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Starting-the-week shave: Edwin Jagger synthetic, D.R. Harris Lavender, iKon 102, and Alpa 378

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I need my tripod, but you get the idea.

The Edwin Jagger synthetic brush grows on me, and D.R. Harris shaving soap is excellent in any format. I note that the local water is very soft, good for shaving but probably not sufficient justification in itself for a move.

The iKon 102, partially shown in the photo, did its usual superb job, and a splash of Alpa 378 finished the shave in style.

Things are moving along as I continue to get oriented to the new surroundings and possibilities. Side bacon, something I never saw in the US, is pretty good. (See “Types of Bacon” for more info.)

Written by Leisureguy

25 September 2017 at 8:08 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Is there a type of 🥓 that isn’t good???


    25 September 2017 at 11:49 am

  2. All the bacon I’ve had has been tip-top. 🙂


    25 September 2017 at 12:00 pm

  3. Hey Hi,

    I have been using Edwin for a couple of weeks now. I must say, it’s fantastic. How’s your experience with Merkur????

  4. Yeah, the Edwin Jagger synthetic brush is very nice indeed.

    I like the Merkur Progress quite a bit. It seems to be a cost-engineered version of the Apollo Mikron. I resumed DE shaving with the Merkur “HD” (34C), which was the standard first razor back then. The Merkur Classic head (on the 34C and 23C and probably others) was also used by Edwin Jagger and Mühle back then, but EJ and Mühle collaborated on a new head design, which seemed noticeably better to me, both more comfortable and more efficient.

    And then in the DE renascence in which we find ourselves, even better (more comfortable and more efficient razors) appeared, and I list a selection of them in this post, ranging from $4 and $6 to $100—all being excellent in feel and performance, with the price varying by material and manufacturing method.


    5 October 2017 at 5:37 am

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