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iKon’s stainless slant again and the start of a witch-hazel series

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I’m sure that this is an Erasmic shave stick, an inexpensive shave stick from the UK, and again I was able to get the lather to work well with a badger brush. That convinces me that the difficulty I had a few days ago was because I simply did not get enough soap scraped onto my stubble. That said, I do find that the synthetic brushes work better and more easily bright forth the lather from a shave stick.

This razor is essentially the same stainless-steel iKon slant I used yesterday, except that the head has had a DLC coating applied to (I’m sure) eliminate the tea-stain problem that occurs with some brands of blades. Like yesterday’s razor, this head has excellent acoustic properties, magnifying the sound of the cutting of the stubble to a marked degree, which for me adds to the pleasures of the shave, engaging another sense in the process.

Three passes, total smoothness, a tiny nick on the upper lip (from the ATG pass), which My Nik Is Sealed sealed. Then a good splash of the first witch-hazel-based aftershave in a new series: Prospector Co.’s Peary & Henson:

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Organic Aloe (Barbadensis), Distilled Water, PolySorbate 20, Vegetable Glycerin, Pimenta Racemosa (Bay), Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Eucalyptus Globules (Eucalyptus), Pinus sylvestris (Pine), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavendar), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree), Phenoxyethanol.

They describe the fragrance as “Witch hazel, cedar water, and aloe bring the bay to life and fresh coriander adds a sharp bite.” A very pleasant finish to a good shave.

In case you see only the shaving posts, I want to call your attention to a very interesting and well-done move, “The Game Changers.” The page at the link lists sites that stream the movie (including Netflix), and it’s a movie worth watching. Moreover, that page has a link to the recipes for the enticing meals shown in the movie.

Written by LeisureGuy

17 October 2019 at 8:40 am

Posted in Food, Movies & TV, Shaving

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