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SOTD 18 Oct 2013

Extremely nice shave this morning: a Kai blade in the Gillette 1940’s Aristocrat (the same one picture on the cover of the book, shown at the right).

But first, the lather. I used my G. B. Kent BK4, a wonderful brush. ACMEanvils on Wicked_Edge pointed out this very good deal: $83 with free worldwide shipping. The brush was selected after a discussion of good gift brushes, and the BK4 is not only a very good brush, it comes in a cylindrical red-lather box with a hinged door: quite impressive to receive as a present.

I immediately a thick, creamy, spice-fragranced lather from Strop Shoppe’s Russian Tea shaving soap, and then three very smooth passes: the Kai blade is great for me in this razor, terrible in a Weber. Odd.

A good splash of Klar Seifen’s Klassik aftershave—the labels quite worn away—and ready for Friday.

Written by Leisureguy

18 October 2013 at 9:36 am

Posted in Shaving

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