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🪒 🪒 🧼 🧼 SOTD - “Favorite Artisans” Theme Week - September 26th, 2022 to October 2nd, 2022 🪒 🪒 🧼 🧼

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Continuing with the focus of revisiting DE blades adding with my humble collection of OC razors throughout the month along with an assortment of DE & SE razors
Have you seen the OCtober thread?

All OCs are welcome, even humble ones 😁.

Good shaves you all:)

Razor: Weber PH/Laton Ti Handle

Blade: Gillette Platinum New

Brush: Alpha × Tıraşkeyfi

Soap: Vergulde Hand
Focused participations:01/31 Days in GRUME
274/274 in 365 days of shaving (100%)
01/31 OCtober
Other participations:Steep Angle Shaving Alliance
Shave of the Week Society (on hold)
Razor:Mühle R41
Blade:Dorco ST300HQ (7)
Brush:Omega Proraso
Soap:Dutchy Bergamot
Bowl:Kox Enamel
Preshave:Cold splash
Proraso Green preshave
Postshave:Cold face wash
Chanel Allure (Balm)
Passes:WTG | XTG | ATG
Efficiency:8/10 (20 minutes)
Quality:8/10 (two minor weepers)
Comfort:9/10 (super smooth)
Effectiveness:9/10 (BBS)

Starting OCtober with the staple of open comb razors - the R41. And boy did it deliver. Two passes and I was smooth. Was using the third pass as toch up on the jaw line at first but decided to make it a full pass to get to the marble finish this razor is so renowned for. Not all bits are as marble, so 9/10 for that one. Using the excellent soap the razor was very smooth. I had the sense the blade might be over its top, but not entirely sure - although the two weepers are a giveaway. Brush lost two hairs again today and returned to its previous behaviour of sucking up my lather for the second and third pass. Hmm

Came to realise that my soap is from artisan origin. Made by a little soap factory here in the Netherlands and then rebranded as Kox Bergamot.
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Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Face Soap
Noble Otter Monarch
Simpson Chubby II
Captain’s Choice Copper
RR Stealth Slant
Thayers WH & Duke Cannon ASB
TOBS Sandalwood
Changing the brush today: the Simpson Chubby II in Best. This is one nice brush that is perfect for my four-pass face and two-pass head shave. The Noble Otter soap gave me some nice, rich, slick lather. A perfect shave.

Ron R

I survived a lathey foreman
Schick Saturday Shave, Oct 1st 2022

Razor : Schick adjustable injector M3- Mfg 1970-72, well built and easy to adjust on the go, still using this modified Kai Protouch and it is showing signs of weakness on 5th use.
Blade : Kai Protouch(5) excellent blade, sharp & and smooth with reasonable longevity, excellent blade for folks who nick easy or other skin blemishes IMO. Good blade to use when learning how to use a Shavette IMO.
Soap : Ogallala Bayrum & sandal wood, nice Bayrum scent with some clove + excellent lather protection.
Brush : Yaqi Moka express 26 mm 2band badger, excellent lather generator, big pillow soft tips, nice splay scrubber + great 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 : Witch hazel soap residual cleanse + Ogallala Bayrum & Sandalwood AS:001_wub: + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=:a17: Excellent shave with my Schick adjustable injector with a Kai Protouch blade.
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Have some great shaves!

Razor: Gillette 1969 O3 Super Adjustable 84
Blade: Treet Dura Sharp
Brush: Simpson Butterscotch Chubby 2 Synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Noble Otter Lone Star
Aftershave: Proraso Green Splash
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
OCtober 2022 SOTD

Brush: Shavemac 20/46 Silvertip 2-Band
Soap: Arko
Razor: 1939 Gillette NEW RFB GT
Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock Black (7)
ASL: Duru Limon Kolonya 80°

An excellent shave. :biggrin:
My 1939 Gillette NEW RFB GT remains my top favorite Open Comb. ⭐

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
Reef Point Dragon's Blood
Vie-Long 13052
5/8 C.V. Heljestrand Mark 3
Tony Miller 3" Fast Bridle Strop
West Coast Shaving Alum Block
Murray & Lanman Kananga Water
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Bourbon French La Vie Nouveau

Valobra Menthol
Semogue 610
Schick M1 Adjustable Injector Razor
Parker Injector Razor Blade (3)
West Coast Shaving Alum Block
Oleo Soap Works "Bonaire"
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

Noble Otter Northern Elixir
Muhle 21H 220 Rytmo, Black Fiber
11/16 Hayashi Diamond 1000
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
West Coast Shaving Alum Block
Oleo Soapworks "Bonaire"
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
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