but used my Braun for that!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 13, 2014, 09:49:19 PM
Tonight's check-in from the vampire shaving legion

Preshave: nothing
Face blade: (my favorite straight) Wostenholm EBRO 7/8 wedge
On the dome: iKon DLC slant with a med prep blade
Lather provided by: Castle Forbes Lavender
Lather whipping tool: Simpson x2
Post production services by: Witch Hazel
And finally: Castle Forbes Lavendar A/S balm

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on July 14, 2014, 08:38:12 AM
My first post in this section.

Preshave with Remington foil shaver

Nivea sensitive gel with a no-name brush

1954 vintage Gillette razor

Feather blade (Thanks again Warhawk for the assortment of blades)

Ice cube rub

WH, aloe, tea tree oil lotion, 3 applications, (super shine!)

Did head and face, it was a nice close shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 14, 2014, 10:49:59 AM
Reddog, you always pre shave with the electric first? I have done that with my Braun in the past. Which elec have you got? Ta
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 14, 2014, 11:06:50 AM
Popped a fresh blade in my Progress, I have to say it's a lot more aggressive than I remember.
7/14/14
Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Astra
Brush: Silvertip badger
Cream: TOBS sensitive
Post: witch hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on July 14, 2014, 12:10:57 PM
Yes, Goatee, I always use the Remington F5790 shaver. I shave everyday, so none of the razors I try will get it smooth without so much pressure that I get irritation. If I could get a grip and wait 2 days, the razor works much better.

I could use just the Remington, but usually run over the dome in the shower with a razor or headblade. When I use the DE, I shave in front of the bathroom mirror, and takes about 30 minutes. Time well spent!

I read many opinions on the Braun, so bought one a few weeks ago, tried it twice, didn't like it at all and sent it back. It just didn't seem to glide along my head very good, the Remington cuts closer, and no irritation.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 14, 2014, 01:01:41 PM
Yes, Goatee, I always use the Remington F5790 shaver. I shave everyday, so none of the razors I try will get it smooth without so much pressure that I get irritation. If I could get a grip and wait 2 days, the razor works much better.

I could use just the Remington, but usually run over the dome in the shower with a razor or headblade. When I use the DE, I shave in front of the bathroom mirror, and takes about 30 minutes. Time well spent!

I read many opinions on the Braun, so bought one a few weeks ago, tried it twice, didn't like it at all and sent it back. It just didn't seem to glide along my head very good, the Remington cuts closer, and no irritation.

Tonight i used just the Braun of which i used a new foil attachment that i ordered from Amazon as the old one was faulty. Didnt use a DE. Very close shave! Nice and smooth! Plus, no worrying about nicks and cuts. Went over stubbon areas several times and the roughness disappeared much better than when i use a DE.

To be honest it could very well be my technique that is holding me back while using a DE. I need to add pressure with the DE but i dont want to cut myself. No need to worry about pressure with the Braun.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on July 14, 2014, 03:18:00 PM
I have only knicked myself a couple of times in the year+ of shaving my head, both times with a 3 blade razor. When I use the DE, I go really slow and take my time. I make sure the angle is right, and go very straight.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 14, 2014, 10:48:46 PM
Tonight's "Full Production" shave...
(One of those once or twice a week full on shaving nights)

Pre-shave: Dr. Fondlheine's Fantastic Face Freezing Exilr (yeah, I make my own Preshave from time to time)
Foamy stuff: Pacific shaving caffinated
Brush: My trusty old POS brush I got from AOS
Face blade: (The dark mistress of my collection) Thiers Issard Grim Reaper
The dome mowed by: (que the shark music) Razorock Jaws with a lab blue
Post production:
     Witch Hazel
     A/S #1: Pacific caffinated
     Cold wash off
     A/S #2: Captains Choice Cat-o-nine tails
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 15, 2014, 05:28:03 PM
You welcome, my friend.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 15, 2014, 05:30:05 PM
@Fondlheine:  Post some pics, sir.  We would love to see your SOTD pics.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 15, 2014, 05:34:48 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  1955 Gillette Red Tip

Blade:  Super Iridium

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap (Bay Rum)

Brush:  Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I decided to go vintage today and use the legendary Gillette Red Tip.  Love the weight and balance of this razor.  I had a great shave.  Hope your shaves are great, too.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D472872%26amp%3Bd%3D1405461504&hash=d154ccd6788c3cd7ccb3428165acb96e)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 15, 2014, 06:09:19 PM
@Fondlheine:  Post some pics, sir.  We would love to see your SOTD pics.

WARHAWK O0

I posted these in another thread, but since you asked......

Here's the straights:
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi112.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn197%2Fbmwgsa%2FIMAG0041-1.jpg&hash=7f8d2189ca5b5236f89e58ca8055e626)
TOP Row: Boker King Cutter, Dovo 5/8 Standard, Sears Sat-Sharp, Double Duck No. 1, Feather Artist Club SS
Btm Row: Puma 69, Dovo Bergischer Lowe, Dovo Bismark, TI Hen and Rooster, TI (I forget the name), Wostenholm EBRO

Here's the DE's (and more straights):
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi112.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn197%2Fbmwgsa%2FIMAG0038-1.jpg&hash=3d09647f3f78a975485f70c783eab525)
Top Row: Merkur Futur, Muhle R41, Standard Razor, Razorock Jaws, Merkur 39c, Merkur 37c, iKon DLC Slant
BTM Row: TI Grim Reaper, Gold Dollar 

Here's shaving stuff #1:
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi112.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn197%2Fbmwgsa%2FIMAG0042.jpg&hash=be56d33e0e7dd962e80fa7f06d8f2370)
(Ain't no way I'm gonna list all that, LOL)

And because I don't have enough room in the cabinet - the overflow:
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi112.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn197%2Fbmwgsa%2FIMAG0043.jpg&hash=b8ab1a2d4fe963e1cbc6e318e3346651)
(See Comment above )

Wanna see the hones?  I keep them under the sink  :*))

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on July 15, 2014, 07:11:15 PM
Prep:
•   Hot shower (I shave in the shower)
•   Head & Face Wash: Lucky Tiger Face Wash
•   Brush:  Omega Pro 48 (boar)
•   Soap: RazoRock XXX Artisan Shaving Soap

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur Progress
•   Blade:  Feather Hi-STAINLESS Platinum Coated

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   Head first: WTG, XTG, ATG (all with setting at 1.0)
•   Face:  WTG, ATG (all with setting at 1.5)

Finish:
•   Warm tap water rinse
•   T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel
•   Cold tap water rinse
•   Ice rub (thanks, warhawk)
•   RazoRock XXX Artisan Aftershave Milk
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 15, 2014, 11:04:35 PM
May as we'll call this one bloody Tuesday  :(

Pre-shave: My mix of oil
Croap: Razorock Don Marco
Razor: The Slanthammer. Mercur 39c
Blade: lab blue
Post-op: Cold wash, witch hazel, NICK STICK, wash off, cry a bit...
A/S: Don Marco

Dang razor skipped on an ATG pass, tore a couple of holes in the old bean.  I think it was just an old blade over a bad technique or lather (well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on July 18, 2014, 02:48:08 PM
It happens bro. No matter when or what skill level you are, where there's a blade and skin sooner or later there will be blood.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 18, 2014, 04:02:08 PM
6 week newbie, still using starter kit, but I had a really good shave this morning.  This was my first use of the Crystal blades, and I got a 3 pass DFS with much less irritation than I usually get on day old stubble.  Can't wait to try the Personna Reds and Personna Labs next.

I have found that for me to get an efficient XTG pass with the Feather Popular, they have to be on more of a diagonally that takes them just slightly ATG as well.  Not quite a Gillette Slide, because the blade motion is still completely perpendicular to the blade edge.

I figured I should probably do a few SOTD posts with my Feather Popular before my new 37c gets here next week.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Oxy Maximum Action
•   Pre-Shave:  Shave Secret (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Feather Popular
•   Blade:  Crystal Platinum (Israeli Blue)

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   Head only: WTG, XTG first direction, XTG opposite direction, cleanup around crown

Finish:
•   Cold Water Rinse
•   Walgreen's Brand Witch Hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 20, 2014, 04:26:07 PM
@120:  Glad you are liking the ice cube rub.  Love that part of my shave routine.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 20, 2014, 04:39:46 PM
Yesterday's SOTD:  Saturday, July 19, 2014

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Cream:  Truefitt & Hill West Indian Lime

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had a great shave with the Cobra Classic.  Love the aggressiveness of this razor paired with a Feather blade.  For those looking for a quality boar brush, I highly recommend a Semogue 620.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D474795%26amp%3Bd%3D1405894348&hash=1a576689c272e0e70ef2c0a3bb9533e8)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on July 20, 2014, 05:23:23 PM
Razor:  Cobra Classic
I've always wanted to try a Cobra Classic.  It's beautiful.  The other razor in my want list is the Feather ASD2.  Those are apparently polar opposites in terms of aggression.  My scalp prefers a mild razor while my face seems to take anything I throw at it.  I guess that's why I like the Merkur Progress, allowing me to change on the fly.  My only complaint with the Merkur is the lack of knurling on the handle.  I shower-shave and I get soap all over my hands.  That Merkur gets difficult to hold on to with all that soap.  I do have a '59 Fat Boy on order, though.  If I can find a comparable range on the FB, I'll bet it's easier to hold.  The heft of the FB is also a selling factor.

That said, I want to try the Cobra just for the looks of it.  Plus I've never used an injector before.  How is the weight of the Cobra Classic?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 20, 2014, 05:34:28 PM
The CC is a great razor. It shaves as it as it looks.  Love it.  It is heavy just like the Progress.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 22, 2014, 09:46:32 AM
First shave with the 37c.  No nicks or irritation.  Good shave.  I've read a lot about the 37c prior to committing to it, and I have to say, there's nothing magical about it.  The shave wasn't significantly closer or anything, but I do think there was less irritation than usual, and I needed 1 less pass and no cleanup for the same shave I usually get with the Feather Popular.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Oxy Maximum Action
•   Pre-Shave:  Shave Secret (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur 37c
•   Blade:  Fresh Derby

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   3 passes - WTG, XTG first direction, XTG opposite direction

Finish:
•   Cold Water Rinse
•   Walgreen's Brand Witch Hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 23, 2014, 12:07:05 AM
Monday Night, July 22, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Super Iridium

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  Simpson P8

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH,  refrigerated Osage Rub

I had a very relaxing, super, smooth shave with the 37G.  It is basically the same razor as the 37C except for the gold plating.  Every time, I use either the 37C or 37G, I get some incredible face and dome shaves. 

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D475597%26amp%3Bd%3D1406092654&hash=bbbcf140ed3061110e0abdfa16abbc90)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 23, 2014, 08:08:51 AM
Second shave with the slant.  Same setup, 2nd use of the Derby.  Still a big improvement from the Popular, but I wouldn't say that I Love it...yet.  I think I still need to figure out which blade works best, and when it comes to shaving your head, I don't think you can use it just like a normal safety bar DE.  Because you are doing it by feel on your head most of the time, I think there's a tendency to adjust the head so that the blade is sliding across your skin at the same angle as any other DE.  I noticed when shaving the sides that if I paid more attention to that, the hair seemed to just fall away on each stroke.

Still a really good CCS on only three passes with no touch up and no irritation, which is very good for me on 1 day stubble.

First shave with the 37c.  No nicks or irritation.  Good shave.  I've read a lot about the 37c prior to committing to it, and I have to say, there's nothing magical about it.  The shave wasn't significantly closer or anything, but I do think there was less irritation than usual, and I needed 1 less pass and no cleanup for the same shave I usually get with the Feather Popular.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Oxy Maximum Action
•   Pre-Shave:  Shave Secret (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur 37c
•   Blade:  Fresh Derby

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   3 passes - WTG, XTG first direction, XTG opposite direction

Finish:
•   Cold Water Rinse
•   Walgreen's Brand Witch Hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 23, 2014, 10:53:01 AM
Aren't you supposed to use it like an ordinary DE shaver?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 23, 2014, 12:52:52 PM
I've only used it twice now, but from what I can tell it's a very subtle difference.  Since the blade is twisted, it is meant to pass down your face with the long edge of the blade at an angle to the pass (not referring to blade angle w/ respect to the face.  That should stay the normal 30 degrees). 

When shaving your face, it's very easy to visually keep the head perpendicular to the pass (just like with any other razor) thus ensuring that the twisted blade stays at an angle to the pass.  When shaving your head, which is done more by feel, especially in the back, so far I have a tendency to want to adjust the angle of the head to make the blade feel the same as my standard safety bar razors.

My guess is that I just need more time with it so I can learn to feel when the slant is at the proper alignment.

Aren't you supposed to use it like an ordinary DE shaver?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 23, 2014, 09:05:13 PM
@GWS:  One thing I learned about shaving the traditional way is that you must have patience.  Most especially when shaving your dome.  Be patient and your 37c will reward you with great shaves.  Hope you find the blade that works for you.  For me... the slant and Feather and Super Iridium work best for me.  Keep us posted and don't give up.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 23, 2014, 09:12:47 PM
Here's a lather shot from Monday's SOTD.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F14%2F07%2F24%2Fthumbnail%2Fvamadavy.jpg&hash=a2899b11e129ca76fbf7530f8b8050d4)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on July 24, 2014, 06:16:15 AM
Today will be my 5th day in a row shaving with my old DE. I am really enjoying it. Lucky I'm retired, as I have plenty of time to dedicate to shaving. No cuts or irritation! Might be time to upgrade the equipment. Thanks for all the tips, guys.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 24, 2014, 06:27:57 AM
Great early morning shave today (Thursday I get up at 4 am for Man Church).  Tried the Personna Labs for the first time.  Definitely closer than the Derbys, but felt a little more irritation.  Not sure if I'm getting more comfortable with the slant and starting to use too much pressure, or if maybe the Personna Labs are one of those blades that give better 2nd use shaves.

On the positive side I was able to complete 3 full passes with one bowl of lather today.  I think my lather technique is getting better.  I'm also getting closer to the bottom of the soap, so I think the brush might be loading better.  Definitely time to upgrade from the Van Der Hagen soap.  Oh yeah, 3rd time using the slant and still no nicks.  Light touch and nothing to fear.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Oxy Maximum Action
•   Pre-Shave:  Shave Secret (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur 37c
•   Blade:  Fresh Personna Lab (Personna Blue)

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   3 passes - WTG, XTG, GTX

Finish:
•   Cold Water Rinse
•   Walgreen's Brand Witch Hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 24, 2014, 10:46:54 AM
I use lab blue's and med prep's mostly, the blue tends to do a little better on a second shave if I don't work a new blade first (run it on a strop or stone).  The med prep's are good from the start.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 24, 2014, 12:33:06 PM
Touched up with a Fusion today. Boy, was that a bad idea!! DE every time!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on July 24, 2014, 03:37:19 PM
I don't usually shave this time of the day, but I picked up this "new" razor at an antique shop today and I couldn't resist. I got home, cleaned it up, and couldn't wait to give it a go.

Razor:  1951 Gillette Black Tip Super Speed

Blade: Gillette Silver Blue Stainless

Brush: GBS Pure Badger

Pre:  Shave Secret/ Proraso Sapone Da Barba

After:  Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm/ Brut Classic

All in all, a very nice shave. The Black Tip felt very comfortable in my hand and gave me a sweet, gentle shave - thoroughly enjoyable.

There was also a 1967 Gillette Super Speed Black Handle in the shop, but wasn't sure if that would be worth picking up. It wasn't in as good condition as the Black Tip.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 25, 2014, 07:42:51 AM
The Personna Lab definitely treated me better on second use today, although I stopped @ 2 passes due to some bumps on the back of my neck.  First couple of small nicks with the slant because of them.

I also tried cold water today.  I didn't notice much difference.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Oxy Maximum Action
•   Cold rinse
•   Pre-Shave:  Shave Secret (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur 37c
•   Blade:  Personna Lab (Personna Blue)

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   2 passes - WTG, XTG

Finish:
•   Cold Water Rinse
•   Walgreen's Brand Witch Hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 25, 2014, 10:49:10 PM
Friday Nite, July 25, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Orange, Cedarwood, Black Pepper

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I thoroughly enjoyed tonite's shave that I am going to sleep like a baby.  For those who have not tried Mike's Natural Soap, I highly recommend this shave soap.  It lathers easy and provides great protection and glide.  The scents are invigorating.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D476574%26amp%3Bd%3D1406341581&hash=a37922033d0e266b2d7f69d0b8f4f2cc)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 26, 2014, 11:28:43 AM
Wow.  Awesome shave today.  Probably my best overall since starting with the DE.  Went ATG with the slant for the first time.  Also used my first Personna Red.  No pressure = no razor burn, even ATG (although I did have a little irritation so there's still room for improvement).  Very comfortable BBS in 4 passes.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Clean & Clear exfoliant
•   Pre-Shave:  Shave Secret (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur 37c
•   Blade:  Personna Red

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   4 passes - WTG, XTG, 2 ATG

Finish:
•   Warm rinse, Oxy benzoyl peroxide
•   Cold rinse, witch hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 26, 2014, 12:58:25 PM
@GWS:  Congrats on a great shave.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on July 26, 2014, 06:09:20 PM
Prep:
•   Hot shower (I shave in the shower)
•   Head & Face Wash: Lucky Tiger Face Wash
•   Brush:  Omega Pro 48 (boar)
•   Soap: RazoRock XXX Artisan Shaving Soap

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur HD Slant 37C
•   Blade:  Feather Hi-STAINLESS Platinum Coated

Technique:
•   Bowl/Head Hybrid lather
•   Head first: WTG, XTG, ATG
•   Face:  WTG, XTG, ATG

Finish:
•   Warm tap water rinse
•   RazoRock Alum Block
•   Ice rub
•   RazoRock XXX Artisan Aftershave Milk

I can't thank you gentlemen enough for recommending the 37C.  This was a truly incredible shave! I had 48-hour head & face stubble, and the 37C just sang.  It was very smooth and surprisingly gentle.  There were places that I have always had to touch-up---namely a spot just back from the crown of my head---that were BBS after the second pass.

I also tried an alum block for the first time today.  I used it in place of witch hazel.  It could have been the new razor, but my skin sure felt better when it was all said and done.  Since I had 2 variables, I can't say if the alum block made the difference or not.

I am really liking the RazoRock XXX croap and milk.  Great classic smell in addition to being effective.

NOTE:  The wooden vessel holding the razor in the pic is actually a toothpick holder that was handmade by my late great-uncle Orin who was blinded and lost some fingers by a dynamite cap when he was a teenager during WW2.  He went on to become an attorney and finally a judge.  He was a very special and talented man.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs26.postimg.org%2Fb9dbzx5ax%2FSOD_07_26_14.jpg&hash=ae45a8780395f139ea748f83fbf78ad7)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on July 27, 2014, 04:59:25 AM
Nice shave! Love the carved pot.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on July 27, 2014, 05:20:59 PM
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D476574%26amp%3Bd%3D1406341581&hash=a37922033d0e266b2d7f69d0b8f4f2cc)

WARHAWK O0

Why does your Feather package look different from mine.  (I think I may have seen yours packaged with the ASD2). Are they the same blades?

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs26.postimg.org%2Fb9dbzx5ax%2FSOD_07_26_14.jpg&hash=ae45a8780395f139ea748f83fbf78ad7)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on July 27, 2014, 05:27:07 PM
Never mind. I should have googled first.  I see the black is just a 5-pack while the yellow are 10-packs.  Apparently no difference in the blades.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on July 29, 2014, 08:20:19 PM
Pretty good shave today.  Starting to get much more consistent results with the slant.  I like the Personna Reds better than the Crystals though.  First pass wasn't as smooth, but results were very similar from second point on.  Irritation free DFS.  I tried adding a drop of TTO to my post shave routine, but I think it leaves my skin a little too oily.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Clean & Clear exfoliant
•   Pre-Shave:  Shave Secret (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Van Der Hagen Shaving Soap, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur 37c
•   Blade:  Crystal Super +

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   3 passes - WTG, XTG, GTX

Finish:
•   Warm rinse, Oxy benzoyl peroxide
•   Cold rinse, witch hazel + drop of TTO
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DanJMag on July 30, 2014, 07:40:10 PM
Prep: Hot shower
Pre: Shave Secret
Brush: None
Cream: None
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Astra SP
Post: HeadClear

Well, for the past few days I have been doing what the folks at Shave Secret claim you can do with their product: use it as a total substitute for shave creams/soaps. You know what? It works fantastic. In the past I always used it in conjunction with a cream, but it really is true, it holds up on it's own. At least for me. I keep the dome wet right out of the shower, massage in about 9 drops of Shave Secret, give it a few seconds, pat a little more water on, and go to it. It does a great job, though it is true what they say about it gunking up your razor. Even with frequent vigorous rinsing there is still a build up on the blade. Normally I give myself 5 shaves before replacing the blade. Now I give it 2. Maybe even 1 (blades are cheap, after all. If anyone has thought about trying it this way, I say go for it. You may be surprised.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on July 31, 2014, 01:28:50 PM
Thursday, July 31, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Lutz Slant Razor

Blade:  Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Hungarian Lavender

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This was my 1st time using a vintage slant razor.  It is called the Lutz razor.  It has two sides of aggressiveness.  One side is aggressive and one side is mild.  I used the aggressive side for most of my passes and used the mild side for the touch ups.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on July 31, 2014, 01:34:15 PM
I saw those Lutz's on ebay - almost got one but went with a fatboy adjustable G1 instead.
I might have to re-think the Lutz (unless I run across a Hoffritz super slant first....)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on July 31, 2014, 01:34:31 PM
...This was my 1st time using a vintage slant razor.  It is called the Lutz razor.  It has two sides of aggressiveness.  One side is aggressive and one side is mild.  I used the aggressive side for most of my passes and used the mild side for the touch ups.
How does the Lutz compare with the 37C?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on July 31, 2014, 07:50:00 PM
I've been using my old DE everyday for about 1.5 weeks now. Interesting how much different brands of blades make. So far the Astra's are the ones I like. I tame my time, about half an hour to shave. Maybe we should get together for a DE razor shave! I'm getting more comfortable with it.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 01, 2014, 06:53:59 PM
...This was my 1st time using a vintage slant razor.  It is called the Lutz razor.  It has two sides of aggressiveness.  One side is aggressive and one side is mild.  I used the aggressive side for most of my passes and used the mild side for the touch ups.
How does the Lutz compare with the 37C?

It's too early to tell since that was my 1st head shave with the Lutz razor.  I will keep you posted as I have a few more shaves with it.  The one advantage with the Lutz slant is that it is a 3-piece razor so you can use different handles.  I like heavier handles like my Weber Bulldog Handle.  So, I will try it out on my next shave with the Lutz.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 01, 2014, 06:57:00 PM
@120:  Glad you are loving your 37C.  BTW... I love your SOTD pic. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 02, 2014, 01:53:18 PM
Saturday, August 2, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Lutz Slant w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Hungarian Lavender

Brush:  Semogue BC Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE fresh Vetiver

My 2nd shave with the Lutz Slant was even better because I paired it with a heavier handle (Weber Bulldog Handle) and it made a huge difference.  I liked it better with the heavier handle.  So far I can say this razor is milder then the 37C but in a good way.  However, if you pair it with a heavier handle such as the Weber Bulldog then it is a little more aggressive then the 37C.


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 02, 2014, 02:07:53 PM
Saturday, August 2, 2014 SOTD

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Fondlheine on August 02, 2014, 05:48:03 PM
The Saturday SOTD

Pre-work: Shower
Oil: Dr. Fondlheine's Face Freezing elixir (I got to go to the secret lab and make me some more, used the last today)
The razor: Gillette Black tip with a med prep blade
The brush: The mighty mini Simpson Wee Scot
The soap: The Beach
After-work:
Chilled Witch Hazel
A rub from Sir Ice of Cube
Chilled Osage Rub

And finally, the a/s: The Beach
(Damn, I'm smelling like I'm wearing sunscreen)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 05, 2014, 10:38:47 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Hungarian Lavender

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Just had a super, smooth night shave with the Cobra Classic that yours truly will be sleeping good tonight.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on August 06, 2014, 07:39:21 AM
Finally controlled myself enough to skip a day shaving, and it's amazing how much easier it was to shave. Used my 1954 Gillette DE razor with a feather blade. Did both face and head. This could very well be the smoothest shave yet! Looks and feels great. Going to enjoy showing off my shiny bald head today.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on August 06, 2014, 08:57:51 AM
At the moment i am alternating between a Braun shave one day and a Mach 3 the next. Using Mach 3 as i am waiting to get a Progress. Sold my other DE's!!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on August 06, 2014, 09:56:48 AM
Good shave the past couple of days.  Decided to give cold water shaving a try, and tried an Astra SP in the slant.  Good Results.  I'll have to keep trying the cold water for a while.  2 days in and it seems to work for me, although it could just be the Astras too.

Prep:
•   Hot shower
•   Head & Face Wash: Clean & Clear exfoliant
•   Pre-Shave:  Taconic Pre-Shave Oil (also used lightly between passes)
•   Brush:  Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
•   Soap: Uberlather with Col. Conk Bay Rum, Liquid Glycerin Soap, and Gillette  Sensitive Shave Gel

Hardware:
•   Razor:  Merkur 37c
•   Blade:  Astra Superior Platinum

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   3 passes - WTG, XTG, GTX

Finish:
•   Cold rinse
•   Witch Hazel Astringent
•   Clubman Pinaud Original
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on August 06, 2014, 08:00:25 PM
At the moment i am alternating between a Braun shave one day and a Mach 3 the next. Using Mach 3 as i am waiting to get a Progress. Sold my other DE's!!!

Wow, Goatee. What made you sell your DEs? I have been on vacation and didn't bring a DE razor, just my Mach 3 and some goo in a can. I forgot how fast I could shave with my Mach. And I have to say, I've gotten some great shaves with the Mach and with only one pass!

That being said, I still love the whole wet shaving experience and look forward to my next DE shave on Saturday!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 09, 2014, 09:30:46 AM
At the moment i am alternating between a Braun shave one day and a Mach 3 the next. Using Mach 3 as i am waiting to get a Progress. Sold my other DE's!!!
Hi Goatee:  Keep us posted when you get your Progress.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 09, 2014, 09:47:00 AM
Saturday, August 9, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  iKON Shave Craft 101

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Petal Pusher Fancies:  Coconut

Brush:  Semogue 830

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my very 1st drive with the iKON Shave Craft 101.  It is a very mild razor.  Too early to tell but it gave a great shave.  For any one looking for a great, natural coconut scent, Petal Pusher Fancies is your shave soap.  It is also a great performer and it is very easy to lather.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on August 09, 2014, 05:45:19 PM
SOTD 8.9.14
Razor: Cobra Classic
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Mild
Brush: HL Thater 4125/2 Two Band
Cream: Barrister & Mann Seville
AS: Proraso
ASB: GFTrumper's Lime Skin Food

I just got this beautiful razor in the afternoon mail...of course I had to get my shave on !
What a treat shaving with the Cobra Classic.  I'm going to do my best to enjoy this razor  :-))

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 09, 2014, 07:54:15 PM
@digitaldome:  Hi Paul:  Congrats on getting the Cobra Classic.  Enjoy it in good health, my friend.  BTW... love your SOTD pic.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: digitaldome on August 09, 2014, 08:37:53 PM
@digitaldome:  Hi Paul:  Congrats on getting the Cobra Classic.  Enjoy it in good health, my friend.  BTW... love your SOTD pic.

WARHAWK O0

Thanks Mel...
It's a beautiful razor.  The Kai blade was super smooth.  I look forward to a bunch of great shaves with this tool.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 11, 2014, 08:58:20 PM

Monday, August 11, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC

Blade:  Shark Super Chrome

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap:  Bay Rum

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub
 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on August 12, 2014, 11:13:28 AM
Razor:Fatboy
Blade: Feather
Brush: Silvertip badger
Soap: RazoRock Freedberg
Post: Witchhazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on August 13, 2014, 07:02:42 PM
My uncle is a crazy antique shop/thrift store guy.  When he heard I was into wet shaving, he gave tme the pictured Gillette Red Tip.  Today he gave me a scuttle he picked up in a second hand store, also pictured.  I couldn't wait to get home to use it and get rid of this three day growth I had going on.  It was my first time using a scuttle and it added another layer of pleasure to my DE shaving.  Brushing on that warm lather felt awesome, especially after the last stressful 24 hours.  My car broke down on the parkway, it took me an extra day to get home, and cost me $850.  The shave definitely helped me relax a little.

Razor:  1955 Gillette Red Tip

Blade:  Vidyut Super-Max Stainless

Creme: Van Der Hagen Select Shave Soap in scuttle

Method:with, across, against the grain

After:    Maca Root Razor Relief, the Body Shop
             Old Spice Classic
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2014, 11:29:25 PM
Hi Mike:  I love your scuttle.  That will be perfect those cold winter nights.  Enjoy that scuttle in good health, my friend.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 14, 2014, 11:35:56 PM

Late Thursday Night SOTD, August 14, 2014

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  KAI Captain Mild

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Hungarian Lavender

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Super, smooth shave!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on August 15, 2014, 10:46:27 AM
I have been pleasantly surprised by Treet Platinum blades.  So far they seem to perform just as well as Astra SPs in my 37c.

Prep:      Hot Shower, Taconic PSO
Brush:    Omega 10066 Boar
Lather:   Uberlather with Col. Conk Amber, Gillette Sensitive Gel, Store-Brand Glycerine
Razor:    Merkur 37c Slant
Blade:    Treet Platinum Super Stainless Day 2
Finish:    Store-Brand Witch Hazel, Pinaud Clubman Original

Results:  DFS in 3 passes WTG, XTG, GTX, no cleanup or buffing required 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 17, 2014, 10:04:24 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Rose & Cedarwood

Brush:  Semogue Barbear Classico Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Super, smooth Sunday SOTD. O0



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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 20, 2014, 12:37:19 PM
Birthday SOTD, August 20, 2014


Razor:  Weber DLC

Blade:  KAI

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Lemongrass & Eucalyptus

Brush:  The Grooming Company Brush

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Just had an incredible, super shave on this special day.  This is my very 1st time using a synthetic brush.  This brush is great.  It is super, soft yet scrubby.  It has the strong backbone of a Semogue boar brush.  I already know that I am going to love this brush.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on August 20, 2014, 03:21:44 PM
Happy birthday Mel, I hope you had a great day!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on August 20, 2014, 06:14:47 PM
Hey Mel, happy birthday brother!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on August 20, 2014, 07:09:37 PM
Happy birthday, Mel.  Hope you got a chance to celebrate!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on August 21, 2014, 01:52:50 AM
Happy birthday Mel!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 21, 2014, 08:31:29 AM
Hi Gents: Thanks for the birthday wishes.  It was a great day. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 23, 2014, 01:20:43 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Bulldog Handle

Blade:  KAI

Soap:  Petal Pusher Fancies:  Coconut

Brush:  The Grooming Co Brush

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

For those looking for a synthetic brush, The Grooming Co Brush is the one.  It is a great performer.  Super soft tips with good scrub.  For anyone looking for a great Coconut scent, Petal Pusher Fancies is a must have.  Scent is amazing and the performance is outstanding.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 25, 2014, 05:19:22 PM
Monday, August 25, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC

Blade:  KAI

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Lemongrass & Eucalyptus

Brush:  The Grooming Co Brush

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub


Had a super, smooth shave today.  For anyone who has not tried Mike's Natural Soap, I highly recommend this shave soap.  It is a great performer that continues to be active in my shave den rotation.  Mike from Mike's Natural Soap is currently on vacation and will be back after the Labor Day weekend.
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: silk N SLYme on August 26, 2014, 03:03:11 AM
Prep: wash with noxzema and apricot scrub
Razor: merkur 34c HD
Blade: Gillette silver blue
Soap: razorock baybum and razorock preshave soap
Post shave: alum block, witch hazel, proraso pre and post shave and loreal pure & matte moisturizing gel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: baldjoeg on August 29, 2014, 10:52:47 AM
A belated Happy Birthday to You Mel. You are looking great.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 30, 2014, 09:37:30 AM
A belated Happy Birthday to You Mel. You are looking great.
Thank you, Joe.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 30, 2014, 09:43:07 AM
Saturday, August 30, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Cella!

Brush:  Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I am off this Labor Day Weekend and I am looking forward to watching some college football.  Enjoy your shaves and enjoy your weekend.  GO NOLES !!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on August 30, 2014, 10:18:17 PM
Your picture is not showing up for me, Warhawk.  That's disappointing, too, because I always enjoy your pics.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on August 30, 2014, 10:21:03 PM
This was my first time shaving with a Fat Boy.  My first 2 passes were at #6, but the final ATG pass was #9.  It handled a new Feather quite nicely.  This was, yet again, a perfect shave.  I didn't need the alum block.  I just went straight to the Speick splash.

Prep:
•   Hot shower (I shave in the shower)
•   Head & Face Wash: Lucky Tiger Face Wash
•   Brush:  Omega Pro 48 (boar)
•   Soap: Proraso green

Hardware:
•   Razor:  '59 Fat Boy
•   Blade:  Feather Hi-STAINLESS Platinum Coated

Technique:
•   Bowl lather
•   Head first: WTG, XTG, ATG
•   Face:  WTG, XTG, ATG

Finish:
•   Warm tap water rinse
•   Speick splash
•   RazoRock XXX Artisan Aftershave Milk

I thought I'd give a realistic pic of the aftermath as opposed to a staged one.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 31, 2014, 11:13:55 AM
Your picture is not showing up for me, Warhawk.  That's disappointing, too, because I always enjoy your pics.
@120:  Thanks for the kind words.  I just noticed (last night) that several of my SOTD pics have "disappeared" for some strange reason.  I contacted Tyler and hopefully I can get it solved.  I posted my image on www.postimage.org (http://www.postimage.org) these past several days.  What web host do you place your pics?  I think I might try out www.photobucket.com (http://www.photobucket.com) and try that one.  Matter of fact... I'm gonna do a test pic right now.  BTW... I love your SOTD with the Fatboy.  That Fatboy is in great condition.  Is it a re-plate?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 31, 2014, 11:17:37 AM
Test pic from photobucket:
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2013 Muhle R41 with Weber Bulldog Handle and Truefitt & Hill West Indian Lime Shaving Cream.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 31, 2014, 01:31:59 PM
Here is my lather from yesterday's SOTD:

For those who haven't tried Cella... it is an Italian shave croap (cream/soap).  It provides nice lather, cushion, glide, and the fresh almond, cherry scent is invigorating.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FCellaPicsArt_1409513080488_zpscm8wan9y.jpg%3Ft%3D1409513154&hash=44631e68b63ce140e6ca32811a0963c4)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on August 31, 2014, 02:08:51 PM
...What web host do you place your pics?
Postimage.org
That Fatboy is in great condition.  Is it a re-plate?
Yes, I have 2 Fatboys: The rhodium replate in the pic, and one that is stock in a case that is also in perfect condition.  I'll probably never use the cased one.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on August 31, 2014, 03:42:13 PM
@120:  Enjoy that Fatboy.  I love mine. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 02, 2014, 09:24:38 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  FaTip w/ UFO Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Strop Shoppe Barbershoppe

Brush:  Semogue 2012 Special Edition

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Had a great, super, smooth shave tonight.  For anyone wanting to try a FaTip razor, I say if you like an aggressive razor then this is the one for you.  It is not as aggressive as the 2011 Muhle R41 or the 2013 Muhle R41. 


(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs26.postimg.org%2Fsax5wt94o%2FUFOPics_Art_1409712782166.jpg&hash=e94c1074fb85a8477c30c61cb6f3f57d)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 03, 2014, 06:38:29 PM
No picture again Mel!!  I thought it was my browser until I read back a bit in the thread.

I'm a week into growing a beard so no SOTD pics for me.  Although maybe I should post my next only SOTD pics....

Enjoying all the participation and pics in this thread gents.  Maybe I'll get back in once I get my Cobra Killer razor in the next few months and can't resist shaving the whole face with it!!  ;)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 04, 2014, 02:18:06 PM
No picture again Mel!!  I thought it was my browser until I read back a bit in the thread.

I'm a week into growing a beard so no SOTD pics for me.  Although maybe I should post my next only SOTD pics....

Enjoying all the participation and pics in this thread gents.  Maybe I'll get back in once I get my Cobra Killer razor in the next few months and can't resist shaving the whole face with it!!  ;)
Hi Gents:  This is my SOTD for Sept. 2, 2014.  Please let me know if you see it.  I see all my pics but apparently some of my pics are "disappearing".  Do you see this pic?

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F2014-09%2FUFOPicsArt_1409712782166_zpsuujfe9pc.jpg&hash=eaf5d4f5074735941edcfd188a34138f)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on September 04, 2014, 05:21:22 PM
I can see that one just fine.  Very nice it is too!  :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on September 04, 2014, 06:20:46 PM
I couldn't see it from my work PC (Windows 97), but I can see it now from home on Windows 8.0, Windows 97, and Windows XP machines. 

All of these are Chrome (including work PC).
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: slymyke on September 04, 2014, 06:41:32 PM
Nice B&W pic, warhawk! 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 05, 2014, 08:33:41 PM
Nice B&W pic, warhawk!
Thanks.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 05, 2014, 08:40:11 PM
Friday, September 5, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  1955 Gillette Red Tip

Blade:  Polsilver Super Iridium

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Lemongrass & Eucalyptus

Brush:  The Grooming Co Brush

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I decided to go vintage and went with the Gillette Red Tip.   Love this razor. 

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FRedPicsArt_1409969646200_zpsps1hxxxb.jpg%3Ft%3D1409969778&hash=8889ad0304144d373976fc12641b4e3b)


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on September 06, 2014, 04:43:33 PM
First shave with the GSB.  From what I've heard, I expected more.  The shave was good, no nicks or irritation, but i feel like my Platinum coated blades, even my Treets, are smoother.  Guess I'll have to try one in my 37c next.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 08, 2014, 11:44:00 AM
First shave with the GSB.  From what I've heard, I expected more.  The shave was good, no nicks or irritation, but i feel like my Platinum coated blades, even my Treets, are smoother.  Guess I'll have to try one in my 37c next.
Hi GWS:  Nice SOTD pic... I love that NEW.  I have the same one that I purchased a couple of months ago but haven't got a chance to use it.  With you mentioning the Treet Platinums, I think I might have to revisit it again.  I love the Treet Platinum blades, too.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 08, 2014, 02:05:00 PM
Monday, September 8, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Treet Platinum

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap:  Bay Rum

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Ahhhh... just had a great shave today using the 37G.  If you are DE shaver and have not tried a slant razor, what are you waiting for?  Love it!  Also, if you are looking for a great shave soap, I highly recommend Mystic Water Soap.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on September 08, 2014, 02:49:20 PM
First shave with the GSB.  From what I've heard, I expected more.  The shave was good, no nicks or irritation, but i feel like my Platinum coated blades, even my Treets, are smoother.  Guess I'll have to try one in my 37c next.
Hi GWS:  Nice SOTD pic... I love that NEW.  I have the same one that I purchased a couple of months ago but haven't got a chance to use it.  With you mentioning the Treet Platinums, I think I might have to revisit it again.  I love the Treet Platinum blades, too.

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Thanks Mel.  The NEW LC is definitely a nice change of pace.  It's my first OC, so I don't have a lot to compare it to.  After about a week's worth of shaves with it (with 5 days of no shaving in between due to a sinus infection) I'm not sure it will overtake the 37c as my go-to.  I think it's just as comfortable, but it doesn't seem to get quite as close in my trouble areas around my crown.  I will say that it mowed down that 5 days of growth with a 2nd-use Astra SP like it was nothing.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on September 09, 2014, 07:08:12 PM
I picked up a Burma shave brush at the store the other day and used it today, it's akin to the Semogue 2,000. I'll keep using it to test the longevity. It only cost me about $6 with tax so I'm pretty impressed. It lathers better than I expected, it had no problem lathering shave soap.

Razor: Fatboy
Blade: Derby
Brush: Burma shave brush
Post: Witch hazel

Today for the first time in a while my hand slipped and I nicked my neck, nothing serious.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 14, 2014, 04:07:10 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap:  Lemongrass & Blue Gum

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

This is my second shave with the Mongoose and all I gotta say is that it is an incredible SE razor.  I had a great shave with it today and I look forward to future shaves with the Mongoose.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FGoosePicsArt_1410723577086_zpsmg1d8aiw.jpg%3Ft%3D1410723725&hash=ee524a73057f0bdac09ed9c2a45cd0d5)


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on September 17, 2014, 09:09:32 AM
September 17, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37c Slant
Blade:  Polisilver Super Iridium
Pre Shave:  Taconic PSO
Soap:  Col. Conk Amber
Brush:  Omega 10066 Boar
Post Shave:  Witch Hazel, Pinaud Clubman Original
DFS in 3 passes WTG, XTG, GTX.

My first time with the Polisilver SI, which I know is one of Warhawk's favorites.  The blade felt very sharp and very smooth, but left me with some burn after only one pass.  Reminded me of the way many describe Feathers.  Sharp yet harsh.  The blade seemed to work so well that I'm going to have to give it some more time to see if I can fix that.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Goatee on September 17, 2014, 11:26:37 AM
Could have been an iffy blade!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on September 17, 2014, 02:58:40 PM
I missed my shave yesterday, so there was lots of hair in the sink today.
Soap- RazoRock Freedberg
razor- Gillette Slim
blade- Derby
brush- Burma
post- Witch Hazel, then Unforgivable  aftershave balm.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 20, 2014, 11:37:41 AM
Saturday, September 20, 2014 SOTD

Mongoose w/ BRW Bullmastiff Deluxe Handle

Feather Professional

Cella!

Semogue 610

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Just had a super, smooth shave with the Mongoose.  Lately I have been on a Mike's Natural Soap and Mystic Water Soap kick, so I decided to revisit the famous Cella.  Glad I did.  If you haven't tried this soap, I highly recommend this soap.  It is a great performer.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FFSUPicsArt_1411227694143_zpsyjpykzgc.jpg%3Ft%3D1411227769&hash=6256452b22bf85595bdcabe80b288b92)


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on September 27, 2014, 11:01:43 AM
September 27, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  King Cobra

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap:  Bay Rum

Brush:  Semogue 2012 Special Edition

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I am a participant in the King Cobra Tour on www.badgerandblade.com (http://www.badgerandblade.com).  I was lucky to join and I will be using it this week.  I had my very 1st shave with the King Cobra today and had a great shave. 

First impressions is that this is a huge razor.  It is beautifully made but not as sexy as the Cobra Classic.  I was very surprised that it was milder then the Cobra.  Overall, I had a great shave and look forward to using it this week.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FKCPicsArt_1411828749950_zps9otdu0hj.jpg%3Ft%3D1411833723&hash=5e6617ef3043d7b0d2a4eb0f46bc1f23)


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on September 27, 2014, 11:29:19 AM
Nice looking Razor, warhawk, but as you said, not as sexy as the Classic.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 03, 2014, 10:06:16 PM
Been a while sine I posted pics or anything here.  The Tapatalk being ok again makes things so much easier for me!

Headshave:
Headblade Sport with Arko cool cream (not pictured) in shower.
Face:
R41 razor with Gilette Silver Blue blade.
Tabac shave soap (I'm using this all month as part of Tabactober from Badger and Blade.
Whipped dog silver tip brush.
Witch hazel.
444 balm with refrigerated Osage Rub.

The R41 has a fearsome reputation.  This is the 2013 model, which isn't quite as scary as the 2011 model (I'm told!)
I don't really understand the fuss.  A light touch delivered a wonderful close shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on October 05, 2014, 09:20:23 AM
In honor of OCtober, I've been sticking with the NEW this week.  Good ASU victory shave today.  GO DEVILS!

Hot shower and Taconic PSO
Omega 10066 Boar
Col. Conk Amber
US NEW LC with fresh Personna Red
WH and Pinaud Original

3 pass DFS

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 07, 2014, 07:40:45 AM
@Brian & Garrett:  Nice SOTD pics, gents....keep them coming.  O0

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 07, 2014, 07:47:30 AM
Here is my Sunday, October 5, 2014 SOTD with the King Cobra.  It was my last SOTD with the King Cobra.  I was a lucky participant in the King Cobra Tour at Badger and Blade.  Enjoyed my time with the KC but I still prefer the Cobra Classic. 

Razor:  King Cobra

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Hungarian Lavender

Brush:  The Grooming Co Brush

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FKCPicsArt_1412379810040_zpssiofbi3x.jpg&hash=1ca9cbe085fdbf0ba05c0e0201d1cd0f)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 07, 2014, 07:42:57 PM
The big question though Mel, is which do you enjoy more, the Mongoose or the Cobra Classic?

I'm on the batch two list for the Mongoose, but to be honest, I'm absolutely loving the shaves with the R41.  About 7 or 8 consecutive days, and with only Tabac since the 1st of October.  Great shaves every time.  Zero irritation.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 07, 2014, 09:57:17 PM
The big question though Mel, is which do you enjoy more, the Mongoose or the Cobra Classic?

I'm on the batch two list for the Mongoose, but to be honest, I'm absolutely loving the shaves with the R41.  About 7 or 8 consecutive days, and with only Tabac since the 1st of October.  Great shaves every time.  Zero irritation.

Hi Brian:  I enjoy the Mongoose more.  The Mongoose razor is a game changer for me.  Since I purchased it, I have been using it exclusively except when the King Cobra Tour arrived.  Matter of fact I used it today. O0

Glad that you are loving your R41 aka "The Beast".  I have the 2013 R41 head and I find it gives great face shaves.  However, I have not been able to tame "The Beast" on my head shaves, yet.

Brian... be prepared to enjoy the Mongoose.  It is better then the Cobra.  It gives a smoother and more efficient shave then the Cobra.  Kindly keep us posted with pics when you get yours.  The Mongoose Team stated that they will be shipping the 2nd batch in the middle of October. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 07, 2014, 10:05:59 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Barber Shop

Brush:  Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I am in shaving nirvana since I have been using the Mongoose Razor.  It is one incredible razor.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1369.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag211%2Fcayanan99%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2F2014-10%2FPicsArt_1412719847044_zpstgpcybv2.jpg&hash=3b793d028e33ecd69605dc768a86e46f)


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: smoothhead on October 13, 2014, 06:45:39 PM
Hi all fellow baldies. I am just new to this site. I started shaving bald about five years ago when the hair loss became absolutely catastrophic lol! Now very happy to be bald and shave most days. I find the Brahn electric razor very safe and irritant free to use daily, however when I want that baby smooth feeling, I use the Gillette Fusion five blade razor. It is very difficult to cut yourself using this product unless you are careless and the resultant feeling is magic!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on October 13, 2014, 07:28:26 PM
Hi all fellow baldies. I am just new to this site. I started shaving bald about five years ago when the hair loss became absolutely catastrophic lol! Now very happy to be bald and shave most days. I find the Brahn electric razor very safe and irritant free to use daily, however when I want that baby smooth feeling, I use the Gillette Fusion five blade razor. It is very difficult to cut yourself using this product unless you are careless and the resultant feeling is magic!
Welcome to the forum! You do realize you're posting in the SAFETY razor thread, right?  Of course, we're not exactly safety razor snobs, but many of us use DE (double-edge) SAFETY razors exclusively.  There are probably some that still resort to a cart razor when time becomes a factor, however, this thread primarily focuses on DE shaving.  You are correct in your assessment of the Fusion, though.  It is very good for a cart razor.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 19, 2014, 02:10:04 PM
This is my shave from yesterday:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mongoose w/ UFO Handle

Feather Professional

Cella!

Semogue 610

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs26.postimg.org%2Feriec8tfd%2FPics_Art_1413642641235_zpsc7nbijz2.jpg&hash=0dfdb74ba6cb71df7e8ac1d82df3a0fb)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 19, 2014, 10:26:55 PM
Nice as always Mel.
So,  how is the Mongoose for headshaves?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 20, 2014, 04:14:57 PM
Nice as always Mel.
So,  how is the Mongoose for headshaves?
Thanks, Brian.  You are going to love the Mongoose.  I love my Mongoose for both my face and dome shaves.  I have been using it exclusively since I got it except when the King Cobra Tour arrived via BadgerandBlade. 

When do you anticipate to get your Mongoose?  Have they Mongoose Team announced when they will mail off the 2nd batch? 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 22, 2014, 06:05:13 AM
I think the mails will be going out soon. SWMBO won't be happy.  I just spent 2/3 of the price of a shipped Mongoose on the B&B cancer charity auction.. It's in a great cause though so she's ok with the charity purchase,  but she won't be as happy about the mongoose.  Hopefully she won't ask the price....
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 23, 2014, 06:11:25 PM
I think the mails will be going out soon. SWMBO won't be happy.  I just spent 2/3 of the price of a shipped Mongoose on the B&B cancer charity auction.. It's in a great cause though so she's ok with the charity purchase,  but she won't be as happy about the mongoose.  Hopefully she won't ask the price....
Hi Brian:  That is great news that you got a Mongoose on the B&B Breast Cancer charity auction.  I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and pics, of course. O:O O0

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 23, 2014, 06:26:12 PM
Here is yesterday's SOTD:  Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Razor:  Mongoose w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Soap:  Jasmine

Brush:  Semogue 2012 SE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Wow!!!  I am always amazed on how relaxing and super close a DE and SE shave is compared to any cartridge razor.  Love it !!!  Also for my fellow SBG members who do not know what BRW stands for... it Bob's Razor Works.  Bob aka CooncatBob was a legend in the wet shaving community.  He was also a SBG member.  Unfortunately, he passed away in 2012 and the wet shaving community misses him.

Pictured is the Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle that I paired with my Mongoose razor.  Bob was a true artist.  He made some legendary shaving handles and brushes.  Do a google search on Bob's Razor Works and you can view his master pieces.  I was very fortunate to have one of his legendary handles.  Pictures do not give his works justice.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 23, 2014, 08:24:52 PM

I think the mails will be going out soon. SWMBO won't be happy.  I just spent 2/3 of the price of a shipped Mongoose on the B&B cancer charity auction.. It's in a great cause though so she's ok with the charity purchase,  but she won't be as happy about the mongoose.  Hopefully she won't ask the price....
Hi Brian:  That is great news that you got a Mongoose on the B&B Breast Cancer charity auction.  I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and pics, of course. O:O O0

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No no, I didn't get a mongoose. I got other razors, DEs, but spent the equivalent of 2/3 the price of a mongoose.  Sorry I wasn't more clear!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 24, 2014, 09:03:28 AM

Hi Brian:  Thanks for the clarification.  I look forward to seeing your new shave toys.  So... what razors did you get?

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on October 26, 2014, 11:53:14 AM
Late entry:  Here is my Friday, October 24, 2014 SOTD

Mongoose w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Feather Professional

Cella!

TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs26.postimg.org%2F93dh7h3w9%2FPics_Art_1414182889332_zpspfsy5dfm_jpg_t_14141830.jpg&hash=c62f74ec00141d9035bfcd5994077cb1)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on October 28, 2014, 03:18:43 AM
A 1962 Gillette slim adjustable, and a 3 Piece vintage Feather DE in a case.

One is being shipped from within Japan so should be here in a day or two.  The other is coming from Canada I think so will take a wee bit longer!


Hi Brian:  Thanks for the clarification.  I look forward to seeing your new shave toys.  So... what razors did you get?

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Dann on October 30, 2014, 02:12:38 AM
First shave with a DE Razor! :) A few nicks and cutting angle issues aside, a DFS!

'68-71 Schick Krona
Personna Red
Vie-Long Peleon Horsehair Brush
Occams Pre-Shave Soap
Cella Soap
Woolworths Alpha ASB
Brut Original ASL

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on October 30, 2014, 06:47:06 AM
Some intriguing tools you have there guys!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 04, 2014, 10:50:20 AM
@BlueBriz:  Hi Brian... you are going to love your Gillette Slim.

@Dann:  Nice SOTD pic you got there.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 05, 2014, 08:40:31 AM
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 SOTD

Mongoose w/ BRW Bull Masstiff Deluxe

Feather Professional

Mike's Natural Soap:  Barber Shop

Simpson Duke 3

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 06, 2014, 03:06:26 AM

@BlueBriz:  Hi Brian... you are going to love your Gillette Slim.

@Dann:  Nice SOTD pic you got there.

WARHAWK O0

If it ever arrives I'll let you know
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Dann on November 06, 2014, 03:53:13 AM
SOTD Thursday Evening, 6 November
'The Night of The Bluebeard's Revenge'

Pre: Priya Olive Oil Soap | Razor: Bluebeard's Revenge Scimitar | Blade: Personna Red (1)
Soap: Bluebeard's Revenge Shaving Cream | Brush: Bluebeard's Revenge Doubloon Bristle
Post: Bluebeard's Revenge Post-Shave Balm & T.N.Dickinson's Witch Hazel | AS: Brut Original

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Also coincides with marking the 30th (or 31st..) day of going SLY... feels great! Technique is improving daily. and the razor burn is greatly reduced :)
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 10, 2014, 05:24:54 PM
Nice picture Dann, and congratulations on passing the one month mark!

No picture from me today, no time, but I had my first shave with my 1962 Slim Adjustable, which I got on the charity auction over on B&B last month.

I paired it up with my Silvertip badger from Whipped Dog, Vitos pre shave and Ingrams shave cream.  Blade was a new Feather.

Dessert was witch hazel with aloe, followed by Lucido aftershave and 444 balm.

Glorious shave.  I only used the adjustable on 3 but it was just so comfortable and smooth.  A razor like this is built to last.  It's in better condition than I am at around 12 years older!

I will get a photo on here soon, although the quality of some of the SOTD photos on here are a bit intimidating to someone like me who has no eye for photography!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 15, 2014, 11:37:55 AM
Saturday, November 15, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Barber Shop

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Wow... what a way to start my weekend with a very relaxing, smooth safety razor head shave.  I hope your shaves are smooth.  Enjoy your weekend.  I know I am.




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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on November 19, 2014, 08:27:19 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 SOTD

First SE shave.  Very good shave.  Comparable to my NEW LC, but I didn't really get the angle and pressure down until the final pass, so it could be better.

Razor:    GEM Micromatic Bullet Tip
Blade:    GEM PTFE / Ted Pella
Lather:   Beer Soap Brewing Co. Bay Rum + TOBS Shaving Shop
Brush:    VDH Black Handle Boar
After:     Witch Hazel + Pinaud Clubman Original

3 Pass DFS - WTG, XTG, GTX
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 21, 2014, 10:55:59 AM
@Garrett:  Congrats on your 1st SE SOTD... you are going to love your SE shaves.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 21, 2014, 11:07:44 AM
Friday, November 21, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ Jurgen Hempel Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Le Pere Lucien aka "LPL"

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Clubman Pinaud Original

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Ahhhh just had another relaxing, smooth safety razor shave, I'm really loving my Mongoose that my other safety razors are collecting dust.  The Jurgen Hempel Handle (made in Germany) is a great compliment to the Mongoose razor.  Thanks to Mr.Zed aka Dan for the Clubman Pinaud Original. O0


Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on November 21, 2014, 11:09:46 AM
@Garrett:  Congrats on your 1st SE SOTD... you are going to love your SE shaves.

WARHAWK O0

Had shave number 2 yesterday.  It felt a little rough.  Not sure if it was technique, or if the SE isn't quite going to work as well as a daily shaver.  I skipped today, so I can give it a try again tomorrow with an extra day's growth for comparison.  I should probably go out and pick up some of the drugstore blades for comparison as well.  I have heard that some like the carbon steel and stainless steel varieties better than the PTFE coated.

I also had a very generous B&B member offer me his extra shovel head, so I'll be giving that a go after I've used the bullet tip for a week or so.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 21, 2014, 11:44:19 AM
Hi Garrett:  Of course YMMV but when I shave with vintage SE razors, for me I get better results with the GEM PTFE blades.  Post some pics my friend, you know how I like to see shaving pics. :D O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on November 23, 2014, 07:31:36 AM
Here's your pic Warhawk, although I only used the SE for the first pass today.  I had 3 days of growth, and either the SE really doesn't work with that much, or the blades don't last nearly as long as I've been lead to believe.  It was only number 4 with that blade though.  I set it down after pass one and finished the next two passes with my NEW LC and an Astra SP.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 23, 2014, 09:51:03 AM
Hi Garrett:  Nice SOTD pic, my friend.  Sorry you were not able complete the entire shave with your vintage SE.  When I use a vintage SE razor... I always do 10 palm strops on each side of the GEM blade prior to shaving to ensure "sharpness".   BTW... how do you like the Cold River Soap?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on November 23, 2014, 01:18:44 PM
Hi Garrett:  Nice SOTD pic, my friend.  Sorry you were not able complete the entire shave with your vintage SE.  When I use a vintage SE razor... I always do 10 palm strops on each side of the GEM blade prior to shaving to ensure "sharpness".   BTW... how do you like the Cold River Soap?

WARHAWK O0

I've heard that recommendation for SE blades before, so yes, I've been trying that.  Hopefully it was just the amount of growth.  I got the shovel head, so I'll be giving that a go this week.

I still can't decide what I think of the Veg based Cold River Soap Works.  It lathers up a little airy, but as long as you take your time loading, it does produce a good lather.  It doesn't seem quite as slick as some of my others.  I'm struggling with my combination skin right now.  It's dehydrated and oily at the same time.  The Cold River soap does seem to hydrate a little better than my others.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 25, 2014, 07:50:08 AM
Yesterday's SOTD:  Monday, November 24, 2014

Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ Jurgen Hempel Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional
 
Soap:  TIKI Bar Soap:  Sandalwood

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Clubman Pinaud

It has been awhile since I used the TIKI Bar Shave Soap and I am glad that I did because this is a great performing shave soap that is made in the great ole USA.  It lathers thick, provides great protection and glide and the scent is invigorating.  Love it and I highly recommend this soap.  Amanda of TIKI Bar Soap provides great customer service. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 25, 2014, 05:33:32 PM
@Warhawk Mel, is the Mongoose taking over completely?

Since I got my Slim Adjustable nothing else is getting a chance!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Grizzly92 on November 27, 2014, 02:53:02 PM
After my second DE razor shave today, my head is on fire !
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on November 27, 2014, 07:32:27 PM
Hey, Grizzly92, have you tried rubbing your head with an ice cube after shaving? What's your prep routine?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Grizzly92 on November 27, 2014, 09:13:34 PM
Hi,
i've an Alum Block as after shave. My prep is with a basic brush and cream Palmolive. My DE is a Feather Popular with Gillette Blue and next time Feather blade.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on November 27, 2014, 10:29:03 PM
DE shaving is a skill which has to be learned, whether on the head or face.  Let it heal then try again.  Switching equipment all the time will stop you learning the craft.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on November 28, 2014, 10:02:28 PM
Friday night, November 28, 2014 SOTD

I've won a Fatboy in a PIF a while back that hasn't gotten much attention.  I was feeling brave tonight so I decided to give it a go wide open at 9.  Wow.  Minus the 3 nicks, this is the type of shave I was hoping for when I switched to DE back in June.  Awesome.  I was near BBS with one WTG pass plus touch up and no irritation.  I haven't come anywhere close to that with my 37c or my NEW.  Evidentally I need more blade exposure.

Prep:      Hot Shower with Benzoyl Peroxide wash
Pre:        Noxzema
Razor:    Fatboy @ 9
Blade:    Astra SP (2)
Lather:   CRSW Classic Nouvelle Fougere
Brush:    Omega 49
After:     Clindamycin Rx
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 29, 2014, 01:07:38 PM
Hi Garrett:  Glad that you had a great shave with the Fatboy.  O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 29, 2014, 01:14:19 PM
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on November 29, 2014, 01:23:04 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2014 SOTD

Mongoose w/ Jurgen Hempel Handle

Feather Professional

Cella!

Semogue 610

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Just had a very relaxing, super, smooth shave.  Hope your shaves are smooth, too.  GO NOLES!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 06, 2014, 12:55:50 PM
Saturday, December 6, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Cella!

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Ahhhh.... just had a super, smooth and relaxing safety razor shave.  Hope your shaves are super smooth, too.  Enjoy your weekend.  I know I am.  GO NOLES!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 14, 2014, 03:12:08 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Bay Rum

Brush:  Semogue SOC 2012 Special Edition

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 14, 2014, 03:17:13 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 SOTD


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 16, 2014, 02:25:05 PM
Nice pics as always Mel!

I've received my Mongoose invoice, but because I'm away for two weeks from tomorrow it will have to wait.....

On the upside I might actually have time to post my sotd pics in the next few weeks, although they'll all be the same!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 16, 2014, 09:58:00 PM
Nice pics as always Mel!

I've received my Mongoose invoice, but because I'm away for two weeks from tomorrow it will have to wait.....

On the upside I might actually have time to post my sotd pics in the next few weeks, although they'll all be the same!
Hi Brian:  Congrats, my friend.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on your Mongoose.  Of course... I cannot wait to see your SOTD pics.  O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 16, 2014, 10:01:52 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 SOTD

Mongoose B1 w/ UFO Torpedo Handle

Feather Professional

Mike's Natural Soap:  Barbershop

Simpson TSN P8

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 26, 2014, 12:32:34 PM
Friday, December 26, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ Jurgen Hempel Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mystic Water Jasmine

Brush:  Simpson Berkeley 46

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Like always I had an incredible face and dome shave.  For those looking for a great badger brush that won't break the bank the Simpson Berkeley 46 is your brush.  It has great back bone and lathers like a machine.  If you haven't tried the FINE after shave splash... I highly recommend.  The FINE Fresh Vetiver is my favorite scent.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 29, 2014, 03:42:56 PM
Monday, December 29, 2014 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Le Pere Lucien

Brush:  Ever Ready 150 w/ TGN Finest

Dessert:  Ice cube rub,  refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Since I got my Mongoose razor, I have been exclusively using it.  So, today I decided to try out one of my favorite
razors, the Weber DLC.   Glad that I did because I had a great face & dome shave today. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sir Harry on December 30, 2014, 12:51:22 AM
My SOTD (Monday 12/29/14)

Handle: Welshi 9360C (the one I got from my mother for Christmas, to see pictures of it, check out the "Christmas Surprise From Mom" thread)

Blade: Voshkod
Soap: HeadSlick mixed with Shave secret
After Shave: Ice Cube/Club Pinaud (thanks Mr. Zed for the latter)

Take: This razor is pretty good.....I didn't have to finish it off with the skinnier handle Lord razor that Warhawk gave me a while back....Now I have a new DE in my rotation. For the new year, I will use a different DE each month and try to finish the job with that DE instead of "switching up" at the end.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 30, 2014, 08:39:57 PM
Hi Harry:  Thanks for sharing your SOTD entry.  I hope that you can continue to participate.  I also encourage
the rest of my fellow chrome domes who use safety razors to be active also.  I am not going to call out any
names but you know who you are.  If any one is on the fence about safety razors, I encourage you to try
it out. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on December 31, 2014, 04:54:26 AM
I only just realised I didn't post when I said I would
I was relaxing in the uk, didn't even cross my mind, sorry guys.
I have a new razor and a razor head on their way to me. I'll try and post then.

Slightly early, but I'd like to wish everyone  on SBG, as well as their friends and families a healthy and prosperous 2015.
Title: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on December 31, 2014, 06:27:48 PM
I injured my knee last week and have been hobbling around, feeling sorry for myself. Just had a very nice New Year's Eve dinner and had a great shave. Feeling much better!

Razor:     Merkur 34 G
Blade:     Feather
Soap:     Cella
Brush:     Semogue             
Excelsior 1470
AS:          AquaVelva

The Gold Merkur was a birthday gift from my daughter and the Cella was for Christmas. She also gave me some Honest Amish Beard Balm which I also used after the neck and cheek shave.

Happy New Year, Gentlemen!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 31, 2014, 08:51:52 PM
I only just realised I didn't post when I said I would
I was relaxing in the uk, didn't even cross my mind, sorry guys.
I have a new razor and a razor head on their way to me. I'll try and post then.

Slightly early, but I'd like to wish everyone  on SBG, as well as their friends and families a healthy and prosperous 2015.

Hi Brian:  Hope you had a great time in the UK.  We look forward to seeing and hearing about your SOTD
entry.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on December 31, 2014, 08:57:00 PM
Hi Mike:  Hope you have a quick recovery on your knee.  Wow!!!  Love your SOTD entry.  Nice pics, my friend.  I love
your 34G.  That thing is beautiful.  I know you had a great shave.  I hope you like the Cella soap.  Love mine.
Matter of fact I think I may use Cella for my SOTD on New Year's Day.   O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 01, 2015, 11:04:18 AM
Thursday, January 1, 2015

Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Soap:  Cella!

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Ahhhhh. . . just enjoyed a very relaxing face and dome shave.  What a way to start the New Year.  Hope your 2015 shaves are super, smooth
and that your 2015 be filled with much happiness. O0  GO NOLES!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 03, 2015, 06:36:39 PM
Saturday 3rd January 2015.

First shave with my Mongoose. 
Handle is from Maggard razors.
Kai mild blade.

Noxzema pre shave.

Body shop Maca Root shave cream.

Whipped Dog silver top.

Brut.

I didn't find it immediately simple to use like with, say, my Slim Adjustable, for example.  By the end of the third pass I had it dialled in though.  And it did deliver a great shave.  Very heavy compared to any other razors I have though!

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Sly Red on January 04, 2015, 11:25:35 AM
I had my first face & head shave with my 'new' Gillette Fat Boy.  I was very, very careful.  I have not used a DE since about 1965.  The results were good.  I got a very close shave, but I need a lot more practice.

I used the Merkur Super Platinum blade.

Red

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 04, 2015, 07:09:20 PM
@Blubriz:  Hi Brian:  Glad you finally got your Mongoose.  I love that Maggard Handle.

@Red:  I love your Gillette Fatboy that looks like it is in mint condition.  I have a 1960 Fatboy.  Keep at it.  It took
me about a week to get comfortable with my face shaves and about a week to get comfortable with my head
shaves.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 05, 2015, 09:01:40 PM
Monday, January 5, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ Jurgen Hempel Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Barber Shop

Brush:  Thater 4125/2

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 07, 2015, 04:02:08 PM
Warhawk, the Edwin Jaeger you recommended is on order, due Saturday.

Daughter bought me the boars hair brush you recommended for Christmas.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on January 07, 2015, 07:40:22 PM
You're gonna love it, Dan!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 10, 2015, 09:04:33 AM
@MrZed:  Hi Dan... be sure to post some pics and join us in the SOTD thread. O0

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 10, 2015, 03:10:41 PM
The Edwin Jagger razor arrived in the mail today.

Got some tips from Mike E. P.

Gave it a try.  As expected, not the smoothest shave, but I'm taking it conservative. Wife and I are going out tonight and I don't need "blood in the marketplace, tonight" from my head!

So, the photo shows the equipment and accessories.

Mr Zed
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 10, 2015, 10:13:15 PM
Hi Dan:  Congrats on the EJ89L and thanks for sharing.  It looks like you also got a Semogue 830
brush.  Remember to take your time.  It took me about a week to get comfortable with my face
shaves and about a week to get comfortable on my head shaves.  Check out "Mantic 59" on Youtube.
Also... check out www.badgerandblade.com (http://www.badgerandblade.com). 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 11, 2015, 12:28:54 PM
Yes, daughter bought me the brush on your recommendation (for Christmas).

Warhawk, looking back through this blog, looks like you have a huge collection of shaving gear! 

Oh, I did forget to mention that for dessert yesterday I had some lemon sugar scrub the help shine up the noggin'. 

I'm going to try again this evening.  I'm not expecting the super smooth shave of the day during the first week, but rather time to learn the skill of handling that razor.  BTW, how many shaves do you find you get out of a single blade?  Logic would seem to say that a multi-blade razor should last longer than a single edge.  If the multi lasts about 7 shaves, then the double edge, somewhat less?  What's your mileage?

For now, sticking WTG shaves with this razor. 

I did check out some of those videos.

Mr Zed
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on January 11, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
January 11, 2015

Razor:  Pearl SBF 11-GB

Blade:  Vodkhod BOCXO II

Brush:  GBS Pure Badger

Cream: The Real Shaving Co. shaving cream

After:    Pinaud Clubman aftershave
             Beard Oil by Levan Rose

To set the mood: Pandora Elton John radio; Fireball whiskey, one ice cube

A very nice late Sunday afternoon shave

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 11, 2015, 03:49:58 PM
you lucky guy!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 11, 2015, 03:52:54 PM
I hope you didn't drink too much whiskey while shaving your head.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on January 11, 2015, 04:50:28 PM
Hi Dan, I change blades after 2 shaved. Remember, us bbc guys have alot more to shave. I usually shave my face at the same time. The blades are so cheap, I don't mind changing often.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 11, 2015, 09:10:17 PM
@MrZed:  Hi Dan... I hope you enjoy the traditional way of shaving.  Remember to be patient
because this is a required skill but most of all have fun.  It is a fun journey. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 11, 2015, 09:13:32 PM
@Mike EP:  Hi Mike... I love that Pearl razor pic.  Sounds like you are enjoying your DE shaves.
Glad that I am not the only one.   O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 12, 2015, 06:00:49 AM
Warhawk:  Shave #2 went better.  It is a different feel handling the DE razor.  I'm taking it slow on the strokes.  No nicks yet.  I like the way that you can hear the razor working, if there is any hair to cut.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: greatnessinc on January 12, 2015, 11:40:19 AM
Gillette Fatboy
Dorco blade
TOBS sensitive
Witch hazel
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: SlickChromeDome on January 25, 2015, 07:46:17 PM
Just recently new to DE shaving but Warhawk sent me some blades to try and I'm loving it! Typically on do DE shaving when I've got some extra time (mainly on weekends) recently I've been growing a beard so I've been using the DE more often for neckline only. Still working on the head shave thing. I can get the front and sides with no problem but the back is quite the challenge! Sticking with it though.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 25, 2015, 08:21:49 PM
Missed shaving for about 5 days. Had a lot to shave off. Started with my Edwin Jagger double edge. Still using the original blades that came with it. Started with a lemon sugar scrub to lube my hair. My wife is rolling her eyes as I dictate this to the post. And I'm still learning how to use the double age, so I finished up with my head blade ATX to catch a few spots the one to smooth as I would like.

Oh yes finished up with something not a rum aftershave. wife like the smell.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 25, 2015, 08:30:59 PM
Yesterday's SOTD:  Saturday, January 24, 2015 SOTD


Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ UFO Torpedo Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  CRSW (Cold River Soap Works) Select Paradise

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I am trying out a new shave soap called Cold River Soap Works or CRSW Select.  This is my
2nd time using this shave soap and so far I am loving it.  It gives a super, slick, thick lather
with great protection.  I look forward to using it more.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 25, 2015, 08:35:01 PM
Just recently new to DE shaving but Warhawk sent me some blades to try and I'm loving it! Typically on do DE shaving when I've got some extra time (mainly on weekends) recently I've been growing a beard so I've been using the DE more often for neckline only. Still working on the head shave thing. I can get the front and sides with no problem but the back is quite the challenge! Sticking with it though.
@SlickChromeDome:  Here is a trick on how I shave the back of my head.  I always bend my head forward with my chin touching the top part of my chest.  This maneuver allows the
head to stretch out so I get real close shaves on the back of my head.  I also do ATG (against the grain) and a diagonal against the grain.  Hope it works for you.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 25, 2015, 08:39:08 PM
@Mr.Zed:  Hi Dan:  Glad that you are still sticking with the DE razor.  It is challenging.  It took me a month to get comfortable.  Keep at it and your safety razor will reward you with great shaves.

WARHAWK
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: SlickChromeDome on January 25, 2015, 09:04:54 PM
Great tip Warhawk! I'll have to give that a try. I always feel like I'm gonna slice the back of my head cause it's so tricky. Thanks!!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on January 26, 2015, 02:23:05 PM
I was terrible at the back of my head at first. I almost quit, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The back is no problem now. I use my hands to feel the way and I do a with the grain, across the grain, and then against the grain pass. That gives me a very smooth shave indeed!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on January 26, 2015, 03:32:32 PM
I don't have any trouble with the back, I do it by feel, no mirror. The only trouble spots for me is right above my ears. My hairline grows right down to the ear. It's the only spot I use a cartridge razor.

I only shave against the grain. I can really be aggressive and don't get any irritation using the DE.
Title: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on January 27, 2015, 05:41:54 PM
Razor:     1955 Gillette Red Tip Super Speed ( given to me by my Uncle Frank)
Blade:     Pol Silver super irodium
Brush:     Simply Beautiful Basic Pure Badger
Cream:    Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap
After:       Old Spice

Accompaniments: glass of Merlot and Fleetwood Mac radio on Spotify

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 28, 2015, 06:21:25 AM
Caution: Friends don't let friends shave drunk.  Never though of mixing head shaving with a beer or glass of wine.

Today's shave:

OK, I need an index of equipment. Some of you guys are so good at remembering brand names and models.

Start with a lemon scented oil and sugar scrub.
Edwin Jagger Razor, with Derby blade
Shave soap from Walgreens
Brush (same as before) from Amazon.com
Touch up with Headblade ATX

Man, there's a lot of hair trimmings in the sink.  Gotta clean up the mess.

Dessert, Pinaud Bay Rum.  Wife likes the scent. Me too.

I'm still learning the DE shaving techniques.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on January 28, 2015, 06:43:06 AM

Caution: Friends don't let friends shave drunk.  Never though of mixing head shaving with a beer or glass of wine.

LOL, Dan. The wine or whiskey adds to my overall experience! If I'm shaving in the morning, there will be coffee!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on January 28, 2015, 09:11:59 AM
Nice and smooth!

Razor: Gillette Super Slim - 1954

Blade: Astra

Soap: Vanderhagen- added a few drops of tea tree oil

Brush: Generic cheapo(but works fine)

After: Witch hazel, alum block, Afta after shave conditioner.(I get this at Walmart for $2, it works great and gives a little shine.


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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on January 28, 2015, 06:56:14 PM
Sorry, noticed my laptop flips the photo so the labels are backward.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 28, 2015, 08:57:06 PM
@Mr. Zed:  Keep at it, my friend.

@Mike E.P:  Nice SOTD pic.... I cannot wait to see your upcoming Gillette Slim.

@Reddog:  That is a cool pic. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 29, 2015, 11:14:52 PM
Thursday Night, January 29, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose w/ Jurgen Hempel Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  CRSW Select Puro Fresco

Brush:  Edwin Jagger XL Synthetic

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I had a great face and dome shave tonight.  This was my very 1st time using the Edwin Jagger synthetic brush and all I gotta say is . . . " I love it !!!"  I paired it with the great
performing shave soap of Cold River Soap Works Select Puro Fresco.  Love the scent.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on January 29, 2015, 11:57:55 PM
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on January 30, 2015, 02:47:58 AM
Not seeing any of your photos on tapatalk Mel!
You're using the Mongoose every day now?
It hasn't been a game-changer for me. I gave it two straight weeks and I'd say it's ok. I have many razors that deliver better shaves effortlessly. I feel sad admitting it though!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on January 30, 2015, 10:17:27 AM
Reddog, I thought your face looked backwards in that photo.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: reddog on January 30, 2015, 10:29:47 AM
Haha Dan, guess I'll have to turn the other cheek!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on February 03, 2015, 05:50:42 AM
Feb 3:

DE shaving is getting smoother.  I did a quick shave of just the top today. 

Sugar/Oil scrub during the shower.  This seemed to help, having the oil on the scalp prior to the shave. Skin softened.

The areas that I shaved were comparable to previous results with head blade.  I think that I'm getting a better handle on the closeness of the shave and the angle of the blade. It's not what I expected from the beginning.  You guys are right. Give it a few weeks to learn the technique. don't give up too soon. 

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on February 03, 2015, 07:42:33 PM
My 1963 (my birthyear) Gillette Slim Adjustable came today! And I couldn't wait to try it out.

Razor:  Gillette Slim Adjustable

Blade:   Astra

Brush:   Semogue 1470 Natural Boar

Cream:  Proraso mixed with a little Shave Secret

After:     Aquavelva Classic

I'm not sure if this is my imagination or just my excitement over the new razor, but this has possibly been my best head shave to date. And I'm not even sure how to use the thing. I set it to 3 and it was fantastic. Can anyone give me some tips on using the settings? If I got a great shave on a 3, would I want to try going higher?

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: DOC_OSMC on February 04, 2015, 11:38:15 AM
I have DE envy, hahaha!  You all have such nice set-ups.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 04, 2015, 05:43:23 PM

My 1963 (my birthyear) Gillette Slim Adjustable came today! And I couldn't wait to try it out.

Razor:  Gillette Slim Adjustable

Blade:   Astra

Brush:   Semogue 1470 Natural Boar

Cream:  Proraso mixed with a little Shave Secret

After:     Aquavelva Classic

I'm not sure if this is my imagination or just my excitement over the new razor, but this has possibly been my best head shave to date. And I'm not even sure how to use the thing. I set it to 3 and it was fantastic. Can anyone give me some tips on using the settings? If I got a great shave on a 3, would I want to try going higher?

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Congrats on getting your birth year razor, and even more for getting the Slim Adjustable.

Imo it's the greatest DE razor ever made!

I only use mine for face shaving (never had the patience for learning DE shaving for my head!), but I tend to use 7 for first pass wtg and then 9 for two XTG passes. One from ear to chin/nose and one on the opposite direction.

I've paired mine with several different blades and always get great shaves
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 04, 2015, 06:25:36 PM
@Mike E.P.   Congrats on getting the legendary Gillette Slim.  I have a 1966 Slim that
my beautiful wife got me and love it.  One thing I love about adjustable razors is that
you can have fun with the settings.  It sounds like "3" is your number.  I would stick with
that number for about a week and experiment with a higher number.  BTW... nice
pic.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 04, 2015, 06:36:08 PM
@BlueBriz:  Yes... the Mongoose razor has been a game changer for me.  I have been
using it almost exclusively since September 2014.  I get incredible face and dome
shaves with it every single time.  Sorry to hear that it is not working for you.  I hope
that you don't give up on it.  What kind did you get?  Did you get the mirror finish
?  Or the satin finish?

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 05, 2015, 02:21:16 PM
Thursday, February 5, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Weber ARC

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Cold River Soap Works Select (Sandalwood)

Brush:  Edwin Jagger STF XL (synthetic)

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Wow!!!  I had an incredible face & dome shave.  There is nothing better, more challenging,
more relaxing, more soothing, and more fun than shaving with a safety razor.  Ahhhhhh....
life is great. 8)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 05, 2015, 05:23:37 PM

@BlueBriz:  Yes... the Mongoose razor has been a game changer for me.  I have been
using it almost exclusively since September 2014.  I get incredible face and dome
shaves with it every single time.  Sorry to hear that it is not working for you.  I hope
that you don't give up on it.  What kind did you get?  Did you get the mirror finish
?  Or the satin finish?

WARHAWK O0

I got the mirror finish.

I'm not sure I've given up on it, but as nice as it looks, it's just another razor for me.  I have several razors I can get better shaves with more easily, SEs, DEs, and disposable blade straights.  It's in my rotation for now but honestly I don't find it to be a game changer like my R41, 37C, or Slim Adjustable.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 05, 2015, 06:23:55 PM
@BlueBriz:  Hi Brian:   I got the mirror finish, also.  This is just another example of YMMV.  If you
decide to sell it on BadgerandBlade, you will sell it quickly.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Bluebriz on February 07, 2015, 02:21:50 AM
@Warhawk Today I paired the Mongoose head with a much lighter handle for the first time. From a Razorock model of some description. Got a wonderful shave!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 07, 2015, 09:44:54 PM
@Warhawk Today I paired the Mongoose head with a much lighter handle for the first time. From a Razorock model of some description. Got a wonderful shave!
Hi Brian:  That is good to know.  O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 08, 2015, 05:34:10 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Jabonman (Brisa de Oriente)

Brush:  Edwin Jagger STF XL

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Had a super, smooth, relaxing face & dome shave today.  The Jabonman shave soap is from an artisan soap maker
from Spain.  This soap is incredible and the scent is intoxicating. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 13, 2015, 03:19:42 PM
Friday, February 13, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Cold River Water Soap Select Sandalwood

Brush:  Semogue 2012 Special Edition

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

Wow!  Had an incredible shave with my Weber DLC.  Hope your shaves are super, smooth, and enjoyable.

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Title: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on February 14, 2015, 10:30:50 AM
I have been VERY lazy.  It's been almost a week since I last shaved my head.  Just finished a very nice late morning shave over a hot cup of coffe and 70s rock on Spotify.

Razor:   My new (to me) 1963 Gillette Slim Adjustable

Blade:   Astra

Brush:  Simply Beautiful Badger

Cream:  The Real Shaving Company shave cream

After:     AcquaVelva Classic

Whipped up a great lather in my new shaving mug.  This was the third time using the Slim with the same razor.  I set it to 9; I was a little nervous, but came out unscathed - another fanastic shave.  Super smooth and all ready to go.
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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 14, 2015, 02:45:49 PM
Hi Mike:  Glad that you are getting some great shaves with the legendary Slim.  Love your pic. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 14, 2015, 06:11:54 PM
Head & Face Shave

Pre: Hot shower. Lucky Tiger Face Wash

Razor: iKon ShaveCraft #102 Slant with iKon tuckaway handle

Blade: Astra Superior Platinum (2nd use)

Brush: Semogue 1250 boar

Soap: Myrkviðr by Los Angeles Shaving Co.

Post: Fine Snake Bite

Technique: WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up

Awesome shave! This was my first time using Myrkviðr. Very easy to load as I would expect from a croap even using my Semogue 1250 which is still being broken-in. The scent is not my favorite, but it is unique. It doesn't matter anyway because it doesn't linger. The post-shave feel was incredible. It was at least as good as any tallow-based soap I've ever used (I'm including XXX and Cella). The lather was dense and slick, but not so thick to get in the way. I'm still getting the hang of a smaller brush. I went from an Omega PRO 48 (#10048) which I still love, but I have a problem face lathering with the Omega on the side of my face. I have to essentially paint my temples. Otherwise, I get soap in my eyes. The Omega is still a very good choice for head shaving due to its ability to cover a lot of real estate. That said, I'm finding the smaller brush accomplishes the task just fine, but with more strokes.

This was my first use of the Fine Snake Bite. It might have a slightly longer cooling effect vs. that of American Blend, but it's negligible. I prefer the American Blend scent over Snake Bite, but I have nothing against it's capability of a warmer climate aftershave. I suspect all of the Fine line offer the same feel, but I'm anxious to continue to try them all with the sampler I received from Maggard.

About the beard balm. I have a van dyke. While the beard balm is quite effective at keeping the beard tame, the real reason I use it is for it's nourishing and protective properties. I tend to get quite chapped around my mouth and the creases surrounding my nares. I have found no better product than 1740 Beard Balm that completely eliminates this problem for me. If I skip just 2 or 3 days, I begin to get chapped again. I have their peppermint scent as well, but I prefer the coffee infused version. I can't tell any difference in performance, but I like the light coffee scent. It's slight enough that only my wife smells it when she kisses me, otherwise no one else gets close enough to smell it. They do use one of my favorite coffees, Death Wish Coffee. Specifically, I prefer Death Wish's Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend, but that's for another forum...

I was very pleased with this shave, and I'm very impressed with Myrkviðr. I made a point to have pork chops for breakfast, however, to counter the vegan formula.

FYI, Myrkviðr is pronounced "mirk vitter".  It's Norse for "dark forest".

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on February 14, 2015, 07:35:28 PM
Semper Virilis ... I like it.

That's a pretty cool mug, Mike.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on February 16, 2015, 05:05:57 AM
I don't have a new photo to post. Still using the same equipment as last photo.

But the shaves are getting smoother. Yesterday I had a very nice smooth shave on the top of my head.  Still working on getting the back and sides smooth with the DE razor.  I end up finishing those parts with the Headblade sport, for smoothness, but my HB lasts a lot longer as I mow down most of the hair with the DE instead of wearing out the sport blade.

Really enjoying the Pinaud Bay Rum after shave. It has a nice scent, though it does not last as long as the Clubman does.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 16, 2015, 12:53:18 PM
@120:  Nice SOTD pic, my friend.  Enjoyed the review, also.  BTW... I am a slant fan, too.
How do you like your iKON 102 Slant?  I have the 37c, iKON Slant (1st gen), and Lutz.  Welcome back and don't be such a stranger.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 16, 2015, 12:58:35 PM
@Mr.Zed:  Hi Dan. . . you don't need any pics.  We are just glad that you are checking in and keeping us posted on your safety razor journey.  Glad that you are sticking with it.  Eventually you won't need the HB to complete the shave.  Keep it up, Dan. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 16, 2015, 01:08:00 PM
Monday, February 16, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  iKON Slant

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Cold River Soap Works Select Sandalwood

Brush:  Edwin Jagger STF XL

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

For those who haven't tried a slant razor... you do not know what you are missing.  One thing I love about slant razors is that you can take longer strokes.  Gents... the CRSW Select Soaps are excellent!  The FINE Fresh Vetiver smells great.  One thing I love about it is that the scent lingers on you for several hours. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: R o b 6 on February 16, 2015, 03:43:12 PM
@ Mike E.P....very nice setup! Good to see classic Aqua Velva is in someone else's arsenal as well. Great shaving mug, too. Did you purchase it online? Would like to get one myself. Thanks.




Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on February 16, 2015, 04:12:46 PM
Rob, I added the AquaVelva  after we chatted and you recommended it. So thank you! The mug was a gift. Sweet, isn't it? I believe you can probably get one at www.artofmanliness.com.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 16, 2015, 04:14:16 PM
...I am a slant fan, too.
How do you like your iKON 102 Slant?  I have the 37c, iKON Slant (1st gen), and Lutz...

I used the 37c a LOT and I love that razor, but I believe the 102 has it beat.  The only way I know how to describe the 102 is that it has the smoothness of an EJ and the efficiency of the 37c.  There's clearly less blade exposure than that of the 37c, but that doesn't sacrifice efficiency.  It can easily mow through 3-4 day stubble just like the 37c, but it does it more smoothly.  I was hesitant about an aluminum head, but somehow the finish causes a resonant feedback which is very useful when you're shaving the back of your head blindly.  I was also concerned for the lightweight nature of the aluminum, but paired with the stock tuckaway handle, it is perfectly balanced.

Also, a huge difference between the 37c and the 102 is that the 37c twists the blade while angling it, the 102 only angles the head.  It looks a little weird at first, and I even figured it was just a gimmick.  I mean, couldn't I just hold a regular razor at that angle and accomplish the same thing? Maybe, but with the 102, I can treat it like every other DE razor in my arsenal.  My 102 shipped with what some are calling a tuckaway handle.  iKon will let you substitute an OSS handle when you order it, but I kept the tuckaway.  I already had an iKon Bamboo handle(LOVE that handle) to replace the slick handle on my EJ.  I figured if I didn't like the stock tuckaway, I could use the beefier, longer Bamboo.  I've now tried both handles on the 102, and I much prefer the tuckaway.  The balance is better for me and I can choke up on the handle which I prefer to do.

The Merkur 37c is nice razor, but the iKon Shavecraft #102 had taken its title in my book.

Here's some comparison pics:

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Here's final pic of my modest collection.  I'm not really trying to be a collector, mind you.  I've just been experimenting.

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The 1st one in the line-up is the iKon Shavecraft #102 slant that we're talking about.

The 2nd one is the Merkur 37c.  I noticed after using it about a month, that there's a small chip off the chrome.  This seems to confirm the reports of Merkur's quality control issues.  It obviously doesn't affect the shave, and it's only visible when you disassemble it.

The 3rd one in the line-up is the EJ DE89 with the iKon Bamboo handle. This is a dream to shave with! 

The 4th one is a Merkur progress.  It's another nice razor, but again, I don't need an adjustable.

The 5th one is a 1959 (E3) Fatboy rhodium replate. I used it a few times, but I've got other razors that work as well and don't have the innards of a Fatboy that require a little more care to ensure longevity.

The cased Fatboy is a 1959 (E4).  When I bought it a year ago, the seller claimed it had never been used.  I don't know how he can verify that unless he's the original owner, but it at least "looks" unused.  I haven't decided what to do with the Fatboys, yet.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 16, 2015, 07:31:56 PM
@ Rob6:  Welcome back, my friend.  Don't be such a stranger. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 16, 2015, 07:37:17 PM
@120:  Thanks for the slant comparisons.  Love the pics, also. O0  Now you got me intrigued on the iKON 102 slant. ::)  You got a great set-up.  Whatever you do. . . you should
always keep your minty cased 1959 Fatboy.  The prices of a cased Gillette Fatboy are going through the roof.  Keep it.  It is a legendary razor. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 17, 2015, 05:49:16 PM
Usual head/face shave in the shower with Lucky Tiger Face Wash prep & WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up.

Croap:  Cella
Brush:  Plisson Synthetic (old style / first generation)
Razor:  iKon Shavecraft #102 Slant
Blade:  Astra Superior Platinum (fresh blade)
Post:  Fine Platinum After Shave & 1740 Blackout Beard Balm (Death Wish Coffee infused)

This was my first use of the Plisson synthetic.  It's a nice brush.  I can't say it blows my boars out of the water, but it's at least as good.  I've never used a badger (I'm not admitting to the brief use of the terrible Escali I briefly used), so I can't really compare to badger.  I face lather, so I noticed it was much softer, but the end result was the same.  I may notice a difference if I ever come across a soap that's notoriously difficult to lather.

This was also the first time I used the Fine "Platinum".  I'm happy to have the samplers from Maggard Razors.  I'm not crazy about the Platinum scent, but it performs just as remarkably as the other Fine after shaves.  (I've tried American Blend, Snake Bite, and now Platinum.  American Blend is by far my favorite.)

I can't speak more highly of the 1740 Beard Balm Blackout (infused with Death Wish Coffee).  I highly recommend it for anyone with facial hair or with problems areas of dry or chapped skin.  Their "Blackout" line is lanolin-based.  Their regular is beeswax-based.  Both are excellent options, but the Blackout seems to have longer protection.  They have "naked" that's unscented, and they have peppermint and other scents.  My favorite is the Death Wish Coffee infused one.

This was yet another great shave.  Here's a pic off my front porch:

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 19, 2015, 06:20:58 PM
Where you guys at?!?

Usual head/face shave in the shower with Lucky Tiger Face Wash prep & WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up.

Croap:  RazoRock XXX
Brush:  Plisson Synthetic (old style / first generation)
Razor:  iKon Shavecraft #102 Slant
Blade:  Astra Superior Platinum (2)
Post:  Speick & 1740 Blackout Beard Balm (Death Wish Coffee infused)

This was kind of an awkward shave today.  My hands and arms were worn out from splitting wood.

XXX is one of the first artisan croaps I've ever used and I keep coming back to it.  I just love the scent.  It's is very slick, almost an artificial slickness, but no so much cushiony.  I've had better post-shave feels.  XXX doesn't dry my skin, per se, but it doesn't leave it moisturized.  As much as Italian Barber irritates me with their inability to keep their stuff in stock, I still love their products.

This is the second time I've used the Plisson synthetic. It's really a nice brush.  Coming around to the third pass, I feared I was out of lather, but there was excess within the brush.  It just exploded with a little water.  I don't know how that brush holds all that soap! For months, I've been using an Omega PRO 48 (a huge boar), so going to the small Plisson took some getting used to, but I've adapted well.  It feels great on my skin.

What more can I say about the iKon Shavecraft #102?  It's become my daily driver.  The amount of stubble is irrelevant to the 102.  I don't think it's even possible to nick myself with this razor equipped with the equally reliable Astra SPs.

I finished up with Speick because it seems to moisturize me a bit more that the Fine.  And of course 1740 Beard Balm Blackout to protect, tame, and condition the van dyke.

Here's a pic of the hardware atop one of my wood piles.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 20, 2015, 05:34:50 PM
Usual head/face shave in the shower with Lucky Tiger Face Wash prep & WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up.

**Croap**:  Myrkviðr by The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Co.

**Brush**:  Semogue 1250 Boar

**Razor**:  Gillette Adjustable "Fatboy" E3

**Blade**:  Astra Superior Platinum (1)

**Post**:  Fine Snake Bite & 1740 Beard Balm (Death Wish Coffee infused)

I think this was my 4th round with Myrkviðr.  I'm becoming even more impressed with this  croap.  It seems impossible to foul up the lather.  Initially the scent didn't do anything for me, but I didn't care because it doesn't linger at all.  But now, I must say it's growing on me.  Today was the first time I noticed the whisky aroma.  I'm a huge single malt scotch fan, so catching a whiff of the whisky immediately flung a craving upon me.  Thus, after a very pleasant 3-pass shave, I currently write this enjoying my all-time favorite scotch, Lagavulin 16 (in a Glencairn glass, for those who care.)

I went back to the Semogue because it still needs some breaking in.  This is a quality brush with quite a bit of backbone but not such that it's uncomfortable in any way. I must admit, it was difficult passing on the Plisson, though.

I haven't used the Fatboy for quite some time.  It's just sitting there on my shelf looking beautiful, I decided to take it for a spin.  It really feels good in the hand.  I just leave it set at 7 for all 3 passes.  I'd gotten so accustomed to the iKon 102, that the first few strokes with the Fatboy took some getting used to.  The angle is quite different.  I got a BBS shave, regardless.  I'm spoiled by the slant, though.

I used the last of my Fine Snake Bite after shave.  It's quite invigorating, but comfortable and soothing.  I imagine this will be my go-to in the warmer months.  I will be purchasing a full-size bottle of this.

I wrapped up with a touch of 1740 Beard Balm (Death Wish Coffee Infused) on the van dyke.

Here's a close-up pic of the hard stuff.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD) Slow is better
Post by: mrzed on February 20, 2015, 06:10:39 PM
Ok, so took a second read on the instructions. SLOW, SHORT strokes. Went slower and shorter today with the Edwin Jagger DE razor.  Ah! much nicer. It's getting smoother.

Sorry, Mel. I did not use the COLD green after shave (forgot the name right now).  It was only 5 degrees here this morning. Too cold for a cold after shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 20, 2015, 07:07:04 PM
@120:  I'm loving your pics, my friend.  If you want your Semogue to "break in" quicker you should perform test lathers on your face and dome every 2 or 3 days. 

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 20, 2015, 07:09:06 PM
@MrZed...Hi Dan:  The green after shave splash you are referring to is the legendary Osage Rub.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 20, 2015, 07:19:17 PM
Friday, February 20, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Cobra Classic

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Art of Shaving Sandalwood Soap (Tallow)

Brush:  Edwin Jagger STF XL

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

This is my very 1st time using the AOS Sandalwood Soap (tallow version).  AOS discontinued their tallow soap and their new formula is more inferior to the original
version.  This shave soap performed great.  Love the sandalwood scent and the performance
was superb.  Great slick, cushion, and glide.  My 1st time revisiting the CC since I got the Mongoose and this shaved confirmed that the Mongoose is a Cobra killer.  Miss my Mongoose but I have placed it on a temporary vacation so I can enjoy my other razors. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 20, 2015, 07:32:26 PM
Mel, that CC is a thing of beauty, though! I'd love to have one, but they're too high for just beauty.

As far as breaking in the boar...yep, I've been daily palm lathering when I'm not using it.  I also accelerated the break-in with a long soak followed by a lather and left it overnight.  That usually moves it along.  It's pretty close.

It's not like I need another boar, but Italian Barber has these back in stock:

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on February 22, 2015, 10:10:36 AM
Relaxing but arduous shave this morning.  My fault for letting my hair grow for a week.  I’ll not let that happen again.  But the end result is a nice, smooth and shiny bald head.

Razor:      1955 Gillette Black Tip Super Speed

Blade:     Tiger Super Max

Brush:     Body Shop Synthetic

Cream:     Cella Classica with a few drops of Shave Secret

Method:  WTG-XTG-ATG

After:     Brut Classic

Accompaniment:  Stevie Nicks on Spotify and Hazelnut Coffee (see Dan, no alcohol this time)

This shave was more work than usual.  Maybe because of all the stubble.  Usually, this Superspeed is a favorite, but using it was coming off my using my Slim Adjustable.  Maybe the Slim is just a better razor for me.  Also, I have not used this synthetic brush in forever.  It was my first brush and really pales compared to my badgers.  It made a nice lather in the mug, but didn’t transfer to my head so much.  I added a little more water and things got better.  I think I just have to learn how to use it.

I think all will go better in two days when I am not fighting so much hair!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 22, 2015, 05:39:08 PM
Relaxing but arduous shave this morning.  My fault for letting my hair grow for a week.  I’ll not let that happen again.  But the end result is a nice, smooth and shiny bald head.

Razor:      1955 Gillette Black Tip Super Speed

Blade:     Tiger Super Max

Brush:     Body Shop Synthetic

Cream:     Cella Classica with a few drops of Shave Secret

Method:  WTG-XTG-ATG

After:     Brut Classic

That's a nice black tip, Mike.  Seeing that mug, almost makes me want to go back to bowl lathering - sweet!

I've never heard of Tiger blades.  Where are they made?  Can you give me an idea as to what blades they are similar?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 22, 2015, 05:43:39 PM
Also, Mike, you need to try a slant.  Even if only for those days with 4+ days of growth.  The slant can't tell the difference.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 22, 2015, 06:05:04 PM
Usual head/face shave in the shower with Lucky Tiger Face Wash prep & WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up.

Croap:  Myrkviðr by The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Co.

Brush:  Semogue 1250 Boar

Razor:  iKon Shavecraft #102 Slant with iKon Bamboo Handle

Blade:  Astra Superior Platinum (3)

Post:  Speick & 1740 Beard Balm (Peppermint)

We're having another cold snap here in East Texas, so I'm putting my firewood to good use.  There's even some "threat" of wintry precipitation.  I'm hesitant to even mention that, because in most cases here, that doesn't even mean accumulation. I know many of you will laugh, but for East Texas, it's somewhat of a rarity.

I'm officially in love with Myrkviðr.  I'm ready to try some other offerings from Los Angeles Shaving Soap Company.  Today, instead of whisky, I picked up on an earthy, moist green scent.  The protection of this vegan soap is incredible.

I'm still breaking-in the Semogue but it's performing great as is.

As I've stated before, I love my iKon 102 slant with the stock tuckaway handle.  Previously, I'd tried coupling it with my iKon Bamboo handle and found the balance was off.  However, the Bamboo handle couples perfectly with my EJ, so I thought I'd give it another try.  This time went a little better, but I'm going back to the tuckaway handle on my 102.  The Bamboo won't go to waste, though.  I will pick up the EJ again.

Given the cold and the fact that the wood stove is drying the air in my home, Speick finished it off again due to it's moisturizing properties.  Plus, I just love the scent of Speick.

The van dyke got the 1740 Beard Balm treatment.  Tonight, just to mix it up a little, I decided to use the Peppermint version.

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As far as the wood stove, it's an Englander.  It keeps it downright balmy in our small home.  This is 18" above the flu (this is a probe gauge, so the temp is of the internal gas, not the surface of the double-wall pipe.)

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My mother made the afghan.  Growing up, there was a crocheted afghan courtesy of Mom on every bed and the back of every chair.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on February 23, 2015, 06:05:41 PM
Hey 120. The full name of the blades is Super Max Tiger. I'm not sure where I got them. They might be from Warhawk who sent me a nice sampling of blades when I first started DE shaving, but I think they may have come with my Pearl SBF 11 GB which I ordered from Amazon. I had never heard of Pearl either, but I liked the look of the razor. It didn't look like anything else I had - and the price was right. Both the Pearl and the Tigers are made in India.

I am not great at comparing blades. I feel ignorant saying this, but I can't tell he difference between most blades. That is probably because I never use the same razor. I probably should stick to one razor and then experiment with different blades? Even the Feathers which everyone seems afraid of don't seem much different from the others I've used. I get a good shave no matter what blade.

I would like to try a slant. I don't know too much about them. I am guessing you would recommend the iKon Shavecraft #102!

I enjoy your posts here and I love your photos!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 26, 2015, 07:11:46 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Merkur 37G

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Art of Shaving Sandalwood Soap (Tallow)

Brush:  Simpson P8

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had such a great shave with my iKON Stainless Steel Slant (1st Gen) that I had to break out the Merkur 37G.  Glad that I did.  The 37G is basically like the 37C but it is the gold version which Merkur does not make any more.  If you are on the fence on trying out a slant razor, I highly recommend it. 

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WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 26, 2015, 07:29:27 PM
Love your pics, Mel.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on February 27, 2015, 05:46:52 AM
the double edged shaves are getting smoother by the day. the spots that need a touch up are getting less and less. I'm having fun learning about double edge shaving. Thanks guys for your support.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 27, 2015, 02:51:07 PM
@120:  Thanks for your kind words, Matt.  I love yours pics, too.

@MrZed:  Thanks for checking in on your progress.  Keep it up, Dan.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on February 27, 2015, 02:57:53 PM
Friday, February 27, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  RazoRock XXX

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

It has been awhile since I used the RazoRock XXX & glad that I did because it performed great.  The scent of the
XXX is amazing.  Love it!  My Weber DLC continues to perform like a world champion.  Hope your shaves are super
smooth and I wish you all a great weekend.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on February 28, 2015, 12:06:32 PM
Head/face shave at the sink, this time.  This was about 2 hours after my shower.  I didn't intend to shave today, but I was anxious to try-out my new Stirling soap that arrived yesterday. So, prep was a quick head/face wash with Lucky Tiger Face wash.  I make such a mess at the sink, but it was all good this morning.

Technique:  WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up.

Soap: Stirling Soap Co. "Texas on Fire"

Brush: Semogue 1250 Boar

Razor: iKon Shavecraft #102 Slant

Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless Platinum-Coated

Post: Fine Snake Bite After Shave & 1740 Blackout Beard Balm (Death Wish Coffee infused)

Pay-off:  Lapsang Souchong Tea from Light of Day Organics


Let's get right to the Stirling Soap. This soap is probably the most thirsty of all the soaps I've used, but when I found the balance, I was in heaven.  The scent will likely polarize, but I absolutely enjoyed it.  It smells exactly like Lapsang Souchong tea.  Stirling has a post shave feel that rivals that of Los Angeles Shaving Soap's products.  There was only a light lingering scent on my skin, but the restroom still smells like I had a camp fire in there.  Absolutely incredible soap!  I'm going to purchase a lot more in case they stop making it.

This was the first time I've used a Feather in the iKon #102.  The 102 certainly changed the character of the blade.  I really enjoyed the combination.  I can't say it beat out my favorite Astra, but it performed at least as well.  I can't really make that determination since this was in the presence of a soap that's new to me.

Even though I'd already had 4 cups of coffee this morning, the "Texas on Fire" flung a craving upon me for Lapsang Souchong.  For those of you that have never heard of it, I highly recommend you try it for something unique.  I won't belabor this thread with how Lapsang Souchong is made (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapsang_souchong), but I will suggest that if you want to try it, you should get a premium vendor (like Light of Day Organics (https://lightofdayorganics.com/shop/black-amp-puerh-teas/lapsang-souchong)) to get a real example of how it's supposed to taste.  There are many tea makers that just can't pull it off, and it ends up just tasting like liquid smoke.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 05, 2015, 04:49:10 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  iKON ShaveCraft #102

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Barber Shop

Brush:  Semogue Barbear Classico Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

This is my 2nd time using the iKON ShaveCraft #102.  Prior to purchasing, I was very concerned that I may not like this razor because I thought that it would be too mild.  The reason I say that is because I was a former owner of the ShaveCraft #101 and that razor was way too mild and I ended selling it.

So... to my surprise  those thoughts were deleted once I did my 1st pass with the SC #102 Slant.  Wow!!!  This is a great razor.  I already know that I am going to love it.  I paired it with my Weber Bulldog handle and the balance is perfect for me.  One day I might try out a Tuckway Handle.  One thing I love about slant razor is that I can use longer strokes and the way it is slanted it mows my hairs to pieces.  Special thanks to our member "120" for your enabling.  Thanks Matt!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 05, 2015, 04:59:05 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015 SOTD

iKON ShaveCraft #102 :  Feather :  Mike's Natural Barber Shop :  Semogue BC Texugo

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 05, 2015, 06:16:25 PM
...One thing I love about slant razor is that I can use longer strokes and the way it is slanted it mows my hairs to pieces.  Special thanks to our member "120" for your enabling.  Thanks Matt!...
You're way ahead of me in the enabling department, bro!  I've bought quite a few things that were stimulated by your posts.  I'm glad you like the 102.  You hit on a good point about the slants "enabling" you to take longer strokes.  That's what I really love about them, too.  It's a nice advantage for head shavers.

That Bulldog looks like it was made for that 102.  I really like my tuckaway, though.  I tend to choke up on the razor and actually rest my 5th digit on the planar surface of the handle.

Yet another nice pic, Mel!  Keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on March 06, 2015, 07:11:19 PM
It was a bad shave today. No cuts or bruises, but even though it was a brand new blade, it just did not seem to want to cut hair very close.  Good thing I had a head blade to fall back on.

Do you find that some blades are just duds? and the rest of the pack work well? 

Finished off with traditional Old Spice, but not too much.  Old Spice sometimes gives me a stuffy nose for the day. Guess I'm allergic to something in there if I use too much.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 07, 2015, 06:11:22 PM
It was a bad shave today. No cuts or bruises, but even though it was a brand new blade, it just did not seem to want to cut hair very close.  Good thing I had a head blade to fall back on.

Do you find that some blades are just duds? and the rest of the pack work well? 

Finished off with traditional Old Spice, but not too much.  Old Spice sometimes gives me a stuffy nose for the day. Guess I'm allergic to something in there if I use too much.

Hi Dan:  Yes. . . from time to time, I get a blade that is a dud.  I always can tell after I complete one or two strokes when shaving.  That is when I immediately toss out the dud and get a new blade.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 07, 2015, 06:22:08 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  iKON ShaveCraft #102

Blade:  Super Iridium

Soap:  Jabonman:  Lavanda

Brush:  Semogue 610

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Had a very relaxing, super, smooth shave today.  The iKON SC #102 is a smooth slant.  I paired it up with a Super Iridium and it was a great match.  Super Iridium blades are sharp and smooth.  The Jabonman soap has been a welcome addition in my shave den.  It is made by an artisan from Spain.  The Jabonman shave soaps perform outstanding.  One thing I love about his soaps are the scent.  I judge shave soaps for performance and scent.  Hope all your shaves are super smooth.  If you are on the fence on safety razors. . . don't be shy you do not know what you are missing.  Enjoy your weekend.  I know I will.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 07, 2015, 07:08:37 PM
Where do you buy Jabonman?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 08, 2015, 09:28:05 PM
Where do you buy Jabonman?
They do not have a website but I just PM'd you his email.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 09, 2015, 05:09:43 AM
Thanks, Mel.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 09, 2015, 10:07:37 PM
Thanks, Mel.
You welcome, Matt.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 09, 2015, 10:16:03 PM
Monday, March 9, 2015 SOTD

iKON ShaveCraft #102

Super Iridium

Jabonman:  Brisa de Oriente

Simpson P8

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Aqua Velva

Wow!!!  Just had a very relaxing night shave.  It was so good that I am going to sleep
like a newborn baby.  The Jabonman Brisa de Oriente is an intoxicating scent.  It has a
nice, clean, musky, woody, manly scent.  The after effects leave your skin very hydrated.
Gave myself a "slap" of refrigerated Aqua Velva. O0

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 14, 2015, 03:41:14 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  iKON ShaveCraft #102

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Jabonman Citricos

Brush:  Simpson Duke 3

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Wow!!!  I had another super, smooth face and dome shave today.  Loving the Jabonman soaps.  The scents are amazing.  The Citricos has a very fresh, clean, and citrusy scent.  Like all of the Jabonman Shave Soaps the performance is incredible.  Easy lather, super slicky glide, and protection.  Love it!!!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: gwsmallwood on March 17, 2015, 09:34:17 AM
Tuesday 3/17/15 - St. Patrick's Day Head SOTD

I decided to use some luck of the Irish for a little experimentation today.  I shimmed my 37c.  The results are promising.  The shave wasn't noticeably closer, but it did feel smoother

Hot shower with Oxy Maximum Action wash followed by softening conditioner
Corn Husker's Lotion prep
Mama Bear's Turkish Mocha Soap with Omega 48 boar
Merkur 37c slant with 1 shim + Fresh Astra SP
Cold Rinse followed by Pinaud Clubman Original

2 Pass WTG, XTG DFS.  The area around my crown may have been closer to CCS, but all around a good shave.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 17, 2015, 07:50:47 PM
I'm usually a shower shaver, but recently, I've been sink shaving right after a shower. I'm getting a little better at controlling the mess.

Technique:  WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up.

Soap: Stirling Soap Co. "Texas on Fire"

Brush: Semogue 1250 Boar

Razor: iKon Shavecraft #102 Slant

Blade: PolSilver Super Iridium (1)

Post: Fine Snake Bite After Shave

Pay-off:  Hunter Bay Coffee's Kaffeé Moose Drool


I'd never used a Polsilver before, so I figured 3 days growth was a pretty good test of its abilities.  I can't say if it's better than Astra, but it's at least as good.  It was a gentle, smooth shave.

I highly recommend Stirling Soap.  The post-shave is one of the best.  I love the "Texas on Fire" scent.  The reason I finished with Snake Bite is because of it's relative lack of scent thereby allowing me to enjoy the unique Stirling scent a little longer.

As I type this, I'm working on my second cup of the wonderfully smokey, dark Hunter Bay Coffee's Kaffeé Moose Drool.

I couldn't decide on which pic to post, so here's both!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 20, 2015, 07:16:38 PM
Here is my Wednesday, March 18, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  1969 Gillette Super Adjustable aka "The Black Beauty"

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  RazoRock XXX

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

It has been awhile since I used the Black Beauty.  Glad that I did because I had a great shave with it.  For those looking for a great bang for your buck shaving soap... I recommend the RazoRock XXX.  The performance is outstanding.  The scent is amazing.  It is a very clean, fresh, manly scent.  Love the RazoRock XXX.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 20, 2015, 07:39:42 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Mongoose B1 w/ BRW Bull Mastiff Deluxe Handle

Blade:  Feather Professional

Soap:  Jabonman Citricos

Brush:  Edwin Jagger STF XL

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Had a great shave with the Mongoose.  Love this razor.  The Jabonman Citricos scent is the perfect scent to start the first day of Spring.  The scent is intoxicating.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on March 20, 2015, 07:48:34 PM
Mel, you are hard to beat on DE shaving and all your accessories.

I'm still plugging away with the Edwin Jagger razor.  It's getting smoother and smoother each shave.  I still finish up with the HB Sport, but the blades on the sport are lasting a month rather than one week! 

T'was a nice head shave this morning in prep for a conference at work. 
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 21, 2015, 06:09:13 PM
Head & face shave.     

Technique:  WTG-->XTG-->ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower. Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "Scentsless" Preshave Soap & Lather Booster.

Soap: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "Speakeasy"

Brush: Semogue 1250

Razor: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Double Open Comb

Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless Platinum Coated (1)

Post: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements "Speakeasy" Aftershave & Cologne

Can you tell what came in the mail today?  I ordered several things from Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements that I'll be trying out over the next few weeks.

Last week, I received the PAA Double Open Comb.  It's such a beautiful razor, I was certain, it would perform well.  To my dismay, it did not.  It was barely touching my stubble.  I did things I've never had to do before.  I changed blades between passes --- nothing.  I did an insane amount of buffing --- again, nothing.  Finally, in the irrational pursuit of BBS, I did a 4th pass with a different razor (my reliable iKon #102). I was so disappointed in the DOC, but it was so beautiful, I wanted to love it.  I've never had a razor I couldn't figure out.  Sure, some perform better than others, but this one was useless.  I gave it another try two days later, but I had the same poor results.  I even used a considerable amount of pressure.  Any other razor would have destroyed my skin with that much pressure, but I only had a small amount of irritation, and I believe that was from the comb contact and not the blade.  I could see nothing visually wrong with the DOC.

Ultimately, I contacted Frances with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements.  I received a new razor.  It turns out, my first razor was apparently a dud.  I can't see any difference between the two razors, but for what it's worth, the "faulty" razor is 1.3 grams lighter than the replacement.  At either rate the replacement performs beautifully.  Naked with the stock handle, it weighs in at a light 55.2 grams.  It's a very well-balanced shaver, so I don't see myself upgrading the handle.  The knurling is crisp, but it doesn't snag your skin.  The beautiful mirror finish resembles a rhodium plating.  As others have noted, it's a very mild razor, although not quite as mild as my EJ.  I don't normally do much buffing, but since the DOC is essentially made for such a technique, I did it quite a bit.  It's impossible to knick yourself with this razor.  I've gotten spoiled with slants, so I can't say it's the most efficient razor I've ever used.  However, I'm considering this my actual maiden voyage with the Phoenix Double Open Comb since the first one really shouldn't count.  I must say, Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements made the whole situation right.

Now on to the other gear…I'd never used a pre-shave bar before, so the "Scentsless" from PAA was new to me.  I can't tell if it made any difference in my shave because there were too many variables.  This was also my first use of PAA's soap, so the smooth and slick shave very well may have all been due to the quality soap.  As a croap, it was easy to load with my yet-to-be-completely-broken-in Semogue 1250.  I bowl-lathered and immediately noticed I was going to need a lot more water.  It didn't take long to dial in the soap's requirements, and I quickly got soft peaks and a shiny, dense protective layer on my face and then my scalp.  Initially, the scent was a powdery rose, but by the third pass, I began to detect some woodsy and maybe even merlot overtones.  This was a very subtle scent, by the way, but I liked it.  I'm glad I got the paired aftershave/cologne so I could keep enjoying it.  The aftershave immediately gave me a pretty angry redness.  It contains alum, and I've been known to respond to alum like that.  It passed within about 5 minutes.  My skin is now BBS and quite soft and moisturized. 

Overall, this was quite an enjoyable first run with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements, and I look forward to trying the other products in the coming weeks.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 21, 2015, 09:11:00 PM
Hi Matt:  Great post and pic.  Enjoyed the review.  Yes... that PAA DOC razor is one sexy looking razor.  Congrats and that was great that they sent you another one to replace the faulty razor.  PAA makes some great soaps.  I have some of their shave soaps when they were Petal Pusher Fancies.  Petal Pusher Fancies and How to Grow a Moustache joined forces within the past 6 months and formed PAA.  Anyways if it is anything like Petal Pusher Fancies than I already know that the PAA soaps are great.

I have heard some great reviews of the CaD and Club Guy.  Club Guy has the scent that is similar to Pinaud Clubman.  If I were to choose one scent it would be the CaD.  I heard the scent is great.  Looking forward to reading your reviews on your upcoming PAA products.
I heard that their after shave splashes are good too and scent last long, too.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 22, 2015, 06:01:44 AM
...Petal Pusher Fancies and How to Grow a Moustache joined forces within the past 6 months and formed PAA...
Yeah, they've been one in the same for some time.  But that's a long story, and I'm sure you know that history.  It's irrelevant to me as they have great products, and now, I understand, great customer service.
...I have heard some great reviews of the CaD and Club Guy.  Club Guy has the scent that is similar to Pinaud Clubman.  If I were to choose one scent it would be the CaD.  I heard the scent is great...
I bought CaD as well.  Also Cavendish.  I've only tried the Speakeasy so far.  I keep heaing things about CaD, but I don't know the background.  It must be based on something and there must be some reason for always making it a capital "C", lower case "a", and then capital "C".  Do you know what this is referring to?  (I get a sense it's paying homage to something that's higher dollar.  Sort of how you see Martin de Candre shortened to MdC.)

Anyways, I want to know the story behind the Roman (?) soldier in your pic.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 26, 2015, 12:10:32 PM
Head & face shave.     

Technique:  WTG/XTG/ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower. Lucky Tiger Face Wash

Soap: Chiseled Face - Sherlock

Brush: Semogue 1250

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89 with iKon Bamboo handle

Blade: Astra SPP(2)

Post: Chiseled Face Sherlock Aftershave Splash

This is my second time out with Chiseled Face.  Ron Weibe has an incredible product, here.  It's a very easy soap to dial in, but it's also quite forgiving. I tend to like my last pass to be a little thinner if not watery.  The slickness holds up, no matter what. 

The Semogue seems to be over the hump with regard to breaking in.  It sure took it a while, but I understand it's going to last me a good while, now. 

I'd been neglecting my Edwin Jagger DE89 for a while.  It's been nice revisiting it.  It's such a mild, smooth razor, and coupled with an Astra, it's the perfect razor for my head-shaving.  I highly recommend the iKon Bamboo handle.  It has the scallops in just the right place---like it was custom-made for my hand. 

I finished off with Chiseled Face Sherlock Aftershave Splash.  This has only a light amount of sting, which I think is more of a testament to the quality of the overall shave, but I love the menthol.  The scent transforms over a long period.  It initially has an almost uric overtone, but that quickly evolves to earthy, musty, almost mushroom scent.  Then finally a light amount of wet oak leaves with smoke and leather.  Now, about an hour later, there's a faint sweetness, but heavy with leather.  This is an awesome scent!

Here's a pic that I think accurately depicts the pleasant aroma of Sherlock---earthy, wet, but clean.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 28, 2015, 12:26:14 PM

Anyways, I want to know the story behind the Roman (?) soldier in your pic.
Hi Matt:  I got this piece from a local antique shop.  The vendor who was selling it was not present at the time I purchased it.  I just thought it was a cool looking piece to display in my SOTD pic.  I am hoping to one day have my own display case of all my shaving gear in the near future.  I have not yet found a curio that I like.  I might have to hire a person to design my personalize curio.  BTW... love your outdoor pics.  Keep it up. I hope we have more participants here on the Safety Razor Section of the Forum.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 28, 2015, 12:32:34 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Weber DLC w/ Graphite Black Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Jabonman Lavanda

Brush:  TSN Semogue 2012 LE

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

Another great face and dome shave.  Ahhhhhh life is great.  I am still loving the Jabonman soaps.  The "Lavanda" is a great lavender scent.  Of course.... the performance is amazing and the post shave effects are super.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 28, 2015, 07:26:09 PM
Head & face shave.     

Technique:  WTG / XTG / ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Hot shower. Lucky Tiger Face Wash

Soap: Soap Commander - Courage

Brush: Semogue 1250

Razor: The Phoenix Double Open Comb (shimmed x2)

Blade: Astra SP(1)

Post: Fine - Fresh Vetiver, Soap Commander Aftershave Balm - Integrity, 1740 Beard Balm

Pay-off:  Beautiful East Texas early Spring evening.

This was the maiden voyage for the Soap Commander soap.  I really like the deep tub container allowing room for the proto lather.  I then transferred over to a bowl lather in the thrift shop stoneware bowl.  There was no trouble getting a good shiny, dense lather.  I did have to reload after 3 face passes as the lather in the bowl was breaking down.  It was no trouble, though.  Then came 3 easy passes on the dome.  I can't say much for the scent, because it was practically nonexistent.  That's not necessarily a bad thing.  I wasn't quite sure what the combination of Courage's "peppercorn, citrus, and cedar" would be like in the first place.  I'm ambivalent about scents in shaving soaps anyway.  Sure, they add to the experience, but in my experience, it's almost gone after the final rinse.  Then, any lingering scent is often wiped out by the after shave product.

Given my prior experiences with the The Phoenix Double Open Comb, I knew 2 days growth would be laborious, so I tried shimming for the first time.  All I can say is, "wow."  If any of you are as in love with the PDOC as I am, but feel it's too mild to handle 2 or more days of stubble, shim it!  This totally transforms this razor into one that is extremely efficient without losing its signature smoothness.  Some will say if you have to modify the tool, perhaps it's the wrong tool. My retort is that it's perfect for daily shavers---no shimming necessary, but for intermittent shavers with thick, coarse stubble, shimming will keep it in your rotation.  I don't feel like the angle changed at all after the shimming. With this unique design, a lot of the cap comes in contact with the skin.

I'm loving Mr. Fine's Fresh Vetiver.  Excellent performance and a wonderful, steady, lingering scent. There was only a faint sting from the alcohol, but that's attributable to the PDOC's flawless performance.

This was my second use of the Soap Commander Aftershave Balm.  About 30 seconds after application, I'm reminded that it contains the perfect amount of soothing, cooling menthol. I have yet to encounter a balm (or even moisturizing lotion) that even approaches the performance of Soap Commander.  It takes a small--I mean tiny--amount to moisturize my entire scalp and face.  It then proceeds to last for most of the day without even a hint of greasiness. I chose the unscented "Integrity" variety so I could continue to enjoy the Fresh Vetiver.

I finished off with 1740 Beard Balm - Peppermint for my van dyke.  1740 not only softens the coarse beard, but it also provides extra protection around my mouth and nose.

This was a very enjoyable, relaxing shave courtesy of some very talented artisans.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 29, 2015, 06:09:58 PM
Head & face shave. 1 day growth.

Technique:  WTG / ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower. Lucky Tiger Face Wash

Soap: The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Company - "Bespoke #1"

Brush: Semogue 1250

Razor: 1951 Gillette Super Speed "Black Tip" (steel version)

Blade: Astra SP(1)

Post: Quick cold shower, Fine's Snake Bite, 1740 Beard Balm Blackout - Deathwish Coffee Infused

Pay-off:  Deathwish Coffee Company - Valhalla Java - Odinforce Blend

I don't usually shave every day, but I was stoked to try out LASSC's Bespoke #1.  The only other soap by LASSC I've used is Myrkvior which is heavenly!  Bespoke performed just like Myrkvior providing a super easy slick, shiny, dense, and durable lather.  I loaded for about 45 seconds, then bowl-lathered.  This provided more than enough lather for a 2 1/2 pass head and face shave. I can't describe the scent very well due to it's complexity.  It evolved throughout the shave.  It was somewhat earthy with a hint of vetiver and a ton of stuff in between.  It was quite enjoyable.  You should check out the ingredients list for Bespoke #1 as it's pretty impressive.

Back in the day, before I developed an appreciation for wetshaving, I used Super Speed's all the time and abused the hell out of them (left them in the shower, Williams and Colgate mug soap probably packed around the TTO mechanism).  I had no technique back then.  And certainly no decent products to speak of.  Yet, they endured, and so did I.  I was always able to get a quick and dirty face shave in the shower courtesy of a hand-me-down Super Speeds.  I have developed a genuine appreciation for the vintage Gillettes.  My 1951 Black Tip is the steel handle variety.  This thing was built to last, and it's flawless function after 64 years is a testament to that.  This is not just a nostalgia shave, mind you.  Coupled with my old standby Astra SP, this is a real performer.

I started shvitzing, in the steamy shower, so I hopped back in for a quick cold shower followed by Mr. Fine's Snake Bite.  I treated the van dyke to 1740 Beard Balm Blackout (the lanolin base) infused with Deathwish Coffee.

Now my wife and I are enjoying a fresh pot of Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend courtesy of Death Wish Coffee Company.  This is probably the best dark roast coffee you can buy.

Enjoy your Palm Sunday, friends. And to my fellow Christians, don't forget to reflect on the significance of this day and the coming week.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on March 31, 2015, 07:40:55 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  iKON ShaveCraft #102 w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Barber Shop

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I am really loving the iKON SC #102 Slant razor for my head shaves.  It is just smooth paired up with a Feather blade.  As always . . . Mike's Natural Soap performed great.  The scent of the Barber Shop is manly, clean, fresh, and classic. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on March 31, 2015, 10:13:51 PM
Head & face shave. 2 days growth.

Technique:  WTG / XTG / ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower. Lucky Tiger Face Wash

Soap: Dapper Dragon Soaps - Black Dragon

Brush: Plisson Synthetic (1st gen)

Razor: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements' Sidewinder

Blade: Astra SP(1)

Post: Fine Aftershave  - American Blend, Soap Commander Aftershave Balm - Integrity, 1740 Beard Balm - Peppermint

This was my first time trying out Dapper Dragon Soap.  Using a slightly damp, insanely soft Plisson, Dapper Dragon loaded very easily. After a moderate amount of water was dribbled in, an incredible amount of lather exploded in the bowl, and it felt like the Plisson doubled in weight.  Since I was trying out a new razor, I took my time with 3 passes on my face before moving on to my head.  There was plenty of lather volume to have done my head without reloading, but it didn't hold up to the amount of time I was taking.  I therefore had to do a quick reload/lather before moving on to my head shave.  This is not really a critique of Dapper Dragon as I think it would have been fine had I moved at my usual pace.

The scent of Black Dragon was pretty interesting.  It was so complex, I had trouble picking out the individual parts.  There was familiar vetiver with a crisp, clean green overtone.  In the middle there was an effervescent, almost medicinal scent that briefly crept in.  After looking at Dapper Dragon's scent profile, I see that anise is mentioned, so that's most likely what I was interpreting.  Towards the end of the shave, the scents settled down to a more earthy, leathery side of musk. It was a very pleasant scent, and I wouldn't mind having a cologne with this exact profile.

As far as performance, I would rate Black Dragon high on the durability scale despite the fact that I needed to recharge.  I was asking a bit much for the lather in the bowl to last as long as I was taking.  It provided excellent protection and glide without feeling like artificial slickness.  I was using an outstanding razor, so there was very little clean-up needed after 3 passes, but the residual lubrication from Black Dragon allowed me to make the clean-up swipes using only a wet hand (no visible lather).  That's a testament to its durable lubrication, and it carried over to a very pleasant, moisturized post-shave feel.  I'm ready to try Dapper Dragon's other offerings, and Black Dragon will certainly stay in my rotation.

Now to that outstanding razor I mentioned.  Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements' latest offering is a beauty.  The Phoenix Sidewinder is a classic 2-piece shaver.  The cap is zinc alloy, and the handle is chrome-plated brass.  By design, the baseplate is not removable, and I can't confirm whether it's zinc alloy or brass.  The cap's stem is relatively short, and the threads catch by just resting the cap on top and then twisting the bottom knob.  Of course, if you are loading a blade, you would most likely invert the razor and install the blade on the cap, and then begin threading.  It's a pretty quick process since the threads catch so easily.  It's not near as awkward as say a Merkur Progress.  Speaking of---because someone's going to try it---other caps may work, so you frankenrazor enthusiasts will have fun experimenting.  My RazoRock Baby Smooth's cap fit, but the Merkur Progress's stem was too long, and it bottomed-out preventing the cap from even approaching the baseplate.  Assembled with the stock cap, my Astra blade had no alignment issues and there was no play even when the bottom was not fully tightened.  So, yes, it would be possible to safely tweak your blade gap by loosening the knob.  However, I found the efficiency to be spot on with it tightened down as it's designed, but more on that later.

There's some obvious tooling marks inside the shaft and what appears to be a transected tension collar just inside the top orifice of the shaft.  It's only visible when the razor is disassembled, and I'm told that is normal for this razor.  I don't believe the bottom knob is removable by design unlike some other 2-piece razors.  There is an obvious spring allowing you to pull down the knob a maximum of about 2mm when the knob is disengaged.  When it's tightened down, it doesn't budge.

Top to bottom, the finish is flawless.  The knurling is finer than PAA's Double Open Comb, but looks like it's still part of the family.  It's an elegant spiral knurling with perfect grippiness that is certainly appreciated by shower shavers.  The planar surface maintains the signature laser-etched Phoenix logo.  The surface is flat so you can balance the razor in a vertical position, but a gentle breeze would be enough to knock it over.

I confirmed the Sidewinder's plump handle diameter to be 14 mm and a hefty weight of 104 grams.  The length is 4 1/4".  While I usually prefer handles on the shorter side, I discovered this is more of an issue of balance.  The Sidewinder was quite intuitive to handle.  I tend to choke up on the razor in tight spaces like that annoying little patch right above my ears, but while shaving the back of my head, it just felt more natural to hold the distal end of the handle.  This is where the length really facilitates head shavers. 

The angle is also quite intuitive with a surprising amount of audible feedback given the inherent density of the material and relative lack of resonance.  It is possible to have the wrong angle, however.  Held correctly, there is no drag from the closed bar.  It glides effortlessly across the skin.

The Sidewinder is very efficient.  It rivals my iKon #102 slant which has been my most efficient razor thus far.  After only one shave, I can't say it beats my iKon #102, but it's certainly in the running.  Due to the excellent efficiency, there was very little clean-up to be done.  My usual problem areas (the crown of my head and occipital region) were about 90% BBS prior to any clean-up.  No doubt the Dapper Dragon soap played a role, but I was able to safely and comfortably take long sweeping passes from the nape of my neck to my frontal hairline.  PAA markets the Sidewinder as an "above medium/aggressive" razor.  I agree with leisureguy that the descriptor, "aggressive," can often have a negative connotation.  While the Sidewinder is very efficient, it accomplishes this without sacrificing comfort.

The Phoenix Sidewinder is a beautiful representation of a classic style that could easily become my workhorse daily driver.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 01, 2015, 05:18:16 AM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  iKON ShaveCraft #102 w/ Weber Bulldog Handle

Blade:  Feather

Soap:  Mike's Natural Soap:  Barber Shop

Brush:  Semogue 620

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I am really loving the iKON SC #102 Slant razor for my head shaves.  It is just smooth paired up with a Feather blade.  As always . . . Mike's Natural Soap performed great.  The scent of the Barber Shop is manly, clean, fresh, and classic. 

WARHAWK O0
Great pic as usual, Mel.  I'm loving the Fine Fresh Vetiver, but I miss the old style bottles.
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 02, 2015, 10:41:46 PM
Head & face shave. 2 days growth.

Technique:  WTG / XTG / ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower. Lucky Tiger Face Wash

Soap: Saponificio Varesino - Manna di Sicilia

Brush: Semogue 1250

Razor: RazoRock Baby Smooth

Blade: Astra SP(1)

Post: Fine - Fresh Vetiver

Have you ever had one of those shaves after which you debated actually using an after shave?  I just did.  At this point, the only reason I splashed the Fine is because I wanted to feel the menthol rush.  Even now, about an hour post shave, I keep rubbing my scalp because I can't believe how soft it feels.  This is my first experience with any Saponificio Varesino product, and I'm impressed.  I tend to lean more towards croaps, and I'm not sure why.  At the moment, the only other hard soap in my den is Pre de Provence, and while it performs fine, the scent is too soapy for me.  The SV Manna di Sicilia, however, is a luxurious product.  I'm glad I got the wooden bowl to accompany it, because it just seems to deserve a little classier receptacle.  The scent is very complex, and it's actually still lingering in my restroom.  It started out slightly floral, and then spice wafted in and finally some wood notes were detected.  The bowl-latered product painted on with a silky sheen.  It was not a Hollywood lather by any means, but it was dense and protective.  I did have to reload the Semogue after 3 face passes and before moving on to the 3 head passes, but I'll chalk that up to my relative inexperience with hard soaps.  I will be purchasing more of this.  I store my over-stock of soaps and shaving gear in the top of my closet.  It will take me quite a while to finish off this particular puck, but the extra one will provide a pleasant aroma in the storage area in the meanwhile.

This was also the first time I've used the RazoRock Baby Smooth.  This just might be the quintessential "sleeper" of DE razors in that the almost non-existent weight coupled with the anodized coating makes it feel like a plastic toy razor.  This belies its true nature, which is a no-nonsense, meticulously precisioned tool.  Loaded with my trusty Astra SP, I quickly discovered that I could make some otherwise risky moves and long sweeps on pass number 2 with no repercussions.  It's virtually impossible to hurt yourself with this mild, yet efficient shaver.  After the third pass, very little clean-up was needed to have BBS throughout.  I'm not one who has to have very heavy razor, but the Baby Smooth is probably too light to be my go-to razor, but that's purely personal preference and takes nothing away from its performance.  I will keep it in my arsenal for those days I'm pressed for time.

Tonight's shave was a truly luxurious one.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 04, 2015, 08:53:19 PM
Head & face shave. 2 days growth.

Technique:  WTG / XTG / ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower. Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements' Preshave Soap & Lather Booster - "Scentsless"

Soap: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - "Cavendish"

Brush: Semogue 1250

Razor: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements' - "The Phoenix Sidewinder"

Blade: Astra SP(2)

Post: Cold shower. Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements' Alcohol-Free Tonic - "Cavendish"

This SOTD looks like an ad for PAA.  It wasn't really intentional, but I just love the Cavendish scent.  I won't bother trying to describe it because it smells exactly like a Cavendish aromatic pipe tobacco possibly of the vanilla variety---heavenly!  If you're not a fan of vanilla, don't let that run you off.  I'm not particularly a fan of artificial vanilla scents, myself, but the vanilla cavendish is different.  I just get lost in the sweetness of it, so I may be wrong about the vanilla.  The soap performs just as prior PAA offerings.  Natively, it's not quite as slick as some of my other artisan soaps, but prepping with their glycerine-based Preshave Soap & Lather Booster takes care of that.

This is the second time I've used the Sidewinder.  I can tell it's going to be my daily driver for a while.  It's one of the most intuitive shavers I've used, and it's an excellent choice for shower shaving.

This is the first time I've used PAA's Alcohol-Free Tonic as an aftershave.  In recent weeks, I've been using it as a cologne because the scent is intoxicating.  While I usually prefer an alcohol-based aftershave, this tonic is an excellent performer.  There was, of course, no immediate sensation, but the pampering ingredients made a huge difference to my scalp.  In my early days of head shaving, I used a home mixture of aloe, witch hazel, and tea tree oil with a touch of lavender essential oil to counter the medicinal tea tree oil scent.  This concoction works great, but the scent was just not to my liking.  PAA's Cavendish tonic accomplishes what I was trying to do, but with a stellar scent.

I'm more of a cigar man, myself, but this Cavendish is giving me the itch to take up pipe smoking aromatics.  Well done Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 07, 2015, 09:16:03 PM
Head & face shave. 3 days growth.

Technique:  WTG / XTG / ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower. Lucky Tiger Face Wash.

Soap: Stirling Soap Co. - "San Antonio"

Brush: Semogue 1250

Razor: PAA - Phoenix Sidewinder

Blade: Astra SP(1)

Post: Quick cold shower rinse. Chiseled Face - "Sherlock" Aftershave Splash. 1740 Beard Balm (Peppermint)

I've been smelling Stirling's "San Antonio" from the puck for over a week trying to figure out what it smells like.  Through the plastic, all I could come up with was "sweet berries."  Today was the first time I used this particular scent from Stirling.  I let it bloom while I showered.  While loading the Semogue, a very powerful sense of "Dr. Pepper" smacked me right in the olfactories.  It was a very sweet, dark cherry, plum, and berry scent.  As I bowl lathered, it transformed to a more complex, mature, and elegant aroma. I was trying to figure out how this translates to San Antonio (a city with which I am quite familiar).  I looked up the scent profile from Stirling's website and found that "San Antonio" is a "nostalgic nod to the candies we would eat while visiting family in South Texas."  This was a very nice touch.  It performed as one would expect from Stirling - spectacularly.  When I first started using Stirling, I thought it was finicky, but I liked it.  I have grown to love it.  The clay adds a consistency I don't find in other soaps.  I've learned to start out with more water right off the bat.  It's actually a very forgiving soap whose lather doesn't fall apart when you make it a little wet like some other tallow-based soaps often do.  The post-shave feel stands up against anything I've tried.

I've reviewed the Sidewinder before, so I won't go into it.  The fact that it's been my daily driver since I bought it should say enough.

I finished off with Chiseled Face's "Sherlock" Aftershave Splash because I love it's performance with just the right amount of menthol and alcohol as well as the benefits of the witch hazel and aloe.  The very unique wet earthy Sherlock scent is quite a contrast to the bright sweetness of San Antonio. The van dyke was tamed by the usual 1740 Beard Balm treatment. 

I finished up just in time to catch a pretty good shot of what is as close to a sunset as we get from our home given we live in the middle of the woods.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: mrzed on April 09, 2015, 08:20:14 PM
Mel/Warhawk.

The Mike's Natural Soaps (Hungarian Lavender), arrived today.  Will give it a try in the morning! With a DE razor, new blade.  Report to follow.

Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: Mike E. P. on April 11, 2015, 10:07:29 AM
So I feel like I've been cheating on my DE razors. I got a new job with lots more hours so I've been shaving with a Harry's cartridge razor to save time. Today, I treated myself to a nice,long shave with my trusty EJ DE89.  I used a Supermax titanium blade, The Real Shaving Company shave cream, my Semogue Excelsior 1470 and finished off with AquaVelva. I am now super smooth. Oh, and I took off my 6 month beard in honor of spring. I left myself a  goatee. Feeling very clean right now! I have the week off so this will not be my last luxury shave!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 11, 2015, 05:09:29 PM
I hope I never have to go back to carts in the interest of time!
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 11, 2015, 05:10:47 PM
Saponificio Varesino - Manna di Sicilia | Ever-Ready 100T w/TGN Finest | Merkur Progress | Astra SP | Fine's Fresh Vetiver | 1740 Beard Balm

First use of my grandfather's restored Ever-Ready courtesy of Thomas Burgess​ (superb work from a classy gentleman)

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 11, 2015, 07:50:55 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015 SOTD

Razor:  Gillette NEW

Blade:  Treet Platinum

Soap:  Jabonman Lavanda

Brush:  Semogue Barbear Classico Texugo

Dessert:  Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated FINE Fresh Vetiver

I decided to go vintage and shave with the Gillette NEW.  It has been awhile since I shaved with this legend.  Glad that I did.  As always . . . for me . . . there is nothing better, more relaxing, more challenging, and more fun than shaving the traditional way.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 11, 2015, 08:15:04 PM
@120:  Hi Matt . . .  keep up the great pics, my friend.  Love them!  WOW... you are a lucky man that you have your grandfather's shaving brush.  Now your shaves will have more meaning.  The TGN knots are awesome with the ER handle.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 11, 2015, 08:43:49 PM
Thanks, Mel.  I'm glad to see someone chiming in on this thread.  I was beginning to think I was all alone. Heh.

I'm interested in the Treets.  I've heard good things about them.  What's your opinion of them?  What would you compare them to?
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 14, 2015, 05:58:09 AM
Thanks, Mel.  I'm glad to see someone chiming in on this thread.  I was beginning to think I was all alone. Heh.

I'm interested in the Treets.  I've heard good things about them.  What's your opinion of them?  What would you compare them to?

Hi Matt:  You will never be alone my friend as I try to always participate in this friend.  I only wish that more of our SBG brothers can participate.

As far as the Treet Platinum blades... I love them.  They are so much better than the Treet Carbon blades which are rough and tug a a lot.  I have been using my Feather blades almost exclusively when I use a DE razor so I cannot really compare it to my other blades such as my other favs:  Polsilver Super Iridium and Astra SP.   I will say that it is a sharp and smooth blade.  For me... it is not better than the Feather which are my favorite but the Treet Platinums are a great blade.  It really matches well with my slant razors. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: warhawk on April 14, 2015, 06:04:46 AM
Late last night SOTD:  Monday Night, April 13, 2015

iKON ShaveCraft #102 slant

Treet Platinum

Jabonman Citricos

Semogue 620

Ice cube rub, refrigerated WH, refrigerated Osage Rub

I had such a great shave last night that I slept like a baby.  I hope that your shaves are super, smooth. 

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 15, 2015, 05:45:19 AM
Los Angeles Shaving Soap Co. "Bespoke #1" | Ever-Ready 100T (TGN Finest) | iKon #102 | Voskhod | Chiseled Face "Sherlock"

First time using Voskhod.  I wasn't impressed.  There were no injuries, but it just wasn't smooth and comfortable.  It's a good thing I had a LASSC to protect and Chiseled Face splash to settle everything down and soothe.  Chiseled Face has just topped Speick as my go-to rescue splash.

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 16, 2015, 09:49:17 PM
Reptilian Shave

Dapper Dragon Soaps' "Black Dragon" | Every-Ready 100T (TGN Finest) | RazoRock Baby Smooth | Gillette Silver Blue | Fine's "Snake Bite"

This was my first time using a Gillette Silver Blue blade.  It seemed a little harsh, but still BBS head & face shave with no weepers.
 
Dapper Dragon performed perfectly as usual.  The "Black Dragon" scent was more citrus-y than I remembered it.  It was a pleasant surprise.
 
The Baby Smooth is freakishly light, and it's impossible to make a mistake with this smooth shaver.
 
Finished with Snake Bite because I wanted to feel the burn!

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Title: Re: SAFETY Razor Shave of the Day (SOTD)
Post by: 120inna55 on April 18, 2015, 07:02:15 PM
Head & face shower shave. 2 days growth.

Technique:  WTG / XTG / ATG/clean-up.

Prep: Shower.     

Soap: Chiseled Face - "Summer Storm"

Brush: Ever-Ready 100T (my grandfather's, then father's brush) w/TGN Finest

Razor: Merkur Progress

Blade: Treet Platinum Super Stainless(1)

Post: Cold shower rinse. Chiseled Face "Summer Storm" Aftershave Splash. Death Wish Coffee infused 1740 Blackout Beard Balm.

I guess the stars were aligned.  I received my Chiseled Face order as well as a PIF of a tuck of Treets today.

Straight off the puck, Chiseled Face's "Summer Storm" smells like wet earth and grass.  A quick and perfect---I mean perfect lather develops the more subtle scents including musky floral notes and finally, ozone.  Beats me how he so accurately reproduces a Summer rain storm, but this is spot on.  The performance of this soap can not be out done