Beautiful set up & photo! What does Aqua Velva smell like?View attachment 1343045
SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 2021
Today’s mug shave featured the Dubl Duck Goldedge 11/16. My JR Rosewood Silvertip Badger brush whipped up the thin, slick lather I prefer for my straight shaves, and it was smooth sailing through three slow, luxurious passes. My neck shaves have improved immeasurably since I‘ve included flatblading technique.
This is an advanced straight razor finishing technique I learned from BarberDave of the Shaving Cadre. It unfailingly provides the level of smoothness I desire in my mug shaves, but is not a technique I would recommend to the new open edge shaver. The technique works equally well with both traditional straight razors as well as shavettes/barber’s razors.
While not an OC, my Colonial Silversmith is a safety razor I treasure for the unfailing efficiency of the noggin shaves it provides. i realize the aesthetics of the revised handle design is not for everybody, but I really like it; it feels great great in hand and is a marked improvement over the initial handle design. It breezed through my dome stubble in two highly efficient passes, leaving me velveteen smooth from the shoulders up!
RAZOR: Dubl Duck Goldedge 11/16 (Mug), Colonial Silversmith (Dome)
BLADE: Feather DE
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: JR Rosewood Silvertip Badger
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Williams Aqua Velva AS Splash (Spanish Version)
After 50 shaves what does the soap level look like?SOD Sunday October 10, 2021
Ever wonder how many shaves in each tub or tube of Proraso? See below in the Lather report!
Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
Bowl: Shave Nation
Pre shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Proraso Red (50)
Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
Blade: Feather (2)
Razor: Gillette Styler
Post: Omega Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Lotion: Proraso Red Dopobarba
Have an amazing day!!
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|Pre||Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap|
|Bowl||Captain’s Choice Copper|
|Razor||Wolfman WR 2 SB 1.05|
|Blade||Personna Med Prep|
|Aftershave||Thayers WH & PAA Mysterium Serum|
|Comments||My Sunday shave was with the GD Asinus soap which has seen 37 uses. The soap makes a nice lather and is quite slick. The Kent brush made more than enough lather for my face and head multiple pass shave. Back to the Wolfman – Med Prep combo for the 4th shave. A nice, BBS shave. Have a great day, gents.|