The past couple of months seemed to be a bit thin with interesting topics from the wet shaving blog-o-sphere but I did pick up a few nuggets to share.
Today I got up and looked in the mirror and I needed a shave. So I grabbed Soap Commander and their fabulous “Resolution” scented soap which is the only Christmas like scent that I have in my shave cave.
I made two handles earlier in the week, and they went to two homes. Today, I decided to make some more. I made three. For now I am leaving them unfinished to see if there is an interest in customizing the finishes. They have stainless steel threads and aluminum ferrules.
I won this Schick Golden 500 on the TSD Holiday Raffle. It is a Hydromagic, too.
Today I turned two handles for Gem Lather Catcher razors. I used two blanks from the Louisville Slugger stubs. This wood is pretty hard. I had a member on TSD who expressed an interest in them.
Shave Like Grandad
Recovering From a Bad Shave Yesterday I continued my alternating-razor experiment, but I made a boneheaded move. Instead of taking my usual conservative, multi-pass shave, I instead dialed my Gillette Slim up to three (of nine), and resolved to do a one-pass, with-grain shave.
Today was the sixth shave on my current Personna Red blade. Starting with that initial, rough shave using my Gillette Slim and the fresh Personna, I’ve continued to alternate daily between my Parker Variant and the Slim.
My most recent SuperMax Titanium blade gave me 24 good shaves before being retired to the recycle can. The last two shaves of those 24 were done with my Gillette Slim Adjustable. Those shaves among others recently caused me to re-think my use of the Slim for only commemorative occasions.