I went into today’s shave with much apprehension after yesterday’s scrape fest. I had 25 hours extra growth after the remains left over from yesterday. I was ready to scuttle at a moment’s notice and finish with my Trac II. Maybe 5 decent shaves was all I could expect from this blade.
I abandoned my experiment with only cleaning and rinsing the blade with alcohol. I honed and stropped the Shark Super Stainless. I swapped out my Gillette New LC for one of my early Postwar Techs (Gold, Fat Handle). I lathered up with Mike’s Natural, and within 3 passes I noticed a huge improvement over the previous day! When I finished I had the best shave yet on this blade, perhaps the best shave this year.
Shave #7, no or irritation, BBS, 9.9 rating.
31.07.2022 Shark week
|Main Focus:||31/31 Days in GRUME (out at 19%)|
209/212 in 365 days of shaving (98%)
8/7 Days in Shark Week
|Other:||High Efficiency Razors in July|
Steep Angle Shaving Alliance
|Prep:||KCG Face Wash|
|Aftershave:||Floïd The Genuine|
|Bowl:||Proraso tub / Face lather|
|Brush:||Razorock Plissoft 400|
Mostly Gillette Slanted
|Blade:||Shark Super Chrome (9)|