SOTD Saturday 26th September to Friday 2nd October 2020.


Brush - Omega 11819 (24mm/55mm)
Soap - Tabac Stick
Razor - Fat Handle Tech
Blade - Treet Platinum (2)
Post - Witch Hazel
Balm - Nivea Cool Kick
AS - Denim Original

Even though I had a pretty good lather for yesterday's shave, my Omega boar was a floppy mop of a brush and for today's shave I soaked the brush for a few minutes less and it made a world of difference! The brush had some backbone for building the lather today, managed to get some more air into it. As for the shave itself, I found the Treet Platinum in yesterday's shave to be a little too sharp whilst paired with my Flat Bottom Tech and I picked up a little irritation beneath my jaw; so for today's shave I paired the blade in a slightly milder Tech, the Fat Handle and took a bit more care shaving under my jaw to avoid applying too much pressure.
Pleased with the results though, the Treet Platinum is a very good blade and one that seems to work very well with vintage Gillettes. Finished the shave with some Denim Original splash which is a nice good old fashioned barbershop style splash.

Have a good Friday gents.
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 02 October 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mike’s Natural ~ Bay Rum
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Rubie #2
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- Davidoff Cool Water
North London
Brush also seems to 'swallow' loads of the soap too...
Most of my Badger brushes seem to do that. The lather goes in the brush rather than on it. Still perfectly usable lather and gets on the face with ease. That was also the biggest difference I notices with my only synth brush, the lather sits on its rather than in the brush.

Fat Friday

Pre - Shower / Face wash
Soap - MWF
Brush - Traditional Shave Co Badger
Razor - Mühle R89
Blade - Personna Red (4)
Post - Kouros AS followed by Moisturiser

A nice two and half pass shave today. I'm so pleased @pjgh sent me a sample of his MWF after my duff puck. I wouldn't have bothered with trying it again. It really does work well. It's the second try and used a badger brush rather than synth. Works just the same.

Friday's Shave

  • Pre: Argan Oil Soap
  • Brush: Shavemac 24mm Synbad
  • Razor: J.A. Henckels 6/8
  • Soap: Signature Soaps Danum
  • Splash: Quorum
  • Balm: Bart's Unscented
  • Scent: CK Obsession

What a soap the Danum is , my first time using this one and the same fantastic Signature performance and what a fragrance ! Beautiful

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Thank you, glad you liked it. Regards Brian


Sunny Sunderland
Pre: Shower
Brush: DS Cosmetic "Dragon Scales" (that's not its name, its what the handle says to me)
Soap: Stirling Soap co. Lime
Razor: Schick B1 Repeating Razor 1927-32
Blade: Personna Injector (8)
Post shave: Cold water rinse, L'oreal Ice Impact
Balm: Barts Balm Lime Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: Mäurer & Wirtz 4711 EDC
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This razor never lets me down, i had to check on the WTG pass to make sure there was a blade in it, the rinse water was saying "yes" the face feel was saying "no". A really smooth shave leaving me comfortable and BBS from 3 passes.
For the Lime buffs out there the Stirling Co is my favourite, the scent is ever present throughout the shave and it lingers, the 4711 is a perfect match.
Stay safe and enjoy your day All
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