Shave of the day 15th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Dr Selby Lavender Luxury Shaving Cream
Brush: Semogue “The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition” mixed boar-badger
Razor: Cadet TP-01 long handled open comb with a fresh Lord Classic
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Shave of the day 12th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: GzD shave stick
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Schick “Lady Eversharp” Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

The Indian Barbershop

The BBC have an interesting article on the Indian barbershop an the place it has in society – I found it well worth a read, and it brought back found memories of the Indians I served with on ‘my’ Team Site in South Sudan.

I have to agree with the Indian boys though; unisex salons have always made me feel out of place. I wish there was a good old fashioned barbershop in my little town, but I’m not even sure if there is one in Norway at all.

Shave of the day 10th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Schick “Lady Eversharp” Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

A nice, old Barber’s Supply catalog

Thanks to a link at my favourite shaveforum, I present the 1884 catalogue from Theo. A Kochs in Chicago.

A few fun finds in the catalogue:

Kochs’ Barbers’ Chair No 9 with a grand and stately appearance, yours for 70$.
Kochs’ Modern Reclining Barbers’ Chair No 1, covered by patent and costing 25$.
A 72 hole Mug Case with Base can be yours for 25.50$, and might be just enough to store your soaps.
A range of Barbers’ Poles, ranging from 2$ and up to 15$.
A nice selection of designs for mugs.
Brushes – No 87 and 90 is particularly adapted for shop use.
Bay Rum and Hair Oil – at 2$ per gallon (3.8 litre)

Shave of the day 8th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Col. Conk Bay Rum
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Schick “Lady Eversharp” Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Shave of the day 5th August

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations Walter
Brush: Turkish No7 ‘horse hair’
Razor: Schick “Lady Eversharp” Injector with a Schick Super Chromium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb