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Archive for September 5th, 2015

Some old favorites back again: white bakelite slant, Omega Mixed Midget, and Booster Aquarius

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SOTD 5 Sept 2015

Fantastically good shave today. I picked out the Omega Mixed Midget (badger and boar mix) because of a mention on Wicked Edge, and I really should be using the little guy more regularly. As I loaded the brush, it also occurred to me as the amount of soap remaining dwindles (this is the tenth shave with a small sample), I probably should move to smaller and smaller brushes. Perhaps I’ll use the Wee Scot on Monday.

The lather was fine, and I set to work with the Merkur white bakelite slant, which I imagine was made in the 1930’s. I think this is the best slant I own, in terms of performance. Absolutely stellar. When they were still available—Italian Barber had found a stash of them in some European warehouse—I was urging everyone to get one. The razor is totally comfortable and smooth in action, and (generally speaking) it will not nick, and yet it produces a BBS result with ease: three passes, BBS everywhere.

Booster is an inexpensive but quite nice aftershave, and Aquarius is a favorite.

What a great way to start the weekend!

Written by LeisureGuy

5 September 2015 at 10:27 am

Posted in Shaving

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