Nice lather! I personally like mine to be glistening wet so I will dip the brush tips lightly in some water/under the tap and dab it on my lathered face. Once I see the sheen I know the blade will glide well. However everyone has their own preferences with their lather, no doubt you’ll find what works for you!Ha of all the blades I've tried the derby was the last one I expected to be controversial.
I really didn't enjoy it.
I had high hopes for it though, with turkey having this longstanding barber tradition and all.
But yeah I have 5 of each and only used up one of each so far, I'll be certain to revisit all of them at some point.
Anyway the rapira seems to have developed some rust on it so time to throw it away (got 4 shaves from it).
Better care might get me more shaves from it.
I guess today is as good a day as any to try the wilkinson.
Took my time this shave and focussed a bit on getting a good lather with the synthetic.
In retrospect the lather was a bit on the dry side, but servicable.
But what an enjoyable experience this was.
Blade felt almost as if it wasn't there.
This is the smoothest result I have so far, slightly better than what I get with the voskhod.
Felt less burn after I was done too. More in Astra SP territory.
Too soon to call after one shave, especially because I took my time today both for the lather and the shave.
But if this experience repeats this might become a favorite.
Also, I’m pretty sure I started out with the same brush as you. A few days of browsing this forum and I upgraded my zamak razor to a stainless steel one and my brush to a Simpsons T3! This place is hard on the wallet