SOTD: Saturday 21st March to 27th March 2020

West Yorkshire
Prep: Bath
Pre: Proraso red
Brush: Big Jock Silvertip
Scuttle: QShave
Cream: TOB Grapefruit
Razor/Blade: Rex Ambassador/Gillette 7 o’clock yellow (3)
Post: Alum and cold water rinse.
ASL: SV Cubebe SE
ASB: 1912 Classic

Enjoyable 3 pass shave with the Rex mainly at 2.5, dropping down to 1 for ATG moustache area. Ramping it up to 4 for cleanup pass on troublesome missed bits on neck. No stinging with the alum nor ASL.
Kent UK
Thur 26th March

Stirling Syn.26mm
P & B Pall Mall
PAL S/S Adj. Injector
Schick S/S -Japan [ 9 ]
Floid Vigoroso A/S Lotion

A Shave today with one of my favourites and another Design Classic, the futuristic PAL Adjustable. Another Razor which is either liked or loathed as some find it difficult to Shave with. I am fortunate in that I can and it is probably one of my favourite modern Injectors confined to the use of one blade. Not a bad Shave today considering that perhaps I was due a blade change, quite smooth with a pretty good finish.

Thu 26 SOTD
Cream Omega Eucalyptus
Bowl Red Nubs
Brush Yaqi 28mm Synthetic
Razor Yaqi DOC Mellon
Blade Silverstar 5th
Postshave Ice Water + Thayers Rose + Aloe
Great lather from the bowl! Nice scent, thick and slick. Shave was good. Quite smooth as auto cruising. Blade still good and sharpish. 3+1pass ATG, XTG/ATG, ATG & ATG pickup. No weepers today. Ice water face rinse immediately after and really good. A DFS % BBS result today and rating 9.7/10.



Razor: Colonial General SS
Blade: Schick Proline (1)
Brush: Alpha Outlaw V2 G4
Soap: Trumpers Eucris
Pre: Proraso Blue
ASL: Nivea 2 Phase
ASB: Proraso Blue

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First use of the General I purchased from the BST in August and all I can say is wow! 48 hours growth taken down in 2.5 passes for a sublime finish. I could have walked away with a more than acceptable shave from the first pass. I wasn't sure how this shave would go having come from the lightweight Hawk V2. The General is a weighty razor but buttery smooth and seems to work well with the Proline.
Wow. First time since purchasing in August? Wow! Welcome to the Colonial Club and what is one of theeeee best razors out there.
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