Thu 27 on the road SOTD
Soap Conk Amber
Bowl Turkish Copper
Brush Yaqi 24mm Sagrada Familia
Razor Vintage Gillette Single Ring
Blade Vintage Gillette Super Nacet
Postshave Alum + Thayers Lemon
Aftershave Clubman WhiskyWood
Great lather from the bowl. Colonel Conk soaps are fantastic for their creaminess and slickness.
Shave with razor and blade was really good.
Pre: Sainsbury's Luxury Soap, Bergamot & Nectarine
Brush: Razorock 400 Plissoft Syn
Soap: Signature Soap Eboracum
Razor: Blackland Blackbird SB
Blade: Astra SP (7)
Post shave: Alum Block, cold water splash, Witch Hazel
Balm: Proraso Green
Aftershave: Proraso Green
Another fantastic lather from the Signature soap. This time with the Eboracum, when starting out on my Traditional shaving journey i tried a peppermint scented soap and was not too fussed about it. I am now growing to it and it pairs with the Proraso Green post shave balm and splash quite well, it could be that over the last year i have started to enjoy a menthol shave.
With the Signature soap scent it could be the Cedarwood that cuts the sweetness so its not like rubbing your face with a candy rock stick.
Again only 2 passes today & as a trial no ATG shaving, I have a DFS+ finish from WTG and XTG, most importantly, my face is comfortable and no indication from the Alum block.
7 shaves from an Astra SP, Granted they have only been 2 pass shaves but that is impressive. It has been retired now.
I could not use the Blackbird as a daily shaver, saying that it will be getting an outing now and again as i really like the look of it, very handsome. I do not think i will be using the OC plate again, it was a pass too far. I also find "The Dart" a great looker but i still ponder if i will ever tame it with confidence.
Enjoy your Day All
Yaqi Metal Timberwolf - Signature Soaps Eboracum - The Leaf Razor (3 blade option) - Al-Rehab Dakar EDP
A very interesting deviation from the norm today. I was always intrigued by the Leaf but had no desire to bear the cost of importing it from the US. Last week I discovered it for sale in the UK and jumped at the opportunity. Not a seductive razor.....more wham bam thank you ma'am. It was all over before I got properly started!
2 passes for a 'Face Feeler'
A great shave. This was my first use of the Paradigm 17-4. It was extraordinarily smooth, giving me a BBS shave with little effort and virtually no blade feel. At 100g, it does feel quite heavy in my hand. I'll use the Titanium 2 again tomorrow, and then the 17-4 once again the next day, to compare them.