Shave of the Day Thread - 2019

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2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Apr 26, 2011
Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: Tony Forysth P&C LE Platypus shaving brush
Soap/Cream: The one, the only, ARKO! shaving soap
Razor: Vintage NEW head (replated) on TSW Bren handle
Blade: Personna 'Lab Blue' (4)
Post-shave: Mysrol Antesol aftershave splash
Fragrance: Penhaligon's Halfeti

It is great to see the ARKO! love growing already ...



King of 'Spoilers' 2019!
2018 Sabbatical Fail
Nov 30, 2017
Pre - shower and Proraso pre-shave cream
Brush - Yaqi Timber Wolf synthetic
Soap - Uncle Jon's Tahitian Dream
Razor - Rockwell 6S (3)
Blade - Gillette Vintage Spoiler (6)
Post - APR Passione splash

This blade is going gangbusters. Its super smooth with not a trace of blood nor irritation today.
The lather was again top quality, and after weighing the tub last night, i'm averaging 5g per shave. It's doing wonders for my usage (y) Some might say this is high and borderline wastage, but i don't care as its giving me fantastic shaves, which is the most important thing, not saving soap for the next 30 years...
Jul 4, 2018
Merthyr Tydfil South Wales
Hi Jamie, how do you rate your Heljestrand?
Bruce, the MK32 it's one of the very classic straight razors, with beautiful Ivory scales, the MK 32 is just perfect a full hollow 6/8 I have an MK31 a 5/8 and the MK30 a 4/8, there's a noticeable difference between them in weight and size, many users love the MK31 I find it a little bit to small for my tastes.


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Jan 19, 2016
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date: 07 February 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Arko (4 shaving sticks grated into a 250ml plastic tub)
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor/Blade:- PAA Starling SE v2.0 (Close Comb) / GEM Personna SS PTFE Coated #2
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- L'Eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme
Oct 5, 2016
Merkur 1904
Personna Lab blue (3)
Omega 48
Re-lather and cold rinse

Same again. Very close to BBS but not quite there. I'm just going to let one of my problem areas heal right up with this regime, which seems to be helping it, before I go chasing BBS again... The Arko is still giving me just a very faint heat / sensation / tingling / whatever that I can't place. Probably a minor reaction to a minor ingredient. I could certainly live with it long term but I don't have to so will probably park this up at some point in my search for a "forever" soap. I'm trying to simplify my life and my collection of soaps and creams isn't helping...


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2018 Sabbatical Fail
Aug 23, 2012
KarveD w/Polsilver
TurnNshave "full moon" silvertip synth
Pbgoose - The Green Mac
Gaia ASB

Absolutely wonderful BBS shave!
Pbgoose soap really generates perfect lather fast. It's very easy to work with.
I did overload as the soap is very soft so I had to add a lot of water.

The brush is probably the most underrated synthetic knot I know of.
It's right up there in my favorites and yet it's hardly ever talked about.



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2018 Charity Auction Winner
Mar 16, 2018
Pre: Hot towel, Crew oil
Razor: Timeless, S/S, 0.68 Scalloped base plate
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk2
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Florian
Post: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Florian Splash

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