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Dorco Titan (Vietnam) Round two
RazoRock German 37 / PAA Double Open CombA detour: I will be away from home for a while coming up, so I thought since I’ll have some version of the travel kit with me then, I would use a couple of my non-travel razors while I’m still at home.
It was a very enjoyable shave! First and second passes felt very efficient but not dangerous, smooth and precise. Third pass with the DOC was similar, no weepers and no irritation, just good clean glide.
I can’t quite call it a BBS since there is still a bit of friction against the grain in the tricky zones, but all in all a perfectly enjoyable experience and result. I can’t really complain about this blade, it’s not mind-blowing but it’s certainly friendly!
Round three: the Two Caesars treatment – Roman Empire Shaving ‘Augustus’ and ‘Caesar’
“All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?” (Monty Python, ‘Life of Brian’)
Well, these two razors don’t really have much to do with the Romans beyond the name, but they have given me some outrageously good shaves considering what they cost, and this was no exception. Once again, they seem to pair perfectly with the Dorco blades (well, the ones I’ve tried anyway) and they seem to bring out the best in each other.
So yes: smooth sailing from start to finish, no weepers, no irritation or alum sting, and a close but comfortable result. Just shy of BBS, but absolutely in the Zone of Deep Satisfaction. Excellent!
Round four: Ming Shi 2000SAnother hilarious distracted moment: I literally forgot that this was an adjustable razor! So I got through almost the whole shave before I remembered and thought to check where it was set. Turns out it was 3, so that’s OK. A bit on the mild side, but not useless.
So, mild razor, mild blade… comfortable shave! Not, again, the closest ever, but an easy, bloodless and irritation-free DFS is nothing to sneeze at. Not much else to report! I’ll likely move along now, but this has been an easy blade to like, as long as one isn’t chasing a BBS result.