The Green Fairy helps me shave
Extremely good shave this morning, with a few discoveries.
First, the razor: The one shown above is the Silvertone. The Sodial, which looks identical but costs around $2 instead of around $6, was my first thought, but the handle was extraordinarily difficult to unscrew—it required pliers. That made me wonder: is this just a bad razor? or are Social razors the low-end rejects that Silvertone wouldn’t take? The latter would explain the price difference. So I’m ordering two more Sodials to test their quality. UPDATE: The Silvertone is now $3.45. So it probably isn’t that the Sodial is a rejected Silvertone. Boy, those prices jump around.
Second, the blade: I switched the Lab Personna from the EJ Chatsworth with the Kai blade that was in this, and I tried both razors: both shaved quite fine, so possibly the problem is the Lab Pesonna in the old EJ head—more testing needed. But the Chatsworth did a fine job with the Kai blade, and the Silvertone did a fine job with the Lab Personna, which does indeed seem to be quite sharp and a good blade for me. One small nick on the upper lip, which I didn’t notice until after the shave.
Very fine and abundant lather from the anise-fragranced Mystic Waters soap. The name, of course, is a reference to absinthe. As usual, the Ecotools brush did a fine job, and after three passes, a good splash of Booster Oriental Spice let me finish the week in grand style.