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Mama Bear Spellbound Woods and the Rockwell 6S R3

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This limited run Plissoft brush from Chiseled Face seems to have a 22mm knot, but I can’t be sure. I do like the handle, shaped from treated and stained wood. And I do like Mama Bear’s Spellbound Woods — and the lather from Mama Bear soaps.

The Rockwell 6S is an “ultimate” razor: sturdy, well made and well designed, with a selection of baseplates to accommodate both a variety of beard types, from tough and thick to sparse and downy, and also changes in preference over time (or as one’s beard changes as one ages, from puberty to retirement). Three passes did a perfect job comfortably, and that’s all I want.

A dot of Saint Charles Shave Avocado Oil aftershave balm finished the job. This has a very nice and light fragrance like Phoenix Artisan’s avocado shaving soap or TOBS avocado shaving cream.

The weekend begins well. And today I’m making the tempeh “sausage” described in the previous post. I know that some people wonder why a person on a whole-food plant-based diet — or even just a vegan diet — would want to make an imitation sausage.

I figured it out, and it’s pretty simple. It’s because I like the taste and mouthfeel of sausage, but I don’t like some other parts of sausage: nitrites, antibiotics and hormones in the meat, saturated fat (which really hits blood glucose hard), IGF-1, and the way animals are treated in industrial meat production (so bad that the meat industries — beef, pork, chicken, eggs — work (often successively) to prevent to public from knowing what they do (through Ag-gag laws).

So it’s actually easy to understand: like the taste and mouthfeel, don’t like the unhealthy aspects. So if I can get the good without the bad, sounds like a good idea to me.

Written by Leisureguy

29 August 2020 at 8:55 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Slightly tangential note. I only routinely really read your shaving posts (call me narrow), but… Even if I don’t agree with every point of view you espouse, I find the almost Sophoclean emphasis on “what is it” (which comes often into your posts on new experiences) and the clean articulation of the point refreshing. The more so in a world where precision and challenge are so often shouted down as prejudice or (the negative and almost only remaining popular sense of the word) discrimination.

    All because you are the first person who has ever given me a clean account of the vegetarian sausage!

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    David Cottenden

    29 August 2020 at 11:42 am

  2. Thank you for the kind comment. I wrote the note because I just figured out the answer, having been one of the “If you don’t want to eat sausage, fine, but why would you then eat imitation sausage? Just go ahead and eat the real thing.” The reason, as I note, is that the real thing includes quite a few things one doesn’t want to eat (or support), but the spices in a suitable vehicle still taste good — and today I bought the necessary spices and shall soon mix it up to store for a day or two so flavors can develop. (I’ll report the outcome.)

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    LeisureGuy

    29 August 2020 at 5:40 pm


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