09-30-2012, 05:06 AM
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Pre shave - Hot Towel, Simpson's Shave Cream
Razor - Muhle '11 R41
Blade - Astra S/P
Brush - New Forest Tubby 1 Finest
Soap - P-160
Cold Rinse/ Witch Hazel/ RazoRock Aftershave Wax

underestimated the R41... a bit of a harsh shave. The Tubby and the P-160 were an excellent combo though...

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 09-30-2012, 06:28 AM
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Sunday, 30.ix.2012

Predopobarba Proraso
Thäter 49125/1 Silvertip
Martin de Candre
Gillette Brit. Rocket 40's style
Derby Extra
Thayer's Witch Hazel Lemon
Weleda After-Shave Balm

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 09-30-2012, 06:58 AM
  • J_fro
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  • From the 716!
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Soap- Speick
Brush- Duke 2, Best
Blade- Polsilver SI (1)
Razor- FrankenRazor Vintage Gillette OC head. Aluminum Ball End Tech Handle
AS- Speick

After using Tabac the last few days it was nice to jump back to Speick. It was also neat to go back to DE after 4 days of SE using a PIF'd Featherweight.

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 09-30-2012, 07:05 AM
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* Toggle D1
* Polisilvers
* Semogue 830
* Mike's Natural Soaps Bay Rum
* Thayers
* Unrefined Shea Butter
Have a great Sunday, everyone!


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 09-30-2012, 07:16 AM
  • Stroker
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  • Jacksonville, Oregon
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SOTD Sunday 9-30-2012

'62 Gillette Slim Adjustable @ 7
Personna Medical Blade
Proraso PSC
Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood SS
Caswell Massey Ceramic Badger
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Nivea Replenishing ASB
Pashana Original ASL


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 09-30-2012, 07:19 AM
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Sunday morning, September 30, 2012

Schick E2 Injector razor w/ Schick blade (10)
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
MWF shaving soap w/ warm water lather,
finish with cold water rinse for a DFS!

Ten nice shaves with the Chinese Schick blade! Smile


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 09-30-2012, 07:41 AM
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Sunday AM 09-30-2012

Shave Secret preshave oil
Becker scuttle
Somerset Simpson Chubby 3 Manchurian (33/60)
Aramis shaving soap (vintage) in an Old Spice mug
Wilkinson Sticky
Wilkinson London Bridge (1)
Creed Green Irish Tweed aftershave balm

A great shave. Loading the big CH3 with soap in the mug was kind of tricky, requiring me to squeeze the knot together and rotate the brush on its axis, but it worked. The London Bridge is a fantastic blade. And I skipped the balm.
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 09-30-2012, 08:38 AM
  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Hot shower prep
Razor: Silbersteel...Solingen
Soap: Nivea..Hamburg
Mug: Soup cup
Brush: HESS #3..Germany
Aftershock: alum block
Splash: #4711

Another day of gorgeous weather to enjoy! A very simple and pleasant shave was enjoyed. J.S.Bach "Goldberg Variations" is/was playing in the background. Again, everything worked together to make the start of my day a winner.
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I find that those brushes I have found that were produced for the trade are quite different than those we use at home. Most of the have 80mm loft and are soft and delicate with little backbone. Perhaps the use of lather machines brought in the use of "paintbrushes."
As I sit here the rest of my morning story plays out. A double Cappuccino of Kenya AA from the Cremina and, again, Bach in the background.
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The fun of trying things makes the day go a bit better and quicker!


MAy you all have a week of great shaves and personal success

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 09-30-2012, 09:06 AM
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Shave of the Day (SOTD) Sunday September 30, 2012 (Last Day of Semogue-tember)
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Prep: Brush soaking in warm water, face wash with Noxzema Triple Clean, tepid shower
Razor: Cadet Open Comb paired to an Edwin Jagger DE89L Handle
Blade: Shark Super Stainless
Brush: Semogue SOC Cherrywood Boar
Cream: Domino
AS: British Sterling
Post: Cold Water Rinse, Double Splash Of Aftershave

I thought that a fitting way to finish Semogue-tember would be with the SOC, as in my opinion there is not a better Semogue Boar. You can see that the bristles have began to split nicely, it really is a dream brush. For those that use badgers and have not used a good quality boar I would highly recommend this brush.

It has been a while five days since I have used an open comb, so I thought that I would break out the Cadet. After trying various blades with the Cadet head I can now say that my favorite blade in this razor is the Shark Super Stainless, followed closely by the Lord Platinum Plus and then the SuperMax Super Platinum. The Russian blades are too much for this razor, just makes my face feel almost R41 raw.

The Cadet just plows throw the whiskers, I had more reduction in a single pass than I did with the Feather after 35 minutes of shaving. Goes to prove that the cost of a razor has nothing to do with performance.

I am about 2/3 done with this bottle of British Sterling. I am thinking of purchasing every last bottle of it the next time I stop into the store as I never want to be without it. Although some aftershaves provide me with better conditioning, such as the Krampert's Finest, nothing smells as good to my nose as this. I find it classic, refined and complex in it's scent that reminds me of the English and Scottish countryside.

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 09-30-2012, 09:34 AM
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Shave Log entry 30 September 2012

*Prairie Creations pre-shave soap
*Semogue "Owner's Club" *
*RazoRock "Don Marco"*
*Gillette "40's British Rocket"*
*Krampert's, Don Marco balm*
Everyone have a great Monday.

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 09-30-2012, 09:41 AM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Shave Secret pre shave oil/Geo F Trumper sandalwood shaving cream/Semogue selected silvertip brush/Geo F Trumper Warwick safety razor with Gillette Bleau blade/D.R. Harris Arlington aftershave milk

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 09-30-2012, 01:11 PM
  • jcmy53
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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Merkur 1904 Open Comb
Lord Platinum Class
Proraso Pre-Shave Cream
Semogue 13905
Geo. F. Trumper Rose Soap
Geo. F. Trumper Spanish Leather A/S
Geo. F. Trumper Spanish Leather Cologne

Hairdressing: Geo. F. Trumper Eucris



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 09-30-2012, 03:34 PM
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2nd time using a Schick injector J-2
Everready restore TGN finest
AOS Lavender
RazoRock Alum
Proraso AS
Proraso balm

Not used to this razor yet, not my best effort, a little irritation.

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 09-30-2012, 04:40 PM
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 09-30-2012, 04:57 PM
  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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MR GLO (Spiced Citrus)
Feather AS
Rapira Platinum
TSN LE Semogue
D.R. Harris Marlborough Stick
Speick Aftershave Splash

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 09-30-2012, 05:53 PM
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Pre-shave: Marinated in Proraso Pre-Shaving Cream, Warm shower
Razor: Gillette Super Adjustable @ 9
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Muhle Black Fiber
Soap/Cream: MWF, KMF Unscented, Glycerin :love029:
A/S: Cold Water Rinse, Alum Bar, Witch Hazel, Proraso Splash, Pre de Provence Balm

Was a little nervous trying the adjustable at 9, but turned out to be a smooth, nick free shave. BBS!

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 09-30-2012, 06:54 PM
  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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-- Sunday--

Prep: hot water wash with hand soap
Razor: Vintage Merkur Progress (set to 2.5-ish)
Blade: 7 O'clock yellow (2)
Brush: Simpson Commodore X1B
Soap: 3P Italian almond soap
Post: Thai Crystal deodorant stick and JASON Witch Vera lotion

Result: BBS on face, DFS on neck in 3 passes. I have tried the second blade in new-to-me Progress. I started with Astra SP as a baseline and today's shave with 7 O'clock yellow (with one shave on it from a previous shave with New SC) was superlative. Just effortless, drama-less and super close on the face and neck I decided to not try for BBS for a while and do an extra XTG pass instead of ATG. Neck skin is healing and just can't take BBS every day. I'd rather have a DFS on neck than have it look like lobster. That was good decision and I ended up with a wonderful comfortable enjoyable shave.

Have a good week, everyone.

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 09-30-2012, 08:07 PM
  • syngent
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  • Oshawa, Canada
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round two went well !!!

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 09-30-2012, 08:20 PM
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Monday 01st October
Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Magic Soap, liquid Peppermint
Lather: Mama Bear's Awakening
Brush: Vie Long 14033 horse-badger brush
Razors: Merkur 25C w/ a 7'O Clock (4) and Gillette 58 TV Special w/ a Lord Platinum (4)
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, and Krampert's Finest Prototype Menthol

A DFS and a refreshing start on the new week.

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 09-30-2012, 08:35 PM
  • CMur12
  • Semogueiro de Coração
  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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Sunday Night:

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89BA11 "Barley"
Blade: Treet Dura-Sharp

Brush: Semogue 2015 (silvertip)
Soap: Mike's Natural Soaps (Lime)

Lather made in a bowl, as always.
2 1/2 passes.

Aftershave: Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel blended with a bit of lather and massaged into the skin.

- Murray

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