Fine shave with Van Der Hagen/Weishi/Micro One Touch
Despite my recommendation against the razor shown, I got a perfectly fine shave today using it, though I think it would have been difficult if I had a thicker beard. My beard, though, is well within the normal range, and after good prep and with an Astra Superior Platinum blade, I did get a very good final result.
It’s odd, because I still don’t like the razor all that much: the corners of the head tend to poke my face, and of course there’s no swapping of handles. And, to a degree, it feels flimsy.But certainly a good result is possible.
I used Van Yulay’s Puros de Habana again, and though the last thing on earth that I need is more shaving soap, I’m tempted to get a tub. It really does nail the fragrance of a humidor filled with fine cigars. (In college, I favored H. Uppmann cigars, but that was long before the Cuban embargo.)
The lather is excellent in performance as well as in fragrance, and the Wee Scot held plenty of lather for the shave. Three passes with the Van Der Hagen, a final rinse and dry, and then a good splash of Cavendish to carry on the tobacco theme.
I’ll have to moderate my tone somewhat regarding this razors. But it still will not make my list of recommended razors.