SOTD : Saturday 13th June - Friday 19th June 2020



The picture has nothing to do with my shave today - it was unused previously - and it is currently pitch dark - so that will have to do.

Tepid shower - double zero clippers on head - cold water shave

prep - facial scrub
razor - Gillette Slim (4)
blade - Lodz Polsilver (polenta - 6)
soap - MT - Mint Ice Menthol paste - vegan
brush - Simpsons P8 Phyl best
post - cold water - still - nante witch hazel
a/s - Mentally Glacial mix - if you are not familiar - that is half and half Floid Mentally Vigorous and Alcolada Glacial - named by @Paul L
balm - Vifrex gel.

A lovely restorative shave - ordinarily I wouldn't set about cleaning myself up at one in the morning - but a combination of insomnia and horrible humidity in Glasgow tonight - led me to all things menthol - if there is any chance I will sleep tonight - we aren't talking Equatorial rain forest humid - but by local standards it is too warm and sticky - every window in the flat is wide open - although I do swear that I can hear unspeakable things being done to monkeys - civets - even? - a jaguar on the prowl - in the quiet of the Govanhill night. Might just be the locals - probably. It's a goddam jungle out there. Sorry - shaving - back in the room - the blade is just getting into its stride - good for another four or five uses before you become concerned about them - turning the Slim up to four - is perfect - a wee bit more assertive - as I am currently only shaving every three to four days. A classic razor for a reason. You don't see the Vifrex balm mentioned much - but check it out menthol troops. My face! - my face! I can't feel my face! Stay safe - one and all - this - probably - is the most dangerous time - especially - given the jaguar on Dixon Avenue. I.
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 18 June 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Fourth & Pine
Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6S-R4 / Gillette Nacet #7
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
Fragrance:- Burberry London for Men

Book 11 of 21.
Razor: Gillette Super Adjustable 109 P1 (setting 3)
Blade: Nacet
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Synthetic Cashmere Knot
Croap: Extro Vetiver
Post: Cold rinse
Balm: Nivea Sensitive

Another shave and another new soap to try. This was my first try of an Extro Cosmesi croap and chose Vetiver based on @Boycie83 “ramblings” of the range. I found the scent subtle and pleasant. I would struggle to describe what it smelt of just that I liked it. A small amount of product produced a plentiful lather. As for the shave, good protection and slickness so no problems there. This looks to be a soap I would want to use on a regular basis.

Roll on tomorrow, as Del Don is next on the list.
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North East.UK

SOTD : 18th June 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower / Original Source ~ Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Wilko ~ Men's Face Wash + Shave Oil.

Brush : Yaqi ~ Sagrada Familia 24mm synthetic.

Bowl Lather.

Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.

Lather : Edwin Jagger ~ Limes & Pomegranate Shaving Cream.

Blade: Zorrik ~ Super Platinum. (4)

Razor: Parker ~ 55SL Semi-Slant.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint eucalyptus, Tea Tree , lemon essential Oils + menthol crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./ Selin ~ Lemon Cologne.

Nivea Men ~ Cooling PSB.


Another comfortable shave to end the week.The Parker 55SL/Zorrik SP have been a comfortable match throughout the week. However, i'll be honest and say today the blade did start to feel as though it was starting to lose it's edge on the final pass,and i had to do some buffing under my jaw-line tough stubborn stubble areas a few times to get it acceptably smooth.That said, i can't grumble as no was irritation caused, adding to that the consistancy of the blade throughout the week has been suprisingly good.

I'm happy that i've reaquainted myself with the zorrik sp and will add it to my blade rotation for future shaves.

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

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Nivea Men ~ Cooling PSB.

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

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

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18 June

Martin de Candre Original
Cadman M55 30mm Tuxedo
Feather Artist Club SS
Feather Proguard
Feather AS-D1
Feather Hi-stainless
Bart’s Balm Grapefruit and Pink Pepper


First pass with the Artist Club went really well, no blood at all. Second pass/tidy up with the AS-D1 was barely needed. A fine two pass shave was the result.
Amber Valley. East Midlands
Wednesday 17th June SOTD

Soap - Tabac
Brush - YaqI 24mm Tuxedo Marble Handle
Razor - Ikon 101
Blade - Gillette Platinum (3)
Post - Tabac Aftershave

The Ikon 101 can sometimes be less than smooth, but paired with the GP blade, and with excellent lather from Tabac, the shave was very smooth with no errors or discomfort.
Finished with Tabac Aftershave - I like how the scent lingers for hours, and the face feel is top notch too.
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