04-19-2016, 05:34 PM
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I've determined I have a few combos of the right razor, the right soap and the right brush that ALWAYS yields a superior shave.. Not sure why it works but it just does.. I'm curious.  If you guys have had a similar experience share what combo works.. For me today it was the Wolfman SB with PolSilver blade, Morris&Forndran finest and Eufros Citrus.

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 04-19-2016, 05:49 PM
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Fatboy on 3, Feather blade, and one of my wife's soaps (Oh... I dunno... Maybe Lit or Bay Patchouli Grapefruit)

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 04-19-2016, 06:01 PM
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Barbaros razor, Schick Plus Platinum vintage blade, Paladin Sherlock brush, and Dr. Selby's soap.

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 04-19-2016, 06:04 PM
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OneBlade
Smiling GEM
Plisson synthetic
Bufflehead / Barrister & Mann / Nuàvia
Barrister's Reserve splash

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 04-19-2016, 06:12 PM
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  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Cold River Soap Works
Plisson
Cobra Classic
Kai Mild or Feather Pro
Replenish & Nourish

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 04-19-2016, 06:37 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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I'm not quite there yet : getting closer : but not quite at the ONE setup.

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 04-19-2016, 06:42 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Ali's Blade Chopper 65 8/8 stainless, suminagashi 65 layers with SG2 core (Super Gold 2 powder steel), Mozambic Ebony scales

Shavemac 28mm 2-Band Silvertip fan

Tabula Rasa Steampunk

Barrister's Reserve Splash

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 04-19-2016, 07:22 PM
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Most of my SOTD photos illustrate my usual set-up/combo which I have been using for five years, now, but I have, recently, introduced the Wolfman razors, literally, into the pictures, now. Biggrin

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 04-19-2016, 07:33 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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All depends on the soap used.  Two examples:

Mitchell's Wool Fat - Gillette Fatboy set on 4 with a Astra SP blade, Thater 4125/1 brush, and Floid Blue.  I sometimes substitute the Gillette for a Schick I2 with Schick Blade.

Mystic Water Unscented - Gillette Fatboy, Astra SP blade, Plisson Synthetic Brush, and either Floid Blue, Derby City Chop Shop Shave Tonic, or Old Spice.

All of my other soaps or creams get used with a Plisson Synthetic Brush and a mix of the above razors.

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 04-19-2016, 08:09 PM
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I'm getting closer...

Wolfman DC with Feather (no more than 3x uses) for WTG first pass

Muhle R89 with Gillette Platinum or Gilette Silver Blue for XTG/ATG second pass

Brushes don't matter (except the crappy badger I started out with) but I do better with synths and/or bowl lathering on certain soaps (MW).

Soaps I never get a bad shave with: Valobra, SMN v3, ABC, B&M Black Label, White Label and Latha, MW, Mike's and Stirling.

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 04-20-2016, 02:34 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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Epsilon 2 band
Mystic Water
Shavecraft 101
Israeli Personna

Used this combination Sunday night and the shave was outrageous!

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 04-20-2016, 03:41 AM
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I'm getting there with the razors (down to 8 favourite razors) and brushes (down to 20 favorurite brushes, from way over 125 at one stage) - but soaps and creams, forget about it  Biggrin

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 04-20-2016, 05:11 AM
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  • Urolex
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  • Phoenix, AZ
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Noxzema classic (pre)
MWF face lather
CH2 Manchurian
Pils w/ Voskhod
Thater's rose
Simpson skin food

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 04-20-2016, 06:08 AM
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Too many nice options to limit myself to a specific setup.

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 04-20-2016, 06:42 AM
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I don't think I stated my curiosity properly.  I wasn't asking if anyone had that one setup to use forever.. What I was driving at is their setups, brush, razor, soap and blade that in a specific combo just seem to really compliment each other and result in a better than average shave.  I love the variety in my gear but mostly out of dumb luck every once in awhile I stumble on a setup that just works in harmony very well.  Thanks guys and continue the feedback  Clap

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 04-20-2016, 07:01 AM
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  • lfs70
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  • Virginia
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Cobra Classic with a Feather Pro & CRSW Select V2, directly after a shower @ 9pm.
Perfection!


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 04-20-2016, 07:08 AM
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  • Viking
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  • Ames, Iowa
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Always searching for an improvement here or there, but...

Fat Boy @ 9
Super Iridium or Gillette Blue
Either of my brushes
My handmade croap

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 04-20-2016, 07:22 AM
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Hi Nevada Red! 

Merkur 34G

Feather Platinum

Frank Silvertip Badger Brush

Truefitt & Hill Shaving Soap

Oldspice After Shave

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 04-20-2016, 07:30 AM
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ikon 102

polsilver

wsp prince

stilrling-sharp dressed man

thayers witch hazel

prorasso blue balm

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 04-20-2016, 09:13 AM
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  • VTMAX
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  • Woodstock, Vermont
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Progress/Mergress
Iridium Super
Rooney 3XL Heritage
Haslinger
Sapone di Paolo Balm

It was close but the Mergress outshines the Wolfman.





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