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“SOTD - New Gear Theme Week” DECEMBER 13th - DECEMBER 19th, 2021

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SOTD SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 2021

The new Kravchenko 7/8 delivered a much closer shave than I realized yesterday. There wasn’t much facial stubble this morning. One and a half ATG passes pretty much cleared the decks. The new razor feels really good in hand. The pinch grip is just the ticket for these old arthritic fingers. The shave angle seems a smidge steeper, but I certainly can’t complain about the edge Yurii built. I could have easily gotten away without stropping after yesterday’s mug shave. The razor sailed through the styrofoam peanut test as easily after the shave as it did before, but maintenance is maintenance, so I stropped it anyway, and as my friend, Hans says, was left “smooth as a peach” afterwards.

There is one safety razor in my den that hasn’t seen any use for almost two years, my French Spadson. This razor was designed with a mild side and an aggressive side. I’ve always struggled with this razor, and discovered that the issue was its handle. This morning I switched out the Spadson handle for a Famex handle, and realized that the old handle never closed sufficiently to clamp the blade. I used to describe the razor as “assaultive”, not aggressive, but now realize I’d been shaving with an insufficiently clamped head. The two ATG noggin passes this morning were a breeze with the head properly sealed, leaving me cool, clean and velveteen from shoulders to dome.

RAZOR: Kravchenko 7/8 (Mug), French Spadson (Dome)
BLADE: Feather DE (Dome)
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Krampert’s Frostbite AS Splash.
 
17 December
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Ash Wood 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mitchell's Wool Fat
Razor/Blade:- EJDE89 with MR11 Bulldog Handle / Gillette Nacet #3
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- Burberry Summer for Men 2013


19 December
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Cherry Wood 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mitchell's Wool Fat
Razor/Blade:- EJDE89 with MR11 Bulldog Handle / Gillette Nacet #4
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- Burberry Summer for Men 2013


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SOD Sunday December 19, 2021
Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
Bowl: Fendrihan
Pre shave: None
Lather: Proraso Blue (29)
Razor: Henson AL13 Mild
Face WTG-XTG-ATG
Head WTG:XTG-ATG
Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux (1)
Razor: Gillette Styler
Post: Omega Alum Block
Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
Lotion: None
Balm: Proraso Blue Dopobarba
Have a great day!

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12/19/21 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Speakeasy Argan Oil Body Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Briar Conditioning Shampoo Puck - A True Fall Classic
Phoenix Shaving 2021 Advent Shaving Soap #6 Lime Ginger Tea Tree
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Solar Flare - 24mm Nexus Hybrid Synth Brush based on the Erskine K-250
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Grackle DOC Razor
Phoenix Shaving Platinum Strangelet Super Sharps Double Edge Blades - 2nd Shave
Lancaster Razor Works Tangerine Orange Black Sheep Shaving Towel
Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block with Rubber Grip Band
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Lavender Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Phoenix Shaving 2021 Advent Aftershave #6 Lime Ginger Tea Tree
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Epic 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Serum
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements St Martin's Land Natural Deodorant - Sport Strength

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Sat 18 SR 100th SOTD (Major issues posting or reading due to limited Internet onsite so will not be posting much) Let me take the opportunity to wish all members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Soap Yaqi Lemon Lime Cedarwood
Brush Yaqi 24mm Mojito 2 Band Badger
Razor Feather Clone Kamisori
Blade Feather ProGuard 5th Use
Aftershaves Stirling Witchhazel Wintergreen + Yaqi Lemon Lime Cedarwood Splash.
Quite a nice soap afterall. Light pleasant scent but a real cooling, thickly creamy & slick lather...
Technically my 100th SR shave but this may not count since it's so very enjoyable easy shave with the razor/blade pairing. Silky smooth, effortless efficiency in 3passes without issues for a bbs finish. Aftershaves were awesomely cold...
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Enjoy your input here @Chard52142, I'm also having issues here also in Canada. I have to just have to touch my wireless icon and just touch the screen seems to reconnect. Every one is on the internet now a days and it's getting bogged down no doubt.
The closer to the source the better not doubt. Have a great Christmas and all the best in the New year.
 
No photo today: my main computer needs a repair. So, here is what the shave was today.
  • Wash face with Neutrogena Liquid facial soap.
  • Soap: Klar Seifen
  • Brush: Bigelow Silvertip Super
  • Mug: Captain Choice Copper
  • Razor: Gillette Red Tip
  • Blade: Astra SP for the third shave
  • Aftershave: Thayers WH and Neutrogena Triple Protect
  • Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent.
 
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SOTD #297/2021
20-12-2021

>> DecemBOAR, day 19 <<

Preshave: shower, frigid tap water
Brush: Semogue Owners Club Premium Boar
Soap: Maggards ~ Mango Sage Tea
Razor: Razorock German 37 Slant
Blade: Polsilver Stainless (8)
Post shave: frigid tap water, Nivea Sensitive asb.

It's been a rather uneventful shave. Regularly, I get the best results with the SOC boar if I overload the knot. That's what I did today - and so the brush whipped up a large amount of cushiony lather like nobody's business.

2 passes with some additional buffing on the neck made my entire face almost feel BBS. Unfortunately, I cought some minor redness on my neck. I'm not sure if I had applied too much pressure - or if the sharpness of the blade just has faded and caused the irritation. But overall , it's been a relaxing Sunday shave, though.

Have a great Sunday, y'all!
 
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Hey, thanks!

Sun 19 SOTD (Managed to snag some good connection today - albeit still very slow)
Cream Omega Eucalyptus
Brush Yaqi 26mm Rainbow
Razor Gillette Red Tip A3
Blade SilverStar Super Stainless 2nd
Aftershaves Stirling Witchhazel Wintergreen + Yaqi PinaColada Chillers Splash
Really a beautiful scent from this cream! It is my first ever shave cream/soap...
The lather qualities are just superb...so thickly creamy and so very slick...
An excellent shave with the razor paired with the blade + a shim. Smooth and efficient in 3passes for a mostly bbs finish. Aftershaves were terrific.
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@Chard52142 - try and keep your lather swirls coming, and have a wonderful holiday and a great time!

SUNDAY 12/19 SOTD, a fine DFS on a two-day beard with easy two-passes, a bit of cleanup resulted in great shave:

Pre-shave: just a shower
Razor: Maxwell June Twinned DE
Blade: Gillette 7 O'clock Green, Russian (3)-
Soap: A&E Chasing the Dragon
Brush: a newish Omega Boar
Post-shave: cool rinse, and then some Chasing the Dragon AS, lots of aloe in this splash, but not sticky

Have a great week!

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