Prep: Shower, Palmolive Olive Oil Soap Soap: Ach Brito Mogno Brush: 24mm Yaqi Aqua Beaux Silvertip Premium synthetic Razor: Merkur 34C HD Blade: Gillette Super Blue (4) Post: Superdrug Sierran Breeze ASL, Baxter's Balm
A timely reminder that cost 'aint everything. Today called for another cold water shave (2 days in a row - get me ) and the Mogno lathered up well after being applied directly to my face. The rest of the setup supported brilliantly with the Sierran Breeze being a perfect choice. While I may be a fairweather cold water shaver, there's no doubting its efficacy on mornings like today.
Prep: Warm shower
Brush: Cadman 30mm Tuxedo
Soap: Black Ship Dicey Pete
Razor: Koraat 6/8
Post: Cold Water and Barts Ben Nevis Lotion
Great shave this morning, Dicey Pete very refreshing, the scent a vast departure from my norm but very much liked it. Lathered very well helped along in no small part by the new (to me) Cadman (Thank you again @Boycie83). The largest knot I own now but not unwieldy in anyway shape or form.
The Koraat again does the job very well, still very pleased with this purchase (thank you as well @Olie29 ).
All tied off nicely with Barts Ben Nevis lotion, much better choice for this warm weather, certainly for me anyway!
HampFat Wooliness No.1
Simpson Trafalgar T2 synth
Ever Ready 1924
Gem SS PTFE
Floïd Mentally Vigorous
Another outing for the T2/HampFat combo (I’m assuming, in light of the Doctor’s subsequent iterations, that the Cedar and Patchouli soap is the first). Splendid lather.
Yesterday Mike @mpf9ret mentioned about ringing the changes in cutlery; and it prompted me to revisit my vintage SE arsenal, after yesterday’s Streamline shave (q.v.). Therefore, it was the turn of the 1924 - arguably Ever Ready’s most assertive fellow.
An outstanding shave ensued; and it’s good to begin a reacquaintance with the SE team; after DE slants and vintage Gillette’s.
Wed 21 SR SOTD Soap Colonel Conk BayRum Brush Yaqi 24mm Cavern Lake 2 Band Badger Razor Henkels & Friodur 472 Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Alum + Stirling Witchhazel BayRum + Hyaluronic + Clubman VIBR
Good qualities from the soap. Creamy and slick with quite a mild scent...
Shave with this razor after putting it through the 3 pasted strops was noticeably sharper but smoother? Perhaps...but 3passes for another sas result and a couple of weepers plus some red irritated neck...
Omega 11126 boar
Williams Mug soap
Gem S/S ( 5 )
Williams Aqua Velva A/S Lotion
Going on a short journey glad we have A/C these days, which I did not use in Middle East for journeys between sites as one needed to adjust to your main working environment- outside
Anyway a really great Shave today, this modern SE is up there wit her the best of the oldies.