Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

Java Hive, Solar Flare, and Short Comb walk into a bar…

leave a comment »

… only to discover it was not a bar, but my bathroom — so they delivered a great shave. I grow increasingly fond of Phoenix Artisan’s Solar Flare shaving brush, a 24mm synthetic, and it certainly did a good job with PA’s wonderful Planet Java Hive, a Formula CK-6 shaving soap. With this soap, I have no problem at all in picking up the fragrance; perhaps my sense of smell is well-attuned to coffee and honey.

The iKon Short Comb turned out to be a fine razor once I became aware that it is quite angle-sensitive. Once I grasped that, I made sure to keep blade angle shallow, holding its handle well away from my face and riding its cap. When used properly, it has a very nice feel on the face and is awesomely efficient. Also, I think for this razor the use of Grooming Dept Moisturizing Pre-Shave is particularly beneficial.

A good splash of PJH with a squirt of Grooming Dept Hydrating Gel and the shave was a complete — and a wonderful shave to greet Friday morning.

Written by Leisureguy

24 September 2021 at 9:34 am

Posted in Shaving

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: