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« on: July 09, 2012, 08:59:57 PM »

Hello fellow chrome domes:

Hope all is well with U and your families.  I wanted to start a SOTD... Shave of the Day
(Safety Razor Version) thread.  Post up your safety razor SOTD.

I will start with my SOTD...just had a very relaxing evening shave. Right on!

Razor:  Weber DLC
Blade:  Astra SP
Shave soap:  Mike's Natural Soap (orange/cederwood/pepper)
Brush:  Semogue 620 boar brush

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 05:13:25 AM »

Man that lather looks rich. I can't wait to get my DE and other items. They should come tomorrow.

My plan for tomorrow evening is to take a nice hot shower when I get home from work and then prep and have my first DE shave.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 06:40:40 AM »


Thanks Warhawk.  This should be a great thread.  I hope the DE shavers keep it up.  So interesting to see what others use.

This was my shave of the day :

Razor : Lion
Blade : Supermax Titanium
Shave Soap : Nuage shave oil followed by "Perfect Shave" Shave soap
Brush : Tweezerman
Aftershave : Old Spice Classic
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 08:55:16 AM »

@ Mike:  I'm looking forward to your DE journey. 

@ Waine:  Thanks 4 your contribution.  I'm hoping that it will spark some interest.  As most of U know I have a new found love for safety razors and I hope 2 help any DE or SE newbie.

WARHAWK Right on!
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 10:25:38 AM »

Going to have a nice, slow evening shave post-workout and shower using the following:

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89
Blade: Derby Extra
Shave cream: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
Brush: Vulfix 1016 Pure Badger
Aftershave: Cold water and Osage Rub

Looking forward to trying out some different blades and shave creams/soaps.  Probably going to buy a puck of Van Der Hagen from Wal-Mart and order some Proraso cream at some point.  The DE shaves have been getting better and better, but I'm still on the quest for the perfect shave!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 10:31:12 AM »

WTG Bill... That is an awesome set up and great way 2 finish off a work out.  How do U like your Vulfix 1016?

WARHAWK Right on!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 10:37:00 AM »

Hey Warhawk,

The Vulfix makes a great lather and seems durable (not losing many hairs), but I have no comparison to any other badger brushes as this is my first one.  I'm sure at some point in the future I'll be getting a second brush to experiment with!
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 01:48:55 PM »

Hello from Germany,

I'm shaving my face only every other day...so my setup from yesterday (Monday) evening:

I Had a nice smooth shave with:

Razor: A white bakelite slant I recently purchased at e-bay...really a nice and gentle toy...
Blade: Astra Super Platinum
Brush: Frank Shaving in finest badger quality, 24 mm knot and really smooth
Soap: Dutch "Vergulde Hand" Stick, gives a rich and soft lather, lathered directly on the face
AS: A classical East german AS, "TÜFF sensitiv", little alcohol and a lot of herbal essences, kind of a secret tip in the german DE scene.

Was really relaxing after a busy working day.

Best wishes from Germany, and always a sharp blade in the razor... Wink

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 09:54:14 PM »

This morning and most mornings: (face shave)
Tweezerman brush
Proraso shave cream (from the tube)
Edwin Jagger DE87bl razor
Derby Extra blades (or sometimes feather or shark)
Clubman aftershave or aqua velva.

I also have a merkur 34c that I sometimes use, but I've been on the EJ kick for about 3 years. after playing with different aftershaves for a number of years, I landed on those two as my favorites.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 10:28:36 PM »

@ Stevie Hood... Nice set up & nice pic.  The Astra SP is my go to blade.

@ Bucksfan... Nice set up.  U can never go wrong with an EJ.

WARHAWK Right on!
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 02:49:12 AM »

Hi, me again.

Normally it's only every other day shaving time. But yesterday (Tuesday) I got a little package with some nice gimmicks...and so in the evening I had to try them out. So, here is the "Extra-setup":

Razor: Gillette Super adjustable from 1973 (my new "Black Beauty")  Wink
Blade: As almost always: Astra SP (new)
Soap: Palmolive stick, my "everyday soap"
Brush: A new Mühle finest badger with a chromed brass handle, really heavy (190 grams)
AS: Tüff sensitive

The adjustable on level 6 did a good job. Needs a little practise I think, the Gillette angle is a little bit different to the Merkur angle. But it went ok, without any cuts or nicks.
The new brush made a whole lot of foam...and the extra weight feels nice in the hand. But I was a little afraid of ruining the sink if the brush would slip off my hand... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 03:55:32 AM »

This morning's shave

Head

Razor : HeadBlade Sport
Blade : Gillette Contour Plus (yellow adaptor)
Soap : "Prep" shaving cream followed by "Perfect Shave" shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S : Brut "Spirit" (in the blue bottle)

Face :

Razor : Lion
Blade : Supermax Super Platinum
Soap : "Prep" shaving cream followed by "Perfect Shave" shaving soap
Brush : Tweezerman
A/S : Brut "Spirit" (in the blue bottle)
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 05:21:26 AM »

I can't wait to join this Party!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 06:46:03 AM »

My Vacation started today....maybe tomorrow when I get paid I will go up to the art of shaving at the Mall of La. and check out some of their DE's...just sayin'
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2012, 12:33:48 PM »

Mike,  Looking forward to hearing how it goes. I have had some problems in the past with using a DE razor. I probably wnet to fast or didn't use the right angle.

Warhawk. Thanks fro the words of encouragement. I will have to give it another try soon.
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