DE SOTD, Tuesday June 27th 2023 Razor : Yaqi "Top aggressive slant"- Mfg 2019>, aggressive, interesting torque type slant, lots of blade feel for fellows who enjoy that, I use a Steep approach(riding the bar) with a short handle for less leverage and weight. It does look a little mean for a razor and it can be if you plunk it to start a stroke. I find this razor very enjoyable change and the shaves can be very stellar. One of my closest shaving razor in my rotation and will always be there for a nice close shave. Removing the blade with the top cap side tabs in the way I use a Q-tip to lift it a bit to get my big fingers to grab it easier. Nice razor to use when a person knows it well. Blade : Personna red(4) sharp and smooth with great longevity. Soap : Razorock XXX Fresco, nice XXX clean scent with a little menthol + excellent lather qualities. Brush : Yaqi "Moka express" 26 mm 2band badger, excellent lather generator, pillow like soft tips, nice splay scrubber+ excellent lather painter. If a person like a big 2band badger this brush seems to work for most who own it. 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 Fresco with witch hazel . Results : or CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= excellent stellar shave that no issues with a Personna red blade. It does much better for a very close shave for myself. Have some great shaves!