A day for slants: Tcheon Fung Sing and the Phoenix slant, with others released
Two new slants went up for sale this morning, both at $20: the Maggard Razors slant and the Phoenix Artisan slant (in black or white). The Maggard slant is sold unbundled, so the $20 is only for the head—if you don’t have a handle, that would be an additional $14-$19. The Phoenix slant comes with a handle—and since it is a three-piece razor, you can use a different handle if you wish.
I’ve ordered the Maggard slant (and I have plenty of handles) and also a black Phoenix slant. (The Phoenix slant in the photo is a prototype.)
There are a few themes in today’s shave: a Phoenix Artisan theme (razor and aftershave), an Italian theme (the RazoRock brush and Tcheon Fung Sing, an Italian artisanal soap), and a tobacco theme (the soap and the aftershave, though the soap’s fragrance is of the flower and the aftershave’s is of the cured leaf).
I have developed a habit of palm-lathering Tcheon Fung Sing soap. Face-lathering works, but I seem to get a creamier result in palm lathering, probably because I work more water into the lather.
The Phoenix slant prototype is quite good: based on a Fasan design, it’s both very comfortable and very efficient. I got a BBS result without even trying, and then a good splash of Cavendish aftershave made a great finish. This aftershave endures better through the day than many: not strong, but present.
Exciting times for slant lovers.