SOTD: Saturday 9th - Friday 15th March 2019

The Land of Extra Cheesy
Date: 15 March 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Semogue SOC in Ash Wood Badger/Boar 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mitchell's Wool Fat
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Super Adjustable S2 1972 / Vintage NOS Gillette Stainless #5
Post-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed with Tea Tree, Lavender & Peppermint / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)

16 more days to go for the whole month of Mitchell's March Wool Fat shave
Kent UK
Fri 15th March
RazoRock Plissoft 22mm
P & B Spitfire
Alu. Hawk / Windrose handle
Schick Proline [ 1 ]
P & B Spitfire A/S Splash

A nice end to this weeks Shaves, with a fresh blade on board and a new tub of Spitfire broached , the Shave was smooth and comfortable, with a satisfyingly close all round finish. I could settle for this as a Daily Shaver, if I did not have to justify the purchase of the others I have brought. I probably would get bored using the same Razor, and to think I used a Gillette ? year after year, before I fell foul of Cartridge Razors. Thankfully I have recovered from the use of the latter, but have strayed from DE world into SE/ Injector Land

15 March

Pannacrema Nuàvia Blu
Mühle Rocca Silvertip Fibre
Feather Professional Artist Club SS
Feather Proguard
Nivea 2 Phase asl
A great shave with the Feather razor this morning. Two full WTG passes, taking my time to work out how best to navigate my upper lip and chin with a still unfamiliar and sharp instrument led to a fine, smooth result. Result!
Head shave
Chubby 1.5 finest badger, Ever ready 1912 razor, Pre de Provence shave soap and L’Oréal 24 hour hydrating balm. Lather was a bit thin with the soap, maybe I did not bloom it enough or I did not spend enough time building the lather. Normally get great lather with this soap with little effort. Thankfully the 1912 with the gem stainless blade is a mild razor (for me) and thus had zero irritation.42010
Prep: Hot face wash Nivea Sensitive
Pre:EADS pre shave cream
Soap: Cattie's Bubbles Purple Grapefruit
Brush: Yaqi 28mm Tux
Bowl: Timeless
Razor: Rockwell 6C R5
Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Yellow Sharp Edge 1
Post: Hot and cold rinse alum
PSB: Nivea Sensitive Cooling
A quite wonderful 2 pass shave following the disaster on monday with the Maggard slant (need practice to find the right angle me thinks)
Friday 15th March 2019
Pre shave: Warm shower and Nivea face wash + Noxzema shave cream
Razor: Gillette Tech
Blade: NOS 7 O'Clock Stainless (1972) (#2)
Soap: NSS Traditional Down Home Summer
Bowl: Korium
Brush: Rooney Silvertip
Post shave: Alum block, cold water splash and Thayers witch hazel
AS: Lab Series Balm

Another cracking shave with the NOS 7 O'Clock blade, very impressed so far and glad that I have few more packs of these.
Friday 15th March 2019 PM

Pre-shave:- Warm rinse / Proraso Red pre shave cream
Brush:- Stirling Finest Badger
Soap/Cream:- OSP Sandalwood cream
Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6c / Gillette 7 o’clock Green Super Stainless
Post-shave:- Thayers Cucumber / Nivea 2 Phase aftershave / Bart’s Balm Rosemary and Sandalwood aftershave balm

I shaved yesterday but my post crashed just at the end. I used my Claymore again and managed to get a DFS. OSP Barbershop cream and Epsilon Blue aftershave. Managed to restore a bit of my confidence in the Claymore. My neck could’ve been better but I didn’t want to risk irritation in pursuit of a BBS.

Tonight’s shave was mainly to address my neck. I chose my Rockwell 6c as I know my technique has improved whilst I learn my way around SE shaving.

This was a simple 3 pass shave which has me smiling. BBS all over and no irritation or weepers.

The OSP soaps have been at the back of my drawer for a few weeks and I shouldn’t be ignoring them. They give a great creamy lather with super slickness and protection. I’m going to make sure they find their way into my regular rotation.

Barts Balms are simply a joy to use. They always finish things with well nourished skin and a silky smooth feel. The Rosemary and Sandalwood balm went well with the OSP cream.

I’ve finished off my first bottle of Thayers tonight. That’s not bad considering I bought it in August last year and use it every time as part of my post routine. Onto my second bottle now!

An overall enjoyable shave this evening!

Have a great weekend folks!
And yesterday evening saw the theme for my shave as 'Black'


A bit of a late runner here for last week's SOTD but I had issues uploading photos which judging by the photo above I seem to have resolved.

Black hole - Timeless 0.68
Blacklist - Kai
Blackmail - Razorock Plissoft 400 - In black
Blackened - Gentlemen's Tonic Cream
Black water - Bvlgari (the unpronounceable) Man in Black

'Mmmmm?' I thought, 'It is about time I gave the good old ageless Timeless a run out being as it has seen little use recently'. And while at it throw in a Kai blade being as I have just bought a bunch of them. I do rather like the fact that Kai blades have absolutely naff all printed on them. No 'This Way Up' or 'Handle with care' or to the that matter not even....'Kai'. A minimalist approach. God bless these Japanese and their wonderful view of Zen and the razor blade.

No Polsilver Lodz? Sometimes needs must and I need to pull my feet out of the mud.

The new kid on the block here being the 'it arrived this week', Razorock Plissoft 400. Wonderful. It looks exactly the same as the aluminium version I usually reach for is black. My God it even works the same. Same lather monster in a different guise. How I am so easily pleased.

The GT cream as I needed a cream/soap in a black tub otherwise the photo would look out of theme. Even if it is spoilt by the glitzy Timeless. I guess a bit of paint might have gone some way to putting it 'in tone' but I don't quite think this would be the way to go. Plus I'd spend all weekend cleaning it all off. It just happens to be top drawer cream while at it.

May be I need to reach out for a different blade more often as this evening was polished off with a wonderful multi pass shave and a face as shiny as my razor. All to be topped off with L'Occitane Cade aftershave balm and a dash of Bvlgari (the unpronounceable) Man in Black with its lovely overlays of a sweet peppery scent.

A smashing evening's shave and all ready to face the weekend with a BBS grin and even more new toys to come out of woodwork.

Have a great weekend chaps