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Green Ray, Dark Limes, and Maggard V2 open-comb

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Yesterday’s lime aftershave reminded me of my Meißner Tremonia Dark Limes shaving soap, so I thought I’d go again with lime today. The Green Ray is a highly satisfactory brush, and the lather it made was excellent, though of course some credit for that goes to the soap.

I picked yesterday’s razor thinking I was picking this one: the Maggard V2 open-comb, here on the Maggard MR7 handle. In our discussion of matching handles to heads, I have become more aware of the number of vendors who obviously think that with three-piece razors you can use any handle with any head, and they sell them that way. Edwin Jagger, as I pointed out in a comment, makes one head and offers it with a wide range of choices for the handle. And when you look at the catalog page for Maggard’s own razors, you see a page of handles, and then you pick the head you want to get with that handle. Obviously, in this case there is no “original match” between head and handle, and no manufacturer suggested pairing. That suggests to me that handle swapping among three-piece razors is perfectly fine.

I somehow let my V2 open-comb get pushed to the back of the drawer, but I am bringing it out more often now. It really is an excellent razor, both very comfortable and very efficient. It’s the same head (so far as I can tell) that Parker uses on their 24C and 26C, two razors that have the same head but different handles. The nice thing about the Maggard version is that you have a much broader range of choices for the handle and the handles are much higher quality (being stainless steel), including some that are colored.

Three passes left as smooth a result as I could ever want, and a splash of Geo. F. Trumper West Indian Extract of Limes aftershave finished the job.

I’m still going through my Finnerty garden collection, and these delicate-looking flowers are today’s selection.

Written by Leisureguy

1 May 2019 at 7:32 am

Posted in Daily life, Shaving

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