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Much the same shave: Tabacco Verde, RazoRock synthetic, Baby Smooth

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The brush today is a 24mm RazoRock synthetic, and it aroused a fine lather from the old Italian Tcheon Fung Sing’s Tabacco Verde shaving soap. My other Baby Smooth—I did want a spare—did a fine job (as always), and a splash of Alt-Innsbruck finished the shave with Tabacco Verde and a touch of menthol. The weekend lies ready before me, and I am ready for it.

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21 September 2019 at 7:57 am

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A RazoRock shave, starring the Keyhole brush, Zi’ Peppino, and the Baby Smooth

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I really like this soap and aftershave, which is “dedicated to all the beauties.” The Keyhole brush is a wonderful little (22mm) brush and it made a wonderful lather whose fragrance lifts up the morning.

The Baby Smooth remains high on the list of my favorite razors, and this morning’s shave reminded me why: total comfort + total efficiency is a winning formula.

A good splash of Zi’ Peppino aftershave and I’m looking at the weekend across the moat of only one day.

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20 September 2019 at 8:38 am

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Vetiver morning

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I reprised my yesterday’s shave Yaqi’s fine double-open-comb razor, here in a dark finish with a shorter handle, today going for vetiver. The RazoRock 400 made a glorious lather from JabonMan’s Vetiver de Haiti, and three passes of the Yaqi left my face totally smooth. A splash of Saint Charles Shave’s Very V finished the job and launched the day: efficient, quick, easy—and a pleasure.

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19 September 2019 at 9:19 am

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Yaqi Target Shot and Razor, Eufros Rosa Bourbon, and D.R. Harris After Shaving Milk

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Skipping a day of changing blades, I went with the blade already residing in this excellent razor, whose coloration makes it particularly useful for shaving concealed in a jungle.

The brush matches, and that synthetic knot is really nice. JabonMan’s Rosa Bourbon is a fine soap, and the lather this morning seemed exceptional in both fragrance and consistency.

The razor is really excellent: extremely comfortable, extremely efficient, with a nice heft from its brass construction. The double-open-comb design is a nice touch. It delivered a terrific shave, and D.R. Harris’s After Shaving Milk was nice finish: a rose fragrance to match the soap and a very nice effect on the skin.

A good way to start the day, which—alas—looks to be as dreary as yesterday. But my heart glows because my shave was good.

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18 September 2019 at 7:43 am

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Wee Scot, Woody Almond, Red Cedar, and the Game Changer .84-P

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The Wee Scot seems to love Meißner Tremonia, and it did a terrific job with the Woody Almond Shaving Paste.

Thanks to Ryan for his suggestion of using my Game Changer .84-P for shave 5 of the mystery blade. I got an excellent shave and see no reason now not to continue with the blade. It’s amazing how much difference the razor makes in how the blade is perceived.

The shave was quite easy and smooth, with a very smooth result: DFS at least. A good splash of Anthony Gold’s wonderful Red Cedar aftershave finished the job, and if you’ve not tried this aftershave, I do recommend it highly.

The tempeh is done—and good. See next post.

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17 September 2019 at 8:09 am

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Day 4 of the blade: Tallow + Steel Dark and the iKon X3

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It’s overcast this morning, so Tallow + Steel’s Dark seemed the appropriate choice. The Phoenix Artisan Green Ray made an excellent lather, and the X3 on the UFO handle removed all traces of stubble, though not so easily as I like. I think I might try one more shave with this blade and then call it a day.

A good splash of Dark aftershave, and the week’s well begun.

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16 September 2019 at 7:46 am

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Day 3 on the blade, the Cube becomes the Slab, and Dr. Selby’s delightful lather

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At the left you see the Cube now halved, and much easier to handle. It strikes me that the Cube should be sold already sectioned into 2 Semi-Cubes for the user’s convenience, but perhaps that’s just me.

I used Phoenix Artisan’s Solar Flare synthetic with Dr. Selby’s 3X Concentrated Shaving Cream, which is in effect a very nice soap: lavender fragrance, wonderful lather.

The blade is in the Game Changer .68-P, and it did a fine job this morning. Perhaps yesterday the performance was in part due to the razor, but this seemed fine. It still is not quite so sharp as some blades, it seems to me, but it did the job with no problems.

A good splash of 4711 finished the job, and the weekend begins.

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14 September 2019 at 8:06 am

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