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Pleasant BBS shave

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Today I got a BBS shave the way it usually seems to happen: as a happy by-product of simply enjoying the shave, rather than as a goal achieved.

The lather from Truefitt & Hill’s shaving soap was fragrant and rich and the Rooney Victorian created it easily.

I used my Edwin Jagger DE8x (never can remember the numbers) razor to compare it to yesterday’s RazoRock with a similar head. The blade is a Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge, as was yesterday’s.

I found that with the EJ I did not have to pay conscious attention to angle, and simply shaving was enough: a comfortable shave with so sign of harshness or burn. Despite the similar appearance of the two heads, it seems to me that small differences in angle, gap, and presentation of the edge result in one razor’s being quite comfortable for me (the EJ) and the other a challenge. I’ve heard that some shavers find the same difference in the opposite direction, but my own experience favors the EJ as the more comfortable, better shaving razor.

A good splash of Lavanda, and I’m on to the day. A new GOPM tonight…

Written by LeisureGuy

29 November 2012 at 9:51 am

Posted in Shaving

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