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Tabula Rasa, Brent, and Krampfert

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Excellent BBS shave today. First I use my Brent’s brush to work up a superb lather from the Tabula Rasa shaving cream. “Work up” overstates the effort involved: this shaving cream lathers quickly and easily for me, though apparently some find it difficult. However, I think those who do are of the “scoop out some and make the lather in a bowl” school: I load the brush directly on the shaving cream. Here’s what I did.

I wet the Brent’s brush—which, BTW, I’m liking more and more: the texture and feel of the wood handle is very nice indeed—and brushed the surface of the Tabula Rasa briefly, until the brush was loaded. I brought that to my (wet, washed) beard and brushed briskly about, working up the lather. I start at the chin, work there, and then spread the lather over my beard, working it in.

It struck me that I needed a little more water, so I ran a driblet of hot water into the center of the brush, worked that into the lather on my chin, and again moved about the beard, working the lather up and into the stubble. Another small driblet of water, worked in again as described, and: perfecto.

Three smooth passes of the bakelite slant with the Astra Superior Platinum blade, and then a good splash of Krampfert’s Finest Bay Rum. This is a “shake well before using” bay rum, and in the palm it is a brown liquid that seems to have some content in suspension. Went on well, felt great—no stinging whatsoever—and has a fine fragrance. Good stuff.

A terrific shave, if I say it myself, and left me puzzled at comments I’ve read that Tabula Rasa is hard to lather. Not at all, I would say.

Written by LeisureGuy

19 November 2012 at 9:01 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Hi, just a short note have you checked out Shaving IE recently they seem to have numerous RazoRock shaving creams some of which I’ve never seen/heard of before

    Tony The Blade

    19 November 2012 at 12:19 pm

  2. They do indeed have quite a line-up. Hadn’t seen that. Thanks.


    19 November 2012 at 12:57 pm

  3. I really love the Tabula rasa. It is so different, with mango butter and argan oil and shea butter. It is very moisturizing. It is definitely worth keeping in rotation along with all the other unique products. Even the double lined heavy duty jar is a nice touch. Just remember to spend extra time working this one into a lather, it is well worth spending a little extra time on it, you will be rewarded!

    J Dogg

    19 November 2012 at 8:12 pm

  4. This post just made me want to try tabula rasa even more.


    20 November 2012 at 3:42 am

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