SOTD : Saturday 10th March - Friday 16th March 2018

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Prep ~ Shower, Valobra tallow bath soap
Razor ~ Ever-Ready 1912
Blade ~ Gem SS Coated
Soap ~ Cyril R Salter Solid soap (Tallow)
Brush ~ Omega boar
Post ~ Bart's Balm Aftershave lotion (Lavender oil)
Scent ~ Agua Lavanda Cologne by Antonio Puig

A lovely shave from the 1912 and the wonderful Salter shave soap, I was left as smooth as velvet.
My first proper use of Bart's Balm AS Lotion and it was fab, it was absorbed into my skin leaving it feeling supple and nourished and didn't leave an oily residue, fantastic, a great Lavender scent too!
I finnished off with a cologne that has been around since 1940, the Agua Lavanda cologne is refreshing and smells just wonderful, perfect for a bright spring day.

@BartsBalm

Have a nice day people.....:) P.
 
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Prep ~ Shower, Valobra tallow soap
Razor ~ Ever-Ready 1912
Blade ~ Gem SS Coated
Soap ~ Cyril R Salter Solid soap (Tallow)
Brush ~ Omega boar
Post ~ Bart's Balm Aftershave lotion (Lavender oil)
Scent ~ Agua Lavanda Cologne by Antonio Puig

A lovely shave from the 1912 and the wonderful Salter shave soap, I was left as smooth as velvet.
My first proper use of Bart's Balm AS Lotion and it was fab, it was absorbed into my skin leaving it feeling supple and nourished and didn't leave an oily residue, fantastic, a great Lavender scent too!
I finnished off with a cologne that has been around since 1940, the Agua Lavanda cologne is refreshing and smells just wonderful, perfect for a bright spring day.

@BartsBalm

Have a nice day people.....:) P.
Great set up Paul.

Is your kit sitting on an old tractor seat?
I am intrigued to know. :)
 
SOTD 10th of March to Monday12th March

KOS Shaving Oil as preshave
Arko Shave Stick
Unbranded Chinese Synthetic Brush
Feather Portable with a Shark Blade
Alum Block and Rinse
Boots ASB
4711 EDC

In Northern Ireland for the weekend on recce for my Wedding later in the year, so I used the basic Kit I keep at my mother's to negate the need to take much over. Was also nice to be home for Mother's Day for a change. Three passes each day for super smooth shaves although my skin was drying out a little with continued use of Arko. The Icing on the cake was being able to see a Game of Thrones shoot....even though it was from a distance and with some optical assistance. GOT had set up camp and were filming on farmland close to my sister's house! Massive security. Signs everywhere. No Trespassing. No Photography, No Drones allowed.


Tuesday 13th March

Olive Oil Soap and RSC Facial scrub
Vitos Pre Shave cream
Omega 10029 Boar Brush
OSP Barbershop Soap
Muhle R41 (2013) with a Gillette Yellow Blade
Alum Block and Rinse
Barts Peppermint Balm
Alcolada Glacial AS

I have at long last had the opportunity to try an R41 in 2013 format thanks to @Wayne Pritchard . This is completely different from the 2011 version which I already own. They really are 2 different razors....so I don't know why they continued with the R41 label. The 2013 version is heavier, and a different geometry with much less blade exposure. It was a pleasure to shave with and required a lot less concentration for an excellent 'bloodless' result! It will be interesting to see how it compares with my Ikon 104 which I have still to use.

3 passes for a fantastic BBS Shave:)
 
SOTD 10th of March to Monday12th March

KOS Shaving Oil as preshave
Arko Shave Stick
Unbranded Chinese Synthetic Brush
Feather Portable with a Shark Blade
Alum Block and Rinse
Boots ASB
4711 EDC

In Northern Ireland for the weekend on recce for my Wedding later in the year, so I used the basic Kit I keep at my mother's to negate the need to take much over. Was also nice to be home for Mother's Day for a change. Three passes each day for super smooth shaves although my skin was drying out a little with continued use of Arko. The Icing on the cake was being able to see a Game of Thrones shoot....even though it was from a distance and with some optical assistance. GOT had set up camp and were filming on farmland close to my sister's house! Massive security. Signs everywhere. No Trespassing. No Photography, No Drones allowed.


Tuesday 13th March

Olive Oil Soap and RSC Facial scrub
Vitos Pre Shave cream
Omega 10029 Boar Brush
OSP Barbershop Soap
Muhle R41 (2013) with a Gillette Yellow Blade
Alum Block and Rinse
Barts Peppermint Balm
Alcolada Glacial AS

I have at long last had the opportunity to try an R41 in 2013 format thanks to @Wayne Pritchard . This is completely different from the 2011 version which I already own. They really are 2 different razors....so I don't know why they continued with the R41 label. The 2013 version is heavier, and a different geometry with much less blade exposure. It was a pleasure to shave with and required a lot less concentration for an excellent 'bloodless' result! It will be interesting to see how it compares with my Ikon 104 which I have still to use.

3 passes for a fantastic BBS Shave:)
Really interesting to read your thoughts Brian.
Enjoy! :)
 


Maseto Memphis
Schick Repeating Razor
Schick Proline B-20 (1)
d'Ardenne, Short & Bell Kyoto
Thayers Rose, Nivea Balm & Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme

This razor cleaned up a treat, could do with a bit more cleaning but very happy with it. Once you find the handle it shaves quite nicely, no issues at all, no cuts or irritation. My chin could do with a touch up but that's just me being fussy. Mechanism works well, loads the blade as intended with no problem. A little heavy so the weight and shape of the handle takes some getting used to. So far so good, I think it's a keeper.
 


Pre; Clinique for men exfoliating face scrub + bloom water
Muhle R41 with Stork titanium Consul handle / Polsilver SI (3)
Wolf Whiskers fluted pi day / Shavemac D01 2 band 'flat top'
P&B Spitfire
Post; Thayers cucumber / Myrsol Plastic shave / L'Occitane Cedrat after shave cream gel

5 days growth to mow down, so I opted for the ever so efficient R41, one of my fave razors. Once you master it, it can be super smooth and extremely efficient. An excellent shave all round.
 
SOTD: 130318
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Blade: Gem SS #4
Razor: Gem MMOC
Soap: P&B Volupta
Brush: Black Anvil 24mm HMW Custom
POST: Thayers With Hazel
EDT: Ferrari Bright Neroli

The sun is out so I jumped at the chance to use the Volupta soap.
Outstanding performance and the scent is divine.

My 3rd use of the High Mountain White and I must say I am over the moon with it. The tips are cloud soft and the flow through is superb while retaining sufficient backbone.

The Gem Micro-Matic is my favourite Open Comb razor to date and never fails to give me a super smooth, irritation free shave.

Finished with some Witch hazel and a generous helping of the glorious Ferrari.

Enjoy your shaves! :)
 
13/3/18

Brush - Omega 80265
Soap - Palmolive Stick
Razor - Lord L6
Blade - Voskhod
AS - Superdrug Forest Fresh
Post - Nivea Balm

I used the Vosk in a Yaqi DOC yesterday which didn't work as well as the blade in the Lord L6. Yesterday's shave was the first time I had used a Vosk in for a while, and I forgot they are blades that are very sensitive to shaving angle and seem to be quite tuggy for the first pass but produce great results nonetheless.
 
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