What's your shave du jour? Oh, that's our shave of the day. Sounds great, I'll try some.
Today's shave featured a couple of new items. I used the Shaving Factory Shaving soap and a newly aquired flattop badger. This brush has enough backbone to punch holes in drywall! LOL I'm only exaggerating a little. If you like a plissoft synth, this is NOT the brush for you. I think it will loosen up a little and when it does, it will be perfect. I took advantage of Shavemac's 25% off sale. Got the brother in law one of their synthetics. That one is not here yet, so no idea what it will be like. I figured that was a good choice for him because I 100% know he's rarely if ever even going to rinse it. It's going to get left in the mug full of soap, just like grandpa did.
The new soap - I didn't get the crazy lather that most Turkish soaps are known for, but I chalk that up to not understanding my new brush yet. I think I was worried of getting too much soap because the brush was so firm. The soap works well enough. Smells VERY soapy. The only downside for me is it think it's in the same category as Derby, in that it irritates my skin slightly while on my face. I have close to cast iron skin, but not full on cast iron. I'll give it a few more tries.
Razor: OneBlade Brush: Shavemac Flattop Badger Soap: Shaving Factory AS/Balm: Castle Forbes 1445 - really like the stink of this!
Last Edit: Dec 17, 2019 12:54:26 GMT -6 by mrconklin
I had to make up for not shaving yesterday so I went with three razors today. The wonderful and trusty Gem Jr. Bar and the first shaves with recently acquired Gem Featherweight and Pushbutton. All three razors shared a first use Gem SS. I lathered up with my boar brush and Mer Shavings mysore sandalwood with a dab of lubriderm for a tuch more moisture in this dry weather. The Featherweight handled the first pass on most the shave then the Jr. Bar took over. The pushbutton handle length helped handle things on the back of my neck.
Last Edit: Dec 17, 2019 14:57:44 GMT -6 by gaw9576
Cold Water Rinse Williams Mug Shave Soap Jayaruh #41 Supply V2 Personna CWR Aqua Velva Musk
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face lathered well with Jayaruh #41 Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the Supply V2 razor with a Personna blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva Musk After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Post shave: Alum Block, cold water splash, Homemade Witch Hazel
Balm: Bart's Balm Amber and Moroccan Jasmine Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: 1912 Citrus Musk
Something i never do, a first for everything i used.
So my first ever Williams Wednesday and to do the Honors, My newly Adopted Kampfe Star and jayaruh #355 Brush. I bloomed the puck while taking a shower and the New JR brush made short work of a nice smelling lather, not too strong but very clean, lemon smelling, the lather was not heavy but looked pretty good not foamy at all. On the chin it went, a little more work on the face and my face had a good covering. Heeding advice from the forum i had fitted a "used" Gem (well used actually). The first pass WTG went really well again from advice i used the razor flat to my face and gently searched for the angle - success, i have audio!! the blade cutting and not tugging at all, using short strokes i completed the pass without incident. The lather held well in the bowl and i did the same technique of working it onto the chin where it gave a good covering again, this stuff is OK, and the brush is a joy to use. 2nd pass XTG using short strokes again went without incident, i was mindful around the tiny nick scab on my bottom lip. Success. I decided to stop there with the Lather catcher as i did not want to push it. I would say that it was a sociably acceptable finish from 2 passes. As i like a DFS+ / BBS finish and i had plenty of lather left i completed an ATG buffing pass with an unmentionable to finish off. I really enjoyed that, a very involving shave and i am left with a great face feel and i smell top notch. There is something special about using a vintage razor that gives me a sense of achievement, i am always smiling and am pleasantly surprised at just how damn good they are. Have a great Day All.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2019 7:31:20 GMT -6 by Tony'schin
The Clan of Catchers - The Jayaruh Brushes - Williams Mug Shave Soap Club Nil Desperandum Auspice Deo
Post by jrzyhillbilly on Dec 18, 2019 11:38:59 GMT -6
Tuesday DECember 17
EverReady SE shave today.
Bowl/Scuttle - GP12 Soap - Cognac & Cuban Cigars Brush - Rubberset 200-4 Blade - GEM SE SS (4) Razor - EverReady 1919 SE Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Floid Mentolado Vigoroso A/S
Shave rating 5 of 5
I shouldn't have been surprised, but again an excellent shave with today's century old Ever-Ready razor. I think this is known as a "shovel head", someone can correct me if I'm wrong, the hinge for the head is at the front. For me, slightly less smooth than the 33-34 Ever-Ready I last shaved with - I could feel and hear the blade but not overly aggressive. A two pass shave, WTG and XTG, and it was BBS. I'm not sure I'm sold on the Cognac and Cuban Cigars soap. The scent is good but it's not as slick and smooth as most of the other soaps I use. The alum was SILENT again. Finished up with the Floid.
I had a bit of a deviation for my Williams Wednesday....I used an Unmentionable just to keep my competency current.
Proraso Preshave Williams Mug Shaving Soap Yaqi 24mm 2BB Brush A horrible unmentionable thing with a 1/2 unmentionable blade. Thayers Witch Hazel with Cucumber Palmer's for Men Moisturiser Aqua Velva AS
A very nice shave indeed. 3 Passes and I am now competently incompetent
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