SOTD : Saturday 20th February to Friday 26th February 2021

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Nothing at all crappy about Voskhod blades - they're not as sharp as say, some Gillette offerings, but they're smooth and good for three shaves per blade.
They've performed flawlessly in every razor I've used them in. I found them to be my blade of choice in the Rockwell 6C.
Something nice about the smoothness of them alright! I think they must be one of the noisiest blades around too( ?!) which I enjoy! :cool:
What @Paul L said. I'm still working through a swathe of different blades I got in December, but the Voskhod is very much in the running to be my go-to. Decent performance for daily use - I'm yet to get a duff batch as has been suggested to be a regular occurrence, so maybe I'm still biased!
Long may the good batches last! I'm glad it's not just me who likes em! Funny enough, I had just ordered a bunch of blades to try, hoping to figure out a go-to blade for the 89 and for the slant. But like you, I'm also thinking the Voskhod may be the ones; for the slant anyway...... these dusty old things I've had for yonks!

Looking forward to trying some Treets though :sneaky:
 
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Tue 23rd SOTD
Soap OSP BayRum
Brush DS Cosmetics 26mm Badger
Razor GC 0.84-P SB
Blade KAI 1st
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Thayers + Hyaluronic + Clubman VIBR
This is real classy soap, easily producing a creamy, slick, and lovely scented lather.
The shave with razor paired with the mysterious blade was quite good actually. Rather smooth and comfortable even for the atg pass on the chin and lips area. However, found the shave is better & smoother with a shallow angle. 3passes for a mixed bbs to dfs result, however encountered 3 weepers...Excellent aftershave.
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Something nice about the smoothness of them alright! I think they must be one of the noisiest blades around too( ?!) which I enjoy! :cool:

Long may the good batches last! I'm glad it's not just me who likes em! Funny enough, I had just ordered a bunch of blades to try, hoping to figure out a go-to blade for the 89 and for the slant. But like you, I'm also thinking the Voskhod may be the ones; for the slant anyway...... these dusty old things I've had for yonks!

Looking forward to trying some Treets though :sneaky:

If you have Treet Carbon (black) blades, be wary of using them more than twice. They don't stay sharp for long.
Also, dry them after use, as they tend to go rusty overnight.
 
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Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: P&C LE 2020 Matilda Rhodium 2-band Silvertip
Soap: Wickham Club Cola
Razor: Blackland Blackbird
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette Super Silver (6)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel; Floid Mentally Vigorous Aftershave Splash
Scent: Amouage Epic Man

Three passes and a few touch-ups for a BBS result. Wickham Club Cola is one of my favourite scents. The soap lathers easily and produces good quality lather, although for me it lacks a little residual slickness.

I've approximately doubled the menthol kick in the Floid aftershave via addition of menthol crystals - very handy during hot days (38C in Perth today).
The bottle is getting pretty low, but reinforcements have arrived.
 
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SOTD : 23rd February 2021.

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Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Asda Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

Pre:
Cold wet flannel to my face.
Cien ~ PURE Fragrance Free Sensitive Bar Soap + Nuage Menthol shaving Oil.
Brush: Vie-Long Horsehair.
Face Lather.
Lather : La Toja Shave Stick.
Blade: Personna Gem modified PTFE. (2)
Razor: Valet ~ Auto Strop VC1.

Post:
Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade (~Winter mix~) Lavender + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./La Toja ASL/ Aloe Vera Gel.

Greetings,

My intention this morning was to carry on and use my Ever-ready 1924 'Shovelhead' but disaster struck!!...After loading the blade and closing the top cap, the razor head welding mount broke off the handle mounting...I consider this 'a blessing in disguise' as this could have happened in the middle of my shave which could have resulted in me getting a nasty bite!. Enough said... At least i still have my much loved 1912's & 1914..I now have a spare handle for my 1912's.

To carry on i used my Valet Auto Strop VC1 which was a wonderful replacement to keep my vintage SE razor week in the same theme.

Out of all my vintage SE razors the valet auto strop VC1 i find the mildest but if i was to choose just one vintage SE razor, then my much loved VC1 would be a very strong favourite along with my ER 1912(UK). From my maiden shave i found my shaving angle after a few seconds and was instantly in charge and at ease with this vintage lady...However i have said this many times, like any other razor i shave with either vintage, modern, aggressive or non-aggressive is worthy of no pressure and much respect and consideration if not, then it will bite!

Another effortless 3 pass + pick ups close comfortable shave with no errors to report. Everything in my shave set up worked together superbly considering the circumstances...

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
 
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Monday 22nd Feb

• Hawkins & Brimble
• YaqI Purple Haze Mew Brown
• RazoRock Hawk V3-A
• Kai Pink (1)
• Nivea Sensitive Balm



While latherIng I thought to myself that I had only used this shave cream once before, and wondered why? - The penny dropped after the first rinse - because it irritates the shit out of my skin ! It now resides in the bin !
I can see why Kai Pink are called Mild - very smooth and comfortable.
 

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Todays Shave Kit Tuesday 23rd Feb 2021

Shave Score 9.85/10.0


PreShave: Hot Shower
PreShave Cream: Proraso Refreshing
Soap: OSP - Old Gold Shaving Soap
Brush: Clear Confidence Co Synthetic Shaving Brush - Vegan-Friendly
Razor: Merkur Progress 500 (2.5, 2.0, 2.0)
Blade: Gillete Super Blue (1)
Post Shave: OSP - Old Gold After Shave
Post Shave Balm: Proraso Aftershave Balm White

Nice BBS shave today, great using the Merkur with the correct number showing :)

Have a great day everyone.

Joe


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The thematic shave named 'Bring it on @Blademonkey . The Battle of the two Teddy bear gangs'

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Bear buttocks - Rocnel SE-P
Bear neccesities - <50% Dorco Prime
Bear fruit - Alpha Wickhams Artic Fox
Bear a grudge - Signature Soaps Londinium
Do bears shit in the woods? - Floris Santal




Edward and Paul vs Flower and Daphne

Another facial excursion using the potentially lethal Rocnel SE-P and the remnants of a Dorco Prime blade. Well at least the sharp bit. I am stupidly determined to break this object of non-desire and tame it's vicious outlook on shaving life. Torturous duties part 3.

Yet another great start with the Signature Londinium (by far my favourite from their range) and wonderful brushing stuff from the Alpha. This knot could best be described as a smoke/grey on amphetamines. The whiskey barrel is very much a top drawer brush for me, but this Alpha creation is much the same and some more. The 'some more' being it is a larger knot which very much suits my larger hands, larger head and larger.......don't ask anymore as it is pure fallacy.

Again another dainty touch approach with the Rocnel and again time taken to think and get some measure of this thing. Certainly the more I use, the less intimidating it becomes. Still going to take a little more mastering as there is no forgiving aspect to it. Give it an inch and it will happily take your face off. However two and half passes later and once again sublime results from this overly assertive razor. One stealth weeper, but this is rather an expectation than an exception. One happy granddad shave and just what my little world needed after a day with the two granddaughters.

A smattering of Cade aftershave balm and a hint of the lovely Floris Santal to add to the luxury of the experience. Big grin value.

As for your teddies @Blademonkey ,just don't even let them near my little evil twins. Armed with the Rocnel they are the Ronald and Reggie of the soft toy world. Meet Flower and Daphne. Just ask Jeremy

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This was of course last night's shave as why change a habit of a lifetime in terms of punctuality. But somethings never change and you will never escape the the pretty Japanese ladies. On this ocassion 'Scandal'. Pop princesses meet metal meet synchronised dancing.

 

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The thematic shave named 'Bring it on @Blademonkey . The Battle of the two Teddy bear gangs'

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Bear buttocks - Rocnel SE-P
Bear neccesities - <50% Dorco Prime
Bear fruit - Alpha Wickhams Artic Fox
Bear a grudge - Signature Soaps Londinium
Do bears shit in the woods? - Floris Santal




Edward and Paul vs Flower and Daphne

Another facial excursion using the potentially lethal Rocnel SE-P and the remnants of a Dorco Prime blade. Well at least the sharp bit. I am stupidly determined to break this object of non-desire and tame it's vicious outlook on shaving life. Torturous duties part 3.

Yet another great start with the Signature Londinium (by far my favourite from their range) and wonderful brushing stuff from the Alpha. This knot could best be described as a smoke/grey on amphetamines. The whiskey barrel is very much a top drawer brush for me, but this Alpha creation is much the same and some more. The 'some more' being it is a larger knot which very much suits my larger hands, larger head and larger.......don't ask anymore as it is pure fallacy.

Again another dainty touch approach with the Rocnel and again time taken to think and get some measure of this thing. Certainly the more I use, the less intimidating it becomes. Still going to take a little more mastering as there is no forgiving aspect to it. Give it an inch and it will happily take your face off. However two and half passes later and once again sublime results from this overly assertive razor. One stealth weeper, but this is rather an expectation than an exception. One happy granddad shave and just what my little world needed after a day with the two granddaughters.

A smattering of Cade aftershave balm and a hint of the lovely Floris Santal to add to the luxury of the experience. Big grin value.

As for your teddies @Blademonkey ,just don't even let them near my little evil twins. Armed with the Rocnel they are the Ronald and Reggie of the soft toy world. Meet Flower and Daphne. Just ask Jeremy

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This was of course last night's shave as why change a habit of a lifetime in terms of punctuality. But somethings never change and you will never escape the the pretty Japanese ladies. On this ocassion 'Scandal'. Pop princesses meet metal meet synchronised dancing.

Flower & Daphine look like a couple of bears that would shit in the woods, Paul & Edward are shitting themselves, please don't tell them where they live!


Paul.
 
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