Sounds like an interesting soap! Cold is good!Sunday, 8/2:
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Razor - Tatara Masamune OC
Blade - Feather
Brush - Some Making Required "Purple Galaxy" 26mm Maggard SHD fan
Soap - Noble Otter Northern Elixir
A/S - Noble Otter Northern Elixir
That was an assault on my face. Not by the razor: by the soap and splash. Oh my God! So freaking cold! @Jgreenepa , if you haven't used this stuff yet, I feel like you'd love it.
First, the brush, a BST pickup, is great. Philip at SMR always makes outstanding handles with great grip, and this one is no different. It's so ergonomic; your hand basically locks into it, a lot like a Grizzly Bay. I've become a big fan of the Maggard SHD knots, too. They just seem to check every box for me. This one is set a little higher than some of my others, so there's a little more splay, but still very nice backbone. Just great.
The soap uses menthol instead of a synthetic coolant, so the effect was immediate as I applied the lather, unlike Orbit which built up slowly. The lather was excellent, nice and creamy and shiny, and excellent glide. Applying the lather for the second pass was incredibly cold, and then the cold water splash at the end was a SHOCK. The coldest shaving sensation I've ever felt; it was borderline painful. Then, the splash burned like a son of a gun. It was just about too much, but-- I kinda liked it! I will definitely go again.
The blade was a fourth-use Feather, which for me is when the performance starts to diminish, and the shave wasn't quite as close as yesterday, but only off by a hair. Still excellent, what a shave.
Thanks for the recommendatio, but I shave with MWF 95% of the time. i‘ve never found a better soap for post shave skin feel in almost two and a half decades of use. 6 drops of M-Bomb really cools down the lather and i still get to use the soap I love! I also really like Nancy Boy Signature for the same reason.Try it, my friend! Pretty basic eucalyptus-mint scent, but so cold and so refreshing!
Yeah, it is pretty hard to beat Mitchell's.Thanks for the recommendatio, but I shave with MWF 95% of the time. i‘ve never found a better soap for post shave skin feel in almost two and a half decades of use. 6 drops of M-Bomb really cools down the lather and i still get to use the soap I love! I also really like Nancy Boy Signature for the same reason.