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Razor - I was trying two razors I finished honing. So half of my face was the ABC razor. I'm almost done restoring it. The scales are wet sanded to 10k and without any polish they are like glass. Pictures really do not do this razor justice. The other half was a Mansalu. both razors were just ok. Not sure if it was the razor or if I do not have the lather right with this soap.
Strop - bakersfield barber supply strop. This is one of my favorite strops as it is from the city I was raised and still live in. It's cool to have this piece of the cities history.
Brush - @Graydog zebra wood with 24mm horsehair knot from Shave Forge. Good knot. Doesn't have a lot of backbone so used a hair rubber band to support it. Now it's a great brush.
Soap/aftershave - Blackship Grooming Captains Pipe soap and aftershave. Second time using this soap. I may just need to work with it to get it dialed in.
Feather DX & Schick Proline
APShaveCo. 28mm Silksmoke Winter
Stirling Gin & Tonic On The Rocks shave soap
Stirling Gin & Tonic a/s splash
Jimmy Choo Man Ice Eau de Toilette
Just got back from a 4 day getaway with the Misses up by Lake George, NY. Had 4 days growth to work on and decided to use the Feather DX that I acquired recently off of the b/s/t. Slid in a Proline and the stubble had no chance. The Feather DX is a delightful shaver with good balance and feel. Nicely weighted SS head and cutting whiskers was like a hot knife through butter. Should have bought one years ago. Yes, it’s that good and I’d recommend it to a straight shave newbie in a heartbeat. Just grab a guarded blade to start out and away you go into the world of straights. My first go with the Stirling mentholated soap & splash and it was a winner. Super nice lather with slickness to spare including a real good mentholated chill affect on the face with the splash being the cherry on top. Good stuff. It’s good to be back home. A wonderful evening and shaves to all....
Tue 30th SOTD Soap RazoRock XXX 1st Use Bowl Red Nubs Brush Yaqi 26mm Rainbow Razor Gillette Red Tip Blade Polsilver Super Iridium 3rd Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Polo EDT
3rd of RR Soap/Croap tested. Save this for last. Yes...! Scent is nice, stronger than previous 2 but hmmm...still abit mild for my nose. The lather...another WOW! Easily worked up with brush in bowl. Thick, creamy and reasonably slick. Conclusion from all RR 3 soap/croap...lather quality is good but scent is too mild for my nose!
Shave with razor paired with blade is very comfortable. Smooth, sharp and hardly feel any blade. 3 multiple passes without any issues. Between BBS to DFS result. Rating 9.5/10