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



Yaqi Moka Express Mew
Rockwell 6S
Supermax Blue Diamond Platinum (3)
d'Ardenne, Short & Bell Kyoto
Nivea 2 Phase & Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme

Something a little different today, timed myself to see how quickly I could complete a full shave and clean up. From the moment I turned on the faucet to dried my bowl after completing a full 3 pass shave took 6 mins 53 seconds. I was expecting to be a miniumum of 10 minutes, what with clean up and even prep beforehand like filling the sink and setting the blade in the razor.

Feeling my face it was a very good shave, I could quibble that my jawline isn't as cleanly shaved as usual but I could put up with it. No issues at all with anything, no irritation, weepers or anything to complain about.
 
Razor - General SS
Blade - Kai Pink
Brush - Razorock BC Synth
Soap - Wickham 1912 Irish Fern
Post - Thayers Cucumber
Aftershave - Pitralon Classic



Smooth as you like with a classic finish ;)
@patw and @Scotshave (page 6, post #117) The Razorock BC Silvertip synth is calling my name! Is it really even softer than the other RR Plissoft offerings (that don't have 'Silvertip' after their names) ? If so then I bet using it is pure bliss
 
SOTD 17 July 2018.

Pre-shave: Warm shower, facewash Wright's Cold Tar Soap.
Cream: OSP Barber Shop.
Brush: Muhle Silvertip Fibre.
Bowl: Aesop.
Razor: Rocnel SE-G.
Blade: GEM PTFE (Day 3).
Post: Musgo Lavender Cologne and Bart's Lavender Balm.

A very pleasing 2 pass shave this morning, lightest of touches with the Rocnel SE-G , with a no issues BBS finish. A very efficient razor - for me, possibly on a par with the iKon Tech, if that makes sense.

All the best,

Chris
 
INCREDIBLE SHAVE!
I bought this facial steamer for £24.99 off Amazon. (I DONT have anything to do with the manufacture or seller of this item) I had a shave at a local barbers before I went to Turkey as a treat. The barber had a steamer on wheels which he directed at my face rather than a hot towel. Although his technique was poor he got away with it by the prep of using steam. So when I got back from holiday I ordered this after a bit of research. First time using it today. Sat at the kitchen table, filled it with water and allowed the steam to hit my stubble for 5 minutes. I went upstairs, face lathered and WOW! The shave was the smoothest i can remember in my 10 years of using a DE razor. To me it’s worth every penny.
Ps That razor cost me £10 delivered
The brush £8 ..... how do yaqi do it



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@patw and @Scotshave (page 6, post #117) The Razorock BC Silvertip synth is calling my name! Is it really even softer than the other RR Plissoft offerings (that don't have 'Silvertip' after their names) ? If so then I bet using it is pure bliss
To be honest, Dave, I find the BC as good as my other 24mm Plissoft. It’s difficult for me to decide which is softer. They’re both excellent. Do I recommend the BC? Absolutely.

Synths are my go-to brushes now. Occasionally, I’ll use a couple of Semogue boars; just for rotating. But the RazoRock Plissoft 24mm, the BC Silvertip and the 22mm Disrupter are my favourites. No soaking in water (other than that necessary) and they dry in no time. No shedding, either.

Mileage, of course; many others prefer badger and boar; and I respect that. To be honest, though, if my first brush had been one of the RazoRocks, I wouldn’t have got an Edwin Jagger Best Badger: no backbone, and only useful for ‘painting’ lather on. As a dedicated face latherer, it’s never used.
 
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