Speick and the DLC
Speick makes good stuff. The shave stick produces a fine lather, generated this morning by the Simpson Emperor 3 Super. The knot looks lopsided because of a crowded brush rack: it dried with the knot pressed against one side of the rack. But once wet, it straightened up and did a fine job. The Emperor handle is particularly nice, and I’ve not seen another brush with the same sort of grip.
The DLC Weber with an Astra Superior Platinum blade did a fine job. The DLC and the ARC definitely differ in the feel on the face, but both are comfortable and efficient in shaving. Three passes followed by a splash of Speick’s aftershave. Good start to the day.