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SOTD "FREE WEEK" January 6th - January 12th, 2020



SOTD, Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Shower + Proraso white pre-shave cream
Proraso white shave soap + Muehle badger brush
Feather Artist Club folding shavette + Softguard blade
Cool washcloth rinse
Proraso white aftershave balm

Marvelous one-pass, clean shave after four days' growth!

Wednesday, 1/8/20:


Razor - Merkur 15C
Blade - Astra SP (?)
Brush - Muhle 23mm Silvertip Fibre
Cream - TOBS Sandalwood
A/S - Supply Arenella Coast

A nice fast shave this morning. I dunno, with a good blade in the 15C, you can just fly with it. It's such an unassuming little razor, but the thing is awesome, and still gives great shaves for such a mild piece. Going back to TOBS after a couple months was a real treat too; this is still one of my top scents out of everything I've tried, I just love it. The Muhle brush is becoming one of my favorite synthetics, possibly supplanting the tuxedo knot in my mind. It splays well, is super soft, and still has decent backbone for the loft it's set at. Super nice shave today.
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SOTD 01/06/20

Excellent shave today with my AS-D2 and Stirling’s Glacial Obsidian shaving soap and matching AS. I’m always amazed at the closeness of the shave delivered by this razor. When I first bought the razor, I thought, like many others, that it was too mild. That was until a friend on another board suggested that I only use Feather blades, and that I should experiment with the correct shaving angle. His suggestion to ride the bar throughout the shave proved cogent. I discovered when I did so, that not only was the razor NOT mild, but that it was highly efficient. The neutral to slightly negative blade exposure was at its optimum cutting power when riding the bar. The result then, and every day since for me has been a near, if not complete BBS, when shaving with this razor with virtually no blade feel. Seki’s engineers really understand safety razor cutting dynamics.

In conclusion, the Stirling soap combined beautifully with PAA’s Preshave Cube provided a near BBS of both head and dome.
I feel cooool, smooooth, and refreshed!

BLADE: Feather
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by PAA’s Charcoal-Menthol Cube Preshave Soap
BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
SOAP: Stirling Glacial Obsidian
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by Thayers Lavender WH and finished with Stirling Glacial Obsidian AS Splash
This makes me really want to try the AS-D2; nice write-up.

Tuesday SOTD


Razor: Gillette NI Bostonian
Blade: Gillette Nacet Stainless (D2)
Brush: ThatDarnRob Navy 24mm BOSS
Bowl: The Distinctive Goat Style 4 5½” Cypress Sinker Log
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Patchouli & Mint
Shave Soap: Mitchells’ Wool Fat
Post: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Champs de Lavande Toner
That razor is a looker!
SOTD (# 5/2020)


Preshave: Proraso White preshave cream
Brush: Omega 46138 Synthetic Hi-Brush
Soap: Murphy & McNeil "Gael Laoch"
Razor: Gillette Super Adjustable 109
Blade: Wilkonson Sword /Germany (3)
Postshave: ice cold german tap water, Alverde Aftershave Balm...
Williams Wednesday Shave;
  • @Blackland Razors Blackbird (OC and SB)
  • Dorco ST-301 (3)
  • Modern Williams Shave Soap
  • Marvy Mug
  • VdH Bowl
  • Omega 48 Pro
  • Gentleman Jon's Alum Block
  • Williams Aqua Velva (Eur)
  • Williams ASB (Eur)
  • Million Dollar Hair Tonic
  • Dax Short and Neat Pomade
  • DSC Sea Spray and Amber
  • Clubman Whiskey Woods Body Powder
Due to my location and certain circumstances that have made the news my shave was late. I actually face lathered this time. The lather wasn't to my usual standard, but it was still wonderful.

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Had such a good experience with this brush last time I wanted to give it another whack. I have (for me) too many brushes and none of them get the love they deserve, I need to figure out some kind of pattern where I can use one for a solid week or something.

Merkur started on 3 and quickly went to 4, I think I might amp this thing up to the top just to see what happens...dig on it, even though it's a little bulky/heavy.

YRP is just straight awesome....I love this scent so much and even though P doesn't really like it it's one I won't ever give up.

9/10 just because this razor has the same problem my Timeless had, it's too bulky for the problem area under my jaw and can't get close enough.

‘64 Ball End Tech
Personna Lab (1)
Barbasol Sensitive in Can

Been awhile since I used a Lab Blue blade as I’ve been out of them for some time. Wow! Iam impressed with the smoothness of these blades when used in this razor. I took off a 3 day growth which is longer than I usually shave but with the canned cream I got a great shave, very comfortable and almost cushiony. I’m kinda wishing that these Personnas were the only blade that I use now to simplify things a little. I’d be supporting workers in the USA too.
SOTD, 6 January 2020

Fantastic shave today with Murphy and McNeil's Magh Tured and a Nacet Blade in my Fine Marvel. Onward, on this clear and cold winter morning (not bad - a bit warmer than average, expected to top out at 32F/0C this afternoon)
Pre-shave: Pacific Shaving Company Bamboo Pre-Shave Scrub

Razor: Fine Accoutrements Marvel
Blade: Gillette Nacet (#5)
Brush: Omega Pro 49 Boar
Bowl: Fine Accoutrements Ceramic Lather Bowl
Soap: Murphy and McNeil Magh Tured
Aftershave: Murphy and McNeil Magh Tured
Tunes: Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain

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Awesome choice on the tunes!
Nice hot relaxing shower after a long day, Mannheim Steamroller on the tunes...

Mod Cabin Glacier preshave oil
GP G20 scuttle
Kell’s Original Amber Ultra Aloe soap
WCS Silvertip tall brush
Timeless Titanium .95 Scalloped razor
Feather blade
WCS Alum bar
Thayer’s Lavender WH
Captain’s Choice Bay Rum AS balm
Clubman Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum AS

3 pass, WTG, XTG, ATG (adjusted for the every which way my beard grows, enough to drive a sane person to drink)
Cold final rinse followed by alum bar with cold water then Thayer’s. A very comfortable BBS shave that was followed by a “mmmm you smell good” from SWMBO.

Thursday SOTD


Razor: Muhle Rocca R95
Blade: Gillette Nacet Stainless (D4)
Brush: Rooney 3/2 Super Silvertip
Bowl: The Distinctive Goat Style 3 5" Maple\Walnut
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Chatillon Lux Lavender Butter
Shave Cream: Meißner Tremonia Lavender De Luxe
Balm: Meißner Tremonia Lavender De Luxe
Aftershave: Herbs of Bulgaria Lavender
SOTD 1/8/20 I actually shaved twice today as this mornings shave was rushed and I had church tonight.

First Shave
Razor:Gillette Slim
Blade:Voskhod (2)
Brush:Stirling Boar 24mm
Soap:Razorock Green Label
Aftershave:Razorock Emperor

Second Shave (More of a touch up/clean up shave)
Razor: Gillette Slim (Turned down to 2 since I shaved this morning)
Blade: Voskhod (3)
Brush: Simpson Special Best Badger
Cream: Proraso green
Aftershave: Duke Cannon Ice Cold Balm
Date:- 09 January 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Valobra (4 shaving sticks press into a 250 ml plastic tub)
Razor/Blade:- RazoRock MJ-90A / Gillette Silver Blue #7
Post/After-shave: T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20), Tea Tree Antiseptic (10) & Peppermint (10 drops)
Fragrance:- Tommy Hilfiger for Men