Sunday, December 10, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/10

Proraso Pre Shave
Palmolive Shave Cream
Oscar11 synthetic
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Palmolive Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Oscar11 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

САЙВЕР RAZOR from Russia, Part 2

I now have two САЙВЕР RAZORs from Russia. The first I received has safety bars and a plastic handle. The second I received last week has a dual comb and an aluminum handle.




The razors take two blades: one split and one whole. Together, they form a "twin blade." I have not shaved with either yet, but I intend to give them a try before year's end.






This is the dual-comb aluminum handle razor.








Shave of the Day - 12/9

Proraso Pre Shave
Palmolive Shave Cream
Oscar11 synthetic
Rocket 5/8 
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Palmolive Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Oscar11 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Rocket 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/8

Proraso Pre Shave
Palmolive Shave Cream
Oscar11 synthetic
Gillette 195 Fatboy
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Palmolive Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Oscar11 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette 195 Fatboy 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jayaruh #252 and 253 Completed

I just finished these two brushes. The knots came in the mail today, and I got them set. First is the Black & White synthetic in #252. Then, I set the Cashmere type synthetic in #253.

Jayaruh #252




Jayaruh #253





Shave of the Day - 12/7

Proraso Pre Shave
Palmolive Shave Cream
Oscar11 synthetic
Ming Shi
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Palmolive Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Oscar11 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Ming Shi 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jayaruh 400 Type Brushes

Updated: December 6, 2017

Here are all the 400 type brushes I have made.

#53 Adopted



#54  Adopted

#61 Adopted

#87 Adopted



#94 Adopted

#121 Adopted

#122 Adopted

#155 Adopted

#158 Adopted


#237

#238

#242

#243

#251

#252

#253


Shave of the Day - 12/6

Proraso Pre Shave
Williams
Oscar11 synthetic
Rockwell 6C
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Oscar11 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Rockwell 6C 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/5

Proraso Pre Shave
Tabac
Oscar11 synthetic
Parker Variant
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Tabac Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Oscar11 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Parker Variant Razor with a Gillette Silver Blue blade on 5 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...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jayaruh #251

I glued up three handles today. This one is made of walnut and mahogany. I will be turning it to its initial shape and then using my Dremel to put flutes in it to make it a RS400 type handle.


Update: December 5, 2017






I stained/sealed the bottom with dark walnut and the top with red oak. I put two coats of polycrylic on the handle. The pictures are with the two-band badger dry fitted. It will go to the new owner for a flat top badger. He will set the new knot and send pictures.