Shave of the day 14th April

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush:  Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special Superspeed with a Lord Racer
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Shave of the day 5th April – and five years of blogging about wetshaving

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Crabtree and Evelyn Sandalwood
Brush: Turkish No6
Razor: Parker 22R TTO with a Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamic
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

As a sidenote;

I started my wetshaving weblog five years ago today, with a post about my first DE razor and which ones I though y’all might enjoy as your first razor… reading it now makes me wonder if I had any idea what I was doing. Not that I have a clear idea of what I’m doing now, mind you.

Five years of blogging about wetshaving five times a week adds up to 1298 posts and 50K hits or so… it’s been a fun and educational, it also takes time and effort – and I fully intend to keep it up. There is a certain charm to dig up old patents to write about, as well as trawling the internet for other shave related things to share with y’all.

Shave of the day 4th April

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: Mike’s Natural Lemongrass & Eucalyptus Soap
Brush: Semogue “The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition” mixed boar-badger
Razor: Parker 22R TTO with a fresh Green Astra
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Nivea Sensitive Cooling After Shave Balm
Beard care: Scotch Porter Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb