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Discussion started by Mark1966, Dec 31, 2017.
Great photo, Rusty!
Friday 10th August
Xpec & Xerjoff Warda Al Oud Cream
Antica Barbieria Colla Boar
King Pelican 5000
Acqua Di Parma Serum
Xerjoff Warda Al Oud Attar
@RustyBlade playing with barbie dolls wet shaving again
Yeah yeah, lovely photo but really, no ones concerned here?! We gotcha back @RustyBlade and shall continue to monitor. ‘Muttering ...... Barbie, really! Why didn’t I think of that. OK, Big Teds coming out for an SOTD tomorrow!’
Not really a SOTD - but away for the weekend with Mrs Schoolforants and there was this complimentary shave kit at the resort..... curious about the cream, not so much the disposable.
It just gets better by the shave.
Hot towel for 2-3 minutes
Massage in a very small amount of my new pre-shave balm
Boar brush of course and one of my soap iterations. With such a small amount of balm there is no reduction in lather.
Invicta 6/8 nearly full hollow honed and finished with a 12k Naniwa and refined further with a Surgical Black Arkansas. This is a truly fantastic finishing regimen combing the feather laser like characteristic of the Naniwa with the buttery glide of the refined Arkansas edge. Super sharp and super smooth.
If anyone would like info on the preparation of Arkansas stones let me know.
I could easily claim BBS from 1 pass with cleanups but not wishing to be hauled before the shave police I will self moderate and claim a stellar DFS+++++
Enjoy the weekend guys.
Brush: Omega 011829
Razor: Merkur 37c
Blade: Personna Blue
Soap: Valobra Menthol
A/S: Malizia Uomo Vetyver
Bit of fun with my new cheapskate shave travel kit.
Razor: Yaqi chrome melleon DOC
Soap: Proraso Green
Got a surprisingly good shave, two passes and touch up for a DFS.
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Lavanille / Paladin PK-47 / Slim on #8 / Feather (2) / Chatillon Lux 'GLS' salve / ADP 'Oud'
Early shave this morning. Just a WTG and ATG as in a rush. Still a DFS
Brush: TSW 452 synth
Razor: Gillette New Long Open Comb
Blade: Nacet (1)
Soap: APR Fenchurch
A/S: APR Fenchurch
After all the discussion last week with @Pbgoose and @Blackie, I decided to pull out the Gillette New Long OC.
This is such a classy razor. Super well built. Very confident.
I got a super close shave and nothing (NOTHING!) mows through stubble like a NEW.
But, I'm sticking to my guns and maintaining that this is probably my most aggressive razor... It's the only razor I regularly nick myself with. Perhaps it's time to a less sharp blade? I dunno.
Love this razor. But I still haven't been able to totally tame it.
Why the Lego man? My 4yo is Lego obsessed. So, every night is Lego night in my house.
I'm getting weird issues with my images. It gives me even greater respect for all the other gents posting SOTDs.
Pre: Hot water
blade: Polsilver Super iridium
brush: Semogue 2000 boar
soap: Squadron Soaps "The Warden"
splash: Australian Private Reserve "Idoru"
I reckon this two Aussie products will be seen together more often. They are becoming good friends . I have no scent to compliment Idoru, but the good thing is that it last quite a lot so I don't need cologne/EdP
Timeless 0.95mm solid bar stainless head, iKon Bulldog II, Astra Superior Platinum
Mühle 35K256 XL Silvertip Fibre V2.0
Barrister & Mann Lavender Reserve
Epsilon Blue Mediterranean
Room temp. water spray, then towel dry
The stainless steel / smooth finish / solid bar 0.95mm Timeless arrived yesterday and feels a bit more aggressive than expected. Paired it with the iKon handle today (total 111.40gr.) so as to reduce the 3-piece set weight. Head originally came with two Timeless 100mm long handles.
In addition, the razor feels slightly less smooth than my Ti 0.95mm dual comb. Not that we were expecting it to be like the Ti version, however first impression falls slightly short of justifying expectations.
I am waiting on a beautiful Stork Ti handle which may weight-wise transform this set to what will suit my preferences. Will then give it some more shaves just to be certain.
Occams Original Pre Shave
AP Reserve Fenchurch
Pre: Pb Pre Shave Emulsion
Soap: Meissner Tremonia Moroccan Rhassoul
Brush: 26mm TF KBBB
Razor: Feather AS-D2
Blade: Feather (4 and out)
Post: Jojoba Oil
No show from Big Ted. Negotiations broke down with Big Ted's Manager,..something about not wanting to look like a hairless cat....
Semogue Boar, Mitchells Wool Fat, Bengall, Witch Hazel, Viet Cheap'n'smelly
A lovely shave on a mild morning.I bloomed the MWF for a few minutes,quickly loaded the brush and used that as a pre lather,then loaded for around a minute and worked the soap in the bowl,adding small amounts of water, for five minutes.Ended with a full and shiny foam that was pleasurable to shave with.I prefer to face lather first,then work the bowl but today wanted something different and enjoyed it but won't be making a habit of it.
Rockwell chrome R5 w/Polsilver
Absolutely cracking Satdee shave!
This brush is untreated/bleached and has softened up to be incredibly plush, without having that disgusting "gel tip" feel !!
The face feel is phenomenal. It's dense but has a beautiful splay that envelopes my face as I lather.
Dolomiti is my #1 soap scent of all time!! Just Brilliant!!
Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: M&F / Brad Forbes Finest Badger
Soap: Saponificio Varesino Manna Di Sicilia
Razor: Merkur Futur (2)
Blade: Vintage NOS Personna Super Platinum Chrome (6)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel / Myrsol Emulsion
Scent: Chatillon Lux Santal Auster
Very comfortable 3 pass shave. The Manna Di Sicilia scent is delightful. I am really warming to the design of this M&F brush. The loft is slightly shorter than I am used to, which provides additional backbone to the 26mm badger knot. This makes it particularly effective when loading from triple milled soaps such as SV. The tips are very soft, and hence face lathering and painting are a pleasure.
Relaxing Sat shave. Wouldn't want to rush a shave with the Dart, but when you take your time and make sure you have the correct angle of attack, delivers a comfortable close shave. I'm finding a much steeper angle better so far (handle parallel to face).