Share your shave of the day for Sunday!

  • waldenOPMA
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    16 days ago

    June 9, 2024

    • Brush: AP Shave Co. - 24mm Synbad Fan
    • Razor: Gillette Tech (Z-4)
    • Blade: Bolzano Superinox (German) (1)
    • Lather: Mike’s Natural Soaps - Orange, Cedarwood, and Black Pepper - Soap
    • Post Shave: Chatillon Lux - Lamplight Penance - Toner

    Nice.

  • PorkButtsNTaters666
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    16 days ago

    Sunday, June 9, 2024: Megalodon Sunday


    I put my razors back on the (synthetic) stones, and this time I seem to have gotten it right – even the Koraat, for which I was most unsure.

    Have a good Sunday!

    ~Shared via emacs & sotd.el~

    • gcgallant
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      16 days ago

      The Koraat steel is high hardness and takes a bit longer to take an edge. But, the steel can support a very refined edge.

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        16 days ago

        My principal issue is the smile - I much prefer honing straight straight razor, and I find it so much more complicated.

        Edit: Thank you for your last video, which was not only very instructive, but contained also glamour shots of your TI.

        • gcgallant
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          16 days ago

          Since most knives are curved, knife sharpeners thinking nothing about it. But, it does take a while to become comfortable with curvy shapes. I did a video on honing a smiling razor, but I don’t think it was very informative. My Koraat 7/8 has a good smile to it, but it was honed in November and that damn steel never gives up an edge ;-). I’ll do another smiling edge video if I get a good example. Perhaps @whosgotthepudding can help me find one.

          Thank you for watching the video. I hope there was something useful in there for you. The abalone scales on the TI are much more interesting IRL because they change as the light moves. The 7/8 full hollow from TI is excellent. My other TIs are 6/8. I noticed the difference immediately.

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            15 days ago

            I’m at the stage where I dislike honing smiling razors, but I feel I’m not doing to bad (also thanks to you and your videos!)

            Your videos are always helpful, and I like your “rambling” style – because some things simply cannot be shown while doing (for instance, where you put what kind of pressure). Carry on with your good work!

  • djundjilaMA
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    16 days ago

    Shave and a Haircut - Two Bits

    • Brush: Zenith B8 (XL aluminium handle, 28 mm × 57 mm boar)
    • Razor: Weck Hair - Shaper (blue translucent scales)
    • Blade: Kismet - Rostfrei, Polymer beschichtet
    • Lather: Catie’s Bubbles - Tonsorial Parlour
    • Post Shave: Noble Otter - Barrbarr
    • Fragrance: Spearhead Shaving Company - Seaforth! Fleur de France

    Quiz: Ouch! I got 10/32, and there are several that I realised I should have gotten once reveiled. Oh well.

    My barber is closed on Sundays, so I had a preparatory haircut there yesterday. The Weck is a great little razor for realigning the sideburns.

    Theme, and post & frag relevance: Three barbershops.

    A word about today’s sponsor: SBS is the maker of two of my favourite scents in wetshaving; Valedictorian and Teacher’s Pet and I’m looking forward to trying more of them.

  • gcgallant
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    June 9, 2024

    • Brush: Elite Razor Neo-resinate 26mm Mother Lode
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: Personna Gem PTFE (3)
    • Lather: Zingari Man - The Master - Soap
    • Post Shave: Zingari Man - The Master - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: Thayers - Rose - Toner
    • Fragrance: Floris of London - Jermyn Street - Eau de Toilette
    • Talc: Yardley Gold
       

    The description of this scent is that it is a a dark and spicy take on a barbershop scent; the Master referring to a master barber. I quite like this scent and really need to use it more. Jermyn Street is a lemon/citrus/green sort of scent. The kind of thing you would expect from a barbershop imo. Wonderful shave today!