Gentlemen, This seems to be a popular thread on many of the wet-shaving forums, and I thought it would be nice to do this here as well. Here's how it works: just reply to this thread posting the hardware(razor, blade, and brush) and software (Soap/cream, aftershave) that you used for that day's shave. This would be a good way for those new to the idea of "Shaving like your Grandpa" to see what products are out there and a good encouragement for the rest of us!
Today's shave 5/27/2010
Merkur Slant DE Gillette 7 O'clock Super Stainless (Green label) Van Der Hagen Boar brush Proraso shave cream Witch Hazel Proraso aftershave balm
Thanks Wyatt! Right now I have an even dozen that I rotate through. Some I tend to use more than others because they're just excellent shavers. I still have a few DEs both new and vintage that I hang on to. One's a very nice 66 Gillette Slim Adjustable. Still on the look-out for a Gillette razor from my birth year/quarter (N-4 date code).
Yes. As I understand it, around 1850 ~ 1870 most razors were wedges. The frameback was a way to forge a thinner blade and the heavy spine was to facilitate sharpening. That razor I used today is from that late 1800's time frame as evident by the celluloid scales.
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