SOTD : Saturday 11th July - Friday 17th July 2020

North East.UK

SOTD : 14th July 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower / Sanex Men ~ Sensitive Soap Free Shower Body & Face Gel.


cold wet flannel to my face.

Wilko ~ Men's Face Wash + shaving Oil.

Brush : Vie-Long Brown Horsehair.

Face Lather.

Soap : Vie-Long Shave Stick.

Blade: Dorco ~ ST300. (3)

Razor: Parker ~ 55SL Semi-Slant.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Williams ~ Aqua Velva ASL. (Spanish Version)

Aloe Vera Gel.


I've only use the used vie-long Stick a few times since i was introduced and recommended to try out last year by a fellow member on TSR..I forgot how non-fuss it takes to create a lather with such a small amount rubbed directly into my stubble to create a slick protective lather for the shave without going back to the stick to re-apply....Another shave soap that leaves a wonderful post shave feel.

The Williams AV is becoming my favourite ASL the post shave feel is amazingly good.

A comfortable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Aloe Vera Gel.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine. ;)

Stay safe and enjoy your Day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:


For a second bite of the blade I give this shave the theme 'Captains, barrels and cut throats'


Aye Aye something to cut ye throat - Univinlions Kamisori shavette
Aye Aye something to make sure it does - Feather Super Professional
Brush ye varmin - The Gentleman's Groom Room whiskey barrel brush

No no, barrel brush

Cap'n - Captain Fawcett's Scappichio soap
Foo Foo for the crew - Mrs Satanfriendly's home brewed fig and nutmeg moisturiser

To start this shave let's have more of those 'Aye Aye' type things.

'Aye Aye Aye'

Okay that's enough. I have been a seaman now for some 45 years and a Master for the past 18 or so and to be honest if anyone said 'Aye Aye Captain' I always looked at them as if to say 'You taking the piss?' And they probably were. Not so bloody funny when they were later keel hauled and then whipped with nine cats all complaining of a lack of tails. I am a bit of a traditionalist.

So to be a total traditionalist I decided to continue down the road river of learning how to skin said cats by practising on my own face. Step up the Kamisori shavette once again. That object of fear for small rodents and someone's idea of a laugh in the name of shaving.

You can always trust a Captain and Captain Fawcett is a soap ingrained with honesty and integrity. He also happens to be pretty good at whipping up a damn good lather. Even better when he is over the barrel. Or in this case the wee barrel brush.

As it so happens this shave turned out much the same as previous. Cheeks and neck with the straight (ish kind of thing) and awkward areas with the V2. Not to be any different once again a little nick just to let me know 'Chris you're rubbish', in much the same way my youngest granddaughter keeps telling me. May be there is some stark honesty in little people.

May be not quite as smooth as I would normally aim for but close enough to say, 'Happy bunnyism'

A good massage of Mrs Satanfriendly's home brewed moisturiser based around that great scent from The Bath House, 'Spanish fig and nutmeg' and all is nicely complete. Well why not? A further spray of the same cologne and life is looking up. After all Mrs SF did say she was going to give me a flash of her fanny, but I think I misheard that one

You pathetic old man

Ah well at least we arrive at the only point of my SOTD worth the journey.

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Brush - Omega 10075
Soap - Palmolive Stick
Razor - Ball End Tech
Blade - Lancet Super Platinum (7)
Post - Witch Hazel
AS - Akcay Tobacco

I've been using the LSP with a few different soaps and I've noticed it seems to clearly work better with some lathers than others, I definitely got better shaves using it with Intesa/Palmolive Creams rather than Palmolive Stick, nonetheless I am pleasantly surprised with the blade and it was a good shave.

Have a good day chaps.
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