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What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

Friday morning shave

Razor: Dorko
Brush: Boar
Soap: Speick shave stick
Post: Clubman

Just a fine shave this morning. Speick has left my skin feeling very nourished post shave, although I still didn’t dial in the slickness on my first pass. I’m amazed at how little product is needed to produce copious amounts of quality lather. A very close comfortable shave. Clubman Friday all day! 4960E657-E6D0-4383-907D-B1AF51EB3836.jpeg



Razor: Gillette The New Short Comb
Blade: Gillette King C. Gillette Platinum
Brush: Frank Shaving G4 Synthetic striped handle
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Essence of Scotland Malt N Myrtle
Aftershave: Pinaud Whiskey Woods
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
Rating Ten
Pre Shave: Warm Shower and Glycerin Soap Face Wash
Razor: Brass Karve SB B plate
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome
Brush: Zenith Manchurian 506A
Soap: Stirling Baker Street
Post Shave: Cold Water Rinse, Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, Proraso Red AS
Rating: 9.8/10 Excellent BBS Two Pass Shave. No weepers, irritation or cuts.
RR German 37 Slant w/HD handle - Max HD
Astra SS blade
Zenith B03-A26 boar brush
365 glycerin soap wash
RR Santa Maria del Fiore soap
Dickinson's witch hazel
RR Santa Maria del Fiore splash

Clean, close shave; BBS

  • Santa Maria del Fiore has a really gorgeous tobacco vanilla scent
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My Friday Morning Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Two-and-a-half pass shave: WTG, ATG/XTG​
Razor: Merkur Progress 510 @ Level 3​
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (3)​
Pre-Shave Cream: Proraso Red, Sandalwood & Shea Butter​
Brush: Rudy Vey B&B Group Buy 2020 Green #23/30 w/ Shavemac Finest 22mm​
Soap: Proraso Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin​
Aftershave: Proraso Blue Balm, Aloe and Vitamin E​

Rating: 8.8/10 A very close shave! One nick. Minor irritation.
After a warm shower, and some Lucky Tiger Face Wash, I broke into my newly arrived Oaken Labs - Sanctum soap. This is my first experience with a nice, tallow-based soap, and it isn't difficult to understand the appeal. Since I was trying the soap for the first time, I skipped the pre-shave treatment, and had nary a problem, even with my relatively sensitive skin. Shave was with a Merkur 23C, and an Astra SP on its second use. Finished with the matching AS, and everything is fine like wine. The dusty floral and low wood notes are haunting and wonderful.

Within my still novice skill-range, this was a perfect shave. 10/10.
Preshave: Hot shower and Phytomer Global Pur gel
Soap: A&E Club Baccara (K2 version)
Brush: Maggard 24mm synthetic
Razor: H&S NO75 SS with aluminum base
Blade: Bic chrome platinum
Aftershave: A&E Club Baccara.

Fabulous shave. Glass smooth. Not a nick, not an irritation. And the scent -- well, it sure has been lingering on me. I'll give the shave 9.5+ 2020.10.23 - SOTD Baccara H&S.jpeg
Pre: Hot Shower
Soap: A&E/The Club-Club Baccara (bowl lathered in Captains Choice copper)
Brush: Simpson 58 in Best
Razor: Karve D plate
Blade: 3rd use Polsilver SI
Post: Club Baccara AS/Nivea Sensitive

Shave: Overall, 9/10 with 3 pass shave with no weepers or new irritation. Loving this soap
Sat 24 OCtober#19 SOTD
Soap Catie's Bubbles Le Piment DE la Vie
Brush DS Cosmetics 26mm Badger
Razor Gillette 1920 Single Ring
Blade Tatra Platinum 3rd
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Really enjoyed this soap. Love the scent and lather performance is good too.
Shave with the razor paired with this blade was excellent. Not many blades can pair well with the razor. The Tatra is one of my top blade! Sharpish yet smooth and comfortable for 3passes without issues. Mostly bbs to dfs. With excellent post & aftershave...
Rating 9.8/10
Daily Shave: 24 October 2020

Dial Liquid Soap face wash
Viking ‘uber’ lather using rain water
Omega 11126
Gillette Nacet / Blade #4 / Shave #3
2 (WTG & ATG)
Witch Hazel wipe down / Pinaud Clubman A/S
10.0 BBS Like yesterday, a near perfect shave to start the day with. No nicks, weepers, or stubble—after minimal buffing.
Saturday morning 48-hour beard shave:

Hoffritz Slant/Personna blade (4)

Mix of Tabac in stick form and Trumper's Almond Cream

APShaveCo synthetic tuxedo brush

Clubman SR aftershave, Assured lotion, Clubman powder

Luxurious shave this morning. Shower, a little Trumper's Almond as a pre-shave. Then I applied the Tabac stick, face-lathered, added a little more Trumper's, and the razor and I were off to the races. Pass 1, WTG; pass 2, ATG; pass 3, throat only, XTG, plus a bit of cleanup. No irritation or nicks, a clean smooth face that somehow feels like it's been massaged. Verdict: 9.8.
Razor: Blackland Blackbird sb
Blade: Ladas (1)
Brush: Yaqi synthetic 28mm
Soap: Tabac
Post: Nivea sensitive balm
Rating: 10

An excellent bbs shave this morning and nick free with zero irritation. The ladas blade worked very well in the Blackbird and of all the blades I’ve tried in it so far this is one of my favourites.
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