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SOTD : Saturday 10th February - Friday 16th February 2018.

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day' started by Palmolive fox, Saturday February 10, 2018.

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  1. Greetings

    I have not used a feather blade for at least five years I found them just too sharp for me and they left my face feeling at best a bit tender and at worst sore. Having said that I still have one packet and I do intend to try them again, five years is a very long time and perhaps my views have changed. What makes me unsure was that three years ago I borrowed a Cobra Classic and shaved with it for a week, the razor was very good indeed but I found the artist club blades just too sharp for me, I was given three different types to try but they were all IMHO 'silly sharp'.

    Many thanks anyway for your very kind offer.

    Regards
    Dick.
     
  2. Waylander

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    Greetings All,

    Tuesday shave

    One day’s growth and warm shave

    Preparation – Showered then face washed with Clique Liquid facial soap (mild)
    Soap: OSP Fougere Shaving Soap
    Razor: Rockwell 6C (4P)
    Blade: Lord Super Chrome (2nd)
    Brush: RazoRock 400 (face lather)

    Post Shave: Hot then cold water rinse, Alum, Nivea Sensitive Cooling Balm followed by Michael Kors EDT.

    Lord Super Chrome Test
    Day 2


    Darn, that’s the polite sound of disappointment. Not sure if it was the lather, it seemed a little thick this morning, or whether it was the blade, either way ended up with several weepers and a nicked lip (I know devastation). Not the end of the world, but with the Alum burn, it was not overall the best day 2 shave.

    Will this blade bounce back?

    Cheers,

    Brian
     
  3. Greetings

    Tuesday 13th February 2018
    Prep: Shower
    Razor: Muhle R41 (2013)
    Blade: Treet Durasharp Carbon
    Brush: RazoRock Plissoft
    Soap: Tabac Stick
    Aftershave: Astral Cream (soft)
    EDP: Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel

    Regards
    Dick.

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  4. Wazzer3

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    B&M ‘Le Grande Chypre’
    Cadman black badger
    Ever Ready 1912
    GEM coated #5
    Biotherem Aquapower

    Just a terrific shave with excellent soap which I’m using until finished, Cadman is a bit scritchy and lather hog but generates a good lather. What can be said about the 1912? My favourite OC by a tiny margin from the Timeless OC.
     
  5. slantman

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    Occam's Razor (3 dot head)
    Schick Proline P-30 Blade (9th use)
    KMF Key Lime Shave Cream
    Shave Secret Shave Oil
    Simpson Commodore X2 Best
    Aqua Velva Sensitive Balm
    Canoe Cologne
     
  6. captain_hx

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    Greetings,

    10-02-2018
    • PAA Slant
    • Polsilver
    • HL Thäter 4125/4
    • Cella Crema da Barba
    • Attika Cologne

    12-02-2018
    • Bengall 5/8
    • The Scorcher Νο.151
    • Simpson Captain
    • Cella Crema da Barba
    • Homemade Rose asl

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    • Safety Razor: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Alpha Ecliptic Bakelite
    • Blade: Kai
    • Shaving Brush: Declaration Grooming - 28mm Theodore Blood of Kings LE B3 (Select Badger)
    • Shaving Bowl: Saponificio Varesino - Shaving Grail Bowl
    • Shaving Soap: Declaration Grooming - Gratiot League Square Bison (sample)
     
  8. SOTD 20180213.

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    Semogue 1470.
    Arko Men "Fresh".
    Timeless Ti 0.68 mm.
    Wilkinson Sword (3).
    Arko Men "Cool" asb.
     
  9. Clint64

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    OneBlade Genesis V2
    Feather FHS
    Chubby 2 Jade Synthetic “Tres Amigos”
    Fine Platinum

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  10. Vinny67

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    2018-02-13 11.53.39.jpg Prep, shower
    Razor, E R bathroom set
    Blade, Gem
    Soap, Vulfix old original english rose
    Brush, men-u boar
    Post, Thayers witch hazel rose petal and Rock face all weather moisturiser
    This was a great 3 pass shave with the Ever-Ready bathroom set and the Vulfix english rose.
    Have a great day gents.
     
  11. mr. smith

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    #SOTD 13FEB18
    Razor: Wolfman WR1 .67 SB w/ WRH2
    Blade: GSB (2)
    Brush: Wolf Whiskers 'Bishop'
    Soap & Balm: Wickham Soap Co. 'Magnum'​
     
  12. nolisco

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    Omega 011829
    Gillette Tech
    Shark Super Chrome (2)
    Monsavon Bol a Raser
    Thayers Rose, Myrsol Emulsion & Myrsol Blue

    As luck would have it, the brush came just before I was about to shave. Straight from the box I used it, a nice brush but obviously needs to be broken in. First two passes were perfect but the hungry pig ate the lather for the third pass. Nice weight to it and ideal loft for face lathering. I think I will be in the agreement with @Blademonkey in a few uses, this will supplant the 10098 as my favourite boar.

    Superb shave with the Shark & Tech, the better of the two Shark blades in my opinion.
     
  13. Blackmass

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    Razor: GEM G-Bar
    Blade: Personna SS
    Brush: Saponificio Varesino V2.0
    Soap: Martin De Candre Fougère
    Post: Pitralon Classic aftershave
    EDP: Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme

    Great shave this morning. I very rarely shave in the morning since moving from cartridge razors. I just don't have the time if I have to get to work.

    Took the day off to have a demo of some turntables, which was very successful. Looks like I'll be selling my LP12SE for a Well Tempered Versalex.:D

    Just got home and chilling with my dawg. :cool:
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    Cheers
    Rob
     
  14. donnie_arko

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    Brush - Yaqi Tux Red Barbershop
    Soap - Tabac
    Razor - Yaqi DOC
    Blade - Asco Orange (4)
    Post - Nivea Balm
    AS - Ayup Sabri Tobacco Cologne

    A really wonderful shave with the Yaqi DOC, which is a very smooth and efficient razor.
     
  15. As always a wonderful set up Rob but your dog has stolen the show on your SOTD this time I'm afraid mate.

    Absolutely gorgeous. :)

    On another note I have a pair of Technique 1210's that I enjoy from time to time. You cant beat a bit of Vinyl I'm my opinion.
     
  16. Blackmass

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    Thanks Wayne. No competition really.
     
  17. SOTD: 130218
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    Blade: Astra SP #2
    Razor: Gibbs No15 Adjustable (on Loan @Digimonkey)
    Brush: Sterling Boar
    Soap: The Sudsey Soapery Double Mint
    Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
    EDT: Silver

    Another cracking shave with the Gibbs set at #4. 2 passes and a silky smooth result.
    At the moment it is a close run thing between the Astra and the Polsilver for my blade choice with this razor.

    The Sterling Boar is breaking in nicely and paired perfectly with the Sudsey Soap.

    The soap is extremely slick and up there with tallow soaps.
    The scent is strong but dissipates throughout the shave.

    Finished with the Witch Hazel and a generous helping of Silver.

    Enjoy your shaves! :)
     
  18. AnthH

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    ~ SOTD 13th February 2018 ~

    Razor - E J Bulldog
    Blade - Sputnik (2)
    Brush - RazoRock Big Bruce
    Cream - Extro Arancia Italiana
    Aftershave - Extro Arancia Italiana
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  19. Pre-shave:- Castle Forbes Pre Shave
    Brush:- Wolf Whiskers TGN 2 Band Finest
    Soap/Cream:- Wickhams 1912 Shamrock Tweed
    Razor:- Gillette Aristocrat G1 #3
    Blade:- Wilkinson Sword #4
    Post-shave:- Wickhams 1912 Unscented Aftershave Balm
    Fragrance:- Creed Irish Tweed

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  20. mpf9ret

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    Tue 13th Feb

    RazoRock Plissoft 22mm
    Stirling Baker Street
    Ever Ready " Streamline "
    Gem Coated S/S [ 1 ]
    Tuff Green A/S Lotion

    After Two weeks of Injectors/ Modern S/S Ac/SEs, just had to go Vintage and use a Gem Blade. I chose my favourite SE a "Streamline", which is regarded as quite harsh/aggressive and known to treat lack of care with a bite or two. I find that it shears through my tough beard with ease, and I had no trouble in getting an ultra close finish. Probably one of my best over the last two weeks.

    To get its performance into perspective I must compare it to modern S/S Gem Razors that I have tried. A loaner Sabre L1 was far too mild, and it took forever to get a moderate Shave. The ATT SE G1 was worse and I gave up trying to get a Shave with it as it was far too mild. I spoke to Stan at ATT and he suggested a shim, and then it worked OK. This is not good for a modern Razor, so in future will stick with Vintage SEs that I know work for me.

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