05-04-2013, 07:58 PM
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Let's see those shaves. Extra points for Cinco de Mayo Themed shaves. Cool

Sunday, May 5th

Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Bluebird
Brush: J.L. Petree Silvertip
Pre-Shave: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Soap: Penhaligons English Fern (Thanks Diggity)
Scuttle: Ladysea Scuttle
A/S: Floid Amber

An excellent shave. The English Fern soap that I recently picked up from Nathan is the real deal and produced mounds of rich lather. The Progress and Bluebird blade did an outstanding job and the Floid Amber was a nice change of pace.

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 05-04-2013, 08:40 PM
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Well, this is really a Shave of Yesterday: I shaved very, very late today . . .

Yesterday I received (from Bull Goose Shaving) a Cadet Robusto razor, a three-piece open-comb razor that looks very much like a vintage Gillette.

I have been sick today, so I didn’t shave this morning. But this evening I started feeling much better. I started laying out my gear for my shave in the morning and then began washing my face before going to bed. But as I washed my face, using a bulk sandalwood soap from Whole Foods, I began building a lather . . .

So I went ahead and shaved. I hadn’t shaved since seven o’clock since yesterday morning, so I had more of a beard than I usually do. But the Robusto, loaded with a Gillette Super Thin, handled it very well. I ended up with a very, very smooth shave–-a real pleasure after feeling so crummy almost all day.

I don’t think that the Robusto is a terribly aggressive razor, and it felt very predictable loaded with the Gillette Super Thin.

I like the weight of the razor, and I like the size of the handle. I’ve taken to propping my pinkie on the very tip of my Gillettes, which are all shorter than any of my modern razors (although perhaps my ’63 Slim Adjustable is close to the length of the Robusto). The Robusto is a trifle longer than the only Gillette Tech that I own (a 1938-41 model, if I understand my Gillettes–-which seems unlikely).

I’m looking forward to more shaves with this razor. But I think that I may have found my new travel razor.

The elements of the shave:

1. Preshave: Shea Moisture Shea Butter and African Black Soap Shave Butter (I’m trying to find a use for this stuff . . .);

2. Soap: Mitchell’s Wool Fat shaving soap–-a classic that I tried for the first time;

3. Brush: Omega 830 boar-bristle brush (a beauty);

4. Razor: Cadet Robusto;

5. Blade: Gillette Super Thin;

6. Aftershave: Mennen Skin Bracer.

The Skin Bracer will certainly identify any small nicks, weepers, or razor burn. But tonight it just felt wonderfully cooling–-even bracing! Perhaps they could somehow refer to that characteristic in the marketing?

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 05-04-2013, 09:35 PM
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Above the Tie Atlas "Barber Pole look" handle with R base plate - seated in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains -Tennessee USA.
Feather New Hi - Stainless Platinum Coated Blade (Ninja Sharp).
Plisson Travel Shaving Brush (Solid Brass Nickel Plated) in European Grey Badger Size 6 = Knot: 17 mm / Loft: 47 mm.

Geo. F. Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes Skin Food (before shaving).
La Toja Shaving Soap Stick.
St. Johns West Indian Lime After Shave.
St. Johns West Indian Lime After Balm.

Have a nice Sunday !

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 05-04-2013, 09:41 PM
  • lotse
  • Active Member
  • Germany
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Sunday morning:

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Gibbs Shaving Soap No. 53
Morris & Forndran L7
Opinel 6/8
Tüff sensitive AS
Comme des Garcons Odeur 53 EdT

Have a nice day!

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 05-04-2013, 10:01 PM
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Prep face wash dove shea butter soap
Razor Heljestrand Le Duc quarter hollow 13/16
Strop Kanayama cordovan #8000
Brush Bill Jack Le Tuft 59 in buckeyed burl
Cella creme da barba
Alum & witch hazel
Una Brennan neroli moisturiser
Penhaligon's castile Edt


A two pass very smooth and clean finish.

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 05-05-2013, 12:01 AM
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Myrsol emulsión
M&F L7 2 bands
Merkur 39c Slant + Bic
La Toja stick
ASB La Toja Manantiales

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Have a nice day!

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 05-05-2013, 01:29 AM
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sunday morning shave:

- Trumper Limes SS
- TGN Fan
- Merkur 34c
- RED (3)
- Myrsol agua de limon

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 05-05-2013, 02:16 AM
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Merkur 1904 - Shavemac 177 - MW Sandalwood - Floid Vigoroso

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 05-05-2013, 03:24 AM
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pre-shave soap: Musgo Real Glyce Lime
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette Super Thin
Brush: Simpson Emperor 2 Two Band
Soap: Provence Sante Verlaine
A/S: Dickinson's Witch Hazel/Myrsol Agua Balsamica

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 05-05-2013, 04:07 AM
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  • Montreal, Canada
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#6 Horsehair
Dovo Bismarck 5/8
Noxzema SC
Lubriderm unscented moisturizer
Booster Mosswood AS

All I can say is what a wonderful shave. I'm so BBS after using my Dovo Bismarck and it felt so good to use my Noxzema cream which is my absolute number one favorite of all creams and soaps. The scent, lather, and skincare cannot be beaten, and it has a great cooling sensation. Why this stuff was discontinued is beyond me. The Booster Mosswood is a great Canadian classic - a lot of barbershops use it on their customers.

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 05-05-2013, 04:09 AM
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Muhle R41 2011'
Gillette Red/Black Wrapper Platinum
JL Petree Vie-Long Silvertip
Proraso Sandalwood Shave Soap
Lucky Tiger Face Tonic
Booster Oriental Spice After Shave

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 05-05-2013, 04:38 AM
  • oscar11
  • Senior Member
  • North Dakota
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5/8 Bengall
Tabac SC
28mm WSP knot

Great shave. I really like this knot, it's just a pleasure to use. Have a good one.
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 05-05-2013, 05:00 AM
  • Agravic
  • Emeritus
  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Cobra Classic : Feather Professional
Morris & Forndran 2-band
JabonMan Lavanda Cipres Bergamota
Myrsol Agua Balsamica
Unrefined Shea Butter

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 05-05-2013, 05:27 AM
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Sunday morning, May 5, 2013

Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (2)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
TABAC shaving soap with hot water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

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 05-05-2013, 05:33 AM
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05 May 2013

Pre: Proraso Crema Pre Barba
Razor: Cobra Classic + Feather Professional (4)
Brush: E7XL Burly + WSP Finest XD 27/50
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougère (12)
AS: Krampert's Finest Acadian Spice Bay Rum -- Hip Flask

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Felt like getting the entire SOTD kit in the shot today as I usually only highlight a few items. After using the Streamline for 5 straight shaves and a No Shave Day yesterday, the Cobra came in and performed splendidly. Burly is quickly becoming a favorite. I'm looking forward to getting my Stubby SuperFine back so I can compare them side by side.

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 05-05-2013, 05:47 AM
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 05-05-2013, 05:50 AM
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Prep: Speick Natural Soap
Razor: Thiers-Issard 5/8
Strop: Tony Miller 3" Heirloom Artisan
Soap: MdC
Brush: Semogue TSN 2012 LE #46
Scuttle: Schwarzweisskeramik
Post: Myrsol Metilsol

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 05-05-2013, 05:50 AM
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Simpson Colonel X2L Best
Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Tiffany Shaving Bowl
Weber DLC
Gillette 7 O'Clock Black SP
Proraso After Shave Lotion

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 05-05-2013, 06:06 AM
  • Deano
  • Senior Member
  • Iowa
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Sunday May 5
Ever Ready 300 PBT Finest restore.
C.O. Bigelow shave cream.
Edwin Jagger De 87 / Gillette Silver Blue blade (1)
Aqua Velva Musk aftershave.
Brylcreem hair cream.

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 05-05-2013, 06:16 AM
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Sunday 5/5/13

Pre: PREP cream
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock Yellow (3)
Brush: Simpson Colonel X2L Best
Soap: RazoRock Classic
Post: Thayer's Cucumber + Aveeno AS Balm

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