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The iKon X3 is an interesting razor. I like mine a lot better than I used to. For a few shaves I used a Wunderbar which a member was nice enough to lend me. Climbing its learning curve probably helped me with the X3.
I'll be very interested in whether you agree with me about Polsilver SI blades...
Generally I don't do any stretching beyond a few face contortions. My guess is I should do more, but I've been saying that to myself for years so there is that.
On the other hand, my shaves are pretty good.
Regardless, one might assume the Red Tip should be the most "aggressive" of the three. What aggressive means - efficient, prone to biting you, both - being totally unknown unless defined by the person using the term. I've used none of these razors unless I used them in the 1960s and don't...
Monday starts the week off right.
Executive adjusted again to #5. Why change the adjustment, right, unless there's a compelling reason, which there is not.
Wizamet SI, flipped. Excellent brush and soap.
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Thanks for that helpful information.
I wouldn't buy another gel tipped knot (I have one and like it less and less well), nor would I buy a knot with gel-like tips. Glad to know the SV is not a gel tip.
I have had (very briefly) a Thater 2 band silvertip. Didn't much like it as I thought it...
Other blades I liked pretty well include the 7 O'Clock Russian Greens and the Blue Diamond. I have a good many blades I've yet to try even once, some of which I've heard great things about. As the say, blades are very individual!
That's certainly occurred to me and might be correct.
However, straights are used at very shallow angles. I use safety razors at steep angles.
Also, I don't believe I ever got all that great with the straights. Barely marginally good on my best days I think.
It would be very hard to dispute a...
As far as I know only Gentile Shave has the non-chromed copper handles. Mine came from the eBay vendor. I have brushes from YourShaving; their prices are better when the exchange rates are favorable.
Every one of my shaves is documented on my Damn Comfortable Shave thread but I'm far too lazy...
Sunday was another experimental shave.
The experiment this time was to see if yesterday's shave could be replicated.
Bottom line: Yes. The Gillette Executive adjusted to #5 has performed admirably again.
Again today I did very little work. The soul patch area on my lower lip required some...
Wes, have you tried either the Polsilver SI or the Wizamet SI? They are the same blade, Wizamet and Polsilver.
When I first tried a Polsilver I was done with all the others. It was clearly in a league of its own. Now, obviously I'm not saying that should be anyone else's experience or choice or...
Very cool brush ⬆ I think.
I suspect it's the same knot as the one in my copper handled brush. Great knot. Changes considerably over time. Mine is now extremely soft, but it still has great backbone and scrub.
To begin with, when the brush was new, the backbone was clearly a transplant. I...
These are my two Zenith Manchurians. Both, with nominal knot measurements of 27.5 mm and 28 mm, are great brushes. Zenith Manchurians are bargains.
I've been tempted by that huge Manchurian knot, but haven't ordered it for a couple of reasons.
I don't need it.
My 28 mm copper handled Zenith...
It's not a brush I've been in person, but the photos of SV brushes always make me want one.
The issue for me with the SV brushes is the knot. It doesn't always get glowing reviews and is sometimes called a shedder. One never really knows about reviews unless the reviewer talks about what kind...