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Grog for a sunny day

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I do love Tallow + Steel Grog, their take on Bay Rum. They have moved on to other fragrances, however, and this fragrance is vintage. Their soap is excellent, as shown by the superb lather my Edwin Jagger synthetic created today. This knot is very like the Mühle Gen 2 synthetic knot, and it’s a knot I like — it’s not like the Plissoft knots (which also are good, but in a different way), being coarser and more along the lines of a natural bristle.

Three passes with my Feather AS-D1 did a good job, but with a little work, so I’ve replaced the blade. I’ve always used Feather blades in this razor, but this time, just for the sake of variety, I’m trying an Astra Keramik Platinum (another vintage product).

A splash of Grog augmented with two squirts of Hydrating Gel finished the shave, and the day is sunny and clear.

The tea this morning is Murchie’s Keemun Extra Superior: “The Anhui province of China is home of the original tea gardens. The soil and climate conditions create teas that are naturally lower in caffeine than other fully fermented teas. Keemun teas are known for their complex characters and are often referred to as the “Burgundy of Teas”.”

Written by Leisureguy

10 June 2022 at 10:50 am

Posted in Caffeine, Shaving

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  1. I’ll be interested in how your Feather AS-D1 razor does with a non-Feather blade. Conventional wisdom on the shaving forums says the better performance is with “a totally Feather shave.”

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    Steve Riehle

    10 June 2022 at 12:19 pm

  2. I always found that any blade that feels rough in any other razor always feels better in the AS-D1.

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    Mark

    13 June 2022 at 3:26 am

  3. The Astra KP did fine.

    @Mark: Suggests a marketing slogan “The Razor That Tames The Blade.” 🙂

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    Leisureguy

    14 June 2022 at 4:51 pm


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