SOTD : Saturday 14th April - Friday 20th April 2018.

Monday AM 2018-04-16

Georgetown Pottery G20 scuttle
Rooney 3/1 Ebony Finest (22/48)
Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna shaving cream (vintage)
Charcoal Goods Brass L1/UFO U2V1 Brass
Wilkinson Light Brigade (9)
Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna aftershave (vintage)

Excellent. The Sienna shaving cream produces lather that I think is just about as good as that of their famed Sweet Almond Oil cream.
Monday 16th April 2018
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Pre Shave: Hot Shower + Bulldog face wash
Razor: Wilkinson Sword "sticky"
Blade: NOS Wilkinson Sword Made in England (#1)
Brush: Maseto 24mm 2 band finest extra density
Soap: LEA stick
Post: Alum Block, Cold water and Humphreys Witch Hazel
AS: Bulldog balm

I got 250 NOS Wilkinson Sword made in England blades from eBay last week, a number of the blades have got rust on them, some packs seem fine others have between 1 to 3 blades with rust spots per pack. Picking a blade that looked ok from a pack that had other blades with rust I shaved with it today and all was well. I did take the added precaution of cleaning the blade with some isopropyl alcohol.

It shaved just like the other NOS Wilkinson Sword blades I have used, the Sticky is quite mild so I will try the blade in some other razors this week and see how long it lasts. I have found the Made in England Wilkinson Sword blades last well for me (6 or more shaves easily).

Even if only 70 to 80% of the 250 are usable I am still happy with the result.

@Rohleder Looks like the blades are useable, at least one decent shave so far.
And this evenings theme was 'political debates' and the fact I have had more scents arguing with each other than I care to think of.

Prime Minister - ATT M2
Deputy Prime Minister - ATT Colossus
Chancellor of the Exchequer - Kai
Secretary of State for Foreign affairs - Muhle synthetic (Note the similarity in appearance)
Secretary of State for Health and Social - OSP Spice Road
Secretary of State for Education - ADP Colonia Club aftershave balm
Shadow leader of the opposition - Floris Santal

After a few nights getting to acquaint myself with the Timeless; tonight I chose to go Above the Tie and their M2 OC held firmly on the action end of a Colossus handle. On the other end of the Colossus an axe wielding maniac. Me. Fortunately my axe skills were dutifully brought down a few scales so as to not go at my face like a lumberjack felling a great redwood.

Yet another great piece of stainless engineering from our friends across the big pond. Everything precisely manufactured to create a little more than 'just another SS razor'. In comparison to the Timeless I do find this combination needs more care and attention in a kind of gentile axe wielding maniac approach. But the end results are again astounding and very sure footed. The Kai blade being at the pointy end of the action behaved perfectly and the more I use these blades the more I realise 'I need more'. A slightly better choice than a Spear and Jackson axe.

Again one of the silly 'get 25% off' OSP creams and a first outing for me and their Spice Road. Another intriguing scent which had me perplexed. Did I really sense liquorice in there? Anyway, another fine cream with wonderful properties which help the shave along.......Do I have to wait until next Easter to get my hands on more of their creams?

Instead of Cade this evening I went for ADP Colonia Club balm being it was a freebie with a purchase at Christmas (These shaves are actually more festive than I care think). Very nice and Colonia Club on top of liquorice is starting to add to quite a mystifying end. I must say as an after shave balm the scent is outstanding and the longevity actually gets way beyond the bottom of the stairs, out the front door and the local corner shop and back. And still with some change in pocket.

Throw in some Floris Santal when one returns home and the house is starting to smell like a perfume counter. Great!

More importantly I made the journey feeling wonderfully free of bristly bits on my face and my wife not wanting to go near me with a whole host of scents wafting around my person.
Meissner TremonIa Dark Limes
RazoRock 400
PolSilver SI (1)
Lime witch hazel (home mix)
Proraso Green ASL
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EdT

I managed to slice the top off a spot on my jaw, and it bled and bled, and gained another nick on my chin.
Despite this , the shave was a success in that I was left very smoothly sheared.
I suppose I was due a nick or two, having had no mishaps for quite a while.
I should have taken more care using the R41. I guess I was a little too sure of my ability.
Dark Limes soap is a pleasure to use. The bathroom was filled with exotic citrus scent throughout.
Finishing with Proraso ASL and Polo Blue, I thought I smelled good but the Mrs didn't concur.

SOTD: 17th April 2018.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Hot shower:/ Nivea Men ~ Cool Kick Shower Gel.


warm wet flannel to my face.

Wilkinsons Fruits ~ Coconut & Vanilla Body Butter.

Brush: Semogue 1305.

Bowl Lather.

Soap: Derby Shave Stick (Disk).

Blade: Wilkinson Sword Classic . (1)

Razor: Muhle R41.

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


Alum Block./Cold Water Face Rinse./Boots ~ Moisturising Lotion.

Geoffrey Beene ~ Grey Flannel A/S Lotion.


It's been a while since i use a w.s. 'classic' blade, today paired up with my r41 was a excellent duo, non-aggressive blades seem to work well in this very efficient german lady.

A very comfortable 3 pass + pick ups silky smooth shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with a generous splash of G.B.~ grey flannel a/s lotion.

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

Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
Tuesday morning

OSP Neroli
RazoRock BC Silvertip 24mm
Face lather
Schick G8
Schick Proline B
Thayer’s Cucumber and Aloe Vera
4711 EdC
Dior Eau Sauvage EdT

Another belter of a shave this morning. The all too fleeting 4711 picks up on the Neroli notes in the soap. Eau Sauvage layers nicely with this combo; and it doesn’t project offensively. Handy, as I will have to be up close and personal when delivering first aid training today.
Brush: Omega S10083
Cream: EJ Limes & Pomegranate
Razor: Vigshaving combination head (open comb side) on RazoRock bamboo SS handle
Blade: Bolzano Superinox (2)

As well as the awesome Meissner Tremonia soap I got in the @Shaving Station giveaway, there was some Edwin Jagger cream that I put to one side and unfortunately forgot about. Until now.

Lacking a shaving bowl (I was half-minded to finish the Tremonia soap and use the jar at some point in the future) I went for a face lather. Lacking the sophistication to recognise what limes and pomegranates should smell like, my first thoughts on busting the cream out was 'jaffa cakes'. It smelt fantastic, but unfortunately the scent was very short-lived.

The lather was good and slick, though not quite as voluminous as the Tremonia - I suspect that could quite easily be put down to my lack of skills, though.

The blade impressed a lot more than it did yesterday. Not sure if it's one of those blades that sharpens up after first use, or if it's just happier with 24 hours growth than 72.

Stay healthy.