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SOTD 12 Oct 2013

Yesterday I read on Wicked_Edge about a success with Stirling shaving soap with the Ecotools Finishing Kabuki brush, so today I tried it. The Ecotools has always been uncommonly good at whipping up a nice, stiffish, creamy lather, and today it did the job nicely. I think part of its success is that the brush not dense, and with the soft bristles, one gets a lot of action in the knot while working up the lather.

At any rate, I got a very good lather, and it lasted well through all three passes. This was a good shave, and tomorrow I’m going to try a Mühle synthetic: it may be that synthetics do especially well with this soap. We’ll see.

Three passes with my Rotbart razor holding an Astra Superior Platinum blade, and a very fine shave indeed. A splash of Creed’s Aventus, and the weekend adventure begins.

Written by Leisureguy

12 October 2013 at 7:26 am

Posted in Shaving

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