Shave of the Day Thread - 2019

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Nov 14, 2014

Pre-Shave: Kiss my Face Olive Oil Soap, cold water
Razor: B&R Adjustable (2/1)
Blade: Ladas (1)
Brush: Paladin Sumo Lapis
Lather: Jabonman Lavender from 2019 Paste & Cut Meet-Up Sample Box
Post-Shave: Alum, Thayers Original Alcohol Free Witch Hazel, South Australian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil​

I can't believe it has taken me so long to finally try a Jabonman soap. The sample came very generously donated from the 2019 Paste & Cut Meet-Up Sample box. It didn't say if it is the tallow or vegan version, but judging from the nice lather and the ease of lathering, I would guess vegan. The scent reminded me very much of Mike's Hungarian Lavender - all in all a lovely shave.

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday (y)


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Jun 25, 2018
Bunbury, Western Australia
Pre-shave: Shower, Glycerine
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Tuxedo
Soap/Cream: Arko
Razor: Rockwell 6C, Ikon Bamboo Handle (3)
Blade: Perma Sharp Super (3)
Post-shave: Cold water splash, TSW After Balm

First pass went well then went onto the second pass and I was looking for the blade fairies because it had felt like someone had taken my blade out of the razor. Yes the scent isn't the greatest but it's not bad especially when you consider the price point, it really does perform.


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Rockwell 6C@R6 w/Polsilver
Yaqi silvertip badger
TOBS - Jermyn St soap
Gaia ASB

I just love the Yaqi silvertip! What a brilliant face feel. If anyone is on the fence about Yaqi brushes, I'd highly suggest you take the leap and give them a go.

Not sure why I come across negative posts about the TOBS soaps. It lathers up the moment the brush touches the puck and generates a beautifully rich lather!



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Date: 08 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:- Gillette Red Tip E1 1959 / Vintage NOS England Wilkinson Sword #14
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- L'Eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme

Amouage Reflection Man @SpeedyPC this scent would be up ur alley)
Are you referring to this bottle @Korbz

Reflection Man by Amouage? very pricey for a 100ml bottle about $265AUD :wideyed:
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Dec 4, 2017
Hang on, I see three slants?? :bookworm:

Merkur 37C very iconic slant razor. Apparently they retooled the moulds so not sure if it shaves any different.
Yeah these are the 3 slants I'm using for my February shaves. Couldn't be arsed taking a new photo seeing as I'm using the same soap/brush/blade and only alternating between the slant :)

Keen edge

Feb 8, 2014
Currans Hill NSW
Pre-shave - Shower and Proraso Red.
Brush - Mühle 35K252 synthetic.
Soap - ARKO !
Razor - Rockwell 6C, plate 4.
Blade - Voskhod. (2)
Post-shave - Alum block and Geo F. Trumper, Limes Skin food.
Fragrance - Nothing.

I'm getting the impression ARKO is very underrated, the scent is OK and it's giving great shaves.
So easy to get a great lather with it as well!

8 days down, 20 days to go with the Arko.


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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' (6)
Post-shave: Mysrol Formula C aftershave splash
Fragrance: Penhaligon's Halfeti

Time for a bit of a change tomorrow - damm fine shaves with this ARKO! though ...

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