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Slant and Sandalwood

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Looking at the responses on the Slant Bar Poll on SMF, I’ve decided to stick with the Slant Bar for a week or so and see how it works over the long term with me. So this morning—and in mornings to come—I picked up the Merkur Slant Bar. It carries an Iridium Super blade with just a couple of shaves on it, so I will continue using that.

Geo. F. Trumper Sandalwood shaving cream, made into rich lather with the Rooney Style 2. The Slant once again provided a smooth and flawless shave, and the aftershave was Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood.

The poll at SMF continues to accumulate results. As you see, those who see no difference between the Slant and the HD are in a decided minority: two-thirds can tell the difference, and of those 20% prefer the HD while the overwhelming majority, 80%, prefer the Slant. Still, the well-known shaving rule of YMMV holds true once again.

If you’ve used both Slant Bar and HD, what do you find?
Essentially no difference between them
32% [ 9 ]
Slant Bar noticeably better than HD
53% [ 15 ]
HD noticeably better than Slant Bar
14% [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 28

Written by Leisureguy

16 August 2008 at 8:35 am

Posted in Shaving

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