Don't let the mild look of a 1910 fool you. I had a 3 day beard to take care of before church tonight. The Gem did not even blink. A 3 or 4 day old PAL is smooth as can be. I love the Omega 98 knot in the Jayaruh handle. This waa my second use of the razorock cream. It is solid enough to load the brush right from the tub. Awesome shave came around. Wooo!! The Veg was a fitting finish.
RazoRock Syn. 24mm Williams Aqua Velva cream Mongoose B3 Feather Pro [ 3 ] Alum Rub/Rinse off Williams Aqua Velva A/S Lotion
Now completed 10 shaves with the Mongoose, apart from cutting myself in a pretty good quality Shave this has to be the worst so far. Perhaps it was a combination of using a cream and trying to see how quick and efficient the Mongoose really is.
I thought the Shave went well, but though the cheeks and the upper face were shaved quite well, the lower neck was still very bristly. Upon reflection besides rushing, think that I did not rinse the Razor well enough when working on the neck and got a false impression that all was OK. Will have one more Shave with the Mongoose, as I have promised to loan it to a Friend.
wchnu please post this where you see fit as it has elements of multiple threads.
30 July 2017 Evening Shave Razor: GEM MicroMatic Clog Pruf Blade: PAL Soap: Colgate Cup Soap Brush: AOS Best Badger
Saturday the Wife and myself went grocery shopping. Before the grocery store we went razor hunting for razors that I could use as PIF's to new wet shavers. I found two things that I would like to tell you about here. The first was the Colgate soup that I have already posted about. The other was my first GEM MMCP.
This is how it looked when I got it.
When I got it home my son spotted it and told me he would like to give it a try. Translation "I like the looks of that razor. Can I have it Dad?". I told him he could try it after I tried it out first.
After some scrubbing bubbles and a bath in the ultrasonic with Dawn soap, this is what it looks like now.
Yesterday I had chores around the house that I had to do, so I forwent my morning shower until after the chores. After the evening shower I decided to try out the Colgate Soap and MMCP razor. With all the love for Colgate here I was expecting great thing from the soap. The results were not what I was hoping for. It lathered quite easily but the lather was thin and did not have that slick feeling I get from my other soaps. After reading the the thread on Colgate over in the Soap Forum there is a general view that there is a difference between Colgate Cup Soap (which is what I have) and the Colgate Mug Soap. Now I am not about to give up on this soap after just this one use. Heck it could have been and probably was me that hosed it all up. I added a lot of water to the soup from the start. Probably to much water as I dumped some water off the soap mid load. This is my first MMCP razor. It's a heavy razor that I found myself pushing down on during the shave verses letting the weight of the razor doing the work for me. It is VERY mild, I don't think I could nick myself with this razor even if I wanted to and tried to do it. The shave after to passes was okay not quite DFS but acceptable. There was to many variables in the shave to say it was one thing or another that caused the shave to be less than stellar. The bladed I used has had 6-12 shaves on it, the new soap, the new razor and the biggest factor me myself.
Conclusion: I will have to try the razor again with some Arko Soap. Then a second time with a fresh blade. After that I may pass it on to my son as I have a MMOC headed my way I won on the Bay last night. The Colgate soap I will use again tomorrow morning with my normal amount of water in the brush and a Schick Injector from my rotation. As I recall there wasn't any kind of sent to the soap. If I used AS this would be a good one to add my favorite scent to.
No animals were harmed in the making of this review
I have never tried the cup soap. If it does not work good we can maybe work a trade for some Mug soap or Barbershop. I think it should sort out fine. Even though it is older there is probably no need for a ton of water in the mix. I think you will come to like the clog pruf. They are a great razor. I have a spare flying wing aka bullet tip that you and the son can try out too if you want. It is very worth the time to try out the Micro Matic family.
PS: if you start a thread in the Gem razor board for your next clog pruf shave review I will move this post there.
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time. George S. Patton
wchnu: If I liked him more I might actually feel bad about that.
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:02 GMT -6
wchnu: Did I type...THAT... Outloud???? Oops
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:28 GMT -6
birdlives: I hear nothing....I see nothing.....Hospital Koodies.......Yeaagh!!!! A DE with a Derby!!! NOPE!!! I hear nothing...I see nothing...If I go under the anesthesia, I'm taking someone I can trust to WATCH all that business....I can trust you guys, RIGHT ?
Sept 17, 2017 19:18:03 GMT -6
wchnu: Why yessss you can...uhhuh,..sure can...most the time anyway.
Sept 17, 2017 19:35:00 GMT -6
birdlives: What about that Canadian Rocket Dood? Can I trust him too?
Sept 17, 2017 19:38:22 GMT -6
wchnu: Hard to say....but prolly so.
Sept 17, 2017 22:40:17 GMT -6
GarnerPW: I just read what you wrote there Fuzz or should I say Mr. Fuzz. And all this time I thought you liked me.
Sept 18, 2017 4:38:29 GMT -6
GarnerPW: Don't trust him there Bird. You know what they say, "You can't trust the Man/Fuzz". The Canuck, is alright though.
Sept 18, 2017 4:43:20 GMT -6
birdlives: I don't know......Have you seen what that crazy Canuck does in a bath tub?
Sept 18, 2017 13:31:26 GMT -6
GarnerPW: No what???
Sept 18, 2017 13:33:24 GMT -6
Alan: Boy, I thought I was going nuts, so I stared at it for a while and realized Riverruns avatar winks.
Sept 19, 2017 21:29:17 GMT -6
birdlives: ALAN!!.....Uh...Oh....you're right! That could be dangerous! This might be a case for the avatar police! I stretched his avatar as big as my i-Pad screen...Bam! It blinked and I jumped...lol!
Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6
wchnu: Garner..did I type That outloud..darn. the SE dude is a good guy though.
Sept 20, 2017 17:33:32 GMT -6
wchnu: Alan!!! Good to see you. I will check out that avatar. Sounds spooky.
Sept 20, 2017 17:34:08 GMT -6
wchnu: It really does wink!!
Sept 21, 2017 0:47:42 GMT -6
Alan: Yep, it's really cool. Almost as cool as the eyes on Hoosier Trooper's avatar. You have to look close.
Sept 24, 2017 13:50:48 GMT -6
birdlives: Tom's sunglasses' reflection have qualified HT for "Dirty Old Man" status on more than one shave site....lol!
Sept 24, 2017 13:55:32 GMT -6