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Rooney Victorian, Creed Green Irish Tweed, and the X3 (with a different brand of blade)

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I mentioned yesterday that the X3 did seem to have more blade feel than I recall, so I decided to switch blades.

But first, the prep: The Rooney Victorian, this one having an exceptional knot, made a fine lather from Creed’s Green Irish Tweed shaving soap, which though horribly expensive nowadays is actually quite a good soap (as it damn well should be).

I liked the lather’s consistency and fragrance so much that I somewhat extended the lathering before picking up the razor. You’ll note that I switched back to the UFO handle from the ATT Kronos. The UFO handle just seems to go better with this head—or I am more accustomed to it.

The X3 in yesterday’s shave had an Astra Keramik Platinum blade, one of a treasured pack sent to me by a public-spirited reader. I carefully saved the blade for another razor, and put into the X3 a new Personna Lab Blue, which is the brand it normally carries.

Probably because I am now hypersensitive to blade feel, I did note some in today’s shave, but it was noticeably less than in yesterday’s shave. Different brands of blades vary slightly in width, so the increase in blade feel may have been because the Astra Keramik is slightly wider than the Lab Blue. But that’s a guess.

At any rate, the razor felt fine: very comfortable, no nicks, and a baby smooth result, to which I applied a splash of Creed’s GIT EDT. I feel quite dapper now.

Written by LeisureGuy

3 August 2017 at 8:38 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Lab blue is a moderately aggressive blade, but is still shaves comfortably, (unlike the keener Feather.) It shaves well in both the X3 & 102. I think the Russian blades are less sharp but more comfortable than the Lab blues for my beard anyway.


    3 August 2017 at 11:11 am

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