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SOTD, Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Shower at gym + glycerin soap face lather and rinse
Proraso White shave soap
Rudy Vey badger brush
Friedellko 5/8" "Saturday" straight razor
Cool washcloth rinse
Proraso White aftershave balm

NOCvember 2023
SV Saturday

Hello friends

Beautiful Saturday! Today I repeated SV Manna di Sicilia because I liked it so much. Greencult 2.0 plate IV, Perma-Sharp (2) and my good old Yardley Original Pure Badger gave me a great shave. I finished with the splendid Skin Bracer.

With us, in this magical moment, Frank.

Rating: 10

Have a nice weekend and great shaves.


Razor - H&S P076 Copper
Blade - Wizamet Super Iridium
Brush - Turn~N~Shave Cu Skew H7
Bowl - Captain’s Choice Heavy Gauge Copper
Soap - Hendrix Classics & Co Roasted

Very enjoyable shave this morning resulting in BBS. Copper is one of my favorite metals since it retains heat really well. I rinse the razor with hot water every few strokes, which keeps the blade and razor nice and hot as it glides on my face. This razor is smooth and efficient, with only a little burning on the neck when I used an alum block. I rarely use the same soap and brush two times in a row, but the scent of this Roasted soap is intoxicating and akin to walking into a coffee shop in the morning. The H7 knot from Turn~N~Shave is my favorite knot from them thus far. Soft, good backbone, and it spreads lather very efficiently. I keep the brush soaking in warm water as well between passes to keep the handle nice and warm (no hot water or knot glue can come undone).


The Baron of Bokeh

Sunday Shave 11.19.23
RAZOR: iKon ShaveCraft Tek, early 50s Gillette Tech plastic handle
BLADE: Gillette Nacet
BRUSH: Heritage Collection CMON 77-6 28mm Badger
LATHER: Barrister and Mann Nordost Omnibus Base
POST: Barrister and Mann Nordost Aftershave Splash

Sunday SOTD

Razor: Wilkinson Empire
Blade: Wilkinson Wedge (D2)
Brush: Semogue 2000
Bowl: Doug Smith 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Iced Cube 2.0
Pre-Shave Oil: Taconic Bay Rum
Shave Soap: Pyrate's Cove Bay Rum
Balm: Viking Soaps Bay Rum
Aftershave: Extro Bay Rum Artigianale
In today's shave, I use a Penworks silvertip badger brush. My Merkur Progress adjustable safety razor. For my blade, I used an Astra superior platinum. For cream, I used Proraso shave cream. As an aftershave splash, I used Stirling Soap Company "sharp dressed man." And I finished off with some Nivea sensitive skin post shave balm.


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Razor: Gillette English Flat Bottom Tech
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum (2nd use)
Brush: Omega 10810 Boar
Preshave: Proraso White
Cream: Arko Men Regular
Aftershave: Blue Stratos
Eau de Cologne: Pereja Lemon

Great shave today. I am relieved to say that I (or my lather) was indeed the problem, and that the BIC is not a dud (just quite sharp). The Arko produced a great lather, so I am sad that this tube is now empty, but I have a tube of the menthol version on the way to replace it. The Omega brush is breaking in fine, although I have to get used to the smaller size and the amount of cream/lather it can hold, and I'm definitely more comfortable with using boar than the badger of my last shave.


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1) United Kingdom: Brush Hawkins and Brimble Synthetic brush.
2) Germany: Shaving Cream Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Cream.
3) China: Razor King C Gillette DE razor.
4) Egypt: Razor Blade Crown Super Stainless.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Thailand: Aftershave Lotion Nivea Refreshing Facial Toner.
7) Germany: Aftershave Splash Nivea Men Sensitive Aftershave Splash.
8) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
9) Australia: Deodorant Nivea Men Deep Black Carbon Amazonia.

SOTD: 19th November 2023.


Shaving Recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Nivea Men Power 24H Fresh Effect Shower Gel.

Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
Simple Pure Bar Soap.
Brush: Semogue 1470.
Face Lather.
Lather: HWF Lanolin Shaving Soap (No.1) with Cedarwood & Patchouli.
Blade: Lord Silver Star. (D2)
Razor: EJ DE89.'kelvin.'

Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse. /Homemade (~Autumn/Winter mix~) peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./Cien Men Sensitive ASB + X-Bolt ASL.


Relaxing Sunday morning shave.

Over the past few weeks the EJ DE89 & Merkur 34C have excelled and gave me consistently good shaves, what more can I ask for...Both razors paired together with the Lord Silver Star blade makes a great duo.

Finishing the shave off a with a generous splash of Cien Men X-Bolt ASL.

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

Keep safe and enjoy your Sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

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