29/10/2014

SOTD 29/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Rose of Bulgaria Shave Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Push Button
GEM Stainless Coated [5]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Rose of Bulgaria Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

26/10/2014

SOTD 26/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Ever Ready Natural Angle DeLuxe
GEM Stainless Coated [4]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Selin Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

Five days, gone in two passes! Lovely!

21/10/2014

SOTD 21/10/2014

There is a world of safety razors out there spanning over a century of innovation. Sadly, many came with custom and proprietary blades which did not win the format wars and so are consigned to display cabinets as pretty pieces of shaving curio, never to taste flesh again.

Every now and again, a happy coincidence is spotted and some modern blade is found to just work ...

 

Bulldog Face Wash
Bulldog Shave Gel
Kross Kross
Gillette Platinum Plus [1]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Selin Lemon Cologne

Brushless Gel
One Pass

Well, if that wasn't one of the softest, safest, smoothest and downright most surprising shave I've ever had, I don't know what is!

Since first seeing the Kriss Kross, I was intrigued. The handle sweeps through a full 180 degree arc, permitting the shaver to select his angle; mimic the straight edge, go conventional safety razor or effect a slant. Shame the blades are no longer available. By happy coincidence, modern injector blades fit perfectly - just press the pivot, insert a blade and let the pivot clamp back down.


There is a small margin for adjusting presentation - I like an aggressive shave, so went with a good presentation. I also found that the handle effecting a slant worked out best for me and I was rewarded with a single pass, clean, effective and so efficient removal of a couple of days stubble.

I still can't get over just how soft the shave was - I was concerned that the blade was not making contact, but the stubble removal was quite evident. Perhaps it's another happy coincidence that this frame can came these very sharp Gillettes?

Much enjoyed!

19/10/2014

SOTD 19/10/2014


Shower
NSS Ice & Slice
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Micromatic Open Comb
GEM Stainless Coated (3)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

16/10/2014

SOTD 16/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash/Scrub
La Toja Jabón de Afeitar
Kent Infinity Silvertex
GEM Featherweight
GEM Stainless Coated (2)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
La Toja After Shave Locion

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

13/10/2014

SOTD 13/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
GFT Eucris Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Wilkinson Sword Roller Safety Shaver (c.1903)
Feather Hi-Stainless (4)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Clubman Musk

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

12/10/2014

SOTD 12/10/2014


Shower
Arko Stick (Grated)
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Fromm Shavette
Weck Blade (CrOx Stropped)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Pinaud Clubman Hair Tonic

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

Just a simple one pass after a good shower, the hair tonic run through my hair and slapped on my face after the alum wash.

After yesterday's Shovel Head, I really didn't need to shave but this just neatened it up ...

11/10/2014

SOTD 11/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Erasmic Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Ever Ready Shovel Head
GEM Stainless (1)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Hai Karake Original Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

09/10/2014

SOTD 09/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Rolls Razor Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Durham No.201
Personna (Blue) [6]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Quorum Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

Great shave! The soap is just lovely - there must be all sorts in that soap from 60 years ago that you just can't put into soap today. Instant lather and so soft, slick and feeding.

The razor was sensational. Stropping these Personna blades leads to a good sharp edge, but such a smooth shave. No irritation, just whisk the whiskers off and we're done ... this is a combination to do just that!

08/10/2014

SOTD 08/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Super Smooth English Rose
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Ever Ready 1912
GEM Stainless Coated (3)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Rose of Bulgaria Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

06/10/2014

SOTD 06/10/2014

Drink: G&T
Music: Bauhaus - Mask


Bulldog Face Wash
NSS Ice & Slice
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Gillette Tech #26
Gillette Silver (Govt) [3]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Brut Original Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

05/10/2014

SOTD 05/10/2014

Durham Duplex Sunday ...


Bulldog Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Durham Duplex (No.1 Set)
Personna (Blue) [5]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

03/10/2014

SOTD 03/10/2014


Bulldog Face Wash
Tabac Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
British Bakelite
Gillette Silver (Govt) [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Tabac Aftershave

Face Lathered
One Pass - WTG

I love this razor - it is soooo fierce! I rather think it puts my Muhle R41 to shame. Just the one pass and I'm done ...

02/10/2014

SOTD 02/10/2014

Drink: G&T
Music: Sunshot


Bulldog Face Wash
Palmolive Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Weck Bantam
Personna Super Stainless (1)
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Quorum Aftershave
Quorum EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & ATG

What a little beauty this is! It's a Weck, the Bantam model. I think it's a hair shaper and it takes those long Personna spined blades.

Guarded, it feels like the Durham Duplex but not as smooth. It certainly nothing like the face shredder that is the Feather Artist Club, but I did get a good number of weepers which I think was more down to angle and lack of lightness.

Post-shave, they've all gone but I do have a patch of irritation on my neck.

In all, a good shave and a fun first attempt with this device - it is a million miles better than any of those half-DE shavettes, a tonne safer than the Feather but not as safe nor as smooth as the Durham Duplex.

01/10/2014

SOTD 01/10/2014

Drink: Sailor Jerry & Aloe Vera Drink
Music: Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch


Bulldog Face Wash
NSS Ice & Slice
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Personna Safety Razor
Gillette Silver (Govt) [2]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Brut Original Aftershave

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

What a great razor! Being so sculpted, it fitted up to my face most intuitively!

I have read from another owner that it sort of sticks to the face, and I did feel that. It reminded me that I needed lather ...