Czech In The Mail

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I tried the Tiger in the ATT with the H Plate this morning and again was pleased with the performance , maybe not as smooth as some but certainly still a pleasant shave, in fairness to the Tiger this Razor is a bit finicky about blades anyway and all but a few feel a bit scratchy in it.

I really like the Tiger in the Karve and Rocca.
 
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Today, a Tiger blade in a Seygus V2 Zeppelin (0.5/0.7), with the dwindling supply of OSP Bay Rum.

The Seygus is a much "milder" razor, but the Tiger blade performed very well. It's smooth and sharp, and very different to the Tatra. It'll be interesting to see how one does in a more "aggressive" razor, such as Timeless .95.
 
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A great shave with the Tiger today. Unsurprisingly, the correct alignment helped considerably! I thought the blade might struggle on the first pass with 2 days growth but it quickly smoothed out and the the their pass (ATG) was effortless. Rocking a face feeler finish now.

Logically I should now see how long this blade lasts but I've chucked it so I can give the Tatra a go next (locked, aligned and loaded in the Progress!).
 

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A great shave with the Tiger today. Unsurprisingly, the correct alignment helped considerably! I thought the blade might struggle on the first pass with 2 days growth but it quickly smoothed out and the the their pass (ATG) was effortless. Rocking a face feeler finish now.

Logically I should now see how long this blade lasts but I've chucked it so I can give the Tatra a go next (locked, aligned and loaded in the Progress!).
Be interested on your thoughts on the Tatra, Chris.
 
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After 1 day, I switched the Tiger blade into an ATT SB "R", and it produced an excellent 2-pass shave (with Wickham's Shangri La). The Tiger is a very noisy blade, which I guess may be in part down to its thinness. All in all, and speaking personally, the Tiger beats the Tara hands-down, but both need a little more attention than some of my other favourite blades.

Next up will be another Tiger in a RazoRock V4 aluminium Stealth slant, which should be a good test of how it performs in a lightweight slant.
 
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First outing with the Tatra today: SOTD

First pass was smooth but the blade struggled a bit on the third (ATG) pass. The alignment in the Progress was definitely correct so I can rule that out. The true test will be 48 hours growth on Sunday's shave.

NB: you'll find nothing useful on my SOTD link - just some sub-average amateurish photography by me!
 
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Today's shave (SOTD) has continued the use of these Czech blades in the Progress. The second shave with the Tatra was acceptable and I have a smooth finish. Based on my (admittedly limited) experience with these blades, I'm swaying towards the Tiger as my preferred blade of the two as it felt slightly sharper and smoother.

I'll give them both another run in a different razor in a few weeks and report back.

Off topic but I love the Merkur Progress!
 
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Today's shave (SOTD) has continued the use of these Czech blades in the Progress. The second shave with the Tatra was acceptable and I have a smooth finish. Based on my (admittedly limited) experience with these blades, I'm swaying towards the Tiger as my preferred blade of the two as it felt slightly sharper and smoother.

I'll give them both another run in a different razor in a few weeks and report back.

Off topic but I love the Merkur Progress!
Ive never tried any adjustable razor but there is a Merkur progress currently for auction on ebay...
 
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