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The Duke, The Dead Sea, and the Merkur 37G slant

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The Dead Sea requires very little water when loading, and this morning I shook out my Duke 3 Best so much it was actually too dry. I proceeded with the loading, though, and used the brush to spread the soap over my beard, then added a driblet of water to the brush and went over the beard area again, resulting in a very nice lather indeed. The Dead Sea has a pleasant and interesting fragrance: Lemon, Rosemary, Cannabis, Saffron, and Sandalwood.

With beard well prepped, the 37G came into action, and did its usual very fine job. There’s certainly nothing wrong with the Merkur slant head design, which is why it is so often cloned. (Patents don’t apply, since it was introduced more than century ago.) The RazoRock German 37 is an interesting variation, being a three-piece razor rather than two-piece, so that you can buy the head separately ($12) just to test the slant waters. Light pressure is required, of course.

Three passes to produce a smooth face with no problems, and a splash of Creed’s Green Irish Tweed EDT as an aftershave finished the job.

Written by LeisureGuy

8 February 2018 at 9:41 am

Posted in Shaving

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