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SOTD "FREE WEEK" October 28th - November 3rd, 2019

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.


Menthol Monday SOTD

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Razor: Rhodium Gillette Fatboy (S5)
Blade Super Iridium (D1)
Brush: Semogue 2040 HD
Bowl: Doug Smith 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: Ginger Garden Enigma
Pre-Shave Oil: Homemade Frosted Woodlands
Shave Soap: GD Frosted Woodlands
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Colbeck
Sunday Night

‘64 Tech
GSB (6th use)
Col. Conk Badger
Day Logic AS

Excellent BBS result tonight!
I’ve been loving the shaves these GSB blades have delivered. Ordered more of them since they perform so well.
Will probably add another Omega boar brush to my gear as the one I use frequently is getting old.
10/28/19 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Wood Box Soap Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap Barber Shop Tobacco and Bay Leaf
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements High Jump 47 Conditioning Shampoo Puck (W/ Yucca Root & Cider Vinegar)
The Holy Black Mfg. Co. Black Magic Shaving Soap
Wolf Whiskers RCE# 47 Custom Fluted DWW-3 25mm Black Wolf 3rd batch Synthetic hybrid/fan knot
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Wolfman WR2-DC Mirror Polished SS OC: 1.05mm SB: 1.15 gaps with Solid 96mm WRH3 Mirror Polished SS Handle
Bolzano Superinox Blade - 3rd Shave
Shavex Alum Block
Homemade Lemon and Mandarin Infused Witch Hazel with Alum
The Holy Black Mfg. Co. Black Magic Aftershave Splash
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Galactic Aloe Vera Gel Made with Organic Aloe Vera
The Holy Black Mfg. Co. Black Magic Eau De Parfum
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sangre De Drago Natural Deodorant - New Sport Strength Formula​

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Monday 10.28.19 SOTD
I Provenzali Olive Oil Artisan Bar Soap, lather and rinse
RazoRock Game Changer OC .84-P. / Gillette Nacet (1)
Frank Shaving 24mm x 50mm Silvertip Badger
Barrister and Mann Cheshire Shaving Soap
Barrister And Mann Barrister's Cheshire Aftershave

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Fatip Zembrano Wood Razor
Kai Stainless Steel Blade
Omega Synthetic Boar
Proraso Nourish Shave Soap
Duke Cannon Ice Cold Balm
Cold River Citrus Maximus AS

Brush: Rooney Stubby 2
Cream: Taylor - Sandalwood
Razor: '62 H1 Slim Adjustable
Blade: Indian Wilkinson
A/S: Pinaud Special Reserve
Cologne / Fragrance: None

Prep: Warm Shower-Stirling Executive Man
Soap: Coate’s Sandalwood Cream
Razor: Vintage Gillette Pre-War Fat Handle Tech
Blade: Personna Med Prep (7)
Brush: Whipped Dog Silvertip-24mmx52mm
Aftershave: Clubman Whiskey Woods

WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

Coate’s Sandalwood Cream today. 10 seconds to load the Whipped Dog Silvertip Silvertip brush. Easy, thick, slick, lather. Personna Med Prep still in the Fat Handle Tech. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with Clubman Whiskey Woods aftershave.


SOTD - Monday 28 October 2019

  • Straight Razor: Koraat - 7/8 Amboina Burl
  • Shaving Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts - Ziost - 26mm Fan (Silvertip Badger)
  • Shaving Soap: PannaCrema - Nuàvia Nera
Pre-shave: Trader Joe’s Face Wash
Razor: Gillette 1940s SuperSpeed
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (Israeli Red)
Brush: Stirling Boar
Soap: Mama Bear’s Hydrogen Shave Soap
Aftershave: Alum/TOBS No. 74
Balm: Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel
Proraso Preshave Cream / Noble Otter "Monarch" Soap / WCS Silvertip Brush / Merkur 39C / Personna Med Prep Blade / Alum / Noble Otter "Monarch" Splash / Pour Un Homme De Caron EdT


Ikea Bowl ¤ SOC boar, ash ¤ Gillette Tech + Merkur Super
Palmolive Classic ¤ Floïd Suave ¤ T&H Clubman Cologne



Monday OCtober 28

I honed up one of my Henckels wedge blades over the weekend so I wanted to try it out on one my Henckels Rapide's for today's shave.

Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
Soap - MWF (it's Monday)
Brush - Alpha Titanium Outlaw Fanchurian
Blade - Henckels wedge (1)
Razor - Henckels Rapide
Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Clubman Reserve Whiskey Woods

Shave rating 4 of 5

I'm working on my honing skill and technique. I'm not good yet. I haven't shaved since Thursday, I honed the wedge on Friday and wanted a few days growth before I shaved with the wedge. Today I did a 2 pass shave. First pass WTG I felt some tugging so my honing job was not good enough. Aside from the tugging, the first pass results were ok. The second pass was XTG and was a surprisingly smooth shave and results were surprisingly good, DFS overall with some BBS areas on my cheeks down to my jawline. So my honing is getting better but is not quite good enough yet. The MWF provided a nice slick lather for my face. Aside from the tugging, I got a 2 pass, nick and weeper free shave. The alum was almost silent, just a couple small areas of noise. I finished off with the Clubman Whiskey Woods A/S.

Overall, an pretty good shave. I think it's time to break out a couple of my current OC razors for the rest of OCtober.

Happy OCtober and great shaves everyone.
Prep: Cold water
Razor : Koraat 8/8 (1/4 hollow)
Lather: Saponificio Varesino Cubebe
Brush: AP Shave Co Blue Lagoon
After-shave: Cold water --> Saponificio Varesino Settantesimo Anniversario (70th Anniversary)
SOTD - 2019.10.28
Growth: 48h
Brush: Kesar - ŌKU by P&P - 24mm silvertip high density
Soap: Enigma by Frankincense
Razor: RazorRock Game changer 0.68
Blade: Voskhod 3
Post: lather face wash, alum, concoction (*), PAA mysterium serum
Passes: 2 - WTG (4), XTG (2)
Rating: 5/5 - epic

A truly epic soothing traditional shave today, no power in the house with cold water.
The soap was the best, a custom made soap by soap maker, artisan and story teller with a lovely scent that reminded me of the mountains I used to live in central Spain. Super slick with an incredible post shave feel.

Greetings from Santa Rosa, CA

Soap: Proraso Green
Aftrshave: Razorock American Barber
Razor: Gillette Super Speed
Blade: Shark Platinum
Brush: Simpson Special Pure Badger