S.O.T.D. Saturday 11 th June to Friday 17th June 2016

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Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
15th June 2016

Cold Water Shave

Bulldog Face Wash
Wickham's Imperial Trevor
Omega 10015 Pure Bristle
Face Lathered
AutoStrop 7 O'Clock & GEM Stainless (7)
Single Pass - WTG (Slide)



Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Balenciaga Portos Cologne (as Aftershave)
Al Afdal Black Leather Attar (Wrists)
Pinaud Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic​

First go with one of those Czech-made Tiger blades and it was not fun! What a tuggy blade! Two or three strokes ... and I finished off with a GEM blade in a pre-Valet AutoStrop 7 O'Clock. Fun shave!

The Al Afdal attar is a soft, creamy, almost suede leather, like rich Italian leather furniture. Lovely!
 
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2,295
Location
Cumbria
NSS Signature Ice & Slice
RazorRock Barber Plissoft
Cobra Classic
Feather Pro [1]
4711 EdC
DKNY EdT



First spin with the Cobra! Thanks @Nico1970 ;)

Not sure where to start.. It is a damn pretty razor.
Yeah, it's aggressive, I'd say similar in face feel to a Schick E type, but it never felt like it was going to bite... Angle is easy to find, it is heavy, but easily manoeuvrable. No grip issues. Blade loading is simple. 3 passes and I have pretty much BBS. I was expecting lots of AS sting, but there wasn't a lot TBH. At this stage - would I buy one? Probably not as I can get similar if not better results with Injectors and NOS blades. If the NOS blades dried up then I may well look to the modern SE and this is the best modern I've tried (others being Mongoose and Aluminigoose)
Let see what shave 2 brings...
 
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