SOTD : Saturday 16th May - Friday 22th May 2020

North East.UK

SOTD : 16th May 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men Power Fresh Shower Gel.


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap Bar.

Brush: Semogue 1438.

Face Lather.

Soap : Haslinger ~ Schafmilch Sheep Milk Soap.

Blade: Gillette 7'O Clock SharpEdge. (1)

Razor: Fatip Grande.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint eucalyptus, Tea Tree , lemon essential Oils + menthol crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./ Brut ~Attraction Totale ASL.

L'0REAL ~ Soothing Birch Sap PSB.


A new shave set up to start the weekend... The Haslinger soap is another soap i shamefully haven't added to my soap rotation for a while.

The soap is a magnificent performer with only a slight clean pleasant fragrance 'to my nose' the vast majority of shaving soap scents disappeared once i rinsed my face with cold water..The schafmilch sheep milk soap reminds me of MWF, Kent, + which all contain lanolin what i instantly liked about it was, it lathered up in no time without the addition of blooming creating a wonderful luxurious slick protective lather leaving a superb post shave feeling to my face.I have a new shaving soap that ive yet to try out Lanolin Wool Fat, with cedarwood and patchouli essential oils shaving Soap from Natural skincare products Hampshire UK, that i bought from Ebay as a pre-birthday gift to myself ,the ingredients & texture are very similar to MWF/Kent. I'll add it in next weeks SOTD set ups and do a maiden shave with it.

Everything in the shave set worked together superbly.

A comfortably smooth 3 pass + pick ups BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of L'0REAL ~ Soothing Birch Sap PSB.

My face is feeling super smooth and smelling devine.;)

Stay safe,and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 16 May 2020 ... World Whisky Day

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Trismegistus
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Ball End Tech (0.56mm) 1946-50 / Gillette Stainless (red & white) #13
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10)
Tipple:- Ardbeg 10yrs old

Saturday, 16 May 2020

PreShave: Warm to hot water, most from the boiled kettle some from the tap
Cream: GFT Eucris
Brush: Kent BK8
Bowl: My recycled T&H cream bowl
Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade Astra Platinum(1)
Post Shave: Alum

Fragrance: Eucris

Another three-pass, BBS smooth shave, with the Futur set at 3, 3 and 2.

Have a good remainder of the weekend, and stay safe, folks.
Sat 16th SOTD
Remainder of yesterday's PAA Solstice lather in the Turkish Copper bowl
Razor 1
- JA Henckels Solingen Friodur 472
Razor 2- New RazoRock SLOC 1st use
Blade Euromax Super Stainless 3rd
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic Acid
Clubman Whisky Woods
Amazing! Yesterday's leftover lather in the bowl...looks dried-up but upon adding some water and working it against the bowl...a healthy resulting lather which is slick enough too. Mild scent still present. Tried shaving with the SR (just completed so called self-honing on film) 2 pass wtg & xtg but not very good. Not really shave ready. Guess my honing skills is still way off.
Complete the shave with New RR SLOC 1st use. Really nice the RR SLOC with BarberPole handle...feels great in hand and on face. Paired with the blade it was OK smoothness and sharpness. Did a 2 pass xtg & atg and no issues with weepers and irritation. BBS and DFS result with the score today at 9/10
Kent UK
Sat 16th May

RazoRock Syn. 22mm
Arko Stick-grated
RR Hawk V3-OC,HD handle
Feather Proguard [ 4 ]
Tuff Red A/S lotion

I am now 4 Shaves in with the New to Me Hawk V3. All Shaves so far have been good, but this so far has been the best. Many decry the merits of the Budget Arko, but I have found that its lather is really good at facilitating a great Shave. Today, the results were rather of the Face Stroking variety. I may as an experiment try an early blade change, as many users are praising the use of a Proline Blade.

So far I am very happy with this Razor, as it deals with my quite heavy beard quite efficiently without causing any problems. In fact I have put myself on the waiting list for The Type A guarded base plate, which I probably should have purchased with my original order.

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