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🪒 🪒 🪒 SOTD - “Vintage Shaving Gear Week” April 22nd-28th, 2024 🪒 🪒 🪒

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Razor: Shake-Sharp Mk. I, V1
Blade: Gillette Platinum
Brush: Simpson Emperor 3 Super Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White Pre-Shave Cream
Lather: Long Rifle Brown Bess
Aftershave: Long Rifle Brown Bess Shave Tonic
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Nivea Post Shave Balm

Wednesday SOTD

Razor: Occam Closed Comb
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (D3)
Brush: Heritage Collection Ever-Ready 3-Step 26mm
Bowl: Symmetrical Pottery
Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Ice Cube 2
Pre-Shave Oil: Stirling Island Man
Shave Soap: Meißner Tremonia Dark Limes
Balm: C&E West Indian Lime
Aftershave: Avon Island Lime

Brush: Shavemac "Kleiner Bayer" Silvertip D01 2-Band 14/42 🇩🇪
Soap: Clubman 🇺🇸
Razor: Gillette Flat Bottom Tech GT 🇬🇧🇺🇸
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Black (4) 🇮🇳
ASL: Clubman 🇺🇸

A superb shave. :biggrin:
What a great team! It's no surprise to me that the FBT is my top favorite SB razor. :w00t:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Pre-Shave: Warm water splash / YBN Glycerin
Razor: Mühle R89 DSC Destroyer handle
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2)
Brush: Arno Classic #12, Gen5 synthetic
Bowl: DSC scuttle
Soap: Barrister & Mann - Seville (sample)
A/S: 4711 Original Eau De Cologne
Aftercare: Thayers Witch Hazel Unscented / Aloe Vera Gel
EdP: Creed - Himalaya

This was a much better shave than on Monday. The GSB blade performed amazingly good in the R89 with the Destroyer handle. This was a nice 2 pass (WTG) CCS+. Not yet in the DFS league but very close. No nicks, irritation or weepers.

I love B&M's Seville shaving soap. In combination with the synthetic Arno brush, a few splashes of water and a dab of YBN Glycerin/olive oil in the lather I had a full scuttle of slick and creamy lather in no time. A splash of water in the scuttle for the second pass and the bowl was full again. The addition of Glycerin to the lather works wonders. I think I read somewhere here that this approach may be considered Uber-Lather.

4711 is a great post shave product and even though it is a Cologne it doesn't hang around for a long time. It just stings a bit more when applying. I may at some point try out 4711 Aftershave Lotion, but as I have an aftershave from Japan coming in the next few days, I might just hold back for a while.

Aftercare was Thayers Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera Gel for hydration. The final touch of today's shave was Creed Himalaya which indeed gets better over time.


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1) Portugal: Brush Semogue Galahad Boar.
2) Italy: Shaving Soap Proraso Red Tub.
3) USA: Razor Gillette NDC Gold Ball End Tech.
4) China: Razor Blade London Bridge Super Stainless.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Power Mountain Water.
7) Spain: EDT Adidas Ice Dive.
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Face wash with Cera Ve Face Soap
Vintage Williams
Paladin Chief
Captains Choice Copper
Karve SB
Thayers WH & Duke Cannon ASB
Mont Blanc
This is the fourth excellent shave with the Karve SB razor and a Wizamet blade. At first, I was not a fan of the Karve Bradley razor. I did not find it as smooth as my other razors. However, once I began to use a steeper angle and took my time shaving the results were excellent. Today’s brush was a “big boy,” the Paladin Chief. This was the 119th shave with the Williams soap. A perfect shave. Have a wonderful day, folks.
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