Razor: Rockwell 6c on 3
Blade: Astra Green
Pre-shave Like Grandpa Pre Shave Oil (Unscented)
Brush: The Art of Shaving Pure Badger
Soap: Prohibition Style 5 butter Whiskey Sour
Aftershave: Like Grandpa Sandalwood After Shave Balm
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

After a pretty epic mail call yesterday, I set this up for my SOTD.  It was frustrating, but the end result was a BBS shave.  I received the pre shave and after shave balm from Ken at Like Grandpa Shave Products to try out.  It was my first pre shave experience.  It did a great job of prepping for a comfortable shave.  I can tell it softened the stubble for sure but I wouldn’t say it improved the glide at all (Next time I will use with a soap I’m very familiar with to confirm that thought) but I can definitely see the advantage using it.    Not very often do I get an irritation free BBS shave.

The Prohibition Style soap smelled fantastic.  Very unique in my den.  I did have a bit of trouble lathering, but that was due to the thorn in my side for the shave, the Art of Shaving brush.  I was having a heck of a time controlling it.  I found the handle small and very slippery.  I actually dropped it a few times.  The backbone was definitely lacking as well.  It was my first badger experience so I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I’m not going to write it off just yet, but as I said, it was a thorn in my side for this shave.  I look forward to trying this soap again with my boar brush.

I finished off with the Like Grandpa Sandalwood after shave balm.  I typically don’t love Sandalwood but I really liked the subtle scent of this.  It is also a very unique setup, almost like a salve or heavy cream.  I really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend checking it out.  It is nothing like any of the other after shave products in my den.

Have a great day all, and happy shaving!

J