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SOTD "FREE WEEK" January 25th - January 31st, 2021



For January’s last shave I selected the Wade & Butcher 7/8 for my mug and another long neglected safety razor, the Seki Feather AS-D2 fitted with a Feather DE, the blade the razor was designed around. Many have heard that this safety razor is mild, but that is far from the case. It’s a razor designed with a very narrow sweet spot, but once dialed in is capable of obliterating any set of whiskers. Using it with any DE blade other than a Feather, a Bic, a Nacet or a Kai is a mistake. It was optimized for the sharpest blade of the time, the Feather DE. I used this razor following a two week hospital stay over a year ago to effortlessly remove two weeks of growth! The razor is deemed mild by those who have not taken the time to master it. Those of us who have, prize it as a superb shaving tool. I don't have much to say about my W&B; it always delivers the goods! This morning’s shave left me clean, refreshed and velveteen smooth!

RAZOR: Wade & Butcher 7/8 (Mug), Feather AS-D2 Safety Razor (Dome)
BLADE: Feather DE
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: MrEE Knurled Aluminum Handle Hybrid Knot #007
CREAM/CROAP: A&E Shaving Butter
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with A&E Post-Shave Serum.
01/31/21 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Triple Milled Soap
Crown King Planet 9 Shampoo/Conditioner Puck with Cider Vinegar, Yucca & Manuka
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Lump Of CUBE 2.0 Seasonal Preshave Soap
Crown King Lump Of Coal Artisan Shave Soap with Activated Charcoal
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Amber Aerolite 24mm Stygian Synth Hybrid Brush
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Giesen Forsthoff Adoration 295 Hand Forged Steel 5/8” Straight Razor
Mountain Mike 3” English Bridle Leather Strop
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 Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Crown King Porthos Star Jelly Aftershave Balm
Maggard’s Razor Oil

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Razor: Schick A1 Magazine Repeating razor
Blade: Personna Injector
Brush: Simpson's Duke 3 Sapphire Special Edition in synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Art of Shaving Sandalwood Cream
Aftershave: Pinaud Brandy Spice
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Sunday Schick shave, Jan 31st 2021

Razor: Schick adjustable injector Model 3(M3)- excellent Schick injector razor, still mid range in the 2-3 adjustment range.
Blade: Personna SS PTFE injector(6) excellent blade, sharp & smooth and inexpensive, great longevity.
Soap: Proraso red Sandal wood- great soap, different Sandal wood scent than other's, great lather qualities.
Brush: Yaqi Red Zebra 26mm- If a person likes big knots that have heavenly cloud like soft tips, nice gentle scub & excellent lather painter and has a awesome handle this one might be worth it IMO. One of my favorite 26mm synthetics.
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: Proraso red Sandal wood with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + minor irritation + no weepers = :a17:Excellent shave with my Schick adj injector M3 + a Personna injector blade (6).

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Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
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