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

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Please excuse my poor attempt of a photo.
First time with this cream but a good one, more cedarwood than tobacco and performs well.
The TOBS aftershave gel scent is lovely and I might well get some more off this but I’ll try a different one.
I think this is the 6th or 7th run out with this blade and it really does a good job with the Rockwell 6S, still plenty of life in her yet. No stinging at all after the Alum rub down. It’s Friday and I have a glass of wine. Life’s good.

Stay safe everyone. Keep smiling.
 
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For my last (and only second entry) for this week my shave for today was themed 'Irrelevancy'

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Fresh fish third stall along - Stainless Razorrock Hawk V3
Those bowls look nice next to each other - Feather Super Professional
Rice? No we only have pasta here - The Groom Room Little whiskey brush
Bus tickets are available over there sir - Signature Soaps Hibernia
Madam! I would be embarrassed to do that in public - Czech and Speake No.88

This is an SOTD which started a few days back, but life kept getting in the way and it never made its way in to presentation by pixels. But, so as not to deny you of some more Japanese adventures in girls and music I thought best I make a late entry in to the week. Better late than never, or so they say. My wife would happily take the never.
Fantastic!

I have enjoyed the Hawk V3 since becoming a smiling happy owner but felt that it was somewhat under-performing on the standard plate. A change of blade to something with a bit more sharpedginess about it (Feather Super Pro) raised the game and delivered pretty damn decent results. Let's be honest this thing cost buttons compared to most other stainless SE's and yet there it is knocking on the door of hero worship.

This week I received a very kind loan of an A-plate from @mpf9ret and for the past three days that is what I have been using. Now this is where the Hawk should be. It is like waving the magic shaving wand and adding touch of shaving fairy dust for good measure. For such a small subtle change the results are astounding. There is a big shift from being mediocre good to being.........fucking good. Read that as 'some good shit'. A phrase which confused the hell out of my Mexican chief cook when I worked in Mexico. Translated in to Spanish it didn't quite carry the same.

There appears to be more feedback and more stability in the shave. I thought the standard had some slight blade chatter which gave an odd sensation as to what was happening at the bit where the blade disappears in to nothingness. Guess I will call it the sharp end, and just the overall performance gave me more confidence in events as against to a slight sense of vagueness.

With the Signature Soaps doing its usual of never letting the side down (an awesome soap in every respect) and the little whiskey brush being a very suitable partner, the lather side of the story was excellently taken care of. Whisk, brush, blade, scent, wow and my recent shaves have been truly wonderful.
'yes, he's been in the bathroom for five bloody hours and to be honest I think I am getting bored of all this. Such a disappointment for a girl'

Have a great weekend all you folk of this shaving forum and just to let you know, but, I love you all

To finish the week with some more of the over-enthusiastic drummer

 
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05/08/20
Cold Water Shave
Brush: Alpha Outlaw Titanium G4 Synth
Soap: Mitchell's Woolfat
Razor: Ever Ready HFT-E Bar
Blade: Personna Med Prep (7)
Post shave: Cold water Rinse, Shower, Witch Hazel
Balm: Bart's Balm Lime Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: Williams Aqua Velva Musk
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As Easy as 1, 2, 3
Stay safe and enjoy your evening All
That is one gorgeous looking brush.

I was wondering how the knot in it, compares to a Tuxedo knot?
 
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03/08/20
Cold Water Shave
Brush: Alpha Outlaw Titanium G4 Synth
Soap: Faena Dorica
Razor: Stainless Karve C Plate
Blade: Gillette Rubie (1)
Post shave: Cold water Rinse, Shower, Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Cinnamon & Patchouli Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: CK Be
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1st time use of a Gillette Rubie, paired very nicely with the Stainless Karve to give a very close comfortable shave.
The Faena Soap is very much falling back in favour, a lovely scented thick slick lather started off in the bowl and finished on the face, lovely. the only hydration required was the XS water from the rinse off between passes.
A nice post shave routine leaving me BBS, Comfortable and smelling pretty darn good.
Stay Safe and enjoy your evening All
Happy Birthday Paul @pjgh enjoy your night in.
That is one gorgeous looking brush. I've had my eye on that brush a few times, haven't pulled the trigger yet.
I was wondering how the knot in it, compares to a Tuxedo knot?
 
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01/08/20
Pre: Facial scrub with Wickams pre shave soap
Brush: Alpha Outlaw Titanium G4 Synth
Soap: Faena Dorica
Razor: 5/8 Thiers Issard Evide Sonnant / Rex Ambassador Adjustable
Blade: Muhle (1)
Post shave: Cold water splash, EO infused Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Cinnamon & Patchouli Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: CK One

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I decided last minute to give the T-I a run out this morning, i had given it a few laps on the pasted balsa so i wanted to try it out.
It has been a while since i used the Faena and it whipped up easily to give a lovely face covering.
I completed a full WTG pass with the T-I and although i am getting a shave from it, it really does not feel as smooth as the other Str8 razors i have? It may need to be re-honed, not sure yet?
The next blade from the mixed trial pack in the dispenser was a Muhle, not used them before and will not be buying any, neither smooth or sharp for me, i will give it another run tomorrow.
All a bit Meh! apart from the soap which was a real positive.
Stay Safe and enjoy your day All
That is one gorgeous looking brush. I've had my eye on that brush a few times, haven't pulled the trigger yet.
I was wondering how the knot in it, compares to a Tuxedo knot?
 
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That is one gorgeous looking brush. I've had my eye on that brush a few times, haven't pulled the trigger yet.
I was wondering how the knot in it, compares to a Tuxedo knot?
If you've got a spare handle, give the G4 knot a try before committing the big money to the Outlaw:

£9.43 | FS-G4, Single Synthetic Fiber Hair for Wet Shaving brush(Faux Silver Tip)24mm+FREE SHIPPING

I think it's a good knot.
 
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