SOTD: Saturday 9th February - Friday 15th February 2019.

#84
Razor : Fatip Grande Gentile
Blade : Wilkinson Sword
Brush : Omega
Soap : De Vergulde Hand extra fris
Alum : De Vergulde Hand
Aftershave : Sir Irisch Moos

Because bowl lathering didn't go very well ( https://www.theshavingroom.co.uk/co...nd-friday-8th-february-2019.49159/post-741718 ) today I face lathered. This was definitely better with this soap. Why? I really don't know. Just loaded the brush from the tub and put it on my face.
 
#88
Monday evening

Soap - Valobra Tallow
Brush - RazoRock Plissoft Silvertip 24mm
Face lather
Razor - Gillette Superspeed (1951)
Blade - Astra SP
Thayer’s Cucumber and Aloe Vera
After shave - Speick

I’ve tried plenty blades when I’m in a DE mood: Nacets, Rubies, Personna Israeli Red, Wilkinson Sword Classic, Polsilver SI and many others. However, I find I return to the trusty Astra SP as a good all-rounder (although, the smoother Personna tames the Fa Tip Piccolo). It pairs well in all my DEs generally.

Similarly, the Valobra Tallow is a fine soap; with a great performance and post-shave feel.
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#91


SOTD: 12th February 2019.


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Shaving recipe for today.



Prep: Hot shower:/ RightGuard ~ Energy Burst Shower Gel.

Pre:

Cold wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap.

Brush: Chinese Synthetic.

Face Lather.

Soap : Erasmic Shaving Soap Bowl.

Blade: Derby Premium . (3)

Razor: Jagen David B30.

Cold wet flannel to rinse my face.

Post:

Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lavender + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Arko ~ Comfort Cologne + Aftershave Balm.


Greetings,


Another early morning shave..I was curious to try the derby premium blade in a less aggressive razor,paired together with the J.D. B30 was a comfortable duo, which to be honest, i wasn't sure if it would have worked but it did,wonderfully feeling comfortably smooth and efficient with each pass..The derby premium blade has impressed me with it's efficient smoothness.

A enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups DFS with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with some generous dollop of Arko ~ Comfort Aftershave Balm.

My face is feeling smooth & smelling devine.;)


Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

 
#93
Belated Monday 11th Feb

RazoroRock Plissoft 22mm
Cyril Salter Solid Soap
Schick E2- Canada - WW2 issue
Schick S/S - Japan [ 5 ]
Pitralon Polar A/S Lotion

A very good Mon Morning Shave, this E2 is something else. This E2 has a nice degree of blade feel, is efficient but shaves so smoothly and is forgiving. I had no problems getting a good close all round finish with no Alum Required.

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#95
Date: 12 February 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Arko (4 shaving sticks grated into a 250ml plastic tub)
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6C 'R6' / Vintage NOS Wizamet Polsilver Brown #9
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- L'eau D'issey Pour Homme

It's been 12 days straight using the Arko shaving soap and it's making my skin slightly drier throughout the night, which isn't too bad in the summer season as I said before we'll always sweat sooner or later so it doesn't dry out soon. However, I'm starting to get bored using the same soap of Arko, over and over for 12 days straight is about to rip my bloody hair out, I've only got 16 more days to go and I don't think I'll be able to keep going
 
#97
12 February

P&B Imperial Rum
Plisson size 12 synthetic
Rockwell 6S plate R4
Rockwell Razors Swedish steel
Lucky Tiger face tonic

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Wonderful shave this morning with the P&B Imperial Rum and Plisson providing a rich and fragrant lather. The Rockwell Razors Swedish steel blade is proving to have a respectably long life and remains sharp and smooth. A most enjoyable, easy, close shave.
 
#98
Date: 12 February 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Arko (4 shaving sticks grated into a 250ml plastic tub)
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6C 'R6' / Vintage NOS Wizamet Polsilver Brown #9
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- L'eau D'issey Pour Homme

It's been 12 days straight using the Arko shaving soap and it's making my skin slightly drier throughout the night, which isn't too bad in the summer season as I said before we'll always sweat sooner or later so it doesn't dry out soon. However, I'm starting to get bored using the same soap of Arko, over and over for 12 days straight is about to rip my bloody hair out, I've only got 16 more days to go and I don't think I'll be able to keep going
In the " Olden Times", you probably would have been confined to using one soap only, as there was not a great choice .I remember using Erasmic, and then I Discovered Yardleys Black Label which I used daily for years, with no After Shave etc.
 
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