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Slant-bar smoothness

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After exchanging some emails with a reader, I decided to use the slant bar for regular shaves, not only for cutting stubble from two or more days. So this morning a regular shave. I wanted to try my Floris Elite, from several years ago, in comparison with the Floris No 89 that I bought recently. So far as I can tell, the two soaps work the same. And that Gerson brush is the berries. The Wife doesn’t quite remember the price—only that it ended in a “5”. She thinks it might have been €45 or possibly €85. I would guess that it’s €45: it’s a wonderful brush, with a very nice knot indeed, but it’s not silvertip and the handle, though I like it a lot, is not hand-turned. It is, however, highly polished and quite distinctive.

I can’t find Gerson shaving equipment on the Web, but if you’re in France, you might want to keep your eye open for their stuff.

It created a fine lather, I got three smooth, trouble-free passes from the Hoffritz Slant Bar (mine has been rhodium plated) holding a Swedish Gillette blade of several shaves. A splash of Pashana and I am ready to dig into various projects.

Written by LeisureGuy

23 February 2011 at 11:05 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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  1. Just curious. Is Plisson-Joris-Gerson the same company producing products under its 3 brand names?

    Kevin

    23 February 2011 at 1:00 pm

  2. No idea. But I bet if you asked on the Pogonotomy forum, Bruce Everiss would know.

    LeisureGuy

    23 February 2011 at 1:12 pm


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