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SOTD : Saturday 12th May - Friday 18th May 2018.

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day' started by Palmolive fox, Saturday May 12, 2018.

  1. Fox


    Funny you guys should mention this as I, not Wickhams is working on a tallow soap for a stockist. It should be available towards the end of the Summer. There will be announcements made once available. All I can say at this time is it will come in 3 flavors. :)
    DamianJ, Norfolkdick, Boru62 and 10 others like this.
  2. Bizzyberry


    Pre Shave: Hot Shower + Bulldog face wash and Proraso red
    Razor: Supply V2 3 dot plate
    Blade: Personna (#4)
    Brush: Maseto 24mm 2 band finest
    Soap: Proraso red cream
    Bowl: Korium
    Post: Alum Block, Cold water and Humphreys Witch Hazel
    AS: Nivea 2 Phase

    I think I preferred the 2 dot plate with Personna blade, switching to a Schick Prolline or a Chinese Schick blade next to see how the 3 dot works with them.
    TomG, Blackmass, Norfolkdick and 18 others like this.
  3. Sotd - 16/5/18 -

    Razor - Yaqi DLC Double open comb red & black mini.
    blade - Kai (1)
    brush - Semogue 2000 boar
    soap - Kent tallow hard soap
    post - witch hazel
    a/s - Vitos Tobacco
    balm - Aloe Vera gel.

    Result - face strokingly good.

    After the last crap shave - the bloody shave gods owed me - and lo - they listened to my entreaties and blessed me handsomely. For they are good. I got my two new Yaqi razors yesterday - I had originally gone on to get one of the DLC double open comb heads in black - which I did - I'd been impressed enough with the free open comb I got with my brushes - to give them a try. At the price - why not? On their AliExpress page I noticed the black and red versions of the head with handle available in three different sizes. Delta Echo lite - if you will. They looked pretty cool I thought - and on a whim - I ordered a mini one - it would do for travel use if nothing else. It turns out - for me - to be a superb and serious razor. This is going into the normal rotation never mind travel use. No blemishes in the coating at all. It has real heft due to the brass handle - which balances well against the very light alloy head. The engineering tolerances for a razor costing this much (£19.67 - shipped to UK) were superb. The blade mounted evenly first time - no problem. It looks a bit scary - as you can see a lot of the blade through the open comb top cap. It's also not that mini - it is only a few millimeters shorter than my Merkur 37 Slant for reference. It fits comfortably in my big hands. The head is narrow - the blade tabs protrude prominently on either side - but - for me - this makes it very deft in use. It is superb under the nose and on the upper lip. It is not fussy about the angle and does the proper double open comb thing of leaving 'stripes' of lather on the face for when you go back over the same area. I'm impressed - as you may have gathered. The black head alone is £7.53 shipped to the UK. I'd been working all day in the sun so I needed to give something back to my skin - step forward the Kent hard soap - aka stealth MWF. It lathers ridiculously easily with the big boar Semogue - soap everywhere - you can clean up later - it's no problem. I love this brush - it puts a smile on my face every time I use it. The tips have split much quicker than my 1305 did and it is easily as soft as a good badger now. Try one if you haven't already. They don't cost much. So - job done - back on track - enjoy your shaves one and all - yours - I.

    Founder - and so far only member - of the T.L.O - the Tallow Liberation Organisation - read the charter - 'The Tallowist Manifesto.' Siblings - time to stand up for our rights! We have only our beards to lose.
    Jel999, TomG, Blackmass and 24 others like this.
  4. I wish to join you in your fight as part of the T.L.O :) P.
  5. Ferry-shave


    SOTD 16 May 2017

    SOTD Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Pre-shave - Warm shower, Wright's Cold Tar Soap, followed by warm water splash.
    Cream - Musgo Real Orange Amber.
    Brush - Simpsons Chubby 2, Synthetic.
    Bowl - Little Wren Pottery.
    Razor - Rex Ambassador
    Blade - Astra SP (Day 2).
    Post shave - Cold water splash; Musgo Real No.1 Orange Amber Cologne, Clinique Post Shave Balm.

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    A lovely 3 pass shave, no issues, still feeling BBS in parts, about 15 hours after shaving.

    Started off with the Rex dialed into 5 - good blade feel, with 3 and 2 on the subsequent passes.

    All the best,

    TomG, owlman, Blackmass and 24 others like this.
  6. Scotshave


    As would I. My subscription of Cyril S. Salter’s 100g tallow soap is en route. I shall lay this at the feet of Chairman Tallow, as a votive offering. Or, I may shave with it...:)
  7. Missoni


    ...Polar Bears - another great idea. I would not worry about the environmentalists or animal rights lobby; if Professor Mayer Hillman is correct humanity is doomed anyway as we have already passed the point of no return and global warming is now a given - even if every nation immediately turned vegan and completely ceased using fossil fuels - this coupled with the fact that the 6th mass extinction event is already underway and biological annihilation has been happening for decades. So a Polar Bear and a Panda shaving brush maybe useful keep sakes for people that are left in the future, which by all accounts will not be many :)
  8. Bleak but true - I have a copy of Dr Richard Leakey's 'The Sixth Extinction' in my book case behind me as I type. Let's go for it? Gorilla brushes? Silver back to silver tip is but a short hop, skip and and a jump. Yours - I.
  9. SOTD: 17th May 2018.


    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/ Imperial Leather ~ Sea minerals & Black Mint Shower Gel.


    warm wet flannel to my face.

    Wilkinsons Fruits ~ Rhubarb & Vanilla Body Butter.

    Brush: omega S10065 .

    Bowl Lather.

    Cream: Derby ~ Lavender.

    Blade: Shark Super Stainless . (2)

    Razor: Sharpy England HD.

    Warm wet flannel/ cold wet flannel to rinse my face.


    Alum Block./Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lime, Lemon+Peppermint Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./Aloe Vera Gel.

    Fonex Gummy~ Turkish Lavender Cologne.


    Another early start for me yet again, but hopefully the last for a while....

    A very enjoyable 'lavender theme shave' using a very varied assortments of shaving kit, but it worked wonderfully together yet again, resulting in a 3 pass + pick ups silky smooth shave with no errors to report.

    The derby cream i've had for well over a year now, and it'still half full,a great cream that always provides a excellent protective lather with a nice scent, and good post shave feeling,..adding to that, great value for money...A superb cream.

    Finishing the shave off with a generous splash of Fonex Gummy~ Turkish Lavender Cologne...Another item in my shaving den that i've infrequently not used much...Shame on me!

    My face is feeling smooth, & smelling devine.;)

    Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
    TomG, Ferry-shave, Scotshave and 24 others like this.
  10. SOTD: 17/05/2018

    ️Schick Platinum TTO Razor️Polsilver Super Iridium (1)️Mervyn Cadman Custom brush️Shaver Heaven- Honey Ale

    Superb shave from Shaver Heaven, will definitely be adding more of their offerings to the rotation.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    TomG, owlman, Scotshave and 24 others like this.
  11. _Nuavia Blue / Maseto finest 30mm_
    _Rockwell 6S @4 / Gillette SB_
    _Razorock Blue Barbershop_

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    TomG, owlman, Scotshave and 23 others like this.
  12. Nisse


    soap: Kiss My Face
    brush: Yaqi 24 mm Tuxedo
    razor: Kai Captain w Feather Pro blade freshly stropped

    Seems like stropping really makes a difference for the better.
    TomG, Scotshave, Blackmass and 18 others like this.
  13. SpeedyPC


    Date: 17 May 2018

    Pre-shave:- Shower
    Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
    Soap/Cream:- Dr Harris Windsor Shaving Stick
    Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6C (R4) / Vintage Wilkinson Sword Stainless Super Sword-Edge #11
    Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / Lucky Tiger Face Moisturizer / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
    Fragrance:- Proraso Wood & Spice
    TomG, Scotshave, Digimonkey and 20 others like this.
  14. Morning shave

    Olive Oil Soap
    Speick Shave Cream
    Semogue 1305
    Little Wren Pottery
    Gillette Flair Tip
    Polsilver SI (1)
    Thayers Witch Hazel (unscented)
    Speick Aftershave
    Caron Pour un Homme EDT

    Another vintage DE razor and yet another comfortable, efficient shave. This time it was a 1954 Flair Tip courtesy of Brendan (@Oomer). Have a good day gents.
    TomG, Scotshave, Blackmass and 21 others like this.
  15. Weean


    Brush: Frank Shaving 20mm Best Badger
    Cream: Edwin Jagger Limes & Pomegranate
    Razor: Parker 99R
    Blade: Feather (2)

    I don't give this razor enough love, mainly because I struggle to fit it under my generously-proportioned nose, but it went in without too much of a struggle today. I love the weight of it, meaning only the lightest of touches is necessary. A single pass gave me as close a result with the Feather as two passes with the Vigshaving combo, just a few minor touch-ups required. No cuts or nicks, but I am feeling properly exfoliated.

    Any scritchiness in the brush disappeared long ago, and it's a joy to use with cream. I could just have done with loading a little more this morning (which perhaps helped with the exfoliation).

    Happy shaving, all.
    TomG, Scotshave, Blackmass and 20 others like this.
  16. image.jpg ~SOTD~

    Prep ~ Shower, Mysore sandlewood soap
    Razor ~ Valet VC4
    Blade ~ Feather FHS -5
    Soap ~ Enriched Mosavon
    Brush ~ Zennith Boar
    Post ~ Thayers witch hazel
    Scent ~ Spicebomb Extreme - Viktor & Rolf

    Not much to take off today after the shave with my Cobra so I thought I would take it easy with the Valet VC4, a good clean and smooth shave was had leaving me with my normal BBS finnish.
    A splash of Thayers as an aftershave.
    My scent for today is Spicebomb Extreme, wonderful!

    Have yourselves a lovely day people. P.
    TomG, owlman, Scotshave and 25 others like this.
  17. + 1 on the Monsavon..along with MWF & Tabac, it's my personal favourite soap. Enjoy your day P.;)
  18. Thank you, you too :) P.
  19. Jel999


    First time with Tabac ! There's a reason why it's a classic & you've just found out why. Scent is ok for some & awful for others. Personally I love it. Soap is brilliant.
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    Busted out the sample I have of Rosa Bourbon. All I can say is Gawd damn this is a fantastic soap. Too bad Manuel is not able to make this, as it’s truly a bloomin’ marvellous soap.
    TomG, owlman, Scotshave and 22 others like this.

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