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

Saturday SOTD


Razor: King Cobra
Blade: Schick Proline (D6)
Brush: Declaration Brushworks Washington 25mm
Bowl: Creek Road Pottery 5½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mojito
Shave Soap: Tallow + Steel Indian Bay
Balm: MdC Huile Végétale Camomille
Aftershave: Tallow + Steel Indian Bay
PRE: bloom water
RAZOR: Gillette ‘51 W2 Gold Aristocrat
BLADE: NOS Wlkinson Sword made in England
BRUSH: Heritage Ever-Ready 26mm SHD Gel
SOAP: Williams‌ ‌Shave Soap‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌vintage‌ ‌mug‌
POST: Pitralon Classic Aftershave

Pre: Hot Shower
Brush: Omega 636 Silvertip
Soap: Sterling Barbershop, lathered in a Hand Thrown Scuttle
Razor: Gillette I-3 (1963, 3rd quarter, Set at 5 today) Feather Blade
Post: Aluna Alum Stick, Old Spice Original After Shave Lotion


Set Gillette at 5 today for a full 3 pass shave. BBS this evening !


Friday's Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Two pass shave: WTG, ATG/XTG​
Razor: Karve Brass 3-1/2" Handle, SB-C​
Blade: KAI (2)​
Pre-Shave: Taconic Organic Pre-Shave Oil, Unscented​
Brush: WCS Beacon Silvertip Badger 24mm​
Soap: Tabac Original Shaving Soap w/ Bowl (First time using!)
Facial Toner: Thayers Original Witch Hazel w/ Aloe Vera​
Aftershave: Every Man Jack Fragrance Free Face Lotion and Post-Shave. Menthyl, Chamomile, Shea Butter, Vitamin E​
DFS! No nicks! No irritation!


Pre: bluebeards revenge preshave oil massage (3 hours before) , proraso green preshave cream
Brush: yaqi 24mm 2band badger
Soap: Wickham soap apricus
Razor: Rockwell 6s R4
Blade: qshave #1
Post: cold water splash, brut as and finish with apricus balm

close and comfortable shave without errors to report.

Another decent shave, however this one wasn’t as close as usual. Decided to try out the q-shave blade.... it was quite smooth, however seems to not be sharp enough. At ATG pass it was tugging a little bit. Decided to throw it out after the shave, since life is too short for such blades :)

happy with close and comfortable shave this time .... it just means I can have another shave sooner :)



Brush: Semogue Torga-C3 Finest Mistura 22/49
Cream: LEA Mentholated
Razor: Yuma YM-403
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (6)
ASL: Cool Lemon (home brew)

A fabulous shave... and so refreshing. This team is something else! :biggrin:
Thanks to Rave @Raven Koenes for the LEA Mentholated cream subliminal enablement. Yo' da man Rave. :punk:

Having spent all that cash on the magical YUMA with reckless abandon ($9.80 shipped)... it's now my Number One favorite razor. There was obviously good reason for me always wanting one (which I didn't realize till receiving and shaving with it).

Jim @Chan Eil Whiskers already knows I thank him for enabling me to get the best brush in my collection (the Mistura).

My old favorite Personna Red blade has good reason to be my favorite.

Last, but not least in the line up, is my (home brewed) Cool Lemon ASL. Apart from Alcohol, Water, and Menthol, its only other ingredient is Lemon Essential Oil. This shave compatibility was great, but I think I might make a minty one just to go with the LEA shaving cream.

HELP! Am I going to become a minimalist again? :scared:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
Razor: Timeless .95 Titanium Solid Bar
Blade: Super-Max Diamond Edge Super Platinum (2)
Brush: Grizzly Bay “Neptune Hurricane” with 26mm Thäter 2-Band Silvertip (Bulb)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl (Heavyweight)
Lather: Ariana & Evans St. Barts
• Omega Alum Stick
• Ariana & Evans St Barts Aftershave Splash

10 / 10, two pass shave that not only felt fantastic but smelled even better. Was mostly BBS, but I missed a small spot along my jaw that I didn’t notice until I was applying AS. No cuts, irritation or other issues. Both Kaizen base and their splash with skin food left my face feeling amazing. Diamond Edge blade excelled again.

Sat 10th SE SOTD
Soap OSP BayRum
Brush Yaqi 24mm Arctic Sky Deep Blue
Razor Yaqi AC Aluminum
Blade Feather Professional New & 1st Use
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel BayRum + Hyaluronic + Clubman VIBR
My best bayrum scent soap. The lather quality is very good too. Thickly creamy and very slick.
Shave with razor paired with the new Feather Professional blade was quite good. In fact, the initial feel was abit better comparing to the Proline. It was smooth and can feel the blade was crisply sharp but comfortable. Easy 3pass for a mostly bbs finish with a user mistake of nicking my upper lips...hahaha. Hmmm...still not as good feel and efficient as the guarded blades though, ymmv.
Very nice matching aftershaves.

SOTD : 10th April 2021.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Asda Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

Cold wet flannel to my face.
Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap With Mint Extracts. + Nuage Menthol shaving Oil.
Brush: Chinese Unbranded Silvertip Fibre.
Bowl Lather.
Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
Lather : Kiss My Face ~ Peaceful Patchouli Shave Cream.
Blade : Indian Gillette 7'0clock Super Platinum. (D1)
Razor : Yintal 9036-I TTO.

Cold water face wash with brush squeezings, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils. + 3 Menthol Crystals. Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./L'0REAL ~ Barber Club Reinforcing ASB.


(Chinese Clone razor week.)

A new shave set up to start the weekend....Carrying on with my month of Indian made DE blades using the Gillette 7'0clock Super Platinum, which paired together with the Yintal super speed clone superbly making a mild smooth efficient duo.

It's been a while since i last used the KMF shave cream and forgot how you only need a small amount to get a adequate slick protective lather without adding more to the mix...Don't be put off with it's feminine packaging it's a great shaving cream which i should and will use more regularly with my shave set ups.

A enjoyable 3 pass +pick ups close comfortable shave with no errors to report...Finishing the shave off a with a small dollop of L'0REAL ~ Barber Club Reinforcing ASB.

My face & precious swede are feeling smooth & smelling divine.;)

Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.😎

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