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Starting the week right: Omega Pro 48, Tcheon Fung Sing, Merkur vintage bakelite slant, and Floïd aftershave

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The Omega Pro 48 is a very good brush, and though it is large (knot diameter and loft), I have no problem in using it for face lathering. It does require some time to load, though — high capacity requires more loading, whether it’s the Pro 48 and soap or a cast-iron skillet and heat. The benefit: once loading is complete, you’re good to go for a long time.

This morning the extended loading from Tcheon Fung Sing’s Tabaco verde shaving soap produced a really excellent lather: thick and creamy and clingy with an excellent fragrance.

The Merkur vintage white bakelite slant has served as a model and inspiration for a number of slants, including RazoRock’s Stealth and Fine’s ABS plastic slant and Fine’s aluminum slant. It’s a truly remarkable razor, and I have found that it always performs well.

With three totally comfortable passes I achieved an excellent BBS result. Although my was perfectly smooth, it did not feel quite so soft as it did after Saturday’s shave using The Dead Sea shaving so, which makes me think that the exceptional exfoliating quality of The Dead Sea’s ingredients, mentioned in a comment, might account for the difference in results. If you try The Dead Sea sometime, let me know your experience in a comment.

A good splash of Floïd and now the week begins. It may be that for the US as whole, this week will see the peak of pandemic deaths — which means many deaths yet to come. Stay safe and keep your distance.

Written by Leisureguy

13 April 2020 at 7:22 am

Posted in Shaving

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