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Omega Baby Boar, Valobra, Baili BD171, and Lenthéric Tweed

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I don’t use the Omega Baby Boar often, but decided to bring it out and went for a shave stick as well, the Valobra shave stick shown. This was rash: with a shave stick it’s best if the initial loading of the brush, from the soap scraped by your stubble from the stick, is ample. The Wee Scot can do it, but boar brushes tend to have less lather capacity in general than badger brushes.

The Baby Boar quickly worked up a very fine lather—Vaolobra’s shave stick is good soap—but in fact I did not have enough lather for the third pass and had to reload. That’s actually not a problem, but leaves one with a feeling of having cheated (as when getting someone else to provide a difficult word in a crossword puzzle). Still, plenty of lather with the reload.

The BD171 is a terrific razor. The more I use it, the more I like it. Very smooth, comfortable, and close shave this morning with no problems. I also rather like the handle.

A splash of Lenthéric Tweed, and I’m ready for the day.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 June 2017 at 8:13 am

Posted in Shaving

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