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SOTD "FREE WEEK" May 3rd - May 9th, 2021

5/3/21
Taylor of Old Bond Street St. James
H.L. Thater 4376/3 Silver Tip
Gillette Fat Handle Tech
Feather (1)
Osma Alum Block
Murray & Lanman Kananga Water
Nivea Sensitive Cool Balm
Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria
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SOTD #123/2021
03-05-2021

>> Mistura May Madness <<

Preshave: shower, frigid tap water
Brush: Semogue Owners Club Mistura
Soap: Le Père Lucien ~ Cèdre Orange
Razor: Mühle R41
Blade: BIC Platinum Chrome (6)
Post shave: frigid tap water, Le Père Lucien ~ Cèdre Orange AS.

I haven't used the standard R41 for a while, so I thought what about bringing it back into my rotation. Nice shave, close and effortless (however, I like the stainless steel version better due to its weight.).

The sharp BIC is a perfect partner for the R41. It beats every sharp blade in my den (Feather, Nacet, KAI... you name them). A blade which flies under the radar. I'm glad I tried them.

Have some great shaves, y'all!
 

Cal

Contributor
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Brush: Omega 11047 Mixed Midget 22/48
Soap: LEA Menthol Croap
Razor: Yuma YM-403
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (5)
ASL: Spearmint BLAST (home brew)

Wow! A splendid shave. :biggrin:
My ridiculously expensive Yuma YM-403 has just been promoted to my favorite razor. :punk:

His Scritchiness (my Mixed Midget) is doing an excellent job. Performance wise he's just as good as my beloved Semogue Mistura... so hopefully MMM will soften him up a bit.

The rest of the team did exemplary work too.


Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
 

Lefonque

Even more clueless than you
Tuesday 4th May 2021
Star Wars Day
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PrePAA Cube 2.0 USA 🇺🇸
SoapMurphy and McNeil Barbershop de los Muertos 2, USA 🇺🇸
BrushBilly Goat Brushworks “Sunset” Australia 🇦🇺
RazorFeather ASD2, Japan 🇯🇵
BladeFeather, Japan 🇯🇵
AftershaveProraso Alum, Italy 🇮🇹, Nivea Balm Germany 🇩🇪
FragranceMurphy and McNeil Barbershop de los Muertos 2, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s Shave


Razor: Gillette Bottom Dial (freshly caught in the wild.)
Blade: Rapira Platinum Plus
Soap: Palmolive
Brush: Razorock 400

First shave with a white whale. Pretty much the same shave as any other razor, once you figure out the balance This is a strange one. As you would think it is bottom heavy. It isn’t, nor is it really head heavy. The weight is more centralized.

I found that there is a small window for my grip to get the feel I like. I found it half way through the first pass of three. I started at 5 and after 2 cheek strokes. I dialed it up to 7. I stayed there for the remaining 2-1/2 passes. I did dial it down to 3 for some touchup using only water.

I will be using this razor for the next week. All in all a DFS. COOL factor off the charts.

This razor will be a keeper and will be used.



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Tuesday SOTD

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Razor: Rockwell Gunmetal Model-T
Blade SuperMax SP Tiger (D1)
Brush: Semogue 2016 LE 2 Band
Bowl: Castle Shave 4 1/4"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Grooming Dept Unscented
Shave Soap: Wholly Kaw Italian Holiday
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Wholly Kaw Italian Holiday
 
Tue 4 SOTD
Soap LaToja Stick
Brush Yaqi 24mm Ruby Tuxedo
Razor Game Changer.84-P SB
Blade Personna Red Platinum 3rd
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel Orange Chill + Hyaluronic + Old Spice Original
Top-quality performance soap! Just a little makes a thickly creamy and very slick lather...with a mild pleasant scent.
Shave with razor paired with the blade was very good. Smooth and comfortable for 3passes without any issues for a mostly bbs result. Great session capped-off by excellent aftershaves.
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Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Cherry Wood 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter/APR ~ Texaus (Limited Edition)
Razor/Blade:- Karve SS 'SB-D' / Vintage Gillette US Spoiler #6
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)
Fragrance:- L'Occitane Baux
 
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