Gillette New SC, Personna Red (2), Ogallala Bay Rum, Stirling Badger
Another fine shave.
Another fine shave.
My own personal motto is that a razor I don't like is one I haven't shaved with often enough. I do have to say that some have challenged more than others. It can take some time. I haven't tried a new improved yet so I can't help you thereOCtober Shave #15
Gillette New Improved Standard Razor - 1922
Gillette Silver Blue (5)
APShave Synthetic Horse Hair 22mm Brush
Old Spice Shaving Cream (modern in tube)
Old Spice Shulton Brand AS
Decided to start the week "smelling like a man".
Well, this will be the last OCtober shave with this razor, binning the blade and I am going to break out my New SOC. I once again used the razor as if it were an Old Type and got an irritation free BBS shave. BUT, I still got weepers along the jaw line on the right side of my chin. They were gone with the cold water splash, but they still happened.
No irritation, a smooth BBS shave, I should be happy, but in a weird way, I am disappointed. Those weepers.... I think I could get this razor dialed in, but I have 3 razors in my cabinet that I can get DFS+/BBS, non-irritation and non-weeper shaves day in and day out. I find I am loosing motivation to work with this razor and want to go to 1 of those 3 razors, my New SOC.
Would I recommend the New Improved? I only used it 5 times, so I don't think I can say its a great razor or a difficult hard to use razor. All I can say at this point is I will likely set it aside and come back to it in a year or so.
hAvE a GrEaT oNe! ShAvE oN!
I agree with your motto. I got a really smooth, close shave and I love the look and feel of the New Improved. Its the dedication towards learning this razor. I think it would be worth it, just not now. I believe you need at least 30 to 50 shaves with a razor to learn how it will truely perform.My own personal motto is that a razor I don't like is one I haven't shaved with often enough. I do have to say that some have challenged more than others. It can take some time. I haven't tried a new improved yet so I can't help you there