Shave of the Day Thread - 2020

Razor Burn

President of the TF Custom Brushes Fan Club
Grand Society
Da Menth Heads
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Location
Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: @Tony Forsyth LE 2019 Charity Auction shaving brush
Soap/Cream: Santa Maria Novella Crema da Barba shaving soap
Razor: Muhle Rocca Birch Bark Handle
Blade: Polsiver 'Brown' (1)
Post-shave: Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano splash
Fragrance: Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano EDC

Trying to copy all the cool kids with their Roccas BUT ...

... MINE IS COOLER!

(Just get the birch bark @Blackie ...)

 

Gargravarr

... would like a banner or two
Joined
Jun 13, 2020
Location
Tasmania


Pre-shave: Hot water
Brush: Yaqi 26mm Rainbow Pony
Soap/Cream: Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
Razor: Blackland Vector
Blade: Feather Pro Super (2)
Post-shave: Shower

The CF is the same one that I reclaimed from the BST a week or so ago. Some people on "that other forum" seem to get a bit sniffy about this soap. Maybe because it's badly named. It's really a croap, and best used as such: just load up liberally off the top of the puck same as you would for a much harder soap, then lather and hydrate as you go, and that way it stands comparison with any of the more "modern" soaps. The scent is fantastic, its only rival is Mystic Waters Jeff's Lavender. I'm currently out of that, but 3 more are on the way...

Some of you might have gathered by now that I am an unabashed lavender-head... :p
 

Holiday

from Lanolin
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Feb 7, 2019
Location
Darwin
#Str8ShavSatday

Pre-shave: Shower
Brush: DC Blades custom P&C TKM 2020 hand turned resin brush handle with 24mm silver tip badger bulb knot
Cream: Simpsons - Lavender & Vetivert Luxury Shaving Cream
Str8:- DC Blades 8/8” P&C TKM 2020 straight razor custom resin wedgeless scales, brass bullseye washers & pins.
Aftershave:- Stirling WHAM

 
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SpeedyPC

Active Grasshopper (with LOTS of soaps)
Grand Society
2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 17 October 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Maseto Beehive 'Horn' Tuxedo Synth. 26/54mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mike’s Natural ~ Lime
Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6S-R4 / Gillette Nacet #11
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (25 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
 

Mark1966

Canberra dwelling Happy Clapping Bean Counter
Staff member
Site Moderator
Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: @Tony Forsyth LE 2019 Charity Auction shaving brush
Soap/Cream: Santa Maria Novella Crema da Barba shaving soap
Razor: Muhle Rocca Birch Bark Handle
Blade: Polsiver 'Brown' (2)
Post-shave: Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano splash
Fragrance: Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano EDC

Just as good the second day ...

 

rhodes96

... on sabbatical until the end of 2025? Really?
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Dec 11, 2019
Location
Currently Australia
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Yaqi - Moka 24mm synthetic
Soap/Cream: Stirling - Executive Man
Razor: Edwin Jagger - 3one6
Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium (4)
Post-shave: Fine - Platinum AS / Stirling - Executive Man PS Balm

2 Pass WTG + touchups = DFS+. Another nice shave, the wizamets are a very nice blade in the 3one6.
 

Pbgoose

Active Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2017
Location
Dubbo

Soap: Pb The Blue Tansy
Brush: 26mm TF HMW
Razor: Wunderbar
Blade: Wizament Polsilver (1)
AS: Barrister's Reserve - Spice
Lovely shave this morning. Have had a headache for three days:sick: and I find The Blue Tansy very therapeutic and soothing. The Wunderbar combined with the Wizamet was wealy wonderful. :)
@Razor Burn , I'd be concerned how you're going to live without yours except you're very happy with your new razors.
 

Razor Burn

President of the TF Custom Brushes Fan Club
Grand Society
Da Menth Heads
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Location
Canberra

Soap: Pb The Blue Tansy
Brush: 26mm TF HMW
Razor: Wunderbar
Blade: Wizament Polsilver (1)
AS: Barrister's Reserve - Spice
Lovely shave this morning. Have had a headache for three days:sick: and I find The Blue Tansy very therapeutic and soothing. The Wunderbar combined with the Wizamet was wealy wonderful. :)
@Razor Burn , I'd be concerned how you're going to live without yours except you're very happy with your new razors.
Hard to argue @Pbgoose as I'm saddened to see the Wunderbar go as its by far the best slant I've yet to try but I needed to make some room for the recent additions. Its a well machined razor with good efficiency whilst still offering a smooth shave. :(

Love the photo and that brush is a real looker! :love:
 

Razor Burn

President of the TF Custom Brushes Fan Club
Grand Society
Da Menth Heads
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Location
Canberra

Brush: Yaqi 30mm tuxedo
Head: Headblade Moto
Razor: Muhle R41
Blade: Wizamet Super Iridiums (3)
Soap: Squadron Soap's The Warden
Pre: Shower + PAA Prickly Pear mentholated pre-shave soap
Post: Squadron Soap's The Warden splash // TSW After Balm
WTG, XTG, ATG = BBS

Had a few days growth so decided I'd shave the dome & face. I let the Rocca have a rest and brought out the beastly R41 and barring the odd nick, the shave was super smooth and very close. I did have to take my time but the finishing result was extremely rewarding... Happy shaves!
 

Gargravarr

... would like a banner or two
Joined
Jun 13, 2020
Location
Tasmania
Pre-shave:- Hot towel
Bowl/Scuttle:- DIY Blue bowl
Brush:- 26mm Yaqi barber
Soap/Cream:- Proraso
Razor:- Fredrick Reynolds
Post shave:- Weleda After Shave Balm
Aftershave:- Myrsol Agua De Lemon
I've been admiring that bowl for a long time. If you got it for $12, you got a fine deal. Now only available for $106 shipped. Fantastic glaze.
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2018
Location
SYDNEY
I've been admiring that bowl for a long time. If you got it for $12, you got a fine deal. Now only available for $106 shipped. Fantastic glaze.
Yeah I grabbed it after seeing a few repurposed bowls here. I just combed the listings for a week or two. This one had been passed in multiple times even at $12. It’s a great size, deep and the triskelion gives me something to lather against.
 

Mark1966

Canberra dwelling Happy Clapping Bean Counter
Staff member
Site Moderator
Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
2019 Charity Auction Winner
2020 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Simpson shaving brush
Soap/Cream: Chatillon Lux Unconditional Surrender shaving soap
Razor: Muhle Rocca Birch Bark Handle
Blade: Polsiver 'Brown' (3)
Post-shave: Chatillon Lux Unconditional Surrender splash
Fragrance: Chatillon Lux Unconditional Surrender EDP

Such a great start to the week

 
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