That looks like it's cool to learn.Razor: Wilkinson - Pall Mall (7 Day Set) 1905
Blade: Wilkinson - “Special” Wedge Blade
Brush: Spiffo - Alezeh (High Mountain White SHD-Fan) 26mm
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Squadron - Empire
Aftershave: Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion
Today is the start of a two week shaving journey.
For good or bad I’m taking my Pall Mall 7 day set for a spin. I only shave every other day, so it will take me two weeks to complete. I don’t think the blades had ever been sharpened, so I reset the bevels and honed them myself. Each blade may shave a little differently, but will give me insight on which blades may need a little extra work.
After honing I did a little leather stropping before the shave.
The shave went well for a first “get acquainted” outing. I couldn’t obtain a BBS, especially under my nose and chin. No nicks or cuts, pulling or tugging, but just could not obtain full smoothness. I didn’t want to scrub too much until I know what this razor is all about. The next shave with a different blade may reveal clues.
You can set the angle (tilt) of the head. I tried a few angles, but went back to 90° until I get used to it. I know the later Pall Malls have an adjustment screw to custom set the blade gap.
In spite of not getting as close of a shave as I was hoping, the process was smooth and comfortable. The odd looking safety bar/comb with a screw like thread on it actually rolls across your face. I really liked that.
I’m looking forward to my next Pall Mall shave. Let’s see how the Friday blade treats me.
Before I put today’s blade away, I gave it some quick licks with 3k-8k and 12k stones...just for good measure.
It’s what keeps me attracted to the whole wet shaving hobby. This is how people shaved everyday 100 years ago, like today’s people shave with cartridges today. They weren’t cavemen, just regular people like you and me…so how hard can it be?That looks like it's cool to learn.
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