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Vie-Long horsehair brush, Barrister & Mann Leviathan, and the Rockwell R4

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I have two of these horsehair brushes, handles very slightly different. This is the smaller, but it works just fine: horsehair brushes generate lather easily and release it without complaint. They do require the same sort of pre-soak as does boar.

The brush did a fine job with Barrister & Mann’s Leviathan: lovely lather, fine fragrance, great glide. With the R4 plate on my Rockwell 6S, the shave was a snap: three passes, BBS result, no nicks or other problems. The Rockwell 6S is a redoubtable razor.

A splash of Leviathan aftershave, and we wrap up the week—and what a week it has been.

Written by LeisureGuy

12 May 2017 at 8:11 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I’ve settled on the R2 with a Derby Extra Blade. It really tones down the harshness, but is still sufficiently sharp to give a BBS shave without risk of nicks or irritation. I have a supply of about 200 blades from an impulse buy several years ago, and I get two shaves per blade. It’s a great combo for me!


    15 May 2017 at 9:38 am

  2. It’s great when you finally work out the best razor+blade combo: everything falls into place.


    15 May 2017 at 9:44 am

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