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Shave of the day Saturday 12th August- Fri 18th August 2017

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day' started by Blademonkey, Saturday August 12, 2017.

  1. You are correct there Mike, I wanted a new gem type razor and I now know I bought the right one in the Sabre , the Rocnel is not for me but you can't beat the oldies for value and the quality of shave they give with the right blade is hard to better .I am looking forward to the razors we have talked about, and I will be in touch next week regarding the first one. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) P.
  2. jmudrick


    Wonderful beard and head shave with an unbranded chrome version of the head Maggard sells as its V3A and Razorock as the Mentor. Boss Razor handle. I never cared for the always mismatched gunmetal finish of the V3A. This is a noisy and blade feely mofo but with the BIC had no problem going ATG on my head for a 2 pass plus BBS. I like it. $5.17 shipped (eBay).[​IMG]

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  3. Tom


    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Soap: Mike's Barbershop
    Razor: Rockwell 6C
    Blade: Voskhod
    Post: US Mennen Skin Bracer & L&L After the Rain Liniment
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  4. Paul L

    Paul L

    I must confess, I know very little about brushes so I can't say.
    However, I just watched a YouTube video about Tuxedo and Tuxedo-A-Like knots, to try to educate myself on the subject a little.
    I'm afraid I'm not much the wiser, except with regard the density aspect.

    Here is a photo of the top of the knot


    It seems to be pretty tightly packed, and has decent resistance/backbone whilst having VERY soft tips. You can see the "hooked" ends at the tips.
    Compared to my RazoRock 400 , it has much more backbone, but didn't feel stiff in use.

    Sorry I can't be of any more help
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  5. Digimonkey


    Shave of the day - Saturday 12/8 -

    Razor - 1912
    Blade - Gem (3)
    Brush - Stirling 2-band fan
    Soap - T&H No. 10
    Post - Witch hazel
    A/S - Myrsol Agua de Limon
    Balm - BBA
    Scent - Dior Eau de Sauvage.

    Result - great. Highly unusually for me, shaving two days in a row. I didn't need to - strictly speaking - but it was so much fun yesterday that I couldn't resist. New stuff to try I think was also a factor. Normally my skin gets a bit antsy if I shave too often but I think this razor is so mild and comfortable in use I can get away with it. I'll stop going on about it soon - I promise. Thank you to the gentlemen that minded me to dig out a tub of No.10 from the den. I'm not sure why it hasn't been on deck for some time. It's superb. Super lather - and slicker than the Exxon Valdez - if you haven't tried it you should. For a tenner it's not a big punt. The scent is not much to write home about - lightly citrus - but that's not the point, the performance and ease of lathering are top end for me. First use of the BBA balm that gets so much love around here. It's red! Why did nobody warn me about that? I wasn't expecting that. Dragon's Blood? You're having a laugh. Other than the obvious answer - what the hell is dragon's blood? I think I would have liked a note on the labeling telling me that it was sourced from free-range dragons - living a happy life in Wales. No dragons were harmed harvesting this ingredient - it's part of the normal dragon grooming process. Joking aside - you can't fault the performance. Easily absorbed and my skin is smooth and hydrated. Nice. A few squirts of Sauvage and off into the night. I smell lovely - even if I do say so myself. Enjoy your shaves - yours - I.

    @Wayne Pritchard - thanks again for the razor.
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  6. [​IMG]
    Two Pass Shaving Routine..:cool:

    Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
    NOS C. Myers & Sons Sheffield 6/8th Full Hollow ( Freshly Honed )
    Hans Baier Silver Tip
    Valobra Tallow Soap
    Humphreys Witch Hazel

    I Had a Mornings Shave Today with My Recently Acquired NOS Factory Fresh C. Myers & Sons Sheffield 6/8th..It has a Very Sharp & Mellow Smooth Escher Thuri 16K Edge & its a Top Tier Shaver..A Belter of a Shave..This Razor Just Shines & Shines..:D:D

    I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..;)

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  7. Saturday AM 2017-08-12

    Georgetown Pottery G12 scuttle (Hamada & Persimmon)
    Rooney 1/2 Faux Horn Finest (24mm/58mm)
    Floris No. 89 shaving soap (tallow) + Floris No. 89 shaving cream
    Weber Polished Head/Stork Aristocrat 2 Titanium
    Polsilver Super Iridium (1)
    Floris No. 89 aftershave (vintage)
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  8. nolisco



    Vie Long 13061b
    ATT Calypso M1
    Personna Super (3)
    Calani Oriental Plum
    Thayers Rose & Ard Al Zaafaran Oud 24 Hours

    A later shave today, busy morning rounding up pheasants! I love this soap, the scent is very rich and the lather top quality, always mean to get the balm to go with it. The Vie Long makes a great lather, breaking in slowly but surely, perfect size for me. Been a while since I used the Oud, one of the best in my stash.
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  9. isaiah53


    gillette 40s superspeed
    personna med prep
    muhle silvertip fibre
    proraso green tub
    institut karite AS balm
    czech and speake no88 cologne
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  10. You are more than welcome Iain. :)

    By the way "dragons blood" is the oil extracted from this:
    Dragons blood tree.jpg
    Dragons blood tree 2.jpg

    Not this:
    welsh dragon.jpg


  11. Roy


    (Hi, what's the m1 razor like? Thinking of this or Feather for a smooth comfortable shave. Thanks
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  12. Str8_Shaver


    Prep - Hot towel
    Pre shave - Prep
    Razor – ‘The Rock’ (Rockwell 6S – #3)
    Blade – Gillette Silver Blue
    Brush - 'The Duke' (Duke 3 Best)
    Soap – Reef Point: Espresso
    Post - Cold water rinse / Chatillon Lux: Bon Vivant Post Shave Toner

    wonderful shave.... Reef Point: Espresso laying down a 5* foundation for ‘The Rock’/GSB combo
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  13. AnthH


    Shave of The Night
    Pre ~ Merry Band Lime & Peppermint Pre Shave Oil / Hot Towel
    Razor ~ Edwin Jagger DE89L
    Blade ~ Supermax Super Platinum
    Brush ~ Maseto 24mm 2 Band Atlanta
    Soap ~ Martin de Candre Agrumes
    Bowl ~ Korium Shaving Bowl
    Post ~ David Beckham Homme Aftershave Lotion
    Decided to give the mdc soap another go this time with shave oil last time a tried this soap I wasn't impressed it didn't have much slickness I'm happy to say the shave oil really did make a difference and seemed to last for 3 passes it was gone by the time I done my pickups , it was a nice shave finished of with beckham homme aftershave which isn't bad for £8 from amazon goes well with any citrus soaps or creams , so the star of the shave was the merry band lime & peppermint shave oil £4.99 from ebay I will definitley use it again when needed , enjoy the rest of the weekend & your shaves :D
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  14. Bizzyberry


    Saturday 12th August 2017
    Pre Shave: Hot Shower + L'Oreal Pure Power Charcoal Face Wash and Proraso Green
    Razor: Timeless 0.95 scalloped base plate with smooth cap
    Blade: Polsilver Stainless (Lodz) (#3)
    Brush: Maseto 30mm 2 band finest fan shape
    Soap: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes
    Post: Alum Block, Cold water and Humphreys Witch Hazel
    AS: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes Balm + EDT
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  15. nolisco


    It is a comfortable razor and shave, said to be mild but this is my only ATT experience and I don't find mild per se, it is a step up on what I would call mild (DE89) and very comfortable to use,right on the money for my taste. If given the choice I wouldn't fancy the Feather, I hear it is quite a pernickety razor. Touch wood this razor hasn't let down so far with any blade I have thrown at it.
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  16. culcreuch


    Thanks for that!
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  17. Digimonkey


    Thanks Wayne - I appreciate your input - but that's 'fake news' - I'm attached to the idea of dragon farms in Wales. Where else? They have a good life - out in the open doing dragon stuff as they see fit. Flying about and breathing fire on peasants and the like. Patron saints? Dragon's blood from a tree? No way. Trees produce sap - obviously. Not dragon's blood. Ha ha - yours - I.

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    Here is one I saw earlier but keep it our secret. ;)

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  19. semperfi45


    Razor: Scimitar Bluebeards Revenge
    Blade: Feather (7)
    Brush: Tres Amigos Desert Ironwood Beehive w/Envy White
    Soap: Nuavia Blue
    A/S: Floid Blue
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