SOTD 27/10/2013


Hot Towels
Olive Oil PSO*
Palmolive/Ingram's Shaving Cream
Pure Badger Brush
Merkur 23C with my custom fencing handle
PolSilver Super Iridium [4] Shimmed
Hot Rinse
Cold Rinse
Witch Hazel/Olbas Oil Tonic**
Old Spice Aftershave Lotion


Three Pass - 2xWTG, XTG


What a good shave! First real go with a shim ... and I'm using up blades.

I've been a spoilt! Having enjoyed a good run of vintage razors recently, I find myself back with the Merkur 23C which is quite a mild razor. Hitting two days of growth, I shimmed it; first, with a Personna 'Lab' [3] which was rough, so ditched that and dropped in a PolSilver Super Iridium [also, 3] which was still smooth and good to go ... it did the job handsomely.

Prior to that, I prepared with hot towels and my olive oil PSO blend* of 75% Olive Oil to 10% Avocado Oil, 5% Coconut Oil, 5% Glycerine and 5% Citrus Juices. I also added a drop of Olbas Oil ... you know ... for the chills. Blended Ingram's and Palmolive worked well. giving a cool breeze and a soothing glide. Hot rinse. Cold rinse and a splash of cooling Tonic*, my Witch Hazel and Olbas Oil blend (10 drops in just shy of 100ml) and a glug of glycerine.

Old Spice to finish ... it is Monday tomorrow ... and Monday is for Old Spice.

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