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Horse, badger, and the Rotbart

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SOTD 18 July 2013

The title sounds somewhat as if the post should start, “Once upon a time…”

The horsehair+badger Vie-Long brush with the Reddit Snoo shown is my Wicked_Edge brush, and it does a fine job. It’s a noticeably denser knot than simple horsehair, and I immediately got an extremely good lather from Strop Shoppe’s Special Edition Barbershoppe shaving soap. I really do enjoy the Strop Shoppe’s formulas.

The Rotbart is an interesting razor. This one was an unexpected gift some years back from a friend. I got some nicking when I first used it, so I put it aside for a while. But now I use it with a much shallower angle than I had first tried, and it’s a wonderful razor. It’s true: you do have to learn a new razor, and most often that means (a) finding a brand of blade that works in the razor, and (b) learning the right angle for this razor. The typical problem is using a blade angle that is too steep for the razor’s head design, with the inevitable result: nicks.

With a shallow angle and Personna 74 tungsten-steel blade, I easily achieved BBS with no trace of a nick. A final rinse, dry, and a good splash of Paul Sebastian aftershave—and Megs is off to the vet for a pedicure. (She’s too much of handful for us—cf. this post of a few years back for another kitty of this sort.)

Written by Leisureguy

18 July 2013 at 9:14 am

Posted in Cats, Shaving

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  1. How about a vocabulary exercise, Michael?

    When we take our dog to the vet, we describe the pedicure as a “puppycure.” So — the question of the day — is there a special word for a feline pedicure? Caticure seems odd. What say you?



    18 July 2013 at 9:53 am

  2. Disarmament? 🙂



    18 July 2013 at 10:53 am

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