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Show off those mid-November shaves. Big Grin

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Home of the Spud Potato
Sunday SOTD
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Razor: Supply Provision The Single Edge Jet Black
Blade: Schick (D7)
Brush: Black Eagle Rhino Black Feather 25mm
Bowl: Castle Shave 4 1/4"
Pre-Shave Scrub: SheaMoisture African Black Soap
Pre-Shave Oil: Taconic Unscented
Shave Soap: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum
Balm: Viking Soaps Bay Rum
Aftershave: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum

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Eugene, Oregon
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Pre: P.A.A. Cube 2.0 w/Cube Dock

Razor: T.R. Cadman & Sons "Bengall"
Razor: Gillette Rocket (English, 1947-1950)
Blade: Eddison Super Stainless

Soap: Stirling Soap Co. Executive Man
Brush: Vikings Blade White Knight
Bowl: Bluff Cove Pottery

Post 1: P.A.A. Alum No-Slip Grip System w/ Dry Dock System
Post 2: Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Deep Cleansing Astringent w/ Menthol & Eucalyptus
Aftershave: Proraso / Pinaud Lilac Vegital
Post 4: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry w/ Hyaluronic Acid

So here we have it. The day has finally come. My very first shave with a straight razor. Yep, I asked for this. So without further ado...

I figured I'd go with some Stirling Soap Company Executive Man soap today for a couple reasons. One, I knew I could rely on this soap to provide me some really good slickness and the protection I need. Or at least most of the protection I need. And two, because I think seeing the name "Executive Man" gave me so sort of, (unquantifiable) confidence boost. Either way, I had my mind made up. I'm doing this today!

As I'm right handed, I started on the right side of my face. This positioning felt the most comfortable. I was pretty easily able to just jump right in and clear the right side of any whiskers. This was good! Using the straight did feel a little weird in hand though. The extension of the razor from my hand as a tool, is definitely a "feel" that will take some time and experience to get comfortable with. This is because shaving with a straight is a new fine-motor skill for me. I definitely have some growing to do. This is all fine and dandy though as I've been looking forward to this new challenge.

I proceeded to tackle the left side of my face in an even more awkward way, but never the less I got the job done. The process on this side took longer and was a little more choppy, for lack of a better term, but in the end the results were the same as my right side.

I did go on and do a with-the-grain pass on my upper lip, lower lip, chin and entire neck area. I did not dare go any further after this.

I didn't have any major bleeding which was fantastic! I did however end up with a couple superficial "lines" in my face with some very light bleeding. Nothing worse than sticking through a full shave with a double edge blade of unknown number of uses, only to find out it's way past its useful life.

I continued on using the beautiful English Gillette Rocket for my across the grain and against the grain passes. This was all easy peasy for me but enjoyable none the less.

I finished things off with some Proraso aftershave but due to reasons I showered shortly after shaving the so once out I decided to switch things up and opt for some Lilac Vegital.

Long story short this was a unique and eventful shave to say the least and I'm looking forward to building my skill with this form of shaving.

Enjoy your shaves gentlemen.

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Prepare for mind control!


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Spicy Sunday

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RAZOR: Yates 921-H Brushed Brass
BLADE: Gillette‌ 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
BRUSH: Ever-Ready F-40 24mm Oumo Boar
LATHER: B&M ‌Reserve‌ ‌Spice‌ Shaving Soap
POST: B&M ‌Reserve‌ ‌Spice‌ Aftershave Splash
POST: Old‌ ‌Spice‌ ‌Cologne‌ ‌Original‌

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Have a nice shaves you allSmile

Razor: GC 68 / UFO Tornado handle
Blade: Gillette Nacet
Brush: Paladin Synthetic
Soap: Turkish Artisan
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Just Here for the Shaves
Williamsburg, KY
Sunday November 13, 2022
Razor: Autostrop A1
Blade: Gem SS
Brush: Antique No Brand/Badger
Soap: London Razor/Coffee and Contemplation
AS 1: Alcoholado Eucaliptino 70
AS 2: London Razor/Coffee and Contemplation
Consecutive Daily Shaves - # 1,468
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This post by Dave in KY mentions views and opinions expressed and makes it known that they are "those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DFS or any other member, agency, organization, employer or company."  Big Grin

expert shaver
Greencult 2.0 Timeless Ti Handle
Personna Lab Blue
Barbasol Aloe Shave Cream
Aloe Vera
Stirling Duke Aftershave

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It's sharp and it cuts. I like it...
Northeast, USA
RR Lupo .95/Derby Premium
Fendrihan 24mm Tux B&C 
Wholly Kaw King of Bourbon soap
Wholly Kaw King of Bourbon a/s splash
Guerlain L’Homme Ideal L’Intense eau de parfum 

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Veni, vidi, vici
Vault 111
Sunday, November 13
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Le Père Lucien Oud-Santal~~Simpson CH3~~British Gillette Red Tip/7 O'Clock Black~~Avon Premiere Luxe Oud
Have a great day!

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Shaving since 1971; enjoying my shaves since 2014
A che bel vivere, che bel piacere, per un barbiere di qualità! Happy2

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