Two Whipped Dogs and a very fine shave
Responding to a query, I used two of my Whipped Dog silvertip brushes today: a 22mm (on the left) and a 24mm. Both made a superb lather, helped no doubt by Martin de Candre’s excellent shaving soap. Either is completely satisfactory, but they each have a distinct feel on the face, somewhat difficult to describe. The 24mm feels a bit more cushiony—like a soft cushion on the face—and the 22mm less so. I tend to gravitate to the 22mm, but if I had only a 24mm I would not feel bad.
Three passes (and three small nicks, all on the second pass, I think—one doesn’t generally feel a nick from a sharp blade) and the result is BBS. My Nik Is Sealed took care of the nicks in a trice. The razor is by Maggard and the blade is a Super Max Titantium.
A good splash of Floris No. 89, which smelled particularly nice this morning, and the week lumbers on.