SoS: Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2017

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Yehuda D, Nov 5, 2017.

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  1. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    SOTD Saturday 11/11/2017 - VETERANS DAY U.S.A.
    RAZOR: Sabi 3 Piece Extra Heavyweight - Gold tone (4 inch handle, 4 ounces)- this razor remains my GO TO DE razor.
    BLADE: Dorco Platinum ST-300 - probably 6 or 7 shaves on this blade.
    PREP: hot water shower with Zest soap- followed by application of bloom water from Hybrid Shave Soap
    PRE SHAVE: - Tri Coastal Design White Birch & Tobacco Shave Butter.
    BRUSH: VDH Boar - this is the classic boar brush from the Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set
    MUG: Repurposed coffee/soup mug
    SOAP: Hybrid (blended) Col. Conk Bay Rum + VDH Luxury Shave Soap- face lather
    POST SHAVE: Hot water rinse
    AFTER SHAVE: British Sterling H.I.M.
    BALM: British Sterling H.I.M.
    Took the time for a proper shave today with some of my favorite products.
    The Gold Sabi Heavyweight remains my favorite DE. I really enjoy the longer handle and the substantial weight of this razor. Very smooth.
    The Shave Soap is a wonderful combination of Col. Conk and VDH yielding the best of both products.
    Achieved a wonderful 3-pass BBS shave with no touchups needed. Took my time and focused on the shave for about 20 minutes of enjoyment.
    I even cleaned the razor after the shave, took out the blade and hand stropped it with Bevel Shave Oil.

    Had to break out a new VDH Boar brush. My last one started really shedding after 7 years of hard use. This new one shed 6 hairs today.
    It did have a little musky scent to it, but I don't shampoo new brushes. Just put them to use straight out of the box. The Bay Rum soap deodorized well.

    I will probably go back to my cartridge razor distraction tomorrow, but today - Veteran's Day, was a nice oasis from the madness.
    God Bless.
  2. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    11 November 2017

    * Blackland Sabre L2
    * GEM Blade
    * WSP Manchurian + Oscar11 Amber Barbeiro
    * Mystic Water Poggio dei Pini
    * Unrefined Shea Butter
    * Bergamot/Vetiver EO

  3. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Clear Choice
    I went with Van Yulay Clarity today because I love the scent of Ylang-ylang and it helps a bit with my rosacea. The lather was incredibly thick - I should have added a little more water, honestly, and the performance was stellar. Three easy passes with the Rockwell and I finished up with Chatillon Lux YRP toner for the winter day.
    Prep: PAA Cube
    Soap: Van Yulay Clarity
    Brush: Brothers Bristles Silver Surfer
    Razor: Rockwell 6sR6
    Blade: voskhod
    AS: Chatillon Lux YRP Toner
  4. Number six

    Number six Well-Known Member

    "the shave was as good as it looks...and smells"
  5. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Here's the deal for Sunday morning:

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Razorock Plissoft 26mm Monster
    Super Speed/Astra day 7
    Stirling Glacial Eskimo Tuxedo SS
    Stirling Glacial Unscented AS Balm
    Fine Snake Bite AS Splash
    Davidoff Cool Water EdT

    I can't stand to be away from my Stirling stuff for another day - it's already been too long!
  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here's my Sunday plan:

    Same as Friday and today, but putting the TSD Russian Leather on hold for:

    A.S.-Rise Cooling Balm.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017
  7. capsfanx

    capsfanx Well-Known Member

    SOTD IMG_1948.JPG

    Got the matching soap in and this stuff is pretty damn good!!

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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Saturday, November 11
    MWF~~CH2 Synthetic~~~'58 Fatboy~~Feather (2)~~Vintage Brut

    God Bless our Veterans!
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  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    November 12 Plans

    Weber SS
    Voskhod (2)
    Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    MdC unscented
    Thayers Lavender witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and Alt-Innsbruck aftershave

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  10. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

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  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Shave in a bottle. Great picture!
  13. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Shave from it is fantastic but aggressive and will take several shaves to get familar. I'm still testing various blades in it too with the hope of finding one that works best in it. So far the BiC Chrome-Platinum has done the best job, but I think it could be possible for a blade to be a smidge better. I'm going to test the Wilkinson Sword blade on the next blade change (I always remove the blade and dry the razor then put the blade back in after everything is fully cleaned and dried.)
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  14. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Broke the Like button

    Thanks Jim. Have a great day my friend. ☺️
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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Sunday's SE Shave

    Proraso Pre Shave
    Musgo Real
    Jayaruh #220
    Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
    Original Gem Cutlery SE
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Aqua Velva

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Musgo Real Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #220 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher with an Original Gem Cutlery SE and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
  16. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Blackland Sabre L2 & GEM SS ptfe #5
    RR F-400 XXL 34mm
    WSP Blackbeard Formula T
    Humphreys Alcoholado Maravilla
    M&R Rose Water
    Nivea 2in1 lotion/balm
    Stetson A/S splash
    An excellent late evening shave. The Sabre and L2 are the BOMB!!!! Seriously, I feel for those that gave up on the Sabre. With the L2, this thing is sheer perfection. Have a great evening and shaves Gents... :happy036:


    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member


    Prep: pre shave soap mix
    Razor: GEM SE
    Blade: Blue Star (2nd shave)
    Brush: Maggard 26mm synthetic
    Soap: T&S Boreal
    Post: Stirling Ozark Mountain balm

    This was my second shave with a SE razor and it went well. The Boreal smells amazing and whipped up a perfect lather. Got a BBS shave with excellent post shave.


    Prep: Occams Crushed Lime
    Razor: Gillette Ball End Tech
    Blade: Topaz Platinum
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Soap: Tiki Fougere
    Post: Peach Thayer's WH, CL TSM Fougere salve

    Excellent shave this evening. Slick lather from the Tiki and the fresh green scent filled the room. Finished off with TSM Fougere salve. Hope everyone had a great shave!
  18. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    SOTD 11.11.2017
    Pre-shave: Hot Shower
    Shave Cream + Soap: Barbasol Sensitive Skin travel size can + Williams Mug Shaving Soap
    Brush: VDH Boar
    Razor: Gem Micromatic Clog-Pruf
    Blade: Gem Blue Star (4th or 5th use)
    Post-shave: Assured WH (Dollar Tree), Neutrogena Sensitive Skin PS Balm, Aqua Velva Musk AS / Cologne

    Very pleasant shave this day.

    God bless our active duty serviceman and woman, and our veterans!
  19. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    SOTD - 11 November 2017

    Thank you to all US veterans!


    Have a great evening!
  20. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    10 November
    Friday Marine Corps Birthday
    +5 Shave

    11 November
    Saturday Armistice Day
    +6 Shave

    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: Omega Boar Brush 81064
    Soap: Arko
    Razor: Valet VC2, Autostrop
    Blade: Feather FAS-10 Carbon Steel(CS), Feather Seikan (13 & 14)
    Strop: Amish made
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse and Windjammer After Shave, Avon
    SOTD 10 & 11 Nov 17.jpg

    This was my shave for both Friday and Saturday. I love me some Arko. I am now 14 shaves on this blade and it still is giving a smooth shave. Not the closest shave but a DFS all the same. Finished up with some Avon Windjammer AS. I stropped the blade fifteen times before and another ten times after each shave.
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