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SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 11th - November 17th, 2019

Taylor of Old Bond Street St. James
Shavemac Custom Silver Tip
Gillette Fat Handle Tech
Gillette 7:00 Yellow (5)
Osma Alum Block
Lucky Tiger After Shave & Face Tonic
Nivea Sensitive Skin Post Shave Balm
Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria

Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Copper Ascension :: Panta Rei, Chris and Ibla :: Pitralon Classic AS

Razor: Fatip Piccolo Special Edition OC
Blade: Astra Super Platinum
Brush: RazoRock 400 Synthetic NOIR Plissoft
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Stirling Mountain Man
Aftershave: Murray & Lanman Florida Water
Additional Care: Thayer's Witch Hazel and Gentlemen Jon's Alum Block

Prep: Cold water
Razor : Koraat "Golden Beauty"
Lather: Saponificio Varesino Cubebe
Brush: Leonidam Molten Sapphire
After-shave: Cold water --> Saponificio Varesino Settantesimo Anniversario (70th Anniversary)


Friday NOvember 15

No Repeat (mostly) NOvember. No repeats so far except for scuttle, blades, and alum. Up today is one of my favorite razors, my Kirby Beard 1942.

Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
Soap - Baum.BE
Brush - Rubberset #3
Blade - Gillette Platinum (5)
Razor - Kirby Beard 1942
Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Lilac Vegetal

Shave rating 5 of 5

Another excellent 2 pass shave today. Might have been better than the shave yesterday with it's older sibling. And, this is still true: this razor might give me the best first pass of any of the DE razors I own when I've got 3 days or less growth. First time using the A/S - it smells ok, I'll have to ask my wife and kids what they think. The alum was slightly vocal again on my neck area.

Happy NOvember and great shaves everyone.
SOTD - 2019.11.18
Growth: 24h
Brush: ŌKU Ykarus by P&P - 20mm best badger travel brush
Soap: Frankincense almost Valobra
Razor: Leaf
Blade: Personna
Post: lather face wash, alum, concoction (*), PAA mysterium serum
Passes: 2 - WTG, XTG
Rating: 5/5

(*) witch hazle 50ml, 5ml glycerin, tea tree (10), Argan (25), bergamot (10), pachuli (5), menthol crystals - (drops)

Spectacular shave.

South Lake Tahoe

Greetings from Santa Rosa, CA

Wednesday SOTD


Razor: OneBlade Core
Blade: Feather FHS (D4)
Brush: Oscar11 Aqua\White SOC Boar
Bowl: Junichi Tanaka 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
Pre-Shave Balm: Grooming Dept Patchouli & Mint
Shave Soap: Barrister & Mann Fougere Imperiale
Balm: Handmade Soap Co. Soothing AS Cream
Aftershave: B&M Kyovu original