The C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream face-lathered well with my Burma Shave Boar Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Schick L1 Injector with a Personna blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Today was a GeMonday with my second comparison shave with the 1st and 2nd generation Gem Featherweights. This time a first use Meijer branded SS blade was used.
First up was the 2nd Gen. on the left side neck and cheek above the beard line. 1 pass WTG and 1 pass ATG
The blade was then switched to the 1st Gen. For the right side. Same procedure.
The 1st pass on the right side was nearly as close as the 2 passes on the right. While shaving on the first pass I didn't really notice a difference in the feal of the shaves. The second pass ( ATG ) did have a little more blade feel but not at all in a bad way. Final result was definitely visually cleaner and felt smoother on the right ( 1st Gen. ) side.
After evaluation of the shave I did a cleanup pass with a Gem Junior I was evaluating before sending to a friend. Finally I shaved the back of my neck with the 1st Gen Featherweight. Even with sunburn on the back of my neck the shave was smooth and comfortable.
In conclusion both the 1st and 2nd Gen Featherweights are great razors. However if I could only have one it would definitely be a 1st Gen Featherweight Deluxe.
May the 4th....be with you! For me the light-saber of choice was a 1907'ish GEM Junior (pre-bar model) with a friends handle, Meissner Tremonia Dark Limes soap, and an Elite Razor's Badger in a real stone (Lapis Lazuli) handle.
While this model is a decent shaver (I got a nice DFS in 3-passes), my favorite part of this shave was the handle. I prefer slightly longer handles, this particular one actually makes me rethink my need for length. The tapered neck and slender-pear-shaped body makes going Against-the-Grain (South to North) feel both safe and effortless. Most handles are easily held for North to South and East to West (and vice versa) passes, but can feel awkward and almost unstable when you try flipping the razor upside down for the South-North ATG passes; but this handle was comfortable on every stroke and in any direction.
The Tabac Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Burma Shave Boar Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Schick L1 Injector with a Personna blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Tabac ASB. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Cold Water Rinse Williams Mug Soap Burma Shave Boar Schick L1 Injector Personna CWR Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS
Today's shave was done outside by request. I used tools I would have used for an outside shave in Vietnam back in 1968.
The Williams Mug Soap face-lathered well with my Burma Shave Boar Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Schick L1 Injector with a Personna blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
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