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Final shave (2011 edition)

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That’s it for the year, shaving-wise. At a commenter’s request, I compared the Weber and Merkur HD, but to begin at the beginning:

MR GLO, then an enjoyable face lathering using the Thäter brush—a very nice little brush indeed—and Martin de Candre’s excellent shaving soap. I took my time, and then made sure both razors were using the same blade: a new Swedish Gillette blade.

The shave is similar—indeed, on inspecting the head, the Weber head very closely matches the configuration of the Merkur Classic head, which the HD uses. However, the razor has a different feel because of the Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating it uses: slick and smooth. The longer handle also gave the Weber a different feel from the HD. That said, however, the two are quite similar in their action. Both use the traditional straight-ahead cut (unlike the Slant), and—as I wrote—the two heads seem remarkably similar in shape.

Three very smooth passes, a splash of the Klar Seifen Sandalwood, and I’m ready to wrap up the year.

UPDATE: The more I inspect the head, the more I think this is the Merkur Classic head with a new finish—which does indeed make a difference in the feel, as I note.

Written by LeisureGuy

31 December 2011 at 7:31 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Michael, best wishes for you and yours for 2012 from Moscow (currently from Calgary)! Valery


    31 December 2011 at 8:50 am

  2. Thank you, and best wishes to you for a happy, prosperous, and healthy 2012.


    31 December 2011 at 8:57 am

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