That bloom is bigger than my freakin head!Well from the land of mild in the AS-D2 to wild in the Blackland Dart. Both stainless steel beauties to behold but at either end of the shave scale when it comes to “aggression”. Yes, we all have opinions on this topic and this is my opinion...the AS-D2 is mild and comfortable the Dart is not so much. Technique calms this beast as does blade choice and you will be rewarded with a super, super close shave. You will however be quite aware of your shave especially if you lose focus.
Wanted to try something different today and reached for the minty goodness of Sapone di Paolo Menta. All spearmint goodness with a touch of menthol in there. Now known as “eleven” the soap is wonderful and the scent strong. Wish I had a few more of these.
Got through three lovely, leisurely passes and was indeed rewarded with a BBS finish. The dolphins scream alright but it’s in submission! I love this razor and it is beautifully made but it is a beast. I am thankful I honed my technique with a Muhle R41 before getting this one. Enjoy your shaves! Stay safe!
Rating: 5 / 5
Razor: Blackland Dart
Blade: Gillette Rubie Platinum
Brush: RazoRock Chubby Extra - Silvertip Badger 27.5mm knot
Lather: Sapone di Paolo Menta
Aftershave: Sapone di Paolo Menta
B.I.G. Co. Alum Block
Armani Acqua di Gio
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