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Perfect smoothness with a little help from razor and lather

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SOTD 28 Nov 2014

Absolutely perfect result today. It began with the Simpson Duke 2 Best and my artisanal organic-asses’-milk shaving soap. You’ll note that the tin is filled to the very brim with soap, but lathering was neither messy nor a problem: a bit of gentle brushing with a wetter-than-damp-but-not-dripping brush, and then a pleasant time working the lather up on my beard, adding one good driblet of water to the center of the brush and working that in.

The Stealth is a Personna Lab Blue blade (for me) is close to a perfect razor. I decided to use mine this morning because we’ve had a bunch of guys finally able to buy one on ItalianBarber.com: the availability seems to be increasing somewhat, just in time for the holidays.

Three passes, no nicks, BBS result. And now that it’s winter, moisturizing aftershaves are in more demand. Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum is a moisturizing splash. It’s a “shake before each use” aftershave, and I like it a lot.

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Written by LeisureGuy

28 November 2014 at 9:16 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Joseph seems to be out of slants again.

    Michael Turbeville

    28 November 2014 at 1:49 pm

  2. Yeah, they go in and of stock quickly, but they seem to be in stock a bit more. I’m hoping that certainly by spring you can buy one when you want it.

    LeisureGuy

    28 November 2014 at 5:11 pm

  3. My first shave with the Stealth, and it certainly is a mild razor. Very little irritation and a good shave for first use (with Astra blade). I was expecting a distinctive snap when seating the top and bottom plate with blade, as mentioned in reviews and on the IB website, but there was none. No trouble fitting the blade, just missed that aural cue.

    Ron

    28 November 2014 at 6:11 pm

  4. It’s extraordinarily mild, even for a slant, but still highly efficient at removing stubble. I was mostly BBS after the second pass.

    LeisureGuy

    28 November 2014 at 7:49 pm


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