SoS: December 2021

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  1. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thursday SOTD

    Karve CB Gladius OC “D” Plate / Polsilver
    Elite Orange over Irish Bog Oak 28mm Boar
    Tabac Shaving Soap Tallow Formula & ASL
  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    December 30th
    Razor: CG LvL2
    Blade: PAA Platinum Strangelet (3)
    Brush: MrEE LE
    Pre-shave: PAA Cube
    Soap: B&M Mélange
    Stirling Unscented Witch Hazel
    B&M Unscented Balm
    AS: B&M Mélange

    Good morning!


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  3. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Thursday December 30, 2021
    New Years Eve Dram: Talisker 10 from the Isle of Skye.

    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Fendrihan
    Pre shave: None
    Lather: Proraso Blue (30)
    Razor: Henson AL13 Mild
    Face WTG-XTG-ATG
    Head WTG:XTG-ATG
    Blade: Feather (1)
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Omega Alum Block
    Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Lotion: None
    Balm: Proraso Blue Dopobarba
    Have a great day!
  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian


    I really enjoy shaving with “Bone Mosaic” 7/8, one of the two Victor Creazzi creations I own. The balance in hand and the incredible edge just never let me down. It is one of the straight razor benchmarks I use to evaluate my edges. This morning’s two and a half pass mug shave was excellent as expected, leaving me porcelain smooth.

    Fine Accoutrements’s stainless steel “World’s Greatest Safety Razor” was supposedly a homage to the Gillette New LC and a follow on to their successful “Marvel Safety Razor”. The fact that they no longer sell either says it all. I have both. The little pot metal Marvel outshaves its more expensive stainless steel successor, although both deliver a decent shave. Two ATG noggin passes was all I needed to feel smooth clean and velveteen.

    RAZOR: Victor Creazzi’s “Bone Mosaic” 7/8 (Mug), Fine Accoutrements’s SS Safety Razor (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE (Dome)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a heavy scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: JR Boar #374
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Pre de Provence Bergamot & Thyme AS Balm.
  5. shaveman

    shaveman Well-Known Member

    Phoenix Shaving Asension DOC Timeless Ti Crown Handle
    Voskhod Teflon Blade
    MDC Original Soap
    Maggard 2 Band
    Aloe Vera
    A&E Asian Pear Aftershave
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  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thanks my friend!

    This brush is not only beautiful, it’s a great lather maker. BTW, this soap and aftershave are to die for!

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  7. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thursday morning:

    Hot shower
    Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
    Super Speed/Gillette Platinum day 9
    Williams Menthol SC
    Prep ASB
    Floid Vigoroso AS Splash

    No complaints at all about this shave - smooth as a baby’s little tush!

    Have a good day - be well and safe!

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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Thursday's Shave

    Cold Water Rinse
    START Shave Cream
    Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badger
    Gillette Fatboy E2
    Nacet Stainless
    Pinaud Clubman AS

    The START Shave Cream lathered well with the Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badger Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Gillette Fatboy E2 Razor with a Nacet Stainless Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Pinaud Clubman AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  9. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Thursday December 30, 2021
    Razor: Shake Sharp Razor MK-1
    Blade: Statums
    Brush: Trotter "Scoville" Synbad
    Soap: Stirling Carmichael
    AS 1: Humphrey's Alcoholado Maravilla 70
    AS 2: Skin Bracer
    Fragrance: BVLGARI Man in Black Essence
    Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1149

  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    December 30, 2021
    CG Level 2
    La Savonniere du Moulin
    The Dead Sea Aftershave

  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    My Throwback Thursday of this week will be tomorrow. . I could have done it today, but I don't have an origin date for this Duke Cannon Warm Clear Gel I used. It's a good thing I'm not doing a video for this gel, as I would simply say "I don't like this product" and shut off the video. Why don't I like it. I CAN'T SEE IT. Simply put. Comes out clear, very much like the Rise Shave Gel. It's very hard to shave what you can't see. Somehow, I managed to get the job done along all of Porcupine Alley. It got pretty difficult to do along Cactus Nation. In addition, by the time I got down there I was upset, and it's tough to do a shave when upset. If only Duke could put VISIBLE gel in there, this might have been a solid product. The one thing I did like about was the warmth it provided. I never had the "hot towel" treatment done, but that's what my face and neck felt like before beginning the shave. Well, I expected that, as it did say on the can the words "warm gel". Anyway, back to Cactus, I suppose I managed all right, but it could have been a lot better had I SEEN what I was shaving. Another good thing I can say about the shave in general-No cuts or Knicks. I'm not sure I'll use the Duke again(I kinda prefer SEEING what I'm shaving), but as the shave could have been much worse than it was, I'll give it a Pretty Excellent.
  12. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, Dec 30th 2021

    Razor: Razorock 2nd Gen Lupo.72, mid range, excellent design for clamping and for under the nose tactical reaching, no blade tab overhang, one of my favorite DE razors.
    Blade: Gillette silver blue(2) Excellent blade, sharp & Smoooth with reasonable longevity.
    Soap: Razorock blue barber- nice barber shop scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush: Yaqi Sagrada Familia 22mm 2band badger, Excellent lather generator, pillow like soft tips, nice little scrubber, great painter.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Razorock Blue barber AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion(balm) + scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]excellent shave with my RR Lupo.72 with a GSB blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
  13. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Thursday SOTD


    Razor: King Cobra
    Blade: Schick Proline P-30 (D4)
    Brush: M&F 26mm 2-band Blonde black
    Bowl: Supply Provision Marble 4.5"
    Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lavender
    Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Unscented
    Shave Soap: CRSW Select Vetiver
    Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
    Aftershave: Country Club Frozen Vetiver​
  14. Purvis

    Purvis Well-Known Member

    Filarmonica No.13 Muleta
    Heirloom Razor Strop Co.
    Four sided Paddle strop with
    Diamond Paste and Chromium Oxide
    3” Notovan Horsehide Premium Old No.2
    with Genuine Flax Linen
    Kanayama 30k
    2-Band Badger “Abalone” brush
    Maggards sample of
    Wholly Kaw of Merchant of Tobacco
    Stetson cooling moisture Aftershave
    When I pulled out the Filarmonica upon taking an edge peek under the lights I noticed that there were several places along the edge that appeared tattered.
    I thought well maybe this is the time I have to take this razor to a finishing stone.
    I pulled out the Heirloom Razor Strop Co. four sided paddle strop which I put diamond paste and chrox on two of the sides back in 2009ish. I have since put more chrox (last year) but have never reapplied any more diamond paste. First I stropped the blade on the hard cloth of the Kanayama 30k for a while then proceeded to use the paddle strop. I pretty much quit counting years ago as I (pretty sure I’m gonna catch guff for this) go by the sound. When I felt it ready I cleaned the blade and went back to the Kanayama cloth and used it to remove some burrs on the edge them went back to the chrox then over to Tony’s Old No. 2 flax linen then the horsehide. Finished off on the Cordovan on the Kanayama.
    The edge is perfect.
    The blade is so sharp and comfortable I never felt the edge.
    A Fantastic result.
    The Wholly Kaw sample smelled more like candy than tobacco to my nose, but I’m not a tobacco aficionado. Wonderful scent and decent lather with I’m certain is a version of the base from the past.
    Nonetheless a great performer.
    Using the soap samples allow me to go to some classic aftershave’s that are now collecting dust since I started using artisan soaps. And there is a very good reason this aftershave is still around as the Stetson AS does not disappoint.[​IMG]
  15. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    No shave yesterday but boy a good one today.

    Above the Tie Calypso with R2 plate.
    Astra SP blade (fresh).
    Above the Tie shave soap.
    Delrin handle synthetic brush.
    Royal Copenhagen cologne.

    Take care everyone!
  16. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Thursday December 30, 2021
    Second Shave of the day: Feather As-D2 First drive!

    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Fendrihan
    Pre shave: None
    Lather: Proraso Blue (31)
    Razor: Feather As-D2
    Face WTG-XTG-ATG
    Head WTG:XTG-ATG
    Blade: Feather (1)
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Omega Alum Block
    Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Lotion: None
    Balm: Proraso Blue Dopobarba
    Have a great day!
  17. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    December 30th

    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - CK6 Shaving Soap, Star Jelly, Aftershave & Cologne - Gondolier
    Omega EVO
    J3Customs 10/8
  18. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Blackland Dart / Polsilver Super Iridium
    Proraso Red
    Yaqi Synthetic [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    New Year’s Eve 2021


    Monocero Husaria SB / Polsilver
    Elite 24mm Manchurian White Fan
    A&E Asian Plum Shaving Soap & AS
  20. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Friday December 31, 2021
    Last shave of 2021!
    New Years Eve Dram: Ardbeg 10. An amazing single malt from Islay.
    Brush: Simpson T3 Trafalgar
    Bowl: Fendrihan
    Pre shave: None
    Lather: Southern Witchcrafts Druantia
    Razor: Feather As-D2
    Face WTG-XTG-ATG
    Head WTG:XTG-ATG
    Blade: Feather (2)
    Razor: Gillette Styler
    Post: Omega Alum Block
    Post: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Lotion: None
    Balm: Southern Witchcrafts Druantia
    Happy New Year!!!!
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