Gillette Standard

Shave of the Day
OCtober 1, 2013

Tabac soap
Ever-Ready 200M boar brush
Gillette Standard razor (1917)
Gillette Silver Blue blade (6)
Pinaud Clubman Club Royale
 I will be shaving with open comb razors this month, for it is OCtober. The Gillette  Standard gives me a good shave, but if the angle is too high, this razor will tug and pull. 


Gillette One Piece Tech

Shave of the Day
September 18, 2013

•Tabac soap
•Ever-Ready boar brush
•Gillette One Piece Tech Milord razor
•Gillette Silver Blue blade (5)
•Pinaud Clubman Club Royale aftershave

Again with that 1940 Milord. I have never had a better shave. I used the diagonal pattern recommended by Gillette. It produced an amazingly close shave.

Tabac is the most amazing soap. A unique scent and lather that is unstoppable.

The Club Royale is strong enough to stand up to the Tabac scent.

My well worn Milord has earned a place in my permanent rotation (that is if I use any other razor again).


iKon Open Comb

Shave of the Day
August 19, 2013

•EverReady C40 boar brush
•iKon open comb head with Shavecraft bulldog handle
•Shark Super Chrome blade (3)
•Pinaud Clubman aftershave

Tabac is a great start with thick easy to build lather and a scent that is solid and classic (and I can’t describe it).

The iKon head is configured to provide an efficient and close shave.

Clubman is a great finish to any shave.

I am waiting for the iKon Slant. Maybe Thursday. Phil at Bullgoose has been great with keeping me informed.

I also have a Fatboy on the way. It is going to be a good week.

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Gillette New Improved (1924) Shave

Shave of the Day
July 31, 2013
Grandpa’s razor week

•Tabac soap
•Muhle badger brush
•Gillette New Improved razor
•Astra blade (3)
•Pinaud Clubman Club Royale aftershave

Day three of the New Improved. I am getting used to the way it shaves.

I see a lot of similarities with the short comb NEW.

The Astra continues to perform well.

Tabac is a great soap with a strong scent. The Clubman Club Royale pairs well with it.

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EverReady 1924

Shave of the Day
July 24, 2013
Gem/EverReady Week (2)

•Tabac soap
•Kingsley badger brush
•EverReady 1924 Shovelhead razor
•Gem Stainless Steel blade
•Clubman Club Royale aftershave

The Tabac soap is a great start to a great shave. It lathers easily, provides good lubrication, and has a unique scent. The EverReady 24 has an easy to access blade and shaves closely and efficiently. The Clubman Club Royale pairs nicely with the Tabac.

Before you ask, the Club Royale is vintage and no longer made.

Next up, the Gem Micromatic Open Comb.

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Gem Micromatic Open Comb Razor

Shave of the Day
July 15, 2013

Gem/EverReady Week

•Tabac soap
•Kingsley badger brush
•Gem Micromatic Open Comb razor in brass
•Gem stainless steel razor
•Lucky Tiger aftershave

This week is a tour of the Gem/EverReady Razors. The Gem Micromatic Open Comb Razor was the first Micromatic. It is a twist to open razor. First introduced in 1930, it was the first of three iterations of the Micromatic.

It shaves smoothly and efficiently.

The Lucky Tiger balm doesn’t carry much scent, but it is soothing and moisturizing.