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SOTD "FREE WEEK" September 20th - September 26th, 2021

Rockwell T2 4/5, Gillette Super 84 7, Treet Falcons MDC. Model T I find a bit clunky and inelegant compared to the Black Beauty but once dialed down to 4 I found it a far better performer on this day. Surprised how much more blade one gets at the 5 setting, 4 felt just right. Probably could have gotten to a BBS on my head with a second lather but elected just to do pickups with the Shake Sharp.
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Today is
MONDAY
20 September, 2021

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Pre: Wash w/CeraVe bar
Brush: Frank Shave 5G
Lather: OSMA w/alum
Razor: RR "Mamba 70"
Blade: Astra green
Post: GBS Alum bar
Balm: CeraVe Lotion
Frag: Scuderia Ferrari "Red"
Been using OSMA w/Alum for about
six shaves now. Stuff feels like it ought
not to work, given its odd consistency--
most likely from the presence of alum.

Yet work it does, and well, too. Made
for a wonderful BBS shave this a.m.
that's left me feeling tip-top.

Stay healthy,

Bill
 
Single Edge September

Razor: Schick G1
Blade: sChick
Brush: Ever Ready 100 boar
Soap: Mountain Man
After Shave: Osage Rub followed by Executive Man

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It’s getting near time to make some changes. I have 33 shaves with the Mountain Man. Maybe a couple more left on the sample. I lost track of how many shaves on the Schick blade but it seems to be losing its sharpness. I’ll give it another shave and see how it goes. The result was still a DFS.
 
Razor: GEM Damaskeene Open Comb
Blade
: GEM (Personna) PTFE (10)
Brush: Henri et Victoria - Superfine Two-Band Badger 22mm
Pre-Shave: Stirling Pink Clay - Facial Bar Soap
Lather: Henri et Victoria - Cognac & Cuban Cigars
Aftershave: Henri et Victoria - Cognac & Cuban Cigars (Splash)
Additional Care:
Henri et Victoria - Cognac & Cuban Cigars (Balm)

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Shave Rating: 10/10
Hot Dam…askeene!
I was digging around looking for a plated Shovelhead when I opened a box that had a nice plated 1912 that somehow was put away with a Jr. bar handle. After examining it I realized it was a Damsskeene open comb that had somehow evaded the rotation for some time. It was like having a brand new razor to try out.
I hated to be reunited with my Damaskeene by throwing a blade that already had nine shaves on it, but not to worry, it was a perfectly smooth comfortable shave. I usually toss my GEM PTFE blades after ten shaves whether they need it or not, but decide the shave was so “uneventful” that I’d keep it around for number 11.
Cognac & Cuban Cigars…mmmmmmmmmmm…one of the finest tobacco scents out there!
This is the tallow, triple milled version. There is also a standard vegan version.
 
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Razor: Gem Heavy Flat Top G-Bar
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Seaforth! Heather
Aftershave: Seaforth! Heather Aftershave Toner
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
 
SOD Monday September 20, 2021
Ever wonder how many shaves in each tub of Proraso? See below in the Lather report!
Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
Bowl: Shave Nation
Pre shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Proraso Red (41)
Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
Blade: Gillette Platinum (2)
Razor: Gillette Styler
Post: Omega Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Lotion: Proraso Red Dopobarba
Balm: None
Have a great day!!
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Today:
H&S P076 Ti
Bic Chrome Platinum
Mozingo ZT3
Ethos Vanilla Safi
DR Harris Marlborough aftershave (not shown)

The Vanilla Safi has simply wowed me. I used it for the first time yesterday and enjoyed it so much I used it again today. A fantastic shave resulted -- of course, the H&S and the Mozingo for me at top performers as well.2021.09.20 - P076 Vanilla Safi Mozingo.jpeg
 
Tuesday SOTD

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Razor: Schick Type F
Blade: Schick (D2)
Brush: Oscar11 w 24mm TGN Finest
Bowl: Turkish Porcelain Bowl 4 ¾”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Unscented
Shave Soap: Catie's Bubbles Purple Grapefruit
Balm: Meißner Tremonia Lavender De Luxe
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Colonia Balsamica Toner
 
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