Nothing special, Just want to share my 1st experience using my birth year razor:
Gillette Super Speed B4 1956
Beard age - 2 days
Pre Shave Prep:
Just finished shower, so face already washed...just re-wet face with hot water
and applied Proraso Pre/Post shave Aloe/Green tea
Using my EJ Best Badger brush, whipped up a load of lather off of some EJ aloe soap and slathered
it to good coverage on my cheeks and neck ( I have a goatee)
Now to the razor...I decided to use a Rainbow blade (not seen them mentioned a lot on B&B)
since in my first two months of DE shaving, they've performed the best in my EJ 89DL.
Single WTG pass all around...hmm, feeling nice, no issues around my two 'trouble' areas. I'm
liking the heft and feel of this razor. I'm especially liking the grip when wet. My one criticism
of the EJ 89DL is it's slippery when wet, even with the lines on the handle.
Back to the shave...re-lathered with the brush and then squeezed the remaining suds out of the
brush and applied this by hand...face looked like I had just covered it with half a can of Barbasol...
did I tell you I love EJ soaps?
Second pass ATG all around, with a few XTG on my jawline. I'm practically floating now as I'm
realizing just how good a shave I just got. I was worried that my anticipated hype about my birth
year razor would fall flat. Not in the least!!
Uh oh...noticed a few spots of blood on my neck..whew, just interrupted a blackhead that was
starting to erupt and I hadn't noticed. Now a rinse with cold water, pat dry, and apply my vintage
Old Spice AS (bought sometime in the '70s)..2 minutes later a quick rinse and then I applied some
LEA AS balm.
Conclusion: Extremely satisfied with my '56 Gillette SS. It met and even surpassed my pre-shave
expectation. I had as good a shave if not better than my best with the EJ 89DL. It was also the 1st shave
I've had with a TTO razor in over 30 years. Why did I ever give up
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading. Now what's next on the RAD list??