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Terrific shave

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A really enjoyable shave today—not the super-smooth amazing-feel type of great shave, but one in which each step was totally enjoyable, with a nice hit at the end.

First the Omega 20107, a boar brush, soaked while I showered. This is an excellent brush, just slightly smaller than the Omega Pro 48 (or Pro 49) and thus better for face lathering. I’m indebted to NoHelmet of wicked_edge for the recommendation; it’s now a favorite boar.

The first lather from Mama Bear’s Cedarwood and Lemon shaving soap was wonderfully fragrant but did not last in the brush until the second pass: I had to return to the puck for another go, but this second lather was super good. I think I just stopped loading the brush too soon on that first pass.

My Weber with a used Feather blade did three very nice passes with no problems at all, and the splash of Geo. F. Trumper’s Spanish Leather aftershave was terrific. This is what shaving should be.

Written by Leisureguy

16 March 2012 at 7:46 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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  1. Seems to me that every single shave you do using that brush has turned out to be outstanding.




    16 March 2012 at 8:49 am

  2. It’s a good brush, no doubt. And a terrific price.



    16 March 2012 at 8:56 am

  3. Hi LeisureGuy! Happy your back to your daily post with pics. I do have a question for you b/c you mentioned this Omega was a smaller version of the Omega Pro 48. What do you think if you bought a new Omega Pro 48 and trimmed down the bristles to lower loft? Its one of the best knots for a boar brush and one with a lower loft efficient for either face/bowl lathering. I’m seriously thinking about doing that but I myself just bought a brush and waiting for it! Also have you ever tried a KimSon Vu Silvertip b/c the prices of those shaving brush are quite amazing if you have seen them! Let me know what you think!



    16 March 2012 at 10:38 am

  4. I personally would not trim a brush: not only do I doubt my skill, I also continue to like the Pro 48 on its own, in addition to the 20107. I can face lather fine with the Pro 48, but I do recognize that the 20107 is a better size for the task.

    I’m unfamiliar with the KimSon Vu Silvertip. I’ll look for one.



    16 March 2012 at 10:53 am

  5. Interesting: here’s a link for Kim Son: lots of things made from horn. I imagine that was the French influence in part, and indeed now in France all their horn products seem to come from Vietnam.

    Horn combs are particularly nice, horn being simply a form of hair so perhaps ideally suited for a comb. Quite a few things at the link. (I do have a Plisson HMW with a horn handle, doubtless Vietnamese horn.)



    16 March 2012 at 10:57 am

  6. Glad to see you back at it, LG, hopefully with two excellent eyes now.



    16 March 2012 at 11:24 am

  7. Two eyes, one excellent, one still recovering. Bubble they used has a lifespan of 6-10 weeks, with 8 as average. I’m hoping for 6. Two down. Until bubble’s gone, vision won’t be so hot, but inspection of retina just now shows that the repair was successful and I’m doing well.



    16 March 2012 at 1:03 pm

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