SOS: April 2021

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Mar 31, 2021.

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  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Schick Type G Canadian made injector, vintage Schick Platinum plus blade, shave 4
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    This razor has quickly become one of my favorites. It combines the sharpness of an American made E3 with the mildness of an American made G1 injector. If I never had another razor this one could be my daily driver with no complaints at all but it isn't and won't be since this is a hobby to me and not a marriage to a razor. It is also a certified beard buster taking over a weeks growth off like it wasn't there. End result BBS finish achieved.

     
  2. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    30 April 2021

    Blackbird Brass OC 101
    Wizamet Iridium Super
    Oumo Manchurian + Prometheus Baby Blue
    Mystic Water Sandalwood Rose
    Unrefined Shea Butter
    Bergamot/Vetiver EO



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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 30, 2021
    Yates 921 H Plate
    Feather
    Simpson CH3 Synthetic
    Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    Grand Bay Rum Aftershave

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  4. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    Tabac Thursday April 29 SOTN

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    A comfy and relaxing shave with the brass plate tonight. I’m smooth and smell great for bed. Happy Healthy Shaves all.

    Josh


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  5. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    FRIDAY ‌04/30/21 SOTD
    PRE: TSE‌ ‌Pre-Shave‌ ‌Oil‌ ‌
    RAZOR: Blackland Dart
    BLADE: Gillette Nacet
    BRUSH: WCS Two-Tone Tall 26mm Silvertip Badger
    SOAP: Barrister and Mann Oceana Soft Heart Base
    POST: Barrister and Mann Oceana Aftershave

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  6. AlfredoT

    AlfredoT Well-Known Member

    2021-04-30, Friday


    It's been a while since I've used this violet cream and this seemed like the day to do it.

    With a chickpea of cream I got enough lather to shave well: for a Santa Claus-like lather, I would have needed a little more, but... cui prodest?
    I needed a very mild cut and this Double Single Edge provided it.

    The eau de Cologne has more to do with the violet than expected, but it's fairly negligible: the cream leaves no trace of scent after the final rinse.

    The picture is worse than usual, I know. But it's the thought that counts!


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    Sapone PS: Sapone di Marsiglia
    Sapone: Geo. F. Trumper, Violet Shaving Cream
    Pennello: DS Cosmetic, Kensurfs 2020, Finest, 26mm
    Rasoio: Aramis
    Lametta: Gillette Track II
    AS 1: MilMil, Figaro Gel
    AS 2: Beiersdorf , Nivea Sensitive
    EdT: Farmacia Vaticana, Acqua di Colonia
    ST: Buddha Bar, IV 2002, Drink
     
  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Cold Water Rinse
    START Shave Cream
    Jayaruh #403 Synthetic
    Cobra Classic
    Feather Professional
    CWR
    Aqua Velva Musk

    The START Shave Cream lathered well with Jayaruh #403 Synthetic brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Cobra Classic razor with a Feather Professional blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
  8. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Yes, I love that one - the Glacials are out again but I don’t see the Obsidian now.


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  9. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Friday morning:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre Shave Soap
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Super Speed/Schick day 12
    Master Soap Creations Cherry Freeze SS
    Prep ASB
    Reef Point Fougère Santal AS Splash

    Fernando’s tallow version of Cherry Freeze is such a lovely soap - the scent is slightly different from the glycerine one and in my honest opinion I think it’s nicer. The lather works up so thick, rich, as well as slick, the menthol sensation is wonderful, and the skincare is so soothing. The Prep gave me such great additional postshave care, and the Fougère Santal aftershave from Reef Point not only smells gorgeous it’s got a nice menthol kick to it. The Schick blade is still performing well - it helped me to get a brilliant three pass BBS shave!

    Have a good weekend - stay healthy and safe!
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  10. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Friday:

    hot shower with Murray & Lanman Florida Water bar soap
    TOBS Herbal Pre-Shave Gel
    Schick E 3 passes
    Schick Super Chromium (2)
    TSD Florida Water type Lanolin soap warmed up
    EverReady boar
    Thayers Cucumber WH
    Murray & Lanman Florida Water cologne

    I was going through a box of broken and spare razors several days ago and came across this E type that I had never cleaned up. Probably because it's a duplicate and it was green enough that I wasn't sure it could be made usable. I let is soak a few days in my Dawn dish soap razor jar and then with a little bit of work it shined up nicely. I popped a Super Chromium in it and got a good shave so I decided to give it another run this morning and it treated me to a fabulous shave.

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  11. Leo K.

    Leo K. Well-Known Member

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  12. Uncle Trojan

    Uncle Trojan Well-Known Member

    SOTD

    Rolls Razor
    Caties Bubbles Maggard Meetup 2019 Soap
    Clubman Bay Rum Aftershave
    Olivina Brush
    1 dollar wood lathering bowl from Aliexpress.

    I'm still working on that perfect picture! [​IMG]

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  13. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD FRIDAY MORNING, April 30, 2021

    End of the Month Reflections


    Welcome to Mitchell’s Wool Fat Fatboy Friday! It’s a bright sunny day here in the western Philadelphia burbs, and the perfect day for a great dome shave, albeit with the bulky Gillette TTO FB head design. Fortunately, for me, my goatee gets me an upper lip pass, so no issues! I also do enjoy shaving the mug with the Boker & Co. French Point. This little razor just works for me, particularly in the toe down neck pass that can be tricky with a larger blade. One of my good shave buddies is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new Kravchenko shave hatchet. This will be his second, the first came from another artisan.

    There is no question that they’re beautifully crafted. I prefer the traditional 19th century vintage lines and blade sizes of a classic straight razor like my little cast steel Boker French Point. I can’t attribute this shave hatchet, cleaver-looking aesthetic trend to millennial tastes, as my son, a fifty something and a very well-respected almost eighty something straight razor forum admin are fans as well. But that kind of variety of taste is why I enjoy this hobby of ours so much. I expect at some point, I’ll attempt a shave with one of these whisker cleavers, but until then I have more than enough traditionally sized straight razors to keep me well-occupied.

    The shave this morning to the background refrain of my favorite super group, all musicians of my age, the Traveling Wilbury’s “End of the Line”, was uneventfully superb. The key to a great straight razor shave is taking one’s time and really “being there”, focused and involved. It’s almost a form of meditation for me in the mornings. It’s one of the two times of day for this old retiree that’s all mine! The ‘Honey Do’ list disappears. My favorite shave soap, the variety of shave tools that change each day, and that wonderfully smooth, clean, cool, and refreshing result set the tone for the rest of the day. The other time is when I’m working on my TR6.

    RAZOR: Boker & Co. Sheffield Cast Steel French Point (Mug), Gillette Fatboy
    BLADE: Kai DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Rearden Razor 316L SS Tuxedo Synth
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with L’Occitane Cade AS Balm.

     
  14. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    April 30th
    Razor: Paradigm Diamondback 2020
    Blade: Ladas SuperStainless (3)
    Brush: Heritage Collection dubl duck/ gelled boar
    Pre-shave: PAA Cube
    Soap: PAA Astra Planeta
    PAA Galactic Witch Hazel
    PAA Astra Planeta Star Jelly
    AS: PAA Astra Planeta

    Good morning!

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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Friday, April 30
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    XPEC~~Simpson CH2 Synthetic~~Fatip Lo Storto Originale/Gillette Spoiler~~Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Have a great day!
     
  16. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Departed Sandalwood. The next destination on the Captain's voyage: Nor'Easter!

    Brush: Parker Synth Brush
    Bowl: Shave Nation
    Lather: Captain's Choice Nor'Easter
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4
    Blade: Bic Chrome Platinum (1)
    Post: Shavex Alum Block
    Balm: Captain's Choice Nor'Easter
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  17. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SE SOTD, Fri, April 30th 2021

    Razor: Kai Style AC folding Shavette razor- Mfg 2018> great way to load blades, very easy to use with a Kai Protouch blade IMO.
    Blade: Kai Protouch guarded(6) sharp & Smoooth with reasonable longevity, nice blade to prevent <weepers & cuts and still knock off a excellent shave IMO.
    Soap: Gillette Pure cream- nice clean scent with great lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi timber wolf whiskers 24mm synthetic- excellent lather generator with cloud like soft tips, nice scrub + great lather painter.
    Pre-shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel of the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock American barber with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]great shave with my Kai styled AC Shavette with a Kai Protouch blade.
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    Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!
     
  18. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    Late-night shave

    Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
    Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
    Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Ash Wood 24/53mm knot
    Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter ~ Rawr
    Razor/Blade:- Gillette Red Tip (0.66mm) E1 1959 US / Vintage NOS England Wilkinson Sword #2
    Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
    Fragrance:- N/A
     
  19. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

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    SOTD
    Razor: Aristocrat deluxe
    Blade: shaverboy
    Brush: revamped A-154 The Owl Drug Co
    Soap: the holy black
    Post: peach witch hazel
    A/s: nivea 2 phase

    Overall a good shave, but the razor blade is ok. There may be quality control issues as one side the edge felt jagged.


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  20. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    SOTD 20210430 Kakashi
    by IschiaPP @ Forio
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    Liojuny Shaving Tampa
    Finest Badger 3-band, 23x54x114mm
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    Kakashi Soap Calendula *
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    Riccardo Tonarini Kakashi *
    RTL18, 21x65mm (⅞”), 85g, Spine 6mm, Quarter Hollow, French Point,
    No Jimps, Shoulderless, Brown Water Buffalo Horn Scales
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    #Shave #WetShaving #WetShavers
    #ShaveOfTheDay #ShaveLikeaMan
    #ShavingSoap #Test

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    Full size:
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    Soundtrack:
    Ashes Remain - On My Own
    (Kakashi Hatake AMV by Uchiba)


    * Grazie a Vincenzo Pitrelli​
     
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