Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gillette Knack

This Gillette Knack is a P1, 1970. I found it on an eBay Buy It Now listing. I had been wanting to get one for some time, but I wasn't willing to pay what they were asking. It got this one and a dispenser of blades for under $13 shipped. So, I feel like I did pretty good. These first pictures are from the listing.






The next pictures are ones I took after I cleaned the razor. It is supposed to be a mild shaver. The long handle makes it a great razor for the ladies, too.




Made in England Gillette Rocket Flare Tip

My Rocket appears to be the 1959 version. It has the Gillette diamond and Made in England stamped on the bottom. Inside the top it has the Patent No. It is a real beauty. It is very shiny. It looks like it has never been used.





Shave of the Day - 8/16



Proraso Pre Shave
Williams  Mug Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick 66 G
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams  Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick 66 G and Personna Stainless blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jayaruh #214

I crafted this handle with a piece of purple heart that I had left over while crafting #213. I am fitting it with the 24mm Maggard synthetic knot.






Jayaruh #213

I crafted this handle today from purple heart wood. I fitted it with a ferrule that was made by Tom White on TSD. It has a Cashmere knot in it.







Shave of the Day - 8/15


Proraso Pre Shave
De Vergulde Hand Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick E3
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The De Vergulde Hand Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick E3 and Personna Stainless blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Joseph Elliot 6/8 Wedge Straight

This Joseph Elliot 6/8 wedge is a straight from the first half of the 1800s, It seems to be in pretty good shape for its age. I may replace the scales at some point. The pivot end is in bad shape, and the tip touches the wedge when closing.



The etching reads "Fine Silver Steel."






Gillette Rocket Flare Tip

Just landed this on eBay. It is a very nice looking Gillette Rocket. It is possibly the TV Rocket made in England.






Shave of the Day - 8/14


Proraso Pre Shave
Proraso Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick E2
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Proraso Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick E2 and Personna Stainless blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/13


Proraso Pre Shave
Speick Shave Cream
Jayaruh #119
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Clubman

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Speick Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #119 brush. I did the two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher and vintage Gem Jr. blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/12


Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #119
H. Böker 5/8
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Clubman

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #119 brush. I did the two passes with the H. Böker 5/8 straight and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jayaruh #212

This is the fifth brush from the Black Locust fence post. I set it with a two-band badger knot.





Jayaruh #211

This is the fourth brush handle from the Black Locust fence post. I set it with the Maggard Black & White synthetic knot.