Shave of the Day Thread - 2019

tim33z

King of 'Spoilers' 2019!
2018 Sabbatical Fail
Joined
Nov 30, 2017
Location
Melbourne
Pre: shower
Brush: Yaqi Timber Wolf
Soap: Uncle Jon’s Tahitian Dream
Razor: Merkur 37c slant
Blade: Gillette Vintage Spoiler (8)
Post: Floid Vigoroso splash

Felt like using the slant today for a change and what a fantastic result. 2 passes for a DFS with no issues. The soap had plenty of slickness to do my usual buffing on pass 2 and the blade held up fine.
 

SpeedyPC

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Grand Society
2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date: 09 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 Rocket HD500 made in England 1950's / Vintage NOS England Wilkinson Sword #10
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- L'Eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme
 

fruityasu

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2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 15, 2018
Location
Melbourne



Pre: Warm Shower, Truefitt & Hill Oil....
Razor: Karve 'D' Plate....
Blade: Personna Red....
Brush: Paladin El Dorado....
Soap: Oaken Lab Batavia Barber....
Post: Oaken Lab Batavia Barber Aftershave, Guerlain Vetiver EDT....


Thoughts:
Soap loads easily onto brush out of the tub and boy is it slick both during the shave and residual - blade just glides across the face....Lather will take a bit of water to build on face but the reward is a beautiful dense protective pillow....Post shave feel is beautiful and leaves face very very supple....
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2018
Location
Sydney



Pre: Warm Shower, Truefitt & Hill Oil....
Razor: Karve 'D' Plate....
Blade: Personna Red....
Brush: Paladin El Dorado....
Soap: Oaken Lab Batavia Barber....
Post: Oaken Lab Batavia Barber Aftershave, Guerlain Vetiver EDT....


Thoughts:
Soap loads easily onto brush out of the tub and boy is it slick both during the shave and residual - blade just glides across the face....Lather will take a bit of water to build on face but the reward is a beautiful dense protective pillow....Post shave feel is beautiful and leaves face very very supple....
The soap base sounds great. Thoughts on the scents and the splash @fruityasu?
 

fruityasu

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Apr 15, 2018
Location
Melbourne
The soap base sounds great. Thoughts on the scents and the splash @fruityasu?
Hi @LukehGee....Scent on soap is light for my liking but that could just be my nose, I like soaps with a strong scent out of the tub....Scent picks up once lathered and it’s a smokey/leathery scent mostly....There’s something else in there but I can’t pick it....Aftershave is wonderful to finish with but there’s no alcohol so there’s no burn that I like but face feels nourished and it does smell great....😎😎😎
 

SpeedyPC

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Grand Society
2017 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Pre-shave - Shower and Proraso Red.
Brush - PAA Star-Craft.
Soap - ARKO !
Razor - Rockwell 6C, plate 4.
Blade - Voskhod. (3)
Post-shave - Alum block and Geo F. Trumper, Sandalwood Skin food.
Fragrance - Nothing.

9 days down, 19 days to go with the Arko.
Hey Rabbit, how’s shooting going? are you planning for the next Olympic ????
 

nav1

Active Member from afar
2018 Sabbatical Fail
Joined
Aug 23, 2012
Rockwell 6C@R6 w/Polsilver
DS Cosmetic two band silvertip
Stirling - unknown sample
Gaia ASB

Another wonderful shave! My skin conditioning regimen has really saved me this harsh winter!

The DS brush is nice and no issues as all but it doesn't hold a candle to Yaqi badger brushes!
Yaqi brushes have way better hair quality and a LOT more density!

 
Joined
May 22, 2016
Location
Perth


Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Semogue Owners Club Boar
Soap: Stirling Margaritas In The Arctic
Razor: ATT SE1 / UFO Tornado
Blade: Schick Proline P-30 (1)
Post: Thursday Plantation Tea Tree & Witch Hazel, CRSW Alcohol-Free American Barbershop Moisturising Aftershave
Scent: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet

A very hot weekend here in Perth, so a mentholated soap was a blessed relief. Good old Stirling - such great soap; so consistently excellent.
Three very comfortable passes for a BBS outcome. I'm enjoying being back in the SE groove.
 

Mark1966

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Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
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: Polsilver 'Brown' (1)
Post-shave: Mysrol F/extra aftershave splash
Fragrance: N/A

Not as much change as I thought ...

 
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