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After two days of so-so shaves, I was ready for a good shave, and that (for me, perhaps not for you) means the Treet Blue Special. So I broke out a new blade, put it into a 1940’s Aristocrat, which for me is a very good razor, and lathered up well with Mama Bear’s Ylang Ylang shaving soap and the Rooney Style 2 Finest. I worked a fair amount of soap into the brush, applied a soap layer, and then added a splash of hot water to the center of the brush. I noticed again how the resilient bristles of the finest bring the lather right up.

The blade choice was wise: a very smooth shave, no nicks, cuts, or weepers. That is definitely the blade of choice for me. And then the Stetson aftershave again.

Written by Leisureguy

20 December 2007 at 8:45 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Mike, is this a put on! how about i send you one of my straight razors? That’s really cutting edge shaving!


    Raymond McInnis

    20 December 2007 at 9:14 am

  2. No, it’s not a put on. And no thanks to the straight razor. I really enjoy the double-edged razor and plan to continue that. Thanks for the offer, though.



    20 December 2007 at 9:32 am

  3. I have the same experience with the Treet B.S. Marvelous blades.



    20 December 2007 at 4:26 pm

  4. Michael,
    you’ve got to try out the Zorrik blades: my new favorites! Smooth like an Astra and sharp like a TREET Blue Special.



    20 December 2007 at 5:25 pm

  5. They sound wonderful. I’ll be putting in an order soon. Many thanks for the heads-up.



    20 December 2007 at 5:40 pm

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