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

Razor: GEM Damaskeene Open Comb
: 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)


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.
Very nice Damsskeene! Even better soap and matching aftershaves...!!! Absolutely agree it's one of the finest tobacco scents out there! I only managed to get the vegan version and the balm but it's soooo good and very happy with it!

SOTD : 21st September 2021.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Nivea Men Power Fresh Shower Gel.

Cold wet flannel to my face.
FatFace Ocean Escape Soap Bar.
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Boar.
Face Lather.
Lather: Palmolive Classic Shave Sticks. (Grated)
Blade: Euromax Platinum Single Edge. ( D1)
Razor: Yaqi SE Katana.

Cold water face wash with brush squeezings, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Autumn/Winter mix~) peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./Brut Attraction Totale ASL./Wilko Men's Moisturiser.


Early morning shave.

The grated Palmolive shaving soap was the star of the shave this morning....It doesn't matter which way i use the humble Palmolive classic shave stick , it never fails to provide me with a super protective slick lather leaving a good post shave feel. Superb stuff!.

It's a great shame that this humble stick is no longer on sale in the UK...I have seen two sticks on eBay UK going for £17.95p +£2.95p Economy Delivery...Sheer exploitation.!!!

The Katana & Euromax Platinum duo continued to cut through my stubble with effortless ease.

A Enjoyable 2 pass + pick ups close comfortable shave with no errors to report...Finishing the shave off with a small dollop of Wilko Men's Moisturiser.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

Stay safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.😎

Razor: Rockwell 6c (R6)
Blade: Kai
Brush: WildWestBrushWorks 26mm Timberwolf
Preshave: Cremo Bourbon Vanilla
Soap: Stirling Deton-8
Aftershave: 2 drops of hyaluronic acid (works just as good as any aftershave for me and my skin feels softer overall plus its scentless)
Fragrance: Stirling Deton-8 EDT
Razor: Blackland Vector Titanium
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Pro Touch MG (5)
Brush: Chisel and Hound Cenote / Shavemac 26mm D01 2-Band Silvertip (Bulb)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Seaworthy Lather Bowl - Abaco
Soap: Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre
Aftershave: Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre Splash and Balm



The Aussie Basshole
1) Great Britain: Brush Simpson Trafalgar T3.
2) USA: Shaving Soap OZ Shaving Tik Tok Tobacco and Coffee Shaving Soap.
3) Poland: Razor Gillette Blue 3 Disposable.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Australia: Aftershave Balm Ecopure Man Soothing Aftershave Balm.
6) USA: Cologne Jovan Musk Cologne.
SOTD - Tuesday 21 September 2021


  • Straight Razor: Koraat - 6/8 Full Hollow Ivory Snake Yuma
  • Shaving Brush: Declaration Grooming - The Jefferson Matte Unicorn Bone B7 - 28mm Fan (Finest Badger)
  • Shaving Cream: Fitjar Islands - Folgefonn
  • After-Shave Balm: Fitjar Islands - Folgefonn
20210919_184649-01-01.jpegSOTD #236/2021


Preshave: shower, frigid tap water
Brush: Semogue 1800
Soap: Mäurer & Wirtz ~ Tabac
Razor: Above The Tie OC S2-plate
Blade: vintage Polsilver Stainless (9)
Post shave: frigid tap water, Mäurer & Wirtz ~ Tabac ASL.

I love the Tallow Tabac Tuesdays...
Happy shaves!
Today is
21 September, 2021


Pre: Wash w/CeraVe bar
Lather: Noxzema Medicated goo
Razor: RR "Mamba 70"
Blade: Astra green
Post: GBS Alum bar
Balm: CeraVe Lotion
Frag: Caron "Yatagan"
Figured I'd break out a can of
ten-year-old Noxzema goo,
how it holds up.

Initial pass was good after I really
worked the stuff in. Second pass was
okay, but both suffered from a lack of
residual slickness. That is, I couldn't
just re-wet areas needing a touch-up,
but had to squirt some fresh goo on them.

Pretty much any traditional brush lather
would have left enough slickness to simply
rewet, rather than re-lather.

Final result was a good shave, save for
a weeper that required a styptic pencil.

So back into the cupboard the
Noxzema goes for another ten years.

Stay healthy,

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