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Crown King again: Alt-Eleven with the iKon 102

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SOTD 2016-12-13

Once again a great lather. I’m beginning to realize I really like the feel and performance of Crown King soaps. This one has the tobacco-flower fragrance familiar from Alt-Innsbruck aftershave and Tcheon Fung Sing’s Tobacco Verde shaving soap, but a little more present. I used the Maggard 24mm synthetic shown—an excellent brush, though I personally prefer the 22mm size—and enjoyed the lathering immensely.

The 102 is a no-fuss, no-problem stubble remover par excellence: totally comfortable, extremely efficient, and (as Craig put it) with no-drama blade loading. (Some of the twisted-blade slants are finicky about blade alignment. The 102 is load and go.)

The Crown Kiing balm formula is really excellent. Just a dot does it, and the balm quickly is absorbed and/or dries, leaving your face smooth and pleasant to the touch. And the fragrance is one that I like.

Written by LeisureGuy

13 December 2016 at 9:13 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Even though the X3 and 102 are stellar performers, that load and go feature gives the 102 the edge IMO

    Larry

    14 December 2016 at 8:13 am


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