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The Gillette flat-bottom Tech and the Pro 48

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SOTD 19 Sept 2015

Shave 15 with the sample, and I picked the Omega Pro 48 to show that I’m not trying to stretch the sample: the Pro 48 is a big brush (though for me quite comfortable for face lathering) and thus tends to require a fair amount of soap for a good loading.

It easily worked up quite a nice lather, and the Gillette flat-bottom Tech gave a nice shave. I photographed the bottom of the razor so you can observe how its baseplate differs from the regular Tech. No problems, very smooth result.

A good splash of K.C. Atwood aftershave from Like their Peary & Henson aftershave I used yesterday, it contains zero alcohol and is a witch hazel aftershave.

Very nice way to start the weekend.

Written by LeisureGuy

19 September 2015 at 9:18 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. 15 shaves from a sample (!) Is that the usual from a sample?


    19 September 2015 at 12:07 pm

  2. I’ve never really tried to run one out before. This one was 0.35 oz, and it’s holding up quite well. I’m wondering whether I’ll read 20 shaves—24 shaves will be 4 weeks’ worth for me. (I shave 6 days a week.)


    19 September 2015 at 1:05 pm

  3. Michael, I’ve been following this blog for a while since first acquiring the sixth edition of your book and I enjoy your thoughts on the various soaps, creams, razors, blades, brushes and aftershaves that you use. Its useful to be able to point to you as an example of someone who has way more shaving paraphernalia than I do when my wife comments disapprovingly on my own collection. That said, please stop commenting on the Meisner sample that you have and with which are currently at shave 15 of n… I appreciated your original assessment of the soap and I also am impressed by its longevity, however, the fact that it continues to feature in your daily posting is, for me, a little like watching the same episode of a favourite TV program every day for two weeks. At first its kind of fun but really, after two viewings it starts to get old but after two weeks its just tiresome. Now if you were finding that the soap was offering you a differing experience based on the brush you were using or different razor and blade combinations that would be interesting. Apart from that minor issue, I thoroughly enjoy your postings and find them to be both entertaining and informative Your posts regarding the Copper Hat led me to purchase some of their products. The owners of the Copper Hat are incredibly helpful people . Due to some website hiccup, the brush that I thought I had purchased from them turned out to have already been purchased and as they are each unique one of a kind items, there was no more to be had. Brad (owner) contacted me very soon after and offered to either refund the purchase or to go into his shop and create another brush for me based on my input as to what I liked about the brush that I had originally tried to buy. Talk about service.

    In any case, I want to thank you for improving my mornings; approaching the daily shaving ritual from a mindful meditation perspective has positively impacted my life.

    Mark Sykes

    20 September 2015 at 10:43 am

  4. I myself am getting a little tired of the Pots of Milk saga, though I’m still curious how long it will take to use it up. So I restrict it to one shave a week until it’s gone, so I can (in time) see how many shaves one can get from such a small about of soap.

    Glad you’re enjoying the blog. Soap variety will resume on Monday.


    20 September 2015 at 12:54 pm

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