Subs Bench: Colonial General V2 Stainless, Feather PB (4)
Blade: Unknown (1)
Post shave: Cold water splash, Thayers Witch Hazel
Balm: Bart's Balm Rosemary and Sandalwood Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: Proraso Red
Today's shave was a change from my original planned shave due to a delivery yesterday.
I was lucky enough to pick up a B1 (i think) Schick repeating razor for less than a New Plastic multi-bladed unmentionable thing with a pack of blades. I have been after one of these types for a long time, however, they always went for what i considered big money and i lost a few because i would not spend too much. that all changed this week when i won the bidding on flea-bay.
I got it yesterday and stripped it down, cleaned it and checked all the parts, all intact including blades & the original blade blank. She does have some pitting although for a used razor at around 90 yrs old she still looks wonderful to my eye. After the clean up she was placed in a barbicide bath then rinsed and polished.
I have not looked forward to my daily shave this much for a good few months.
So today i put together a Vintage shave and had "the General" on the Subs bench "just in case".
I had a great lather, i planned it to be a bit thicker than normal for extra cushioning.
The 1st Pass WTG was more a trial and error pass and i found the shave angle pretty quickly, although the blade was cutting it was indicating it was not the sharpest i have used. No Issues and a lot of stubble removed.
2nd Pass XTG was similar, it took a few strokes to get the cutting angle right, then, again the blade indicating it was cutting, not tugging but not smooth. Again no Issues.
3rd Pass ATG, probably the easiest of the shave with the angle found straight away, The shave angle is very shallow for me just off riding the cap.
A quick rinse of and check and would say i have a DFS finish, very acceptable, you would have to be skin close to notice.
I had the lather and the General at hand so i completed a buffing pass to finish BBS.
That was a real joy.
I loaded a new Personna injector into the blade cart and loaded it into the head, this gave me much pleasure, it is sitting tight in the head without any movement, it seems as if the new blades are a touch thinner than the originals, it is now ready for another run out.
I have also fed the leather pouch and will polish it up later.
So, There it is, my 1st ever Schick repeating razor shave.
Sitting here smiling like a Cheshire cat, BBS, comfortable and smelling Pretty Damn Good.
Stay Safe and Enjoy your Day All
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Ariana & Evans' Peach & Cognac is as-advertised with a surprisingly elegant dry down. It opens with a hyper-realistic, freshly sliced, ripe peach. There's some time spent with this initially singular note before it subtly boozes into more of a peach daiquiri with bright citrus highlights painting an image of this alcoholic peach beverage garnished with lemon and orange wedges. The entirety of the shave shares equal time between natural and boozy peach. The splash revisits the exact same natural peach element followed by a little more sophisticated booze by way of cognac along with a modest tobacco element. There's a brief moment of woodiness intermingled with the peach that is reminiscent of a peach pit. The dry down gradually drifts away from the gourmand nature in favor of clean leather and soft, slightly powdery sandalwood. This is a very strongly scented soap and splash. The lather alone fills the bathroom with this peachy goodness, and the splash's dry down is still going strong 4 hours post shave.
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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.
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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
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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
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