Shave of the Day Thread - 2021

Joined
Nov 8, 2019
Location
Gold Coast


Brush: Maggard 24mm SHD two band badger
Razor: Above The Tie Windsor Pro SB90
Blade: Feather (2)
Lather: Declaration Grooming/Chatillon Lux - Weinstrasse
Post: Nivea Sensitive Balm

Finally a glimpse of blue sky this morning. I have a few new soaps to try out this week, first one out is Weinstrasse. I liked the scent, it has nice spring/summer feel to it.


 
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Razor Burn

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Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Location
Canberra
Brush: Proraso Omega 28mm Boar
Razor: Muhle Rocca V4 R94
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow (2)
Pre: Shower
Soap: Tabula Rasa Dezember
Post: Byron Bay Medicinal Herbs Dragons Blood Beauty Serum + The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30 ml // Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm
WTG, Touchups = DFS+

Same setup and awesome results...

Stay Safe & Happy Shaves!
 

rhodes96

Sabbatical? Unbearable ...
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Joined
Dec 11, 2019
Location
In Transit
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: DSC - 26mm SHD Geltip Manchurian
Soap/Cream: A&E - Tibetian Temple
Razor: Karve CB - SS SB (F)
Blade: Personna Patinum (6)
Post-shave: A&E - Tibetian Temple AS spash / A&E skin food nourshing cream

2 pass WTG daily shave = DFS+. Another nice shave. Great paring of razor and blade to note.
 

rhodes96

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Joined
Dec 11, 2019
Location
In Transit
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Fedrihan - 24mm synthetic
Soap/Cream: Grooming Department - Aion
Razor: Razorock - Lupo 95
Blade: Bic - Chrome Platinum
Post-shave: Oleo/Chicago Grooming - Wayoh AS splash / A&E skin food nourishing cream

2 pass WTG daily shave = DFS+. Another nice shave. Catching up on my sotd posts.
Joe from Italian Barbers suggestion of the UFO handle with the Lupo was spot on, fantastic shaves so far.
 

Gargravarr

Our resident snake charmer
Joined
Jun 13, 2020
Location
Tasmania


Pre-shave: Hot water, Pears soap
Brush: Forgotten Art "Tarkine" 26mm Tuxedo
Soap/Cream: Noble Otter Two Kings
Razor: Razorock Hawk V3
Blade: Chinese No-name from Yaqi Shaving
Post-shave: Homebrew moisturiser, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+

I'm always surprised when these blades shave as well as they do. They're a better match for this razor than the Vector, not sure why. Incidentally, I have a superfluity of them, so if anyone wants to try a few, just hit me up.
 

Mark1966

Canberra dwelling Happy Clapping Bean Counter
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Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Simpson brush
Soap/Cream: Henri et Victoria Cognac & Cuban Cigars soap
Razor: Vintage Gillette rhodium replated L1 Slim Adjustable (5)
Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Stainless (2)
Post-shave: Henri et Victoria Cognac & Cuban Cigars balm / splash
Fragrance: N/A

 

TomG

Gentleman Shaver from WA ...
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Joined
May 22, 2016
Location
Perth
@TomG which is your favourite Bay Rum shaving soaps? There's so many on the market.
G'day Speedmaster. I only have one Bay Rum soap - Stirling, which I find great. For some reason, when I think Bay Rum, I think aftershave rather than soap - I have at least half a dozen Bay Rum aftershaves.
Happy to hear soap recommendations.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2018
Location
Australia
Pre: Shower
Razor: Rocca R95
Blade: Feather
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Mew Brown
Soap: MdC Rose
Post: WK Chypre Rose Concerto Splash

Did not intend or want to use a feather again in a Rocca after one experience but had to this morning due to having no other blades in my shaving bag. Reluctantly loaded the feather only to be amazed with the results. The Rocca retained its smooth feeling but upped the efficiency a notch or two

What a shave!! so glad I ‘stuffed up’

 

Gargravarr

Our resident snake charmer
Joined
Jun 13, 2020
Location
Tasmania
Edit: forgot the picture... :facepalm::banghead:


Pre-shave: Hot water, Pears soap
Brush: Forgotten Art "Tarkine" 26mm Tuxedo
Soap/Cream: APR Velours Noir sample ((y)@Wilkshire13)
Razor: Razorock Hawk V3
Blade: Schick Proline
Post-shave: Homebrew moisturiser, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+

Last time I used a Proline in the Hawk, I dismissed it as "subdued". Today, that was what I wanted, and it was a perfect choice.

APR has copped a fairly comprehensive bagging from me at times over lack of availability in Australia. It occurs to me that I might be being a bit unfair (but only a little ;)) in so far as they left distribution in the hands of Beard&Blade who are notoriously poor at maintaining stock levels. B&B can have a comprehensive bagging all of its own another time. :D Suffice to say, it's academic since I'm not buying anything at the moment.

This soap is lovely: an easy and quick smooth lather with a scent that is subtle and not so in-your-face as the cruder offerings from (say) Stirling or B&M. This really does smell like new velvet, though I can't say black smells different from any other colour. It exudes quality, and is obviously the work of a perfumer who knows what he's doing.
 

SpeedyPC

NEEDS more soaps ...
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2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Ash Wood 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter ~ Orbit
Razor/Blade:- Muhle Rocca R94 / Wizamet SI #2
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
 
Joined
Jun 1, 2018
Location
Victoria


Razor: Rockwell 6S (R5)
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow
Brush: The Stray Whisker Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Post: Proraso Red Aftershave Lotion

First time trying this classic soap and wow! Never had such ease lathering a soap, and the slickness was all there throughout. I seem to be one of the few who neither love nor hate the scent; I find it okay, and you forget about it during the shave anyway. Certainly a keeper.
 
Joined
Aug 6, 2019
Location
Otford, NSW


Pre-shave:- 60 Km bike ride, hot shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Fine Accoutrements
Brush:- Semogue 1305 Boar
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter BarrBarr
Razor:- Karve Brass CB SB-F
Blade:- Polsilver SI (1)
Post/After-shave:- 'The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid, RR Emperor splash
Fragrance:- Armaf Club de Nuit Intense

First shave with the SB-F plate; a 36 hour growth which might have been better served by sticking with the OC-D but that was never going to happen! First impressions were that it felt a lot like the Blackbird, plenty of blade forward feel but the gap was front and centre as well. On the second pass it really started to shine and I was able to get those difficult areas where the GC 84p has to give up. Looking forward to trying it with a 24 hour growth as I imagine the gap will not be as noticeable as on the first pass today. The NO is terrific as always. DFS+.
 

SpeedyPC

NEEDS more soaps ...
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2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving


Razor: Rockwell 6S (R5)
Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow
Brush: The Stray Whisker Synthetic
Soap: Tabac
Post: Proraso Red Aftershave Lotion

First time trying this classic soap and wow! Never had such ease lathering a soap, and the slickness was all there throughout. I seem to be one of the few who neither love nor hate the scent; I find it okay, and you forget about it during the shave anyway. Certainly a keeper.
Don’t forget to give the old swag a big kiss for keeping your Tabac

 
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