Shave of the Day Thread - 2017

Discussion started by Mark1966, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. RazorPlay

    RazorPlay Member

    Fatip Grande Nickel
    Gillette "Aussie Spoiler" (6)
    P&C Platypus 26mm fan
    Razorock P.160
    Re-lather and rinse

    A 3 pass, very efficient BBS but my skin feels irritated although it appears to be fine. I'm not sure if I was too early in transitioning this blade to an aggressive razor or more likely it's just the combination of aggressive shave with this soap. I did notice I needed a very low angle when going ATG to avoid dragging.
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  2. FluffyGroodle

    FluffyGroodle Member


    Brush: Shavemac 142
    Razor: Gillette Fatboy - North Shore Razor revamp
    Blade: Polsilver
    Lather: Mike's Soaps - Peppermint & Rosemary
    Post: Thayer's Witch Hazel/ Dapper Dragon Scale Polish AS Balm
    Fragrance: Chanel Allure Homme Sport
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  3. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member

    Brush: Proraso
    Razor: PAA Alpha Ecliptic / Mingshi 2000s
    Blade: Super Max
    Lather: Shaving Factory mystery soap
    Post: Suavecito Menthol Vanishing Cream / Baber Shoppe Aftershave Balm
    Fragrance: Playboy VIP

    Swapped the PAA Alpha Ecliptic after first pass as it's way too aggressive for my liking :( Finished off using the Mingshi 2000s for the first time and could see why it was so popular. Had no major difficulties shaving under the nose and kept it around setting #1 as this felt most comfortable. It won't make me buy a Merkur Futur that's for sure but can't complain with the price/quality and had no issues regarding blade alignment/exposure. I was expecting a bigger and heavy razor but the weight felt good and the handle wasn't as slippery as I had feared it would be. Happy shaving!
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  4. alfredus

    alfredus organises many group buys State Convenor - SA Group Buy Caporegime


    Pre-Shave: SebaMed, cold water
    Razor: Razorock Mamba SS
    Blade: Ladas (1)
    Brush: Tony Forsyth Platypus Prototype Bob Quinn Manchurian
    Lather: Mike's Hungarian Lavender
    Post-Shave: Alum, Stirling Bay Laurel Witch Hazel, Australian Emu Oil​

    Very easy and smooth shave with some fantastic Mike's lather.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday (y)
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  5. TomG

    TomG Member


    Pre: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
    Brush: Tony Forsyth P&C LE 2017
    Soap: SV 70th Anniversary
    Razor: UFO Goliath handle - ATT S1 Head
    Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Silver (3)
    Post: Myrsol Emulsion
    EdT: Knize Forest

    First shave using the UFO handle. As well as looking spectacular, it worked beautifully with the ATT S1 Head. Three passes and clean-up for BBS.
    The handle feels great in the hand. It is slightly shorter than I am used to, but no complaints in either comfort or performance.
    I also had my best lather yet with the SV soap - bowl-lathering and long slow hydration seems to be the key for me.
    Finished with my first use of Knize Forest. Knize Ten is my favourite leather fragrance, so I was pumped to get hold of its fougère stablemate. It has a sharper pine notes that Creed GIT or APR Suitably Attired Australian, but there are many similarities to both in the first hour, including a beautiful balance of green herbs and citrus. The dry down has hints of wood and musk, but unlike some others, it retains its original green fougère character, with unmistakable oakmoss coming through to beautifully cap off the "Forest" theme. What an interesting fragrance!
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  6. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Artisan Producer Menth Dealer

    I wore both the splash and the EDP today, despite my reservations of it being a little to boisterous for my personality I found it very enjoyable, I think it will see a lot of use over the warmer months. The re-design to dampen the brighter notes of GIT with other things for more depth I am thinking was a very good idea - particularly the wood notes and I found them really nice.
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  7. Maxime D.

    Maxime D. Member

    In haven't bought a modern razorin 5 years, I might give a try to this Mingshi Futur. I read that they are nearly impossible to differenciate from the original and that the quality is as good.


    Gillette Slim 1967
    Schick Super Stainless 60's
    Arko Shave Stick
    Alum Bloc
    Aqua Velva Musk
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  8. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' Adjustable (5)
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock 'Black' (1)
    Brush: P&C (Tony Forsyth) LE 2017 24mm bulb Platypus shaving brush
    Soap/Cream: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge shaving soap
    Aftershave: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge splash
    Cologne: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge EDP

    Nice to be home after a trip across the country and back which ended up being a lot busier than planned - one more day trip to Sydney and then I'm done for the year!

    I've said it before and I will say it again, with @SchoolForAnts at Squadron Soap, @Tony Forsyth with his fine brush work, @todras and his APR range and the possibility of @Anthony coming back with a limited range of Shaver Heaven we are well catered for with local products...
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  9. Bozley82

    Bozley82 Member

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  10. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    Pre: Coconut Oil
    Soap: Pb Black Spruce
    Brush: Zenith Boar
    Razor: Black Hawk
    Blade: Feather Pro Super
    Post: Jojoba Oil
    AS: Pb The Black Spruce
    I don't think I've had a bad shave off the Black Hawk yet. Always in the travel kit. Only reason I don't pull it out at home is because the General and Asylum Rx fill the SE role there.
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  11. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Artisan Producer Menth Dealer


    La Toja Pre Shave
    WolfmanG/UFO GOLiATH
    Eurfros Cítricos Shaving Soap
    Eurfros Cítricos Aftershave Balm
    Chatillon Lux Fourth & Pine Aftershave
    AP Reserve Fresca EDP

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  12. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member

    @ Maxime D Having never used the Merkur Futur I was sceptical getting the Mingshi as I was expecting to receive a large, heavy piece of junk but to my surprise the razor was light and had none of the quality control issues that some other buyers have had. For what you pay it's good value so here's hoping your copy comes without any issues. Happy shaves!
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  13. RazorPlay

    RazorPlay Member

    Fatip Grande Nickel
    Gillette "Aussie Spoiler" blade (7)
    Omega 48
    Re-lather and rinse

    Another 3 pass BBS but this blade still feels a little harsh for me when going ATG. But my face is not as raw as yesterday so I'm concluding Cella is a step up over Razorock P.160 for my use. Blade is starting to tug earlier than I am used to so that might be the end of this one.
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  14. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member

    Brush: Proraso
    Razor: Merkur 34C
    Blade: Super Max
    Lather: Shaving Factory mystery soap
    Post: Suavecito Menthol Vanishing Cream / Rockwell Aftershave Balm
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  15. Nightguard

    Nightguard Member

    Brush: Vulfix 403 Pure Badger
    Razor: Mamba
    Blade: Rapira
    Soap: MWF
    A/S: B&M Reserve Cool
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  16. bald as

    bald as Member

    Excellent 2 pass shave with a baby 5/8" Bengall.
    Horse hair brush with home brew soap.
    Took my time and had a really enjoyable time.
    TomG, RustyBlade, Razor Burn and 8 others like this.
  17. UKSteve

    UKSteve Member

    APR Winterfell Soap
    ABC Boar
    Wilkinson Sword Bonded
    APR Winterfell Splash
    APR Winterfell EdP

    Razor Burn, Volare, TomG and 8 others like this.
  18. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Date: 07 December 2017 "SOTN"

    Pre: - Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush: - RazoRock Plissoft "BEEHIVE" Synth. 28/63mm knot
    Lather: - Route 66 ~ Bourbon Jungle 6x
    Bowl: - Captain's Choice
    Razor: - Colonial Razors ~ General SS
    Blade: - Feather Professional Super #5
    Post: - Thayers Witch Hazel / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
    TomG, alfredus, bald as and 7 others like this.

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