Shave of the Day Thread - 2020

SpeedyPC

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Speed,how many passes per shave ?
Always three passes per shave? and always maintain a very good dense lather slickness throughout my shaves.

Edit:- AND!!! ZERO pressure throughout my shaves and don't shave like a bloody Roadrunner.
 
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Mark1966

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Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: Tony Forsyth Custom Gold/Pearl Manchurian 2 Band Finest 24mm Shaving Brush
Soap/Cream: Mike's Natural Soaps Hungarian Lavender shaving soap
Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' (7)
Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Stainless (5)
Post-shave: APR Lavande Violette splash
Fragrance: Miller Harris Feuille de Tabac EDP

Mike's is not the easiest to lather, but a classic and a great result!

 

Razor Burn

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Brush: Proraso Omega
Head/Face: Leaf Razor
Blade: Polsilver SI (3)
Soap: P&B Grapefruit sample
Bowl: Mrs @Nico shave bowl (y)
Pre: Shower + PAA Cube mentholated
Post: Thayers Aloe & Lemon Witch Hazel // AP Reserve Escentials Restoration Serum
ATG, XTG, WTG = near DFS

A quick head & face shave with the Leaf. Not too bad with a couple nicks as I pushed for efficiency... Happy shaves!
 

TomG

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Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Tony Forsyth P&C LE 2017 Platypus High Mountain White Badger
Soap: A&E Grecian Horse
Razor: Wolfman WR1
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette French Brown (3)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel; Pitralon Classic Aftershave Splash
Scent: Penhaligon's Endymion EdT

A wonderfully comforting BBS shave on a cold night (well, by Perth standards).
The Grecian Horse soap scent is rich and intoxicating, and the spicy woods of the Pitralon Classic and Pen's Endymion compliments both the soap and each other nicely.
 

Mark1966

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Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Simpson Shaving Brush
Soap/Cream: Klar Seifen Original shaving soap
Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' (7)
Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Stainless (6)
Post-shave: AoS Sandalwood gel
Fragrance: APR Racounteur Extrait

Sensational start to the week

 
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Razor Burn

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Brush: TF Custom Black/Yellow/Clear 26mm 2 Band Finest
Razor: RR Mamba
Blade: Dorco Prime (1)
Soap: Squadron Soap's The Warden
Bowl: Mrs @Nico shave bowl (y)
Pre: Shower + PAA Cube mentholated
Post: Squadron Soap's The Warden // AP Reserve Escentials Restoration Serum // G&M Australian Cream Sorbelene lotion
ATG, XTG, WTG = near DFS

A quick no fuss pre-work shave as still smooth from yesterday's effort. Love using this brush as the knot has bloomed well and the scent from the soap is enjoyable! Happy shaves!!!
 
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Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Simpson Shaving Brush
Soap/Cream: Klar Seifen Original shaving soap
Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' (7)
Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Stainless (6)
Post-shave: AoS Sandalwood gel
Fragrance: APR Racounteur Extrait EDP

Sensational start to the week

I don't think I've seen your 'Fatboy' before. Very nice.
 

Mark1966

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I don't think I've seen your 'Fatboy' before. Very nice.
Thanks - been using for a week or so now. It is a replated one.

Love seeing your vintage beauties!
 
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rhodes96

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Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: WCS faux tortoise shell synthetic
Soap/Cream: Razorock Sana Maria Del Fiore Firenze
Razor: Razorock Hawk V3 OC'
Blade: Feather Artist Club Professional (1)
Post-shave: Fine Fresh Vetivar/ Geo F Trumper Sandlewood Skin Food

This was a lovely shave. Two pass and touchups BBS. The first pass was a DFS. I could easily stopped and be done, then what a waste of lather that would have been.
I much prefer these blades than the Super Professional blades. Straight out the dispenser they work very efficiently and are much sharper than any DE blade. The pro is also smoother thsn the super pro's which have a tendency to bite if your not using an extra soft touch using the razor. I think the super pro's are better suited to the Artist Club straight razors.
This particular soft soap is exceptional. This is by far the best soap Razorock produce that I have used. The scent is slightly smokey tobacco with vanilla, Eucalyptus, with a bit of menthol that activates post shave. Standout for the product is the residual slickness. No need to lather for the touchups pass.
 

Nico

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Pre: Hot shower.Bloom water from shaving soap
Razor: Smart Helix Apollo, Mild Plate
Blade: gillette black
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk3
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Squadron, The Warden
Post: Squadron, The Warden Aftershave
WTG, ATG, touch ups with adjusted angles for my beard.
 

SpeedyPC

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Date:- 10 August 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Red & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Weinstrasse
Razor/Blade:- EJ 3one6 / Gillette Nacet #12
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
Fragrance:- Burberry London for Men
Tonight Tipple:- Maker's Mark 46 ............. Yeah, yeah. I know, I know.. I'm a bloody scotch whisky lover.... Shut up okay, I'm fully aware is bourbon WHISKEY!!

Book 19 of 21.
 
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Holiday

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Pre-shave: Shower
Brush:- Vie-Long 4402 Mix Bristle and Extra White Horse Hair
Cream: Tcheon Fung Sing - Torino Forti Sensazioni
Razors: Wolfman WR2 1.05 OC Darwin Handle
Blade:- Astra(3)
Aftershave Balm: Tcheon Fung Sing - Torino Forti Sensazioni

From one extreme to the other with brushes, super plush Thater to modified paintbrush
The 4402 produced a nice slick workable lather but no swirling just face slapping and brushing on
Noticeable regrowth by 2:00 PM this arvo.
 
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