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SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 30th - December 6th, 2020


SOTD 12/06/2020

Rating: 5 / 5


Blade: FEATHER Professional Super

Brush: PHOENIX Starcraft Pas23 sintética 51x 24mm réplica Mohawk 5-341

Pre-Shave: Ducha caliente

Lather: LAVANDALIA ES Foroafeitado 2020 by Luna

Aftershave: LAVANDA Eau de Cologne Ach Brito
12/06/20 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Triple Milled Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Boomtown Bay Rum Shampoo & Conditioner Puck
Barrister and Mann Leviathan Limited Edition Shaving Soap Excelsior Base
Yaqi Moka Express Shaving Brush 26mm Two Band Badger
LOHS Art Student Handmade Pottery Bowl
Whitmor Water Spray Bottle
D. Miller & Son Eldon Workbroom Cut Throat Razor - 1st use ever. Personally honed and completely reset bevel
Lancaster Razor Works Lavender Black Sheep Shaving Towel with Silver Detachable Logo Tag
Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block with Rubber Grip Band
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Barrister And Mann Leviathan Aftershave Balm Seasonal
Crown King Atomic Age Bay Rum Natural Deodorant - Sport Strength
Maggard’s Razor Oil

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Sunday December 6th
Pre-shave: Hot Shower, Clubman Shave Cream
Soap: MDC. Argumes
Blade: Polsilver. (1)
Brush: Zenith 505AK Manchurian
Razor: EJ 3one6 (Daily ever day)
Post-shave: Clubman Cooling Gel, Jack Black Bumps, Nivea Sensitive Skin, Pinaud After Shave

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Razor: Osborn & Sons Sunday Shaver from seven day set manufactured on Carver Street, Sheffield, England, sometime between 1835-1865.

Soap: Vintage tallow based Brooks Brothers in antique Brooks Brothers porcelain Shave Mug

Brush: Paladin Chief

Aftershave: Ethos
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Sunday's Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Strop: Tony Miller Premium Steerhide Smooth​
Two pass shave: WTG, ATG/XTG​
Razor: Ralf Aust 5/8 Full Hollow Spanish Point​
Pre-Shave Cream: Proraso White Cream For Sensitive Skin, Green Tea & Oat​
Brush: Elite Razor Quilted Sapele w/ 24mm Mother Load​
Soap: Colonel Conk Natural Shave Cream Rio Grande Lavender​
Toner: Thayers Original Witch Hazel w/ Aloe Vera​
Aftershave: Proraso White Balm for Sensitive Skin, Green Tea & Oat​

Sunday shave


Prep: PAA Cube 2.0
Soap: Wickham English Rose sample
Brush: Vie-Long Silvertip Badger
Razor: Wilkinson Sword TTO, shave #9
Blade: Voskhod (#4)
Post: Alum -> hyaluronic acid-> Aqua Velva

A mostly steep-angled, two-pass DFS to close out the week. Even though I was more deliberate, the S-N on my neck for the second pass isn't truly steep as the length of the handle gets in the way. Still, a solid shave.
Sunday, 12/6


Razor - Merkur 34C
Blade - Gillette Nacet
Brush - Strike Gold Shave 24mm Executive hand-tied
Soap - Barrister & Mann First Snow
A/S - Barrister & Mann First Snow

Seeing as this was the first legitimate snowfall here this season, the soap seemed only fitting. What a treat. I don't know what base this is, because I don't see the little symbol for Excelsior on the back, but you could've fooled me if it isn't. A first rate lather in all respects, and the brush couldn't have been more enjoyable during the process. I wasn't sure if the scent would be too much, but it's pleasantly balanced, with neither the evergreen nor leather note being too strong. They're really blended nicely here. The Merkur glided the stubble away effortlessly, and the splash at the end brought the "snow", having a freshness beyond just the menthol that was invigorating. Not overly mentholated either, which was great. Top notch shave all the way.
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