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Another extraordinary shave

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So I tried a shave similar to yesterday’s: different pre-shave soap (went with MR GLO), different brush (though still a Rooney), different shaving cream (though an excellent shaving cream), and different aftershave balm (though quite similar to the Primalan), but the same razor and blade.

So my thought is that the Weber ARC is quite good at removing stubble that lies flat to escape cutting—that, or else I’m getting the knack.

I think I’ll continue with the shaving creams a bit and see if I can continue the streak of superb shaves. Tomorrow, though, I’ll use the other Weber, probing at whether it’s the head design or the coating.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 March 2012 at 9:11 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Looking forward to seeing your results. Since I have been using the DLC Weber I have been getting the best shaves ever. 4 in a row so far. Thanks for all of your reviews.

    fourcooks2000@yahoo.com

    28 March 2012 at 3:46 pm

  2. You’re welcome. This exploration interests me. I still can’t figure out whether it’s razor or technique (probably the combination).

    LeisureGuy

    28 March 2012 at 3:55 pm

  3. Now here’s the thing. I’ve been using my Edwin Jagger Chatsworth razor for about a month now rather than swap to different razors each morning. I’ve been using Proraso pre shave for about 4 months and Proraso shaving cream since Monday this week. On Monday I decided to use a Feather blade. First time with one of these for about 5 months as last time I used one it produced numerous nicks so assumed the blades weren’t for me. Also following your SOTD I reduced the number of passes to 3. WTG, Across the grain ear to nose and ATG apart from the lower neck. I seem to be getting fantastic shaves this week exceptionally smooth. Maybe technique has improved maybe the Feather blades now make their own contribution. Also I think that reducing the number of passes seems to work well for me. But which variable is it? This is where the morning shave is now a joy as I experiment with different combinations to find the major contributor to “The Perfect Shave”.
    Finally glad to hear your recovery is going well
    Best regards
    Anthony

    Tony The Blade

    29 March 2012 at 3:16 am

  4. One of the things I like about shaving is suddenly happening upon an excellent shave and then trying over the next several shaves to figure out just what caused it. I remember going through this with MR GLO: I started getting better shaves and it took me a while to figure out that it was MR GLO that made the difference that time. Same thing with horsehair brushes: got a great lather one morning and then did many morning experiments that finally convinced me that it wasn’t the soap, but partly the technique I used and partly the horsehair brush. I think this one is similarly going to prove a combination of technique and razor. But the fun if figuring it out for (more or less) sure.

    LeisureGuy

    29 March 2012 at 5:06 am


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