Sun 27 Last Island SOTD Soap Catie's Bubbles Ocean Grove Brush Yaqi 24mm Aqua Tuxedo Razor Game Changer 0.84 SB Blade Tatra Platinum 2nd Aftershave
Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Nice lather...performance and scent.
Shave with razor paired with blade was another excellent combo. Sharp, smooth and comfortable 3 pass without issues.Excellent post & aftershaves. Rating 9.8/10
Brush : YaqI 24mm Tuxedo Marble Handle
Soap : Zoya Vetyver
Razor : Rockwell 6C R4
Blade : Ladas (3)
Post : Brut Original ASL
This Zoya soap came as part of a soap bundle, and had been sat unwrapped in its cardboard box for well over three years
I kept meaning to try it some day, and never got around to it - until now. . . .
I grated and pressed the small 75g puck into a small plastic Tupperware type bowl in the morning before my evening shave.
To my surprise it still has it's mild Vetyver scent, and makes a thick, peaky lather.
Looking online it seems it has now been discontinued - which is a shame as it really is a good performing soap.
PreShave: Warm to hot water—most from the boiled kettle, some from the tap
Cream: Santa Maria Novella
Brush: Kent BK8
Bowl: My recycled T&H cream bowl
Razor: Futur (3, 2.5, 1.5)
Blade Astra SP (2)
Post Shave: Alum
Fragrance: Floris 71/72
It was a good way to start a Sunday morning; enjoy the rest of the weekend, folks.
1924. Not the most eventful of years, but a few notable happenings included:
The first ever broadcasting of the Shipping forecast. And still as important today to us old sea dogs as ever. More commonly known to us mariners as 'The shitting show'
John Logie Baird sends rude moving pictures over a short distance. Later to become YouPorn. Oooops. Rudimentary pictures.
Ever Ready still moving away from batteries add a 12 to their original razor and invent the 1924. Later in the 2000's someone converts them to fit a standard modern handle as no one in 1924 had ever heard of metric with Britain remaining imperialistic and swamping the world with obscure thread sizes.
Razor - Ever Ready 1924 on a stainless Mongoose handle
Blade - The one ad only Gem
Brush - Yaqi Dandelion
Soap - Czech and Speake 88
Aftershave balm - Brimble and Hawkins
A first time out for the very kindly donated 1924 complete with a conversion on the thread to take a modern handle. In this case the very beautiful stainless Mongoose. Much like the 1912 it again looks like an agricultural implement for garden gnomes. Physically not that dismilar to each other but I do think the 12 appears to have more blade exposure. To this effect I found the 1912 to have a more efficient stance. Then again the 24 I am finding is a little more fussy over the angle and I don't think I have found its optimum so far.
In context though a smashing shave was had even if I didn't quite think it delivered the same final finish as the 1912. But it still needs time to get to know it better.
Gem? It is. What else is there?
And what do you know about razors?
Not super smooth then but well worthy of an early Christmas present
So from 1924 to the 2000's and let's have some of those Japanese girls. And for this Sunday morning some Mary's Blood
Have a lovely day you folk and a most pleasant and safe, healthy week ahead