Everyone can have their opinions on whether a synthetic has scrub. Just as I have my opinions that synthetics don't have scrub, and that is my solid opinion. They do not have scrub. I could put the thing at 25mm loft and it will not have scrub. There isn't a blasted thing scrubby about any synthetic, that's my opinion, and I'm sticking with it.
Beautiful razor!DE SOTD, September 24th 2021- @shave/brush I used my similar brush today with Speick stick, All I did was face smear on some Speick and wet the brush and squeezed out the excess water to have just a damp brush. Then started scrubbing with the brush and just barely dip the tips of the brush in water and man did the lather explode. I hand enough lather for 3 passes easily. Try just starting with a damp brush and working up with a little water as needed . Hope this helps!
Razor: TARMAX adjustable DE by Tom White, @twhite, Mfg 2021, excellent results, smooth shave even on high settings. Maybe the way blade seats flat and just perfect design gives the stellar shave?
I won this interesting razor on a fund raiser Raffle (1of 4 made, proto type), Lucky Ron won a grail razor possibly. It does have small quirks but that are manageable.
Blade: Gillette Astra SP (3), Sharp & smooth with great longevity. My standard blade for testing other blades and shaving razors.
Soap: Speick shave stick, amazing spicy scent and excellent lather qualities, very nice soap and better than Tabac scent wise IMO.
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Moka Express, excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, gentle scrubber + great lather painter.
Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
Post shave: Ach Brito Lavada with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer balm(excellent + scentless).
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= Excellent shave with the TARMAX DE adj by Tom with a Astra SP.
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Have some great shaves!