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Shea and Weishi

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I’m starting to work through my most recent acquisitions. The shaving soap this morning was Institut Karité Shave Soap (scroll to bottom), 25% shea butter.  I used my new Simpsons Harvard 1 Best Badger brush, and immediately got a fine lather. The brush is small, but still holds enough lather for 3 passes. It generally goes without saying, but to make it explicit, I (as always) called on MR GLO for the initial beard wash.

The razor was the Weishi polished chrome and satin gold, which I loaded with a new Astra Superior Platinum blade.

It’s a good shave. The Weishi is a very nice razor, sturdy and well-made. It is a mild razor, very similar (for me) to the 40’s Gillette Super Speed, which makes it a good razor for a newbie. I like a slightly more aggressive razor, but for all that, I did get a good shave.

The aftershave was Geo.

Written by Leisureguy

6 September 2007 at 7:38 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Michael,
    What are the knot sizes of the Harvard series of brushes? It is a brush with an interesting look! Thanks for your attention to this.




    6 September 2007 at 12:24 pm

  2. Okay. Couldn’t find it on the Internet, and then couldn’t find my little metric ruler. So now I’m back with a new metric ruler.

    H1 – 18 mm, loft 42 mm
    H2 – 20 mm, loft 44 mm
    H3 – 22 mm, loft 48 mm

    And, as a check, I measure the Simpson Emperor 3 at 22 mm, loft 52 mm, and Em’s Place says 21 mm, loft 55 mm. So my measurements may be off a little.


    6 September 2007 at 4:22 pm

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