07-20-2018, 11:23 AM
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Well I never. Rediscovered an old friend today, my Fitjar Islands cream, and with the Rx and a Proline the combination was, as they say, lush. It was just so smooth and easy, and the results were excellent.



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 07-20-2018, 11:31 AM
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So, what are the current standings:

Razors
#1. The Rx
#2. The SS Mongoose
#3. The SS General

Software

#1. SV anniversary
#2. Fitjar Islands Havn
#3. LPL Rose soap

A nice little rotation there, but still lots of practice needed on the tallow soaps.

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 07-20-2018, 12:29 PM
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I really recommend giving Stirling soaps a shot. I am highly impressed with them, especially the almond!

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 07-20-2018, 12:47 PM
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(07-20-2018, 12:29 PM)Ols67 Wrote: I really recommend giving Stirling soaps a shot. I am highly impressed with them, especially the almond!

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Thanks Matt, I most certainly will but it's not easily found in the UK....

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 07-20-2018, 02:05 PM
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In that case I recommend googling shavedash, and purchasing a few samples of the sterling, and whatever else looks interesting. I just learned about them earlier today. They are UK based, and you can try a couple of different soaps brands from the US!

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(07-20-2018, 12:47 PM)Melitaboy Wrote:
(07-20-2018, 12:29 PM)Ols67 Wrote: I really recommend giving Stirling soaps a shot. I am highly impressed with them, especially the almond!

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Thanks Matt, I most certainly will but it's not easily found in the UK....

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 07-20-2018, 03:28 PM
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(07-20-2018, 02:05 PM)Ols67 Wrote: In that case I recommend googling shavedash, and purchasing a few samples of the sterling, and whatever else looks interesting. I just learned about them earlier today. They are UK based, and you can try a couple of different soaps brands from the US!

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(07-20-2018, 12:47 PM)Melitaboy Wrote:
(07-20-2018, 12:29 PM)Ols67 Wrote: I really recommend giving Stirling soaps a shot. I am highly impressed with them, especially the almond!

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Matt

Thanks Matt, I most certainly will but it's not easily found in the UK....

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Done!! Got some B&M too!!

Thanks

D

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 07-20-2018, 04:24 PM
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Excellent! I hope that you enjoy them...both are great soaps! I like Sterling better, because it has an amazing residual slickness which is very important to me.

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 07-23-2018, 03:12 PM
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(07-20-2018, 04:24 PM)Ols67 Wrote: Excellent! I hope that you enjoy them...both are great soaps! I like Sterling better, because it has an amazing residual slickness which is very important to me.

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I will certainly let you know!!

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 07-23-2018, 03:16 PM
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Just had it brought to my attention that, no matter how much I may love it, the Rx demands respect and a gentle touch, especially if a new blade is in the frame!! Gentle touch, short strokes.... gentle touch, short strokes....

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 09-02-2018, 11:34 AM
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Well gents, it's about 6 weeks on, 6 weeks I have spent honing my technique and process, especially in the post shave area.

However, I have found that the Rx/Proline combination works better when the growth is heavier, I have found it too aggressive for everyday shaving. Is this something you have encountered or I do I need to do something different, do you think?

Thanks

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 09-02-2018, 12:29 PM
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(09-02-2018, 11:34 AM)Melitaboy Wrote: Well gents, it's about 6 weeks on, 6 weeks I have spent honing my technique and process, especially in the post shave area.

However, I have found that the Rx/Proline combination works better when the growth is heavier, I have found it too aggressive for everyday shaving. Is this something you have encountered or I do I need to do something different, do you think?

Thanks

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Vintage Gillette SuperSpeeds, Aristocrats, and Presidents are fantastic for everyday shaving! I use the Voskhod blades with the aristocrats and presidents...a feather in the SuperSpeed!

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 09-02-2018, 03:53 PM
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(09-02-2018, 11:34 AM)Melitaboy Wrote: Well gents, it's about 6 weeks on, 6 weeks I have spent honing my technique and process, especially in the post shave area.

However, I have found that the Rx/Proline combination works better when the growth is heavier, I have found it too aggressive for everyday shaving. Is this something you have encountered or I do I need to do something different, do you think?

Thanks

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I tend to shave every other day with my ATT SE1 and Schick Proline. The RX has more blade exposure, which was more than I liked. I used a RX in a passaround.

The other AC blades may tone the RX down. The Kai guarded blade tones down my SE2, but it puts it on the same level as the SE1 with a Proline, with the SE1 having a slight edge.

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 09-02-2018, 10:25 PM
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Thanks Gents for the valuable advice and observations. While the way forward is clearer to me now, it's always a comfort to know one is not alone.

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