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The magical feeling of a extremely comfortable and highly efficient razor: How does it do that?

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Although the Yardley shaving soap is decades old, it performs very well, and this morning’s lather with the Plisson was excellent.

The RazoRock Old Type totally removes the stubble without effort—almost absent-mindedly. A BBS result is child’s play for this razor, which feels on the face as though it’s doing nothing, just gliding over your skin picking up lather.

A good splash of Chatillon Lux Champs de Lavande, and the day begins.

A note on the pre-shave beard wash with MR GLO or other high-glycerin soap: I just heard from one shaver who has just splashed water on his stubble before lathering, and in shaving with an iKon 102 he found that the razor was clogging. He did find his lather was too thick and dry, and adding a bit more water helped. But he just recently discovered that his stubble is oily, which contributed to the sticking. When he washed his stubble at the sink with soap, rinsed, and applied lather, the clogging stopped: getting the oil out of his beard made a noticeable difference.

I do emphasize this idea in the Guide, but of course not everyone reads the Guide. I wish they would. It would prevent quite a few shaving problems, IMO.

Written by LeisureGuy

23 June 2017 at 8:10 am

Posted in Shaving

4 Responses

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  1. Your rave review makes me tempted to buy this razor. It’s so cheap that it wouldn’t be a big loss if it doesn’t work as well for me.

    Alex

    23 June 2017 at 10:21 am

  2. I highly recommend it. The head by itself is only $8. If you want to get more for your shipping dollar, I’ll also recommend Zi’ Peppino shaving soap and aftershave. Very pleasant green tobacco fragrance (which I think is the fragrance of the tobacco flower).

    LeisureGuy

    23 June 2017 at 10:41 am

  3. I am also intrigued with the RazoRock Old Type but wonder how you felt it compares to the Fatip Testina Gentile as far as comfort and efficiency?

    Owen

    23 June 2017 at 12:04 pm

  4. The two are quite similar in comfort and efficiency. With either, I’m surprised how smooth result is since it didn’t feel as though it were doing that much. Same with the Dorco PL602 and others mentioned in this post.

    LeisureGuy

    23 June 2017 at 12:33 pm


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