SOTD : Saturday 8th September - Friday 14th September 2018.

Thursday 13th September

Heno de Pravia Glycerine Soap
Vitos Preshave Cream
De Vergulde Hand Soap
Grosvenor Badger/Boar Brush
Yaqi Scalloped Razor on a Windrose Damascus Handle with a 7 O'Clock Permasharp Blade
Witch Hazel
Aloe Vera Gel
Murray & Lanman Florida Water

Quite an aggressive/efficient set up this morning
Three passes for a fantastically smooth and close shave:)

Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Rudy Vey Shavemac Silvertip Badger
Cream: Vitos Tobacco
Razor: Pils
Blade: Vintage NOS Wilkinson Sword Light Brigade (4)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel / CRSW Aftershave Lotion
Scent: Creed Aventus (decant)

Nice three pass shave. The Vitos cream is good stuff.
Palmolive fox
North East.UK

SOTD: 13th September 2018.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/ L'OREAL~ Hydra Sensitive Birch Sap Shower Gel.


warm wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Glycerin Soap./Nuage Men Menthol Shaving Oil.

Brush: APShaving Co. ~ Cashmere synthetic.

Face Lather.

Cream : Kiss My Face ~ Peaceful Patchouli.

Blade: Personna~ Gem PTFE coated.(2)

Frankenrazor: Ever-Ready 1924 Head / Schmidt R10 Handle.

Warm wet flannel/ cold wet flannel to rinse my face.


Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lime, Lemon+Peppermint Oil & Menthol Crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./ Brut ~ A/S Lotion.

L'OREAL Soothing Birch Sap Post Shave Balm.


After trying a sample of the K.M.F cream i was totally impressed how good this cream was and ordered some from ebay, You only need a small amount(2 squirts) into a mixing bowl to create a slick protective lather however, it's a very 'thirsty' cream so i add more water than i would with other shaving creams, the post shave feeling is brilliant, it has a mild patchouli fragrance which lingers throughout the shave & beyond, and the post shave feeling is amazingly good. I haven't got or experienced many vegan shaving creams or soaps, but this is a one i highly recommend, don't be put off by it's cheap feminine appearance, it's shaving performance i would match with other creams & soaps that cost twice the amount...A superb shaving cream.

maiden shave with the frankenrazor for the sake of my inquisitive mind,i was wondering how a Ever-Ready SE vintage razor would perform with a modern longer handle, after searching the net to see if it could be done?, and if someone had done this?, i found this excellent site. - New handles for old razors

Having some excellent options, i went for the easier /quicker one, and ordered ten 8mm stainless cone point grub screws from ebay, which cost me the grand total of £1.20 pence with postage.

Arriving the next day, i tried one in my ER 1912 & 1924 which both razors married up wonderfully together, my remaining 1914 (brass) however wasn't successful due to been a brass thread,and i wasn't going to risk cross-threading my wonderful vintage razor , just to try a modern handle in it... Anyway i'm delighted that i can use most of my modern handles on the ER 1912's & 1924 if & when i want to.

How did it shave though?..The verdict?..Absolutetly brilliant, the schmidt handle, which is a spare took this SE vintage razor to another pleasurable level,it's slightly more top heavy, but the shave felt very comfortable with the longer handle.

My face was near BBS after two passes.A quick and final atg/pick up pass my face was BBS...What more could i ask for?...Another flawless shave...Next ER shave i'll try the longer handle out on a ER 1912.

Finishing the shave off with a generous dollop of L'OREAL ~ Soothing Birch Sap Post Shave Balm.

My face is feeling fresh super smooth, & smelling devine.

Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.
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Enjoying the R96 more; used it for a face and head shave this morning and was surprised by the results; smooth, quick and caught the awkward spots very well. As I get a less cushion from the veggie 1912 than I do from my favourite tallow soaps, I was hesitant using it for a head shave, but all went well and I do like the scent...

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13 September: Smooth not slippy

Proraso sensitive white soap
Plisson size 12 synthetic fibre
Mühle R101 with Feather
Proraso green aftershave
Penhaligon Sartorial edt

Thick protective lather whipped up from the Proraso soap by the ever efficient Plisson synthetic. Two passes by the R101 and feather left me really smooth, although this is not the razor I would pick when I’m in a hurry, it does provide me the best possible results. I found the smooth acrylic handle of the R101 rather more grippy than the chromed textured handle of the R41, especially when wet, the R101 was the keeper. Proraso green aftershave gave a welcome eucalyptus and menthol finish.
Wednesday 12th September PM

Prep: Warm rinse with Nivea Sensitive Face Wash then Proraso Pre Shave cream Eucalyptus and Menthol
Soap: Wickham Buddha Wood
Brush: Executive Shaving Medium Jock synthetic
Razor: Gillette Fatboy
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (1)
Post: Cold rinse, Thayers Witch Hazel with Cucumber followed by Superdrug Forest Fresh aftershave then BartsBalm Amber and Moroccan Jasmine.

Another run out for the Fatboy tonight and another different blade. Some good reports about the Gillette Silver Blue.

I also used the newly acquired Wickham Buddha Wood soap - exclusively sold at the Gentleman’s Groom Room in Dundee. I popped in there today and had to repeatedly tell Ian the shop owner that I wasn’t spending a lot!

The soap was the simplest yet to lather. A few circles of the brush in the tub and it was flowing over. A generous application with the subtle scent filling my nostrils. It provided a really slick lather which the blade glided over easily. No dragging, no hesitation, just smooth.

A simple 3 pass shave with the razor on setting 4 for the 1st two then down to setting 1 for the final pass. A few pickups and the face is smooooooth.

A real pleasure to use this razor which the blade seemed to work well with. The soap was good too with good slickness still present after each pass. I’ll gladly add it to my rotation.

Finishing with the Superdrug aftershave and BartBalms balm and I’m feeling refreshed. A good strong burn tonight with the aftershave, but one to enjoy!

A good shave!

Have a great evening folks!
Nice meeting you at the store yesterday Gordon and thanks for introducing yourself as a member of TSR always good to put a face to a members name. As promised, I said I'd keep a look out for your post on SOTD. A great choice of purchase in the Wickham soap and congrats on curbing the SAD, RAD and BAD on you visit as it can be rife in our wet shaving community :)
A good looking SOTD Gordon!
SOTD 13 September 2018 - for those old enough to remember, Space 1999 Day :)

Pre-shave: Warm shower, Musgo Real Classic Glycerin Oil Soap, cold water splash followed by Proraso (White) Pre Shave Cream.
Soap: Cella Crema da Barba AllOlio Di Mandorla.
Brush: Simpsons The Duke 2 Pure Badger.
Bowl: Aesop.
Razor: Karve Plate E.
Blade: Wilkinson Sword Classic (Day 1).
Post: Floid Vigoroso.

First shave with the Karve E plate - I was not sure what to expect, so I decided to load up with a Wilkinson Classic blade as I find that quite mild and forgiving, a major part of that decision being I have run out of Gillette Silver Blues - if I had some, I would have loaded up with that so to make a meaningful comparison.

A 2 pass shave WTG face and neck, followed by a XTG face abd ATG neck - BBS finish.

One minor problem, I don't know what happened, I cut myself with the corner of the blade, that overhangs from the razor head. No biggie, alumn block sorted it out, however I was more annoyed that I got a little careless and let it happen in the first place.

The E plate is just as smooth as the C plate - it did not feel more efficient during the shave. However, afterwards the shave did feel a little closer. Hard to tell the difference between C and E, for me, given that I used significantly different blades with both plates.

Again a big shout out for Cella and Floid Vigoroso - a lovely combination.

All the best,


Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Rudy Vey Shavemac Silvertip Badger
Cream: Vitos Tobacco
Razor: Pils
Blade: Vintage NOS Wilkinson Sword Light Brigade (4)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel / CRSW Aftershave Lotion
Scent: Creed Aventus (decant)

Nice three pass shave. The Vitos cream is good stuff.
+1 on the Vitos; excellent cream.
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