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What’s on the other side of the ocean

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Naturally enough, it depends on where you are. From this post at Mental Floss:


Written by LeisureGuy

4 July 2015 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Daily life

A wonderful Independence Day shave with the #102

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SOTD 4 July 2015

The Plisson synthetic brush in the photo is noticeably better (for me) than the $20 Fine synthetic that uses the same fibers, but OTOH the Plisson costs €34.80, or $38.66, almost twice as much. So naturally one would expect it to be somewhat better. Next week I shall do a comparison shave with an Omega S-Series brush (in a regular size, not a pro size) to see how it compares with the Fine.

I got a wonderful lather from Dr. Jon’s Savannah Sunrise: Orange Blossom, Peach, Gardenia, Jasmine and Honeysuckle  The Honeysuckle was quite noticeable this morning, a fine fragrance for a summer day.

Three passes with the iKon Shavecraft #102 slant left my face BBS, effortlessly and enjoyably. Someone mentioned that the curvature of the blade in the #102 may be conical rather than cylindrical, and in looking at the two ends of the razor, one end does look somewhat broader and less curved than the other. But rather looking at design details, I tend to judge a razor more on its feel and performance, not caring so much about how it achieves those. And the feel and performance of the #102 is terrific. I am beginning to think this is my favorite razor. It’s out of stock everywhere now, but iKon says that they will be back in stock this month.

A good splash of Phoenix Artisans Sandalwood, and the holiday beginss.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 July 2015 at 9:53 am

Posted in Shaving

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