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New shaving technique, perfect shave

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Normally, I’ll not blog about routine shaves—though I continue to look forward to each day’s shave, quite a change from the past. But today’s shave was by no means routine and is worth mentioning. I tried a new technique due to Chris Moss, after whom the Moss Scuttle is named.

The technique is using Trumper Coral Skin Food as an every-pass pre-shave: Wash your beard and rinse, leaving it wet. Spread a bit of Coral Skin Food over your wet beard, then lather. Shave, rinse, repeat: spread Coral Skin Food over wet stubble, lather, shave and rinse. As many passes as you like.

As usual, I finished up with an alum bar rub after the cold-water rinse at the end.

Wonderfully smooth shave with not a single nick or cut. I used a new Feather blade in a razor new to me—a gold 1940’s Gillette Super Speed (which, being gold, probably has a special name (later: it does: Milord))—along with a new shaving cream (Nancy Boy, about which I’d read many good things, and which is wonderful). So it wasn’t exactly a controlled experiment, but I’m convinced.

Coral Skin Food is available from QED on the Geo. F. Trumper page—see their menu at the left. It’s $23 for 3.5 oz, but OTOH you use just a drop at a time. And the shave is superb.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 August 2006 at 7:24 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. The Wife tells me that men should count themselves lucky: a product like Coral Skin Food, if sold to women, would cost more like $50 to $75. She says $23 for 3.5 oz is nothing.


    28 August 2006 at 11:02 am

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