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Finally, a nick

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SOTD 17 Jan 2013

I am enjoying Honeybee Soaps again, and Floral Euphoria is a great one. Wonderful floral fragrance during the shave, but is completely gone following the shave leaving the aftershave fragrance a clear field.

I did indeed remember to use TSD’s Pre-Shave Balm, and the Mühle silvertip did a terrific job of making lather—and the lather from Honeybee Soaps is excellent.

Someone asked me to compare the Edwin Jagger to the straight-bar side of the OSS, so I used both today. The Jagger in fact feels smoother on my face, but the OSS is fine and also has the asymmetric thing going for it. Three smooth passes and—at last!—a small nick on my chin. I’ve been wanting a nick to test my Clubman Pinaud Dab-On styptic, and here at last was my chance. Unfortunately, it really was a small nick and by the final rinse it wasn’t showing much. Undaunted, I applied the styptic anyway, and got a reassuring bit of sting with no sign of blood. I see now that the applicator end seems to be a very fine-mesh nylon screen. At any rate, the styptic seems as though it will work well, and I’ll certainly try again on the next nick.

After a rinse and dry, a good splash of Saint Charles Shave Woods aftershave, one that I like a lot.

Written by LeisureGuy

17 January 2013 at 11:02 am

Posted in Shaving

3 Responses

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  1. I was contemplating picking up an EJ razor. Which would you suggest as best bang for the buck? Also, I recently received the bakelite slant that has been subject of such praise. It is possibly the best razor I have used yet. Is the merkur slant similar in its being agressive yet mild? Sorry for all the queries.


    17 January 2013 at 4:39 pm

  2. The bakelite slant is better than the current Merkur metal slants, though they work pretty well. I don’t care for the 39C handle, though. But the bakelite head is somehow better, and the light weight is an advantage.

    Currently the best buy for the EJ razor is the DE86bl, which is under $30 on Amazon.

    No problem with answering questions. Thanks for asking.


    17 January 2013 at 4:50 pm

  3. Congrats on generating a nick, Michael. I just knew that you would be successful if you worked at it long enough and hard enough. The philosopher says that time, patience and perserverence will accomplish all things; that evidently applies to shaving as well as to life in general. Cheers!


    18 January 2013 at 2:24 pm

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