Friday, October 20, 2017

Shave of the Day - 10/20

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #227
Gillette Single Ring
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #227 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette Single Ring razor and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Probak DE Razor

I got this Probak razor on eBay, but it took eleven days to get to me. For some reason it was stuck in a loop between Greenville SC and here. Today, it arrived. The package was perfect, nothing amiss. Also in the mail was a puck of vintage Colgate Shaving Mug Soap. I have been looking forward to trying it out. I will be featuring it all next week. Anyhow, this page is about the Probak. I cleaned it up and discovered a few spots where it has plate loss. Otherwise it seems in great shape. I will put it to the test on Monday. I am glad it made it for Open Comb OCtober.







JR#28 Joins the Air Force

I am modifying the bottom of the #28 brush to take an Air Force medal for a guy on TSD. The medal came in today, and I have set it with epoxy. Here it is. It will go out tomorrow to its new home.




  


Shave of the Day - 10/19

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #227
Gillette Double Ring
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #227 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette Double Ring razor and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shave of the Day - 10/18

Proraso Pre Shave
Williams Mug Shave Soap
Jayaruh #227
AutoStrop VB1
Feather SE
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #227 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the AutoStrop VB1 razor and Feather SE 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Shave of the Day - 10/17

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shave of the Day - 10/17

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #227
Acevivi Dual Comb
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #227 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Acevivi Dual Comb razor and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Shave of the Day - 10/16


Proraso Pre Shave
Proraso Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #227
PAA Slant
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Proraso Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #227 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the PAA Slant razor and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Shave of the Day - 10/15



Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal
Jayaruh #222
Gillette Aristocrat Birth Year Razor (47)
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #222 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette Aristocrat Birth Year Razor (47) and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Shave of the Day - 10/14



Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal
Jayaruh #222
Weck U.S. Military Straight
Personna Super Stainless Hair Shaper
Gillette NEW LC
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I used my new to me Weck Sextoblade U.S. Military Straight for the first time. No stropping necessary. I used a Personna Super Stainless Hair Shaper blade. Then, for OCtober, I finished up with my Gillette NEW LC with Jayaruh handle.

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #222 synthetic brush. I did the first pass with my Weck U.S. Military straight with a Personna Super Stainless Hair Shaper blade and then clean up with the Gillette NEW LC and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed... 

Edit: The Weck with the Personna blade provided a very smooth shave. This is a great combination. Back in my army days, I would never have thought of turning it to my face. I shaved many a leg, arm, belly, and nether parts with a Weck. It is an excellent shaver.

Friday, October 13, 2017

40s Super Speed Trade










Shave of the Day - 10/13



Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal
Jayaruh #222
Gillette Sheraton
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #222 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette Sheraton razor and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

E. Weck Straight, U. S. Military

E. Weck Straight Razor, Vintage US Made, US Military, Sextoblade

When I was in the Army, I was an Operating Room Technician. Part of my duties was to prep patients for surgery by removing body hair with a straight razor. I found this one in eBay. It is just like the one I used in the Army. It has a caduceus on the handle. I watched it for quite a while. Then one day a 20% discount was offered, and I jumped on the deal. I also ordered a five pack of Personna Hair Shaper blades for it.




Caduceus of Army Medical Corp 

Jayaruh #231

The Jayaruh #231 is an experiment. I embedded a Quarter Dollar concho in the base of the brush. It makes the brush stand funny, but it looks cool. I put an Ace synthetic knot in this brush.






Below are pictures of my Gillette New Improved with JR #231.




Shave of the Day - 10/12



Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal
Jayaruh #222
Gillette NEW LC
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Pinaud Vanilla

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #222 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette NEW LC razor and Gillette Silver Blue 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 Vanilla AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...