Shaving gear statistics, aka there is an app for that part III.

A few years ago I posted about Shaving Buddy, an Android and iOS app that lets you keep track of your shaving gear statistics. Since I posted about it last, it has gained one major and several minor updates. It is a much more capable app now than it was in 2015, which is why I keep using it.

Having used it for more than a few shaves, I now have quite a bit of shaving gear statistics. Which I’m sure can tell us something about my shaving habits.

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Krona vs Knack, according to Solid Shaves

A little while ago I wrote about a rather honest Schick advertisement. If you recall, it was the one where they admitted to losing money on the free razor. Which, as pointed out by a user on Reddit, is a very good illustration of the Razor and Blades economic model. However, and more importantly today, the advertisement also featured a competitors razor… leaving the question as to which would give the more solid shaves.

Now, I personally own neither a Schick Krona nor a Gillette Knack. But Kurt, also known as Solid Shaves, do. And he posted a rather nice comparison of the two on his YouTube channel this weekend.

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Summary of the 2021 Gifts&Care Solidarity Advent Calendar

As the sharp eyed reader probably have noticed, Gifts&Care were selling a solidarity advent calendar this year to raise money and awareness for the ongoing volcanic eruption at La Palma.

Luckily – and none too soon – that the La Palma volcano eruption was declared over on the 25th December 2021. There is still a need to support the people of La Palma – while no lives have been lost as far as I know, more than thirteen hundred houses have been destroyed in addition to churches, schools, clinics and other infrastructure have been destroyed and needs rebuilding.

Since the start of the month I’ve shared the daily prices and surprises in the calendar I gotten with you. And now it is time to look at the whole pile all at once!

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Shave of the day 18th December 2021 and micro review

Razor: “Normal”

Blade: Treet Platinum

Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream

Lather: Epsilon for Men Mediterranean Shave Gel

Aftershave: Epsilon for Men Mediterranean After Shave

Additional Care: Alum Block

The Epsilon shave gel smells nice. Okay cushion for a non-lathering shaving agent. No slip at all though, resulting in more than a few tiny skin breaks. Nothing big enough to be a weeper, but more than noticeable enough when putting alcohol based aftershave on.

Shave of the day 6th December 2021 and a micro review

Razor: Schick E2

Blade: Schick Injector

Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream

Lather: Mühle Aloe Vera Shaving Cream

Aftershave: Mühle Aloe Vera After Shave Balm

Additional Care: Alum Block

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Shaving with things I gotten in the Solidarity Advent Calendar. The Proraso preshave cream reminds me of the Prep cream, which isn’t bad. The Mühle aftershave balm felt pretty nice too. Not impressed by the Mühle shaving cream though; no slip, no cushion, and hard to rinse of my vintage Schick.

Schick E2 from 1941, first impressions

Thanks to a fellow shaver from the ‘Nook, I recently received a Schick E2 dated 1941. That’s right; the razor is eighty years old.

The razor looks really nice and is in excellent condition, and I’m looking forward to contrasting and comparing it to my Lady Eversharp and G4.

The box is also in very good shape, with nice and sharp text. The text on the underside is interesting; what company today gives a twenty year, no question asked warranty?

Guess who’s back… my Psion Series 5 is back!

After several years of not working – the screen being dead – my beloved Psion Series 5 Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is alive again. It turns out there is still a marked for repairing these neat PDAs almost a quarter century after they were first introduced. So now that it is alive again, let us have a closer look at this vintage tech. This will be a very different review to what I usually do.

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Kickstarter – or “Adding shit to razors”

A while ago I learned that yet another safety razor is heading towards crowdfunding. Kickstarter is full of the things. Most are never fully funded, quite a few is existing manufacturers raising cash and awareness on new razors, some are outright scams, and some are… well, like this one. Let us rip it apart, shall we? See what bits makes sense in the context of shaving, and what bits that don’t.

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