Cool prop.Razor: AutoStrop Valet VC4 Modified for GEM Blade
Blade: GEM (Personna) PTFE - modified (4)
Brush: FS - 28mm G4 Synthetic
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Canada Shaving Soap - Unscented
Aftershave: Stirling - Grapefruit with Menthol
Not like the Valet grandpa used!
This is my VC4 AutoStrop that has been heavily modified to only accept GEM type SE blades. It will no longer accept Valet or Feather blades. Don’t worry, I still have another undebauched VC4.
Although I believe the VC4 to be the mildest shaver of the Valet family, this modified version is now one of the mildest razors I own. For some reason, the modification process narrowed the blade gap. It now seems to shave best held completely flat against my face. You would think that’s way to shallow, but it still gives audible feedback that it’s clearing whiskers. I did find it harder to obtain a BBS though, especially on my soft, pliable neck skin. Much the same problem I always encountered with my EJ DE86.
Besides having to readjust my technique to the modification, the shave went well. I’m nice and smooth with no post shave irritations. My first ever splash of mentholated grapefruit...pretty neat. I’ll definitely use it during the hot summer.
Pay no attention to the Valet AutoStrop cigar cutter...it’s just a prop.
|Pre||Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap|
|Soap||AoS Sandalwood Tallow Formula|
|Bowl||Captain’s Choice Copper|
|Razor||Wolfman WR2 SB 1.05|
|Aftershave||Thayers WH & PAA Mysterium Serum|
|Fragrance||Versace The d|
|Comments||A good shave with a great brush and razor. With the CC bowl and PK47 brush some incredibly rich, slick lather.|