Shave of the forenoon 5th September 2022

Razor: Merkur (?) NOS Bakelite Slant

Blade: Shark Super Chrome

Brush: Vie-Long #13051M

Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream

Lather: Sample – Pereira Shavery Experimental Mint & Menthol

Aftershave: Sample – Saponifico Varesino Tundra Artica

Additional Care: Alum Block

Continuing my self-proclaimed Sample September. So far the aftershave is a favourite of both me and my wife, and I may have to get a full sized bottle.

Shave of the day 2nd September

Razor: Ever Ready 1914

Blade: GEM Single Edge Stainless

Brush: Omega #50014 Travel

Pre-Shave: Prep Original

Lather: Sample – Esbjerg Shaving Cream

Aftershave: Sample – Saponifico Varesino Tundra Artica

Additional Care: Alum Block

First day of my self proclaimed Sample September. The aftershave was pleasant, I need to try all the other SV aftershaves I gotten samples of.

Clean Fighters

As we all know, Gillette got the opportunity to equip the US Armed Forces with razors as our American friends geared up to join the Great War – a few years after everyone else had gotten in on the action.

This not only gave Gillette a few million razors out there – and thus significantly increased the user base – but also gave Gillette a new thing to talk about in their advertisements.

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