Pre: Proraso Red
Brush: Big Jock silvertip
Razor/Blade: Merkur Progress (3,3,1)/Astra (1)
Post: Alum and cold rinse.
Balm: 1912 classic
A very enjoyable 3 pass + cleanup shave for a BBS finish. It was a first outing for the Progress and I found that in combination with the Astra blade to be very smooth and much less aggressive than my Futur, yet giving the same close finish.
RAZOR: LaResche 77
BLADE: Wizamet Super Iridium
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with PAA’s Preshave Cube Soap
BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Thayers Lavender WH and finished with Fine Accoutrements Snake Bite AS Splash
A very Close & Comfortable shave with the GC-OC, also this Polsilver has smoothed right out.
BBS finish feeling and smelling really good.
I am now wondering if i have been replacing the Polsilver blades before they have had a chance to settle, my beard is Fine to Medium and this may have a bearing on the running in of the blades, i have always had a good finish from them, its just they did not seem smooth.
Enjoy your day All