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Fine Classic, Tallow + Steel “Grog,” and the Black Mamba

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SOTD 2016-08-26

The Fine Classic brush easily worked up a good lather from Tallow + Steel’s “Grog” shaving soap. The soap uses 100% essential oils, and the fragrance is quite nice: “West Indies Bay + Key Lime + Labdanum + White Fir + Rosemary + Ylang Ylang” is the vendor’s description.

The Black Mamba is extremely comfortable and also highly efficient, producing an effortless BBS result. This  is another RazoRock razor that I wish had gone into full production. But, like the RazoRock Baby Smooth, an equally good razor, it seems to be permanently out of stock with no plans to bring it back.

A splash of T+S Grog aftershave and the day begins. The aftershave has interesting ingredients:

Water + Witch Hazel + Organic Aloe Vera + Organic Glycerin + Organic Licorice Root + Organic Willow Bark + Organic Cucumber + Organic Rosemary + Polyglyceryl Oleate + Radish Root Ferment + Lactobacillus + Coconut Fruit + Essential Oils

If you’re interested in the reason for those ingredients, take a look at this page, which explains the benefits of each ingredient in T+S soap and aftershave.

Written by LeisureGuy

26 August 2016 at 8:23 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I’ve recently acquired the Fine 20mm Angel Hair Synthetic Brush and it was well worth the $20 that I paid for it. My other favorite right now is the Kent Infinity Silvertex for about $24. However, it’s hard to beat the $10 22mm Maggard that you recommend. Synthetic brushes have come a long way baby! My favorite used to be the Omega 643167, but that isn’t even in the same class as the above offerings. Now my 613167 is relegated to travel brush status.


    27 August 2016 at 6:20 am

  2. I agree: the improvement in synthetic shaving brushes over the past decade—even the past 5 year—has been quite remarkable.


    27 August 2016 at 6:54 am

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