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S.O.T.D. Saturday 7th October to Friday 13th October 2017

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day' started by Norfolkdick, Saturday October 7, 2017.

  1. mpf9ret


    Thur 12th October
    Omega 10005 boar
    L`Occitane Cade soap
    ER 1912- Peerless Set
    Gem S/S [ 3 ]
    Alum Rub/Rinse off
    Puig Quorum A/S Lotion

    ER !912- Rediscovered:)
    Having neglected my ER 1912s after an unpleasant Shave with one , decided that it would be unfair not to try them again. Others have said that there are differences in the Shaving performance of them, due to variations in the manufacturing process over the years.

    I have now completed my 3rd consecutive shave with ER 1912 from the Bathroom/ Peerless set. I discovered that these models Shave very smoothly without a shim,and are very quiet compared with earlier models. All Three Shaves have been top notch, and are certainly as good as any I have had with other Vintage SE, in terms of ease, comfort and quality of the finished Shave. In fact IMHO the quality of Shave is up there with those I have had with Modern SEs using AC type blades.

    I do not know how the ER 1912 compares wth the modern SE/ Gem razor- maybe one day.
    Anyway very pleased to have rediscovered the ER 1912.

  2. Electrif


    Thursday 12th October
    Zenith 506U TS
    OSP Rosemary & Peppermint
    Gillette Slim Adjustable #7
    Gillette Nacet Stainless #3
    Alum Wash
    Lacoste Original A/S
    Lacura Body Moisturiser
    Can always trust the Slim Adjustable to give a safe efficient shave. My penultimate short DE foray.
  3. donnie_arko



    Soap - Cella
    Brush - Omega 80265
    Razor - DE89
    Blade - Treet Durasharp
    Post - Benjamin's Bay Rum

    Just over halfway through my Cella week and it's been enjoyable to have some consistency with soap selection. Today's lather was the best so far, I imagine down to remembering how much to load up the brush and getting the water to soap ratio right something which I often forget when rotating soaps daily!
  4. udrako


    SR: EJDE89L
    Blade: Derby Extra
    Brush: Semogue SOC
    Cream: BIC Sensitive
    ASL: Florida Water
  5. What a lovely refreshing shave. The shaving cream arrived today and was promptly put into action. My initial thoughts are that the product is well packaged and a tiny amount goes a very long way. It produces a very slick lather and I have no complaints after this initial use. Would I recommend it to others? Yes, would I buy it again? Yes. I now look forward to the post shave balm been released in the New Year. Thank you @traditionalshaving

    alfredus, SpeedyPC, udrako and 19 others like this.
  6. SOTD: 121017
    SOTD 121017 3.jpg

    Blade: Astra SP #2
    Razor: Fatipe Grande
    Soap: NSS Lemon, Basil & Mandarin
    Brush: Semogue Boar
    Bowl: Steve Woodward
    Post: Bulldog Balm
    Edt: Izzey Myake

    Lovely 2 pass shave with the Grande. A few touch ups left me BBS in most places. I really like the grande but if I had to choose between the Grande and the Piccolo then the Piccolo would be my choice . The brush is nicely broken in and really soft on the face but has plenty of backbone for bowl lathering.
    Soap as expected performed superbly. Great scent, Great cushion, Great slickness and post feel.
    Finished off with Bulldog Balm and a generous splash of Izzey Myake.

    Enjoy your shaves. :)
    alfredus, SpeedyPC, udrako and 23 others like this.
  7. jmudrick


    C3 with Kai Mild AC blade didn't feel like an optimum match, too much work necessary on my head shave. Some of that is the finicky nature of the Repeaters when it comes to angle, but I've had better shaves with them.[​IMG]
  8. Thursday 10/12/17

    Homemade preshave oil
    Maggard Marble Synthetic brush
    Figaro Monsieur Gold soap
    Focus Dynamic razor
    Personna Red blade
    Figaro Monsieur aftershave
    Aveeno balm


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  9. Thursday AM 2017-10-12

    Georgetown Pottery G12 Scuttle (Green Oribe & Purple)
    Elite Razor Reclaimed Poplar Manchurian 2-Band (24mm/50mm)
    D.R. Harris Almond shaving soap/Coate's Almond SC (vintage)
    Delta Echo Ink Edition Feather AS-D2/Weber Bulldog
    Polsilver Super Iridium (11)
    RazoRock R-160 Sweet Almond aftershave balm
    Last edited: Thursday October 12, 2017
  10. Boru62


    Pre: Warm water face wash
    Brush: Omega 11137
    Soap: C&E Indian Sandalwood
    Razor: Gem MMOC
    Blade: Gem Blue Star
    Post: Warm then cold water rinse, Lea ASB sample

    Five days without an SE shave, miss them more than I did the DEs in SEptember.
    It took a while to dial this soap in but the scent is very nice not too heavy yet remained throughout the shave.
    The Lea Balsamo absorbs very quickly and leaves the skin feeling good.
    Best shave of the week so far.
    Last edited: Thursday October 12, 2017
  11. nolisco



    Razorock 400
    Parker 65R
    Gillette Nacet (2)
    Traditional Shaving Co. Sensitive Shaving Cream
    Thayers Rose, Myrsol Emulsion & Blue Stratos aftershave

    First use of the cream provided by @traditionalshaving and it was very nice, will use itmore before I can do a proper review but my thoughts align with those of @Blackmass and @shaunwistow. A very nice scent, most sensetives smell a bit clinical to me but this was nicely scented, gave a good slick lather and I will rotate it in next week for another go.

    The rest of the shave was alright don't like these blades. Felt it irritated my neck a little so judgement day for them will be tomorrow. One good shave, one bad and we'll see what tomorrow brings...
  12. FrankieG


    Proraso Green Tea & Oatmeal
    Zenith TS506 Synthetic
    Colonial Brass General / Feather Pro (4)
    Aloe Vera Gel

    Art Of Shaving Sandalwood tallow soap
    24mm Plissoft knot set in Commodore X3 handle
    Colonial Brass General / Feather Pro (5)
    Aloe Vera Gel
    Guerlain Héritage EDT
  13. Paul L

    Paul L

    Traditional Shaving Co Limes shave cream
    Razorock 400
    Rockwell 6C plate 3
    Shark (2)
    Homemade lime witch hazel
    Proraso Green ASL
    Mr Perfume Sublime Vanilla

    Two days growth taken down in three passes.
    First use of the Limes shave cream, thanks to Matthew, @traditionalshaving .
    The initial scent from the tub wasn't very strong, but when lathered and applied it was very nice.
    I found it very easy to lather, only using around a kidney bean size amount.
    The cream performed well, but I didn't get the sickness others have experienced, having said that it did perform well.
    After the second pass I was left with more patches of stubble than normal, and after pass three I still wasn't as smooth as I usually would be. I was ready to blame this on the cream, and completed more touch ups than I normally would.

    Applying the witch hazel I was anticipating a little sting, but it didn't come. Surely the aftershave would sting after the buffing/ touch ups? . . . Zero sting, none at all.
    Testament to the shave cream doing what it says on the tin.
    I now put the need for additional touch ups down to the blade. For me, Shark's are nowhere near as smooth as my usual Astra SP's either. I knew there was a reason for me buying 100 Astra's !
  14. Oomer


    Hello fellow members!!
    My shave today▼▼
    SOC owners club boar.
    Merkur 41c open comb head with a cheap aluminum long handle.
    shark super chrome blade
    Soap P&B Spitfire on my second tub. I love this stuff.
    lea cooling balm.
  15. Evening shave.

    Nivea Face Wash, BBA Shave Oil.
    P&B Albion/Wickhams 1912 Classic 24.
    Semogue 1305.
    Little Wren Pottery.
    PAL Injectomatic.
    Japanese Schick (3).
    Fine Platinum Aftershave.
    BBA Post Shave Balm.

    Albion is the only P&B soap that I sometimes have difficulty working in to a decent lather. I just couldn't get it right this evening but decided to proceed with what I had in the bowl. That was a mistake. The lather was dissipating as I shaved. So I face lathered the Wickhams for the second and third passes for an ultimately BB smooth shave. But I paid for the first pass with a little irritation and the first couple of weepers I have seen in weeks. No need for any alum though. Whenever I do have any irritation I automatically reach for the BBA Balm. Nothing quite matches it in my experience. Do any of you guys ever have problems with the Albion? Have a good evening chaps.
    vassili, Blackmass, Oomer and 20 others like this.
  16. newbie


    Prep hot shower
    Soap blue’s goat milk soap
    Brush fine
    Blade lord
    Razor wolfman
    Post Nivea
  17. Gairdner


    Gillette Aristocrat #22, Gillette Platinum
    Simpsons Chubby 2 Synthetic
    Benjamin's Bay Rum
    James Bronnley Original EdT
  18. Paul L

    Paul L

    Is there much blade over hang Anth?
  19. AnthH


    not much mate id say just the same as the Edwin jagger
  20. Bizzyberry


    Thursday 12th OCtober 2017
    Pre Shave: Hot Shower + L'Oreal Pure Power Charcoal Face Wash and Proraso white
    Razor: Windrose OC Slant head + Windrose handle
    Blade: Astor (#3)
    Brush: Mason Pearson Super Badger
    Cream: Speick Men
    Post: Alum Block, Cold water and Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel
    AS: Nivea Soothing Balm.

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