Shave of the day 19th June 2024

  • Razor: Merkur (?) NOS Bakelite Slant
  • Blade: Lord Platinum
  • Brush: Artesania Romera Manchurian Badger, imitation horn
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Peppermint
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 06 19

A minty fresh midweek shave.

Shave of the day 14th June 2024

  • Razor: Autostrop VC2
  • Blade: Feather FHS-10
  • Brush: Vie-Long #14033
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Brutalt Bra TSN LE / Norwegian Wood
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 06 14

A fine Friday shave, and the last use of the VC2 for now. Next up in rotation is me double edged razors.

Sheet metal injector

Injectors can be complicated razors, even when meant to be simple. The forerunners of injectors were more complicated still. But today I have a nice find for you all; a very simple sheet metal injector. Patented by A William H Camfield in 1936, the patent was assigned to the Magazine Repeating Razor Co – the people behind the Schick Magazine Razors.1

The invention was touted as an improved and simplified form of safety razor and magazine, which also was cheap to manufacture.

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Would you shave with a saw?

The answer is, according to this 1925 advertisement, no. A statement which, no doubt, a certain John Teetgen would agree with.

Which is why you needed to buy an Auto Strop. Because that can be honed every time you shave. So it don’t turn into a saw.

Good for may shaves, but they cleverly don’t say how many.