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The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 03 September 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:- Declaration Grooming ~ Weinstrasse
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Voskhod #12
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)

Soap - Lea Menthol Cream
Brush - Zenith Euro X
Razor - Gillette Old Type
Blade - Personna Lab Blue (2)
Post - Witch Hazel
Balm - Nivea Cooling Kick
AS - Signature Soaps A Danum Splash

I've had my Old Type for a few years but never quite enjoyed using it to begin with, but right now probably down to improving my technique and using the razor with a sharp blade and the right angle I'm finding it produces absolutely delightful shaves, I'm growing to like it as much as my favourite Techs now.

A good lather with my Zenith Euro X, but it shed 4-5 bristles in the shave, it's a brush I love using but I've never quite got it to stop shedding on a regular basis.
North London
Pre - Shower / Face wash
Cream - GFT Eucris
Brush - New Forest
Razor - Mühle R89
Blade - Wilkinson (3)
Post - Saponificio Varesino AS - Cubebe (sample)

A nice comfortable shave, one nick just under my chin. Other than that feels nice and smooth (apart from under my chin as I went easy after the nick). I've now transferred the remaining contents of my Eucris to a smaller tub as I want to use this tub for another soap. I quite like the Cubebe As, I may get a full sized pot.



Sunny Sunderland
Brush: Simpson Commodore X1
Soap: Arran Soap Co. Machrie
Razor: Karve Stainless C Plate
Blade: Med Prep (5)
Post shave: Cold water splash, TC's Bay Rum Splash #1
Balm: Arran Soap Co. Machrie
Aftershave: Arran Soap Co. Machrie
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A nice lather from the Arran soap co for the shave, the little X1 working really well as a face latherer. it would make a great travel brush ( if i was going anywhere).
The Blade is as smooth as the first shave so it will get another run out, not bad for 5 shaves.
Finishing today with the matching balm and splash leaving me BBS and smelling very nice.

Half way through the shave i heard the tell tale signs of the dogs going ape for the RM postman, the Hermes driver had already been.
Very quick delivery for the Osbourne Garrett & Co KROPP pair.
They are even better in the hand, a wonderful addition to the Str8 collection.

Stay safe and enjoy your day.
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