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SOTD "FREE WEEK" March 22nd - March 28th, 2021

Saturday Evening SOTD

Brush: Omega 10098
Cream: Vi-John Icy Mint
PAA Travel Scuttle
Razor: Weishi TTO
Blade: Shark Super Chrome

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I am unused to creams, so it took me a while to get a proper lather. For a shave cream called Icy Mint, it was neither. I had expected there to be menthol in it. It does have tea tree oil, but such a small amount, I couldn't tell. I would have had a mintier and icier experience by blooming an unscented soap with mint tea.

I really can't complain. I only ordered it to get past the free shipping limit. It does have acceptable slickness and cushioning. It might be better once I figure out how to lather it properly. I'm thinking of using it and the Wilkinson Sword together. The WS has a nice scent and the cream has the slickness that the WS lacks.

The Weishi is my first TTO that I acquired years ago. It is a nice mild razor that paired well with the Shark. Or rather, it calmed down the blade's aggressiveness. I really don't like the Shark blade. The only time it has not bitten me, was when I used GFT cream.

Not my worst shave, but a different blade would make it more enjoyable. One day, I may find a combination that is ideal for me, but for now I am enjoying the journey.
I just purchased and used that VI-John Icy Mint and the Fruit FUSION earlier this month.
I like them.

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SOTD
Sunday March 28​

Pre: Warm shower
Brush: TOBS Pure Badger 19mm
Cream: TOBS Jermyn Street Sensitive Skin
Razor: Gillette Flair Tip IT (1963)
Blade: Derby Extra Super Stainless
Post: Cold water rinse, witch hazel, Men's Shave Co. Shaving Balm Lotion
AS: Stetson

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It turns out that I was wrong yesterday. The Weishi is not my first TTO, just the first TTO razor that I purchased.

Today, I was helping sorting boxes at my parents house when my mother came across a box of my stuff from grade 2. In amogst various school items was a old Gillette razor wrapped in a handkerchief. Memories suddenly came back to me of when I was 6 or 7 and we would visit my father's parents. I was fascinated by my grandfather's razor and would play with it while the adults were talking. One time Pop caught me pretending to shave with it and he burst out laughing. He helped clean the foam off my face and asked me not to play with the razor anymore. He said it would be our secret.

The next time we visited, Pop took me aside and handed my his razor wrapped in a handkerchief. He told me that he did not use it anymore, and that I should keep it safe for when I was older and could use it properly. So, into a shoebox it went and I completely forgot about it until this morning.

After we were finished going through boxes, I went home and spent 10-20 minutes thoroughly cleaning the razor. I really didn't need to, it was in great condition, but better safe than sorry. I had completely forgotten about the my grandfather's razor, but years later I got into wet shaving, originally to save money on cartridges.

It is funny how life works sometimes.
 
SOTD
Sunday March 28​

Pre: Warm shower
Brush: TOBS Pure Badger 19mm
Cream: TOBS Jermyn Street Sensitive Skin
Razor: Gillette Flair Tip IT (1963)
Blade: Derby Extra Super Stainless
Post: Cold water rinse, witch hazel, Men's Shave Co. Shaving Balm Lotion
AS: Stetson

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It turns out that I was wrong yesterday. The Weishi is not my first TTO, just the first TTO razor that I purchased.

Today, I was helping sorting boxes at my parents house when my mother came across a box of my stuff from grade 2. In amogst various school items was a old Gillette razor wrapped in a handkerchief. Memories suddenly came back to me of when I was 6 or 7 and we would visit my father's parents. I was fascinated by my grandfather's razor and would play with it while the adults were talking. One time Pop caught me pretending to shave with it and he burst out laughing. He helped clean the foam off my face and asked me not to play with the razor anymore. He said it would be our secret.

The next time we visited, Pop took me aside and handed my his razor wrapped in a handkerchief. He told me that he did not use it anymore, and that I should keep it safe for when I was older and could use it properly. So, into a shoebox it went and I completely forgot about it until this morning.

After we were finished going through boxes, I went home and spent 10-20 minutes thoroughly cleaning the razor. I really didn't need to, it was in great condition, but better safe than sorry. I had completely forgotten about the my grandfather's razor, but years later I got into wet shaving, originally to save money on cartridges.

It is funny how life works sometimes.
Wonderful anecdote. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Vaporstang

Contributor
Sunday's Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Two pass shave: WTG, ATG/XTG​
Razor: Ralf Aust 6/8" Full Hollow Spanish Point w/ Olivewood​
Pre-Shave Cream: Proraso White Cream For Sensitive Skin, Green Tea & Oat​
Brush: Elite Razor Quilted Sapele - 24mm Mother Load​
Soap: Pre de Provence - Bergamot & Thyme w/ Shea Butter​
Facial Toner: Thayers Alcohol-Free Original Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Aloe Vera Formula​
Aftershave Balm: Pre de Provence - Bergamot & Thyme After Shave Balm w/ Shea Butter​

 
soap: mystic water
Post: Thayer's rose petal
after shave: avon leather
razor: karve sb c plate
handle: custom handle I picked up on the bay a month back 98 grams 15mm wide 98mm long
Blade: 7 o'clock Green
I knew I was drawn to this handle for a reason, it paired so well with the karve, popping a feather blade in this combo will be fun.
first time using the rasiertopf in scuttle mode, warm lather was quite nice

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Rating: 10/10 Fantastic shave!
Razor: Fatip Lo Storto Originale Slant “FOCS”
Blade: Lord Silver Star Super Stainless Steel (4)
Brush: Grizzly Bay “Empress - EVO Deluxe” with 26mm High Mountain White (Bulb)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl (Heavyweight)
Lather: Noble Otter Rawr
Post-shave:
• Omega Alum Stick
• Noble Otter Rawr Aftershave Splash
• Barrister and Mann Unscented Aftershave Balm

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Razor: Ever-Ready SE, Pat.1912
Blade:personna GEM (1)
Brush: WSP Boar 21mm
Bowl: Fine lather bowl

Soap: Kell's Original Ultra Aloe Blend, AMBER

Post: Dickinson's Witch Hazel with peppermint and tea tree oils added,
LAYRITE No.9 Bay Rum aftershave splash

Have a great day everyone


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