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What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

Half a shave.

This thread gave me a hankering for a Japanese SR shave. I have this in the honing queue:
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A quick test with just the 12k finish hone and the balsa progression did not revive it.

Backup:
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My only shave ready Japanese steel, Nichiri 300 Manaslu. But what is with this marking on the reverse?
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I'd fooled around with the Super Cross 1000 Super Doll for so long I got in one Manaslu pass and was hustled out to the car with just an SAS. Bedtime second shave with my Mingoose finally smoothed things up. Good night, all!
 
Torrey 6/8
Pacific Shaving Company
SOC Boar

For now continuing with my post-FFFMM practice - try to use each razor 2 days in a row to up the familiarity. That said the Torrey got me thru 3-passes with no irritation or cuts on Day 1. Am I beginning to have a change of heart about favorite grind? The Torrey is very hollow, feedback much more audible than recent choices. I like the noise, but the shave did not seem as close as I have gotten from recent stiffer blades. Anyway, this is the point of the new rotation, it will get another shot tomorrow! :)

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RAZOR: Comoy's of London 6/8"
CREAM: Derby
BRUSH: Zenith 208 with Best Badger knot
STROP: Dovo double sided hanging leather
AFTERSHAVE: CK Escape
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First time using Derby and it was a cracker of a shave. Derby, Arko's cousin, makes a rich slick cushioning lather that gave an awesome shave.
 
RAZOR: Comoy's of London 6/8"
CREAM: Lea
BRUSH: Jack the Barber synthetic knot
STROP: Dovo double sided hanging leather
AFTERSHAVE: YSL Korous
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OPPS! Looks like I never pushed the post button on yesterday's post. Lea was a good soap and will make an excellent travel stick along with the synthetic brush and Chinese blade.
 
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