@Satanfriendly - thanks; possibly the best review I have read of the OneBlade. I rarely use mine, possibly for the same reasons - an excellent razor in all respects - shaves out of this world, with next to no effort. However, while I want great shaves, it lacks the fun factor; often I want to put the effort in to get a great shave - possibly why I am enjoying the Pils 101 at the moment.The theme for tonight's 'am I glad to be back home' shave was 'The Shaving Book of Genesis'
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Again a belated entry here, but with the football last night the rest of life could quite simply go to f@*k.
On the first day let there be - A razor - OneBlade Genesis V1
On the second day let there be - A blade - Kai FHS-10 (as Chesney Hawkes sang 'I am the one and only')
On the third day let there be - A soap - D R Harris Arlington (not to be confused with DR Harris Arlington as featured elsewhere)
On the fourth day let there be - A brush - Razorock 400 Plissoft
On the fifth day let there be - Something for afterwards - The Bath House Spanish fig and nutmeg aftershave balm
On the sixth day let there be - Something to spray after using the other something - The Bath House Spanish fig and nutmeg EDC
And then on the seventh day it was decided that a shave would be the order of the day. Hey, if you are going to have a rest then be clean, refreshed and feeling awesome. And then write a book about it. Or even a chapter in a big book.
It is always good to be back home and have choice. Working away as always been a way of life with me, but being a seaman there isn't really the choice of having choice and a restricted life style comes with the package. Similar to serving time, but as someone once said 'Going to sea is like being in prison except we can drown as well'. Thank my lucky (black)stars I appear to have avoided that fate to date.
It is always a pleasure to get back home, open the bathroom cabinet and think 'Mmmm, what is choice?' So on this particular occasion, being driven by a 'I'm a lazy sod' frame of mind it was going to have to be something easy, something quick, something efficient and something where I couldn't be arsed having to put too much effort in to. Indeed something lazy for the sod I am. Other than giving it all a big miss and deciding that may be our bearded brethren do have a very valid point, the weapon of choice was that stealth of the razor world, the OneBlade. Designed in an air base for keeping Grumman B-2 pilots well shaven without attracting the attention of enemy pilots.
Other than all that rubbish it just happens to deliver one secure and close shave with minimum fuss and maximum results. And it really does it all in a stealth like manner. Initial strokes have one thinking 'is anything happening here?', and by golly it most certainly is. After the pondering disappears one just gets on with the fact that something not happening actually is happening. The FHS-10 blade is absolutely fine and it has to be as there is naff all else. You remember that thing I said about choice? Well there isn't any.
Dr Harris Arlington certainly does a spiffing job with his shaving soap and the Razorock does an equally spiffing job of frantically whipping it up in to a brilliant lather. A superb duo worthy of the stage in an old music hall.
So a superb close 'how's your father?' shave and other than smelling as fresh as a Spanish fig I went away from the bathroom as smooth as a well oiled latex catsuit. Which goes a long way to say how I spend my spare time.
Be well chaps and may your shaves be equally as satisfying,. A great shave for a lazy sod on this particular occasion
As a finishing note. For all its minus points (no fun, too easy, too damn perfect etc etc) the OneBlade is very much a class act in the right context. It is not always the case that one wants to extend either the time and energy in to having a shave and this is where the OB really hits the spot. The idle man's razor. A very happy member of Satan's team shave and the original shaving sin.
The Blackstar amp? Because it's loud
Hope all goes well.
- QShave Futur clone (3)
- Triton R3 (6)
- NOM Black Fibre
- Chinese wooden shaving bowl
- The Bathhouse - Cuban Cedar & Lime
- Stirling - Margaritas on the Arctic After-shave Balm
BBS & DFS, quick and smooth, the Triton at it's end of life, into the blade bank. The Cedar & Lime is great soap, smells very nice also, buit for me it could have been a bit more punchy. That punch is now the MitA, love that smell, of to Hospital, a long long day ahead by four specialists..