SOTD Saturday 29nd Aug to Friday 4th Sept 2020

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Try this one , best Synthetic knots going in my opinion. The price is Canadian Dollars

Very nice brush...but now I feel like a junky surrounded by pushers trying to get me hooked on the new green stuff :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
(I might have guessed...you coming from the Emerald Isle:cool:)
@Greybeard Yaqi definitely offer the best bang for your buck but the AP Shave knots are potentially the best in the business (at least in the opinion of Russ and I). I particularly like the SynBad and 2BED knots. Don't quote me on this but they might be made by Yaqi to a higher specification than the versions they sell under their name (denser etc.). The AP knots are awesome value for money as well.

I may have just talked myself in to buying a 4th!
 
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Mordor, UK
@Greybeard Yaqi definitely offer the best bang for your buck but the AP Shave knots are potentially the best in the business (at least in the opinion of Russ and I). I particularly like the SynBad and 2BED knots. Don't quote me on this but they might be made by Yaqi to a higher specification than the versions they sell under their name (denser etc.). The AP knots are awesome value for money as well.

I may have just talked myself in to buying a 4th!
I now have 5 Yaqi synths and 3 razorock synths and I reckon they match or beat any other brush I ever owned and cost significantly less per brush. Problem is they keep releasing new and very cool designs!
 
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04/09/20
Birthday Shave
Face rinse with tepid water
Brush: Alpha Outlaw Titanium G4 Synth
Soap: Arran Soap Co. Lochranza
Razor: Osborne, Garrett & Co Ltd 1899 - 1923. The Kropp 6/8th #1
Blade: See Above
Post shave: Cold water splash, TC's Bay Rum Splash #1
Balm: Arran Soap Co. Lochranza
Aftershave: Arran Soap Co. Lochranza
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A memorable Birthday shave for all the right reasons.
a wonderful face lather from the Alpha TI and Arran soap.
The razor feels very comfortable in the hand and my grip seemed to be quite natural today.
I completed 3 confident passes being mindful throughout, WTG, WTG & then XTG/ATG mix.
I completed the XTG from ear to centre top lip both sides and ATG on the neck & over the jaw and chin.
I am very happy with a DFS+ result.
A very nice post shave with the matching balm and aftershave leaving me very refreshed and smelling pretty darn good to boot.
I am so glad i have these razors and Andrew from SD has put a lovely edge on the 1st one i have tried, a very smooth shave today.
So,
Stay Safe and enjoy your Friday All.
Happy belated Birthday to you...
 
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Crikey that is a terrible picture, I have a lot of respect for the fine SOTD photos but mine isn't one of them!

Onto the shave

4/9/20

'Birthday Shave'

Razor - Flat Bottom Tech
Blade - Treet Black Beauty (1)
Soap - Lea Menthol
Post - Witch Hazel/Nivea Balm
AS - Signature Soaps Danum Splash

The theme of my shave today was to use items I've sent here, including the Flat Bottom Tech sent by Paul @pjgh, a Treet Black Beauty sent by Paul @Blademonkey, the Lea Shaving Cream from Chris @Boycie83 and finished the shave with Danum Splash sent as a tester by @BrianH.

A really great shave, with each additional shave with the Flat Bottom Tech I'm growing to appreciate it more and more and I'm understanding why it's so highly regarded, it paired incredibly well with the Treet Black. Not a bad lather with the Lea Menthol/Yaqi even if I loaded too much water to begin and had a sloppier lather than I usually like, seemed to work well enough.

Have a good start to the weekend gents.
Happy belated Birthday to you....
 
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