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Shaved by a Tiger

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A Tiger razor blade, that is. Some shavers, I’ve discovered, really want to get to one brand of blades that they can use, and they stick with that brand, never venturing forth again. Others—and I am one—like to continue to try new blades, from curiosity and the possibility of finding a blade even better than the current best.

A stranger group are those who believe that they know all that is good: if someone tells them of a poet or a composer or even a blade that they have not heard of, they believe that the poet, composer, or blade cannot possibly be any good—or they would know about it. I’ve met several of this persuasion.

At any rate, I had never heard of the Tiger brand of blades—and when I did hear about it, I assumed it must be an Asian brand, possibly Southeast Asia. In fact, it’s a Czech blade. We’re told that first impressions are important, and the first shave with the Tiger blade was extremely good: smooth, easy, leaving a polished visage. This is a blade worth trying, IMHO. Scroll down here to learn more.

The razor was the 1940’s Gillette Aristocrat (a TTO design), the soap was Mama Bear’s Tuscan Memories because it’s dark, dreary, and raining, and I needed a lift, and the brush was the G.B. Kent BK4, a wonderful brush.

The lather was fine and fragrant, the shave went smoothly with no nicks or irritation, and I finished with Dominica Bay Rum. A good start.

Written by Leisureguy

22 January 2008 at 8:41 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. You say: “I’ve met several of this persuasion.” Yes, they are all on Badger & Blade…:-)



    22 January 2008 at 9:59 am

  2. And of course, this is how we came across the magnificent Treet Blue Special. Up until that time I thought the feather was the Ne Plus Ultra. I particularly like your testing protocol which I use and have modified slightly for blades that are closer to the benchmark blade.



    22 January 2008 at 10:01 am

  3. I’d buy Tiger for the cool retro box. I’ll probably buy one of the sampler packs just to get all the neat packages. I can live without the handy plastic cases and bubble packs.


    Sorghum Crow

    5 February 2008 at 11:43 am

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