Strop Shoppe Black Tie Tallow and the Weber Polished Head
Good to start the new year with a terrific shave. My Ecotools Kabuki made a terrific lather from Strop Shoppe’s Black Tie Tallow shaving soap. The fragrance was more assertive than the Teakwood I used earlier and (to my nose) quite pleasant. Three very smooth passes with the Weber HP carrying an Astra Superior Platinum blade, and a good splash of The Shave Den’s Coconut Lime Verbena balm, which feels good and smells quite tropical.
I got this Clubman Pinaud Dab-On styptic to compare it to My Nik Is Sealed, my current favorite styptic. This is another liquid styptic (and those seem to be much more effective than styptic pencils), but instead of a rollerball applicated as in MNIS, this one uses a blunt felt tip to apply the styptic. Testing it will have to wait until I get a nick; nowadays those are rare. But this may be an alternative.