Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Find one problem

Go ahead, I'll wait until you spot it...

...let's just say that I don't think gramps was carrying that water himself, judging by the drawing.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Shave of the day 24th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a fresh Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 21 July 2017

Shave of the day 21st July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a Lord Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The making of razor blades

I found a picture of a razor blade manufacturing line today that I want to share:
It's a little unclear if the picture is used to advertise the machines themselves or the blades the Chinese manufacturer makes on them... I don't read Chinese.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Shave of the day 19th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 4) with a Lord Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Unfurling like a flower of joy


The Artisania Romera Manchurian Badger I was given by Phil of BullGoose is blooming nicely, it is - to dip into poetic turns for a while - unfurling like a flower of joy.

It is already soft like a fluffy cloud, and easily whips up copious amounts of lather - which it is somewhat reluctant to give up.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Shave of the day 17th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3.5) with a fresh Lord Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 14 July 2017

Shave of the day 14th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Shave of the day 12 July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Monday, 10 July 2017

Shave of the day 10th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Friday, 7 July 2017

Shave of the day 7th July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner Peppermint
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Tallow Shaving Soap
Brush: Romera Manchurian Badger
Razor: Blinged out Mergress Adjustable (set for 3) with a fresh PolSilver Super Iridium
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Vintage travel razor advertisment

Since I've been traveling all day, this seemed quite appropriate...
Trouble of finding that old advertisement is that now I really want one... I don't need it, but I want it!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Shave of the day 5th June

Pre-shave: Cool water rinse
Lather: BEA shaving stick
Brush: Omega #50014 travel boar
Razor: Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor with a Lord
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

First impressions: Tactile Turn Slider

As part of the amazing care package Phil of BullGoose sent me, I received a Tactile Turn Slider.

It's a pen that is a somewhat radical departure from what I usually write with, I tend to be a mechanical pencil and disposable ballpoint kind of writer... and the Tactile Turn Slider is a beautifully machined and heavy piece of brass.

Interesting points to note:

  • The box it came in is the same kind of box I usually see machinist drill bits and reamers come in, which makes a lot of sense since it comes from a machinists
  • The seam between the upper and lower portions of the barrel is not noticeable until you unscrew the pen
  • The tolerances of the moving parts are so fine that the top cap acts as a pneumatic buffer when you close the pen, thus stopping the parts from slamming
  • The clip is significantly stronger than expected, something I believe will help the pen stay put in my pocket

I'm planning to use the Tactile Turn as my my not taking pen the next few weeks as I attend a class, and will report back later with more impressions.



Monday, 3 July 2017

Shave of the day 3rd July

Pre-shave: Cool water rinse
Lather: BEA shaving stick
Brush: Omega #50014 travel boar
Razor: Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor with a Lord
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil, and Big Red No7 Beard Comb