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SOTD "FREE WEEK" February 15th - February 21st, 2021

2/21/21
Shannon's Soaps Lavender Lemongrass
Vie-Long 12705
11/16 Hayashi Diamond 1000
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
Osma Alum Block
Clubman Citrus Musk
Art of Shaving Bergamot & Neroli Balm
Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria
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02/21/21 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Triple Milled Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Astro Traveler Conditioning Shampoo Puck - Epic Fall Seasonal Scent
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements CUBE Mentholated Preshave Soap
Dr. Jon's Shaving Soap Co. Bandit Limited Edition Vol. 3 Shave Soap
Badger & Blade 10th Anniversary 22mm Blonde Boar Shaving Brush with Black/Gold Flake Handle
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
RazoRock Lupo Black Anodized 6066 Aluminum DE Safety Razor
Bolzano Superinox Blade - 1st Shave
Lancaster Razor Works Lavender Black Sheep Shaving Towel
Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block with Rubber Grip Band
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Lavender Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
The Holy Black Tell-Tale Heart Secret Stash Artisan Line Aftershave Tonic
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Mentholated Mysterium Serum Advanced Fragrance & Alcohol Free Aftershave Balm
Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Mineral Enriched Natural Deodorant​

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Cal

Contributor
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Brush: Semogue Torga-C3 Finest Mistura 22/49
Soap: TFS Mandarino Tachibana
Razor: Worlds Finest Safety Razor
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (21)
ASL: TFS Mandarino Tachibana

Another good shave. :biggrin:

To celebrate three weeks of OBIF, my green (20 counter) D20 came out to play (after a long rest). :w00t:


Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
 
Jack Black Turbo Wash
Hot towel with Thayers Lemon Astringent
Knightsbridge Bergomot Preshave
TOBS Grapefruit Shave Cream - My most used soap or cream. This stuff smells like grapefruit more than the real thing.
Thater 2 Band Brush
Merkur 34C Razor with second use Voskhod Blade
Gillette Fusion 5 maintained with Razorpit............I am liking my investment in the Razorpit...........you run the cartridge over the pad 4 times while it is loaded with shave cream at the end of your shave and it "cleans" the blades for the next use. So far so good. I have used the cleaning pad 6 times since I got it on a cartridge that had seen 5 uses already. This is for face and head shaves where everything gets 3 passes with a DE first..........so the Gillette is doing mostly tough back of the head stuff but those hairs are dense and are not kind to blades.
Alum Block
Truefitt and Hill Facial Moisturizer followed by microwaved towel
Thayers Lavender Toner
Sung Hei aftershave

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Mon 22nd SOTD
Soap Stirling Ozark Mountain 1st Use 👍👍👍
Brush Yaqi 24mm Sagrada Familia
Razor GEM Junior
Blade GEM Stainless 13th use...👍👍👍 (not sure if a doing few strops on oxide-pasted linen followed by lather helps)
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Thayers + Hyaluronic + Reuzel Wood & Spice
This is a very nice & pleasant scented soap. The strength was a good medium off-puck and consistent throughout the shave. Nicely creamy and slick lather too.
Shave with razor paired with the well-used but still sharpish blade was amazingly smooth, comfortable, and quite efficient for 3passes without any issues. The result was mostly bbs to dfs. Excellent aftershave too. Very enjoyable SE shave session!
Rating 10/10!
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My first shave back after over 24 hours of travel:

Soap: Modern Williams
Lather Bowl: Fine Accoutrements
Brush: Zenith Boar
Brush Soak: Van Der Hagen Bowl
Razor: Blackland Blackbird Brass (OC/SB)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (1)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow (01)
AS: Clubman Original
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Sunday's quick shave

Soap: Modern Williams
Lather Bowl: Fine Accoutrements
Brush: Alpha Outlaw Boar
Brush Soak: Van Der Hagen Bowl
Razor: Blackland Blackbird Brass (OC/SB)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (2)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow (02)
AS/EdC: Aqua Velva Musk
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Razor: Ever-Ready 1924 Green Bakelite Travel set
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Razorock Mudder Focker
Aftershave: Mennen Skin Bracer
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Beautiful razor. I just bought a similar Ever Ready travel razor with case and blade bank. Not as pristine as yours, but looks functional. Big problem, though. It came with a blade loaded and I can't figure out how to open the head to remove and replace the blade. It doesn't seen made to open on the sides like a 1912 and there's nothing in the back to open it with. No TTO like a Micromatic. I gently tried to raise the head with a knife, but no go. Any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
 
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