Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Shave of the Day - 2/19

Cold Water Wash
Tabac Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #339 Boar
Damaskeene OC
Gem Glue Star SE
CWR
Tabac  AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #339 Boar brush. I did two passes with the Damaskeene OC razor with a Gem Glue Star SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, February 18, 2019

Jayaruh #348 and 349

I made these two brushes from wooden candlestick holders and set them with boar knots.

Jayaruh #348

Jayaruh #349

Shave of the Day - 2/18

Cold Water Wash
Eskimo Tuxedo
Jayaruh #339 Boar
Damaskeene OC
Gem Blue Star SE
CWR
Osage Rub

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Eskimo Tuxedo Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #339 Boar brush. I did two passes with the Damaskeene OC razor with a Gem Blue Star SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, February 17, 2019

New Cap for OC Dammy

In May of 2018, I got a pair of Damaskeene razors in a lot of razors. One was a pretty ratty 1912, and the other was just the open comb base plate. I immediately  switched out the base plates so I would have a working OC Dammy. The first picture shows the Dammies after the switch.



Here is the new configuration. The cap is in pretty bad shape. One side is experiencing plate separation.


I next took my Dremmel to the cap and removed loose plating. I then polished it as best as I could. I shaved with the new OC Dammy configuration and got great shaves.


I recently got a Damaskeene for a really good price and decided that I would take the cap from it and put it on my OC Dammy. It is a beveled cap. For some reason, it does not sit exactly parallel with the blade, but I don't see it making a big difference in the shave.


I will be using this razor for my shaves this next week.





Shave of the Day - 2/17

Cold Water Wash
Proraso Sandalwood 
Jayaruh #353
J.A. Henckels
J.A. Henckels wedge
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Proraso Sandalwood Shave Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #353 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the J.A. Henckels Lather Catcher razor with a J.A. Henckels wedge blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Shave of the Day - 2/16

Cold Water Wash
Proraso Sandalwood 
Jayaruh #353
No Name Shavette
77 Stainless Blade
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Proraso Sandalwood Shave Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #353 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the No Name Shavette with a 77 Stainless Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, February 15, 2019

Box for My OC Dammy

I got this box from A.C. Moore's and repurposed it for my OC Damaskeene razor. I put a clasp on the front, and I made room inside for a blade dispenser. 




It was brought to my attention that some of the older Damaskeenes have a heart shaped cutout in the spring. I checked mine, and sure enough, it has a heart shaped cutout.