Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Wet shaving thread.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #991
nostalgia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port Murray, NJ
Posts: 2,400
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Put together my first order from The Golden Nib and Amazon. Thanks for the inspiration

Merkur 34C with 5-pack of Merkur blades
Osma Natural Alum Block
Proraso shaving soap
Astra Superior Blades
Sharp Blades
Shark DE Blades
22mm Finest Badger Knot XH

-Joe

__________________
Man Skirt Brewing Co. Website Beer related hints, tips, calculators, links and other good stuff.
MSB Facebook Page Find out what I'm brewing or building! Project Benderator is in full swing.
Fisher Woodcraft wood turning
nostalgia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2012, 01:36 AM   #992
spliff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Roy, UT
Posts: 14
Default

I have a few DE safety razors. For myself I find an aggressive razor with a mild blade work the best. I have a Futur, not fond of the snap-on head. The Progress is a far superior razor, and about 20 bucks less. Love the HD, not a fan of Parkers. My current favorite is a Merkur slant bar with a Shark blade. Imagine an adjustable razor you don't need to adjust. Use the different sides of the blade. When I use an adjustable I do change it throughout the shave for different areas.

Soap? Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream blows everything else out there away. I have Proraso stuff too, so I use begrudgingly. Soap works best with a boar brush. You can get a decent lather after about 5 minutes of effort. That being said Proraso is only minimally cheaper than Taylor and Van Der Hagen is just as good and you can get it for $1.50 at Walmart.

Brush, Boar for soap, but far and away the best is badger and cream. While I don't like Parker razors I do like their brushes. A pure badger will get you there, and a Parker will be less than 40 bucks, step up to a silvertip (65 currently) and you really are ready to rock and roll.

__________________
spliff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #993
azscoob
Here's the Beers!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
azscoob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 7,172
Liked 141 Times on 122 Posts
Likes Given: 128

Default

After beating myself up trying to get my neck nice and smoothe, and getting minor weepers that would raise a bit from swelling, then the next day I would shave the bumps again. This kept my neck in a constant red bump state in a few places. I never had this problem before....

I had an "aha" moment, thinking back to when I got perfect neck but lackluster face shaves, I loaded a tech with a wilkenson sword blade and shaved my face with a persona in my ABC Gillette, and shaved my neck with the tech.

Nice and smoothe again, till I find the right blade for both this will do for now.

__________________

Shirts n Steins: Grain Reaper Brewing

azscoob is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #994
FastAndy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,057
Liked 152 Times on 120 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Just won a 1962 Gillette Slim adjustable on EBay, it looked pretty clean but needs some work I'm sure. I'll post pics when it comes in.

__________________
FastAndy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #995
spliff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Roy, UT
Posts: 14
Default

Just put a new Feather in the slant bar. If you aint tried a slant you have no idea what you're missing. They say they're a really aggressive razor, I find it really mild. The angled blade slices rather than just whacking the beard, smoothest shave ever.

__________________

Shiny, let's be bad guys.

spliff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 01:09 AM   #996
Airplanedoc
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airplanedoc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Illinois, and people thought Detroit was bad
Posts: 1,759
Liked 288 Times on 215 Posts
Likes Given: 77

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Just put a new Feather in the slant bar. If you aint tried a slant you have no idea what you're missing. They say they're a really aggressive razor, I find it really mild. The angled blade slices rather than just whacking the beard, smoothest shave ever.
I love my slant wish I would have started with it.
__________________
Airplanedoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 01:23 AM   #997
spliff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Roy, UT
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airplanedoc View Post
I love my slant wish I would have started with it.
You and me both Bro.
__________________

Shiny, let's be bad guys.

spliff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 02:47 AM   #998
nostalgia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port Murray, NJ
Posts: 2,400
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

My knot arrived today! I found a nice piece of wood in my stash and went to town.



Now if my darn razor would just get here

-Joe

__________________
Man Skirt Brewing Co. Website Beer related hints, tips, calculators, links and other good stuff.
MSB Facebook Page Find out what I'm brewing or building! Project Benderator is in full swing.
Fisher Woodcraft wood turning
nostalgia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #999
CHefJohnboyardee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 401
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

goo job!

__________________
CHefJohnboyardee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2012, 02:05 AM   #1000
lex990
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sparta, MO
Posts: 390
Liked 33 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

anyone have blades they would want to swap with derby supers?? I am always up for doing a 5 blade swap to try new blades

__________________

Honey... I'm just going out for a like an hour. We are only going to drink one or two and head home... I promise ;).

lex990 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shaving Blows ShakerD General Chit Chat 85 06-09-2011 06:39 PM
StumbleUpon Thread: You know you want one Brew-Happy General Chit Chat 10 12-25-2009 06:53 PM
another baby thread redraider629 General Chit Chat 15 12-17-2009 03:14 PM
HBT NFL '09 Thread ohiobrewtus General Chit Chat 6 08-23-2009 05:16 AM
HBT NFL '08 thread ohiobrewtus General Chit Chat 434 03-09-2009 02:10 PM