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Another great lather from an inexpensive soap, only with a great fragrance as well — and a new embodiment of the Baby Smooth

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High-glycerin soaps like those by Mama Bear (good fragrances, sold in tub or stick) and Col. Conk (meh fragrances, sold only as pucks) make excellent lather if the water is soft. (They may also do all right with hard water, but hard water is generally a challenge for soap lather.) This morning I rubbed the stick well against the grain of my beard, and then with Mr Pomp I easily brought forth a fine lather whose fragrance — Spellbound Woods — I particularly like.

The razor arrived yesterday: the Baby Smooth wrought of stainless steel, and the workmanship is first-rate: the fit is snug, the finish impeccable. And I do like the RazoRock Barber Pole handle. I used a Swedish Gillette blade since I am working through a pack of those, and the shave was marvelous: the wonderful Baby Smooth feel and performance with with more heft and surely sturdier (though sturdiness is not really called for that much in a razor).

Three passes to perfect smoothness, and then a splash of Saint Charles Shave’s Woods aftershave finished the job. I’m feeling my face again: a great shave.

Written by Leisureguy

28 January 2021 at 10:33 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. You mention Swedes. I thought they were long gone. Which blades are they and where do you get them? Are you referring to the new dark blue box like these?

    Thanks for your expertise and reply.

    PS – Speaking of pucks, I use D R Harris pucks as if they were sticks. Rub on face. Pretty economical.



    28 January 2021 at 11:40 am

  2. The Swedish Gillettes I bought a decade or more ago. I got about 20 packs. The oil that lubricated the blades has dried, so to use them I have to break open the plastic case so I can pry each blade away. The blade comes off easily, but there is no way it would slide using thumb presssure.



    28 January 2021 at 12:15 pm

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