SOTD : Saturday 3rd April to Friday 9th April 2021.

Messages
382
Location
Hadrians Wall
This shave was nearly ruined by a phone call from my sister in law (think Alien only uglier and more vicious) Luckily I was able to despatch her via the answer machine.

PS-Proraso
Brush-ES T3
Soap-Signature Danum
Blade-Supermax Diamond
Razor-Karve Brass*
AS-Thayers

Bought this from a gent on here but for some reason it was put away until today. Worked well with the Supermax blade.
 
Messages
5,813
Location
Rebublic of Scotland
[IMG]

Two Pass Shaving Routine..
[IMG]


Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
Taylor Witness 1000 Sheffield Full Hollow 15/16th
German Pure Badger
Wickham 1912 Soap
Humphreys Witch Hazel

I Had a Wonderful Uber Close Shave with My Taylor & Witness 1000 Sheffield 15/16th..She Sports a Surgical Black Arkansas Edge..Lovely Big Shiny Blade.,Canny be a Bad Day at the Ranch with this Razor..Beautiful Shaver..
:D


I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..
[IMG]


Billy..
:chores016:
 

Satanfriendly

Supporter
Supporter
Messages
3,811
Location
Liverpool
Добро пожаловать на мое бритье с темой 'War and pieces'

IMG_20210407_201541.jpg

Сельскохозяйственное орудие - Ikon SE
Кованые из старых тракторов - Titan Mild
Славная кисть - Wee whisky barrel
Мыло для очищения принцессы хелен - MDC Fougere
Аромат для фермеров - Extro Arzachena

Google translate? God knows what I might have just written but it does remind me of its early days when I wrote to a Mexican friend.

'Is that true Chris, you really do have tapeworms?'

A first outing with the new purchase from the BST in the Martin De Candre Fougere. Expectations were high. Expectations met. An absolutely superb soap with a beautiful air about it. Doesn't quite leave the same level of scent as the rose but damn good. Whatever you look for in a soap the MDC delivers, and with a real sense of luxury.

@Blademonkey you really do need to try MDC. You really do

The razor? Sometimes life needs a dangerous slant and a touch of madness. I can do both happily. In the case of the Ikon SE both can be well provided for as previous experiences had me looking like an extra in a slash movie. Face the devil (everyday in the mirror) and take more care and attention. A lighter touch, a kid gloves approach and things started to make sense. In fact, very much so. Three careful passes to one extremely close shave. So close I'd say it was teetering on the edge of being ridiculously close. But shit, it felt brilliant even if a tad extreme.

A splash of Witch Hazel, a massage of L'Occitane Cade aftershave balm and I can honestly say 'Wow!'. I seem to have figured out this bastard son of a razor and feeling chuffed. So happy I decided to dance like a Cossack while fueled on two litres of aftershave splash.


Indeed I was in pieces but felt I'd won the Ikon war.

So time to let loose with the usual ladies from Japan except this time with an unusual angle of synchronised dancing while hammering out thrash metal. Saki the superb guitarist from Marysblood.



 

Blademonkey

Supporter
Supporter
Messages
14,589
Location
Sunny Cornwall
Добро пожаловать на мое бритье с темой 'War and pieces'

View attachment 67863

Сельскохозяйственное орудие - Ikon SE
Кованые из старых тракторов - Titan Mild
Славная кисть - Wee whisky barrel
Мыло для очищения принцессы хелен - MDC Fougere
Аромат для фермеров - Extro Arzachena

Google translate? God knows what I might have just written but it does remind me of its early days when I wrote to a Mexican friend.

'Is that true Chris, you really do have tapeworms?'

A first outing with the new purchase from the BST in the Martin De Candre Fougere. Expectations were high. Expectations met. An absolutely superb soap with a beautiful air about it. Doesn't quite leave the same level of scent as the rose but damn good. Whatever you look for in a soap the MDC delivers, and with a real sense of luxury.

@Blademonkey you really do need to try MDC. You really do

The razor? Sometimes life needs a dangerous slant and a touch of madness. I can do both happily. In the case of the Ikon SE both can be well provided for as previous experiences had me looking like an extra in a slash movie. Face the devil (everyday in the mirror) and take more care and attention. A lighter touch, a kid gloves approach and things started to make sense. In fact, very much so. Three careful passes to one extremely close shave. So close I'd say it was teetering on the edge of being ridiculously close. But shit, it felt brilliant even if a tad extreme.

A splash of Witch Hazel, a massage of L'Occitane Cade aftershave balm and I can honestly say 'Wow!'. I seem to have figured out this bastard son of a razor and feeling chuffed. So happy I decided to dance like a Cossack while fueled on two litres of aftershave splash.


Indeed I was in pieces but felt I'd won the Ikon war.

So time to let loose with the usual ladies from Japan except this time with an unusual angle of synchronised dancing while hammering out thrash metal. Saki the superb guitarist from Marysblood.



Thanks for the tip Chris, I shall try to use mine more. :)

Paul
 
Messages
585
Fri 9th SE SOTD
Soap Ariana & Evans Kaizen
Brush Yaqi 24mm Ruby Tuxedo
Razor Yaqi AC Brass
Blade KAI CT ProTouch MG 2nd (hmmm...this blade is somehow smoother & more efficient than the Feather Proguard)
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel MitA + Hyaluronic + Bvlgari AS Balm & Edt
Gorgeous lather from the soap! Perfect today. Beautifully strong scent, thickly creamy, and very slick!
Perfect shave with this blade paired with the razor despite the alignment issue. Super silky-smooth and very comfortable in 3passes with some pickup without any issues for a BBS result. These KAI & Feather guarded blades are giving me the best shaves now...hahaha. I have yet to try the Feather Professional which is still waiting to bat. Marvelous aftershaves! Top marks!
20210409_090242.jpg
 
Messages
408
Location
North Wales
171398125_353409056081193_476823648623074981_n.jpg

Prep:
Shower, Palmolive Olive Oil Soap
Pre: Proraso Green
Soap: Arko
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Mysterious Space Tuxedo
Razor: Parker 22R Interceptor
Blade: Kai Stainless (3)
Post: Cien Aqua ASL, Nivea Balm
Got up and immediately wanted to return to Arko! This was tp benchmark against the Mogno soap, although the Arko now sits in a PP so was lathered from there rather than rubbed on the face. It didn't feel anywhere as slick as I remember, and the scent now feels massively artificial after recent experiments with numerous soaps.
The Kai was still decent, and the Aqua is great for the price. One nick caused by the shock of a 4 year old trying to kick his way into the bathroom to use the toilet:oops: but apart from that a pleasant shave:giggle:
 
Last edited:
Messages
2,856
Location
Edinburgh
View attachment 67771

This afternoon -

razor - ATT Calypso alu - M plate
blade - Kai (1)
brush - Yaqi HMW silvertip - the cloud on a stick
soap - Mickey Lee Soapworks - Grand Havana - tallow
post - witch hazel
a/s - Extro - Tabacco - don't complain to me, that's how they spell it
balm - none needed
scent - Creed - Tabarome parfum

Superb - a while since I had a nose to tail tobacco shave - one of my favourite scent classes. The very sharp blade and forgiving razor thing is really working well for me. The Grand Havana was kindly gifted to me by @Paul L - in my opinion this is a very fine soap - unfortunately the company doesn't appear to exist anymore. I think it was a husband and wife team? Not sure. A wee spray of Creed to finish - lovely - job done. Certain things in life - such as scent, shouldn't be done cheaply - much like cocaine and ladyboys. :) (For the avoidance of doubt - that's a joke - mostly.) The best thing about today? I get to see my best mate face to face later - for the first time in six months - I suspect there will be less malt whisky in the world tomorrow. Have shaves as good as that one - one and all - yours - I.
Excellent post, Iain. Looking forward to hearing about the malt depletion at your convenience :)
 
Top Bottom