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  • waldenMA
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    21 days ago

    June 4, 2024

    • Brush: AP Shave Co. - 24mm Synbad Fan
    • Razor: Chiseled Face - Legacy Raw Titanium (#69)
    • Blade: Feather New Hi-Stainless (3)
    • Lather: Central Texas Soaps - Cherry Pipe - Soap
    • Post Shave: Chatillon Lux - Weinstrasse - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: Bulldog - Original Moisturizer
    • Fragrance: Stirling Soap Co. - Varen - EdT

    This soap is getting very low! I think it only has one more shave in it.

    The Feather is still working quite well. Feather, of course, has a reputation for always being called “the sharpest” and “the best”. The first few times I tried them I got lots of irritation. As the story so often goes, I’m either better at shaving now, or maybe I just found a razor that works well with them, but I’ve been getting great shaves.

    The world of Linux is another nerdy community that I’m semi tuned into, and there’s a running joke about people saying “I use Arch, btw”. Arch, in this case, is not beginner friendly relative to a lot of other operating systems, but it has a lot of hardcore fans. Feather is the same way, with expert shavers saying “I use Feather, btw”, and recommending them to new shavers.

    • PorkButtsNTaters666
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      21 days ago

      We need to find the equivalent of Manjaro for blades: Based on Feather, but with a decent installer.

      ~Yes, I use Manjaro, why you’r asking?~

    • gcgallant
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      21 days ago

      The Feather blades are ground keener than other blades. The Refined Shave (no longer around) did sharpness testing (using a BESS tester) of a number of DE blades and Feather tested as the keenest. However, great keenness is accompanied by great edge fragility. The reduction in keenness from the first to second shave was the largest that was tested as well. I use Feather, btw.

      The world of Linux is another nerdy community

      It is at that! As an embedded systems guy, “I use Yocto, btw”. … for a target Linux OS. For host development, I use whatever distribution is easiest for me to run as a VM under VirtualBox.

  • djundjilaMA
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    21 days ago

    K.I.S.S.

    • Brush: Rubberset 400 (unnumbered, with a 26 mm Zenith knot at 63 mm loft) #HOLLOW #TOLL
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries GEM Division - MM24 #FLIPTOP #MODERNGEM #RUSTYBUTTRUSTY
    • Blade: Personna - GEM PTFE
    • Lather: Nordic Shaving Company - Coffee
    • Post Shave: Stirling Soap Co. - Orange Chill
    • Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri

    Theme: Coffee note. ✅
    Relevant post & frag: Orange (single note, OJ after coffee) ✅
    Challenge: Spearhead 20.1 is my favourite dead base, Stirling mutton my favourite current base. ✅
    #Photocontest: Bokeh balls ✅
    Keeping it simple ✅

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      21 days ago

      Great photo! And, thanks for showing me what tags to use with the MM24. I’ll use it at some point in the LG but, as usual, I’m planning one day at a time :/

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        21 days ago

        Thanks! This year, I’m also making it up as we go :)

  • gcgallant
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    21 days ago

    June 4, 2024

    • Brush: AP Shave Co Lemondrop 28mm SynBad
    • Razor: Gillette Slim Aristocrat H4 (setting: 7)
    • Blade: Personna Platinum (5)
    • Lather: Wholly Kaw - Peach Karma - Cream
    • Post Shave: Ariana & Evans - Peach & Cognac - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: Thayers - Lemon - Toner
    • Fragrance: Zaharoff Curly Scents - Of the Immortals - Eau de Parfum
    • Talc: Yardley Classic
       

    I’m a big fan of Wholly Kaw. I think Sri does a great job of coming up with soap bases and scents [Entropy Man?!] . The vegan base used for Peach Karma is velvety and super slick, and the post-shave feel is gentle and nourished. Well done!

    The height of the soap-base wars occurred before I became interested in wetshaving. In recent memory, I think that the Spearhead 20.1 base didn’t need to go. It could easily live alongside the Highland base. And, back to Wholly Kaw, for the moment it appears that the Siero base (which I quite like), is produced in parallel with the newer, and also great, Crème Fraîche base. I suspect that Crème Fraîche will supercede Siero, though, which I think would be a shame. Thankfully, I have a lot of soap in both bases.

  • PorkButtsNTaters666
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    21 days ago

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024: Zingari Zischtig


    I got a new straight razor today, and I immediately wanted to try it out. The shop promised that it would be shave-ready, and it provided indeed a good, smooth shave right out of the box. The Blaireau de la République is now officially the Zingari Zischtig brush.

    Have a good day!

    ~Shared via emacs & sotd.el~

    • djundjilaMA
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      21 days ago

      I’ve recently been lusting over a few Ertan Süer razors on the bay. Funny coincidence to see this pop up here.