SOTD: Saturday 7th - 13th of September 2019

The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 11 September 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Edwin Jagger Synth. v2.0 Silvertip Fibre Faux Horn 25/58mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Ariana & Evans ~ Frozen Mojito
Razor/Blade:- Karve CB Brass 'C' / NOS Wizamet Super Iridium #3
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20), Tea Tree Antiseptic (10), Lavender (15) & Peppermint (10 drops)
Fragrance:- L'Eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme
Before anyone calls for me to be burned at the stake, I did ‘wet shave’ with a brush and proper cream!

Nivea deep cleaning face wash / shower
Executive Shaving handmade bowl
Razorock BC brush
Castle Forbes Lime cream
Mach 3 Turbo cart with nice handle from Etsy
Wholly Kaw ‘Man From Mayfair’ aftershave toner

I think there is definitely truth in the concept that carts CAN actually give a good shave WHEN used with good prep, cream/soap, technique, etc. . .

Was in a hurry at the weekend and stupidly used this razor with canned crap (only kept as wife uses on legs!). Result was not too bad but I felt the tugging and pulling as soon as I went over my tache. Difference between that garbage and proper shaving cream really is like night and day. Cart shave today with same razor & CF Lime cream, no discomfort at all. 3 passes, all with the grain. Even XTG hurts my face with a cart, let alone ATG. Not as close but good enough and far more comfortable than DE. I must say I’m enjoying this, no fear of slicing my face or finger open with a blade, and no prickliness on stubble regrowth that I get from DE razors. Could be the way forward for my face!

Kent UK
Wed 11th Sept.

Simpson Chubby 1 / Maggards 2band
Williams Mug Soap
ER " Streamline"
Gem S/S [ 2 ]
Tuff Green A/S Lotion

Shaving with a Vintage SE is probably more demanding than when using an AC/SE. However I find that with due care and attention, the "Streamline" can be used with precision to deliver a really close all round Shave. The finish acquired today is equal to the best that I get with an AC/SE.



Well done Iain, a very professional looking bar of soap. I'm sure it rivals the best of the best soap's out there! Very well presented. P. :)
Thank you for saying so P. - I started doing it because my partner has extremely sensitive skin and had problems with commercially produced soap - doing it yourself gives you control over what is in it - and what it smells of. I'll probably make some more soon - happy to send you a couple of bars to see what you think - if you like. Cheers - I.
Plymouth, Devon

Razor: Fatip Gentile SE
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (3)
Brush: EJ Best Badger
Soap: TOBS St James
Pre: Proraso White
ASL: Osma Alum
ASB: Creightons


The Gentile is a little too gentle for my liking. Should that be a suprise given the name? Takes too much work to get a good finish and then irritation follows. I've swapped the Gentile plate for the Piccolo and will give that a go next.
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