Monday, 31 July 2017

Shave of the day 31st July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a fresh Kai
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 28 July 2017

Shave of the day 28th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Shave of the day 26th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Find one problem

Go ahead, I'll wait until you spot it...

...let's just say that I don't think gramps was carrying that water himself, judging by the drawing.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Shave of the day 24th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a fresh Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 21 July 2017

Shave of the day 21st July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a Lord Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The making of razor blades

I found a picture of a razor blade manufacturing line today that I want to share:
It's a little unclear if the picture is used to advertise the machines themselves or the blades the Chinese manufacturer makes on them... I don't read Chinese.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Shave of the day 19th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 4) with a Lord Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Unfurling like a flower of joy


The Artisania Romera Manchurian Badger I was given by Phil of BullGoose is blooming nicely, it is - to dip into poetic turns for a while - unfurling like a flower of joy.

It is already soft like a fluffy cloud, and easily whips up copious amounts of lather - which it is somewhat reluctant to give up.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Shave of the day 17th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3.5) with a fresh Lord Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 14 July 2017

Shave of the day 14th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Shave of the day 12 July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Monday, 10 July 2017

Shave of the day 10th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 7 July 2017

Shave of the day 7th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a fresh PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Vintage travel razor advertisment

Since I've been traveling all day, this seemed quite appropriate...
Trouble of finding that old advertisement is that now I really want one... I don't need it, but I want it!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Shave of the day 5th June

Pre-shave: Cool water rinse
Lather: BEA shaving stick
Brush: Omega #50014 travel boar
Razor: Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor with a Lord
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

First impressions: Tactile Turn Slider

As part of the amazing care package Phil of BullGoose sent me, I received a Tactile Turn Slider.

It's a pen that is a somewhat radical departure from what I usually write with, I tend to be a mechanical pencil and disposable ballpoint kind of writer... and the Tactile Turn Slider is a beautifully machined and heavy piece of brass.

Interesting points to note:

  • The box it came in is the same kind of box I usually see machinist drill bits and reamers come in, which makes a lot of sense since it comes from a machinists
  • The seam between the upper and lower portions of the barrel is not noticeable until you unscrew the pen
  • The tolerances of the moving parts are so fine that the top cap acts as a pneumatic buffer when you close the pen, thus stopping the parts from slamming
  • The clip is significantly stronger than expected, something I believe will help the pen stay put in my pocket

I'm planning to use the Tactile Turn as my my not taking pen the next few weeks as I attend a class, and will report back later with more impressions.



Monday, 3 July 2017

Shave of the day 3rd July

Pre-shave: Cool water rinse
Lather: BEA shaving stick
Brush: Omega #50014 travel boar
Razor: Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor with a Lord
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb