Monday, 30 May 2016

Shave of the day 30th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Merkur 45C Bakelite with a fresh Feather Hi-Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 27 May 2016

Shave of the day 27th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shave stick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Product Matterhorn Beard Oil


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil - very quick review

A while back I received a small 1 oz bottle of beard oil from WSP.

There is not too much to say about it really; the oil work very well, the smell is pleasant but quite strong. If you're after a beard oil and either prefers or wants a scent that lingers all day, this is a pretty good one.



Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Shave of the day 25th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shave stick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Product Matterhorn Beard Oil

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Shaving while traveling

In my experience there are two kind of travel.. the kind where you stay (and shave) in a hotel, and the kind where you're happy to have time and water to shave with...

My kit don't changes too much between the two, and the only real difference is the razor. For the former, I have a nice vintage Gillette khaki set from 1918, for the later I have a Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor. They are both nice razors, but I would feel quite bad if my Khaki went missing or broke.


As for the rest... a travel sized aftershave, a shavestick, a travel brush, some beard oil, alum and blades. Everything you need for a moment of zen away from home.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Shave of the day 23rd May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: BiC Sensitive SE disposable
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 20 May 2016

Shave of the day 20th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Semogue TSN LE 2012 mixed boar-badger
Razor: Phillips Philite with a Green Astra blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 19 May 2016

New haul

Brutalt Bra Limited Edition for the Shave Nook - Norwegian Wood, spruce scent. Smells like the woodshed do after you split all of the winters firewood... I like it a lot, and I haven't even shaved with it yet.

Also a NOS Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector razor, almost direct from the back room of a Greek store. Not just for the ladies, it's my first injector. Came with two NOS blades, but I might keep those and just use new blades with it.














Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Shave of the day 18th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations Walter
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Phillips Philite with a Green Astra blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Thayers Original Witch Hazel
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Happy 17th of May!

It is the Norwegian Constitution Day today - and while I realise far from everyone celebrates it, I want to wish everyone a very happy, very nice 17th!



Monday, 16 May 2016

Shave of the day 16th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Phillips Philite with a fresh Green Astra blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb



Friday, 13 May 2016

Shave of the day 13th

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Crabtree and Evelyn Sandalwood
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: GEM Micromatic Clug Pruf SE with a GEM SE stainless steel blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Shaving like a gentleman is not just for the guys

A quite interesting read:
How I ditched sexist disposable razors - and learnt to shave my legs like a gentleman

I can totally see the author's comment on lady-razors being made with offcuts from the My Little Pony factory... they tend to be quite horrifically pink and purple.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Shave of the day 11th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Nivea Mild Shave Cream
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: GEM Micromatic Clug Pruf SE with a GEM SE stainless steel blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol After Shave Formula K
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A little too busy

Real life and all that.. makes me really look forward to my next Moment Of Zen; That perfect moment caught between lather and blade;the little breathing space where it's me, my razor and perfection...

Monday, 9 May 2016

Shave of the day 9th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper shavestick
Brush: Omega #10048 boar bristle
Razor: GEM Micromatic Clug Pruf SE with a GEM SE stainless steel blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua De Limón
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 6 May 2016

Shave of the day 6th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Dr Selby Lavender Luxury Shaving Cream
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Ever-Ready 1914 SE with a GEM SE stainless steel blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and BodyShop Maca Root Energetic Face Protection
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Thursday, 5 May 2016

Ancient wisdom

First-class tools are necessary at the very outset. No matter how skillfully one may handle inferior tools, they will invariably produce poor results.
Probably as many failures have resulted from the use of poor razors, strops, or soap as from the lack of knowledge how to use them. In order that the best possible results may be attained, good tools and skill in using them should go hand in hand.
Maybe not that ancient; it's the opening lines of Shaving Made Easy, a book originally published in 1904 and now available for free at Project Gutenberg. It's linked from my sidebar, since I consider it a valuable resource for wetshavers new and old.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Shave of the day 4th May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: Ever-Ready 1914 SE with a GEM SE stainless steel blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Viking Sword?

Aaand there is such a blade as Viking Sword. I need to give that a try.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Shave of the day 2nd May

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition"
Razor: Ever-Ready 1914 SE with a GEM SE stainless steel blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb