Nuávia and the Weber DLC
The soap shown is the Nuávia green, which made a fine lather with the G.B. Kent BK4. The fragrance is light but pleasing. All told a good soap, though to be honest I find some of the artisanal soaps that sell at 1/4 the price are just as good. Possibly I’ll appreciate it more with more use, but initially it seems like a good artisanal soap. The ceramic tub is quite nice and has a lid not shown in the photo. The amount of sidewall is appropriate: enough to help the novice, but not so much as to draw attention.
The DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating marks this Weber as the first Weber model, and indeed I bought it just after Weber started selling them. It’s quite a good razor—I think Weber used the same head geometry with their other two models (Advanced Razor Coating, and the polished head). The head is here mounted on a UFO handle, and it did quite a nice job this morning: BBS in three passes, but after a couple of days of using slants, I was conscious of the slightly greater cutting resistance and the fact that after the second pass I did not feel large areas that were already BBS as I do with the slants. Still, it’s a very fine conventional razor.
A good splash of Fine’s l’Orange Noir and the day begins.