SOTD: Saturday 16th February - Friday 22nd February 2019.

SOTD 18 February 2019

Pre-shave: Warm shower, Kiehl's Ultra Face Cleanser, followed by cold water splash and Castle Forbes Pre Shave.
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougere.
Brush: Shavemac ' The Flat Top' Slivertip.
Bowl: Giles Shaving Co - Spotty Pedstal Wet Shaving Bowl.
Razor: Blackland Vector.
Blade: Kai Captain (6).
Post: Cold water, OSP Eucalyptus and Menthol, followed by Ibiza Aloe - Aloe Vera Gel.

A nice, fuss free 2 pass shave.

All the best,

Palmolive fox
North East.UK

SOTD : 19th February 2019.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Hot shower:/ RightGuard ~ Energy Burst Shower Gel.


Cold wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap.

Brush: Chinese Synthetic.

Face Lather.

Soap : Proraso ~ Eucalyptus & Menthol.

Blade: Gillette ~ 7'0 Clock Super Platinum. (3)

Razor: Parker 87R.

Cold wet flannel to rinse my face.


Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lavender + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Floid ~ Mentolado Vigoroso ASL.

Nivea Men ~ Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm.


Another early morning shave.

The parker 87r/ gillette 7'0clock S.P. blade was a superb smooth match mowing through my stubble effortlessly leaving my face super smooth...A very enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups near bbs shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with some generous dollop of Nivea Men ~ Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm.

My face is feeling smooth & smelling devine.

Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.
The Land of Extra Cheesy
Date: 19 February 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Arko (4 shaving sticks grated into a 250ml plastic tub)
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Fatboy Adjustable G2 1961 / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #1
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- L'eau D'issey Pour Homme

9 days to go for the whole month of Arko February shave.
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Tuesday 19th Feruary

Pears Glycerine Soap
Proraso Sensitive Preshave Cream
Nanny's Dragons Blood Soap
Kent Infinity Synthetic Brush
Razorine in Brass with a Rapira Super Stainless Blade
Alum and Rinse
Palmer's Fragrance Free Moisturiser
Pashana AS

With the release of a new Kent Infinity+ Synthetic Brush I decided to take the original for a spin and it was better than I remembered. I then had a shave of mixed fortunes.A momentary loss of concentration resulted in a nasty cut. I stopped with 2 passes and a DFS+ finish as it is just not right shaving with pink lather. For the first time in a very long time a styptic pencil came into play. I will put this one down to experience and try again later in the week.
SOTD 19 February 2019

Pre-shave: Warm shower, Kiehl's Ultra Face Cleanser, followed by cold water splash.
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougere.
Brush: Shavemac ' The Flat Top' Slivertip.
Bowl: Giles Shaving Co - Spotty Pedstal.
Razor: Rex Ambassador (1.5).
Blade: Astra SP (1).
Post: Cold water, Floid Vigoroso , followed by Ibiza Aloe - Aloe Vera Gel.

Having read some reviews recently that the Rex Ambassador works well dialled at 2 - 1.5, I decided to put those recommendations in to practise.

A 2 pass shave - WTG and XTG face with WTG and ATG, with a DFS+ finish with no issues.

A good splash of Floid V, with a very plesant post shave tingle, told me that this was a very good shave.

I need ot check back on SOTDs, from memory my previous shaves with the Rex were in the 5-4 and down to 3 - 2 ball park. At 1.5 I had a very smooth and efficient shave.

All the best,

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Sotd - 14, 16 & 17th of February

14th -

Razor - Colonial General Alu on Executive Shaving ss handle
blade - Proline (3)
soap - De Vergulde Hand stick
brush - Semogue 2000 boar
post - witch hazel
a/s - Williams Aqua Velva
balm - De Vergulde Hand.

16th - yesterday -

razor - General Alu on ES ss handle
blade - Proline (4)
soap - Kent hard tallow
brush - Chubby 1 best
post - witch hazel
a/s - Tabac
balm - almond oil moisturiser
scent - Tabac edt.

17th - today -

razor - General Alu on ES ss handle
blade - Proline (5)
soap - MT Lavender
brush - Stirling M7 type handle two band
post - witch hazel
a/s - Quorum
balm - Barts Lavender
scent - Quorum edt.

Results? - you have no idea how good those shaves were for me -

Joy unbounded! The heavenly host - and the choir angelic - descend - an orchestra staffed entirely by nubile Nubians deliver 'Ode to Joy' in the way Beethoven intended. Cherubim flutter - hither and thither - with trays of drinks - so - you get the idea - good shaves all. Finally my damaged thumb is sort of back to normal - this is a good thing - a second good thing was picking up a Colonial aluminium single edge head on bst - I appreciate that I'm kind of late to the party with this razor - it seemed to be very well regarded - knowing why now. For me - effortlessly good - first use was on an eight day growth - no problem at all. Interestingly - the head wont screw onto my Rockwell handle - the threading isn't deep enough. The General will be a keeper for me - even after only a few uses - I know this is a razor that suits me. Consider me impressed.

All good - it is nice to get your shaving mojo back - enjoy yours one and all - yours - I.

Thanks to @Wayne Pritchard for a seamless 're-homing' of his General.

Good news with the thumb; +1 on the General Alu - an exceptional razor!
Kent UK
Tue 19th Feb

RazoRock Syn. 24mm
P & B Pall Mall
Schick B1 Repeater
Schick Proline [ 6 ]
Floid Vigoroso A/S Lotion

I had another "Oldie" Shave today, having shaved with a C1 yesterday and come away unscathed with no post shave problems. I used the older B1 which IMHO shaves better than the C1.
Ensuring that I took care and did not rush things, I found the initial clearance passes quite harsh but then became smoother. The quality of the overall Shave [ missed bits round tip of chin] was not only better than yesterday, but much better than those that I get with more modern Injectors. Shaving with one of these "Oldies" is a real Shaving experience, compared to the easy ride with some Injectors.

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Ontario, Canada
Well third time is the charm so I reached for another Merkur and this time the 37C slant came to hand. I have been on a run of modern razors as opposed to my vintage Gillette choices and quite enjoying them. The slant is an exceptional shaver and though I also have a 39C, I enjoy the weight and balance of the 37C more. Started with the Proraso pre-shave and lathered up with the TFS Corte Sabauda with the matching AS. Fantastic 3 pass shave!!

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Merkur 37C
Blade: Personna Lab Blue
Brush: Simpson Chubby 2
Pre-Shave: Proraso White Lotion
Lather: TFS Corte Sabauda
Aftershave: TFS Corte Sabauda
Additional Care:
B.I.G. Co. Alum Block