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Big brush, little puck, slant razor, great shave

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Because the Klar Seifen puck is so small, I was curious to see how well it would work with a large brush. (I often use the Wee Scot with this soap.) The Omega Pro 48 (10048) is the largest brush I own, so I brought it down from the shelf, wet the knot well under the hot-water tap, and let it sit while I showered.

It loaded quite easily, as it turned out. Brushing the puck vigorously with the damp brush quickly put enough soap in the knot for a very nice lather indeed. I even added a little work as I worked up the lather on my face, and then set to work with the Parker Semi-Slant (which is just a slant with a less intimidating name), here mounted on a Yaqi handle.

Three passes later, my face was so smooth you could skate on it. A splash of Klar Seifen’s Classic aftershave — the only aftershave for which I have received a compliment from a casual encounter — and the week begins.

A couple of shaves ago, I mentioned that I inquired to find where one could buy an authentic Edwin Jagger razor head — i.e., not a clone. Today I got the answer.

Written by LeisureGuy

25 January 2021 at 9:14 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. ” . . . a compliment from a casual encounter . . . ” Hmmm. Michael, that sounds interesting. :>)

    Any theory why slant razors are not more popular? I like ’em and I like the concept of slicing whiskers, instead of chopping whiskers.

    But I suggest slant razors tend not to be cosmetically attractive to the eyes of some folks. They often look like a razor that was run over by a truck, rather than an engineering marvel.

    That might be a turn-off to potential customers who are psychologically wired to be symmetrical. On a lesser concern, that also could be a challenge to artists who design attractive pictures for commercial advertising.

    Steve Riehle

    25 January 2021 at 10:23 am

  2. I would guess the primary impediment to popularity of the slant is simple ignorance. Most shavers don’t know that slants exist, and most who do know about slants have not tried them and those don’t know what they’re like in practice. My guide was my own effort to combat that ignorance.

    LeisureGuy

    25 January 2021 at 10:49 am

  3. Slants Rock!

    Larry

    26 January 2021 at 10:48 am


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