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

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Prep : warm water / Proraso green pre-shave
Razor : KureNai GF33S / Fatip Grande OC
Brush : The Goodfellas' Smile The Wild Hog
Blade : Dorco Barber Blade BB20 (10x) / Gillette 7 O'clock Sharp Edge (28x)
Soap : Haslinger Sandalwood
Alum : De Vergulde Hand
After shave : Sir Irisch Moos
 
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SOTD 17th July 2020

Razor - Feather AS-D2
Blade - Timor
Soap - Signature Soaps - Capra
Brush - Omega 49 Boar
Post - Signature Soaps Aftershave Splash - Hybernia ( on test )
Frag - Agua Lavanda - Puig EdC

My first use of Timor blades today and I thought a good test bed razor would be my AS-D2, only my first use so I cannot say too much about them other than I found it smooth and sharp and worked well in my razor of choice. I will continue to evaluate this blade in the coming days.
I'm still loving the Capra goats milk soap from Signature Soaps and the aftershave Splash that I am testing for @BrianH is spot on, a great scent with astringent properties as well as skin conditioning properties that leave the skin feeling great.
All in all a great shave was had, as happy as a pig in s---! :)

Untill the next time, stay safe and be lucky!

Paul.
I used Brian's SS Capra today as well, and it produces an exceptional lather with a great post shave feel, very neutral.

The Danum splash as well is shaping up to my one of my favourite's. I'm really looking forward to when they will be on his site, it'll definitely solve the problem of the awkward birthday present for my brother in law this year...
 

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I used Brian's SS Capra today as well, and it produces an exceptional lather with a great post shave feel, very neutral.

The Danum splash as well is shaping up to my one of my favourite's. I'm really looking forward to when they will be on his site, it'll definitely solve the problem of the awkward birthday present for my brother in law this year...
Yes the splashes would make a fine present for my awkward brother! :) P.
 
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Friday AM 2020-07-17



My grandson just got a haircut too. Here he is a month ago at his 3rd birthday party.


And here he is a couple days ago after the haircut.


He's a boy! (Pardon the heteronormative attitude.)

Rooney 2/1 Ivory Finest (22/56)
Penhaligon's English Fern shaving soap (tallow)
Wolfman WR1-OC/WRH7
Schick Plus Platinum (12)
Houbigant Fougère Royale aftershave (vintage)
 
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First...happy birthday to @udrako and all others whose birthdays I might have missed or have secret ones!(y)

Second...this evenings shave was my first ever with a Gillette Tech...
  • Pre-shave wash with Ach Brito Glyce soap
  • Phoenix & Beau Denali shaving soap
  • Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Peregrino 24mm Grey Roswell synthetic
  • Gillette 1955-59 Ball-end Tech razor with a new Gillette Nacet blade
  • Post-shave alum + cold water rinse
  • Le Pere Lucien Traditionnel AS
(I swapped the Tech's aluminium handle for a Razorock Titanium)

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Well, the razor was everything that so many people have said it would be...very smooth and comfortable two-pass shave with a little touching up around the jaw. As I'd hoped, the thinner profile allowed me to do a much better job of getting to those awkward whiskers under my nose. It's definitely going to be in my primary rotation along with my EJ89 and my Merkurs (34C and 34G).

Also, the brush is new... it is immense and incredibly comfortable...I found myself just standing there swirling the soap around on my face for far longer than I usually do (maybe an hour or two?). Holds enough lather for many many passes and has plenty of backbone so it doesn't slop the soap around the bathroom but paints it where you need it.

The final new item was the Le Pere Lucien Traditionnel AS. I've used it once and it's gone straight into my handful of favourite AS splashes.

I'm really made up with this evening's shave and I want to thank all those in TSR for their advice and comments about the Tech(y):giggle:;)

Happy shaving and a good evening and weekend to all(y)
 
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