SOTD : Saturday 27th June - Friday 03th July 2020

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Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
For the next three shaves ...



Prepare with Ach Brito Glyce soap
Lather up with Wickham's 1912 Buddha Wood/Club Cola/Citrus Musk & RazoRock Beehive w/28mm Plissoft Synthetic
Shave w/Gillette Tech (1980s)/Gillette Tech (1940s)/Gillette New Standard (1930s) & SuperMax Blue Diamond Platinum
Usually single pass, maybe a little touch-up
Witch Hazel as face toner​
 
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Location
Devon
02/07/20

Razor: Colonial General V2
Blade: Schick Proline (2)
Brush: Oumo SHD Manchuria Chubby
Soap: Stirling Piacenza
Pre: Proraso Azur Lime
ASL: RazoRock XXX
ASB: None
Scent: AdP Colonia

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Following some technical support from @Satanfriendly the blade is now aligned correctly in the General and the shave was super smooth. A really nice and close 2 passes. I thoroughly enjoyed this shave and I smell great.

Also pleased to report that I had no irritation issue with this Stirling soap either so both Piacenza and MITA seem fine for me.
 

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Location
Liverpool
02/07/20

Razor: Colonial General V2
Blade: Schick Proline (2)
Brush: Oumo SHD Manchuria Chubby
Soap: Stirling Piacenza
Pre: Proraso Azur Lime
ASL: RazoRock XXX
ASB: None
Scent: AdP Colonia

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Following some technical support from @Satanfriendly the blade is now aligned correctly in the General and the shave was super smooth. A really nice and close 2 passes. I thoroughly enjoyed this shave and I smell great.

Also pleased to report that I had no irritation issue with this Stirling soap either so both Piacenza and MITA seem fine for me.
Really happy to hear problem solved. Like I said before not the best of design when accidental misalignment can occur, but as long as you are aware it is something to check.

You did have me worried when you mentioned 'tugging'. Something I more associate with the activities of my little boat and being a seaman.
 
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2,578
Location
Edinburgh
Thursday

Cella
RazoRock Disrupter 22mm synth
Face lather
Ever Ready 1912 ‘Bathroom Set’
Gem SS PTFE
Thayer’s Lavender and Aloe Vera
Fine Platinum after shave

I can’t remember the last time I used the Cella; but it really did the business today. Paired very well with this outstanding member of the 1912 dynasty.

Keep staying safe and well.

S.

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2,881
Location
West Sussex, UK
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Totally blown away by this Monsavon soap. Had read it wasn't a great lather builder so best to overload which I did but it was completely unnecessary, I ended up with enough for 6 passes! Superb quality lather, perhaps slightly lacking in protection for some but very slick. The scent is classic old school, camphorous lavender... I have a vintage bottle of Yardley English lavender here and the scent is very similar except the Monsavon has an added powdery/creamy note. I highly recommend this for the couple of £ it costs.

Also discovered the Henso DE is older than I first thought, it appears in Henckels 1940 brochure:

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The head design strongly reminds me of the Fatip Testina Gentile, might have to buy one to compare...
 
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