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SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 12th - April 18th, 2021

SE SOTD, Fri, April 16th 2021

Razor: Kai Folding Shavette type(Luffy)- Great Zamak shavette, easy to manipulate around the face, I like this folding type.
Blade: Kai Protouch guarded (4)- Excellent blade, very smooth & sharp compared to a naked edge. Great blade to learn with or just shave IMO.
Soap: Razorock Lavender- nice scent with excellent lather properties,(discontinued?) One of the better soaps in their line IMO.
Brush: Yaqi 24 mm Tuxedo knot- excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great gentle scrub + excellent lather painter.
Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG+ pickups.
Post shave: Razorock King Louis Lavender with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS + DFS+ BbS + no irritation + 1 tiny weeper= :a17:Excellent shave with my Kai style Shavette with a Kai Protouch guarded blade.
SE Shavette, Fri, April 16th 2021.jpg
Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these Times!
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SOTD #106/2021

>> The mysterious KAI blades <<

Preshave: shower, frigid tap water
Brush: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Amber Aerolite 24mm Synthetic
Soap: Razorock ~ Dead Sea
Razor: Karve Brass Open Comb D-plate
Blade: KAI (3)
Post shave: frigid tap water, Razorock Dead Sea AS .

A splendid shave. The Karve is reputated for being a very smooth razor. Loaded with the KAI, the smoothness didn't change significantly. The Karve efficently mowed down my one day worth of growth with ease. 3 passes, BBS without additional touch ups. Just a tad of irritation, since I just shaved too speedy.

Have some great shaves!


Razor: Schick L7 Championship Razor
Blade: Personna Injector
Brush: Rudy Vey Badger & Blade 2020 Group Buy #4/30
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Shannon's Soaps Botanica
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Brush: Newly acquired 26mm boar
Soap: Proraso red
Razor: Gillette New LC
Blade: 1948 Gillette thin
Post: Thayer rose
After: Avon wild country
blade was much less plucky after stropping and in the new lc
found the boar on my last antique outing never had a 26mm or the handle shape so I ponyed up the eight bucks plus it seemed pretty densely packed. Someone used it quite a bit 'cause it was already pretty soft. the brush did confirm that I am a ~20mm knot kinda guy DSCF9599.JPG



Brush: Omega 599 Super Badger 22/48
Soap: TFS Mandarino Tachibana
Razor: Henson AL13 - Medium (their most aggressive version)
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (1)
ASL: TFS Mandarino Tachibana

A different sort of shave. I guess the Henson razor's meant to be used like a cartridge… and because I didn’t press hard enough I only got a DFS+. (Early days.)

Instead of immediately replacing the vaulting pole (96mm) handle with a shorter (and lighter) one, I decided to do an OE shave. There were a few places where it got in the way, but it wasn't anywhere as bad as I thought it might be.

I'm not quite sure why I pressed the buy-it-now button... but as I love experiments I'll continue with it for a while, for sure. The Henson sales talk is obviously directed at cartridge users, but that didn't stop me pressing the damn button. :001_rolle
It's so good having RAD bad. :devil: :letterk1:

One thing I was highly impressed with was FedEx. They picked the razor up in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada... next stop Memphis, Tennessee, USA... then on to the UK and delivered to my door today 2½ days later! That HAS to be a record.

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
SOTD, Friday, April 16, 2021

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Razor: Gillette Tech Pre-War Fat Handle
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum (1)
Brush: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Starcraft 24mm Roswell Hybrid Brush
Pre-Shave: PAA Cube 2.0 Mentholated
Lather: Razor Emporium Citrus
Aftershave: Razor Emporium Citrus
Additional Care:
Alum Block
Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent (unscented)
cold water splash

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Friday's Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Strop: Tony Miller Premium Steerhide Smooth w/ Linen​
Two pass shave: WTG, ATG/XTG​
Razor: DOVO Best Quality 5/8" Full Hollowed​
Pre-Shave: Proraso Blue Cream, Aloe & Vitamin E​
Brush: Elite Razor Waterfall Bubinga w/ 26mm High Mountain White Fan​
Soap: Tabac Original Shaving Soap w/ Bowl​
Facial Toner: Lucky Tiger After Shave and Face Tonic​
Aftershave: Every Man Jack Fragrance Free Face Lotion and Post-Shave. Menthyl, Chamomile, Shea Butter, Vitamin E​
DFS! A really enjoyable shave today!


Saturday SOTD

Razor: Hiram Commander
Blade: Schick Proline (D13)
Brush: Shavemac Americana D01 3 Band 24 mm
Scuttle: Woodhead Medium
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Spa
Shave Soap: Wholly Kaw Dance of Agrumes SE
Balm: Wholly Kaw Dance of Agrumes SE
Aftershave: Wholly Kaw Dance of Agrumes SE

A simple one pass shave on my face while my neck recovers from some abuse at my hands in the quest of learning better technique.

Brush - AOS Genuine Badger
Razor - Merkur 34c
Blade - Rapira Super Stainless
Pre - AOS Unscented pre-shave oil
Soap - Proraso white
Post - Nivea sensitive skin balm

No blood today, no alum block, no gel, I call that a win.

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