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Meißner Tremonia’s Black Beer No. 1 and the iKon #102

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SOTD 21 Sept 2015

Mark Sykes commented on Saturday’s post that the gradual wearing down of the Pots o’ Milk sample was becoming tedious. Since that jibed with my own experience, I’ve decided that I will continue the experiment of using up the sample in order to learn how many shaves it will support, but I will restrict it to the Saturday shave and hope that by the end of October it’s gone.

So today is Meißner Tremonia again, but their Black Beer No. 1. This is a new tub and you can see part of the printing on the puck. (The printing is pretty much gone by the second shave.)

That Wet Shaving Products Monarch is a wonderful brush, and I had no trouble quickly loading and getting a wonderful thick and creamy lather, with enough left in the brush at the end to do another three-pass shave. The fragrance of Black Beer No. 1 had, to my nose, certain overtones reminiscent of paint thinner, so I’m not at this point a big fan. I decided to try a different beer soap tomorrow and another Wednesday, and then round out the week with a couple of other alcohol-themed soaps.

Monday = 2-day stubble = slant, and I couldn’t resist going for the #102 again. It’s an amazingly comfortable slant (for me), and yet routinely provides a BBS result, almost always (like today) free of nicks. I am told that the new shipment is expected to go on sale before Hallowe’en.

A good splash of Floïd aftershave, and the week begins, a week of alcohol-themed shaving soaps.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 September 2015 at 8:15 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. After you used the #102 last week I put myself on the wait list at Maggard Razors!


    21 September 2015 at 10:19 am

  2. After you get it and have had a chance to try it out, let us know how you like it. Note: With any new razor it will be necessary to do some renewed blade exploration: a brand that’s best in one razor may not be best (or even good) in another.


    21 September 2015 at 10:59 am

  3. What Mike said!


    21 September 2015 at 1:07 pm

  4. Michael, thanks for the shout out:) I was comforted to learn that you were also experiencing the “Groundhog Day” effect. Its odd to think that there is a down side to having access to so many great shaving products. That would be, when you’re using one, you’re not using another equally deserving product. They all sit on your shelf clamouring to be used and you have to make a Sophie’s Choice every morning. I assume thats what led you to cull your herd of soaps recently. Perhaps someone gifted in writing code will come up with an app that, once you’ve entered all of your products by category (soap/cream/brush/razor/blade etc) will generate a new combination for you every morning. Stress free mornings!

    Regarding boozy soaps, I can suggest/recommend Shaver Heaven that has a Honey Ale, Oatmeal Stout and Hot Buttered Rum and Barrister & Mann Fireside with brandy. The Shaver Heavens are a sweet, in your face scent while the B&M is more subtle – All great soaps in my opinion.


    Mark Sykes

    21 September 2015 at 2:25 pm

  5. The Shaver Heaven Honey Ale went into one of the boxes of surplus soaps (a few still left), but I still have the Oatmeal Stout. And some others, as you will see this week.

    I did appreciate the nudge. I was also getting bored with the same soap day after day.


    21 September 2015 at 2:34 pm

  6. I will definitely let you know what I think about the #102. I had tried a iKon Slant Stainless Steel about a year and half ago and didn’t care for it. It was a $145.00 razor which I got of whole due to your suggestion to put it on ebay. I am attached to the 34C but would like to have an acceptable alternative. As always, thank you for your input!


    21 September 2015 at 3:30 pm

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