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BBS with the Stealth Stainless Steel and Dapper Dragon

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SOTD 23 Mar 2015

A very smooth shave today. The brush I bought from Strop Shoppe and it has a snakwood handle. It quickly worked up a fine lather from Dapper Dragon, which for some reason (experience? reformulation? both?) presents no lathering problems any more.

Three passes with the stainless Stealth and a BBS without a problem: a very mild razor, though also quite aggressive: very comfortable, very efficient.

A splash of New York aftershave, and I’m ready to cook. 🙂

Written by LeisureGuy

23 March 2015 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I went to the Strop Shoppe website to look up the brush as I have been a master craftsman for 50+ years and never heard of snakewood. But I do not see any brushes on line. What is the address you used to purchase that beautiful brush?

    Dr. Robert Levine

    23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm

  2. It was directly from the Strop Shoppe website, but it may have been a one-off. You can email her to ask, and reference this post. Here are some other posts with the brush.


    23 March 2015 at 5:06 pm

  3. Snakewood, is the core wood from the tree Piratinera guianensis. A very hard wood from Suriname. It is an exotic wood like Cocobolo or Lignum Vitae


    23 March 2015 at 7:23 pm

  4. Thanks, Larry. I have worked with Lignum Vitae years ago but its primary use is in mallet heads because it is so hard. These cannot be easy woods to fabricate handles on a lathe. But interesting none the less.

    Dr. Robert Levine

    24 March 2015 at 8:46 am

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