Sunday, February 18, 2018

Shave of the Day - 2/18

 



Proraso Pre Shave
Old Spice Original
TOST LE  Synthetic
Gem Jr. 1905 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Jr. SE Blade
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Old Spice Original Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the TOST LE  Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem Jr. 1905 Lather Catcher Razor using an Original Gem Jr. SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Shave of the Day - 2/17




Proraso Pre Shave
Old Spice Original
TOST LE  Synthetic
Dubl Duck 5/8
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the TOST LE  Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Dubl Duck 5/8 Razor and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Jayaruh #262 and #263

I ordered a stick of birdseye maple and some ebony. The birdseye maple showed up this morning, and right now the ebony is out for delivery. Well, I got busy and made the first two handles with the birdseye. As soon as the ebony gets here, I will jump on it. I am making a brush on spec for a gentleman on TSD who is honing some of my straights.







Update will follow here:

The ebony came in this afternoon, and I got right on it.






I stuck these knots in the handles just for the picture. I still have to do some finish shading, glue the ferrules on, put two to three coats of polycrylic, and then they will be ready for knots. One will be going to Daltongang in Texas for taking care of my straights. He wants to do his own knot.


Update: February 17, 2018

Almost done.


Jayaruh #262

Jayaruh #263


Four knot variations.

Shave of the Day - 2/16




Proraso Pre Shave
Old Spice Original
TOST LE  Synthetic
Gillette President
Polsilver Super Iridium
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Old Spice Original Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the TOST LE  Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette President Razor using a Polsilver Super Iridium blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Shave of the Day - 2/15





Proraso Pre Shave
Old Spice Original
JR#259 Synthetic
Gillette President
Polsilver Super Iridium
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Old Spice Original Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the JR #259 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette President Razor using a Polsilver Super Iridium blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Rolls Razor

Today I received the Rolls Razor that I bought on eBay. It is in good shape and complete. The blade that is on the apparatus has a defect on the edge, but there is a "new" blade in the holder that has never been used. Both the stone and the leather are in good shape. I hope to be able to get a good shave with this razor in the near future.



Shave of the Day - 2/14




Proraso Pre Shave
Williams
JR#259 Synthetic
Gillette President
Polsilver Super Iridium
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the JR #259 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette President Razor using a Polsilver Super Iridium blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...