#1

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For the most part, I have continued tracking gear usage in 2019 with a spreadsheet.  I say "for the most part" because I recognized over the past 3-4 months that there were many more times where I had forgotten (or didn't have the time) to input my shave for a day and sometimes it was 2-3 days in a row.  I'm thinking about setting up a new spreadsheet for 2020 and eliminating several of the things I've been tracking.  Right now, I have about 20 different things that are entered each day.  Maybe I won't forget to input data if I can get it to less than 10.  On positive note, setting up a new spreadsheet gives me the opportunity to enter new formulas and start using a pivot table to its real "wet-shaving" potential Smile

So...having tracked most every shave, here is what was used most often:

AS Brand:  Chatillon Lux - 21% - absolutely no surprise here as I think I have around 23 of his scents

AS Scent:  Fince Green Vetiver - 3.5% - this one was a surprise.  I would've assumed CL Gratiot League Square would have been at the top

Blade: GSB - 39% - no surprise here, this one just seems to work in every razor I put it in and gives me great shaves

Brush Maker: Wild West Brushworks - 57% - no surprises here...i have 9 or 10 of Dererk's brushes

Brush: Wild West Brushworks - 10% - this was surprising until I started to think about it.  This brush has a 28 Timberwolf and I have discovered this past year how much I prefer a 28mm knot.  This brush is one of only two brushes in the den which have a 28mm knot and I'm not fond of the knot in the other brush.

Razor:  Rockwell 6S - 31% again, absolutely no surprise here.  This is my go-to daily driver and has been my #1 razor every year for the past three years

Soap Brand: Mystic Water - 14% - just like the 6S, MW comes in first for the third year in a row.  Although if the numbers were based on the past two months, Shannon's Soaps (14 uses) comes in first by a large margin.

Soap Scent: WSP Summer Breeze - 6.5% - Summer Breeze was the easy winner in this category.  I do love the soap but the main reason it came in #1 was due to the fact I used it as my travel soap.  Otherwise, there was a tie for 2nd place (3.5%) between B&M 42 and MW Lily of the Valley - two soaps that I was able to finish off this past year.

The spreadsheet also indicates I shaved 335 days in 2019.  What I found interesting is that only 4 of those "no-shave days" came in the first half of the year. 

So what was your most used gear for 2019?

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#2

Posting Freak
Canada
Razor = Blackbird
Soap = I only have one soap, now; Mystic Water
Blade = I only use one blade; Wizamet Iridium Super
Post-shave = always unrefined shea butter
I only use essential oils for my cologne/after shave, principally, a mixture of Bergamot/Vetiver

I have a fairly large collection of brushes, so I try to rotate amongst them.

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Celestino
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#3

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
The only item I used almost every day this year was my Moss Anniversary Slate scuttle. Brushes, razors, blades, soaps/creams, and aftershaves/colognes all get used on a rotating monthly schedule, pretty evenly.

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#4

Member
Indiana
RazoRock Plissoft (barber handle) 24" brush, almost every day.
Edwin Jagger DE89 head on WCS "Natural Collection" bamboo handle with a Gillette Silver Blue blade, about 2/3 of the time.
Thayer's Medicated witch hazel every day (but it's evidently been discontinued, so that sucks).

Too much variety in soaps & creams to tell. I've been on a cream kick recently, mostly Pacific Shaving in the orange scent.

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#5

Member
Jozi, South Africa
Razor - Gibbs adjustable
Blades - Gillette Minora

Since I started tracking my shaves in February, brushes and soaps all get used evenly.
I had 1 "no shave" day and that was because we had no water that morning

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#6

Super Moderator
(12-31-2019, 08:14 PM)celestino Wrote: Razor = Blackbird
Soap = I only have one soap, now; Mystic Water
Blade = I only use one blade; Wizamet Iridium Super
Post-shave = always unrefined shea butter
I only use essential oils for my cologne/after shave, principally, a mixture of Bergamot/Vetiver

I have a fairly large collection of brushes, so I try to rotate amongst them.
Just out of curiosity, how many MW scents do you own?  Have you tried all of her shave scents?

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#7

Posting Freak
Canada
(This post was last modified: 01-01-2020, 10:08 PM by celestino.)
(01-01-2020, 08:32 PM)HoosierShave Wrote:
(12-31-2019, 08:14 PM)celestino Wrote: Soap = I only have one soap, now; Mystic Water
Just out of curiosity, how many MW scents do you own?  Have you tried all of her shave scents?

Yes. I have tried all of her scents. I could easily keep over 15 if I so chose to, but I have limited my collection to 7-8 primary scents, and I'll hopefully dwindle that down to 5-6, at some point: Bay Rum, Bergamot/Cedar/Juniper, Vetiver/Oakmoss, Sandalwood Rose, Egyptian Dragon, Cedar/Sage, Poggio dei Pini, Sardinian Honey, (and Sensitive Skin).
Mind you, I could easily add a few more other scents that are quite lovely such as Sweet Briar which I greatly enjoy.  Smile

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Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
#8
(This post was last modified: 01-01-2020, 10:19 PM by jeffm54321.)
Razor head: Above The Tie (S1)
Razor handle: Maggard (MR11)
Blade: Astra
Brush knot: Declaration Grooming Badger (B8)
Brush handle: Dogwood Handcrafts (resin)
Soap: Southern Witchcrafts (Sandalwood)
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux (Delor de Treget)
Frag: Chatillon Lux (Eau de Treget)

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#9
Razor: Blackbird SB
Brush: Grizzly Bay Torpedo/26mm TDR Fanchurian v3
Blade: Gillette Platinum
Soap: East Egg from B&M
Splash: EE again
Frag: this would be a 3 way tie between the East Egg EdP, Creed's VIW and John Varvatos.

I have a bunch of other stuff, but these seem to be my go to's.

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#10

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
I don't keep track of my shaves or the items used, but without a doubt these few items have been used the most:

razor: blackland blackbird sb
brush: razorock plissoft

I've been using a lot of the PAA doppelganger aftershaves in 2019

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