|Vintage Wizamet Polsilver||Modern Wizamet Super Iridium|
|Width (edge to edge): 22.05 mm||Width (edge to edge): 21.95 mm|
|Length: 42.88 mm||Length: 42.70 mm|
|Thickness: 0.11 mm||Thickness: 0.09 mm|
As an interesting coincidence, the last couple of times I used a Feather, shave #4 was the best of the shaves.Razor: Henson AL13+
Blade: Feather (4)
Soap: Frankensoap (1/3 each of Arko, VDH Luxury, Dove Men+Care 3 in 1 Extra Fresh)
Brush: Generic badger that I bought off of Amazon (that I actually really like)
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue followed by Nivea Sensitive balm
Well color me surprised! The Feather delivered a wonderful shave today. I expected it to fall off a bit, but it hung in there very well and mowed through the chin stubble with no effort whatsoever. There are blades other than the Polsilver Stainless and the Feather that I find to be more smooth and comfortable, but these two did the job. This is the end of my participation in this PIF, and I'm going to call it a draw between these 2 blades.
Interesting. I would definitely say that this shave was the best of the 4 shaves with the Feather. I'd be tempted to try another one, but I just like the idea of binning a blade after 4. So many blades; so little time.As an interesting coincidence, the last couple of times I used a Feather, shave #4 was the best of the shaves.
A second shave in the same setup was indeed better. Still some weepers, but fewer. No need for styptic. This blade is perfectly serviceable and I don’t mind the lack of smoothness, but I wish it shaved a bit closer. I don’t mind trading weepers for a close shave.So instead of doing a shave-versus-shave challenge I just detoured and did four shaves in a row with the Super-Max Platinum, three in the German 37 and one in my "3D Tech." They were passable, not great, not super sharp and not super long-lasting but smooth enough.
Took the last vintage Polsilver out today, back in the German 37. I had closer to a day and a half of stubble instead of my usual two-day stubble, which is sometimes dangerous. I had a few small whiteheads that would probably have been emergent hairs given the normal time frame. I shaved one of those off and then got lots of other weepers, largely in the mustache but one decent cluster on my neck.
Styptic pencil took care of it, but not a great shave. A lot at play here, so I won't make much of it. Nevertheless, this isn't winning any battles. Next shave will be better.