Very fine shave with seaweed soap
Yet another enjoyable shave. I used my Whipped Dog silvertip with the ceramic handle, a very nice little brush, and the Haslinger Seaweed soap did indeed produce enough lather with that brush for three passes—but the final pass was not nearly so luxuriant as the first. I think that yesterday’s shave did show that my new boar brush doesn’t have so much capacity as a badger brush, but it also showed that Haslinger, while a reasonably good shaving soap, is not in the same league as the artisanal soaps I’ve been using. They’re okay (so far), but not yet that exciting. However, I have some more to test.
My Edwin Jagger Chatsworth has the new head, and with a Swedish Gillette blade it did a very nice job. Not quite so good a shave as yesterday’s, but that shave was remarkably good. I’m quite happy with today’s shave, in any event.
A good splash of Woods—and SaintCharlesShave.com has this in stock again, so try a sample—and I’m ready to cook: new batch of grub, new GOPM.