SOTD Saturday 22nd to Friday 28th Aug 2020


SOTD 27 August 2020

Pre-shave: Shower, followed by cold water splash.
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougère
Brush: Muhle Silvertip Fiber.
Razor: Above the Tie - Calypso R1
Blade: SuperMax Super Platinum (Day 1).
Post: Cold water splash - Myrsol Metisol.
EDC: Trumper's Havana.

I started shaving with the Calypso M1 earlier in the summer - @Digimonkey had a marathon run with that razor on SOTD and I was interested. A great razor, very, very smooth, just a tad on the mild side for my taste. I ordered the R1 base plate out of curiosity and out of the blue it arrived yesterday - good job SWMBO was out at work ;-)

An enjoyable shave - smooth and efficient - I think this may be a good daily driver when we go on holiday (all being well). A DFS + after 2 passes - whereas the M1 needed 3 for a DFS+ finish.

The MDC as ever performs out of this world, as ever YMMV.

Hope everyone is safe and well,



SOTD 27/8/20

Razor- Rex Ambassador
Blade- Gillette Rubie
Bush- Yaqi Sagrada Familia
Soap- Signature Soaps Coria
Post- Thayers Cucumber and Barts Grapefruit and pink pepper balm.

What a shave this was. The Rex really is a fantastic razor, I'm going to have some fun working out which blades work for me in this.
Setting 2 for the first pass then down to 1 for the other two. Unless you've quite a few days of growth I dont think you'd need to go any higher on this. Quite an aggressive razor.

@BrianH soaps....they just work dont they. No fuss, they perform on the money time and time again.

Have a good night one and all.
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Great photo; I love ow my eye is drawn to the red dot on the Rex :)



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.
@TomG So sorry for your loss; I lost a great friend just over a year ago, to the same, he was a fan of his beard; wet shaving would be a source of amusement for him - I hope that time heals,

The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 28 August 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Maseto Beehive 'Horn' Tuxedo Synth. 26/54mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Weinstrasse
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Voskhod #6
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)
Fragrance:- Burberry London for Men



Prep - facial scrub
razor - Karve aluminum - d plate
blade - Nacet (1)
brush - Simpsons P8 Phyl best LE
soap - Proraso Sandalo
post - witch hazel
a/s - Vitos Tobacco
balm - none
scent - ADP - Mirto de Panarea edt.

sound track - Shirley Bassey - The Remix Album: Diamonds Are Forever - nice - Tiger Bay's finest mixed up with some harsh and tasty beats. Check it out.

Peerless shave - @RussellR5555 - thank you - I.

He's the man, the man with the Midas touch
A spider's touch
Such a cold finger
Beckons you to enter his web of sin
But don't go in
Golden words he will pour in your ear
But his lies can't disguise what you fear
For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her
It's the kiss of death from
Mister Goldfinger
Pretty girl beware of this heart of gold
This heart is cold
Golden words he will pour in your ear
But his lies can't disguise what you fear
For a golden girl knows…'
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