Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Shave of the day 31st August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: Cadet TTO-13 Twist To Open Closed Comb with a Treet Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

End of a tube

Bought in September 2012, last dollop of cream squeezed from it August 2016.



It was a good run, and the Derby was of my favourites to bring with me on travels. When my other tubes of shaving cream runs out I might get more.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Shave of the day 29th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream - last of the tube
Brush: Omega #10048 boar bristle
Razor: Cadet TTO-13 Twist To Open Closed Comb with a fresh Treet Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol After Shave Formula K
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 26 August 2016

Shave of the day 26th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Col. Conk Bay Rum
Brush: Omega #10048 boar bristle
Razor: Cadet TTO-11 Twist To Open Open Comb with a Lord Classic
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 25 August 2016

"Pal" stainless steel injector

One I haven't heard about before - despite giving five times the shaves or more - but today virtually all common blades are stainless.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Shave of the day 24th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Cadet TTO-11 Twist To Open Open Comb with a Lord Classic
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

Monday, 22 August 2016

Shave of the day 22nd August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Pine & Cedarwood Soap
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: Cadet TTO-11 Twist To Open Open Comb with a fresh Lord Classic
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 19 August 2016

Shave of the day 19th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Rise Shave Gel (brushless)
Brush: N/A
Razor: Cadet TP-01 long handled open comb with a Lord Classic
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


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Spottet in a window

While walking downtown, I spottet a small display in the window of one of the hairdressers:



I suspect the DE in the back was never used in a professional setting - still nice to see it.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Shave of the day 17th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Aubrey Organics North Wood (brushless)
Brush: N/A
Razor: Cadet TP-01 long handled open comb with a Lord Classic
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

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Barber instructor and toilet manual

Courtesy of archive.org; the Barber Instructor and Toilet Manual. Everything an aspiring barber needs to know - or rather, needed to know in 1900.

A fun and interesting read, well worth looking through.

A few plates:

Monday, 15 August 2016

Shave of the day 15th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Dr Selby Lavender Luxury Shaving Cream
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger
Razor: Cadet TP-01 long handled open comb with a fresh Lord Classic
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 12 August 2016

Shave of the day 12th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: GzD shave stick
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 11 August 2016

The Indian Barbershop

The BBC have an interesting article on the Indian barbershop an the place it has in society - I found it well worth a read, and it brought back found memories of the Indians I served with on 'my' Team Site in South Sudan.

I have to agree with the Indian boys though; unisex salons have always made me feel out of place. I wish there was a good old fashioned barbershop in my little town, but I'm not even sure if there is one in Norway at all.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Shave of the day 10th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

A nice, old Barber's Supply catalog

Thanks to a link at my favourite shaveforum, I present the 1884 catalogue from Theo. A Kochs in Chicago.

A few fun finds in the catalogue:

Kochs' Barbers' Chair No 9 with a grand and stately appearance, yours for 70$.

Kochs' Modern Reclining Barbers' Chair No 1, covered by patent and costing 25$.

A 72 hole Mug Case with Base can be yours for 25.50$, and might be just enough to store your soaps.

A range of Barbers' Poles, ranging from 2$ and up to 15$.

A nice selection of designs for mugs.

Brushes - No 87 and 90 is particularly adapted for shop use.

Bay Rum and Hair Oil - at 2$ per gallon (3.8 litre)

Monday, 8 August 2016

Shave of the day 8th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Col. Conk Bay Rum
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 5 August 2016

Shave of the day 5th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations Walter
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Why carts are so costly

Interesting article, via Fark.com. If you stick to SE and DE you'll keep your wallet happier is my key take away - offer not valid if you catch RAD or BAD or SAD (or any other Acquisition Disorder).

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Shave of the day 3rd August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Omega #10048 boar bristle
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a fresh Schick Super Chromium
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

Monday, 1 August 2016

Shave of the day 1st August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbers├ąpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a fresh Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb