SoS: April 2023

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  1. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    First shave for the new month:

    L’Oréal Men Expert Facial Wash
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Junjie/Rapira day 12
    Captain Nemo Absolute Zero SS
    Prep ASB
    Captain Nemo Absolute Zero AS Toner

    Frigidly fantastic setup - can’t wait to get at it![​IMG]
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  2. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    SOTD: 1st April 2023.

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    Shaving Recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/ Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body + Face Wash.

    Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
    Pears Original Transparent Bar Soap.
    Brush: Wilkinson Sword synthetic.
    Bowl Lather.
    Bowl : Home Bargains Stainless Steel Side Bowl.
    Lather: Eco Warrior Bergamot & Lime shaving bar.
    Frankenrazor: Muhle R41 bottom plate with Yaqi Mellon top cap + Schmidt R10 Handle. - Statum Platinum Chrome. (D1)

    Cold water face & head wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face & Head Rinse./Alum Rub. /Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils.3 Menthol Crystals Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./ Cien Men Aqua ASL + Sensitive ASB.

    (Face Head/Dome shave)
    (German DE razor focus)
    A new shave set up to start the weekend.. maiden shave with the new Wilkinson Sword Synthetic brush my second shaving related purchase of 2023, my first was the batch of Statum Platinum Chrome blades in February and before the paranoid over-zealous ban on DE blades from eBay sellers. I gave it a quick wash & rinse in washing up liquid, rinsed it in warm water, then a wash with Dettol anti bacterial soap to remove any nasties ,then a final rinse to remove any loose fibres...I love the stubby design of the WS handle the cloud soft synthetic knot doesn't have a great deal of backbone, but it gets the job done with acceptable results and dries in a short space of time ready for use. This will make a great travel brush.

    For the next month and beyond I'll be using my German made razors, along with my new recently tried Muhle R41 Frankenrazor & randomly adding my adjustable DE razors as a "Adjustable April" theme pairing them together with various DE blades from my vast collection. Starting with the Statum Platinum Chrome which i find equal with the Treet 7-Day platinum...Both blades are incredibly smooth & efficient enough to give me 2-3 (max) comfortable error free shaves.

    Out of curiosity i done a combined face head/dome shave with the Frankenrazor which was a total success. I think the hefty weight of the Schmidt R10 handle could be the reason to why the Frankenrazor works rather than the Yaqi Mellon top cap?.. I will do a comparison shave during the week using the original Muhle top cap & the Schmidt R10 handle to see the difference in the shave performance.

    Another close comfortable face and head shave with no errors to report. Finishing the shave off with a few small dollops of Cien Men Sensitive ASB.

    My face & precious swede are feeling super smooth & smelling divine. ;)

    Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen. :cool:
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  3. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Saturday 04.01.23
    RAZOR: Boti Anodised Titanium AC Rzor: Meteor
    BLADE: Schick Proline
    BRUSH: Boti Enlightener 26mm 3-Band SHD Badger
    LATHER: Barrister and Mann Oceana Shave Soap
    POST: Barrister and Mann Oceana Aftershave
  4. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Guerrilla 84
    Personna Lab Blue
    Maggard 2 Band
    C O Bigelow Eucalyptus Shave Cream
    Ogallala Bay Rum
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Saturday Straights' Cold Water Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    Start Shaving Cream (CTAPT)
    Jayaruh #224
    Fredrick Reynolds 5/8
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Pinaud Citrus Musk EDC

    The Start Shaving Cream lathered well with the Jayaruh #224 Synthetic brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Fredrick Reynolds 5/8 Straight gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Dickinson's Witch Hazel and Pinaud Citrus Musk EDC. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Saturday, April 1

    MWF~~Rubberset 400/3~~1947 Gillette Super-Speed/Light Brigade (1)~~YSL M7
    Have a great day!
  7. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SE SOTD, Saturday, April 1st 2023

    Razor : Ever-Ready, British 1912 model- Mfg 1936-53, tame mid range, excellent Mfg razor with excellent finish QC, this razor sold millions over the decades of production both in USA & Great Britain because it was just that good. Used a modern Gem SS PTFE blade and it works better than was offered back in the that era of shaving. Also used a RIGS shim to mimic the tilt of the older blades at that time period.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (3) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely, predictable + safest blade to handle.
    Soap : Gillette Pure cream, nice clean unique scent with excellent lather qualities. Makes excellent Ubber lather also.
    Brush : Yaqi "Casino clubs" 26mm timer wolf knot, excellent lather generator, heavenly luxury cloud like soft tips, gentle splay scrubber + excellent lather painter. One of my favorite brushes to use.
    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 Irish Countryside AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results : 1-10 dial - Copy (2) 1 10.545.jpg or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent stellar close shave this morning with my Ever-ready 1912 model with a coated Gem blade.(It don't get much better when shaving + no irritation!)
    SOTD April 1 2023 .jpg

    Have some great shaves!
  8. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts
    Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper Bowl
    Lather: Southern Autumn Ash
    Razor: Henson Ti22 V2 +
    Blade: Kai (1)
    Post: Osma Alum Block
    Post: Southern Witchcrafts Autumn Ash
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    Weekend Shave
    brit fb tech/nacet

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  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Saturday Afternoon Shave 04.01.23
    RAZOR: Tatara Masamune OC
    BLADE: Personna
    BRUSH: Oumo 11 Pandora 28mm SHD Badger FAN
    LATHER: ‌Signature Soaps Leodis Hybrid Shaving Soap
    POST: Fine Barber Blue Classic After Shave Splash
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 1, 2023
    Gillette 47 Super Speed
    Gillette 7 O,clock Black
    Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    La Toja Aftershave

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  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Don't quote me, but I believe Bill Neumnn's version of freezing soap/A.S. csrries the same name.
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  13. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    IMG_0105.jpeg Heart of Columbia Real Japanese Hollow Ground
    Yaqi Brush
    West Coast Shaving Amber Rose Shaving Soap
    Vitos Pre Post Shave
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel
    Rose of Bulgaria After Shave
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  14. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Flare Tip (TV Special) / Ladas blade
    Yaqi Synthetic
    Chiseled Face / Summer Storm [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-T387V using Tapatalk
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  15. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    Saturday 1st April

    Semogue Torga C5 Silvertip - Folk Soap - Type 77 Barber Razor/Cloud#4 Mandate AS
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  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Razorock Gamechanger 0.84 mm solid bar head.
    Snap-on razor handle (diy).
    Astra SP blade.
    Razorock F400 34mm synthetic brush.
    Imperial Barber shave soap.
    Timeless Razor shave bowl.
    Irish Chestnut by Andy Hilfiger cologne.
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  17. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here it is for Sunday(4-2):

    prep-Dial 4 Men Bodywash(in shower_
    shave-Jeeves of Hudson(Bay Rum)
    brush-Large Blue Synthetic(I need a name)*
    razor-Gillette Sensor Deuce Pivot DisposeABLE
    A.S.-Stephan(Bay Rum)

    *-won frrom previous raffle
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2023
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  18. Lockback

    Lockback Well-Known Member

    Preshave: Hot shower
    Soap/Shave cream: Cremo Bourbon Vanilla
    Razor: Vikings Blade Emperor Meiji
    Blade: Astra SP (2)
    Post shave: Gillette Gel

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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Newly Acquired, Restored(very little needed), and Honed. This was a wonderful 2 pass shave, that left me BDBS. Zero issues, with very little feedback from the aftershave. I wouldn't hesitate picking up another razor like this, if it popped up again.

    Razor- "Blue Steel Special", for H&H Grinding Co. Cleveland OH. Made in Germany.
    Brush- @Jayaruh #262. Birdseye Maple/Ebony woods. Silvertip Badger Knot.
    Soap- AOS Kingsman "Bourbon".
    Aftershave- Shulton Old Spice. Magic 19870 Decanter.

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  20. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    April 1st
    British EverReady/ Gem
    Omega Evo/ Burl&Resin
    Haslinger Schafmilch
    Jeeves Tobacco Bay
    My first Gem style shave in quite some time. Excellent results, though.
    Have a great day all.
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