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Another carbon-steel blade

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I seem to be working my way again through the French shaving soaps: this morning I used Pré de Provence, a shea-butter shaving soap that comes in a nice little tin with a screw-on lid. I used my Plisson HMW 12 horn-handled brush and got a good lather. I loaded one of my Gillette NEW razors with a Balaka blade (scroll down):


Low cost carbon steel blade, made by the same company that manufactures the SHARP blades. Economical and practical everyday blade.

It’s not so sharp as the Treet Blue Special, but I did get a smooth and nick-free shave after some blade-buffing following the third pass.

The aftershave today was Stetson Classic, which, were I to describe it, has “top notes of Lemon, Lime, Bergamot and Lavender, complemented by middle notes of Patchouli, Vetiver and Jasmin and base notes of Amber and Tonka.”

Written by Leisureguy

19 October 2007 at 9:23 am

Posted in Shaving

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