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SOTD - November 2020
#1
Well, OCtober has come to an end. Starting out with Lather Catcher Sunday. I have been enjoying VDH Luxury Shave Soap this week with my JR #144 Badger brush. Sunday's shave will feature my Ever-Ready Lather Catcher with a Personna SS PTFE blade. Wabbit Season will begin for me Monday.

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Lather Catcher Sunday's Shave
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Cold Water Rinse
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144 Finest Badger
Ever-Ready Lather Catcher
Personna GEM SS PTFE
CWR
Aqua Velva 5 in 1 ASB

The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shaving Soap face-lathered well with Jayaruh #144 Finest Badger Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Ever-Ready Lather Catcher razor with a Personna GEM SS PTFE blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Aqua Velva 5 in 1 ASB. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

This is why it's called a lather catcher. This is after the first pass. Excellent shave.
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Jim - The Cackalacky Kid "Finally, shaving is fun again..." 
The Jayaruh Brushes  - The Clan of Catchers
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#2
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SOTD 20201101 Maestoso
by IschiaPP @ Forio
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Simpson Trafalgar
Size T3, Sovereign Synth, 32x53x113mm
---
Saponificio Varesino 1945 Dolomiti
Beta4.0 Special Edition 2016 Black
vs
Beta4.3 Limited Edition 2020
Sapone & Lozione Dopobarba
---
Colonial Razors The General V1
Aluminium 6061, Black Anodized B1, 44g, 50x96mm
---
Sapphoo Red #40
Kai Captain Titan Mild MG ProTouch Replica
Sample by klopp@ilRasoio
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#Shave #WetShaving #WetShavers
#ShaveOfTheDay #ShaveLikeaMan
#ShaveBattle #ShavingSoap

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Soundtrack:
AC/DC - Back In Black
https://youtu.be/pAgnJDJN4VA
Where there is a great desire there can be no great difficulty - Machiavelli & Me
Regards from Ischia, Pierpaolo
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#3
October 31. First shave with the dime safety razor. I was able to modify a gem blade to work in it with my burham razor mod. You just open up the gem blade spine and push it further in to match factory length. It was very aggressive/efficient. There was alot of chatter but shaved well. The razor is insanely light. I'll admit I had some bleeders. King r emporium soap and aftershave from paa. Just need to get my technique right.
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#4
Razorock

Razorock ECO, Williams Mug Soap, Omega 1048 boar brush, AV Musk!!
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#5
Second dime razor shave. 2nd use modified gem bluestar razor blade, king r emporium soap and aftershave form paa. Better shave this time. I changed my technique held the blade more flat to the face. Some little blood spots but much better and they sealed them selves. I did shave against the grain so that contributed. Bbs face felt fine.
   
   
   
   
   
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#6
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Menthol Monday's Shave
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Cold Water Rinse
Ingram Shave Cream
Jayaruh #4 High Mtn. Badger
Wabbit V3
Personna Injector
CWR
Osage Rub

Finally, it's Wabbit Season. The Ingram Shave Cream face-lathered well with Jayaruh #4 High Mtn. Badger Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Wabbit V3 razor with a Personna Injector blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Jim - The Cackalacky Kid "Finally, shaving is fun again..." 
The Jayaruh Brushes  - The Clan of Catchers
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#7
02/11/20
Pre: Whickams pre shave soap face wash
Brush: SBB 26mm Silvertip - Cocobolo
Soap: Palmolive stick / Maca Root Superlather
Razor: Focus R48 Dynamic
Blade: ShaDE Personna Med Prep (1)
Post shave: Cold water splash, L'oreal Ice Impact
Balm: Bart's Balm Bergamot and Vanilla Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: Old Spice Original
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Well that was definitely different!
I had watched a few videos on how to use the Focus SE as a lot of Ops have had issues with it, i was not expecting much from it.
I noticed every Vid had the Op covered in a very heavy thick lather and the razor seemed to struggle to get through the lather, leaving patchy streaks and putting lather back on the face when using short strokes.
1. Ensure lather is thinner and a little wetter than my normal lather.
There also seems to be an issue on how to best use the razor, the manufacturer advises to use pressure to the back of the head to allow the razor to tilt to the angle of your skin, seems fair enough. Apparently the incorrect way is to ride the Safety bar.
2. Try different things to best suit me.
Leaving a little a extra water in the brush the SBB 26mm produced a nice loose face lather, l did not work it into the face as much and just ensured i had a covering for the 1st pass.
After a little bit experimentation with pressure to the back of the razor i found that long steady strokes worked best, the razor was clearing stubble easily, however, there is no blade feel whatsoever, i also rinsed after every stroke. Around my chin and under the nose i found the best method was to ride the safety bar and use short strokes. No issues and the rinse water and removed soap was telling me everything was working.
This is a very mild razor and i can see Ops with a strong beard struggling with it.
I completed a full XTG pass and ATG pass using similar technique and ended up wth a DFS+ finish. I had enough Lather in the brush and my skin was still comfortable so i went for a 4th "buffing" fingertip search and destroy pass (i have never completed a 4th pass - ever). I finished with a very comfortable BBS finish.
I am pleasantly surprised at the results it has given considering its my 1st use, i am super smooth and my skin feels soft and comfortable.
I hope that with more use and familiarity i can get a better result.
Stay safe and enjoy your day All.
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#8
Photo 
SOTD 20201102 Maestoso
by IschiaPP @ Forio
•••
Simpson Trafalgar
Size T3, Sovereign Synth, 32x53x113mm
---
Saponificio Varesino 1945 Dolomiti
Beta4.0 Special Edition 2016 Black
vs
Beta4.3 Limited Edition 2020
Sapone & Lozione Dopobarba
---
Colonial Razors The General V1
Aluminium 6061, Black Anodized B1, 44g, 50x96mm
---
Sapphoo Red #441
Kai Captain Titan Mild MG ProTouch Replica
Sample by klopp@ilRasoio
•••
#Shave #WetShaving #WetShavers
#ShaveOfTheDay #ShaveLikeaMan
#ShaveBattle #ShavingSoap

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Full size:
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Soundtrack:
AC/DC - It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)
https://youtu.be/vj_rvLVpqg8
Where there is a great desire there can be no great difficulty - Machiavelli & Me
Regards from Ischia, Pierpaolo
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#9
[font=Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif]Great shave today with the Shovel head. I'm liking the weight and size of the adjustable handle on loan that twhite made. The standard length is great for the majority of the shave and the extended length is very helpful for getting the back of my neck.[/font]

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#10
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Tabac Tuesday's Shave
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Cold Water Rinse
Tabac Shave Soap
Jayaruh #4 High Mtn. Badger
Wabbit V3
Personna Injector
CWR
Tabac ASB

The Tabac Shave Soap face-lathered well with Jayaruh #4 High Mtn. Badger Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Wabbit V3 razor with a Personna Injector blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Tabac ASB. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Jim - The Cackalacky Kid "Finally, shaving is fun again..." 
The Jayaruh Brushes  - The Clan of Catchers
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