20171202 Sat@0715 Prep: Proraso "Red" Pre-Shave Cream Shaving Soap: Wild West Shaving Co "Witchita" Shaving Bowl: Captain's Choice Lather Bowl Brush: Dogwood "Seascape" Badger/Boar Brush (24 mm x 55 mm) Straight: ZY 430 "White" 6 /8" (4) WTG - XTG - WTG (face) WTG - WTG - WTG (neck) Stropping: Tony Miller 3" Fast Bridle Leather "Plain Chocolate" (15x Linen and 30x Leather) Splash: Humphrey's Witch Hazel Splash: Local Gents "Lied Rhino Hula" Balm: none I have been shaving with one of my vintage DE's the last couple of days. But today I had time and wanted to treat myself to a nice, relaxing Straight Razor shave. I am definitely sold on the Proraso Pre-Shave Cream. It performs well and rinses clean, with no residue. This was also the second shave with a new brush; Dogwood "Seascape". This has a "hybrid" knot of Badger and Boar. It has less backbone, but is still firm enough while also being really soft. Not to mention it just looks awesome! Here is a LINK to a video of my brush being made. All of this resulted in a great morning shave and an awesome beginning to a great weekend. Hope everyone is having a great day.