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Another BBS shave, this time with a Sheraton

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SOTD 12 Dec 2012

Yet another extremely nice shave. I think I’m getting the hang of it. The Omega 533 badger brush brought forth the usual “Wow! Excellent lather today!” lather from my D.R. Harris Lavender shave stick, which has a very good fragrance.

Three passes with the Gillette Sheraton holding a Kai blade, and the result was total smoothness. For some reason, I was in the mood this morning for the alum block, so a quick application of that, rinse, dry, and a good splash of Saint Charles Shave Bulgarian Rose with Lemon. Good for the day.

Written by LeisureGuy

12 December 2012 at 9:38 am

Posted in Shaving

6 Responses

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  1. Do you not normally use an alum block? I went from using it after every shave to using witch hazel but know I am feeling that I am missing a step so may try using both alum and witch hazel.

    fourcooks

    12 December 2012 at 11:39 am

  2. I normally do not use it. I do not suffer from acne or skin blemishes, though. If I did, I’m sure it would be the final step in every shave (well, except for the aftershave).

    LeisureGuy

    12 December 2012 at 12:08 pm

  3. Is that Sheraton plated in copper? Or is that what it looks like when you strip off the original plating?

    dave

    12 December 2012 at 2:38 pm

  4. It beats me. The top is highly polished with no brassing, but doesn’t really look gold. I’m thinking of sending it for a gold plating.

    LeisureGuy

    12 December 2012 at 3:35 pm

  5. LG – do you have a preferred source for replating?

    ..

    13 December 2012 at 9:14 am

  6. I’ve always used Razor Emporium. In the UK there’s RestoredRazors.com, but I’ve not used them. I don’t know of others who specifically specialize in razor refurbishing/replating.

    LeisureGuy

    13 December 2012 at 9:28 am


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