SOTD : Saturday 11th August - Friday 17th August 2018.

North East.UK

SOTD : 11th August 2018.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: cool shower:/ L'0 REAL ~ Hydra Sensitive Birch Sap Shower Gel.


warm wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Lemon Flower Glycerine Soap.

Brush: Unbranded Chinese Horsehair.

Bowl Lather.

Soap : Phoenix & Beau ~ Citra Royale.

Blade: Personna~Gem PTFE coated .(2)

Razor: Ever-Ready 1912. (Eng)

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


Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lime, Lemon+Peppermint Oil & Menthol Crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./L'OREAL ~Hydra Sensitive Soothing Birch Sap Post Shave Balm.

Proraso ~ Eucalyptus & menthol A/S Lotion.


Another early morning start for me, I've had to do another half day shift at the mill again..Needs must unfortunately...A new shave set up to start the weekend.Maiden shave using the P&B Citra Royale soap kindly piffed to me by @shevsky (Tom), which provided me with a excellent slick protective lather, a really nice sweet summer fragrance,ideal for the weather we've been getting over the past month or so, leaving a wonderful post shave feeling to my face.

I haven't used my chinese horsehair brush for a while, so during the week i gave it a wash & brush up with baby shampoo & toothbrush a towel rub then a cool blow-dry with the hairdryer,and a light comb to remove any loose hairs.I do this with all my brushes natural or synthetic at least once a month, it keeps them in fine fettle.."if you look after something, it'll look after you"...By the way, the hairdryer was passed on to me just for my brushes, i have no use for it at all, as Once a month i do a full DE wet shave with my (Pearl TTO~SBF-11), which for me is perfect for head shaving, & "no guard" buzz-cut my barnet every week "all year round" with my hair clippers". I like the "follically challenged look", it also saves me a fortune on hair products...It's stupidly pointless IMHO been a 'Walter Wiggy', a 'Bobby Comb-over', or a Toupee Tommy, grab that Male-Pattern Baldness hairline by the balls and buzz it away,you'll feel much better for it,once you've had the courage to do so.Your hair is just a very small percentage of you...Back to the shave.

Second outing with the 1912 (eng) paired up with the Gem PTFE blade, it's performance was fantastic, after the third pass, my face was super smooth.

A comfortable tepid water 3 pass silky smooth shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with a generous splash of proraso ~ Eucalyptus & menthol A/S lotion.

My face is feeling cool super smooth, & smelling devine.

Enjoy the start of the weekend, ladies & gentlemen.
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Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: M&F / Brad Forbes Finest Badger
Soap: Saponificio Varesino Manna Di Sicilia
Razor: Merkur Futur (2)
Blade: Vintage NOS Personna Super Platinum Chrome (6)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel / Myrsol Emulsion
Scent: Chatillon Lux Santal Auster

Very comfortable 3 pass shave. The Manna Di Sicilia scent is delightful.
I am really warming to the design of this M&F brush. The loft is slightly shorter than I am used to, which provides additional backbone to the 26mm badger knot. This makes it particularly effective when loading from triple milled soaps such as SV. Despite the backbone, the tips are very soft, and hence face lathering and painting are a pleasure.
I like the "follically challenged look", it also saves me a fortune on hair products...It's stupidly pointless IMHO been a 'Walter Wiggy', a 'Bobby Comb-over', or a Toupee Tommy, grab that Male-Pattern Baldness hairline by the balls and buzz it away,you'll feel much better for it,once you've had the courage to do so.Your hair is just a very small percentage of you..
I couldn't agree more - I take the same approach - cheers - I.
Morning shave

Olive Oil Soap
Nobel Otter Barrbarr
Chubby 2 Best Badger
Gillette Super Adjustable Black Beauty
Personna Star (1)
Myrsol Blue Aftershave
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme EDT

Very impressed with the Nobel Otter. I took note of what fellow members have said and made sure I got plenty of water in to the soap. I was rewarded with a top class lather. The scent is lovely and a good match for the aftershave and EDT. Have a great weekend gents.
Land of the Prince Bishops
Saturday 11th August

Heno de Pravia glycerine soap pre-wash - Yaqi 26mm Tux - Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood - Ever Ready 1924 w/Rocnel handle - GEM SSC #5 - Alum - Superdrug Forest Fresh A/S - Dove Instant Hydration Cream

A generous loading of the soap gave me an impressively thick, slick lather which was the perfect medium for this razor combo. The Forest Fresh A/S complimented the sandalwood scent very well.
The only error was taking a slice of skin off my finger whilst rinsing the razor post shave during a clumsy event.

Have a super weekend. Mine will be spent healing.
Kent UK
Sat 11th Aug
RazoRock Syn. 22mm
Lea Classic soap
Schick Type F
Schick Proline [ 2 ]
Lea Classic A/S Lotion

After a quite rare for me Shave with a DE, I have gone into weekend shave mode and picked the F type for a hassle free Shave. No rush and nice close finish all round from this great little Razor.I suspect that the F Type may well work better with a Japanese Schick rather than the AC/proline, but time will tell.

The Land of Extra Cheesy
Date: 11 August 2018

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Semogue SOC in Cherry Wood Badger/Boar knot 24/53mm
Soap/Cream:- Barrister & Mann ~ Bay Rum
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor/Blade:- British Ever Ready Streamline SE / GEM Personna SS PTFE Coated #1
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic / Lucky Tiger Face Moisturizer
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Weber ARC
Blade: Permasharp
Brush: 'Jade' (Rooney Heritage 2XL Jade)
Soap: Wholly Kaw ‘Agrumi in Estate’
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / RazoRock Aftershave Wax

despite being shafted by customs for £13.50, I really enjoyed ‘Agrumi in Estate’... I'm sure the extra ingredients have improved the base some, as it felt lighter, and somewhat slicker... maybe others have noticed this, and could shed some light? the scent was subtle, summery, and reminded me of something that I can't quite put my finger on... but, after last nights shift, it was just the pick me up that I needed.. all's good

Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: ‘The Rock’ (Rockwell 6S – #3)
Blade: Gillette Bleue Extra
Brush: 'The Duke' (Duke 3 Best)
Soap: Shannon's "Lit"
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Chatillon Lux Santal Auster Post-Shave Salve
Fragrance: Boadicea the Victorious 'Nemer'

a truly outstanding shave... if you've never tried a Shannon's soap, you really owe it to yourself to give it a try... the regular base is fantastic, and the Rust Belt Reserve is even better... and, what more can I say about ‘The Rock’/Gillette Bleue Extra combo.. sublime shaves every time..
Saturday 11th August

Pears Glycerine Soap
Proraso Green Tea and Oat Preshave
C.R.Salter Hard Soap (Tallow)
New Forest 1901 Badger Brush
Merkur 11C razor with a Treet Silver Carbon Steel Blade
Witch Hazel
Aloe Vera Gel
Gold AS

I am really enjoying using my small knot badgers. I suspect that because I have to work at coverage and not just painting masses of Lather....I am getting better results
The 11C is a very nice razor.....mild but efficient. I can't understand why it was discontinued.
Three passes for an exceptionally smooth and close shave

Tabac Original
RazoRock BC Silvertip 24mm synth
Face lather
ER 1912 (Made in England)
Thayer’s Cucumber and Aloe
Tabac Original after shave

Another flawless shave from the 1912; a desert island razor, to be sure (assuming an abundance of water etc.).

The Tabac duo never fails to deliver either; outstanding soap and fragrance.

Mexican food up town tonight; to celebrate Mrs. Scotshave’s recent birthday. Image too big to include the brush, even with cropping, but you probably all know it; black and clear Perspex handle and 24/57mm knot.
Land of the Prince Bishops
SOTD 11/08 - Wedding anniversary meal shave and staying with Terre D'Hermes theme as the last shave was so good...

Soap: Faena Spring Limited Edition soap
Brush: Razorock 400 Synthetic
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (2)
Razor: Rex Supply Co. Ambassador
Post: BBA Post Shave Balm
A/S: Terre D'Hermes EDP

A very happy anniversary, enjoy your meal.