Monday, 31 October 2016

Shave of the day 31st October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Col. Conk Bay Rum
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: GEM 1912 SE with a fresh GEM Stainless
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


Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Shave of the day 29th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap, Lemongrass & Eucalyptus
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger
Razor: Yuma with a Super-Max Super Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua De Limón
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Shave of the day 26th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol Cream
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Yuma with a fresh Super-Max Super Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest 80 Below
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Monday, 24 October 2016

Shave of the day 24th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: "Mike's Mixed"
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Yuma with a fresh Super-Max Super Platinum
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, 21 October 2016

Shave of the day 21st October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: Wet Shaving Products pre-production soap
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Lord Racer with a Lord Racer
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest 80 Below
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Cheap but good

Over on my favourite wetshaving forum there have been a discussion of what products punch above their weight class or gives most bang for the buck. Disregarding vintage items and items I've been gifted of PIFed, this is my take:

Arko shavesticks and creams
Dalan d'Men cream
Derby shavesticks and creams
GzD shavesticks
Turkish #6 and #7 brushes
Lord Racer razor (good but aggressive)
Wilkinson Sword Classic razor (a good DE for a beginner)
YUMA razor (pot metal goodness)...

Yet to find a cheap but good aftershave though; either they smell really artificial or they smell of teen angst and locker rooms.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Shave of the day 19th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations KISS cream w/ tea tree oil
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: Lord Racer with a Lord Racer
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Lovely old blade bank

An art deco frog - they made some pretty stunning things back in the day that was also eminently usable.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Shave of the day 17th October

Pre-shave: N/A
Lather: N/A
Brush: N/A
Razor: Razor: Phillips AT890 wet and dry (electric - no hot water)
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua De Limón
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 14 October 2016

Shave of the day 14th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol Cream
Brush: Omega #10048 boar bristle
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic with a Lord Racer
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua De Limón
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Shave of the day 12th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Nivea Shave Cream
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic with a Lord Racer
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, 11 October 2016

Neat folding razor

Found this when I was roaming online:

From where I found it, it's marked with:
PATENT
O.K. Safety Razor with Comb
...and that is pretty much all I know. It's neat and I would love to own one.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Shave of the day 10th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations KISS
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic with a fresh Lord Racer
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 7 October 2016

Shave of the day 7th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Crabtree and Evelyn Sandalwood
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger
Razor: Gillette Slim with a Lord Cool - set for 7 on the first pass, and 5 on the second.
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol After Shave Formula K
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Shave of the day 5th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: "Mike's Mixed"
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Gillette Slim with a Lord Cool - set for 7 on the first pass, and 5 on the second.
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, 4 October 2016

Steampunk razor stand

Perhaps a little overkill, but I like the idea and the execution of this picture I found online.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Shave of the day 3rd October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Pine & Cedarwood Soap
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Gillette Slim with a Fresh Lord Cool - set for 7 on the first pass, and 5 on the second.
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb