Sunday, December 17, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/17

Proraso Pre Shave
De Vergulde Hand Shaving Soap 
Jayaruh #240
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The De Vergulde Hand Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #240 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher Razor with an Original Gem Cutlery 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 Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/16

Proraso Pre Shave
De Vergulde Hand Shaving Soap 
Jayaruh #240
Lee Mfg.
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The De Vergulde Hand Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #240 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Lee Mfg. 5/8 and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, December 15, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/15

Proraso Pre Shave
Williams
Jayaruh #240
САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

With this shave I am using only one blade with the САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb razor. After some investigating, I decided to use the spacer next to the head followed by the blade. Otherwise, without the spacer, the blade experiences some warping. I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #240 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the САЙВЕР Dual Comb Razor with a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/14

Proraso Pre Shave
Williams
Jayaruh #240
САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

With this shave I am using only one blade with the САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb razor. After some investigating, I decided to use the spacer next to the head followed by the blade. Otherwise, without the spacer, the blade experiences some warping. I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #240 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the САЙВЕР Dual Comb Razor with a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/13

Proraso Pre Shave
Williams
Jayaruh #240
САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

With this shave I am using only one blade with the САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb razor. After some investigating, I decided to use the spacer next to the head followed by the blade. Otherwise, without the spacer, the blade experiences some warping. I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #240 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the САЙВЕР Dual Comb Razor with a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Jayaruh #245 Progress

I am doing a collaborative work with one of the Jims at TSD. I made four Louisville Slugger handles, painted one Astros colors, and sent them to Jim for detailing. His job was to make decals for the Astros brush and finish it off for me. He then would have three others to custom make for three other baseball fans using mine as the bait (example).




Jim made stitches for the "baseball" part of the handle.


He made a MLB decal for one side.


He made an Astros decal for the other side.


He finished off the brush with many clear coats, sanding, and polishing. It is looking "fan-tastic."


Shave of the Day - 12/12



Proraso Pre Shave
Tabac
Jayaruh #240
САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

Today, I used the САЙВЕР Razor Dual Comb razor. I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Tabac Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #240 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the САЙВЕР Dual Comb Razor with two Gillette Silver Blue blades and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. I only used the open comb side this time. It was sooo smooth. Once again, I got a nearly BBS shave on the first pass. I did, however, re-lather and do a touch up pass. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed... It was an excellent shave, comrades.

On the embarrassing side, when I was rinsing out my brush, the knot fell out. It turns out that I had never properly set it. It was just dry set, no glue or silicone. This was the second time I shaved with this brush. I am surprised it did not fall out the first time I used it. I am so embarrassed. It will be properly set by the end of the day.