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SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 9th - November 15th, 2020

It's another "FREE WEEK" ladies and gentlemen.

It's time to be creative.

Please feel free to post any photo, with any gear and any style you chose, or contribute by telling us what you used in your shave, with comments on the shave, if you desire.

Color, B&W, sepia or a photograph with any type of artistic touch you wish is always desired.

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The Aussie Bulldog
1) Germany: Brush Vintage Muhle Erzeugnisse Shaving Brush.
2) Germany: Soap Tabac.
3) Poland: Razor Gillette Blue 3 disposable.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Poland: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Skin and Stubble Balm.
6) Spain: Cologne Nautica Classic Cologne.
Mon 9th SOTD Revived & Reused
Soap Ariana & Evans Kaizen
Brush Yaqi 24mm Ruby Tuxedo
Razor GEM Push Button
Blade GEM Stainless 7th
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Musk
Able to revive and reuse leftover lather from yesterday and infact there's still some left after today's shave.
Shave with razor and blade was just ok. Smooth on flat surface but kinda tuggy around lips area. I actually strop the blade on paste & leather...seems a bit smoother compare to last use. Time to ditch. 3passes for a sas/dfs result. Main thing is no weepers nor irritation. Good post & aftershave. Rating 9/10

Menthol Monday SOTD

Razor: Rhodium Gillette Fatboy (S5)
Blade: Gillette Platinum (D1)
Brush: Semogue 2040 HD
Bowl: Doug Smith 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Frosted Woodlands
Shave Soap: GD Frosted Woodlands
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Colbeck
Date:- 09 November 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Whispers from the Woods (Australian made) ~ All Things Nice "Spiced Sandalwood & Honey"
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Rubie #6
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (30 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- YSL L’Homme
Monday‌ ‌11.09.20 ‌SOTD‌

RazoRock‌ ‌Pre‌ ‌Barba‌ ‌Pre‌ ‌Shave‌ ‌Gel‌
Gillette Pre-War Fat Handle Tech
NOS Gillette Red Thin Blade
Yaqi R1605-S Resin Tuxedo Synthetic
RazoRock‌ ‌XXX‌ ‌Italian‌ ‌Shaving‌ ‌Soap‌ ‌
RazoRock‌ ‌XXX‌ ‌After‌ ‌Shaving‌ ‌Splash‌
Pre-shave: Imperial Glycerine Soap/Stirling Ozark Mountain Pre-Shave Oil
Razor: RazoRock Mamba
Blade: PermaSharp Super Stainless
Brush: L'Occitane Plisson Synthetic
Soap: Mama Bear’s Ye Olde Barbershoppe
Aftershave: Alum/ Humphrey’s Witch Hazel/Booster Mosswood
Balm: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel



My new boar brush is just a great MWF lather builder. Many new to MWF give up on it because of lather building issues. It does take some time each morning to build a proper lather. It’s the ideal shave soap for an old retired fart who really enjoys taking his time on the morning shave. In my case I build two different lathers - a wetter, thinner face lather for my mug and a thicker, yogurty bowl lather for my dome. In both cases this new Sapele handled boar brush is a pleasure to use. The donated brand new Omega Pro48 knot just really works well for me. Some find it too large, but it works just beautifully for me. I now own two, this brush and my original Omega Pro48. They are my favorite brushes.

The shave went well. The sweet spot for a straight razor for me is 6/8. The current fashion now for modern artisan builders is for these huge shave hatchets. I don’t get it, but hey, different strokes for different folks. Even my son, Ben, owns a couple, but I’ve always been a vintage guy. The Witte Copperhead 6/8 arrived as NOS and just really checks all the boxes for me. It’s a Solingen steel blade that holds a solid, whisker-melting, buttery smooth, jasper stone edge. This morning’s mug shave was ‘epic’ to quote one of my shave mentors at TSD. The dome shave was every bit as good. I used to shave my Rex Ambassador at 4, but have found as my straight shaving skills developed that I really enjoy shaving all my adjustables wide open. Blade feel is what it’s all about for me. I feel cool, clean and smoothly velveteen.

RAZOR: Witte Solingen Copperhead 6/8 (Mug), Rex Ambassador (Dome)
BLADE: Astra Platinum
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: Sapele/Acrylic Handle w/ New Omega Pro48 Boar Knot
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Chiseled Face Natural AS Splash
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