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SOTD "FREE WEEK" July 19th - July 25th, 2021

Razor: Wilkinson - Pall Mall (7 Day Set) 1905
Blade: Wilkinson - “Special” Wedge Blade
Brush: Spiffo - Alezeh (High Mountain White SHD-Fan) 26mm
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Squadron - Empire
Aftershave: Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion

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Today is the start of a two week shaving journey.
For good or bad I’m taking my Pall Mall 7 day set for a spin. I only shave every other day, so it will take me two weeks to complete. I don’t think the blades had ever been sharpened, so I reset the bevels and honed them myself. Each blade may shave a little differently, but will give me insight on which blades may need a little extra work.
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After honing I did a little leather stropping before the shave.
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The shave went well for a first “get acquainted” outing. I couldn’t obtain a BBS, especially under my nose and chin. No nicks or cuts, pulling or tugging, but just could not obtain full smoothness. I didn’t want to scrub too much until I know what this razor is all about. The next shave with a different blade may reveal clues.
You can set the angle (tilt) of the head. I tried a few angles, but went back to 90° until I get used to it. I know the later Pall Malls have an adjustment screw to custom set the blade gap.
In spite of not getting as close of a shave as I was hoping, the process was smooth and comfortable. The odd looking safety bar/comb with a screw like thread on it actually rolls across your face. I really liked that.

I’m looking forward to my next Pall Mall shave. Let’s see how the Friday blade treats me.
Before I put today’s blade away, I gave it some quick licks with 3k-8k and 12k stones...just for good measure.
 
Razor: Wilkinson - Pall Mall (7 Day Set) 1905
Blade: Wilkinson - “Special” Wedge Blade
Brush: Spiffo - Alezeh (High Mountain White SHD-Fan) 26mm
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Squadron - Empire
Aftershave: Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion

B99EF09D-F61F-4590-BB6F-C69C2A25462F.jpeg

Today is the start of a two week shaving journey.
For good or bad I’m taking my Pall Mall 7 day set for a spin. I only shave every other day, so it will take me two weeks to complete. I don’t think the blades had ever been sharpened, so I reset the bevels and honed them myself. Each blade may shave a little differently, but will give me insight on which blades may need a little extra work.
A9FFB674-059C-40AA-9654-BF0B69F7E069.jpeg


After honing I did a little leather stropping before the shave.
71F4EB4E-7F1F-45AA-A207-7155E8877701.jpeg


4B9D62EC-C412-44DC-A154-1D7A7BA5E8E2.jpeg


The shave went well for a first “get acquainted” outing. I couldn’t obtain a BBS, especially under my nose and chin. No nicks or cuts, pulling or tugging, but just could not obtain full smoothness. I didn’t want to scrub too much until I know what this razor is all about. The next shave with a different blade may reveal clues.
You can set the angle (tilt) of the head. I tried a few angles, but went back to 90° until I get used to it. I know the later Pall Malls have an adjustment screw to custom set the blade gap.
In spite of not getting as close of a shave as I was hoping, the process was smooth and comfortable. The odd looking safety bar/comb with a screw like thread on it actually rolls across your face. I really liked that.

I’m looking forward to my next Pall Mall shave. Let’s see how the Friday blade treats me.
Before I put today’s blade away, I gave it some quick licks with 3k-8k and 12k stones...just for good measure.
That looks like it's cool to learn.

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21-07-2021

Preshave: frigid tap water, PAA The Cube 2.0
Brush: Yaqi Tuxedo 28mm
Soap: Stirling Soap ~ Triumph
Razor: Gillette Fatboy (setting 6-6-9)
Blade: Polsilver Stainless (vintage)
Post shave: frigid tap water, Stirling Soap ~ Triumph AS.

Super smooth second shave with the Polsilver. 3 passes, no nicks or irritation. BBS in the face, dfs+ on the neck. I could hardly feel the blade. Shave comfort galore.

Happy shaves, y'all!
 
7/19/21
Taylor of Old Bond Street Royal Forest
Simpson Duke #2 in Best Badger
Merkur 42C "1904" Closed Comb
Personna Red (7)
Osma Alum Block
Mennan Skin Bracer
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Penhaligon's English Fern
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7/20/21
Van der Hagen Luxury Soap
Vie-Long 14080
11/16 Opinel
Tony Miller 3" Steerhide Strop
Osma Alum Block
Murray & Lanman Florida Water
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Montblanc Starwalker
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7/21/21
Omega Eucalyptus
Semogue 610
Edwin Jagger DE-89L
Personna Red (8)
Osma Alum Block
Mennan Skin Bracer
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Versace Pour Homme
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SOD Wednesday July 21, 2021
Ever wonder how many shaves in each tub of Proraso? See below in the Lather report!
Brush: Parker Synth Brush
Bowl: Shave Nation
Lather: Proraso Red (17)
Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
Head WTG:5-XTG:4-ATG:3
Blade: Gillette Nacet (1)
Razor: Gillette Styler
Post: Omega Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Balm: Proraso Red

Have a great day!!

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Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Taj Resin 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Stirling Soap ~ Barbershop
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34G / Gillette Minora Stainless #14
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)

 
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