SOTD : Saturday 25th August - Friday 31st August 2018

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31 August

1st SOTD
Pre: warm water
Soap: Tabula Rasa: Abraka Barber
Brush: Razorock 24mm Bruce plissoft
Razor: Fatip piccolo (first use)
Blade: Gillette Nacet (3)
Post: Proraso white balm
EDT: Armani Code

Fatip piccolo was not anywhere near as aggressive as I expected. I will try a Feather next time.

Thanks for reading, have a good day everyone.
 
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Friday...

Tabac Original
RazoRock Plissoft 24mm synth
Face lather
Gem Micromatic Open Comb
Gem SS PTFE
Thayer’s Cucumber and Aloe Vera
Tabac Original after shave

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Hi Folks,

Nice to get some vintage accoutrements out again. A predictably perfect BBS from all the components. Have a great forthcoming weekend.

S.
 
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31 August

1st SOTD
Pre: warm water
Soap: Tabula Rasa: Abraka Barber
Brush: Razorock 24mm Bruce plissoft
Razor: Fatip piccolo (first use)
Blade: Gillette Nacet (3)
Post: Proraso white balm
EDT: Armani Code

Fatip piccolo was not anywhere near as aggressive as I expected. I will try a Feather next time.

Thanks for reading, have a good day everyone.
Proceed with caution, if you do. An assertive razor with a blade which is, shall we say...keen can be a lethal combination.
 
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Prep - face wash soap and warm water
Proraso sensitive preshave cream
Body Shop Maca Root and Aloe Cream
Edwin Jagger DE87
Polsilver SI (4)
Alum Block
Fine Italian Citrus AS
Barts Balm - Lavender (sample)

Excellent shave. I usually use KOS preshave oil but thought I would give the Proraso a try. Glad I did.
 
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Location
Kent UK
Fri 31st Aug
Vintage v Modern SE- 50/50 Shave

RazoRock Plissoft 22mm
P & B Citrus Royale
A. LH side, ATT SE-G modified base plate + Gem S/S [ 3 ]
B. RH side, Ever Ready Streamline + Gem S/S [ 3 ]
Pitralon Classic A/S Lotion

Decided that another head to head with this Razors was in order , while the blades were in good condition. This time used the modified SE-G on my more hard to Shave RH side , and noted it took longer to get an ultra close finish than with the Streamline yesterday. The Streamline completed the Shave with ease , and I was more than pleased with the whole Shave, not only ultra close all round but obtained fault free with no post Shave irritation.

Please note that I am not reporting on a Shave with an original ATT SE-G , which has not worked for me. I have been using one with a modified base plate, crafted by Paul @Blademonkey who also was dissatisfied with the performance of the original. On balance I prefer my favourite Vintage SE as it is slightly more aggressive and provides a quicker Shave , and I find the blade loading and securing of the top cap on the SE-G a bit awkward at times. My Streamline cost a lot less than a SE-G, and though not S/S is likely to last a lifetime. Perhaps ATT have now got their latest SE-G to perform, but IMHO is unlikely to be better than your favourite Vintage SE.

I have had a fun week using this Razor so well modified by Paul, that it does provide more than a decent Shave
for someone with my tough beard like mine.

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Prep: Warm shower then hot face wash with Pears
Soap: Noble Otter Noir Et Vanille
Brush: Yaqi 28mm Tuxedo
Razor: Rockwell 6C plate 5
Blade: Polsilver SI (3)
Post: Cold water rinse, alum, Nivea Cooling Aftershave Balm
Edt: CK Shock
:( I knew i was going to get a nick today trying to go for my 7th without a nick apart from the nick it was plain sailing
 
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