Otoko and 1904
I do like Otoko Organics shaving soap. I got a very fine lather using the Vie-Long brush shown, the mate to my Pogonotomy.com 2011 brush. The 1904 with the Treet Durasharp carbon-steel blade did a fine job—second shave on the blade, no rust visible to naked eye. Once again, at the end of the shave I swished the head in high-proof rubbing alcohol so that it would be totally dry.
Very nice shave indeed, and a dab of Saint Charles Shave’s Aspect was a fine finish: my skin feels quite nice.
In other shaving news: I found a problem in the “final” PDF, made the correction, uploaded the “final final with corrections” and now am awaiting approval from CreateSpace, which I hope to receive late today. I will then release
the kraken the book for printing. I’m told that it can take several business days before the book appears on Amazon, though the CreateSpace storefront will be immediately open.
Yesterday I retired the 4th edition, though there may some still in the pipeline. Still, no new sales should go through.
I’m greatly relieved to have this edition done, and I think this version is really complete. I’m hoping that this can remain stable for a few years, but of course turnover among vendors—some closing down, more opening up, to which I allude in the book—may require a new edition sooner.