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Shaving with the Slant

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The Merkur Slant Bar is in my opinion a superb razor: the slanted presentation of the blade produces an exceptionally easy, smooth, and close shave—at least for me. I have read some comments from shavers who find that the Slant is no  different from the HD for them. But for me, the difference is significant and highly noticeable. The shave today—a Merkur Slant Bar holding a new Iridium Super blade—was effortless, and by the second pass I felt almost no stubble.

The lather was from the Arko shave stick—a really good lather, with a fragrance that I like, for $2. The brush that brought forth this excellent lather from the shreds of soap scraped from the stick by my two-day stubble was the G.B. Kent BK4. And the aftershave was Floïd Suave, very refreshing.

A word on blades: Morrie, in a thread on the Razor and Brush message board, suggested a four-point rating for blades: Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor. Or, as one might say, Amazing, Good, Meh, and Ugh! Those that are Good are, of course, good, so many shavers stop there. But if you continue to explore and try new brands of blades, you will, I believe, find some that are Amazing. The Iridium Super is one of those, at least for me.

Written by Leisureguy

4 August 2008 at 7:56 am

Posted in Shaving

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