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SOTD "FREE WEEK" February 1st - February 7th, 2021

Groundhog Day shave


Prep: The Body Shop sugar scrub
Soap: Southern Witchcrafts Pomona
Brush: Zenith boar
Razor: iKon X3 slant on bulldog handle, #8
Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium, #3 and binned
Post: Alum -> hyaluronic acid-> Clubman Reserve Brandy Spice aftershave

A two-pass DFS cheeks/CCS neck tonight, some irritation/razor bumps on my neck for which I suspect the blade. Great scent to the soap and the Brandy Spice was a nice complement. Will skip Wednesday to give my neck a break.


OBIF SOTD #3 :001_wub:


Brush: Omega 11047 Mixed Midget
Soap: Rasozero Barbacco
Razor: Timeless SSSlim OC on custom olive wood handle
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (3)
ASL: Reuzel

Another enjoyable shave. :biggrin:

Other than that I have nothing much to report. I'm liking the same great tools and software (barring the fun and ever changing ASLs) and getting to really love my Timeless Slim. :w00t:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:

Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Rudy Vey Shavemac Silvertip Badger
Soap: OSP Eucalyptus and Menthol + 3 drops Stirling Frost Drops
Razor: Blackland Blackbird
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette Super Silver (1)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel; Osage Rub

Deadlines, Bush Fires and Lockdown contributed to my entering the batrhroom contemplating a nine day growth. Thus, I selected an aggressive razor and a very sharp blade; the Blackbird and Vintage Gillette Super Silver respectively. Using a very light touch, this combination proved simply marvelous.
We've also been suffering through a heatwave here in Perth, so I was yearning for a metholated shave. I amped up the OSP soap with some Stirling frost Drops, and was rewarded with both excellent and very cooling lather.
Didn't push it too far given the growth, so three passes for a DFS+.
Wednesday, 2/3


Razor - Gillette Slim Adjustable
Blade - Gillette 7 O'clock Green
Brush - Wolf Whiskers 28mm Declaration B7
Cream - St. James of London Tonka & Tobacco Flower
A/S - Cremo Reserve

A very close shave. Not as smooth as the shaves with the Slim last week, but still pretty nice. The cream was pretty good, big tobacco scent.
Thu 4th SOTD
Soap Stirling Executive Man 👍👍👍
Brush Yaqi 24mm Green Mink 👍👍👍
Razor Karve Brass SB-D 👍👍👍
Blade Derby Usta 2nd 👍👍👍
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Thayers + Hyaluronic + Clubman Gents Gin
Excellent quality soap! Very nice scent with thickly creamy and slick lather. The brush is just awesomely soft and wonderful.
Shave with razor paired with the blade was super smooth and comfortable especially during the atg. 3passes for a mostly bbs to dfs result without any issues. Excellent aftershave too. Rating today 10/10! Marvelous shave session!


Wednesday's Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Strop: Tony Miller Premium Steerhide Smooth w/ Linen​
Two pass shave: WTG, ATG/XTG​
Razor: Buck 39 Salient Straight Razor by Caleb Cooper - G10 Scales​
Pre-Shave Cream: Proraso White Cream For Sensitive Skin, Green Tea & Oat​
Brush: Rudy Vey B&B 2020 #23/30 w/ Shavemac Finest 22mm​
Soap: Murphy & McNeil Crann Bethadh Shaving Soap​
After Shave Splash: Murphy & McNeil Crann Bethadh Aftershave Splash - Alcohol and Menthol Free​
Aftershave Balm: Murphy & McNeil Crann Bethadh Aftershave Balm​


Thursday SOTD


Razor: King Cobra\Triad
Blade: Schick Proline (D4)
Brush: Zen Shave Crossbones 24mm Romera Manchurian
Bowl: The Distinctive Goat Style 4 5½” Cypress Sinker Log
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Grooming Dept Mandarin and Cardamom
Shave Soap: Black ship Grooming Captain's Reserve
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Black ship Grooming Captain's Reserve


The Aussie Bulldog
1) Great Britain: Brush Simpson Special Pure Badger.
2) USA: Shaving Cream Gillette Pure Tube.
3) Multinational: Razor Gillette SkinGuard. Cartridge made in Germany, Handle made in Poland and assembled in Poland.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
6) USA: Cologne Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Cologne.
7) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
SOTD - Thursday 04 February 2021

  • Safety Razor: Paradigm - 17-4
  • Blade: Polsilver - Super Iridium
  • Shaving Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts / Declaration Grooming - Snow Andromeda B8 - 26mm Fan (Finest Badger)
  • Shaving Soap: House of Mammoth - Mood Indigo
  • After-Shave: House of Mammoth - Mood Indigo - Balm
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