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Russian Tea and Oriental Spice

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SOTD 28 Feb 2014

An extremely good shave today. The Simpson Chubby has the same cushiony feel as the 24mm Whipped Dog, slightly augmented. I got a very fine lather from Strop Shoppe’s limited edition Russian Tea shaving soap, which has a spicy fragrance. Three passes with the Standard holding an Astra Superior Platinum blade and a splash of Booster Oriental Spice and I was done. BBS result, with no nicks. The Standard really is an excellent razor.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 February 2014 at 9:25 am

Posted in Shaving

8 Responses

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  1. Could you tell me a little more about the razor, seems interesting.

    Michael Napier

    28 February 2014 at 11:57 am

  2. Here’s a detailed review, and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.


    28 February 2014 at 12:04 pm

  3. I read the detailed review and am very interested. i went to the website and the razor is sold out but requested an email when it is back ins stock.

    Michael Napier

    1 March 2014 at 8:20 am

  4. I have the gray/silver version of the Standard razor and have used it a few dozen times. It’s a nice piece overall, nicely finished w/good grip on the handle but one side shaves sublime & the other barely cuts. The blade alignment is fine, however the gap is slightly greater on one side vs. the other, regardless of blade brand or any minor adjustments I make to tightening the handle. I will contact the company to see if they can help….


    1 March 2014 at 3:06 pm

  5. Definitely contact the company: manufacturing defect. They’ll be glad to know and they should replace the razor for free. They’ll probably want the bad one to figure out what went wrong. You’re welcome to tell them I sent you. Let us know how it goes.


    1 March 2014 at 4:45 pm

  6. I emailed them before your reply, but will mention your name in correspondence and will post my experience with the company here…thanks!


    1 March 2014 at 6:49 pm

  7. Standard Razors replied immediately and will be shipping me a new one at no charge when next batch is available. And, they thanked you, Mr. Ham for the suggestion to contact them as well. Thanks!!


    5 March 2014 at 5:24 pm

  8. Very pleased to hear it.


    5 March 2014 at 5:31 pm

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