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Palmolive shave stick & three razors

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Greg K. reminded me of the excellence of the Palmolive shave stick, which he says uses a tallow-based soap, a surprise to me: I assumed from the name (palm+olive) that only vegetable oils are used. In any event, I got a wonderful lather, using my Omega Lucretia Borgia with synthetic bristles of the “artificial badger” type.

The first pass, using my newly rhodium-plated Hoffritz slant bar, was quite smooth. Then I thought of BruceOnShaving’s idea of using a different razor for each pass, the better to match razor and task: the three-razor method. My initial reaction was “too much bother,” but then this morning, after my first pass, I realized I was looking at an entire counter of shave-ready razors: blade in place, just pick up, rinse, and shave (and the rinse is only to warm up the head of the razor).

So, in fact, it was no bother whatsoever: I picked up a Gillette President (only the gold-plated version—the Diplomat?) for the second pass, XTG. And for the final pass, an English Gillette Rocket. Extremely nice, and I get the point: some razors are indeed better at some jobs than others, and this way I get to use more of my razors more frequently. Good idea.

Written by Leisureguy

25 October 2010 at 10:32 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. OMG!
    The last picture left me breathless…


    Oleg Rivkin

    25 October 2010 at 1:04 pm

  2. Paul Sebastian kicks ass



    25 October 2010 at 2:34 pm

  3. One of my faves.

    @Oleg: the picture doesn’t show the two shelves of razors NOT in current use, but you can see some of their handles sticking out at the extreme right of the photo.



    25 October 2010 at 2:38 pm

  4. Look at that Futur standing up, going “Pick me! Pick me!” 🙂



    26 October 2010 at 12:09 pm

  5. Aha! With your help, I now hear its voice. Tomorrow. 🙂



    26 October 2010 at 12:20 pm

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