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Tony'schin

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Sunny Sunderland
07/10/20
Pre: Shower
Brush: Silver Birch Brushes - Cocobolo 26mm Silvertip
Soap: Proraso Green
Razor: Ever Ready 1912 Bathroom set 1951
Blade: GEM PTFE S/S (5)
Post shave: Cold water Rinse, L'oreal Ice Impact
Balm: Proraso Green
Aftershave: Proraso Green
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2 passes and a touch up on the whirlpools to give me a BBS finish.
Only its 3rd shave since leaving the Factory, this 1912 is a joy to use.
Sitting in a nice menthol glow, the Proraso is about as much menthol i like.
Stay safe and enjoy your day all.
 
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This particular shave was themed 'At last there may be some rosier moments'

Probably nothing except believe me a damn fine shave really lifted my somewhat dampened spirits after all

I really felt as if I needed some of my favourite accruements which I know work and give me that feeling of elation. Everything was just perfect for one perfect shave which did exactly what I needed it to do. After all the effort for others a little bit of 'me time' went a long way to make me feel as if everything had been worth the pain and time.

Looking in the mirror all I could think was 'You ugly fucker, but a well shaved one at that and feeling a lot more me'
Best wishes and a job well done...!! Nothing like a good shave my fellow member...a good shave will elevate you above the gloomy skies...
 
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Location
High Wycombe
7 October 2020 – lunchtime – lovely sunny day but windy – after first 20k cycle of the month ….
Very good three pass no issues shave (3 days growth).

Prep: Shower / Nuage Shave Oil
Brush: Yaqi Rainbow 26mm
Razor: Braveheart on Muehle pole
Blade: Wilkinson Sword (black)
Soap: Proraso Blue cream
After: Cold Water splash – Ajanta Alum – Nivea Sensitive Cool ASL
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Location
Mordor, UK
07/10/20
Soap: Proraso Green
Balm: Proraso Green
Aftershave: Proraso Green
... the Proraso is about as much menthol i like.
OK, I've highlighted some key points in this shave and, as a known Proraso Green enthusiast, I would just like to point out that even people who don't like menthol do like 'Proraso Green Menthol' because it simply exists in its own bubble of shaving glory. If it were a food it would constitute its own separate food-group. People describe things on this planet as 'Animal, Vegetable or Mineral', but in fact they often miss the truth that it's actually 'Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Proraso Green'.
This is proven by the fact that everyone who has ever used Proraso Green always finds that it is precisely just the amount of menthol they like...even if they hate menthol! That's how cool it is!:cool:
(If anyone disagrees with this, all I can say is: what colour is the sky where you come from?) :unsure::alien:
 

RussellR5555

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Castlerea , Ireland
Wednesday's Shave

  • Pre: Argan Oil Soap
  • Brush: TDR 26mm Synbad
  • Razor: Tanifuji 935 with Custom Scales by John June
  • Soap: S.V. 70 th
  • Splash: Speick Activ
  • Balm: Bart's Unscented
  • Scent: 401 E Amatrice
I got this razor back from a gentleman called John June who replaced the scales for me as the originals had cracked , I have been smiling at it since the workmanship and design is beautiful to my eye.

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Tony'schin

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Sunny Sunderland
Wednesday's Shave
  • Razor: Tanifuji 935 with Custom Scales by John June
I got this razor back from a gentleman called John June who replaced the scales for me as the originals had cracked , I have been smiling at it since the workmanship and design is beautiful to my eye.

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It looks great Russ, crackin' job.
 
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Ach Brito ‘Mogno’…
Tried something a little different this afternoon… It is no different to look at than a standard bar of soap and it comes in a simple green and white striped card box (I love that simple and traditional looking design) without any additional wrapping on the inside. Clearly a soap intended to sit permanently on the sink so that you use it frequently, but, for people who rotate their soaps and creams, a pot will probably be essential. A plastic travel soap dish is an option, as this would make a good travel shaving soap, but I prefer ceramic pots and when I started this shave I was considering Mogno as a contender for a Boots pot that is lain empty for far too long. Here's the shave:

Software: Glyce Lime soap pre-wash | Mogno shaving soap | Davidoff Cool Water AS

Hardware: Yaqi Moka Express | Ivory/Gold EJDE89 | Gillette Nacet blade

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As soon as I smelled this soap I thought of Davidoff Cool Water and TGS Abysso. It surprised me because I expected a more woody scent, given that I thought ‘Mogno’ means Mahogany in Portuguese. (Please correct me if I am wrong).

You could use this like a shaving stick directly on the face, or use rub it in your hands and use it like a face soap, using a brush to face lather. I just dropped it into a bowl and tried to use it like any other hard shaving soap. It worked perfectly well, lathered quickly and provided a very comfortable two-pass shave without the need to reload the brush, and little or no after-burn from alum or AS.

Overall, I absolutely love this soap! It smells fantastic and worked as well as any good hard soap. It’s also quite cheap so I am definitely going to be stocking up. So, yes… it has already been permanently transferred into my spare Boots pot…not exactly made to measure but with the lid on it looks fine to me:giggle:

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Have a great evening all:);)(y)
 
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