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SOTD March 20th
MdC Monday

Hello friends,

Today is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere (it's a sunny autumn morning around here). To celebrate, I decided on a spring shave. First of all, I invited Mr. Bill Evans to play You Must Believe In Spring. Well, friends…the rest is history!

Rockwell 6C (R5), Gillette Nacet (6), Martin de Candre Original, Semogue SOC Mistura, Thayers and Ach Brito Lavanda made me an extremely happy man.

Have a nice week and great shaves!
❤️ 🪒


Razor: Ever-Ready 1912, Gold Single Edge Razor
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Simpson Butterscotch Chubby 2 Synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Seaforth! Sea Spiced Lime
Aftershave: Shannon's 25th Street Lime splash
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented


Pre: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Cleanser w/ Hyaluronic Acid

Razor: Carbon Shaving Company Cx-316L /Web (.88mm “+” base plate) w/ R2 handle
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock (d5)

Soap: Hendrix Classics & Company Year of the Tiger
Brush: Van Der Hagen Pure Badger aka Scritch Monster
Bowl: Fine Accoutrements Fine Lather Bowl

Post 1: P.A.A. Alum No-Slip Grip System w/ Dry Dock System
Post 2: Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Deep Cleansing Astringent w/ Menthol & Eucalyptus
Aftershave: Hendrix Classics & Company Emperor Oud
Post 4: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry w/ Hyaluronic Acid

After working my way through all of the available base plates for the Cx-316L, I now want to work my way back down so that I can get a really good idea of exactly how each feels and which I truly like most. So with that said, today I went with the "+" plate.

With a Gillette 7 O'Clock blade tightened up in the razor, I got on with making some lather.

Today I went with Year of the Tiger from HC&C. If you're not familiar with this one let me just say, it's fantastic! This is HC&C's first ultra-premium fragrance offering and is absolutely worth every penny. It does costs a little more than their other offerings, but if you let that get in the way, you're really going to miss out on one of the all-around best scents and soap bases available today!

The scent is a build of green top notes, resins, woods, tobacco, and coffee middle notes all on top of a base of oud and incense. It really is an addicting accord. So much so, that I wish I could find the accompanying EdT (made and sold by Strike Gold Shave) because I would absolutely want to smell like this all day. And in case you're wondering if this scent is a dupe. It is. It's an homage to Black Afgano by Nasomatto. It's just outstanding if you ask me.

With my Van Der Hagen Pure Badger brush and my Fine Accoutrements Fine Lather Bowl, I whipped up a nice luxurious bowl of shaving protection goodness.

I did an easily enjoyable four-pass shave and walked away a happy man.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your shaves!

Ron R

I survived a lathey foreman
MMMonday, March 20th 2023

Razor : Star bar model #4 lather catcher, Mfg 1919-20, tame mid range, this razor works perfect with a new blade, not to many razors can even come close for results IMO. It seems to shave ever so slightly better than the Gem Jr bar for my self. Had a excellent comfortable shave this morning.
Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable + safest blade to handle.
Soap :Razorock Emperor, unique linear sharp scent with excellent lather qualities.
Brush : Yaqi " Casino club" 26mm timber wolf knot, excellent lather generator, heavenly luxury cloud like soft tips, gentle splay scrubber + excellent lather painter. I like the face feel this brush offers!
Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave : Razorock Emperor with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=
stellar excellent shave with my Star bar #4 with a Gem coated blade.
(It does not get much better a shave then this one today!)
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Have some great shaves!
03/20/23 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Irish Spring Original Soap Bar
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sci-Fi Lime Conditioning Shampoo Puck - Invigorating, Uplifting & Energetic!
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements ICE CUBE 2.0 Preshave Soap - Mentholated
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Irish Springs Seasonal Scent Artisan Shave Soap - Crown King Original Formula
Maritime Brush Co. Cenote 24mm Black Ash Burl with Premium M5C Fan Synthetic (SHD) Knot
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Official 30oz Phoenix Shaving Stainless Steel Enamel Coated Lather Shave Bowl V2 with Silicone Lather Disc
Phoenix Shaving Ceramic Moonscape Brush Scuttle
The Phoenix Starling SE V2 GEM Type Razor 7075 Anodized Aluminum with Emerald OC Base Plate
Personna GEM SE Super Stainless Steel Blade - 1st Shave
Lancaster Razor Works Luck O' the Sheep Irish Green Black Sheep Shaving Towel with Gold Detachable Logo Tag
Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block with Rubber Grip Band
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Irish Springs Seasonal Scent Aftershave & Cologne
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Mentholated Mysterium Serum Advanced Fragrance & Alcohol Free Aftershave Balm
Ariana & Evans All Natural Deodorant with Himalayan Pink Salt
The Holy Black Secret Stash Lavender Creeper Grease Pomade
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Official Phoenix Shaving Barber's Mat! The Perfect Addition to Your Shave Station!

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Brush: Shavemac "Kleiner Bayer" 14/42 Silvertip D01 2-Band
Soap: Clubman
Razor: Gillette NEW Flat Bottom GT
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Black (10)
ASL: Clubman Classic Vanilla

A great shave. :biggrin:
All the team members (hardware and software) played a great game. :w00t:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
First use of this mystery, likely Chinese OC/SB loaded with a first use green Astra. With the handle snug is a very mild shaver but rolling it back a half a turn provided the perfect amount of blade feel and a very enjoyable shave. Maybe the best sub $10 razor I've ever grabbed off the bay. Definitely gonna keep it around.


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Canada theme, eh? I’m on it.

Razor: 🇨🇦 Karve CB 🇨🇦
Soap: 🇨🇦 Canada Shaving Soap 🇨🇦
ASB: 🇨🇦 Bartigan & Stark “Nil” 🇨🇦
Mug: 🇨🇦 Old Spice Grand Turk 🇨🇦 (“Toronto Canada” is printed at the bottom, so it’s an honorary Canadian even if it was made somewhere else)
Brush: Omega Boar
Blade: Gillette Sputnik (1)

Four out of six Canadian things is pretty good I’d say.

I haven’t shaved my face with this razor in a while, so I have to admit that it took a few strokes to find the right angle. Once I found it, the Karve delivered an easy DFS in 2 passes.

The Gillette Sputnik is a top-tier blade that can go head to head with anything out there. I don’t see them very often, and I remember them being expensive. I consider it a special occasion blade 😁

Tue 21
Soap Shannon's Soap Lavender Lemongrass
Brush Yaqi 24mm Robin Clear Handle
Razor Wade & Butcher 7/8 Steamship Wedge
Aftershave Reuzel Wood & Spice
The soap's lather qualities + brush & splash were good
The razor for today's shave was just as nice...it's amazing how soft the edge feels with this heavyweight blade in 3 passes for a bbs-ccs finish...

SOTD: 21st March 2023.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body + Face Wash.

Cold wet flannel to my face.
Pears Original Transparent Bar Soap.
Brush: Anbbas 24mm Tuxedo synthetic
Bowl Lather.
Bowl : Home Bargains Stainless Steel Side Bowl.
Lather:The body Shop Maca root & Aloe shaving cream.
Blade: Shark Super Stainless. (D1)
Frankenrazor: Muhle R41 bottom plate with Yaqi Mellon top cap + Schmidt R10 Handle. - Shark Super Stainless. (D1)

Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse./Alum Rub./Cold Water Rinse/Homemade (~Autumn/Winter mix~) peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel. / Superdrug Forest Fresh ASL./Nivea Men Fresh Moisturising Gel.


Early morning Shave,

I have mentioned on many occasions that The Body Shop Maca Root & Aloe shaving cream never fails to provided me with a smooth protective slick lather in no time leaving a superb post shave feel....This cream gives the best protective slickness, and post shave feel that i have had from any shaving cream that i have tried to date...Superb Stuff!

My newly experimented R41 frankenrazor continues to astound me on how efficient & smooth the Yaqi Mellon top cap & hefty Schmidt R10 Handle make. This is my new favourite frankenrazor, which will be added to my razor rotation on a regular basis.

A comfortable BBS 2 pass + pick ups shave with no errors to report. Finishing the shave off with a few small dollops of Nivea Men Fresh Moisturising Gel.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen. 😎


Check Out Chick
Staff member

1) China: Brush Frank Shaving Synthetic brush.
2) China: Shaving Cream Urban Mess Shaving Cream.
3) USA: Razor Gillette NDC Gold Ball End Tech.
4) India: Razor Blade Gillette 7 O’clock Black.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) China: Aftershave Balm Jack the Barber Sandalwood Aftershave Balm.
7) India: Aftershave Splash Gillette Refreshing Breeze Aftershave Splash.
8) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.

Razor: King C Gillette
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: Mühle nom Lasse Badger
Soap: TOBS Royal Forest
Aftershave: Osma alum \ Reuzel Wood & Spice

To stick with this week's theme: The background is a shirt that I received as a gift from Canada ~10 years ago. It gives me +15% wood processing skill when I wear it. :D

Have a great day everyone!
SOTD 21-Mar

Brush: Semogue Galahad
Soap: M&M Granuaile
Razor: Blackland Vector
Blade: Feather Professional
Post: M&M Granuaile

Very good shave with a blade of indeterminate life, lost count on this one as its been a while since I last used the vector, this is my only remaining SE AC Razor and for me deservedly so, we'll see how long that lasts if the WR4 peeps it's head over the horizon.

I've been sat firmly in the DE/GEM camp for months. I'm determined to try and carve out some time this weekend to try and get to the hone. Of course best laid plans are almost always scuppered by the little terror, so we shall see!

Hope everyone has a grand day!


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