Shave of the Day Thread - 2019


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2018 Sabbatical
Feb 27, 2017
I think this is the first SOTD I have seen you post @RustyBlade. And what a pic!

What it the brush you have?
So clearly I don't post enough :LOL:
Thank you and I try sometimes when there is time.
Alpha T400 brush and adjustable like all the products in the SOTD to a varying degree ;)
Hit @Vlasta up for the info. Really great guy and very passionate. Email address for Alpha Brushes


King of 'Spoilers' 2019!
2018 Sabbatical Fail
Nov 30, 2017

Pretty easy shave to end the working week. The Rex demands the lightest touch and for me, a low setting of under 2 for a daily shave. Maybe even lower.

The other main thing I realised today, is that the Caties Bubbles has the measure of the D.R Harris soap in terms of slickness by some margin. One of the main reasons I was reluctant to use the Rex for some time was the shaves I was getting but can be put down to lather now.


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2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Apr 26, 2011
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Thater boar brush @Tony Forsyth P&C LE Platypus brush
Soap/Cream: APR Skye Fall shaving soap
Razor: Vintage Gillette NEW head on TSW Bren Handle
Blade: Gillette "Wilkinson Sword" blade (2)
Post-shave: APR Skye Fall splash
Fragrance: APR Skye Fall EDT

Second shave better than first with this blade

Very definitely made in China - but for the Indian market -

Oct 5, 2016
Shower - IGA Home Brand Pure Soap (Tallow and Made in Oz)
Rockwell 6S (2)
Personna Lab Blue (2)
Dove Beauty Bar
Omega 48
Re-lather and cold rinse

Well, that was a close shave. This blade is sharp but also rather harsh and hasn't really got better on the second use. Looking at the blade in the R2 plate, it gives a small blade gap but the blade exposure from the top cap appears excessive and I suspect this is the problem. When I get access back to my den I will give this blade a run in some of my mild razors as it might be perfect for them - the ones where no other blade I have tried could cut anything. I might also try a few different plates in the Rockwell to try and get the blade exposure down.


Multi-blade using heretic - burn the witch ...
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Mar 16, 2018
Pre: Warm water, Crew oil
Razor: RAW RS-10, Mild Plate
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk2
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Squadron Coronet Fougere
Post: Squadron Coronet Fougere splash