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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!

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

Ron R

I survived a lathey foreman
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!
Saturday, August 6, 2022.

Floïd oil pre shave. RazoRock for Chicago, shaving soap. West Coast Shaving (WCS) Finest Badger Shaving Brush, Honeycomb White. Double Cuckoo 255, High Class, carbon steel 6/8, Solingen. Issey Miyake: L'eau D'Issei pour homme: Lotion, balm aftershave & EdT.

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

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

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

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


"Got Shoes?"

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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