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BBS to end the week…

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SOTD 15 Feb 2014

The Honeybee Soaps Lavender Vetiver shaving soap is excellent, with a good strong note of vetiver and the kind of lather than curls up on the razor like rolling up Spring snow: thick and cohesive. That Omega 20102 is getting to be well broken in and a great pleasure to use. Apparently some shavers still labor under the delusion that boar brushes are second rate, but using this brush would quickly disabuse them of that erroneous notion.

When I first used a Wilkinson “Sticky”, I thought it was too mild, but with a Feather blade it does a superb job: an efficient and quite comfortable route to a BBS result, almost always without nicks or burn. Three pleasurable passes, a final rinse, dry, and good splash of Saint Charles Shave’s Very V aftershave, and the weekend is upon me.

Written by LeisureGuy

15 February 2014 at 11:12 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. It’s amazing how mild razors (Krona, Remei,etc.) can be made efficient by the use of a sharp blade. What blades do you consider approach the sharpness of a Feather? I think Polsilver Super Iridium, Kai, and Gillette Yellow Pack Russian come to mind.

    Ryan

    15 February 2014 at 12:32 pm

  2. I would agree with those and add (say) Super Max Titanium, Voshod, Rapira, Personna 74, and Personna Lab Blues. I once thought Personna (plain Personna) blades were tuggy (like Derbys, for me), but perhaps I should try them again.

    LeisureGuy

    15 February 2014 at 1:17 pm

  3. How about Treet Carbon Steel, a great blade I was introduced to by your book!

    Michael Napier

    15 February 2014 at 2:09 pm

  4. That one, too, but I was so roundly abused on B&B for recommending it that I am gun-shy of mentioning it.

    LeisureGuy

    15 February 2014 at 2:14 pm

  5. Sorry to hear you were abused. I would think anyone who has read your book and follows your posts would agree that you qualify yourself that not everyone would experience the same results. Keep up the good work!

    Michael Napier

    16 February 2014 at 2:45 pm

  6. This was quite a while ago, when it was still not fully understood how differently a brand of blade may perform for different shavers.

    LeisureGuy

    16 February 2014 at 6:59 pm


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