Original is pretty good.. i like to mix slightly with water in my palm. Smells like baby wipes to some people, but really is a sporting scent to me.
I'd also go for the BayRum. It's awesome IMO. I cut that too. Smells like atomic fireballs basically.
The whole project is either making your own handle or trying to figure out how to get the old knot out of the vintage(or not) handle without destroying the handle. Really not as interesting as I had hoped. Maybe I need to make a handle.
My lineup will always have the Merkur blade in it for use in my Flare Tip. I love trading for Merkurs.. and I have many high quality blades in my lineup. ... "no nicks and no weepers" says it all... These are from Solingen Germany for crying out loud.
These blades are ok. They only last me 3 shaves(two of which are performed on a fresh edge meaning on the 3rd shave I use both edges- usually only use them for 2 shaves) and don't get much use anymore because while I thought they were pretty smooth when I got them I now know they are low on the...
It might sound extreme to you, but taking one of your brushes and yanking the knot out is a good idea.. simply epoxy or silicone in a new knot from the golden nib.. The knots from that place are affordable and easy to put in. You might need to clean out the brush opening after taking out the...
Glad you mention this because when I first used Merkur blades it was tuggy in my Progress...and I tossed em in the back of the closet. Now I collect them and love them in my Flare tip especially, but others as well.