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April 2024 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Sotd 4.19.24

Merkur 33 on Bulldog Handle
Razorock Emporium Element 47
The Good Fellas Smile brush
Wilkinson Sword blade
Day 19, 63.3% complete

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat (Tallow)
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: Rockwell 6S R6, Al Handle, Astra SP #5
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea Balm

I tried the neglected Rockwell R6 plate for a change. It's a good combination of comfortable and effective. I got a BBS, near enough, and no irritation.

I'll stick with this over the weekend, and see how it works out with the other soaps.

Hope it doesn't last long, @ChriWilson.
366 daily shaves

Gillette US Tech prewarKCG China (1)Omega Proraso
Cold splash
KCG Face Wash
Mike’s Natural Soaps Barbershop (93)
Cold splash
Proraso Green

PassesWTG XTG ATG and touch up
Process Quality
(details here)
Blade Sharpness
6/10 (Cut)4.5/10 (Sharpish)
EffectivenessShave Comfort
10/10 (GlideFest)


Summary. A joy using my prewar Tech. Never stops to be fun. The Chinese KCG blade is quite a nice blade. Definitely smooth and sharp.

Almost caved at the Vintage Fair today but the universe rooted for me with a stand owner that raised prices from left to right if you showed any interest - even if his buddy said differently:incazzato. Not worth going it for. Still in!

For extended shave notes click here.

Enjoy your shave!
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