04-15-2020, 09:53 PM
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What gear do you reach for when you need your best shave? Include, shaving soap/cream, razor, blade, brush, aftershave and anything else relevant you would like to include. Hope to read a lot of different but interesting answers. I will start if off.

Razor: Feather ASD2
Brush: Semogue SOC 2 band badger (have Taj resin and cherry wood. Love both)
Shaving Soap: Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale
Blade: Polsilver super iridium
Preshave: Proraso White
Aftershave: Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale aftershave splash, followed by Fine Platinum Aftershave balm after the cooling sensation passes.

Shaving with cold water is a must.

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 04-15-2020, 11:27 PM
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Razor: Rex Supply Envoy
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
Brush: Parker Long Loft Badger
Soap: Martin de Candre Agrumes
Osma Tradition Alum Block

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 04-16-2020, 03:33 AM
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Razor: RazoRock Game Changer .84 SB or JAWS
Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts "Andromeda" w/ 28mm Timberwolf knot
Shaving Soap: Talbot Shaving "Chittenango Creek"
Blade: Wizamet/Polsilver Stainless
Preshave: Proraso Red
Aftershave: Proraso Red (just love that scent)

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 04-16-2020, 04:00 AM
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  • chazt
  • Shimmer of Techs
  • Queens, NY
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Lately (but it’ll change - it always changes)

Razor: GC .68 or .84 depending on how close I’m looking to get; or the ss Lupo.
Blade: IP
Soap: Shannon’s Nil
Brush: Elite Razor with 2 band knot, or Brad Sears custom Arley with Estate series fur, or Simpson 58
Post: Dickinson’s W.H. flavored with P-Red aftershave

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 04-16-2020, 04:36 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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All my gear give me great shaves or I wouldn't keep it but the absolute tops would be
Yardley soap
Personna 74 or Wilkinson Light Brigades  blades
Gillette Aristocrat,  Fat Boy  or 40s era Fat Handle Tech , they're all great
Those are the operative variables,  other things like the brush, aftershave  dont effect the outcome,  just the aesthetics.

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 04-16-2020, 05:19 AM
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  • RyznRio
  • Active Member
  • Connecticut
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Rockwell 6C plate 4
Wizamet blade
Schapenmelk with Omega Boar brush
Alum 
Thayers witch hazel with camphor
Pitralon pure AS
Pre de Provance balm mixed with 2 drops of Good Oleo
A BIG smile as I fondle my smoooth irritation free BBS (with thoroughly washed hands of course)
for scent three sprays of Boucheron parfum (shoulders and chest)

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 04-16-2020, 06:31 AM
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My butler chooses for me.

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 04-16-2020, 08:11 AM
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A few years ago I got rid of everything that didn’t consistently result in a great shave. Trying to pin down what results in the “best” shave is an exercise in splitting hairs (pun intended) Biggrin

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 04-16-2020, 08:43 AM
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My situation is similar to  Mike's.  I only keep items that work superbly for me.   I can pick my gear randomly and always get a "best" shave if I do my part.

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 04-16-2020, 10:46 AM
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The best shave I've had 4 years into DE shaving and 35+years of shaving regularly is as follows:
ATT H1 with new 7 o'clock green russian blade
Stirling 26mm black Finest Badger
ToBS Eton Eton college cream and brush loaded with SV Dolomati

I remember how smooth my face felt and that I had no stinging with the Razorock Son of Zeus AS splash.

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 04-16-2020, 03:25 PM
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  • chazt
  • Shimmer of Techs
  • Queens, NY
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(04-16-2020, 06:31 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: My butler chooses for me.

This is funny  Sisi1

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 04-16-2020, 03:47 PM
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(04-16-2020, 06:31 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: My butler chooses for me.

Your butler or your valet?

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