Friday, October 18, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/18


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST Shave Soap
Jayaruh #340 Badger
GEM Micromatic Flying Wing
CVS CS SE
CWR
Dove MEN +CARE AS 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #340 Badger Brush. I did two passes with the GEM Micromatic Flying Wing razor with a CVS CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove MEN +CARE AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/15


Cold Water Rinse
Tabac Shave Soap
Tom's Brush #2 Badger
Gillette Aristocrat 46-47
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Tabac AS 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with the Tom's Brush #2 Badger Brush. I did two passes with the Gillette Aristocrat 46-47 razor with a Gillette Silver Blue Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/13

It has been ten days since my last shave. I am feeling really bad about not entering into Open Comb OCtober. With the wife's help, I assembled my modest equipment for today's shave. 

I chose: 
Barbasol Original Shave Cream
TOST LE Synthetic brush
Gillette Double Ring razor (1905)
Gillette Silver Blue DE blade
Cella After Shave.

I applied cold water to my face with the brush. Then I squirted a bit of Barbasol onto the end of my brush and built a great lather on my 10 day old beard. I had decided that I would go for a full goatee, today. I did the first pass, and this 114 year old razor with its open comb and sharp Gillette Silver Blue blade reduced the significant areas with ease. I almost opted to call it a shave, but decided to lather up one more time and do a clean up pass ATG. Light easy strokes left me with a clean, close shave. I did a cold water rinse and finished off with Cella After Shave. I am looking fine and feeling fine right now. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Leg 6 Days after Impact

I am about an hour and a half from discharge and heading down to Hendersonville fro rehab. Marcia wanted to document the leg with pictures. I cannot really see it without pictures. I am still wondering how I fell and on what I landed to do all of this damage. I am also so thankful to God for preserving me for His glory. I will certainly be moving much slower for the next few weeks.








Update:
October 12, 2019
I had a very bad overnight at a Hendersonville rehab center. Marcia got me out the next morning. We decided to go the home healthcare route. I am very happy to be home with my Sweetie. She is so good to me.

I have not shaved for 8 days now. I am thinking of doing a shave tonight.


Friday, October 4, 2019

I Take a Fall

About 1 pm today, I was attempting to put some leaf guards on the top of my gutters. I am officially stupid. I attempted to stand on the top of the ladder, and it tipped. Gravity took over, and I fell the six feet plus my height to the ground. I fell on my right side and lost most of my breath. I took stock of everything and rolled over to my back. I found I could not extend my left leg. About that time my wife comes out. She had heard a big bang from the ladder hitting the house. She saw me and said she saw my bloody face with blood running down into my ear. She was very supportive and right away wanted to call 911. I told her to wait. After about three minutes, she went ahead and called. I could not extend my knee and knew I could not get up.

EMS arrived and evaluated me. They asked where I would like to be taken and I told them Pardee which is local. She had to get permission because of my age. I heard her say she had an elderly man who had fallen from a ladder. Well, she got permission. We made it to the ER. They took xrays. Turns out I broke the plateau of my tibia, tore my quadraceps ligament, and displaced my knee cap. Then they did a cat scan. It looked bad. There was no one local who could deal with my trama, so they got permission to transport me to Asheville Mission Hospital. It is very nice here. Got here about 10:30. I am settled in now.My youngest son came up from Simpsonville SC. My oldest will be coming Sunday and staying the week. I will have surgery at 7:30 in the morning. I would appreciate all of your prayers that the surgery would go well and that I will eventually make a full recovery. It has been quite a day.

This is David and me. I am pretty happy.



Shave of the Day - 10/4


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/3


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/2


Cold Water Rinse
Williams Mug Shave Soap
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Shave of the Day - 10/1


Cold Water Rinse
Tabac
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Tabac AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Shave of the Day - 9/30


Cold Water Rinse
Fine Snake Bite
TOST LE
TNNSER 3D
Gem CS SE
CWR
Osage Rub

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Fine Snake Bite Shave Soap face lathered well with the TOST LE Brush. I did two passes with the TNNSER 3D razor with a Gem CS SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Shave of the Day - 9/29


Cold Water Rinse
Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap
Jayaruh #224
1902 Kampfe Brothers/Star Lather Catcher
Vintage Gem Cutlery SE
CWS
Barbasol AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 Brush. I did two passes with the 1902 Kampfe Brothers/Star Lather Catcher razor with a Vintage Gem Cutlery SE Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Shave of the Day - 9/28


Cold Water Rinse
Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap
Jayaruh #224
Fredrick Reynolds 5/8
CWS
Barbasol AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 Brush. I did two passes with the Fredrick Reynolds 5/8 and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, September 27, 2019

Shave of the Day - 9/27


Cold Water Rinse
Barbasol Original Shaving Cream
Jayaruh #224
Ebarbershop Schick O Clone
Schick Twin Blade
CWS
Barbasol AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Barbasol Original Shaving Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 Brush. I did two passes with the Ebarbershop Schick O Clone razor with a Schick Twin Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Kampfe Star Arrives


From: 

A Safety Razor Compendium: The Book

By Robert K. Waits
1919 - Star No. 1Kampfe Bros., Inc.  "Old Reliable Star." In leatherette case lined with purple velvet. Slots for two wedge blades. Nickel-plated brass razor frame, heavy metal combination handle and hand stropper. $2 with one blade. $3 with two wedge blades. L-W, p. 107.
Here it is, right out of the box. It is pretty clean considering its age. This is the 1919 Star No. 1.









First stop is my sonic cleaner.


It is clean and ready for service. This is a very nice razor. I found out that I do have a stropping attachment that will fit this handle. However, I won't be using it on this handle because it has its own handle. Anyhow, here it is.





Shave of the Day - 9/26


Cold Water Rinse
Barbasol Original Shaving Cream
Gillette Atra
Dorco Comfort Thin II 
CWS
Barbasol AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. My prep was just a cold water rinse. I don't think I have used any canned soap on my face since 2011. That said, the Barbasol Canned Shave Soap came out of the can really well. I just applied it with my fingers like I did in the early years. I did two passes with the Gillette Atra razor with a Dorco Comfort Thin II Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Shave of the Day - 9/25


Cold Water Rinse
Williams Mug Shave Soap
Jayaruh #224
eBARBERSHIP Schick O Clone 
Schick Twin Blade 
CWS
Barbasol AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 Brush. I did two passes with the eBARBERSHIP Schick O Clone razor with a Schick Twin Blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...