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SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 5th - April 11th, 2021

4/7/21
Art of Shaving Bergamot & Neroli Shave Cream
Art of Shaving in Fine Badger
Gillette 1946-47 Aristocrat
Gillette 7:00 Yellow (8)
Osma Alum Block
Murray & Lanman Kananga Water
Art of Shaving Bergamot & Neroli Balm
Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria
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4/8/21
Green Mountain Soap Co. Balsam Spice
Vie-Long 12705
11/16 Hayashi Diamond 1000
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
Osma Alum Block
Mennan Skin Bracer
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Montblanc Starwalker
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Cal

Contributor
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Brush: Semogue Torga-C3 Finest Mistura 22/49
Soap: A&E Cannabliss Santal
Razor: Yuma YM-403
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (5)
ASL: Clubman Whiskey Woods

An excellent shave. :biggrin:

The Postie brought me a few small parcels today; a book, a shaving cream, a shaving soap (just used), and a razor (just used). I've always wanted to try the YUMA razor but could never find one. At last I found one and that's the one that landed today, all the way from sunny Turkey (at incredible expense, £7.42 shipped).

YUMA YM-403
The fit and finish are as rough as a badger's tadger... but the shave was brilliant (one shave in, could it get even better than this?). (Although the fit and finish are shoddy, the blade aligns perfectly.) The whole unit, loaded, weighs in at 26.5g and the handle length is 71mm (wonderful [for me]).
The Cannabliss Santal soap and Whiskey Woods ASL mix is quite something. I'm still enjoying it now, two hours on. :letterk1:


Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
 

TGIF SOTD

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Razor: King Cobra
Blade: Schick Proline (D5)
Brush: Korn D7-XLT Romera Manchurian 26mm
Bowl: Junichi Tanaka 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mojito
Shave Soap: PannaCrema Nuàvia Blu
Balm: MdC Huile Végétale Camomille
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Colonia Balsamica Toner
 
FRIDAY
PRE: bloom water
RAZOR: Schick E2 Canadian variant injector razor
BLADE: NOS‌ ‌Schick‌ ‌Eversharp‌ ‌injector‌ ‌blade‌ ‌USA‌
BRUSH: Frank Shaving 2 Band Finest XL Handle
SOAP: Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber Shaving Soap
POST: Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber AS Splash

 

ajkel64

The Aussie Bulldog
Moderator
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1) Italy: Brush Omega 10777.
2) United Kingdom: Shave Gel Aldi Prince Sensitive Shave Gel.
3) Multinational: Razor Gillette SkinGuard. Cartridge made in Germany, Handle made in Poland and assembled in Poland.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Australia: Aftershave Balm Aldi Prince Sensitive Aftershave Balm.
6) USA: Cologne Calvin Klein Euphoria For Men Cologne.
 
Razor: Timeless .95 Titanium Scalloped
Blade: Super-Max Diamond Edge Super Platinum (1)
Brush: Chisel and Hound “Buffalo Valley” with 26mm V9 Fanchurian
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl (Heavyweight)
Lather: Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre
Post-shave:
• Omega Alum Stick
• Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre Aftershave Splash
• Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre Aftershave Balm
Result: Fantastic 3 pass shave that resulted in BBS with zero issues! 10 / 10, but would rate it higher if I could, one of the best shaves I’ve had. My wife commented on how BBS my face and neck was.

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Thanks. I rarely cut myself but thats because I follow my own rules and I know to never try to get BBS on the lower portion of my neck but I had a good soap and felt like superman and whoops. 🤪
Yeah that is my problem, i get aggitated when feeling the slightest stump, then i go completely havoc :lol: Of course that is a ******* idea, as the only one suffering from that, will be myself :p Anyway, keep at it, keep the love for shaving :)
 
Brush: Skaer Bros. boar
Soap: Mystic Water windjammer
Razor: Gillette 1946-47 Aristocrat
Blade: Fresh Feather
Post: Thayer rose
After: Avon spicy
feeling much better and with a fresh blade such a nimble and painless shave. new to me gavel of avon spicy, quite a present scent, partner said it reminded her of childhood and baby powder.

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Fri 9th SE SOTD
Soap Ariana & Evans Kaizen
Brush Yaqi 24mm Ruby Tuxedo
Razor Yaqi AC Brass
Blade KAI CT ProTouch MG 2nd (hmmm...this blade is somehow smoother & more efficient than the Feather Proguard)
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel MitA + Hyaluronic + Bvlgari AS Balm & Edt
Gorgeous lather from the soap! Perfect today. Beautifully strong scent, thickly creamy, and very slick!
Perfect shave with this blade paired with the razor despite the alignment issue. Super silky-smooth and very comfortable in 3passes with some pickup without any issues for a BBS result. These KAI & Feather guarded blades are giving me the best shaves now...hahaha. I have yet to try the Feather Professional which is still waiting to bat. Marvelous aftershaves! Rating 10/10!
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