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Archive for September 19th, 2016

Gillette TV Special Super Speed goes to auction

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TV spec side

The TV Special was made only in 1958, and (as the name implies), it was offered only on TV. It’s a very nice little Super Speed, and this one is in excellent condition. You can see it here on eBay.

Written by LeisureGuy

19 September 2016 at 9:27 am

Posted in Shaving

Comparing Phoenix Bakelite and Maggard slants, with Zi’Peppino and the Mixed Midget

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SOTD 2016-09-19

The Omega Mixed Midget—boar+badger—is a very nice little brush with a good feel and ample capacity. The knot is not especially small, though the handle is diminutive. Still, it’s not difficult to hold and it really does a good job. Zi’Peppino is a very good soap at a reasonable price, and the matching splash carries the theme into the day.

I alternated the Phoenix Bakelite and the Maggard slants as I shaved. I got more blade feel (and thus a little less comfort) from the Maggard, but in general they are closely matched. I will probably use the Phoenix Bakelite more frequently, and when I would reach for the Maggard, I’ll use the X3, which for me is noticeably more comfortable than the Maggard (and more expensive, admittedly: $30-35 vs. $20—but the iKon head is aluminum alloy, a benefit).

A good splah of Zi’Peppino and the week lurches into action.

Written by LeisureGuy

19 September 2016 at 9:06 am

Posted in Shaving

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