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The OneBlade shaves just keep getting better

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SOTD 19 Nov 2015

A BBS result today. I can easily/automatically now find the best cutting angle, with the sound and feel confirming that the blade is at work. Despite the pivoting head, I do find that you still must get the angle right: the pivot doesn’t do it on its own, though it offers some auxiliary assistance.

Precision-made items seem to have a different feel. They feel “precise,” and if there are two or more parts, the fit also is precise. The feel of something made with high precision is beyond, say, the feel of a smooth dining-room table. I commented previously about how Above the Tie conveys the sense of a precision machine with just three parts. The OneBlade has more parts (though they are already assembled and stay that way) and, with the pivoting head, has a moving part, and so it feels even more like a precision machine. And the smooth, easy insertion and removal of the blade with no play or slop conveys the same high-precision feel.

This is the third shave with this blade, so tomorrow I’ll change blades and do one more shave, and then I’ll return the razor, a loaner, to Mantic59, with my thanks. Using the OneBlade has been a good experience, although I don’t think I’ll buy one. Still, it offers a good option for single-blade shaving for a certain type of well-heeled novice.

The soap is First Canadian Grapefruit-Peppermint, a very nice fragrance indeed. The soap made a fine lather quite easily, thanks in part to the Satin Tip brush shown.

Three passes, once again no nicks (and I think nicking yourself with the OneBlade would require some effort). As noted, I got a BBS finish today, so I am quite interested to see what I do with a new blade tomorrow.

Written by LeisureGuy

19 November 2015 at 7:38 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. After reading your comments on the Satin Tip I ordered one. Have shaved with it 4 times and I am very pleased,great brush.


    19 November 2015 at 1:16 pm

  2. And also a great price. 🙂

    I forgot to mention: I was able to do just one rise each pass (at the end of the pass) with the OneBlade, just as I do with a DE razor. It does require making a good lather—not drooly. But I did it today.


    19 November 2015 at 1:27 pm

  3. Still have to pass on the razor. That brush has caught my eye though.


    19 November 2015 at 4:33 pm

  4. I don’t think I’ll get the razor, but it’s interesting to use. But once you learn to handle a DE, it is not a significant improvement (in the result or in the experience) that a good DE razor, though it is certainly better than an indifferent DE razor.


    19 November 2015 at 4:55 pm

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