Thursday, December 31, 2015

Shave of the Day - 12/31

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap
Jayaruh #39 Synthetic
Micromatic Clog-Pruf
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Florida Water

The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #39 Synthetic brush. Two passes with my Micromatic Clog-Pruf Razor and a GEM Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Florida Water after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Shave of the Day - 12/30

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap
Jayaruh #38 High Mountain Badger
Micromatic Clog-Pruf
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Florida Water

The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #38 High Mountain Badger brush. Two passes with my Micromatic Clog-Pruf Razor and a GEM Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Florida Water after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Jayaruh #41 Begins

I began the #41 brush by cutting the blank down to 1.72 inches in length. I am making another stubby, only stubbier. I got it shaped, sanded, the hole made, and sealed/stained with dark walnut.








Dry fitted with pure badger and staged with GEM 1912 travel razor before polyurethane coat.

Branded with JR 41.


JR #40 on left: JR #41 on the right after polyurethane coat.

Micromatic Clog-pruf added for scale.
The #41 handle is the shave height as the MMCP's head.

Shave of the Day - 12/29

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap
Jayaruh #39 Synthetic
Micromatic Clog-Pruf
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Florida Water

The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #39 Synthetic brush. Two passes with my Micromatic Clog-Pruf Razor and a GEM Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Florida Water after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, December 28, 2015

Surprise Gift in the Mail

Today, I had a surprise in the mail. A member at TSD adopted one of my brushes and decided to send me this nice little GEM for my SE collection. Inside the lid it says:

 Extra Wear
Trade Mark
Hosiery for Men
The Fisher Co.
GEM
Made in the U.S.A.


The case is in very good shape for its age. Some of the paint is worn off  around the top lid, but there is no rust or corrosion.


The razor itself is in exceptional condition. The plating is in excellent shape and very shiny. 

I did a search for The Fisher Co. and was unable to find any information. I am thinking that this was made as an advertising give away for The Fisher Co.


Shave of the Day - 12/28


Dove Men Face Wash
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap
Jayaruh #38 High Mountain Badger
Micromatic Clog-Pruf
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Florida Water

The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #38 High Mountain Badger brush. Two passes with my Micromatic Clog-Pruf Razor and a GEM Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Florida Water after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Shave of the Day - 12/27

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap
Jayaruh #39 Synthetic
Micromatic Clog-Pruf
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Florida Water

The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #39 Synthetic brush. Two passes with my Micromatic Clog-Pruf Razor and a GEM Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Florida Water after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Jayaruh #40 Has Begun

JR#40 will be a stubby brush. It is made from walnut. In the picture you can see a blank on the left and the beginnings of #40 on the right.










The final shape...


Sealed and stained with dark walnut...


Dry fit of pure badger...

JR40 painted.

After first coat of polyurethane...
 Left, horse hair: right, pure badger.


Update: February 8

I decided to change out the pure badger knot with a new Ubersoft 2 synthetic knot. I easily pulled the knot since it was set with silicone. I cleaned up the hole and had to make it a bit wider to accommodate the 24mm synthetic. I sealed the bare wood and set it aside to dry. Next, I set the new knot with GE clear silicone.

Old knot pulled and cleaned.

New Ubersoft 2 knot.

Ubersoft 2 ready to be set.

Knot set with silicone.

JR#40 with Gillette President.


Gillette SS Black Tip

I have replaced my Gillette SuperSpeed Black Tip. I had traded my original SSBT earlier this year for a Semogue Owners Club brush. It was a really good trade. He included an Omega midgit boar brush, some woods for brush handles, and some sample soap. Like I said, it was a good trade, but I wanted to eventually replace it. Today, I did. I had adopted out one of my Jayaruh brushes, so I used proceeds to purchase the Black Tip on eBay.

These are pictures from the Buy It Now post.




Here are pictures of the Black Tip with my newest brush, Jayaruh #39, after it arrived today.