Shave of the day 1st March 2024

  • Razor: Schick Type B2
  • Blade: Personna Injector
  • Brush: Brush Experimental Alpha
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh
  • Aftershave: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 03 01

New month, old razor.

And I have achieved breakthrough!

Shave of the day 28th February 2024

  • Razor: Schick Type B2
  • Blade: Personna Injector
  • Brush: Artesania Romera Manchurian Badger, imitation horn
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Pereira Shavery Shaving Cream w/ Activated Charcoal
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 02 28

A humpday shave on the second to last day of the shortest month.

Combined three positioned shaving brush and lather rubber…

Retractable brushes is nothing new. A combined multi-position shaving brush with a built in lather rubber device? That’s more unusual.

Patented by Leon Tobias in 1920, the brush was – of course – touted as a new and improved shaving brush. In the words of the patent:

This invention relates to improvements in shaving brushes, an object of the invention being to provide a shaving brush equipped with the ordinary bristles for forming and distributing lather and also provided with means for rubbing the lather into the face to soften the heard, the parts so constructed and arranged as to permit either the bristles or the rubbing device to be exposed for use at the end of suitable handle.

From US patent 1,358,597
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Shave of the day 26th February 2024

  • Razor: Schick Type B2
  • Blade: Personna Injector
  • Brush: Vie-Long #12705B
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: B&M Latha Oceana
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 02 26

New week, and time for the other Holy Grail razor I’m lucky enough to own.

Shave of the day 23rd February 2024

  • Razor: Schick Type A
  • Blade: Schick Injector
  • Brush: Vie-Long #14033
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Mike’s Natural Soaps Pine & Cedarwood
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 02 23

Last shave for now with the Schick Type A. Next week I’ll turn to the Type B.

Disposable cylindrical razor apparatus

Whenever I see a patent with a particularly odd name, like “disposable cylindrical razor apparatus”, I wonder if Leonardo da Quirm1 was involved somehow.

So what is a disposable cylindrical razor apparatus? When all is said and done, it is a disposable razor in an odd format. Disposable razors is nothing new, and I’ve covered a few over the years – some in weird shapes. But what makes this one stick out is that it comes with four cutting surfaces, and looks to be meant to be used as a shavette.

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Shave of the day 19th February 2024

  • Razor: Schick Type A
  • Blade: Schick Injector
  • Brush: Vie-Long #13051M
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Dr Selby Lavender
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 02 19

New week, but with injector blades lasting longer than most DE-blades I keep the same fun razor.