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

Tuesday 21 september

Prep : warm water
Brush : Omega Roma Collosseo
Soap : Tabac original
Razor : Parker adjustable injector
Blade : Schick injector
After shave : Tabac original

Tabac Tuesday
First shave with the Schick injector blade. Difference between day and night compared to the Taconic blades.
Razor: Blackland Vector Titanium
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Pro Touch MG (6)
Brush: Grizzly Bay Neptune Hurricane / Thäter 26mm 2-Band Silvertip (Bulb)
Bowl: Captain’s Choice Classic Lather Bowl - Rawhide
Soap: Murphy and McNeil Naid
Aftershave: Murphy and McNeil Naid Splash (Alcohol Free)



The Aussie Basshole
1) England: Brush Progress Vulfix mixed Badger and Boar.
2) Ireland: Soap Natural Ireland Seaweed Shaving Soap.
3) Poland: Razor Gillette Blue 3 Disposable.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Germany: Aftershave Balm L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Power Aftershave Balm Mountain Water.
6) Spain: Cologne Adidas Ice Dive Cologne.
Today is
22 September, 2021


Pre: Wash w/CeraVe bar
Lather: Stirling "Orange Chill"
Razor: RR "Mamba 70"
Blade: Astra green
Post: GBS Alum bar
Balm: CeraVe Lotion
Frag: Caron "LAnarchiste"
A bit out of season up here in
the northern hemisphere, but I
couldn't resist a bit of Stirling
"Orange Chill" . . . if only to
meet my vitamin C needs.

Just wonderful stuff. Wonderful!

Stay healthy,

Razor: Maggard SB Slant on a WCS BR 47 Handle
Blade: Israeli Personna (2)
Brush: WSP Black Badger, 21mm
Bowl: RazoRock Ceramic

Lather: Old Spice Fresh Lime Shaving Cream

Post: Humphrey's Citrus Witch Hazel,
Pitralon Classic Aftershave Splash

Have a great day everyone [emoji106]

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This morning was a bit gloomy. Today’s mug shave featured the Wade & Butcher 7/8. The three pass shave went well leaving your happy narrator acceptably smooth. A series of graduated pasted strops in the form of my Constroption continues to maintain stellar edges for me. There is definitely a sharpening effect, as I’ve noticed that a honed razor that won’t quite pass the styrofoam peanut test after finishing a touch up, will do so after a pass through the Constroption.

The dome shave was really excellent today. I sometimes forget that the inventor of the Autostrop and Probak razors, Henry Gaisman, spent 40 years perfecting his Autostrop design with the VC4, today’s dome shaver representing his final design. This razor never fails to deliver an absolutely superb noggin shave. The other Autostrops are great shavers as well, but there’s just something about this particular final model that checks all the boxes for me. Two ATG passes and I’m cool, clean, and very velveteen.

RAZOR: Wade & Butcher 7/8 (Mug), Valet Autostrop Model VC4 (Dome)
BLADE: Feather FAS-10. (18)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Royall Lyme AS/Cologne.
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Preshave: shower, frigid tap water
Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Stirling Soap ~ Frozen Tundra
Razor: Karve CB Stainless Steel SB-F
Blade: vintage Polsilver Stainless (10)
Post shave: frigid tap water, Pitralon Classic AS, Nivea Sensitive asb.

Two passes, dfs. My 10th shave with blade no. 4 was a rather mediocre one, since I experienced some tugging atg and ended up with a tad of irritation on my neck. I was in a rush this morning, so maybe I did not treat the lather well enough to provide perfect cushion and glide. Or blade no. 4 is fading. Maybe a combination of both. Onward to shave no. 11, though.

Happy shaves, y'all!
SOD Wednesday September 22, 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 (42)
Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
Blade: Astra Superior Stainless (2)
Razor: Gillette Styler
Post: Omega Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Lotion: Proraso Red Dopobarba
Balm: None

This blade felt smoother on the second shave. I'm very happy with the results.
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Hi everyone, I am honoured to join this community with you all, this is my first post and I'm 1 year into the wet-shaving experience. As a 26 year old living in the UK, I have found something which can keep me excited or motivated to survive during the week, before I never had such an excitement or regular hobby ever in my life. Your pictures and shave sets are so fun to look at, I am starting to get addicted haha, it inspired me to take a photo of my current signature set-up in my first post, thanks for reading :)

Signature Shave:

Razor - Merkur 34C HD
Blade - Astra SP
Brush - Wilkinson Sword
Lather - Dove Original Beauty Cream Bar
AS - Alum + Nivea Soft Cream


Protective Leather Blade Sleeve - Parker
Ceramic Bowl & Cotton Towel - Tesco's Fox & Ivy
Plastic Soap Case - Wilko
Welcome. Nice photo and setup.
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Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap
Ethos Unscented
Omega Evo 28 mm Syn.
Captain’s Choice Copper
Wolfman SS SB 1.05
Personna Lab
Thayers WH & Neutrogena Triple Protect
Jimmy Choo Man Intense
Yesterday I received a new brush I had ordered: an Omega Evo 28 mm syn. I thought I would try it out today. The brush is quite soft and is very dense. I will try it again on Thursday and have more comments. Since this is Wednesday, the Wolfman comes out. The blade is a fresh Personna Lab. A nice, BBS shave. Have a good one, gents.
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Razor: Razorock Eco
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum
Brush: Simpson Emperor 3 Super Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Long Rifle Bay Rhum
Aftershave: Long Rifle Bay Rhum Shave Tonic
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
Very nice razor, black & gold are excellent match and the handle looks almost like a Darwin type.
DE SOTD, September 22nd 2021

Razor: Razor rock 2nd Gen Lupo.72- Mfg 2021> excellent mid range, excellent design, easy under the nose, carefree type of shave.
Blade: Polsilver SI (1) great blade, Sharp & smooth. I always cork once to smooth the hard coating Iridium presents.
Soap: Gillette Pure cream- nice scent (fresh) excellent lather qualities. I always like mixing it in with remnants of soap in bowl.
Brush: Yaqi Dandelion 24 mm Cashmere knot- excellent lather creator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, gentle scrubber, great lather painter.
Pre shave: Brush(24mm Cashmere)wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on cleaned beard area.
Prep: cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
Post shave: Razorock XXX with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer balm(great stuff + Scentless).
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= :a17:Excellent shave with RR Lupo.72 + a Polsilver Super iridium blade.
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Have some great shaves!
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