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SOTD "FREE WEEK" May 10th - May 16th, 2021

Today is
14 May, 2021


Gel: Elegance Plus "Jupiter"
Razor: Oristo
Blade: Derby Premium
Post: GBS Alum Block
Balm: CeraVe Moisturizer
Frag: Lalique "Encre Noire a L'Extreme"
Running a bit late this morning,
so gel it was. Excellent shave!

Stay healthy, everyone!

DE SOTD, Fri, May 14th 2021

Razor: Razorock SLOC- excellent milder>range, carefree shave, excellent results using a Kai SS blade. Great daily driver for some.
One of my favorites when I use to travel, hard to nick yourself IMO, easy on the skin.
Blade: Kai SS (4) excellent blade, wider than a standard Gillette blade by .009 thousands of a inch, Sharp & smooth with great longevity. Great blade for milder razors that need a boost.
Soap: Razorock Santa Marie del Fiore- nice mild tobacco and vanilla scent, excellent lather qualities.
I like the soap scent more than the A.S IMO.
Brush: Yaqi Moka 24 mm synthetic- excellent lather creator, heavenly cloud like soft tips+ gentle scrubber + great lather painter.
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: Razorock Sant Marie del Fiore aftershave with witch hazel+ a dollop of AVON true gent balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = :a17: excellent shave with my RR SLOC razor with a Kai SS DE blade.
DE SOTD, Fri, May 5th 2021.jpg
Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times, light at the end of the tunnel!

Mining Camp Shave

Prep: Barrister's Reserve Cool soap; Alt-Innsbruck Emulsion
Brush: Shavemac 3-band Silvertip Badger
Soap: Arko
Razor: Merkur Futur (2)
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium
Post: Alt-Innsbruck Emulsion

At a remote mining camp, with very hard water. I have typically struggled with getting decent lather using various soaps/creams at this site, so decided to go with the nuclear option - Arko.
It did not let me down. Whilst exhibiting some minor adverse effects from the hard water, it nevertheless provided slick and reliable lather.
Yuma/Feather (3). Way better than an $8 razor should be. Indeed if I didn't shave my head I'd be just fine with this as a daily driver. Very smooth. Fatty handle works much better for my head shave and there its shortcomings in efficiency were more noticeable, clean ups were with the Leaf. Next use I'll use a fresh blade and see how much improvement is gained. Very satisfying overall.

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SOTD, Friday May 14th, 2021

Captain's Choice travels continue taking us to...
The final day of the Captain's Three day voyage: 45th Parallel
Brush: Parker Synth Brush
Bowl: Shave Nation
Lather: Captain's Choice 45th Parallel
Razor: Gillette 1959 E4
Blade: Gillette Nacet (1)
Post: Shavex Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Balm: Captain's 45th Parallel

Great Lather, Great Shave!
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>> Mistura May Madness <<

Preshave: shower, frigid tap water
Brush: Semogue Owners Club Mistura Cherry wood handle
Soap: Stirling Soap ~ Hipster
Razor: Karve CB Brass Open Comb "F"-plate
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword China (3)
Post shave: frigid tap water.

Very nice and effortless close shave with the Karve. Just the right amount of blade feel to avoid a careless shave. Three passes, BBS. One tiny nick.

Have some great shaves, y'all!



Brush: Semogue Torga-C3 Finest Mistura 22/49
Cream: La Toja Classic
Razor: Yuma YM-403
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (6)
ASL: Clubman

A brilliant shave. :biggrin:

My Semogue Mistura is the BEST and it's just proved that my Mixed Midget still retains the title of "THE SCRITCHMEISTER."

La Toja Classic shaving cream is fab and goes with anything. Its scent is definitely different (to me anyway) but in a way that doesn't clash with any ASL.
Definitely a top team today. Who knew shaving could be so much fun? :letterk1: :laugh:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:


SOTD, Friday, May 14, 2021

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum (1)
Brush: Stirling 2-band Finest Badger
Pre-Shave: PAA Cube 2.0 Mentholated
Lather: Stirling Bergamot Lavender
Aftershave: Proraso Eucalyptus and Menthol
Additional Care:
Alum Block
cold water splash
Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent (unscented)
Hugo Boss EDT

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Ring? One ring to rule the shave? Wheres the Ring @rapwedinger ??????

Saturday SOTD


Razor iKon DLC Slant/ Jurgen Hempel TI
Blade: Gillette Nacet (D6)
Brush: Korn D7-XLT Romera Manchurian 26mm
Bowl: Symmetrical Pottery
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Oil: AOS unscented (RIP)
Shave Soap: Beaver WoodWright Philip's Fougère
Post: Luxx Jasmine Lime
Aftershave: Beaver WoodWright Philip's Fougère
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