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Sunday 11 December 2016

Snake Shave

I am absolutely crazy for this masterpiece. This Mastro Livi CarboInox Snake razor is not only a super shaver, but it is also an incredible work of art. The Snake Razor was conceived by Mastro Livi and his son in 2007 and this one is very special. The blade is made from Mastro Livi CarboInox with carbon damascus steel dots inserts, shaded buckeye scales with onyx and white turquoise inserts, a stunning beauty to look at, an incredible smooth shaver giving the very best BBS shave ever! Today I wanted to use Antica Barbieria Colla Almond Oil Shaving Cream, a superlative shaving cream certainly one of the very best shaving soaps around giving a super slick and effective lather with an incredible post shave sensation. A special mention to Mastro Livi Super Silvertip Badger Shave Brush, a great caressing massage on the skin which easily mounted Colla shaving cream into a luxurious lather. The final touch was delivered by Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum aftershave with its "bay rum like" fragrance and I admit I don't like it very much, although good, I like a more genuine and authentic "Bay Rum" fragrance.

* Pre-Shave: RazorGuy Pre-Shave Oil
* Soap: Antica Barbieria Colla Almond Oil Shaving Cream
* Brush: Mastro Livi Super Silvertip Badger, Padouk Handle, 24mm knot
* Bowl: Gerby Bowl
* Strop: Mastro Livi Medium Loom Strop "Coramella Italiana" and Hand Palm
* Razor: Mastro Livi CarboInox Snake, 8/8 Full Hollow, Snake Point
* Post-Shave: Alum Block
* Post-Shave: Umbrian Extravirgin Olive Oil
* After Shave: Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum

#straightrazor #razor #rasoio #manolibera #rasoir #coupechou #afeitado #navaja #rasiermesser #shave #shaving #wetshaving #traditionalshaving #shaveoftheday #sotd #sotn #razorguy #mastrolivi #snake #carboinox
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#SOTD

Brush: Brushcraft WSRT Silvertip
Blade: Thiers Issard Spartacus
Soap: The Fat
AS: Floid


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Classic shave! 
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Saturday S.O.T.D.
Couldn't wait till Christmas.
Great stuff!
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Thank you fellas.
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Tonight's Xmas Party SOTD

-Schick Krona
-Voskhod Blade (1)
-RazoRock Monster 26mm Plissoft
-RazoRock Emperor Soap
-RazoRock Emperor AS
-Thayers Witch Hazel
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You were the scentsation of the party.
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Beau Champion

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Shave-cation destination? It has its own post office!!! 
The 760-acre getaway is complete with a stone schoolhouse and 9 traditional cottages all for $2.3 million (or in 3 cheaper lots).
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THIS!
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Chris AyS

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I've heard great things about all these soaps. Glad I finally got the chance to pick these up. Soaps from UK, Mexico and US. Works for me. 💈
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Nice!! 
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Working OT on Saturday shave.
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I much prefer working UT
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12/10/2016. Y ' OUD LOVE THIS SHAVE

A great RazoRock shave with Tuscan Oud, one of my very favorite scents. Maybe because my bride loves it so much. My Gillette Ball End with my Wilkinson blade(3) was perfect for this relaxing Saturday shave. The voice of Sinatra in Vegas filled up the room wonderfully and really set the stage. Leather Oud from Dua Fragrances topped this afternoon's tremendous den session off. Great fragrance house to check out. Well, it's Crown Royal Manhattan time, and I think I'll just wait for 🎼My Funny Valentine🎼 to get home to sniff me up. Have a great weekend shavers. Cross your fingers for my Giants Sun.nite!
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+Rodrigo Zedan Thank you my friend! It is a tremendous scent.
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Haven't used this cream in over a year and it worked like a charm! Very slick, almost as much as Crown King or Gingers Garden. Dove is one of my favorite scents in grooming and I think an artisan soap or splash would be perfect. Shave on!
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Oh nice!!! I have the tube and really like it. That balm though....super underrated. Amazing stuff! One of the few products I could catch here in Canada in the beginning. 
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About this community

Welcome to the HTGAM Wet Shaving & Facial Fur Community! HTGAM I admit is a funny name for a wet shaving forum...this happened purely by accident. Rather than the HTGAM G+ being an extension of the HTGAM Brand, it was born out of our blog, an intentional extension of our site...which predates our products. That's right, we started as a blog first, a humble Man Blog to be exact. We are & were known for our interviews, reviews and articles...in fact, it's still going strong. Not sure many folks realize that. When we first introduced Synergy we hastily attached the HTGAM name to it...if I could change anything looking back, it might be the name of my soap! But again, everything just kind of happened so fast! So here we now are, writing, podcasting, creating wet shaving soft/hardware and running a forum...w/ help from Christian, Jeff, Arley & Sly! All are welcome here! Post your SOTD, product review, sexy CaD photos, discuss & converse, relax & unwind. The only rule that shall be enforced is..."don't be a dick". [i.e. trolling, creating drama, spamming, posting custom handled cartridge razors for sale, etc] We also don't care for blasting artisans here. If you have a problem with an artisan product or service contact them and work it out rather then post publicly...they work hard and want to help, don't risk hurting their reputation. Lastly, please NO RELIGION or POLITICS. We are big on tolerance & respect...a gent & ladies community...that knows how to party! So by all means, post something already! :) That said, if you find your email piling up w/ notifications you can opt to turn that feature off...here's how: http://www.wikihow.com/Turn-off-Emails-from-Google%2B If you have a question, concern or suggestion contact one or all of our MODs: Jeff, Arly, Christian, Sly or Douglas Smythe
 
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Buongiorno!
SOTD di domani!
Razor: Option Five
Blade: Feather
Brush: SV Cocobolo V2.0 Manchurian
Preshave: Emulsion Myrsol
Soap: MDC
Aftershave: Myrsol Agua Balsamica
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246) Pop-In-Law's Razor

Pop-In Law's Vietnam Issued Superspeed (Rockwell Blade)
L'ocittane Plisson Brush
Geo F. Trumpers Lime Shave Soap Sample
CaD Aftershave Balm

I always enjoy shaving with my wife's dad's superspeed. It's one of the cool things about visiting the in-laws. This razor has so much history that I'm blown away every time I get to shave with it. This thing has been in the trenches at Vietnam and somehow made it back. Just awesome!
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+Rodrigo Zedan it's really awesome man. The brush in the mug has a really bad bent Boar knot. I'd like to one day restore it. 
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Christian Lévesque
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Please welcome the 9 newest members of our traditional wet shaving community.
Babies are cute, and even cuter when imitating adults. But not on a counter top, and not while a straight razor is in use. Haha, that's Archer; crazy careless!
+Кирилл Бурый
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Hello!
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Dave Yack

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Not really a Mail Call, but more of a Road Trip. Straight down the NJ Garden State Parkway to get myself Cool and Fresh (first bottle off the shelf).
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Justin it's a spearmint/peppermint mix. To me it leans a little more on the spearmint side.
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Oh, how funny. That's what I did too, +Mike Harris​!

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We must preserve our history!
http://phoenixshaving.com
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Cold Spices!
Mrs. C.
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SOTD
Pre: Hot Shower
Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
Razor: Option Five
Brush: RazoRock Plissoft
Blades: Feather (2)
Post: Thayer's Cucumber Witch Hazel
A/S: TOBS Sandalwood
Balm: Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm

This new razor from Option Five was great. Quite a mild razor but very efficient. A very comfortable shave.
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That's the best Sandalwood scent I've used! Well done! 
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#SOTD Str8 Razor Weekend!

Preshave: Chiseled Face Preshave Oil
Soap: B&M's Figgy Puddin'
Brush: origin unknown, components unknown
Razor: Gold Dollar Razor 208
Postshave: B&M's Figgy Puddin' splash

A very good 2 pass straight razor shave today (WTG & XTC), finished with an ATG pass with the Merkur. (Still learning, but feeling much more comfortable.) No cuts, no nicks, no weepers. Post shave alum run was a little warmer than norm, but no face-roasting mistakes.

Baby steps, people! Happy Saturday! 
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I enjoy watching you and your Figgy Puddin'. Excellent shave +Jayson Nelson
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Not feeling the greatest today, hoping this does the trick. Have a great day Gentleman



Razor: W&B / Venom scales
Soap: SV/Cosmo
Brush: +The Crazy Badger LLC / John 3:16
AS: SV/ Cosmo
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Feel better!
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