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Tony'schin

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A few new things tried out...

Software
: Ach Brito Glyce Lime pre-wash | TGS Lemon Mint shaving soap | Le Pere Lucien Cologne Fougere

Hardware: Captain Facwett synthetic | Supply Co V2 Custom Injector | Personna blade

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The razor: Received today in trade (many thanks to @Tony'schin for an excellent bundle of goodies sent very quickly(y)) This was my first ever use of an injector razor and I decided to try all 3 plates to gauge aggressiveness, which made it a bit of a fussy process, but I ended up feeling that plate 3 was perhaps the one I'll start with next shave. I'm going to have to practice to get it just right but I had a burn-free shave at the end of the day and I enjoyed the new experience.

The brush: I will admit that I got this because I just liked the olde-style look of it. As a brush it's nothing spectacular. The tips of the bristles are a little more prickly than, say, a Yaqi or Razorock synthetic, but its narrow knot makes it good for smaller diameter shaving pots/bowls and it doesn't lack backbone. It lathered fine and held plenty of soap so I didn't need to keep re-loading it for face lathering.

The soap: A very fresh and zingy scent, and a good lather that's typical of TGS products. This is the second of three TGS soaps I am trying this week having been impressed with their Abysso previously. Yesterday was Blueberry Grapes, today the Lemon Mint and tomorrow I'll be trying Pino Alpestre.

That's all for now ya'll good TSR folks...have a great evening!;)(y)
So pleased for you Ian, i hope you get as much enjoyment from the V2 as i did.
T
 
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Bluebeard's Revenge shavette
Derby extra blade
Tabac stick

Bluebeard's Revenge shavette arrived today. "This thing looks dangerous," I said. "I'll spend a week or so practicing with no blade until I've mastered a feather-light touch," I said.

So half an hour later I was lathered up with Tabac, new shavette poised above my as yet unscarred face.

Here we go. Right cheek first. Pull the skin taught. Short strokes, shallow angle, light touch.

No problem at all...!

Next the right-side neck. This thing shaves like a champ! I'd stopped shaving for a couple of days to give it something to chew on and it was scritch-scratching through it very easily.

A Derby extra was loaded in the shavette. These feel tuggy in my Merkur open-comb but seemed to work a lot better here. I could feel the resistance of the hairs but it was smooth enough.

The left side, using my left hand, was a little harder. Definitely a bit clumsier and my neck was a bit red afterwards. Couple of red dots. Nothing too bad though.

I didn't dare try my chin so finished off with a DE.

Just before I switched to the DE I was feeling pretty smug about a first shavette shave with no blood. Of course I then managed to nick a mole...

Overall though, surprisingly easy - provided you concentrate and take good care. I seemed to get a good result for a single WTG pass. I liked the simplicity a lot: just a bare blade against the skin and your own skills.
 

Ian T

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To bring it home a little today's theme was 'Satanfriendly's shave'

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Satanfriendly - Colonial General V2
Stainfriendly - Feather Super Professional
Satinfriendly - The Gentleman's Groom Room whiskey barrel brush
Saintfiendly - Martin De Candre Rose
Sanitaryfriendly - Czech and Speake No.88

To me this was a Satanically worthy shave with absolutely awesome results. What can I say? The MdC is truly one super soap and everything about it is brilliant. Given how much a whirl of a brush lathers in to it should be good for a life time and perhaps a few more lifetimes after this one. Pity my son sports a beard otherwise I would will it to him. As it is, sod the big hairy faced bugger.

The Groom Room brush never fails to deliver and a wonderful piece of synthetic white/grey not a badger item. A nice cross between the Tuxedo and the Cashmere. Sits wonderfully in the hand despite its simple shape probably trying to say otherwise. Love it and well done @Ian T and gang.

If I was to get my present collection down to just a single razor, it would possibly be the General V2. A pure pleasure to use and a pure pleasure of a finish. Hassle free, as smooth as you like and a finish which would be hard to improve on. Mrs Satanfriendly has offered to prove a point here and shave me using a 164/8 straight.
The C&S 88 is just the icing on the cake. So complex yet so perfect and a wonderful ending to a superlative shave.

Just one final pleasure left and a band who to me sound much down the lines of one of my favourites 'Bloodstain Child'. I just love the juxtapose some of these Japanese girly bands manage to throw up between image and music. Enjoy.....or not

To bring it home a little today's theme was 'Satanfriendly's shave'

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Satanfriendly - Colonial General V2
Stainfriendly - Feather Super Professional
Satinfriendly - The Gentleman's Groom Room whiskey barrel brush
Saintfiendly - Martin De Candre Rose
Sanitaryfriendly - Czech and Speake No.88

To me this was a Satanically worthy shave with absolutely awesome results. What can I say? The MdC is truly one super soap and everything about it is brilliant. Given how much a whirl of a brush lathers in to it should be good for a life time and perhaps a few more lifetimes after this one. Pity my son sports a beard otherwise I would will it to him. As it is, sod the big hairy faced bugger.

The Groom Room brush never fails to deliver and a wonderful piece of synthetic white/grey not a badger item. A nice cross between the Tuxedo and the Cashmere. Sits wonderfully in the hand despite its simple shape probably trying to say otherwise. Love it and well done @Ian T and gang.

If I was to get my present collection down to just a single razor, it would possibly be the General V2. A pure pleasure to use and a pure pleasure of a finish. Hassle free, as smooth as you like and a finish which would be hard to improve on. Mrs Satanfriendly has offered to prove a point here and shave me using a 164/8 straight.
The C&S 88 is just the icing on the cake. So complex yet so perfect and a wonderful ending to a superlative shave.

Just one final pleasure left and a band who to me sound much down the lines of one of my favourites 'Bloodstain Child'. I just love the juxtapose some of these Japanese girly bands manage to throw up between image and music. Enjoy.....or not

Great looking shave @Satanfriendly finished off very nicely with the 88, a fantastic scent!
 
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Location
High Wycombe
9 September 2020 – evening - good three pass shave (3 days growth). No cuts/nicks/irritation.
First blade of 199 acquired from donnie_arko – seem to be the same as I got with the razor.
Prep: Shower & Nuage Shave Oil
Brush: Yaqi Rainbow 26mm
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic Black
Blade: Wilkinson Sword (German)
Soap: Erasmic tub
After: Cold Water splash – Ajanta Alum – Nivea Sensitive Cool ASL
 
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Devon
09/09/20

Razor: Schick Type E2
Blade: Personna (1)
Brush: Yaqi Purple Haze
Soap: Saponificio Bignoli Mora e Muschio
Pre: Proraso White
ASL: Signature Soaps Hibernia
ASB: LEA

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I'd read that the E series is more assertive than the later Schick models so I approached this shave with a little trepidation. I needn't have though. Great audible feedback and I personally think this old lady shaves better than the L and M that I have. Don't get me wrong, I love the L and the M but I hit it off with this older lady from the first stroke.

I selected the Signature Soaps splash just in case it was a tough shave as I find Brian's splashes feel really nice on my skin. Fortunately it's soothing properties weren't required in full but it's still done its job excellently.
 
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