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The RazoRock Adjust delivers a fine shave

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Prep as usual, this time using a sample of a Mystic Water soap. Ginger Pear is a very nice fragrance. Despite the clay, I had no trouble loading the little horsehair brush (which I left to soak while I showered).

The Adjust feels enormous, mainly because of the length of the handle and the heft of the razor. As I took the first stroke I was startled by how good it felt. “Must be the Grooming Dept pre-shave” was my first thought, but as I continued to shave I realized that, though the pre-shave doubtless helped, credit must go also to the razor’s head design. This is an extremely comfortable razor, something I did not expect from its appearance (a somewhat formidable head) and how it feels in the hand.

As I continued the shave, I realized that it’s not only quite comfortable (and I had adjusted it toward the + side — more aggressive), it was stripping off stubble like nobody’s business. After three passes I had yet another exceptionally good result.

I’ve now learned — in the sense that I don’t have to try to remember — that after pass 1 and pass 2, rather than rinsing my face before re-lathering, I just wet my hands and press them against my face to ensure that it’s wet. This is what Grooming Dept recommends when using the pre-shave, presumable to avoid rinsing off the pre-shave that remains. After the third pass, I of course do a full rinse.

A splash of Vitos Lavanda as aftershave, and the day begins. I’m sitting here feeling my face, still surprised that a razor that looks (and feels in the hand) bulky can do such a fine job. At $15, it’s a bargain. (Sold out right now, but you can sign up to be notified when it’s available.)

Written by LeisureGuy

7 April 2021 at 9:28 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. You had an Interesting experience with this formidable razor.

    I’m reminded that many of my favorite and more efficient DE razors share that description: the Gillette Fat Boy, the German Apollo, the Barbasol Floating Head from the 1930’s, the older Gillette Aristocrats, and the Merkur Vision 2000 and Futur come to mind.

    There’s something about “a man-sized razor for a man” that contains merit, especially if one’s whiskers are tough and coarse. Size, weight and mass do matter.

    Steve Riehle

    7 April 2021 at 10:26 am

  2. You may be right. The Adjust feels larger in my hand than the Fat Boy, and has a much longer handle — more like the length of the Gillette Special Adjustable, but more massive.

    LeisureGuy

    7 April 2021 at 11:10 am

  3. I am a day late because I did not get online yesterday, but it has not escaped my attention that the name on that brush is the same as the publisher of your fine book.

    Peter Strand

    8 April 2021 at 1:14 pm

  4. 🙂 Pogonotomy.com was an online forum for shaving (like Badger and Blade, Shave My Face, and others). It actually started after the first edition of my book, which I published through Lulu.com (later switching to CreateSpace.com). One of the items of information required was the name of the publisher, and I picked Pogonotomy Press for its alliteration (and, of course, for “pogonotomy”: beard-cutting).

    These forums tend to put out special editions of various sorts: shaving brushes, shaving mugs, and so on. I just happened to get this one a decade ago. The book’s origins are about five years before that.

    LeisureGuy

    8 April 2021 at 2:16 pm


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