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

Soap:- Wickhams 1912

Brush:- Whipped Dog 24mm Silvertip

Razor:- English Ever Ready 1912 SE

Blade:- GEM SE

Post Shave:- Givenchy Gentleman EDT

Wickham's Spice Trade was the first artisan soap that I purchased shortly after starting DE shaving, since then I have managed to procure a number of other Wickham's soaps, all of which I enjoy immensely. They all lather really easily and the scents are wonderful. I was somewhat disappointed to say the least when shortly after my initiation to this way of shaving, Wickham's soap virtually disappeared from the market. I cant tell you how please I was to hear that Darron was bringing out a new range and this 1912 hard soap is in a different league, lather-ability, slickness, cushion, stability, post shave and scent are all top draw.

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Rebublic of Scotland
Thur 16th June

Omega 11126 boar
Star-Kampfe Bros Lather catcher
Gem S/S [ 1 ] + 1/2 Spine shim
Alum Rub/Rinse Off
Jaguar Prestige A/S lotion

Have not used this razor for a while , so perhaps should not have used a fresh blade. Found it to be quite aggressive , and was not at all comfortable with it. I managed by trying too hard to get a good finish to draw blood in a couple of places. Overall a very patchy shave was achieved.

I think that this handsome razor is best left to those who are able to condition the original blades made for this razor. Think for me, it is one for show only !

PS Will give it a try with worn in Blade & No Shim,when face has recovered. Not been like this since my early days .

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The Irony is that the Kampfe is a Super Mild Razor with a Hollow Ground Blade..I Mean Crazy Mild..:)

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