I agree with you on the Commodore X2. It is one of my favorite brushes.Razor: Gillette New Type LC
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (0)
Brush: Simpsons Commodore X2
2 x XTG to a very smooth DFS. Been on a Simpsons kick lately, and I think I may found the perfect knot geometry, size and handle for my face-lathering needs. It was a little scritchy on its first use, but this little brush holds tons of water, makes tons of lather quickly, has just the right circumference, and paints very well without hogging lather whatsoever. A thin bit of stick film gave me 2 perfect passes with plenty left over for touch-ups in no time at all. The razor, blade, and soap are the usual rockstars. Great shave day.
As a side note, I have been taking my razor apart and cleaning it with Ivory soap and an old toothbrush after every shave. This brass razor has been used roughly 10 times since cleaning and polishing it with Flitz, and it is showing no sign of patina whatsoever. Love me some brass!
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