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iKon DLC slant, Vie-Long, and the Meißner Tremonia sample—still

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SOTD 31 Aug 2015

A perfect result today, thanks to a two-day stubble, excellent prep, and the DLC slant.

The Vie-Long horsehair brush shown is a favorite. I really do like the feel and performance of a good horsehair brush—a distinct feel that differs from that of badger, boar, or synthetic. And the performance is excellent. This is the fifth shave with the sample of Meißner Tremonia’s Pots o’ Milk shaving soap, and it’s still going strong. I would guess that three more shaves are in the offing.

I’ve been mentioning recently about how I must be careful to use the iKon stainless slant (and this head is stainless beneath the DLC coating) with light pressure, particularly with the SE handle, which is heavy. But I seem to have unconsciously learned the pressure lesson: I took no special care today, using the razor in a way that (now) seems natural. No nicks at all and a BBS result. I did note that the blade probably requires replacement, based on the slight resistance I felt from the stubble.

A splash of Alt-Innsbruck, with one shave left in the bottle. I do like this aftershave a lot, but I think I won’t replace it: I have too many others to use up. But I’ll still recommend it to your attention.

Wonderful start to the week.

Written by LeisureGuy

31 August 2015 at 7:50 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Love that brush. Mine takes longer to dry than other brushes. Of course local humidity would affect that. Have you noted that horse hair brushes are slower to dry?

    Larry

    31 August 2015 at 8:38 am

  2. I haven’t noticed it, but then when I return the brush to the rack I don’t use it for a while, so it has lots of time to dry.

    LeisureGuy

    31 August 2015 at 8:47 am


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