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Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 10 September 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Maseto 'Avatar' Tuxedo Synth. 26/54mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli
Razor/Blade:- Karve CB Matte SS 'SB-D' / Polsilver SI #13
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
 
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314
Location
Bolton
10/09/20
Shower
Brush: Yaqi Sagrada Familia 24mm
Soap: Signature Soap Vectis
Razor: 5/8 Peter Ludwig Schmidt Solingen, Celluloid Scales
Blade: @BillyJi1
Post shave: Alum, Cold water Rinse, TC's Bay Rum Slash #1
Balm: Barts Balm Cinnamon & Patchouli Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: OSP Orange and Patchouli

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A very nice shave today.
The Vectis soap is a lovely scent, the little Yaqi is just the right size for the "travel" tins of @BrianH wonderful soap and i completed a very nice face lather with the brush holding enough soap for 3 passes.
I completed my 2 pass shave routine for a DFS+ result, i did pick up a small graze under the chin although it has not bled.
A complimentary post shave routine from the Barts and OSP leaving me feeling and smelling good.
Stay Safe and enjoy your day All.
Thanks for comments. The Sagrada is a great brush for the price. @Boycie83 should be on commission from Yaqi - we all seem to have one!
 
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1,170
Location
Mordor, UK
Third of my new TGS soaps today and second shave with the Supply SE...

Software:
Glyce Lime pre-shave wash | TGS Pino Alpestre shaving soap | Proraso Menthol & Eucalyptus splash

Hardware: Yaqi Dandelion 24mm Cashmere | Supply SE V2 Custom Injector (Plate 3) | Personna blade

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Pino Alpestre is a very nice fresh-scented shaving soap from TGS. Again, it's not overpowering but it does have a subtle mountain pine forest sort of fragrance. The Dandelion lathered it well and held held plenty of soap for a face-lathered three-pass shave.

I was a little more confidant in my second outing with the Supply V2 and only used plate 3 - the most aggressive - for the whole shave. It's certainly my best experience with a SE to date. I put that down to paying attention to the advice: no pressure, let the head do the work, find your angle, small movements etc. In addition, I found that very frequent razor rinsing helps a lot.

I did need three passes though and not too sure of the Personna blade. If anyones got any suggestions for the best blade to use with the V2 I'd love to hear them!

Happy shaving and a good evening to all:)(y)
 
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309
Location
Belfast
Day 10 of Signature September

Razor- Edwin Jagger Kelvin (DE89)
Blade- Gillette Silver Blue
Pre- Ach Brito Glyce
Brush- TOBS Super Badger travel brush
Soap- Signature Capra
Post- Alum block and Epsilon Blue

First of my travel shaves so excuse the photo. A quick 2 pass and the first use of this little 3 piece razor and I think its a bargain at the price. GSB continues to be the benchmark blade for me as well.

On the soap, performance as always was fantastic but even though its unscented, made with goats milk, I don't like the smell of it. I'm sure @BrianH would appreciate the honesty rather than say every one of his soaps smell amazing! This is the first one I'm not a fan of the smell off but as with all scents, you may be different. Perfrmance wise, it can't be faulted.

The TOBS travel brush just about holds enough for 2 passes. If I wanted a third I could maybe squeeze it out but not one for use at home.

Epsilon Blue wasn't bad although I'm undecided if I could get through a bottle of it.

Good night one and all.
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314
Location
Bolton
Day 10 of Signature September

Razor- Edwin Jagger Kelvin (DE89)
Blade- Gillette Silver Blue
Pre- Ach Brito Glyce
Brush- TOBS Super Badger travel brush
Soap- Signature Capra
Post- Alum block and Epsilon Blue

First of my travel shaves so excuse the photo. A quick 2 pass and the first use of this little 3 piece razor and I think its a bargain at the price. GSB continues to be the benchmark blade for me as well.

On the soap, performance as always was fantastic but even though its unscented, made with goats milk, I don't like the smell of it. I'm sure @BrianH would appreciate the honesty rather than say every one of his soaps smell amazing! This is the first one I'm not a fan of the smell off but as with all scents, you may be different. Perfrmance wise, it can't be faulted.

The TOBS travel brush just about holds enough for 2 passes. If I wanted a third I could maybe squeeze it out but not one for use at home.

Epsilon Blue wasn't bad although I'm undecided if I could get through a bottle of it.

Good night one and all.
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Always respect honest feedback.
Day 10 of Signature September

Razor- Edwin Jagger Kelvin (DE89)
Blade- Gillette Silver Blue
Pre- Ach Brito Glyce
Brush- TOBS Super Badger travel brush
Soap- Signature Capra
Post- Alum block and Epsilon Blue

First of my travel shaves so excuse the photo. A quick 2 pass and the first use of this little 3 piece razor and I think its a bargain at the price. GSB continues to be the benchmark blade for me as well.

On the soap, performance as always was fantastic but even though its unscented, made with goats milk, I don't like the smell of it. I'm sure @BrianH would appreciate the honesty rather than say every one of his soaps smell amazing! This is the first one I'm not a fan of the smell off but as with all scents, you may be different. Perfrmance wise, it can't be faulted.

The TOBS travel brush just about holds enough for 2 passes. If I wanted a third I could maybe squeeze it out but not one for use at home.

Epsilon Blue wasn't bad although I'm undecided if I could get through a bottle of it.

Good night one and all.
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“There is no such thing as failure only feedback” Thanks for your honesty, I respect that.
It has a deep earthy smell, as is the case of shaving soap, bar soap and liquid soaps made using raw goats milk to mix potassium and sodium hydroxide. The upside is goats milk soaps seem to be good for those with eczema, psoriasis and those with particular skin sensitivities. I’m going to do a few fragranced goats milk ones so will send samples gor you to test shave.
Regards Brian
 

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Razor - Alu Karve - d plate
blade - Nacet (?5)
soap - PAA - CaD
brush - Semogue - 2015 HD badger
post - witch hazel
a/s - Aqua Velva
balm - none
scent - Tabac - edt.

All good - scent-wise - keeping it old school - the disparate elements - worked together well. Another single pass shave - this may be the way forward for me - experience allows me to adapt it to my beard growth - as said before - 95% result - with less than half the effort - fewer passes are better - lets face it - human skin didn't evolve to have surgically sharp steel dragged across it several times a week. It is a cultural choice we make. That - of course - set against justifying - to our partners - the amount of shaving porn we own. :cool:

Enjoy yours - I.
 
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