That IS absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you very much.
It's been renamed.
It's not my design at all, but it reminds me of an old muscle care I liked.
I've discontinued trialling the Beast on a daily basis. So, today I used my most fool proof
razor, the Henson AL13, in hopes it would give my skin a break. Did it? Well, yes and no. Much less irritation, still a plenty smooth shave, however I did draw blood yet again. So, I'm thinking it's a combination of technique needing improvement and something wonky with my skin. Which seems to leave the question of the R41 as a daily driver as inconclusive.
Great handle it is. — I bet it is, but it ain't a GT. The GT is completely hollow, has very specific dimensions (length/diameter) and other attributes. Here's a pic of a typical GT (custom threaded for a Fatip head).
I concur; that's good advice thanks. What I have tentatively decided is getting it in the rose gold handle as it's a third of the cost of the stainless. That'll mean I have two Beast zamac heads which should hold me quite awhile. Also, if I really must make a more substantial purchase I am lusting after the R95 Rocca!!The R41 might not suit your skin and/or whiskers. Or, maybe set it aside for a few months and try it again.
I concur; that's good advice thanks. What I have tentatively decided is getting it in the rose gold handle as it's a third of the cost of the stainless. That'll mean I have two Beast zamac heads which should hold me quite awhile. Also, if I really must make a more substantial purchase I am lusting after the R95 Rocca!!
Must be something different in my coffee today -- I seem to have been bitten by a logic virus
The Rocca is a very good razor. I recommend it. (Especially if you're drawn to it.)
I've posted a few times about my experiences with the razor and its shave.
Really great handle but I wish it were shorter.
(Not that it's a problem.)
Get the R95 v4 and be happy.I've heard some describe the Rocca as midway between the R41 and R89 for whatever that's worth.
There is a vendor up here in the Great White North who sells the RG for a quite reasonable price. Same fellow is the only vendor I know of who sells the Phoenix Artisan stuff in Canada. Super nice guy, he always throws in a card with historic shaving images like the patent diagrams for the King Gillette etc. And candy, which I need like another hole in my head
I'm guessing you ordered the SS from Shaving.Ie? I've found their orders alternate between very quickly and slow. Hope it arrives soon.
Steep Angle = Handle more parallel to my face, riding the guard/comb.What does it mean to ride blackbird steep? Is it handle closer to the face or is it more like riding the cap?
Thank you sir for the explanation. follow up up question would be let’s say blackbird razor. When you shave with the grain from top to bottom you use a steep angle and it feels comfortable. But when reverse directions and you go from bottom up against the grain and you keep the razor in the same steep angle it sorta feels like you’re scraping your skin.Steep Angle = Handle more parallel to my face, riding the guard/comb.
Shallow Angle = Handle more perpendicular to my face, riding the cap.
Neutral Angle = Approximately midway between Steep and Shallow, approximately riding the cap and guard/comb simultaneously.
My general preference is for razors that I can use a Steep Angle.
Hope this helps.