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iKon DLC slant and Stubble Trubble Up & Adam

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The Omega 20102 boar-bristle brush is quite nice, and I love Stubble Trubble’s Up & Adam: espresso and vanilla — what’s not to like.

Although the Diamond-Like-Carbon coating makes the head almost invisible against the black background — I should have placed the razor atop the tub — it did a super-nice job this morning: a lovely, smooth result. I’ve learned the best angle (handle far from face) and preessure (extremely light) for this razor and it now works extremely well for me. The current coating iKon uses, the B6 coating, is even better than the DLC coating.

A splash of Spring-Heeled Jack — another coffee fragrance, with a wonderful dry-down — and here we are teetering on the brink of July.

Written by LeisureGuy

29 June 2020 at 9:27 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. This has been a particularly fun mirepoix of soaps, razors and post-shaves, Michael. I appreciate that you’re using a heavy roster of iKon razors…I own several, and I have to admit a guilty pleasure for the iKon Tech (now spelled “Tek” on the iKON website, interestingly enough), which may be the most aggressive “mainstream” DE on the market. As I’ve mastered use of this over the years – due in no doubt to your guidance on multiple fronts in terms of how to ensure better shaves – I simply have adopted the Tech/Tek as my daily driver. I love a lot of razors, but nothing “cuts it” more than the Tek for me.


    29 June 2020 at 5:47 pm

  2. I have a couple of iKon razors that I don’t use much because for me they’re uncomfortable, but I think that is a by-product of my using a different razor each morning. One must learn the razor he uses, much as one learns a new kitchen knife or pan or pot: use it often enough that you gain the experience of how to get the most from it. Because I don’t use those so often, I’ve not learned them. OTOH, I have many razors that for me are quite comfortable and efficient, so the impulse to wander is weakened.

    Still, I can readily recall when today’s razor started giving me problems (after being quite wonderful at the outset — I clearly had slipped into bad habits — but once I focused and persisted I again found the sweet spot. So perhaps I’ll take up the two they haven’t been so good for me. Not this week, though…

    As an aside, does anyone ever slip into good habits? 🙂 Or is developing good habits always conscious?

    I think it can be unconscious: those who pay attention to what they’re doing and the outcomes that result will, if the outcomes are close in time to the efforts, unconsciously adjust what they’re doing to increase good outcomes and thus slip into good habits, perhaps one small step at a time.


    29 June 2020 at 5:58 pm

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