SOTD : Saturday 5th June to Friday 11th June 2021.

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Friday 11th June

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Ganders Goat Soap w/Hop, Sage & Birch
OSP/Shaving Station Spirits Shaving Soap
Yaqi Daffodil w/Cashmere Synthetic 24mm
Yaqi SE DLC w/Star Bakelite Handle
Cloud 'Bruce Lee' Super Stainless (1)
OSP/Shaving Station Spirits Aftershave

I'm trying out a couple of blades from Cloud - their Super Stainless and their (Bruce Lee) Super Blades. Last night I gave the regular Super Stainless a go and tonight, it's time for the Bruce Lee!

Upon shaving, I immediately thought it was, well, exactly the same as the regular Super Stainless ... but then I remember what the Master taught us:



Don't think! Feeeeel!

... and then all was revealed. This blade has Woo! Woo is a very powerful thing amongst shaving paraphernalia and can certainly command a pretty price if discharged right. Alas, for Cloud, they have discarged this Woo carelessly and so it remains a blade that few have heard of, but in quiet corners of the internet and in hushed tones you may find someone camped out in a cemetary who may just be able to tell you all about this blade.



Yeah, it's the same as the regular Super Stainless ... with added Woo!
 

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In glorious technicolour I give you my SOTD themed 'The man with the golden gun brush'

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Mary Goodnight - Colonial General V2
(Once again Brit Ekland makes an appearance on my SOTD)

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'And why not?'

M - Feather Super Professional
Q - AP Shaving brass 30mm Cashmere
Miss Moneypenny - Abbate Y Mantia Krokos
007 - Abbate Y Mantia Cologne

Nice to be home and have choice. So after two weeks of tugging, pulling and occasionally pushing choice consisted of shaving with something different.

Bring out the big bad brass brush. Bring out the golden soap. And bring out the General V2.


'Psss. Take more note. More good name after Mongoose. General V2'

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What this shave brought about is the importance of having a good base to work on and the need to get the pre-shave correct. Together with the monster brush the Krokos produced an absolutely killer lather and a mountain of it in to the bargain. This is one of those 'a little goes a long way' soaps. Not only that, the quality was there.

The razor I already know simply turns in one wonderful performance time after time, but feed it with something to get on with doing its razor duties and it really does shine. This was one of those sublime shaves with a spectacular finale and a finish so smooth I can't be arsed making up some silly 'smooth as.......' phrases I usually manage to dream up in the nether world of my limited brain capacity. But what a finish and as smooth as...(make up your own phrase here and insert accordingly)


A smashing end to a smashing week of shaves and as happy as I can be. Happy, happy, happy

Have most a most wonderful of weekends you most wonderful of folk and in case I haven't said it for some time, 'I love you'

And to sign the week off and especially for @Digimonkey some Aldious and the beautiful Yoshi to give him a big smile to end the week on. Enjoy


 
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11 June 2021
Prep: Shower
Pre: Proraso Red Pre-Post
Brush: Stirling finest badger 24mm fan
Cream: Proraso Red
Razor: RR Lupo .72
Blade: Gillette Perma-Sharp
Post: EJ Sandalwood Moisturising lotion followed by GFT Sandalwood Skin Food

2 passes and a touch-up on the chin for BBS - Had to look decent as I was interviewing someone
 
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Location
Nottinghamshire
Prep: Shower with Baxter’s of California Daily face wash.
Pre: Baxter’s of California Shave Tonic
Soap: Wickham’s 1912 Magnum.
Brush: Yaqi 26mm lucky dice.
Razor: Rockwell Model T
Blade: Polsilver
Post: Alum, Baxter’s of California Shave Tonic and Baxter’s aftershave balm.
Back on 1 and a half and a final pass on 1 and finally the beast is back in its box! It was almost a whimpering, soft shave with the Polsilver installed. No weepers! Such a great solid piece of kit!
 

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Prep: Shower with Baxter’s of California Daily face wash.
Pre: Baxter’s of California Shave Tonic
Soap: Wickham’s 1912 Magnum.
Brush: Yaqi 26mm lucky dice.
Razor: Rockwell Model T
Blade: Polsilver
Post: Alum, Baxter’s of California Shave Tonic and Baxter’s aftershave balm.
Back on 1 and a half and a final pass on 1 and finally the beast is back in its box! It was almost a whimpering, soft shave with the Polsilver installed. No weepers! Such a great solid piece of kit!
How do you find the Baxter's balm? I got a couple going cheap Amazon and found it a little 'tacky' for maybe 4 hours or so after I'd applied it.
 
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How do you find the Baxter's balm? I got a couple going cheap Amazon and found it a little 'tacky' for maybe 4 hours or so after I'd applied it.
Just to throw my opinion out there while you’re asking I picked up the Baxter’s balm too..it’s okie but not the most moisturising I find less is more and use a very small amount as not to get that tacky feeling you describe..I do this with balms in general as I don’t like my face to feel overloaded with any kind of product
 
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Sat 12 SOTD
Cream SuperMax Menthol
Brush Yaqi 24mm Atlantis
Razor Gillette Slim N4
Blade SuperMax Blue Diamond 2nd
Post & Aftershaves Stirling Witchhazel MitA + Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Very nice lather from the cream. Lightly scented & cooling but very creamy and very slick...
Shave with razor paired with the blade at setting 9 for 3passes was very enjoyably smooth and comfortable. Managed a mostly bbs finish without any issues. Good aftershaves as usual.
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