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  GEM 1912
Posted by: bcshaves - 01-21-2021, 06:06 PM - Forum: Catch of the day - Replies (33)

I has just arrived. I found it for a good price and had to get it. I am going to clean it and sanitize it and will post pictures. Is there anyway to see what year it was made?

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  RazoRock Hawk
Posted by: ischiapp - 01-18-2021, 07:07 PM - Forum: Non vintage SE and SHaDE razors. - Replies (4)

[Review] RazoRock Hawk V2 AL Hulk Green

My SE champion is the Colonial Razors The General V1 AL.
Since I bought it I have tried various others.
But in the end, every confrontation was to its advantage.

In addition to the technical characteristics, it had a great price.
Especially for those who bought it during the launch phase.
Unfortunately, the model quickly went out of production.

At the time, the RazoRock Hawk V1 had just been released.
But it had little to offer compared to the CR.
After a while the aluminum V2 arrived.
Which over time has been enriched with very beautiful anodized liveries.
This green, as well as the Electric Blue, have always attracted me.

The RR offers today many advantages:
• performance
• colors
• aluminum
• price

To date I am sure to recommend this razor.
For those who want to try an SE razor for the first time.
But also for those who already love the superior capabilities of Artist Club (AC) blades, and are looking for a light or colored razor.
Given the very advantageous price, compared to direct contenders, some I have read choose it as a backup / travel razor.

Performance is related to the blade.
But the manufacture is of value.

Weight and balance are optimal.
In the hand it is absolutely accurate.
I find it very pleasant.

Basically the weights and balances are similar:
• Total RR 36g | CR 44g
• Head RR 13g | CR 18g
• Handle RR 23g | CR 26g
• Balance RR 36% / 64% | CR 40% / 60%

But the feeling is different.
The elongated teardrop shape of the CR handle, combined with the slightly better balance, makes the feeling more natural.
Especially considering my back grip technique.

However these are minor differences. Finding a (in my opinion) beautiful razor, at the right price, in aluminum, with a long but light handle and therefore better balanced (greater efficiency of the material) today is not easy. This I believe is. Definitely !!!

And looks very nice in SOTD.

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  Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street
Posted by: bcshaves - 01-17-2021, 11:19 PM - Forum: Shave Soaps & Creams - Replies (8)

This cream is for sensitive skin but any time I use it I get a burning sensation. Have any of you experience this with TOBS shaving cream? I had a similar reaction to Tabac but I have used it and no longer have that with Tabac. I am just going to keep using TOBS and see if it goes away like Tabac.

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  The Haul... January 2021
Posted by: Wchnu - 01-16-2021, 08:02 PM - Forum: Catch of the day - Replies (36)

Picked up a pair of Williams Shave Sticks. They are in glass and labeled “Guest Size”.

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  Just one product from start to finish aka 3017 or Titanic
Posted by: ischiapp - 01-16-2021, 04:07 PM - Forum: Shave Talk - Replies (15)

I find this experience very relaxing!!!
Here the SOTDs. (link)

Today I killed it.
Using just one helps to really understand it.

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  It has been a while!
Posted by: bcshaves - 01-13-2021, 10:17 PM - Forum: The Front Porch - Replies (37)

Hello to the good people of tost3. I have not posted in some time and now finally made the move to this third website. Life has been busier than expected and time for making posts was zero. However, I am back now from a long hiatus from which I would like some recommendations on razors that are good and cheap.

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  My first Semogue
Posted by: Z-2 - 01-09-2021, 11:54 AM - Forum: Shave Brushes - Replies (4)

I am really impressed. On 31st December last year I've got my first Semogue Torga C3 boar brush. As I understand knot is similar (or same) like Semogue 620, just different handle.

I wanted from long time brush from this brand, so, I am more than happy Smile

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I also got a Captain's choice ceramic bowl. I never used bowl till now (15 years of face lathering), but I am impressed of it.  Unfortunately I get better lather with gels, than soaps. Any thoughts?

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  The Time and Place for “Aggressive” Razors
Posted by: MrGuy - 01-05-2021, 02:51 AM - Forum: Shave Talk - Replies (10)

I have to say I really enjoy, and prefer, razors most call “aggressive”. On my face, the greater positive exposure the better. Well, in one specific area and (I think) for one specific reason I don’t see mentioned.
I know, I know. Any time people start talking about better results with a more aggressive exposure the accusations of shavers engaging in a battle to greet people named Richard via non-verbal hand gestures (or something like that) start flying. I’ll be the first to say I don’t consider myself some tough guy with a superhuman style tough beard, although the immortal words of Dallas Winston do ring true, if you’re tough like him you don’t get hurt. Anyway, I digress.
Here’s the deal, I also get along with razors on the “mild” side as well. Both sides of the coin offer something that I can look forward to. Heck, if modern science can ever figure out how to shape a blade with an edge on more than one side, I might even like those too. But where aggressive razors shine, mild razors struggle and even create issues.
My neck. I think this is a very common problem area for one reason or another. I can’t get truly against the grain on most of my neck, but aggressive razors can handle the angle without issue. The same angle with a mild razor produces quite a bloody mess, not to mention the irritation. So what’s so different about beard growth on my neck? It’s not the thickest hair, that grows on my chin. The hair on my neck has what those in the industry call a very shallow angle of emergence. That’s to say, each hair naturally grows very close against my skin rather than straight out. This seems to be a challenging situation for mass market cartridge manufacturers, too. (If you ever get some spare time, browse the scientific paper publication sites searching for shave related terms and see what you can see. Most studies are behind paywalls, but even the abstract provides interesting reading. If you’re like me and shave before showering, you’re likely to stumble across several studies validating your choice!)
My thoughts are that if a blade is held just away from the skin, as in most mild razors, the edge hits the hair at a very poor angle. More head on across the length rather than cutting “clean” across the width. This could lead to more tugging and pulling and less than clean cuts. If the blade is allowed to stick proud and glide right along the skin it can still sneak under the slanted growth and cross a more ideal section of hair.
Now, I don’t have any useful evidence for this idea, just my experience. I’m curious if anyone else notices a greater challenge for some razors depending not just on grain direction, but more importantly growth angle from the skin.
To wrap up this unnecessarily long post, is there an ideal time and place for aggressive razors? On my face the answer is a solid “yes”. The time, when I shave. The place, where I shave. But since that isn’t helpful in the least, maybe the time and place is against the grain passes where beard growth goes very flat.  Big Grin

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  Happy New Year!
Posted by: ShadowsDad - 01-01-2021, 02:53 PM - Forum: The Front Porch - Replies (2)

New Year fellow TOSTers!
Best wishes for a better 2021 than 2019!

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  SOTD - January 2021
Posted by: Jayaruh - 12-31-2020, 04:38 PM - Forum: SOTD - Replies (95)

Well, gents, 2020 is history. I am looking forward to better things in 2021. Have a Happier New Year, my friends.

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