Very nice shave from a very small razor
Today I decided to use one of several compact travel razors I have, all of the same general design: fitting into compartments n a small metal box (this one seems to have a leather-covered top and bottom, with the handle in two sections, the smaller top section nestling inside the larger bottom section for storage. Screw the handle together, load the head and attach the handle, and you have a full-size razor, somewhat light in heft but feeling quite solid nonetheless. As I recall, they run generally to the open-comb design, as shown in the photo.
First I washed my beard with a high-glycerin soap, as usual, then used the Simpson Case, itself a good size for travel, to work up a good lather from the Klar Seifen shave soap—which in its compact tin is another travel-oriented shave product.
A surprisingly comfortable three-pass shave—very pleasant, in fact: the little razor has its merits, and the Swedish Gillette blade, though previously used, was still sharp and enjoyable. A rinse, followed by a splash of Alpa 378, and the day begins.