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Copper Hat Brush, Dead Sea soap, Merkur bakelite slant, and Geo. F. Trumper Spanish Leather

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Dead Sea is a very fine soap that takes very little water. Today I was so careful in shaking out the brush that I ended up having to add a little water during loading. The resulting lather was excellent, and I do like the fragrance of this soap—pronounced, but not strong. The Copper Hat brush with a Delrin® handle is very nice indeed, plus it’s a memento of a trip to Victoria.

My vintage white bakelite slant did a superb job—totally smooth, no nicks—but based on feel, I did replace the blade following the shave. There was no actual tugging, but the action was not quite so smooth as it has been.

A good splash of Geo. F. Trumper Spanish Leather aftershave, and the week begins.

Written by LeisureGuy

13 March 2017 at 8:50 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Does the Fine slant equal that razor’s performance?

    Larry

    13 March 2017 at 9:16 am

  2. Fine has said that his Superlite slant exactly matches the head geometry, but I swear that for me the Merkur is more comfortable and less likely to nick. I’ve been avoiding the Fine Superlite, but I’ll give it a go tomorrow to see.

    LeisureGuy

    13 March 2017 at 10:32 am

  3. I like the Fine, but every pass means resetting your handle angle. It’s different.

    Larry

    13 March 2017 at 10:39 am

  4. I didn’t find it that comfortable, so I sold it. It was one of the few razors I’ve owned where I felt I needed to really focus so I wouldn’t nick myself. For me the #102 and X3 have worked the best.

    Alex

    13 March 2017 at 5:45 pm


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