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Phoenix Artisan shave, with KC6 and DOC

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I had to get more of that KC6: very, very slick when I rinse after each pass and leaves my skin feeling very nice indeed. The Green Ray brush (from Phoenix Artisan as well) made a superb lather, and the PA DOC is a very nice little razor indeed: very comfortable, very efficient. The ball end of the handle works a treat when doing the against-the-grain pass. Altogether I’m quite happy with this razor. I have the aluminum version, but it also comes in stainless steel (currently sold out of both versions).

Three passes, perfect result, and a good splash of the Doppelgänger Orange Label aftershave. A great way to start the weekend, I must say.

Written by Leisureguy

27 October 2018 at 8:43 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Does the razor adjust by twisting the handle?

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    Ryan

    29 October 2018 at 9:37 am

  2. It’s what Mantic59 calls a “semi-adjustable” razor: by loosening the head a very slight amount (less—and in my case much less—than 1/4 turn) you can increase efficiency without compromising comfort. The typical razor that operates by the loosening method is a two-piece razor (Dorco PL602, Merkur Progress, Parker Variant), but Mantic59 points out that it can work well in a razor like the Ascension provided that the blade has extreme curvature (which the Ascension provides) and the screw from the cap is reasonably long so that even a slight loosening leaves the threaded shaft well engaged.

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    LeisureGuy

    29 October 2018 at 9:47 am


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