SOTD Saturday 22nd to Friday 28th Aug 2020

Mordor, UK

Farewell Shave

Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Rooney 1/3 Super Silvertip Badger
Cream: Santa Maria Novella
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette Swede (1)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel; Proraso Green Splash
Scent: Musgo Real Classic

On Friday evening, I lost my dearest friend, after a ten year battle with cancer. I was privileged to be holding his hand as he slipped away. We were inseparable since schoolboys.
He was a passionate wet shaver, but too shy to do much posting.

His Wife asked me if I could shave him on his final day; a great honour that I gladly accepted. Unfortunately, his birth razor was at his home. He had a two week growth, so I needed some blade gap.
The Futur was one of his favourite razors, so I packed it up with a selection of gear and headed to the hospital, where I shaved him, and stayed with him until the end.

Tonight, I reproduce the shave, as a tribute to my dear friend.

Rest easy, my Brother.
A truly handsome selection for a final shave. Your tribute shows not only a deep respect for your friend but also towards this forum where you chose to share it. Thank you @TomG
Mordor, UK
A relaxing early evening shave...

Software: Glyce Lime soap pre-wash / Le Pere Lucien Cologne Fougere soap / Le Pere Lucien Cologne Fougere AS / True Religion Drifter EDT

Hardware: Yaqi Heavy Metal Tuxedo synthetic / EJDE89 + Gillette Nacet on Timeless Titanium


After 3 shaves with this brush it's definitely maintaining the Yaqi quality and feel I've come to expect. Since I've shifted to synthetics, I've not been disappointed with any of the brushes I've bought (Yaqi and Phoenix AA).
A shift back to the Nacet from the disappointing 7'o'clock also paid dividends.

Have a good evening all:)
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 27 August 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Yaqi Sagrada Familia Tuxedo Synth. 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Weinstrasse
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Voskhod #5
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
Tonight Tipple:- Taylors Jaraman Shiraz
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