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Van Yulay’s Achilles — a favorite — with the Fatip Testina Gentile

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This Edwin Jagger brush’s synthetic knot seems to be the same Gen 2 synthetic knot in my Mühle Cosmo brush, which aims to mimic a badger knot and in fact does quite a good job. I like the knot, and it made a very fine lather from Van Yuly’s excellent Achilles shave soap: “Tobacco with the perfect amount of Kentucky bourbon, hints of cherry, notes of vanilla, of rosewood, cedar, smoke, and sweet birch.” It’s an emu-and-tallow-based soap:

Stearic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Palm Stearic, Castor, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Tobacco Tea, Aloe Vera, Coconut-Emu-Tallow-Meadow Foam-Borage-Argan- Oils, Kentucky Bourbon, Sodium Lactate, Herbal Ground Tea, Calendula, Extracts, Poly Quats, Allantoin, Silica, Bentonite Clay, Glycerin Soap, Tobacco Absolute, Mica, and Fragrance.

Three passes with the Fatip Testina Gentile, which I find both comfortable and efficient, left my face smooth and ready for a good splash of Achilles aftershave, which uses the same witch-hazel-based formula I used on Tuesday but with a different fragrance.

Excellent start to the day.

Written by Leisureguy

24 October 2019 at 8:44 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. That Fatip is really great. It’s why I see no reason to buy a new Gillette safety razor now. Is this a Prodigal Son remake?

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    Larry

    24 October 2019 at 9:18 am

  2. I don’t get the reference, I fear. And I won’t have the new Gillette for a couple of weeks at least.

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    LeisureGuy

    24 October 2019 at 9:29 am

  3. It’s is like they abandoned double edged razors, but now that the market grows anew they come running back. Let us know if Gillette can still do it.

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    Larry

    24 October 2019 at 9:32 am

  4. Ah, the proverbial Prodigal Son. 🙂 I imagine that Gillette no long has the in-house expertise and machinery to make a double-edged razor, so these will almost certainly turn out to be rebranded razors from some other manufacturer, Gillette just try to cash in some more on its brand.

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    LeisureGuy

    24 October 2019 at 10:27 am

  5. Michael – I am wondering if there is a typo in the post. Here is a quote “same Gen 2 synthetic knot in my Mühle Cosmo razor.” To the best of my knowledge, razors don’t have knots.

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    Craig

    24 October 2019 at 11:04 am

  6. @Craig – My mind slipped a gear. Correction made.Thanks.

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    LeisureGuy

    24 October 2019 at 11:10 am


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