January 2018
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Shave of the Day - Sandalwood and English Fern

Last night I had a conversation with my neighbor who put a couple of straight razors on eBay. He was determined to let me know how dangerous it was to clean them up. They cut right through the towel he was cleaning them with. My response was, it they cannot cut you then you are […]

Shave of the Day - Akro Commando at Scout Camp

It is a wonderful morning at Scout Camp. I was up early to get a shower and came back to camp for a shave. Shaving in a somewhat primitive situation requires innovation. The strop was hung on the wash basin with a rope tide with the traditional square knot. The mirror was hooked over a […]

Shave of the Day - Wool Fat and Amber

Wool Fat and Amber

I was feeling a little old fashioned today. My wife Janet was preparing a presentation for church on pioneers. I got to thinking, what would be pioneering like for a shave. I did not have a large bowie knife laying around with a chunk of homemade soap for my theme. […]

Shave of the Day - Arlington


I was thinking about the Simpson Chubby 1 Super Badger brush and trying to determine which soap to use next. The Chubby 1 is a wonderful super badger brush from England. I then remembered the beautiful D.R. Harris 7 Co. Ltd. Wooden shaving bowl with soap in the fragrance of Arlington, also of […]

Shave of the Day - Truefitt & Hill

Truefitr & Hill

Today I stepped back in time a little. When I first started shaving with a straight razor, the first shaving cream I used was Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream. I have always liked the Truefitt & Hill product and decided it was a good choice to use with a […]

Shave of the Day - Amber and Old Spice

Amber and Old Spice

July 4th is over and I never found time to shave yesterday. So today I chose a patriotic theme for my shave. To start, I chose the Clauss New Departure Razor from Fremont Ohio. The choice of a brush was tougher as I do not have any American brushes so […]

Shave of the Day - Sweet Orange and Orange Amber

Sweet Orange and Orange Amber

I woke up today and decided that today’s shave needed a citrus theme. I started by stropping the Clauss New Departure Razor on the linen side several times to shape up the edge. From there it was off to the leather side for the final edge. I really like […]

Shave of the Day - Sandalwood and English Fern

Sandalwood and English Fern

For today’s shave I used a Clauss New Departure Razor. The razor originated from Clauss in Fremont Ohio. I was given this razor several months ago. The edge needed some work so I used the hone’s that were given to me by my barber. They had been rattling around his […]

Shave of the Day - Mr. Taylors

Gentlemen’s Shave

There is something about soft water that does wonders for the shave. In Oakdale, the water is much softer that at home. Mix that soft water with some Mr. Taylors, A Gentleman’s Luxury Save Cream and you have the opportunity for great pleasure as you shave. The herbal aromatics in this shave […]

Shave of the Day - Arlington


Today is an Arlington day. I will be going on a road trip and needed a soothing fragrance and Dr. Harris Co. Ltd does a great job with Arlington fragrance. I have also noticed the fragrances I have from England have tended to be a little more on the floral than those of […]

Shave of the Day - Akro Commando

Akro Commando

The Commando shave – Arko has a new shave cream and the accompanying after shave cream. For application of the shaving cream I used a new Omega setola (boar hair) brush that I had just shampooed a couple of times. It still had the fragrance of, well a new brush or a […]

Shave of the Day - Akro stick and Varon Dandy

The typical Tuesday shave is a little different. You tell the boy to get up and you turn the shower on for him. Then you strop the razor on the linen and then horsehide side. hen you check on the boy and tell him to get up – again. Back to shaving, you wet the […]

Shave of the Day - Gentlemans Refinery and Arlington

Gentlemans Refinery 2 Standard Shave Cream and Dr. Harris & Co. Ltd’s Arlington Aftershave

A wonderful shave today. The Gentlemans Refinery 2 Standard Shave Cream worked into a rich lather with the super badger brush. The Dovo slicked of the whiskers with quick work. I do love the sound of the razors edge flying […]

Shave of the Day - Blenheim Bouquet and Floyd

Blenheim Bouquet and Floyd

Today I had a wonderful shave. It started by stropping the Dovo razor on the linen side of the Dublduck strop 15 time and then moving to the horsehide side for 20 times. The choice for shave cream today is Penhalagon’s Blenheim Bouquet, and English product, applied to the face […]