iKon X3 on Edwin Jagger handle, and some RazoRock goodness
I used my RazoRock synthetic badger, which performs and feels extremely well, with RazoRock’s Zi’ Peppino shaving soap, which has a great fragrances and lathers quite easily, making a fine lather.
The iKon X3 head is just 1g different in weight from the Edwin Jagger head, and it uses the same metric threading, so any EJ handle should work well with the X3 head. I put it to the test this morning, and it was so. It did have a different feel from the UFO stainless handle I normally use, obviously, but it was still well balanced and seemed quite all right.
Three easy passes to perfect smoothness: the X3 is remarkably good and if you’re tempted to get the head ($30-$35), go ahead and do it. You will not be disappointed, I think, though of course nothing in shaving works for everyone.
A splash of Zi’ Peppino aftershave, and all is well.
Yesterday afternoon I went into the bathroom and was horrified to see that bowl I had used with the Bufflehead soap seems to have filled with a mass of gauzy filaments, as though some mold had immediately taken over the damp soap. I have not used previously a soap made from duck fat, and my first thought was that somehow duck fat encouraged mold?
I took a closer look and say that it was an illusion: not a three-dimensional web of gauzy filaments, but just the two-dimensional pattern made by the lather drying onto the surface of the bowl. But when you see the bowl in real life, the “mold” leaps out at you.