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AJS
08-07-2006, 01:41 AM
Nancy Boy Conditioner as pre shave
Nancy Boy Shave Cream
Superior Brushes 25mm Super Badger
1950 Ever Ready Razor
GEM PTFE Coated Blade
Witch Hazel
Nancy Boy Cooling A/S

Chagidiel
08-07-2006, 02:41 AM
Merkur Futur
Lord blade
Merkur Silvertip (Futur)
Woods of Windsor mugsoap

Second attemt with Woods of Windsor, much better :001_smile still very thin lather, and it vanishes quickly so you have to re-lather over and over.. But the scent is really nice and it really smoooooth :001_smile :001_smile

Basically a exellent beginning of another week of vacation:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

MJB
08-07-2006, 04:03 AM
26 mm Shavemac silvertip
Merkur HD/Euro Gillette (1st impression better than Merkur not as good as Feather)

SCS preshave oil
QED Bergamot (this I REALLY like)
Thayer's Lemon
Trumper Rose Coral Skin Food

Eau Sauvage Extreme EDT (this I also REALLY like)

MJB

crackstar
08-07-2006, 04:21 AM
Omega brush
Merkur Progress
Wilkinson Sword shave soap (blue bowl)
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
Aramis edt

a pretty good scent to this soap, lather is decent if not great.

Jeff

SLider
08-07-2006, 05:33 AM
Shavemac 30mm silvertip
Merkur HD/merkur
Taylor's pre-shave gel
Salter Mint
Proraso AS balm
AOS moisturizer

ada8356
08-07-2006, 05:40 AM
Monday's

Merkur HD w/ fresh Derby
Vulfix 2234
Proraso pre/post as pre
GFT Violet Cream
Alum Bar
Thayer's Rose WH
Baxter ASB

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male EDT

Had two days of stubble and now am totally BBS with no irritation to be found anywhere!

fuerein
08-07-2006, 05:46 AM
Merker Classic w/ Israeli blade
Vulfix #406 brush
St. Charles Shamrock soap
alum
St. Charles New Spice cologne

Scotto
08-07-2006, 05:55 AM
Miss me? :wink:

Shower: Nancy Boy bath bar, conditioner, shampoo, and face wash

Shave:
Merkur Futur with Derby Extra blade
Kent BK2
Pre de Provence soap
QED DVH20
D.R. Harris Aftershaving Milk

Trumper Lavender Water

http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3172

Not feeling the love for the Trumper Lavender....

Ironman
08-07-2006, 05:58 AM
Traveling last weekend:
Schick Injector w/ CVS Blade
Caswell Massey Pure Badger Travel Brush
AOS Lemon Shaving Cream
Em's Place Cucumber After Shave Splash

Today's Shave:
Schick injector
Caswell Massey Pure Badger Travel Brush
Surrey Deluxe Shaving Soap
Burt's Bees Lavender Complexion Mist
Brave Soldier Code Blue

My order from Nationwide Campus is suppposed to come today! :001_smile

ponyplayer
08-07-2006, 06:14 AM
Schick Injector w/ new Schick blade
Bic Metal for upperlip & touchups
Unknown maker brush (see gallery)
T&H Luxury soap
QED DaVinci H2O
Tendskin
D.R. Harris Pink a/s

Penhaligon's Opus 1870 edt (sample)

Smooth comfortable shave. Could definitely use the Schick for every shave but I enjoy using the Merkur Futur and Progress too much.

Patrick

Dinder1
08-07-2006, 07:16 AM
Merkur Slant w/ Feather blade
23mm Shavemac in Finest
Nancy Boy SC
QED Da Vinci Water
Nancy Boy ASB

TraderJoe
08-07-2006, 07:22 AM
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3174

Dennis
08-07-2006, 07:26 AM
KMF Olive Oil soap
Nancy Boy Gentle Face Wash

HD with a new Derby
Scrubby Chubby#2 Super
Salter Mint

Toddler interruption - forgot the balm!

Floris JF EdT

The Derbys are smooth as ever, but I get a better shave on my neck with an adjustable. No irritation at all today though, just some minor micro stubble. I don't even miss the aftershave. :cool:

letterk
08-07-2006, 08:52 AM
40's SS w/ Derby
Vulfix 403
SCS Orange Sorbet soap
Thayer's Lavender
C&E Nomad
SCS Sandalwood EDT

TomH
08-07-2006, 09:53 AM
Monday:

-Merkur Classic Open Comb w. Israeli Personna ( 4th shave)
-SMF II brush
-PSO Shaving Oil
-OLIVIA's Bambus shave soap
-OLIVIA's unscented A/S balm

Thomas

boboakalfb
08-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Merkur HD-Derby Extra
C&E Best Badger
QED Limes Shave Soap
Thayers Lavender WH
Trumpers Lime Skin Food
Penhaligon's Castile EDT

TomH
08-07-2006, 10:01 AM
40's SS w/ Derby
Vulfix 403
SCS Orange Sorbet soap
Thayer's Lavender
C&E Nomad
SCS Sandalwood EDT

Hi John,

the SCS Sandalwood EdT is a real great stuff, isn't it???

Thomas

jduffy
08-07-2006, 10:01 AM
Gillette Tech
Merkur Super Platinum Blade
C&E Travel Brush
Proraso Green Tube
Proraso After Shave

Several passes with repeated latherings, very enjoyable.

- Jim

SSLStudio
08-07-2006, 10:02 AM
Shower ROC pre-shave shampoo.

-Fatboy/fresh SHARP blade
-Muhle SB pinsel
-Nancyboy cream
-Proraso pre
-Alumn
-Greece a/s balm
-Michael a/s splash
-No EDT

rustyblade
08-07-2006, 12:44 PM
1282

BGog
08-07-2006, 01:03 PM
Alex,

Where did you get your coated GEM blade? I've recently aquired an antique Micromatic and I'm searching for blades.

ouch
08-07-2006, 01:42 PM
SR208
F. Koeller "Velvo" straight
Coates lime
Ghetto DaVinci H2O
Proraso splash
Lime skin food


Picked up a really cute little ~4/8" and nursed it back to health all weekend. Gave it a go today- nice and smooth, then BAM!, the worst slice I've given myself in a long time. How the hell did that happen?

scarface
08-07-2006, 10:42 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/myt_mouse28/IMG_0041.jpg

Chagidiel
08-08-2006, 01:09 AM
Merkur HD
Lord blade
Muehle-Pinsel Super Badger
Cussons Imperial Leather shave-stick:cool:

WHOHO !!:w00t:

Todays shave with a almost 60 year old shave-stick, found it in a Shave-Kit of e-bay, unused and totally Exellent - it lathered like mad and was soo slick the razor just sliiiiiiiiides - How cool is that :cool: :cool: :cool:

fuerein
08-08-2006, 03:36 AM
Merker Classic w/ Israeli blade
Vulfix #406 brush
T&H Trafalgar cream
alum
Thayer's Witch Hazel
Pinaud Bay Rum

crackstar
08-08-2006, 03:57 AM
Edwin Jagger best badger
Dovo straight razor
Arko "Lemon" shaving cream :confused:
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
Dolce & Gabbana edt

I don't know why they call this Arko cream Lemon, it smells very soapy but nice!

Jeff

Scotto
08-08-2006, 05:19 AM
Shower: C&E Sandalwood bodywash, Nancy Boy shampoo, conditioner, and face wash

Shave:
Merkur Futur with Derby Extra blade
SR-208
Green Pond Sandalwood
D.R. Harris Sandalwood aftershave

http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3171

SLider
08-08-2006, 05:19 AM
Shavemac 30 mm silvertip
Merkur HD/Merkur
Taylor's pre-shave gel
Proraso green
Proraso A/S balm
SCS Bay rum w/ lime

ada8356
08-08-2006, 05:39 AM
Tuesday's

Merkur HD w/ Derby Extra
Vulfix 2234
Proraso pre/post as pre
Taylor's Avocado
Alum Bar
Thayer's Rose WH
Feather ASB

Burberry Brit EDT

First time with the Feather ASB, but it seems to have done a great job. I'll use it for a week though before making a final determination.

Dinder1
08-08-2006, 06:18 AM
Merkur Slant w/ Feather blade
Vulfix 2233
GFT Violet ( sample ) SC
Thayers Rose
Will G's #37 ASB

TraderJoe
08-08-2006, 06:28 AM
The Speick is great stuff! A pleasant, smooth shave, with no irritation...and a great scent to boot.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3177

Ironman
08-08-2006, 07:04 AM
Nationwide Campus Fixed Head Injector Razor w/ new CVS blade
Caswell Massey Pure Badger Travel Brush
Proraso Pre/Post (as Pre)
Proraso Soap
Burts Bees Lavender Complexion Mist
Brave Soldier Code Blue

First shave with the new razor. Personally, I like the look of it. I didn't see any finish problems, tooling marks, burrs, misaligned parts, excessively loose parts, etc. All in all, it looks like a very well built razor. The added length is also very nice, as I have large hands. The grip was very comfortable - no problems with slipping. I loaded a new CVS blade in the razor this morning, and you could tell that the razor was brand new, because it didn't want to let go of the key after I injected the new blade.

As for the shave, it was very good. I believe that other people have commented that the blade exposure was not as aggressive as older Schick Injectors, and I would agree. I did a three pass shave this morning (with the grain, across the grain, and against the grain) with no irritation.

Personally, I have found that a less agressive razor will yield a better shave. If I take too much off in the initial pass, especially on the neck, I'm likely to get at least one ingrown. Gradual reduction of the beard appears to work the best for me.

It's tough to judge a razor (or any other shaving equipment) on one use, but so far, so good. This was money well spent!

Suzuki
08-08-2006, 07:57 AM
Merkur slant with Derby blade
Simpsons Rover
Institute Karite shea butter soap
Body Shop tea tree toner
Proraso a/s splash
Neutrogena moisturizer with spf
Van Gils Basic Instinct edt

PottyDoctor
08-08-2006, 09:20 AM
Honeybee Oceania Shave Soap
ShaveMac 22579 Silvertip 23mm
Moss Scuttle over Mug Warmer
Merkur 1904 with Feather Blade
Rose Witch Hazel
Proraso A/S Cream

TomH
08-08-2006, 10:22 AM
My shave today:

-Merkur Classic LH w. E & C hartkopf blade
-Mü-Mac Silvertip
-SCS Shaving Oil
-Tom's of Maine Refreshing Mint sc
-Will G's A/S balm blend #7

Thomas

g8orshavr
08-08-2006, 10:29 AM
Merkur Vision w/ Derby Extra
Merkur "Vision" Silvertip Brush
Taylor's Sandalwood Shave Soap
Thayer's Rose
Trumper's Coral Skin Food

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3182

letterk
08-08-2006, 10:31 AM
40's SS w/ Derby
Vulfix 403
Proraso Green
Thayer's Lavender
Proraso pre/post
Issey Miyaki

SSLStudio
08-08-2006, 12:16 PM
Shower Aqua di Gio shampoo

-Fatboy Gillette/7am V2
-Proraso green
-Proraso pre
-BK8
-PSO
- Aqua di Gio shampoo a/s balm.

Bakerloo Line
08-08-2006, 01:14 PM
Cetaphil cleanser
King of Shaves gel applied by hand
Merkur Futur with Merkur blade
Generic moisturizer (store-brand)
Carolina Herrera 212 Men (new, and I really like it)

ouch
08-08-2006, 01:22 PM
V2235
40's SS w/Lebanese Personna
Taylor lavender
Thayer's lavender
Musgo Real splash

After yesterday's debacle, I had to go with a gentle setup.

jduffy
08-08-2006, 01:25 PM
Merkur Long Classic
Merkur Super Platinum Blade
C&E Travel Brush
Proraso Green Tube
Proraso Aftershave

It's amazing what a different shave the Merkur is compared to the Gillette Tech. It's like driving a race car after running about in a family sedan.

rustyblade
08-08-2006, 05:47 PM
http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10494/IMG_2252-small.JPG

Scorpio
08-08-2006, 06:43 PM
Proraso pre/post cream
Taylor's Rose
AOS Fine Badger Brush
Gillette Fat Boy w/Israeli blade
Neutrogena aftershave lotion
Hugh Parsons fragance

rschul2
08-08-2006, 07:24 PM
Merkur Slantbar w/ Feather Platinum
QEDessentials Badger & Blade Shave Stick
QEDman DaVinci Water
Feather ASB

AJS
08-09-2006, 12:52 AM
L'Occitane CADE Shave Soap
Shavemac 23mm Silvertip
!950 Ever Ready SE
GEM PTFE Coated Blade
Witch Hazel
L'Occitane CADE A/S Balm

Chagidiel
08-09-2006, 01:49 AM
Merkur 34c HD
Lord blade
Muehle-Pinsel Super Badger
Conk Lime soap


Life can be good, how some people never shave I cannot understand :biggrin:

fuerein
08-09-2006, 03:46 AM
Merker Classic w/ Israeli blade
Vulfix #406 brush
Proraso Green
alum
Thayer's Witch Hazel
Taylor OBS - MR. Taylor A/S

Today was the first time I've used the Proraso. Interesting cooling/tingling feeling from the menthol, surprised me at first. Does anyone know if Proraso has inherent styptic properties? I nicked myself on the first pass and thus when I relathered I saw a small red dot in the cream from the nick, but after that it never bled again and normally those don't stop bleeding that quickly.

Scotto
08-09-2006, 05:22 AM
Shower: Baxters Italian Lime-Pomegranite body wash, Nancy Boy shampoo, conditioner, and face wash

Shave:
Merkur Futur with Derby Extra blade
SR3226 silvertip :drool:
D.R. Harris Arlington shave soap
D.R. Harris Pink aftershave
Green Pond aftershaving milk

D.R. Harris Arlington cologne
http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3173

ada8356
08-09-2006, 05:33 AM
Wednesday's

Merkur HD w/ Derby
Vulfix 2234
Proraso pre/post as pre
Nancy Boy Cream
Alum Bar
Feather ASB

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male EDT

I hadn't used the NB in quite a while and I sure was disappointed this time... it just didn't seem very slick at all. This was the first time that I had used it in conjunction with the Proraso pre so maybe that had some negative effect on it.

Dinder1
08-09-2006, 05:44 AM
Shavemac razor w/ Derby blade
Geo F. Trumper 2236 brush
Geo F. Trumper 50% lime 50% coconut SC
Thayer's Rose
Will G's #37 ASB
EAU D'ITALIE EDT

TraderJoe
08-09-2006, 06:42 AM
Musgo Real Hair/Body Wash

C&E Super Badger
Pre DeProvence Shave Soap
Merkur Progress w/ Feather
Witch Hazel
Musgo Real AS Splash
Feather ASB

rschul2
08-09-2006, 09:33 AM
Merkur Slantbar w/ Feather Platinum Blade
Simpson Polo 10 Super
Salter's Citrus Shave Cream
QEDman Peppermint Hydrosol
Brave Soldier Code Blue Aftershave

boboakalfb
08-09-2006, 09:48 AM
Merkur HD-Derby Extra
C&E Best Badger
C&E Sienna Shave Soap
Thayers Lavender WH
C&E Sienna ASB
Taylor's Sandlewood Cologne

ada8356
08-09-2006, 09:56 AM
Musgo Real Hair/Body Wash

C&E Super Badger
Pre DeProvence Shave Soap
Merkur Progress w/ Feather
Witch Hazel
Musgo Real AS Splash
Feather ASB

Where's the Musgo Real shave cream to complete this tri-fecta!?:confused1 :001_tt2:

TraderJoe
08-09-2006, 10:00 AM
Where's the Musgo Real shave cream to complete this tri-fecta!?:confused1 :001_tt2:

I was waiting for you to send me a tube :lol:

Quagmire
08-09-2006, 10:17 AM
Merkur "Hefty Classic" w/merkur blade
Vulfix 2197
Taylor's Almond cream
Dickinson's witch hazel w/peppermint EO
Proraso After Shave Balm
Bath & Body Cologne Glacier Bay

letterk
08-09-2006, 10:32 AM
40's SS w/ Derby
Vulfix 403
Honeybee Spa Vetyver soap
Thayer's Lavender
C&E Nomad ASB
Penhaligon's 1870

I really need to get me a large bottle of that 1870. And might as well get the cream, too.

ouch
08-09-2006, 01:47 PM
EJ4CE
Merkur 23C long handle w/Lebanese Pesonna
Taylor avocado
Thayer's rose
Coral skin food

ouch
08-09-2006, 01:51 PM
Shower: Baxters Italian Lime-Pomegranite body wash, Nancy Boy shampoo, conditioner, and face wash

Shave:
Merkur Futur with Derby Extra blade
SR3226 silvertip :drool:
D.R. Harris Arlington shave soap
D.R. Harris Pink aftershave
Green Pond aftershaving milk

D.R. Harris Arlington cologne


How does that Green Pond a/s milk stack up to the Harris? I've heard it's like the old formula. I also noticed you tried the GP sandalwood- any good?

rafikz
08-09-2006, 02:53 PM
Nivea sensitive cleanser
75% Bodyshop, 25% Proraso Red (interesting minty sandalwood-cinnamon smell)
Nivea sens. balm
XS Black

SSLStudio
08-09-2006, 03:20 PM
Wednesday's

Merkur HD w/ Derby
Vulfix 2234
Proraso pre/post as pre
Nancy Boy Cream
Alum Bar
Feather ASB

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male EDT

I hadn't used the NB in quite a while and I sure was disappointed this time... it just didn't seem very slick at all. This was the first time that I had used it in conjunction with the Proraso pre so maybe that had some negative effect on it.

Hi ,

Use more water to make the NB lather, I had the same problem till one time by accident there got in alot of water into my shavebowl.. too late to get it out I had to swirl my brush..out came great usable lather ! I used the NB with proraso PRE 2 days ago ! very nice..its not the proraso pre's fault..its your water ! we underestimate the water quality to make lather !

crackstar
08-09-2006, 03:53 PM
Omega brush
Merkur Vision
Palmolive shaving cream (European version)
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
Grey Flannel edt

rustyblade
08-09-2006, 05:28 PM
http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10494/IMG_2260-small.JPG

scarface
08-09-2006, 07:28 PM
Wednesday:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/myt_mouse28/IMG_0042.jpg

TomH
08-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Wednesday:

-Merkur Progress w.DERBY blade (4th shave)
-SCS best badger
-Shave Deluxe Shaving Oil
-OLIVIA's Eichenmoos (oakmoss) shave soap
-OLIVIA's unscented A/S balm

Thomas

Chagidiel
08-10-2006, 02:55 AM
Thursday

Merkur HD
Wilkinson Blade
Muehle-Pinsel Super Badger
Wilkinson soap in a bowl - Black

Nice shave with the underestimated Wilkinson soap, great lather, very fresh scent:smile:

fuerein
08-10-2006, 03:20 AM
Gillette Tech w/ Derby
Vulfix #406 brush
Musgo Real cream
alum
Thayer's Witch Hazel
SCS B&B Bay Rum w/ a Twist

AJS
08-10-2006, 03:59 AM
Taylor's Avocado Shave Cream
Superior Brushes 25mm Super
Merkur HD
Derby Blade
L'Occitane CADE A/S Balm

crackstar
08-10-2006, 04:00 AM
Omega brush
Merkur progress with new blade
Gold-Dachs Spezial shaving soap
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
Thierry Mugler A Men edt

what a shave! :thumbup1: :thumbup: :badger:

Jeff

Scotto
08-10-2006, 05:23 AM
Shower: Molton Brown Black Pepper Re-Charge bodywash, Nancy Boy body wash (used as shampoo accidentally), conditioner, and face wash

Shave:
Merkur Futur with Derby Extra Blade
SR3124 Silvertip
D.R. Harris Lavender cream (thanks, Jay!)
D.R. Harris Pink aftershave

Czech & Speake #88
http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3192

I am working on an article on Harris aftershaves - stay tuned for that in the future.

Dinder1
08-10-2006, 05:36 AM
Shavemac razor w/ Derby blade
Shavemac 23mm in pure
Pre de Provence SS
QED Da Vinci Water
Baxter ASB

ada8356
08-10-2006, 05:41 AM
Thursday's

Merkur HD w/ Derby (only the 4th use, but obviously one too many)
Vulfix 2234
Mama Bear's Soap - Romance Silver
Alum Bar
Thayer's Rose WH
Feather ASB

Clinique Happy EDT

Must've got a bad Derby this week... usually can shave 5 to 6 times with one with no problem.

TraderJoe
08-10-2006, 06:23 AM
Omega Boar
NWC Fixed Injector
Shick Inj. Blade
AOS Sandalwood Soap
Witch Hazel
AOS Sandalwood ASB
AOS Sandalwood EDT

Suzuki
08-10-2006, 06:36 AM
Merkur slant
Derby blade
Vulfix pur badger
JM Fraser cream
Alum
Thayer's a/s
Proraso splash
Neutrogena post-shave defence a/s balm
Atkinsons English Lavender edt

SLider
08-10-2006, 08:16 AM
Merkur HD/Merkur
Shavemac 30mm silvertip
AOS lavender cream
CAR Summer Sage tonic
CAR peppermint AS balm

Quagmire
08-10-2006, 08:19 AM
Merkur HD w/merkur blade (ouch, one too many shaves)
Vulfix 2197
Proraso Cream (green tube)
Dickinson's witch hazel w/peppermint EO
Proraso After Shave Balm
Styptic Pencil
Bath & Body Cologne Glacier Bay

boboakalfb
08-10-2006, 09:12 AM
Merkur HD-Derby Extra
SR-208
SCS Almond Shave Soap
Thayers Rose WH
Proraso Pre/Post
Taylor's Mr. Taylor Cologne

TomH
08-10-2006, 09:34 AM
Thursday-an all natural shave today:

-Merkur classic LH w. fresh SHARP blade
-SMF II brush
-PSO Shaving Oil
-OLIVIA's Wassermann shave soap
-LOGONA MANN A/S balm

Thomas

SSLStudio
08-10-2006, 09:35 AM
Excecutive Gillette Silver/Fresh SHARP Blade
Arko Sensitive
Muhle SB pinsel
Guerlain a/s
Micheal a/s Balm
Ralph Lauren EDT Romance

ponyplayer
08-10-2006, 10:06 AM
Thursday

Schick Injector w/ Schick blade
Bic Metal (new) for upper lip & touchups
Vulfix 41 Silvertip
Taylor's Sandalwood cream
QED Lavender H2O
Tendskin
CAR Peppermint balm
Trumper's Coral skin food

Trumper's Eucris edt

A most excellent shave. I have to use the Vulfix brush more often as it is just a pleasure to use....this thing is big enough to mop the floor.


The Eucris is fabulous.

I will be skipping a day on Friday as I have a wedding to attend on Saturday.

Have a great day.

Patrick

mantic
08-10-2006, 10:06 AM
Cetaphil cleanser
Coates Tea Tree
Savile Row SR23 brush
NWC Injector (fixed head)/new Schick Injector blade
JASON Witchvera

I decided to try a hot-off-the-rack Injector blade after seeing a few comments about the NWC Injector blades that were new old stock (mine had a 1997 copyright on it). There was a significant improvemebt in today's shave--much closer and smoother. Still not quite as close as my usual Merkur Progress/Israeli Personna combo, but a damn fine "A-" shave.

-Mark

letterk
08-10-2006, 10:18 AM
Merkur HD w/ ebay Gillette
Vulfix 403
Arko Sensitive cream
Thayer's Lavender
C&E Nomad ASB
Penhaligon's Blemheim Bouquet

From Arko to Penhaligon's. How's that swing!

jduffy
08-10-2006, 10:58 AM
Merkur Long Classic w/ Merkur Super Platinum
C&E Travel Brush
C&E Sweet Almond Oil Cream
Baxter of California Aftershave

I have to get me one of those Alum blocks just to check it out.

g8orshavr
08-10-2006, 11:52 AM
Merkur Vision w/ Derby Extra
Merkur "Vision" Silvertip Brush
C&E Sweet Almond Oil Cream
AOS Alum Block
AOS Unscented A/S Balm
Floris Santal EDT

madmedic
08-10-2006, 12:26 PM
Thursday:

Merkur HD/Israeli Blade
Simpsons B6
Proraso Green Tub
Proraso A/S Splash
Proraso Pre/Post
Taylors #74 Limes Cologne


Brian

ouch
08-10-2006, 02:12 PM
SR208
Shumate straight, circa 1904-1919
D. R. Harris Arlington cream
Ghetto DaVinci water
Proraso splash
Proraso crema liquida
Penhaligon's Castile

Fell off the straight razor horse a few days ago, so I had to jump back on. For me, the key to straights is to abandon any attempt to replicate a BBS DE shave. Just ain't happenin'. If I concentrate on smoothness, rather than removing every last vestige of stubble, I can do okay.

Ironman
08-10-2006, 04:16 PM
I decided to try a hot-off-the-rack Injector blade after seeing a few comments about the NWC Injector blades that were new old stock (mine had a 1997 copyright on it). There was a significant improvemebt in today's shave--much closer and smoother. Still not quite as close as my usual Merkur Progress/Israeli Personna combo, but a damn fine "A-" shave.

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that is getting darn good shaves with the NWC fixed head injector razor. I've been using a CVS brand blade in mine for three shaves now, and I'm still getting good results. True, my face isn't getting absolutely glassy smooth, and there's still the slightest hint of stubble in a few problem spots, but I've found that when I try to go for that ultimate finish is when I get into trouble. :blushing:

rustyblade
08-10-2006, 04:43 PM
http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10494/IMG_2267-small.JPG

Scorpio
08-10-2006, 06:39 PM
Proraso pre/post cream
T&H Trafalgar
AOS travel fine badger brush
Slim Adjustable w/Israeli Personna
Neutrogena AS Lotion
Hugh Parsons Fragance for Men

scarface
08-10-2006, 08:08 PM
Thursday:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/myt_mouse28/IMG_0043.jpg

crackstar
08-11-2006, 04:15 AM
Omega brush
Dovo straight razor
Arko shaving soap
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
DR Harris Bay Rum aftershave

a work of art of a shave today!

Jeff

fuerein
08-11-2006, 04:32 AM
Gillette Tech w/ Derby
Vulfix #406 brush
Taylor Rose Cream
alum
Thayer's Witch Hazel
Taylor's Mr. Taylor A/S

Scotto
08-11-2006, 05:43 AM
Shower: T&H West Indian Limes shampoo and body wash; Nancy Boy conditioner and face wash

Shave:
Merkur Futur with Derby Extra blade
Savile Row super
T&H West Indian Limes
Taylor no.74 Victorian Lime aftershave
Limes skin food

Taylor no.74 Victorian Lime cologne
http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3193

The T&H Lime is rapidly becoming one of my favorite creams, especially this time of the year.

MJB
08-11-2006, 05:45 AM
Merkur HD/Derby
Shavemac silvertip 26 mmm

SCS Preshave oil
QED Grapefruit Peppermint
Thayer's Lemon
Trumper's Lime Skin Food

Florida Water cologne

ada8356
08-11-2006, 05:58 AM
Friday's

Merkur HD w/ Fresh Derby
Vulfix 2234
Mama Bear's Soap - Spellbound Woods
Feather ASB

Burberry Brit EDT

Today was my M3 replica shave day... only one pass!:lol:

The Burberry Brit compliments the Spellbound Woods very well.

Suzuki
08-11-2006, 06:04 AM
Merkur travel razor with Derby blade
No-name pure badger
QED bay rum shaving stick
Thayer's lavender
Addidas dry ice a/s
Evian moisturizer with spf
Musgo Real #2 Oakmoss edt

This is my work set-up (for now), which is quite serviceable - the QED sticks and decants I got from Scotto make it very easy to put together multiple shaving set-ups with the variety that I like.

SLider
08-11-2006, 07:14 AM
Merkur HD/Feather
Shavemac 30mm silvertip
Proraso pre/post (as pre)
Nancyboy Shavecream
Thayer's Lavender WH
Hydrolast Summer Sage tonic
Hydrolast Peppermint AS cream

Nancy boy cream did NOT lather well at all, but the shave was smoooooooth.
leaving WH and the tonic in the fridge makes for a cool AS formula, fantastic

TraderJoe
08-11-2006, 07:45 AM
Omega Boar Brush
Speick Shave Stick
NWC Injector W/ Shick Blade (2nd use)
Witch Hazel
Aqua Velva AS Splash
Feather ASB
Speick EDC

Have a great weekend gents.

Dinder1
08-11-2006, 07:47 AM
Shavemac razor w/ Derby blade
Shavemac 23mm silvertip
KMF Cool Mint SC
Thayers Rose
Baxter ASB

TomH
08-11-2006, 09:45 AM
Friday:

-Gillette Adj. FatBoy w.US Personna
-Mühle Badger Brush
-PSO Shaving Oil
-Cella Crema Sapone
-SANTE After Shave Lotion

Thomas

jduffy
08-11-2006, 10:00 AM
Merkur Long Classic w/ Merkur Super Platinum
C&E Travel Brush
C&E Sweet Almond Oil Cream
Baxter of California Aftershave

Scorpio
08-11-2006, 11:33 AM
Proraso pre/post cream
AOS Fine Badger brush
T&H Rose
Gillette SS Blue tip w/ Israeli blade
Neutrogena AS lotion
T&H 1805 fragance

rschul2
08-11-2006, 02:10 PM
Merkur Slantbar w/ Feather Platinum Blade
Simpson Chubby 1 Super
QEDessentials Special 218 Shave Stick
QEDman DaVinci Water
Brave Soldier Code Blue Aftershave

Queen of Blades
08-11-2006, 02:49 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=3204

rustyblade
08-11-2006, 04:19 PM
http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10494/IMG_2273-small.JPG

Chagidiel
08-11-2006, 04:19 PM
Friday

Merkur Futur
Lord Blade
Merkur Futur Brush
Tabac soap :biggrin:

First shave with the Tabac... Exellent stuff :w00t:

Aky007
08-12-2006, 04:07 AM
Saturday
Merkur future
Derby blade
Omega pure badger brush
Proraso shaving soap
Proraso aftershave cream
Lagerfeld spray

crackstar
08-12-2006, 05:21 AM
Savile Row badger
Merkur Vision
Speick shaving cream
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer
SCS New Spice edt

Jeff

Dinder1
08-12-2006, 05:33 AM
Shavemac razor w/ Derby blade
Shavemac 23mm in pure
L'occitane CADE SS
CADE AS

Quagmire
08-12-2006, 06:00 AM
Merkur HD w/wilkerson blade
Taylor's almond cream
vulfix 2197
Dickinson's witch hazel w/peppermint EO
Proraso AS balm

Must say I like the wilkerson sword blade. It's the first time I've used it. Not to bad.

Chagidiel
08-12-2006, 06:55 AM
Saturday

Edwin Jagger faux ivory razor
Kleen blade :smile:
Merkur Futur Brush
Woods of Windson mugsoap
Natural AS balm

fuerein
08-12-2006, 07:06 AM
Superspeed
Derby blade
C&E Almond Cream
Alum
Thayers Witch Hazel
Pinauld Bay Rum

Day was my smoothest shave yet, so nice!

madmedic
08-12-2006, 07:48 AM
Merkur HD/Israeli Blade
Kenk BK4
Salters Fresh Mint SC
Proraso A/S Splash
Trumpers Coral Skinfood

Pecksniff's Citrus Cologne

Brian

ada8356
08-12-2006, 09:31 AM
Saturday's

Merkur HD w/ Derby
Vulfix 2234
QED Soap - Fresh Lime
Classic Alum Bar
Thayer's Rose WH
Feather ASB

Jean Pual Gaultier Le Male EDT

g8orshavr
08-12-2006, 09:34 AM
Merkur Vision w/ Derby Extra
Merkur "Vision" Silvertip Brush
Taylor's Avocado Shave Cream
AOS Alum Block
AOS Unscented A/S Balm
Dolce & Gabbana EDT

rschul2
08-12-2006, 10:15 AM
Merkur Slantbar w/ Feather Blade
Simpson PJ3 Super
Salter's Citrus Shave Cream
QEDman Peppermint Tonic
Brave Soldier Code Blue ASB

TraderJoe
08-12-2006, 11:22 AM
Hot Towel for a few minutes
Omega Boar Brush
ARKO Shaving Soap Stick
Merkur Progress
Feather Blade
Pinaud Clubman Aftershave

This was my first ever use of ARKO shave soap. The shave was quick, simple, and smooth!

Hope you gents and gals are enjoying your weekend

crackstar
08-12-2006, 12:22 PM
Joe, isn't the Arko soap great? How do you like the lather of it and that soapy smell?

Jeff

TraderJoe
08-12-2006, 12:46 PM
Joe, isn't the Arko soap great? How do you like the lather of it and that soapy smell?

Jeff

Jeff, the arko soap is wonderful. Hopefully there is an extra spot available in Arkoholics Anonymous. The lather is superb and comes easily. I believe I'm using the stick in a different manner than others, but I'll be playing around with that in the next few days. The smell is wonderful! It reminds me of Williams Mug soap (as far as scent only), but more potent. It blended well with the Pinaud clubman too.

crackstar
08-12-2006, 01:26 PM
:lol: I reserved you a seat in Arkoholics Anonymous in the VIP section! Enjoy that great soap!

Jeff

TraderJoe
08-12-2006, 01:42 PM
VIP! Thanks!

I sure will enjoy it. I am really into soaps lately and now that I'm starting to round out my collection I don't see my creams getting much use at all.

You seem to be somewhat of a shaving soap aficianado, and based on your rave reviews alone, I bought 7 of these things last week. I'm worried that won't be enough. What if they stop making them? Maybe I should buy 100 of them.

How many do you keep on hand?

btw - I enjoy the scent so much, that I've been washing my hands with the stick.

crackstar
08-12-2006, 02:14 PM
Joe, I have a lot of soaps, but I still have more creams, I think. Definitely, I love Arko, it's my favorite soap, but I keep 10 other soaps, like Col. Conk, Mama Bear, and Gold-Dachs Spezial, which is off the market now unfortunately. I doubt that Arko soap would meet that fate, because it's so popular. BTW, I use mine ONLY for shaving, even though I have a few more unstarted ones, I want them to last forever! :lol: I gave a stick of it to my dad and even he loves it, he's going to be 85 this month, and he became a dedicated wetshaver once again!

Jeff

TraderJoe
08-12-2006, 02:30 PM
I gave a stick of it to my dad and even he loves it, he's going to be 85 this month, and he became a dedicated wetshaver once again!

Jeff

Thats great Jeff! I'm pretty sure Arko will still be in my "rotation" when I get to be that old.

jduffy
08-12-2006, 04:20 PM
Merkur Long Classic w/ Merkur Super Platinum
C&E Travel Brush
Geo F. Trumpers Violet Cream (Last day using it, giving rest to a friend.)
Baxter of California Aftershave

rustyblade
08-12-2006, 04:54 PM
http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10494/IMG_2278-small.JPG

javyn
08-12-2006, 07:40 PM
Shower: Kiss My Face Olive Oil bar, Salux wash cloth.

Shave:

Proraso Pre
SMF II
Will G Lime Emerald soap
NWC Fixed Injector & Schick blade
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
Will G Sandalwood A/S balm (thanks, Stelios!)
http://home.houston.rr.com/johnavery/images/sotd081206.jpg

madmedic
08-13-2006, 04:17 AM
Gillette 1959 SS with Israeli Blade
Vulfix #18
Kent Soap
Proraso Pre/Post
Old Spice A/S Splash


Brian

fuerein
08-13-2006, 05:54 AM
Gillette Superspeed
Derby Blade
Salter Lime shave cream
alum
Thayers Witch Hazel
SCS Bay Run w/ a Twist

Chagidiel
08-13-2006, 08:36 AM
Sunday

Gillette Rocket
Lord Blade
Muehle Pinsel Super Badger
Erasmic shave soap
No-name AS splash

First shave with the Erasmic, quite nice, very unusual smell, good though..

crackstar
08-13-2006, 09:04 AM
Omega brush
Dovo straight razor
Arko shaving soap (my old reliable!)
St-Ives Intensive Relief moisturizer

Jeff

Dinder1
08-13-2006, 09:46 AM
Shavemac razor w/Derby blade
Shavemac 23mm in finest
Charles Tyrwhitt Lemon & cedar SC
QED Da Vinci Water
Charles Tyrwhitt Lemon & Cedar ASB

Scotto
08-13-2006, 11:10 AM
Merkur Futur with Derby Extra blade
SR3226 silvertip
Omega shave cream
QED Peppermint tonic
Baxters ASB

Acqua di Parma cologne

thatbrian
08-13-2006, 11:47 AM
Not too long ago I recall asking my wife to come and look (at the computer screen) at these disturbed people who post pictures of their shaving gear on this site!

Here I am, not a month later in my bathroom doing a photo shoot of a razor/brush stand. :scared:

:biggrin: Well, here is my latest: Murkur SS Safety Razor/Brush Stand purchased from Classic Shaving for $74.99 http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/522941/430006.htm#image_1

It just fits the C&E $35 brush and it looks like it would accept just about any safety razor. It's very heavy and seems well constructed.

Sorry. I posted this in the wrong place, I meant to put it in Acquisitions.

rustyblade
08-13-2006, 01:02 PM
Very nice razor stand Brian, I have the same one. Is yours a 30mm capable stand? Mine is, I find these stands capable of holding any razor and brush you can throw at it!

My SOTD:

http://www.shavemyface.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10494/IMG_2281-small.JPG

Scorpio
08-13-2006, 01:15 PM
Proraso pre/post cream
AOS fine Badger brush
Taylor's Lavender
Gillette Black Tip SS = BBS
Neutrogena AS lotion
Nivea for men Moisturizer

I don't know what I did different today but the shave was the best and smoothest since I started almost 3 months ago.

letterk
08-13-2006, 02:27 PM
Merkur Classic w/ Derby
Vulfix 403
Barbasol Brushless cream
Thayers Lavender
Cetaphil face lotion