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Vie-Long, Nancy Boy, Above the Tie R1, and Esbjerg

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The Vie-Long brush in the photo is a bit of a mystery. It was sold as a boar brush, but to me it feels like horsehair. At any rate, it’s a very nice brush, and I do like octagonal handles.

I soak both boar and horsehair brushes, and I soaked this one. It made a very satisfactory lather with a little of the Nancy Boy signature shaving cream

I have to say that, although the Above the Tie R1 is a fine razor, it’s really not quite so good as those I listed in this post. The drawback is not its efficiency but the comfort level: it is simply not so comfortable (for me—even with razors there’s some YMMV) as those in the post. Given that the R1 (with one of the ATT handles) is $185 and the Baili BR171 is $6, you can see why some might well prefer to get the Baili (more comfortable (for me) than the R1) and spend the remaining $179 on something else.

A little squirt of Esbjerg aftershave gel applied to my smooth face, and Tuesday is launched.

Written by Leisureguy

31 October 2017 at 8:24 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I have the ATT M1 & R1, and agree that the shave with the R1 is just average. The quality is amazing, so there is the pride of ownership factor.

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    Ryan

    31 October 2017 at 9:49 am

  2. I had the same experience with the R1. I sold it shortly after purchase, because while it chewed through 5 days of stubble on the first pass without complaint, the way a bulldozer knocks over an anthill without awareness it was ever there, the second and third passes were execrable.

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    vmarks

    1 November 2017 at 7:19 am


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