Cold Water Rinse C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar Valet VB2 Valet AutoStrop (16) CWR Osage Rub
This week I move to my Valet VB2 razor. This was the 16th shave with this Valet blade.
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop 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...
Excellent shave with Jayaruh #357. Lovelly piece of craftsmanship. Produces a great lather. Morning TOST lather reminded me of Ogallalas soap lather. Just loosing a bit of slickness in comparison. Still a great shaving soap.
July 1st -- Daily-Double Lather Catchers on a Menthol GEMonday
Decided it should be a GEMonday, but I didn't want to put away my Eagle Improved, so I used both. The first pass went to the Eagle and I was left with a socially-acceptable-shave after a single pass. The Gem Junior Bar stepped in for the 2nd pass and the shave was over -- completely smooth. But I didn't want it to end, so I did a 3rd pass with the Gem, and then a witch hazel touch-up on a couple of spots with the Eagle. So I turned a 2-pass shave into a 3-pass+touch-up, just because I didn't want the shave to be over!!! Luckily, both razors are smooth shavers and my face was just extra-smooth, and not a single bleeder or hint of irritation.
Both razors are smooth shavers, but the GEM wins on the smoothness scale (to me at least), but the Eagle feels a bit more efficient -- both are a pleasure to shave with, and it was a very good day in the shave den!
Eagle Improved with GEM SS PTFE (3) | GEM Junior Bar with GEM SS PTFE (2) Cella | Yaqi 24mm Mew Brown Synth | Krampert's Finest Frostbite
A good choice of Razor as suffering a touch of sunburn, as sitting on the Finish line while officiating. The Shave was Smooth and forgiving, and as always with the "O" Clone a nice close all round finish was delivered with no problems post Shave.
Cold Water Rinse Tabac Shave Soap Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar Valet VB2 Valet AutoStrop (17) CWR Tabac AS
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop 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...
Stirling 9--Gem Micromatic with Gem SS blade, Stirling Ben Franklin soap, Omega Italian Flag boar, Skin Bracer!! Stirling 10-Gem Micromatic with Gem SS blade, Stirling Island Man, Semogue 1800 boar, Brute AS!!
The Holy Black | Ruby Red Creeper RazoRock 400 | Noir Plissoft Durham-Enders | Enders Speed Shaver | Schick Proline B-20
Very colorful. Also very interesting.
Thank you. While I'm not new to The Holy Black products, this is my first "Creeper". The "Koolada" (menthyl methyl lactate) is an interesting, refreshing protracted coolness that performs as advertised. The chill gradually builds for about 20 minutes and then persists another 20 minutes or so before fading. It truly feels cold as opposed to being bracing or minty. There's no eye watering vapor and it doesn't color the fragrance, yet the cooling effect is every bit as effective as menthol. May be a gimmick, but I'm sold.
9nein9: To like or not to like the like button? That is the question. Our society thrives off the like button it seems . I'm not sure if I like it or I don't like it.Just kind of got used to it .
Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
Jan 19, 2020 11:35:39 GMT -6
9nein9: Is it just me or is the site acting wonky?
Jan 23, 2020 0:12:49 GMT -6
9nein9: All good now . Was slow scrolling and freezing up earlier
Jan 23, 2020 1:59:36 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No issue on our end, must have been a pro boards issue.
Jan 24, 2020 18:51:19 GMT -6
wchnu: I only see this when I am not in the mobile version.
Jan 29, 2020 18:24:58 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Y'all, if y'all only knew what's been going on around my place. Not gone, just have had issues lately.
Feb 5, 2020 15:24:37 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: If I hadn't gone through it, I couldn't laugh like I do now. All good, and will be back around soon.
Feb 5, 2020 15:25:06 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Just got done with 2nd interview with the prospective employer. It went well, so here's to hoping they finish the background check soon. I'll let y'all know when I hear more.
Feb 27, 2020 15:26:47 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Starting the new job tomorrow. Going to do the initial paperwork and all that jazz.
Mar 12, 2020 15:40:29 GMT -6
andy914: Congrats on the new job!
Mar 14, 2020 22:44:39 GMT -6