SOTD: Saturday 22th to Friday 28th of 2020

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.


Sunny Sunderland
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

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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
Thursday 27th February

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'

Razor - Fat Handle Tech
Blade - Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum India (16)
Brush - Yaqi Rainbow/Faux Horse
Soap - MWF
Post - Witch Hazel/Dapper Dan Menthol & Eucalyptus Balm
AS - Superdrug Forest Fresh

I'd not used MWF for a while and managed to get a really great lather with it today and the blade seemed to glide across my face for the 3.5 passes.
Seattle, WA, USA
Thursday AM 2020-02-27

Rooney 1/3 Ebony Finest (26/52)
Eufros Tobacco shaving soap (tallow)
Paradigm 17-4
Gillette Platinum 'Swede' (2)
Cigar Aficionado aftershave

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.
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