Superb shave with antique razor
A totally wonderful shave, skin very smooth and very soft.
The Ecotools Bamboo Finishing Kabuki (less than $10 for 2 on Amazon Prime) did its usual fine job with the Mystic Water Sensitive Skin shaving soap (scroll down at the link)—a very nice soap indeed, and today you can see the color and read the ingredients:
The Ecotools feels wonderfully soft on the skin, but it also makes a fine lather—just continue loading until the bubbles being formed as you brush the soap are microscopic. It held plenty of lather for three passes.
I’m not sure the Gillette long-toothed NEW razor, introduced 81 years ago, actually qualifies as an “antique” in the technical sense, but it’s pretty old and it did a very fine job with a Wilkinson Sword blade—an interesting brand in that their coating technology on the new stainless steel blades back in the ’50s was what made Gillette throw in the towel on DE shaving and start the cartridge escalator.
Krampfert’s Finest Bay Rum again: very nice aftershave, with spices, rum, moisturizing stuff. Smells good and feels good.