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Omega boar, Stubble Trubble Up and Adam, iKon 102, and Floris JF

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SOTD 2017-02-17

I like the Omega 20102 and have often recommended it. Unlike Semogue boar brushes, Omega brushes break in quickly, and this one has a very nice knot: large enough but not too large.

Stubble Trubble, which has an Etsy shop, seems to be currently inactive (“taking a short break”), but I bought this tub a while back (on the recommendation of Eddie from Australia). It’s a vegan soap:

Stearic Acid, Distilled Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Hydroxide, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, and Fragrance

I like the fragrance—espresso and vanilla—and though it’s claimed to have a hint of menthol, I don’t detect it, which is fine with me: I’m not all that fond of menthol.

The lather was exceptionally good this morning. The 20102 has a large knot, so twice I added a little water as I loaded it, which filled the brush completely with proto-lather. I worked the lather up on my stubble, taking my time because the fragrance was so pleasant.

Then three passes with the iKon 102 went extremely well. Yesterday I mentioned that the Eros slant seemed to have more blade feel than the 102, and today’s shave confirms it. I still love the 102 as one of the best razors I have, but I shave every day or two (the “two” being the Monday shave after skipping Sunday). Those who shave only every week or two have reported that for them the 102 tends to clog. But for a daily shaver, I would say there’s nothing better than the 102.

A good splash of Floris JF aftershave, and the day begins—initially with yet another heavy rain, though it has for now cleared up.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 February 2017 at 8:31 am

Posted in Shaving

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