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Mr Pomp meets Cooper & French and they like each other and throw a party for the iKon open-comb

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Mr Pomp had a good time playing with Cooper & French’s Old Goat. The lather was exceptionally good and very easily created. Here’s what C&F say about the soap:

To create this version we replaced half of the water in our regular tallow based shaving soap formula with goat’s milk, adding a new dimension to the already rich, creamy lather; a twist on an established favorite.

The scent is a revival of the original Shulton Old Spice fragrance. A classic scent that remains a popular favorite among men who are searching for a timeless scent that embodies notes of citrus with a subdued hint of warm vanilla.

Old Spice is a registered trademark of Proctor & Gamble. This product is not to be confused with the original. Cooper & French has no affiliation with the manufacturer.

I did indeed notice some familiarity in the fragrance and was trying to think of how to describe it, but I see that it’s the Old Spice from my youth. The soap’s ingredients:

Potassium Stearate, Goats Milk, Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Postassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Tallowate, Glycerin, Fragrance, Sodium Lactate

With stubble well-prepped with a slick and fragrant lather, I picked up one of my iKon stainless open-comb razors and very easily got a BBS result with no problems. This razor is from relatively early in iKon’s history—their Bulldog handle at the time had chequering that did not cover so much of the handle. This one feels particularly crisp in the hand.

A good splash of Phoenix Artisan Sun Down aftershave—their revival of Sun Up aftershave from yesteryear: very pleasant with a bit of menthol.

And it’s a clear and sunny day, a nice break from the rain we’ve been having (though I’m not complaining about the rain).

Written by LeisureGuy

25 January 2017 at 9:46 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. That handle is knurled with a diamond pattern, with two wheels which provide the pattern when it’s made, that rotate around the handle. Chequering is often done with a file to flat surfaces, like a handgrip.


    25 January 2017 at 7:08 pm

  2. Ah! Good to know: “knurling” is the word I intended, but was ignorant of the difference. Thanks.

    It really is a very nice razor: utterly simple, utterly smooth and efficient.


    25 January 2017 at 7:18 pm

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