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Weber and Klar Seifen

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Once again, a truly wonderful shave. My pre-shave soap this morning was a bar of Dr. Bronner’s soap, and the lather with the Vie-Long horsehair shaving brush and Klar Seifen shaving soap was excellent—horsehair brushes are overachievers in the lather-making department.

Three passes with the Weber holding a Personna Medical Prep blade and I have an extremely smooth face. I find these blades okay, but others do a smoother job for me—YMMV, of course: blade performance is notoriously shaver-dependent.

A good splash of Klar Seifen Klassik aftershave, and I’m ready for the day.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 December 2011 at 7:01 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Sorry to here you’r not liking the Med Prep’s if you find there not something you want to keep I’ll be happy to buy them from you since I gave you the link to the “big” box on W_E.

    bradclarkston

    30 December 2011 at 12:29 pm

  2. They actually are not bad, but I had hoped for a transcendent experience. :) I think the Astras are better, but these also work.

    LeisureGuy

    30 December 2011 at 1:07 pm

  3. I believe I have the same brush as in this photo. It does pick up lather like a terror… but it’s a bit too prickly on my face to be high on my list. Much prefer my 3 band Emillion.

    Dandaman

    30 December 2011 at 1:51 pm

  4. Horsehair is definitely more resilient than badger, which I imagine accounts for some of horsehair’s lathering ability. You might try a horsehair brush with more mane hair (which is softer). But as with so many things in shaving, personal preferences differ widely. I didn’t like the Emillion at all: knot was too stiff and dense for me.

    LeisureGuy

    30 December 2011 at 3:04 pm

  5. The head of that Weber, would you compare it to a Merkur.?

    reynald

    30 December 2011 at 6:46 pm

  6. @Leisureguy Is your Emillion a later, two-band version? I only have one two-band (an Emperor III), but I found it also too stiff. It makes me suspect I prefer three band – but a sample size of one is not much for me to stand on.

    Dandaman

    30 December 2011 at 7:01 pm

  7. @reynald: I’ll shave with a Merkur Classic head today and compare to Weber. Check shave of the day post.

    @Dandaman: I’ve never really gotten into band counting, so I don’t know whether it was two-band or three-band. But I didn’t like it. OTOH, I love my Rooney Super Silvertips in Styles 1, 2, and 3.

    LeisureGuy

    31 December 2011 at 5:50 am

  8. I received a new box of Personna’s from robbinsinstruments.com but it’s the Lab’s not the Med Prep’s I doubt the shipping/warehouse people knows the difference as it’s the same box and wrappers. I’ve got the right ones before from them so it must be a shipping mistake.

    The real Med Prep’s say “For Hospital use – made in the USA” on the bottom half of the blade while the Lab’s only say “Personna – made in the USA” on all four spots.

    The Lab’s have the same coating but the Med’s have a special pre-wash they go through before the coating. I know there’s a few of the vocal minority on the B&B forum that says there the same but I can tell a difference in drag/smoothness.

    I have a few Med Pre’s left, I can send you a couple if you have the Labs and want to give the Med Prep’s a try.

    bradclarkston

    1 January 2012 at 10:55 am

  9. I got the wrong blades. I’m getting in touch with Robbins.

    LeisureGuy

    1 January 2012 at 11:47 am


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