Friday, 29 July 2016

Shave of the day 29th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Nivea Shave Cream
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: Merkur 39C slant with a Astra Green
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and BodyShop Maca Root Energetic Face Protection
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Shave of the day 27th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol Soap
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger
Razor: Merkur 39C slant with a Astra Green
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol After Shave Formula K
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Monday, 25 July 2016

Shave of the day 25th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap Peppermint & Rosemary
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Merkur 39C slant with a Lord Classic
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb



Friday, 22 July 2016

Shave of the day 22nd July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap Peppermint & Rosemary
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Merkur 39C slant with a Lord Classic
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Home made hair trimmer

I found an interesting idea online today as I was looking around for a cheap hairtrimmer to stick in my GoBag for those times I might be away from home for extended periods.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Shave of the day 20th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Merkur 39C slant with a Lord Classic
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Monday, 18 July 2016

Shave of the day 18th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Merkur 39C slant with a fresh Lord Classic
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, 15 July 2016

Shave of the day 15th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations Walter
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Chrome & PTFE Injector
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua De Limón
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Shave of the day 13th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: "Mike's Mixed"
Brush: Omega #10048 boar
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Chrome & PTFE Injector
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Thayers Original Witch Hazel
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Christmas story shave gear

In addition to weaving a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan, the father in A Christmas Story shaved with Single Edged GEMs by the looks of it.

As for the brush and soap, I don't know what they are.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Shave of the day 11th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Chrome & PTFE Injector
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest 80 Below
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 8 July 2016

Shave of the day 8th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Arko shaving stick
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Chrome & PTFE Injector
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


Thursday, 7 July 2016

"Turve-shampoo" - quick review

Back in May 2009 - back before I started with traditional wetshaving - I picked up a bottle of peat shampoo as a souvenir while I was in Finland.


Peat shampoo and soap has allegedly antibacterial properties, and is claimed to be good for all sorts of problems with your scalp. While I can't comment on the former, I know that it helps with dandruff and the soreness you get after a sunburn...

The smell is not everyone's cup of tea - it smells of old pinewood and bogs - it's a scent I rather like adn it pares well with the TSN Brutalt Bra LE shaving soap.


Peat shampoo seems to be something of a Finnish thing - at least the ones I can find online all seems to be made in the land of a thousand lakes - but if you got scalp troubles or a sunburn, you could do a lot worse than giving peat shampoo a try.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Shave of the day 6th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Wet Shaving Products pre-production sample
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Chrome & PTFE Injector
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


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

"Keep innovating" they said...

...more like fiddling and breaking a well working, near perfect design I say - Keep It Simple Stupid and all that.
The 1904; Considered one of the highlights of early safety razors, originals still usable, still shaving great, spawned an untold number of copies, a myriad of different blades available.
The 1965 Techmatic; Considered one of the worst razors ever, can't get replacement blades today, only lasting claim to fame is that it went to space.
The 2014 FlexBall; Apparently modern man has lost the ability to move his wrist, single source of (expensive) blades, moving parts will wear out, requires a battery, no significant improvement on other carts.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Shave of the day 4th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a fresh Schick Chrome & PTFE Injector
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 1 July 2016

Shave of the day 1st July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Dr Selby Lavender Luxury Shaving Cream
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: NOS German Bakelite Slant with a Treet Platinum Super Stainless
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