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Fine shave with Axwell razor

with 4 comments

SOTD 26 May 2014

A very good shave. I had much better luck loading the brush from the Cold River Soap Works small tub by using my Wee Scot, which had plenty of room to maneuver. I contacted the proprietor and told him of the problem, and he’s now going to package the soap in a tub of larger diameter: 3.625″. That should make things easier.

The Axwell razor worked quite well, and once again expectations proved false: the handle feels perfectly comfortable in use, despite my expectations. Never rely on expectations.

The Gillette Super Thin blade was only so-so, but I got a fine shave in three passes. I do think I’ll try a better brand of blade (for me) next time.

A splash of Alt-Innsbruck and Memorial Day begins. My baby back ribs are already out on the counter, still wrapped with the salt, sugar, oregano, and cumin rub on it. They sit for 2-3 hours to get to room temperature since they are roasted at 200ºF (for four hours or so). I posted the recipe in an earlier post.

And, BTW, down another pound today. I think that once the body starts burning fat, it doesn’t draw the line at fat you’ve just eaten, but digs into the store of accumulated fat. (I ate a cheese omelet yesterday and then didn’t feel hungry until dinner: swordfish steak on top of a green salad. I ate a total of 959 calories and never felt the least big hungry. It turns out the source of the calories is important.

And I promised almightywhacko that I would show a close-up of the Axwell razor disassembled:

Axwell razor

I recall a friend who was a single mom with a young boy talking to him about names. She told him, “I gave you your name Jason, but when you are older you can pick whatever name you like.”

“I already know what I want for my name.”

“What’s that?”

“Orion Jetmouse.”

“Well, let’s wait until you’re older.”

I’m convinced that he grew up and used the username “Orion Jetmouse”. Certainly it works as well as many of the usernames we see.  🙂

Written by Leisureguy

26 May 2014 at 8:37 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. good overview. i definitely like how you approach everything with an open mind. even though you possess what are considered some of the finest razors available, you give everything new a fair day in court. you reap the benefits of constantly challenging your own expectations. something to be admired.

    chet

    26 May 2014 at 9:10 am

  2. That is a good looking razor. The head is reminiscent of a Gillette Tech. What is the price point?

    Ryan

    26 May 2014 at 10:29 am

  3. Thank you kindly. Yes, I think it’s always good to be alert to disconfirming evidence for what one believes. Quite often, you find it and thus rid yourself of another false belief. But it’s like golf: you can’t win; all you can do is play.

    LeisureGuy

    26 May 2014 at 3:23 pm

  4. TouchOfModern.com was selling it for $45 when I bought. Handle comes in (as I recall) black, white or gray (can’t recall which), and this red. I think it’s a little more efficient than a Tech. Quite comfortable.

    LeisureGuy

    26 May 2014 at 3:28 pm


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