SOTD : Saturday 1st - Friday 6th August 2020.

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Fri 7 SOTD
Cream Arko Sensitive
Brush Yaqi 24mm Purple Mink
Razor Fatip OC Grande
Blade Tatra Platinum 2nd
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Musk
Terrific lather from Arko cream. Nice pleasant scent...thickly creamy and slick. Nice brush for lathering.
Shave with razor paired with blade was interesting. Was smooth but not so comfortable this time. Felt a little like scraping. No weepers but the neck spotted red irritated areas. 3+1 multiple passes with quite a close shave. Icy water rinse followed by cooling Thayers was great. Hyaluronic soothed and AV Musk burns some. Rating 9/10
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RussellR5555

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Castlerea , Ireland
Friday's Shave

Preshave - Argan Oil Soap
Soap - Baume.be Soap - SV Tundra Artica
Brush - Wild West Cashmere
Razor - Wilkinson 6/8 Straight
Splash - Aqua Velva
Balm - Barts Unscented
EDT - CK Obsession

I really like Baume.be cream , so thought I would try the soap , I got a good layer from the soap but it just didn't last, in fairness our water here is hard. Had to switch to S.V. tundra Artica to complete the shave.

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Location
North London
7/8/20
I'd been using Arko for a few days now, with today being the first day I'd used it with a boar brush and from my experiences I get a much better lather with the soap when I use it with a synth, not entirely sure why but it seems slicker with a synth rather than boar, or maybe I need to load more soap? Another good shave with this new blade though, I'm impressed.
I get a different lather with a synthetic brush compared to badger (I don't have a boar). I prefer the badger.

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Pre - Shower / Face wash
Cream - GFT Eucris
Brush - New Forest Badger
Razor - Gillette Slim (N2)
Blade - Wilkinson (3)
Post - Alum followed by some moisturiser

A nice comfortable shave with my new acquisition slim. I thought I had a weeper on the first pass, but no evidence after that. Mild feedback from Mr Alum.

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London
I get a different lather with a synthetic brush compared to badger (I don't have a boar). I prefer the badger.

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Pre - Shower / Face wash
Cream - GFT Eucris
Brush - New Forest Badger
Razor - Gillette Slim (N2)
Blade - Wilkinson (3)
Post - Alum followed by some moisturiser

A nice comfortable shave with my new acquisition slim. I thought I had a weeper on the first pass, but no evidence after that. Mild feedback from Mr Alum.

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I'm intrigued to why some certain brushes work better with certain soaps, but FWIW I think that's what makes this hobby so enjoyable, it's about finding the combinations which the best for you and your skin.
Lovely looking Slim btw, hope you get to enjoy it with more uses.
 
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Cardiff
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SOTD 7th August

Lather - Yaqi Sagrada Familia + Stirling Arkadia
Razor - Star Model 100
Blade - Dorco Titan #3
Post - Mennen Skin Bracer + L'Oréal Hydra Sensitive Birch Sap

Another great 3 passes with this sleeper of a blade. Really impressed with this blade, very smooth but mows down the stubble without missing a beat. Razor performed as normal. Smooth but surpridingly close.There was nothing in it when compared to the Tech - both level pegging. Another great lather and another great post shave feel.
Stay safe people and enjoy your shaves and your weekend.
 
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Location
Midlands
7 August

Wickham 1912 Cashmere
Plisson size 12 synthetic
Merkur Progress (2.5-2)
Personna med prep
Nivea 2 Phase asl

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A week worth of shaves with the above set up was interesting. Usually, I use a Feather in the Progress which works really well on a setting of 2.5, but with the Personna blade I was getting a couple of nicks per shave in unexpected places. Turning the Progress down to 2 solved the problem. I still think the Feather is sharper, and it works better in the Progress. The Plisson is a wonderful synthetic brush, I can see why it was a game changer when it first came out. The Wickham soaps are one of my favourite, although I have so many...
 

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Sunny Sunderland
07/08/20
Cool shower followed by a Cold Water Shave
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Razor: Stainless Karve C Plate
Blade: Gillette Rubie (3)
Post shave: Cold water Rinse, Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Lime Lotion & Balm
Aftershave: Mäurer & Wirtz 4711 EDC
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I needed that, after a days graft in the Sun a wonderful cool down and shave.
A really easy face lather from the Alpha TI & the "Fat" combo, starting it off in the bowl to even the soap out in the brush, using the rinse water for hydration.
The Karve on a C plate never fails me, no matter what blade i have tried in it, and it really looks good to me. This Rubie is as smooth as butter.
A very nice post shave routine leaving me BBS, soft, comfortable and smelling pretty good too.
Enjoy the rest of your day All.
 
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