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Superb shave today

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I went all-out. First, the Allison mango-oil shaving soap, lathered with the Rooney Style 1 Size 1 Super Silvertip. Then the Edwin Jagger ivory-handled Chatsworth with an Astra Superior Platinum blade (of a few uses): three good passes, with, across, and against the grain. No nicks, no irritation. Then after rinsing my face and leaving it wet, 5 drops of Total Shaving Solution oil and an against-the-grain polish wherever my left hand felt some roughness.

The TSS is quite mentholated, so I went the full menthol route with Floïd Suave aftershave.

My face feels incredibly smooth—and cool. This is a shave for date night.

UPDATE: A thought: a few drops of olive oil or jojoba oil would work as well as Total Shaving Solution. That’s my prediction. I’ll give it a go.

Written by LeisureGuy

31 January 2008 at 8:49 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Does the oil leave the Chatsworth all greasy?

    The thought of having to clean off an oily razor does not exactly thrill me at the end of a shave.

    I saw some Somersets Shaving Oil for sensitive skin in the supermarket the other day and noticed that it only contains natural oils. But not sure how well I then need to clean off the Futur after using it.

    bongoman

    31 January 2008 at 5:41 pm

  2. The hot water seems to rinse it off quite well. I put a little oil in my left hand, apply to wet beard, rubbing it around. I then use my left hand to rub some water on it. The idea is to keep oil off my right (razor) hand.

    I do want to experiment using a mix of oil and glyercine: say, 5 drops of each.

    LeisureGuy

    31 January 2008 at 5:44 pm


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