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Spicy shave with a great little razor

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A great shave is a fine start to a new day. Since Russian Tea from the late, lamented Strop Shoppe has a fragrance redolent of spice, I chose an aftershave in the same ballpark. But first, the lather. My G.B. Kent BK4 did its usual handsome job, and the lather was a pleasure in itself, both creating it and using it.

Then I set to work with the Baili BR171, which I discovered is also sold by Groomatorium Inc. At least, it was a day or so ago. Gone now, but perhaps he will restock. [My error. It’s in stock at the link, which is to Groomatorium Inc, and not to Chiseled Face Groomatorium. -LG] The BR171 is a great little razor: very comfortable, very efficient, feels good in the hand, solid construction, and (to my eye) attractive. For $6 (the price it had at Chiseled Face) or $7 (its price at Italian Barber) it’s a screaming bargain. A great travel razor since it performs well and feels good and losing it would not be a biggie.

Three passes to a perfectly smooth result with no trouble encountered, then a splash of Barrister & Mann Reserve Spice: the day is already off to a good start.

Written by Leisureguy

25 July 2017 at 9:15 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I would like to get a “stubby” handle for my 102 and X3. What would you suggest?



    25 July 2017 at 11:28 am

  2. Maggard has this handle, which is 2.2″ in length. Short handles also work well for head shaving I’m told. The one at the link is stainless and I’ve been happy with the quality of Maggard handles.



    25 July 2017 at 11:55 am

  3. Just placed my order, thank you for the suggestion!



    25 July 2017 at 12:27 pm

  4. Definitely watching too much TV news these days. Saw the title to your post “Spicy shave with a great little razor” accompanied by a picture of “Russian Tea” soap and immediately thought you were going to riff on Sean Spicer’s departure.



    25 July 2017 at 3:21 pm

  5. LOL. I know what you mean. And one can hardly tear his eyes away. Totally astonishing, day after day. I wonder if in the late days of Rome one had this feeling. Probably not, too gradual. But probably the fall of Athens was in the ballpark: things getting worse and worse and no clear way to set them right again.



    25 July 2017 at 3:24 pm

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