No more “exceptional”
I can’t go on calling my morning shave “exceptional.” They’re pretty much all exceptional any more. (“Any more” used as a positive seems to be an Iowa-ism.) So I’m going to use the Kafeneio 10-point scale, in which (roughly) 7-10 point shaves fall into the “exceptional category.”
Today’s shave is easily a 9.6. Yesterday was cold, blustery, threatening rain, and in general unpleasant (though I did walk for 55 minutes), so this morning I insisted on Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving soap, and I used the Rooney Style 2 Finest brush. The lather was 9, and the brush itself was 10: the bristles are softy and yet springy, and coax out wonderful lather. The whole thing was so enjoyable I stretched out the lathering.
Then I picked up the Edwin Jagger lined Chatsworth, holding a Treet Black Beauty that had a couple of shaves on it already, and went to work. Very smooth, very easy, very close. When I rinsed after the second pass, I realized my face was already passably smooth, so the against-the-grain pass was really just polishing.
An absolutely smooth visage, which welcomed the Geo. F. Trumper Spanish Leather aftershave. What a shave!
Exceptional 9.6, easily.