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Smooth and Sandalwood

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SOTD 22 Jan 2013

A wonderful shave. The Edwin Jagger synthetic is a very nice brush indeed: lots of resilience but still a full, soft knot with excellent lather capacity. And the Sandalwood Geo. F. Trumper soap does produce a superb lather, both in texture and fragrance.

The Gillette Sheraton with a Kai blade provided a very nice shave indeed, and then a splash of TOBS Sandalwood finished the shave with just the right feeling. As you can see, I’m on a Sandalwood kick. Again tomorrow…

Written by LeisureGuy

22 January 2013 at 8:59 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Do you prefer a slant over an open comb? And is there much diffrence between a closed comb and open comb? Thanks


    22 January 2013 at 9:25 am

  2. I like all my razors, pretty much. The slant does, however, shave more easily and smoothly than an open comb because of the slanted blade (cf. the Scottish Maiden vs. the Guillotine). The open comb and closed comb have exactly the same cutting action: a straight-ahead chop. The open comb was introduced first because (I believe) it was thought that it was important that lather reach the blade. However, the open comb was costly to manufacture and fragile in use—a dropped razor generally meant a bent tooth—so the closed comb was introduced, and it turned out to shave as well as an open comb: getting the lather to the blade was not so important after all. Of course, by then some had decided that they liked the open comb, so it continues to be offered as an option, but it’s definitely a minority. They open and closed combs do have a slightly different feel, but in practice it’s mostly a matter of style, not efficiency. But the slant really does up the efficiency.


    22 January 2013 at 9:32 am

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