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Floris morning, with Merkur

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This morning I used my new Merkur 38C, which arrived yesterday from Lee’s Razors. It has the standard Merkur Classic head on a heavy, spiral-engraved handle. It’s a two-piece razor, and it did a fine job on the stubble that was lathered with Floris JF triple-milled shaving soap, a purchase from another shaver (which exactly the fit the bowl left when I threw out the Caswell-Massey latherless shaving soap). Wonderful lather, worked up with the Kent BK8 brush pictured on the cover of the book.

On the last pass I tried something recommended by a guy in a shaving forum: use Avalon Organics Lavender shaving cream (got it at Whole Foods) instead of the lather. Interesting. Don’t know that it will become a regular routine, but it did feel nice.

Finished with the alum block and Floris JF aftershave. It is—dare I say it?—an exceptional shave today. 🙂

Written by Leisureguy

24 May 2007 at 6:24 am

Posted in Shaving

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