Discussion in 'Shave of the Day' started by Palmolive fox, Saturday May 12, 2018.
...I did wonder about Panda brushes!
A 'Classic' shave today
Pre: Bulldog face wash
Brush: 24mm Yaqi Sagrada Familia synthetic
Soap: Wickhams 1912 Russian Leather sample
Razor: EJ89 Lined Handle
Blade: Nacet (4)
Post: Cold rinse, Thayers unscented witch hazel
AS: Old Spice
Brush - Yaqi Fan Tux
Soap - Lea Tallow stick
Razor - Old Type
Blade - Shark Super Chrome (3)
Post - Witch Hazel/Nivea Balm
AS - Brut Oceans
Even though my technique with OC razors has improved greatly, I still struggle to coax out a comfortable shave with an Old Type - there just seems to be too much blade feel on the face and irrespective of blade choice the shave always seems to lack the smoothness & efficiency of other OC razors in my rotation.
Proline B20 Injector Blade
Stirling Island Man Shave Soap
Any Man Jack Shave Oil
Cremo Vie Long Horsehair Brush
Paul Sebastian After Shave Balm
Gillette Rocket HD
Treet Carbon (3)
Calani Iberische Sonne
Nivea 2 Phase & Epsilon Blue Mediterranean
A good shave today but a wee bit of tingle post shave, really enjoy this soap agreat scent and top class performance. This blade has positively surprised me, has given three very good shaves.
Wednesday 16th May
Olive Oil Soap
Proraso Red Pre Shave Cream
Wickhams 1912 Scottish Heather Soap
Yaqi Fan 2 Band Badger Brush
Yaqi DOC on a Windrose Brass Handle. BIC Chrome Platinum
Alum Block and Rinse
Naissance Rosehip Oil
Forest Fresh AS
Worth pour Homme EDT
A post Night Shift shave ....and everything performed as it should.
3 passes and a touch up for a lovely smooth, fragrant and close shave
Manaslu Yakamatsu Razor Works M-55
Yaqi Synthetic Brush
Strop Shoppe Baker Street Shaving Soap
Vitos Pre/Post Shave
Razor: Charcoal Goods Lvl 2 DC | Magnum
Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium (8)
Brush: Elite Razor Manchurian 'Sky Blue'
Soap: Shannon's Soaps 'Barbershop'
Prep ~ Shower, Valbora tallow soap
Razor ~ Cobra Classic
Blade ~ Schick Proline P-30
Soap ~ Vitos Original (Green)
Brush ~Anbbas Boar
Post ~ Vitos Tobacco Aftershave
Scent ~ Guerlain Santal Royal EDP
Just under a year ago I was kindly lent a Cobra Classic by @culcreuch to road test for a while, ever since I have been trying to secure one for myself because the shaves I had from it were fantastic.
That day came a short while ago and today it was delivered to me. I had not shaved for a couple of days knowing it was comming so I had a bit to shave off.
After a quick inspection of the razor with a jewellers loup I was satisfied that all was well and it was time for a shave!
I fitted a proline blade because I found this to be the most comfortable blade the last time I used one in a Cobra and the shave began, the first pass took just about all my stubble off and very smoothly too and a second pass plus a little clean up was all that was required to achieve a BBS finnish. Im Proper pleased with my purchase and look forward to many more shaves with it.
Thank you B. for introducing me to the Cobra, it left a lasting impression. P.
The pleasure was mine
Congratulations on the find......did you discover any Hen's Teeth while you were searching?
No but I found some rocking-horse shit! P.
Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
Colonial SS General / Schick Proline (5)
Aloe Vera Gel
3 passes with the Pipe Razor last night. Had to send it back to the CrOx before this shave as it was becoming dull. Much better now - did get my chin once though. Went for an aftershave lotion and a balm for its moisturing qualities, which i usually don't do.
OSP Barbershop soap
Geo. Wostenholm and Sons Pipe Razor
A little alum
Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, and
Pinaud Clubman After shave lotion
Have a great day
Wed 16th May
Schick Proline [ 10]
Tabac A/S lotion
Another good Shave with an AC/SE, this time with a shiny Mongoose B3. Mainly I use them with a Schick Proline, and that seem to deliver trouble free Shaves every time. The bonus of course is that finished Shave quality tends to be top notch too. Must give the Feather Pro more of a chance as I acquired a few before the Schick blade came on the scene.
Blade: Derby Extra
Brush: Semogue 1800
Cream: Gillette Aloe Vera
ASL: Jovan Musk
Grapeseed Shaving Oil with additional EO's
Feather Professional Artist Club DX
Kai Protouch MG
Witch Hazel lotion
S3 Agua de Colonia Frescor Natural
Touched up and finished off with the Mach3.
There are pro's and con's with the Kai Protouch MG's. They were not as close as the Feather ProGuard's. However, they also didn't make my face feel as it had been dermaplaned and would need to rest my face for a few days ...
Wednesday AM 2018-05-16
Georgetown Pottery G12 Scuttle
Rooney 3/2 Faux Horn Finest (24/54)
Martin de Candre shaving soap
Delta Echo Ink Edition Feather AS-D2/Triad Purple Aristocrat Titanium
Wilkinson Light Brigade (7)
Mennen Skin Bracer
Nice idea - High Mountain Panda, Two band Panda, Best Panda - I'd pay top dollar for that - although I can hear the PETA jihad being prepared as I type. Next thing you know David Attenborough is throwing red gloss paint over your front door. You don't want to mess with your iconic species. What about Polar bear? - I.
Schick J 1 injector razor
Chinese Schick blade (#1)
Haslinger Sandalwood soap (old tallow version)
Brisk generic AS
RazoRock 24mm black fiber brush
I had loaned this injector to a buddy loaded with a new "Chick" blade, but he never used it. Fantastic shave, but I think I have to give the nod to the modern Personna blade in the later model injector razors with the "Chick" working better in earlier more aggressive ones. YMMV.
muhle rosegold r41
7 o'clock yellow
asylum scanlon synthetic
old spice shaving soap
montana parfum d'homme edt