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Very fine shave with seaweed soap

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SOTD 29 Jan 2013

Yet another enjoyable shave. I used my Whipped Dog silvertip with the ceramic handle, a very nice little brush, and the Haslinger Seaweed soap did indeed produce enough lather with that brush for three passes—but the final pass was not nearly so luxuriant as the first. I think that yesterday’s shave did show that my new boar brush doesn’t have so much capacity as a badger brush, but it also showed that Haslinger, while a reasonably good shaving soap, is not in the same league as the artisanal soaps I’ve been using. They’re okay (so far), but not yet that exciting. However, I have some more to test.

My Edwin Jagger Chatsworth has the new head, and with a Swedish Gillette blade it did a very nice job. Not quite so good a shave as yesterday’s, but that shave was remarkably good. I’m quite happy with today’s shave, in any event.

A good splash of Woods—and SaintCharlesShave.com has this in stock again, so try a sample—and I’m ready to cook: new batch of grub, new GOPM.

Written by LeisureGuy

29 January 2013 at 10:27 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I have to agree that the artisan soaps are surprisingly top notch. I just took out my art of shaving soap today because so many forum members are lamenting the recent reformulation of taking the tallow away from it. I have to say that the artisan soaps I’ve been using are performing better both closer cutting and after face feel, than the renowned tallow 1st art of shaving soap. I’m not too worried about the discontinuation of another triple milled tallow 1st soap when we have so many wonderful artisan soapers.

    J Dogg

    29 January 2013 at 5:16 pm

  2. It’s odd how few people understand this, despite my repeated recommendations on Wicked_Edge and in the book.

    LeisureGuy

    29 January 2013 at 6:07 pm


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