CSF experiment with MWF
Very nice lather from the Vie-Long horsehair brush shown and MWF. The Coral Skin Food was for an experiment: put a few drops of CSF on top of MWF to see the effect on the lather. The only effect I noticed was the rose fragrance, but that was pleasant. However, I normally get good lather from MWF in any case.
Three passes of the Edwin Jagger
DE89 DE87 [correction thanks to sharp eye of Mantic59: videographers see things others miss. - LG] holding a Feather blade: still smooth and awesome. A question arose about whether a DE8x might have the older head by Merkur rather than the new head designed by Neal Jagger with the Müller brothers of Mühle-Pinsel. I didn’t think so: I got one of the new heads to try when they first came out (using on my Chatsworth) and as I recall the DE8x came out after that. And, as it turns out, my memory was (in this case) correct; from an email received this morning from The English Shaving Company:
Have spoken with NJ. This is the response as I thought but needed to clarify. The New DE8 styles always had the EJ head Never the Merkur. The original EJ head was upgraded in 2009. Both the black ones illustrated on Amazon and Highland Menscare have the latest head. The one you illustrated from Fendrihan has one of the original new style heads; not sure where that image came from as they buy regularly and would not have stock from so far back.
This was to respond to a question that arose on Wicked_Edge.
After the shave, the aftershave, and Alt-Innsbruck, with its menthol/tobacco fragrance (Salem cigarettes?) kickstarting the morning.