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SOTD - “Den Diving/Archaeology” August 1st, 2022 to August 7th, 2022

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Sat 6 SOTD
Soap Barrister & Mann Vespers
Brush Yaqi 22mm Joy Butterscotch Boar
Razor Gillette Single Ring
Blade JAWS Platinum 4th
Aftershave B&M Vespers Balm
Outstanding soap...for the rich creamy slick lather and the beautiful scent...together with the matching balm...wow, I am loving this scent more than ever...!!!
This shave with my oldest DE razor paired perfectly with the blade was absolutely flawless. Very enjoyable 3passes without issues for a bbs finish. Awesome!
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Prep: Country Life Tallow/Lanolin/Glycerin Soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Saponificio Varesino Two-band High Mountain Manchurian White Badger
Soap: Mammoth Soaps Tobacconist
Razor: Rex Ambassador (3)
Blade: Vintage NOS Personna Super Platinum Chrome (5)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel, Vitos Tobacco Aftershave Lotion
Scent: Creed Tabarome Millesime EDP
 
SE SOTD, Saturday August 6th 2022

Razor : Yaqi Katana with Yaqi rocket handle & Yaqi retracting handle- Mfg 2019> excellent mid upper mid range, this razor uses a 1/2 DE blade, use a steep approach angle(riding the bar) works the best with a short handle 2 3/4 inch, it will give a great close shave from my experience. Very affordable for those who are budget minded.
Blade : Gillette Astra SP 1/2 blade(1) sharp & smooth with great longevity.
Soap : Razorock "The Dead Sea" very nice unique scent with excellent lather qualities. I enjoy this scent very much.
Brush : Yaqi Cola 22 mm synthetic, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great spray scrubber + excellent lather painter.
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 "The Dead Sea" with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=:a17: Excellent shave with my Yaqi Katana with short handle with a Astra SP blade.
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Have some great shaves!
 
8/3/22
Omega Eucalyptus
Zenith B16
Schick M1 Adjustable Injector Razor
Parker Injector Razor Blade (5)
West Coast Shaving Alum Block
Mennan Skin Bracer
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
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8/4/22
Mitchell's Wool Fat
Simpson Duke #2 in Best Badger
13/16 Bengall
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
West Coast Shaving Alum Block
Murray & Lanman Kananga Water
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Versace Pour Homme
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8/5/22
Green Mountain Soap Co. Lavender Grapefruit
Vie-Long 14080
Schick M1 Adjustable Injector Razor
Parker Injector Razor Blade (6)
West Coast Shaving Alum Block
Clubman Citrus Musk
Art of Shaving Bergamot & Neroli Balm
Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria
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8/6/22
Haslinger Honey
H.L. Thater 4376/3 Silver Tip
5/8 J.A. Henckels #415
Tony Miller 3" Fast Bridle Strop
West Coast Shaving Alum Block
Clubman Original
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Montblanc Individuel
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Razor: Merkur 34G
Blade: Astra
Brush: Eagle G3 Best (2010 Group Buy)
Soap: MWF
W/H: Thayers Lavender
A/S: Tabac

 
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Hi friends,

Posting my first ever shave of the day here so hope I'm doing this right. : )
Disclaimer: this shave actually took place yesterday but a weird work shift prevented me from posting it yesterday.

My setup:

Brand new Merkur 37C Slant Bar razor
The Merkur blade provided with razor
Prorasso white soap in a bowl (hand lathered)
Omega Badger (I think) brush
Aqua Velva musk aftershave (rebottled by me in a bottle I labelled "Fancy, Expensive High Class Aftershave")

First of all, wow. That 37C mowed down four days of growth like it was nothing! I would say I have a normal/average beard although with age my hairs have become a bit more wiry you could say. My previous best razor was the 34C HD. I did my usual three pass shave; WTG, XTG, ATG and a light cleanup pass around my neck. Zero irritation which is unusual for me, and on my first try with this gem of a razor.

I used the provided Merkur blade. I use both Merkur and Feather blades. They're the only two that I've found work consistently for me. Next time I'll try it with a feather.

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