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Joseph Rodgers 13/16 near wedge, and day 5 of 7 using the Veg.

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We'll file today under "all's well that ends well." I had the Dahlgren up to bat for frameback Friday, but the edge felt a little off. So I set it aside and grabbed the shavette with a Feather Pro that had 3 or 4 shaves on it. Felt very nice and smooth. But...as I was doing my XTG pass on the chin, I noticed that it wasn't taking hair off. At all! Did another quick swipe ATG under the chin and it took a few but left most of it untouched. No, the blade wasn't loaded backwards, I checked 😆. I guess I expected some tugging but it was just happily sliding right over the hairs.

So I grabbed a fresh blade and all was right with the world again. Super close, a little blood, everything you'd expect from a Feather Pro.

Stirling Haverford and Clubman SR for the smellum.
 

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We'll file today under "all's well that ends well." I had the Dahlgren up to bat for frameback Friday, but the edge felt a little off. So I set it aside and grabbed the shavette with a Feather Pro that had 3 or 4 shaves on it. Felt very nice and smooth. But...as I was doing my XTG pass on the chin, I noticed that it wasn't taking hair off. At all! Did another quick swipe ATG under the chin and it took a few but left most of it untouched. No, the blade wasn't loaded backwards, I checked 😆. I guess I expected some tugging but it was just happily sliding right over the hairs.

I was actually thinking about taking my Feather AC for a ride around the block - after using the AC for about two weeks, I ended up buying my first traditional straight and never ended up using the AC again.
 
6/8 Wester Brothers / Seaforth vintage soap / Redken Brews Shave Balm -- #23 Speaking of soap wanting to dry out, I used a little wetter lather, then stropped the razor and suddenly noticed what struck me as snow, but it was floating upward and around me! I dipped the brush tips in water and after several applications was able to get it to rehydrate and smoothen out, but some of the lather bubbles stayed aloft for a bit, which was odd (with I had the mind to snap a picture). First 3 pass SR shave--not bad results, but no where near great; needs work and something I'll probably only do on Fridays to carry through the weekend.
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I was actually thinking about taking my Feather AC for a ride around the block - after using the AC for about two weeks, I ended up buying my first traditional straight and never ended up using the AC again.
I picked up and began using the AC SS folding razor with Pro Guard blades around the same time I started using SR’s. It lasted about a half dozen shaves until I figured straights were my thing. It’s a decent tool and gets good results…just not my thing as far as feel and comfort are concerned.
 
All this shavette talk got me in the mood...
... to use my 1/2 DE Focus AL Slim today, with the intent to then put it into deep storage.
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Half of a well used Kai delivered yet another fine shave, so the Focus defended its turf and is back in the cabinet.

I bought this shavette to make me a better SR shaver. Instead, my SRs have definitely improved my technique with the shavette.
 
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