The C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #387 brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Stick Schick with a Schick Proline blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Razor: Ever-Ready 1912 British Made Blade: GEM SS PTFE (10) Soap: RAZOROCK Charcoal/Lime Cube Pre-Shave, Pre de Provence No. 63 Brush: Maggard Granite 26mm Synthetic A/S: Witch Hazel, Alfred Dunhill Desire After Shave Balm
I had an excellent Gemonday today with the Gem pushbutton Contour with Meijer SS blade. I practiced a very light tuch and patience. I tend to get impatient and heavy handed in the more stubborn areas of the shave, which happen to be exactly were the skin on my neck is more sensitive. The prep was Proraso white balm with a little Lubriderm. The lather was Mer shavings fougère orange donkeys milk soap on SHD two band badger. A splash of witch hazel with a little lotion mixed in finish things off.
March 2, 2020 I had a straight-up Micromatic Monday with a GEM Micromatic Flying Wing with the patented (by the marketing department, I'm sure) "guiding eye" technology! It really was a super smooth shave with a GEM SS PTFE blade on it's 10th shave. 3-passes and a very comfortable DFS result.
The soap was Ariana & Evans Forbidden Fruit, which I REALLY enjoyed. The scent really resonated with me....the apple and brandy notes really jumped out, but there's a complexity from the floral and herbal notes that keeps it from being too sweet. The floral and fruit combination really do evoke a Garden of Eden. The lather was not overly slick, in fact it's an easy soap to rinse off, but there was plenty of slickness/glide where the lather is and more than enough protection/cushion. Last but not least is the artwork, the "Fall of Man" by Hendrick Goltzius painted in 1616. This particular scene is often illustrated with Eve collecting the fruit and/or offering a whole apple, but this work shows Eve having taken the first bite and offering the remainder of the fruit to Adam. The cat's expression is priceless....she is looking at the viewer as to if say, "these humans are morons"....I often get that same look from my cats. And in keeping with the soap "theme" the brush was a badger in a real stone (jadeite) snake/serpent-like handle.
The Tabac Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #387 brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Stick Schick with a Schick Proline blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Tabac ASB. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Pre: Shower Brush: Yaqi Silver Wolf Mysterious 24mm Soap: Tabac Razor: Colonial General V2 Stainless Blade: Feather PB (1) Post shave: Alum Block, cold water splash, Tony'schin's Bay Rum Astringent Balm: Tabac Original Aftershave: Tabac Original EDT & EDC
Shaving doesn't get much better than that, The General Fitted with a Fresh Feather pro and 2 silky smooth passes for a perfect finish. Feeling and smelling really good. Enjoy your day All
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2020 7:15:08 GMT -6 by Tony'schin
The Clan of Catchers - The Jayaruh Brushes - Williams Mug Shave Soap Club Nil Desperandum Auspice Deo
Frank Shaving 28mm G4 - Le Pére Lucien Cologne Fougere - GEM Featherweight/GEM Blue Star - 4711 Cologne
A great result ....but not an enjoyable shave. I wasn't happy with my new FS G4 Brush. It has a large glue bump and is not as comfortable to use as just about any other synthetic I own. I was also using a Gem Blue Star for the first time and it felt VERY rough compared to the more commonly available Stainless blades. There was also too much reaction to the 4711.
9nein9: To like or not to like the like button? That is the question. Our society thrives off the like button it seems . I'm not sure if I like it or I don't like it.Just kind of got used to it .
Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
Jan 19, 2020 11:35:39 GMT -6
9nein9: Is it just me or is the site acting wonky?
Jan 23, 2020 0:12:49 GMT -6
9nein9: All good now . Was slow scrolling and freezing up earlier
Jan 23, 2020 1:59:36 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No issue on our end, must have been a pro boards issue.
Jan 24, 2020 18:51:19 GMT -6
wchnu: I only see this when I am not in the mobile version.
Jan 29, 2020 18:24:58 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Y'all, if y'all only knew what's been going on around my place. Not gone, just have had issues lately.
Feb 5, 2020 15:24:37 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: If I hadn't gone through it, I couldn't laugh like I do now. All good, and will be back around soon.
Feb 5, 2020 15:25:06 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Just got done with 2nd interview with the prospective employer. It went well, so here's to hoping they finish the background check soon. I'll let y'all know when I hear more.
Feb 27, 2020 15:26:47 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Starting the new job tomorrow. Going to do the initial paperwork and all that jazz.
Mar 12, 2020 15:40:29 GMT -6
andy914: Congrats on the new job!
Mar 14, 2020 22:44:39 GMT -6