Shave of the Day Thread - 2019

SpeedyPC

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Date: 11 February 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Arko (4 shaving sticks grated into a 250ml plastic tub)
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor/Blade:- Gillette British Tech attached to iKon Bulldog / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #7
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- L'eau D'issey Pour Homme

11 days down, 17 days to go for the whole month of Arko February shave.
 

Razor Burn

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Canberra
February Slant/s SOTM

Brush: Omega 24mm
Razor: iKon X3 + OSS handle
Blade: Gillette Nacet (5)
Soap: RR xXx
Post: Thayer Aloe & Lemon + TSW balm

Brush: Omega 24mm
Razor: Maggard
Blade: Gillette Nacet (6)
Soap: RR xXx
Post: Thayer Aloe & Lemon + Playboy VIP cologne

Brush: Omega 24mm
Razor: Merkur 37C
Blade: Gillette Nacet (7)
Soap: RR xXx
Post: Thayer Aloe & Lemon + Suavecito Menthol Creme

My last 3 shaves with this setup and it's safe to say the 37C is my favourite - great size, smooth, efficient and ease of use. The Nacet feels rough in the X3 & Maggard but comfortable in the 37C. Not sure whether I will last the remainder of this month with the one blade but I'll give it a go! Happy shaves :)
 

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KarveD w/Polsilver
Yaqi all metal silvertip
Pbgoose - Brazilian Bay Thyme
Gaia ASB

Back to the Karve with D plate and it was such an effortless BBS!

I'll likely receive my GC.84 so I'm looking forward to comparing that to the Karve.
The Rockwells are still awesome razors and I'll never get rid of them but the Karve has taken the #1 position.

My new Yaqi silvertip was a delight to use! Absolutely beautiful knot!! The metal handle is heavy but ergonomic and the satin finish looks awesome!

Finished the last of this pbgoose sample. I'll miss it!
I'll load a Stirling sample in this bowl.

 

Mark1966

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Is there a specific set up you like the Spoilers in?
Nope - I tend to just use blades as blades - although some combos WORK and some don't

Do you have enough of a stash of Spoilers?


I have a few :ROFLMAO:

Do you predominately have Aussie Spoilers?
I have some of these too - but the US mainly now I think
 

Nico

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Pre: Warm water, Crew oil
Razor: RAW RS-10, Mild plate
Blade: Feather
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk2
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Florian
Post: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Florian Splash




 
Joined
Jan 15, 2019
Location
Melbourne
Pre-shave: Proraso Green Tea & Oatmeal Pre/Post cream
Brush: Vie Long 13061B
Soap/Cream: Derby
Razor: Supply
Blade: Chick (1)
Post-shave: Alum block, Proraso liquid after shave cream, Myrsol Formula C
Hair Tonic: Eau de Quinine

The supply turned up in the mail today so I had to use it. I got one of the blemished razors which offers a $30 saving and in the case of the razor I received the blemish is very small and on the underside of the handle. First impression is very good with the only (minor) gripe so far that it is a touch on the heavy side. But very solid and very well made.

I really like the Vie Long horse hair brushes and the 13061B is terrific.
 

Rabid Badger

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Feb 23, 2018
Location
victoria
Pre-shave: Proraso Green Tea & Oatmeal Pre/Post cream
Brush: Vie Long 13061B
Soap/Cream: Derby
Razor: Supply
Blade: Chick (1)
Post-shave: Alum block, Proraso liquid after shave cream, Myrsol Formula C
Hair Tonic: Eau de Quinine

The supply turned up in the mail today so I had to use it. I got one of the blemished razors which offers a $30 saving and in the case of the razor I received the blemish is very small and on the underside of the handle. First impression is very good with the only (minor) gripe so far that it is a touch on the heavy side. But very solid and very well made.

I really like the Vie Long horse hair brushes and the 13061B is terrific.
I also got mine on discount, and agree with you on the heavy side.
 

SpeedyPC

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You shouldn't care about other people and keep spreadsheets on everything 🤣🤣🤣
Or keep your spreadsheet for an emergency backup toilet paper, only and IF, you needed to start another spreadsheet again from scratch.

That way you've got a clean healthy mind and a clean bum.
 

Mark1966

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Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: Tony Forysth P&C LE Platypus shaving brush
Soap/Cream: The one, the only, ARKO! shaving soap
Razor: Vintage NEW head (replated) on TSW Bren handle
Blade: Polsilver 'Brown' (3)
Post-shave: Mysrol Formula K aftershave splash
Fragrance: Penhaligon's Halfeti

 
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