SE SOTD, Saturday, December 10th 2022 Razor : Yaqi Katana DE single edge- Mfg 2019>, mid range, interesting simple design for clamping, you load the cap & then the base plate then slightly snug and bump the blade with the tuck to make sure it is seated and works every time. Works great and just a nice change up for my shaving razor routine I find. I get good results with riding the bar with a short handle. Blade : Gillette 1/2 Astra SP(3) sharp & smooth with great longevity. Soap : La Toja stick- very mild scent, great lather qualities. Brush : Yaqi "Viper" 24mm boar bristle, excellent lather generator, soft split end bristle tips, nice splay scrubber, great lather painter. Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area. Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups. Post shave : Razorock XXX with witch hazel, spray of RR XXX eDP+ a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless). Results : CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= Excellent shave with my Yaqi Katana SE with a Astra SP 1/2 blade. Have some great shaves!