Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

Boar brush and VB soap

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I haven’t used my trusty Omega Pro 48 boar-bristle brush recently, so today I gave it a go with the Vintage Blades soap. I did soap the boar brush during my shower, and I got plenty of good lather—not quite the snowy abundance of a fine badger brush, but plenty good, and the long loft of the brush made working up the lather a pleasure.

Three passes with the Feather razor and its original Feather Hi-Stainless blade gave me a nick-free smooth face, and a splash of Geo. F. Trumper Spanish Leather was a fine finish.

Tomorrow I’ll compare this lather with the lather from the Rooney 2 Finest.

Written by Leisureguy

5 August 2010 at 8:05 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I have been wetshaving for about 3 years and its a enjoyable hobby. I find reading about it , shave forum hopping, scouring ebay, perusing vendor catalogs takes up quite a bit of time and mind. I wonder , for you how much time during the day or week do you spend on this particular hobby?



    5 August 2010 at 12:47 pm

  2. Good question. When I first got started, I was obsessed, which is typical of me for a new interest: hours each day reading forums, doing searches, looking at eBay, and so on. I started the book pretty early, though at that point it was just a letter to my son, telling him of my discoveries. That letter became a blog post, which I revised and extended as a learned more, until it was quite lengthy. Then my son-in-law suggested that I put it in book form, I looked at Lulu, and here we are.

    But to answer your question: These days I probably spend 10-12 hours a week, including shaving time (which for me runs about 15 minutes). I occasionally look at a forum, write the blog, putter with the book, etc.



    5 August 2010 at 1:11 pm

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