10-22-2017, 06:11 AM
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"The Perfector", a completely mysterious French contribution to shaving, was near perfect indeed. I came very close to abandoning the third pass on the beard, and dispatched with the head shave in one plus cleanups. I'm looking forward to another shave with the Rockwell handle which is also a good fit. Finished the last of the Coate's Tea Tree which is fantastic stuff.[Image: 1fdc76b47efc8f656ca594157347e8e0.jpg]
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 10-22-2017, 06:17 AM
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OCtober 22, 2017

Simpson '58 LE
Savionnere du Moulin
Wolfman WR1-OC .74 with Darwin Ti
Polsilver Super Iridium
Fine Platinum
Creed Aventus

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 10-22-2017, 06:21 AM
  • jar
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Today is a break day in the OC progression so I gave the new Mamba a try.  It's an interesting beast.  I found the stock handle put the balance off so I swapped it with a RR Titanium Halo handle that is lighter and a hair shorter and that made a big difference.

As others have said it is a really really mild razor and not as efficient as many that I own including the RR Old Type  or my Fatips or even the Merkurs.  It took three full passes and touchup but I did get a comfortable, no irritation PDG+ shave in the end.  It really likes for you to ride the cap and seems to have a pretty narrow effective window.  Outside the window you are still pretty safe but efficiency drops way way off.

I can't think of another under $50.00 stainless steel CNC North American made DE razor.

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So the rest of the story.

Today's shave gave me a chance to also try out the old Gibbs 210 brush I found online.  It is a two piece all aluminum handle boar brush and appears to have never been used.  There are a couple dents in the bottom of the handle so it's also possible that it was a "second" at the time originally sold.  Gibbs is a French shaving company and had some really neat razors but bucked the trend by having a blade that did not conform to what Gillette was selling at the time.

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This brush has great balance but the handle really feels small compared to my Rubberset 400s.  It builds great lather though and is breaking-in nicely.  Another few break-in shaves and it will be ready to get into the regular rotation.

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 10-22-2017, 06:27 AM
  • Coyote
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Prep: Warm Shower-Stirling Bath Soap-Scots Pine Sheep
Soap: Stirling Agra (Oud)
Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Vintage Gillette “Spoiler” Super Stainless (Shave #2)
Brush: Wild West Brushworks/Elite Razor Manchurian White-24mmx54mm
Aftershave: Stirling Arkadia

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

Stirling Agra today. 20 seconds to load the Wild West/Elite Manchurian White brush. Easy, thick, slick, lather. Vintage Gillette “Spoiler” SS in the Gillette Slim. Excellent smooth, close shave. I finished with Stirling Arkadia aftershave.
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 10-22-2017, 06:46 AM
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 10-22-2017, 07:10 AM
  • Gabe
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Mike's Hungarian Lavender
Thater 26mm
Joseph Elliot
Skin Bracer

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 10-22-2017, 07:16 AM
  • Kravocks
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  • Lisbon, Portugal
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Merkur OC Head+EJ Handle
Polsilver Super Iridium #5
Omega S-Brush S10005 
Haslinger Honey
Nivea ASB

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 10-22-2017, 09:40 AM
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 10-22-2017, 10:06 AM
  • Beau
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Sunday, October 22, 2017:
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Pre-shave: Musgo Real Glyce Claus Porto Classic Scent Oil Soap
Razor: Timeless Razor 0.68mm Open Comb Scalloped Cap /  Knurled Handle
Blade: Feather New Hi-Stainless (1)
Soap: Haslinger Ringelblumen (Marigold)
Soap Bowl: Panta Rei - Sunflowers
Brush: Shavemac Ebonite 28mm Silvertip D01 2-Band
Lather Bowl: Aesop by Sori Yanagi
Post-shave: Osma Bloc d'Alun / Cold Water Rinse
Aftershave: Myrsol F./ Extra

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 10-22-2017, 10:40 AM
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 10-22-2017, 10:53 AM
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10/23/17 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Mineral Fusion Face Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CUBE Mentholated Preshave Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sandalwood Shampoo/Conditioning Puck
Crown King Pineapple Bay Rum Shave Soap
RazoRock 400 Solid Aluminum 24 x 57mm Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Grackle DOC Razor
Voskhod Teflon Coated Russian Blade - 3rd Shave
RazoRock Alum Stick
Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner
Crown King Atomic Age Bay Rum Aftershave & Cologne
NIVEA Men Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sandalwood Natural Deodorant

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 10-22-2017, 10:55 AM
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Sunday AM 2017-10-22

Moss Anniversary Slate scuttle
Rooney 3/3 Ebony Finest #1 (26mm/67mm)
Williams Menthol SS (vintage) (with added menthol crystals)
DE Black Chrome-Nickel Feather AS-D2/Triad Titanium Purple Aristocrat
Wilkinson Light Brigade (9)
Houbigant Yama aftershave (vintage)
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 10-22-2017, 11:58 AM
  • motto
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  • Copenhagen, Denmark
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Prep: Saponificio Varesino Preshave Oil
Bowl: Saponificio Varesino Olive Wood
Brush: Saponificio Varesino Paragon
Soap: Saponificio Varesino Felce Aromatica 4.3
Razor: Rocnel Elite
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Post: Alum Rub
AS: Saponificio Varesino Felce Aromatica
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 10-22-2017, 12:43 PM
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Chatillon Lux Pre Shave
Simpson CH3
Saponficio Varesino Stella Alpina
Saponficio Varesino Stella Alpina Balm
AP Reserve General Ledger Aftershave
AP Reserve General Ledger EDP

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 10-22-2017, 02:08 PM
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Razor: Gillette 1930's OC Ball End Made in Canada

Blade: Personna Tungsten 74 (13)
Brush: Elite Razor Tres Amigo w/ Sunset Synthetic 
Soap: Jeeves of Hudson Street Private Study
A/S: Floid Amber

Great way to start a week with different shave equipment. The brush easily whipped up the Private Study into a thick, slick, protective lather. 

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 10-22-2017, 02:48 PM
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Date: 23 October 2017

Pre: - Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush: - Semogue SOC 2 Band Badger in Cherry Wood 24/53mm
Lather: - Wholly Kaw - Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli Limited Edition (tallow) Donkey Milk 4x
Bowl: - Captain's Choice Cobalt
Razor: - Muhle R41 v2013 with the iKon Bulldog Handle
Blade: - Gillette Sputnik #2
Post: - Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic / Bulldog Original Moisturiser
Fragrance: - Hugo Boss (Original)

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 10-22-2017, 04:16 PM
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 10-22-2017, 05:21 PM
  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Butch Harner 7/8 // Livi Loom Strop // Bob Quinn 26mm Manchurian White // Oleo Soapworks - Empire

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 10-22-2017, 08:57 PM
  • Ram57
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  • Boise, ID
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Monday's SOTD

Razor: OneBlade CORE
Blade: Feather FH (D01)
Brush Muhle V2 Travel Brush
Bowl: Collapsible Travel 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Aventus
Pre-Shave Butter: Chatillon Lux Lavender
Shave Soap: Grooming Dept Lavender
Post: Monster Block Alum
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Champs de Lavande

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 10-23-2017, 12:29 AM
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Pre-Shave: SebaMed, cold water
Razor: Razorock Baby Smooth Ti
Blade: Ladas (2)
Brush: Thäter 2-band Bulb
Lather: Mike's Hungarian Lavender
Post-Shave: Alum, Stirling Bay Laurel Witch Hazel, Australian Emu Oil

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