SOTD : Saturday 5th October - Friday 11th October 2019.

Sunny Sunderland
Pre shave: Pears Original Transparent
Brush: Simpson Chubby 2 Synth
Soap: Arran Machrie
Razor: Razorock Game Changer SB 0.84
Blade: Astra SP (3)
Post Shave: Alum Block, cold water splash, Homemade Witch Hazel with added oils
Balm: Barts Balm Bergamot & Vanilla lotion & Arran Machrie
Aftershave: Arran Machrie EDT


An easy face lather and 2 pass close, comfortable shave WTG & XTG/ATG mix, it was all that was required from the GC-SB 0.84.
A massage of Barts Balm lotion finishing with the Arran Machrie Balm and AS.
All very nice.
Have a great day All.
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SOTD 10/9/19

Another great shave! I find myself turning to my Blackland Vector practically every day. It is without doubt my best dome shaver and delivers a great face shave as well! I enjoy using the other razors in my collection, with the exception of my father’s Slim Adjustable and my grandfather’s Old Type. I’ve never shaved with either.

Blackland Vector
Schick Proline Blade
Cold rinse followed by PAA Pre-shave Charcoal Menthol Cube
WCS Best Badger Brush
Proraso Shave Cream
Aqua Velva Spanish Version AS

Enjoy your shaves,


Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Antica Barbieria Colla Almond Oil Pre-Shave Cream
Brush: Tony Forsyth P&C LE 2017 Platypus High Mountain White Badger
Cream: Antica Barbieria Colla Almond Oil
Razor: Blackland Blackbird
Blade: NOS Personna P74 Med Prep (5)
Post: Antica Barbieria Colla Almond Oil Balm
Scent: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdT

This evening's shave was simple as ABC ;).


SOTD Wednesday 09 October 2019

Pre-shave: Warm shower, Wright's cold tar soap, cold water splash followed by Jack Black Epic Moisture MP10.
Soap: OSP Bay Rum.
Brush: Simpsons The Duke 2 Pure Badger.
Bowl: Giles Shaving Co - Spotty Pedestal.
Razor: Pils 101NL.
Blade: Feather (3).
Post: Pitralon Swiss, followed by Ibiza Aloe - Aloe Vera Gel.
EDP: Captain Fawcett Booze and Backy Eau de Parfum.

2 pass shave today; better angle with the Pils - DFS with no issues.

All the best,

Prep: Face wash Pears
Soap: Signature Soaps Britannia
Brush: Yaqi 30mm
Bowl: Timeless
Razor: Pearl SS01 open comb
Blade: Personna Red (3)
Post: Hot and cold rinse alum
AS: Brut
PSB: L'Oreal Men Expert All In One
Another kingtasic shave using Signature Soaps and this particular soaps smell reminds me of either cough candy or army and navy sweets


My theme for this particular shave was 'I married Frank'


Frank the razor - Stainless Colonial General
Frank the blade - Schlick Proline
Frank the brush - Razorock 400
Frank the shaving cream - OSP Shogun
Frank the splash - ESC Duine Fon Choill

Ever since my wife discovered the shaving pleasure of soaps and creams my remaining stock of OSP sprouted legs and walked their way to her own private stash. It also appears my little Muhle synthetic managed the same miraculous journey together with a shaving bowl. Mmmmmm? Misleadingly I always assumed it was for legs, arms and vagoos as someone quaintly named it in another thread. How wrong I was....

After 35 years I found I'd married Frank

A visit to said cupboard to steal (on a short loan steal basis) the small remaining stock of OSP Shogun. One day all will be gone and I can curse @OSP once again. I just prey we don't wake up one morning to find out the chap at Signature soaps has woken up the same day and declared motorbikes are more important (which of course they are). I will sadly miss OSP when the world's stocks have depleted to the level where E-Bay is the only source, but hey, enjoy it while it lasts. What a bloody super cream this is and the heavy scent of lemongrass out of this world. With the 400 at the driving end short work is made of arriving at a bowl of lovely rich lather.

Something to scythe its way though it all. Hands up the stainless General with a new Proline providing the cutting edge with less than cutting edge technology, just bloody great design, bloody great engineering and one of the finest shave pairings on the planet. Super duper.

Three full passes to a heavenly shave and a face smoother than Frank's. Throw on some ESC Duine Fon Choill and one of those great shaves in life which makes one wonder 'how does it get any better?'. Ask Frank I guess.

Here's wishing you all sensational shaves and I leave you with some more Japanese metal which includes who I think must be Frank.

Don't fret I was equally as bewildered when I came across these
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