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Cake day: June 9th, 2023

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  • Feb. 12, 2024

    • Brush: Declaration Grooming B14 “Nebula” Badger
    • Razor: GEM Bullet Tip
    • Blade: GEM PTFE [6]
    • Lather: House Of Mammoth - 福 (Fú Dào) - Soap
    • Post Shave: House Of Mammoth - 福 (Fú Dào) - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented - Balm
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20

    It’s the Mammoth Monday closest to the Lunar New Year, so this seemed like an excellent themed shave today. This is one of my top tier scents, one that I think everyone should give a whirl.



  • Feb. 1, 2024

    • Brush: Zenith B33
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE [5]
    • Lather: Stirling Soap Co. - Maribor - Soap
    • Post Shave: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented - Balm
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: [Redacted] - Travel Scuttle

    This is my standard traveling setup right now. Been working quite good. I like the pleasant scent of the Maribor.


  • merikusMAtoWetShavingMonday SOTD Thread - Jan 8, 2024
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    Jan. 8, 2024

    • Brush: Zenith MOAR BOAR
    • Razor: GEM Clog Pruf
    • Blade: GEM PTFE [1]
    • Lather: Stirling Soap Co. - Bonaparte - Soap
    • Aftershave: House of Mammoth - Uitwaaien
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20

    I decided to buy Bonaparte on a lark, because /u/StirlingSoap mentioned on Facebook that it is strong and divisive.

    Strong, sure. And perhaps divisive, but frankly I think the scent is really nice.

    Uitwaaien is an absolute pleasure. I will probably do a posted review of this sometime soon.



  • merikusMAtoWetShavingSunday SOTD Thread - Dec. 24 2023
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    12/24/2023

    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (1)
    • Brush: Zenith - MOAR BOAR
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20
    • Soap: Stirling Soap Co. - Christmas Eve
    • Aftershave: Stirling Soap Co. - Christmas Eve
    • Balm: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented
    • Osma: Osma - Osma

    Christmas Eve calls for Christmas Eve. I’ve mentioned before how this scent reminds me of Christmas Eves at my grandparents’ house as a kid. The scent just really does it for me, everything about it is wonderful. Great last shave before Christmas.



  • merikusMAtoWetShavingThursday SOTD Thread - December 21, 2023
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    12/21/2023

    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (6)
    • Brush: Proraso Professional
    • Bowl: Georgetown Pottery G20 Scuttle
    • Soap: Stirling Soap Co. Sheep Puck
    • Aftershave: Stirling Soap Co. Unscented Aftershave
    • Balm: Stirling Soap Co. Unscented Balm
    • Osma: Osma - Osma

    First shave since the new water softener was installed yesterday. The plumber said that it could take a few days for all the hard water to get out of the hot water tank, but already there is a night and day difference. The lather was so much easier to form and felt softer and slicker. I’m excited to see the difference as the hard water works its way out of the system, and suggest everyone try a soft water shave.



  • merikusMAtoWetShavingSaturday SOTD Thread - December 09, 2023
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    Dec. 9, 2023

    • Brush: Declaration Grooming B14 “Nebula” Badger
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (34 (4)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Vespers
    • Aftershave: Barrister & Mann - Vespers
    • Aftershave: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented
    • Balm: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20

    Been rocking this setup for awhile now it’s so good. I’ve got to work in some of my other Christmas Soaps while it’s still seasonally appropriate.





  • Dec. 3, 2023

    • Brush: Declaration Grooming B14 “Nebula” Badger
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (3)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Vespers
    • Aftershave: Barrister & Mann - Vespers
    • Aftershave: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented
    • Balm: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20

    Lovely shave. The GUTL and the Nebula worked well with the Omnibus base, and of course Vespers is a top tier scent. Another great Christmas Shave.


  • Here’s a rundown of the process:

    1. Open soap container.
    2. Scoop out a wad of soap.
    3. Place wad of soap into a bowl or scuttle, pressing it thin.
    4. With a damp brush, swirl your brush in this soap until it develops into a thick protolather. You may need to add a little water, but not too much.
    5. When you have a good protolather, move to your face. Begin using standard face lathering techniques to build a base of protolather on your beard area.
    6. Once the lather base has been built, move back to your bowl. Add water, building volume to your lather, getting it slick and ready to use.
    7. Move back to the face, adding more water to the brush to refine the lather on the face and preparing for the first pass.
    8. Finalize your lather in your bowl, bringing that bowl lather to your face and mixing it up, giving you a Grand Unified Lather.
    9. As you move forward with your second and third passes, the lather in the bowl will serve as your Lather Reservoir, enabling you to not run out of lather for three, maybe four passes.

    It’s called the GUTL for Grand Unified Theory of Lathering.



  • Nov. 29, 2023

    • Brush: Zenith MOAR BOAR
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (2)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Vespers - Soap
    • Post Shave: Barrister & Mann - Vespers - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented - Balm
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20

    One of the main reasons I repeat my shaving setup day after day is I have soap left in the bottom of my scuttle from GUTLing and don’t feel like scooping it out and putting it back in the container.

    That and this setup is fucking awesome.


  • Nov. 28, 2023

    • Brush: Zenith MOAR BOAR
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (1)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Vespers - Soap
    • Post Shave: Barrister & Mann - Vespers - Aftershave
    • Post Shave: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented - Balm
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20

    I bought this puck of Vespers on sale at the end of last season as a replacement for the one I killed and just found it. Absolutely one of my favorite scents.


  • Nov. 21, 2023

    • Brush: Zenith MOAR BOAR
    • Razor: EldrormR Industries MM24
    • Blade: GEM PTFE (4)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Figgy Puddin’ (Latha)
    • Aftershave: Stirling Soap Co. - Christmas Eve
    • Balm: Stirling Soap Co. - Unscented - Balm
    • Osma: Osma - Osma
    • Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery - G20

    Figgy Puddin’ remains one of the best Christmas scents. It is beautifully straightforward and wish it would return.












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