Monday, August 21, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/21



Proraso Pre Shave
C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream
Jayaruh #204 Horse
Maggard Slant
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair brush. I did the two passes with the Maggard Slant 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 Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed... Shave of the Day - 8/2

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/20



Proraso Pre Shave
Arko
Jayaruh #144
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Arko Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger 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 Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/19



Proraso Pre Shave
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Russian Raketa Straight
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Russian Raketa Straight 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...

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Rocket has Landed

I sent my Russian Rocket straight to Tom White to be honed. He did the following:
I gave it my Naniwa progression 1,3,5,8&12k. Then I gave it a few laps on my 1 micron lapping film. Then gave it a good Stropping on my Latigo. 

Well, it arrived today, and I am looking forward to my first shave with it tomorrow, Straights Saturday.


Shave of the Day - 8/18



Proraso Pre Shave
Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick L
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Col. Conk Lime Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick L 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...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Old Spice Mug from Hospice Home Store

I found this Old Spice Mug today at the Hospice Home Store. Now it has a new home.




Seven Day Razor Stand

I made this seven razor stand from a piece of oak and finished it with polycrylic finish. I put felt pads on the bottom of the stand to keep the wood from contacting the counter. 




Shave of the Day - 8/17

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick I Hydro-Magic
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick I Hydro-Magic 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...

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."