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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 6th - April 12th, 2020

    Well I really wanted something tropical or at least more Summerish. So it was a toss up between CBL Ghost Pineapple or Stirling Weekend in Malibu. WiM by a slight margin. It really is a great scent with some coconut, pineapple and all sorts of other tropical notes. If Malibu smells this good I...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 6th - April 12th, 2020

    Let’s move on with some more Super Speeds. Today the 1956 Flare Tip SS and the middle razor of the Trio. I really enjoy this one because it really does occupy the middle ground between the Blue and Red Tip SS. Never a lot of fuss with this one and I could see why millions of people probably used...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 30th - April 5th, 2020

    Well I have truly enjoyed the “realm of mild” lately with stellar shaves being put in by a Tech and a Black Tip SS so as promised this 1956 Blue Tip SS was slotted in for today. I own a 56 trio and each of them are great. Loaded up with a fresh Kai today. All the “Fall” scents have been...
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    I went a little crazy

    If I am flying I am checking the bag, I have always found that this is the least stressful way to fly. My carry on is for all the tech stuff I have with me.
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 30th - April 5th, 2020

    Well I must ask is there anything quite as good as the simple Tech loaded with a Feather blade? Well of course there is which is why we all have umpteen number of razors in our collections! However, it is one mild yet efficient beauty with a Feather or Kai or whatever your poison may be. Soap...
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    Is This Razor For Me???

    Work the problem with your technique and knowledge.
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    Is This Razor For Me???

    So @Bryan_D whats the deal? Not getting a close shave? Angle issue? Irritation/Razor Burn? What’s getting your goat? I have a bevy of razors but when I get new one in the only blade that goes in it is my “reference” blade. For me that is a Voskhod. I could strap one to a rock and get a reference...
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    Merkur 34G / Voskhod
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 23rd - March 29th, 2020

    First Line Shave are a small artisan company and the two scents Blue and Red are not only fantastic but a portion of the sales go to assist our frontline law enforcement and firefighters, EMS etc. I have and love the Blue but today I reached for the Red. The blue is a dupe of Calvin Klein...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 23rd - March 29th, 2020

    Now back to CBL soaps shall we? I am a lover of “leather” scents don’t really know why but I love them. Cigar Shop Cowboy is a pretty fantastic leather forward scent! Magical really with some smoke and tobacco in there. Today’s implement of stubble destruction the Colonial General SS SE. It is...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 23rd - March 29th, 2020

    Decided to take a break from the CBL soaps today and reached for a proverbial favourite in Proraso Red. I enjoy sandalwood scents and this one is just so good. Back to a SE in the Supply V2 just to flip things up. I like the heft and have the most aggressive plate on it all the time. Getting...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 23rd - March 29th, 2020

    Happy Monday and sincerely wherever you are I hope you and yours are safe. The Timeless Bronze OC.78 is a very pretty razor but it is a killer of stubble. Since I had a few days growth I grabbed it today. What a flamethrower of a razor. Loaded up with a Personna Lab Blue. Another shave and...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 16th - March 22nd, 2020

    Happy Friday all! Yes these are trying times for all of us so please stay safe and sound! Today’s razor the ubiquitous Gillette New SC refinished by Chris Spencer at BackRoadsGold in Rhodium. Loaded up with a Feather. In keeping with the run of CBL soaps I decided to reach for Carnation today...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 16th - March 22nd, 2020

    Reached for the Merkur 37C today to get rid of the scruff. An efficient little beasty it is. Loaded up with a Kai SS. I believe I will be headed on a run of CBL soaps and carrying on from Black Rose Oud today’s choice Norse Spice. Light off the tub is the scent to me anyway but a typically...
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    Gillette Aristocrat or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the RAD

    Let me second that...in my case they FAILED 63 times!!
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