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Another terrific slant — and Dr. Selby

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Shaving setup with Simpson Wee Scot tiny silvertip badger shaving brush, the white handle bearing Alexander Simpson's signature, net to a ribbed white plastic tub of shaving soap with a blue slant razor lying on the lid. To the right of the soap and razor is a small bottle of Irisch Moose after shave.

Peter Strand commented on yesterday’s shave that Maggard Razors now offers Dr. Selby 3X Concentrated Shaving Cream, so naturally I brought my tub of Dr. Selby’s out — any excuse will do when I get such a fine lather. I chose my Simpson Wee Scot to do the honors, and it did an excellent job.

I should note that my brush was made by Simpson years before Vulfix bought the company, and I don’t know how well the Wee Scot has fared. At one time making a Wee Scot was the final test that capped one’s apprenticeship, as noted in an earlier comment by Gary Young, noting that the Wee Scot is the only brush that bears Alexander Simpson’s signature. 

The little brush did a good job today, and I again enjoyed the special lather — indeed like a shaving cream lather — that I get with this product. 

I mentioned yesterday that my new Phantom Blue double-slant razor was a little intimidating. As is so often the case, my fears were groundless. The razor turns out to be totally comfortable and also extremely efficient — my face feels particularly smooth following today’s shave. I highly recommend this razor, in any of its manifestations. (Note: the page includes a couple of razors that, though slants, are not double slants.)

Three very comfortable passes — the razor’s feel on the face is totally non-threatening, and its feel in the hand is also quite comfortable — left my face amazingly smooth. I rubbed in a drop of Grooming Dept Rejuvenating Serum and followed that with a splash of Irisch Moos After Shave. 

What a great start to the day!

The tea this morning is Murchie’s CBC Radio Blend: “choice Ceylon & China black teas, fragrant Jasmines and fresh green teas, tickled with lemon.”

Written by Leisureguy

29 December 2022 at 12:24 pm

Posted in Caffeine, Shaving

4 Responses

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  1. I have the ‘glow in the dark” double slant open comb. Surprisingly comfortable.



    30 December 2022 at 10:51 am

  2. Yeah — the comfort is so remarkable that it pushes in front of the amazing efficiency.



    30 December 2022 at 12:36 pm

  3. If you’re interested, I have a Vulfix Wee Scot and can send it for you to take it for a spin. I’m curious to know if there’s a difference between that and the older Simpson’s version. (I would want to have it returned.)


    George P.

    1 January 2023 at 5:09 am

  4. I also am interested to know what (if any) difference there is between the older and the newer Wee Scot. I’ll be in touch with you.



    1 January 2023 at 5:11 am

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