Terrific shave, $2.25 razor
I received my $2.25 razor (with free shipping) today: a Ri Mei called “Sodial” on Amazon—currently unavailable. It’s the same razor as the $6.32 (with Prime shipping) Silvertone and the $10.95 (with Prime shipping) Concord. I don’t understand the range of pricing, given that it’s the same razor in each case—and not a bad little razor at all.
But first, the lather. I used the Vie-Long horsehair brush shown—I’ve run through my current collection of boar brushes—and Calabria shaving cream:
Calabria is truly a heavenly scent: mild yet with a lot of character. The top is lively and bracing with some nice citrus, and then the heart is lightly floral but given time it evolves into a slightly sweet and lovely quiet woody note
The fragrance is pleasant but far from assertive. The lather, as always, is terrific: a tiny dab gave me loads of lather for a three-pass shave, which I did using the enclosed Ri Mei blade—not a bad blade at all for me, providing an easy BBS shave.
A good splash of D.R. Harris Pink Aftershave, and the weekend begins.