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Recent content by Sotiris_A

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    What's your all-time favorite soap?

    Mitchell's Wool Fat. I pretty much use it exclusively and it's one of the two soaps remaining in my inventory.
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    Mitchells Woolfat formula change?

    FWIW, I started using another fresh puck lately that was bought locally last November. It performs as good as ever. However, I've never had any issues with the Fat. I don't know the production date of the latest one, but given its popularity here, I doubt it is that old.
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    Sotiris' straight razor journal

    I've blissfully reached the point that shaving is now a happy routine. I don't feel I need anything, it's just a regular habit. Today, I opted for a wedge, so it was the John Cockhill's turn. Happy shaves everyone! :)
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    May 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Unfortunately, I don't have much time to participate in the forum lately, but I'm still in. Today, I went for my near wedge, John Cockhill, along with the usual Simpsons 59 and Mitchell's Wool Fat. Happy shaves everyone! :)
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    Sotiris' straight razor journal

    Earlier today I had a lovely shave with a Friodur 72-V that's on loan from a friend. He was kind enough to let me try his while waiting for mine to arrive in June. Super smooth and comfortable. I loved it! Happy shaves everyone! :)
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    May 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Today, I used a Friodur 72-V, 6/8ths near wedge (or is it quarter hollow?), that was on loan from a friend. I'm expecting mine to arrive in about a month and he was kind enough to let me try his and get an idea of what it feels like. The rest of the setup consisted of my standard brush and soap...
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    May 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    That's a beautiful one! Glad I could be of service. :biggrin1:
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    Sotiris' straight razor journal

    Thank you, John! :) Hahaha, I like goat, too, in principle. Traditionally, we have lamb for lunch on Easter day, in Greece. However, some people, or dare I say apostates, prefer and have goat on the day. Less fat and smell or so they say. :a31: Straights require some dedication. It's more...
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    Hang's Harangues

    If you think that a blade suits you, but it is not as sharp as you'd prefer, perhaps you could try some different techniques to increase the effectiveness, if you feel like. For example, the Gillette slide helped me get a bit more comfort in tougher spots and the result was closer. I transferred...
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    Sotiris' straight razor journal

    Thank you, Thom! :) I reverted back to shaving almost daily a while ago. At the time, there was barely enough stubble to shave every day and it was very coarse. I'm not sure if I can give a correct answer, but I think it's the edges that changed, along with some improvement on my technique. In...
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    Sotiris' straight razor journal

    I got my first vaccine shot two days ago and I am super happy. Yesterday, I was feeling quite sick, but today it was time to celebrate with a nice shave. It's also the Orthodox Easter today, so it's double the celebration. The setup included the Friodur 72 1/2, the Simpsons 59 and the Fat. A...
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    May 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Hi everyone! Today, I used my Henckels Friodur 72 1/2, the Simpsons 59 and Mitchell's Wool Fat. Happy shaves! :)
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    May 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    After a few months of hiatus, I'm back in and will stay for the rest of the year. Straight razor shaving refueled my ADs and I went on a buying and selling spree since the last time. However, I consider my setup being complete now. 1) FoolishMortal 2) Doti B 3) MtView 4) wmadoty 5) Herrenberg...
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    Rusty Blade’s Wet Shaving Journey

    I think it is the last ingredient. https://commonchemistry.cas.org/detail?cas_rn=9067-32-7
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