I had the same issue with my Karve yet not the Hone, very odd. I won’t if it’s something to do with how they are finished/coated?Prep: Face wash with Nivea face wash
Razor: Karve - Brass C plate
Blade: Astra SP (3)
Brush: Razorock Barber 24mm
S Cream: Truefitt & Hill No 10
Post: Baxter of California ASB
This is the last week with the Karve and I don't think it's going to find a place in my den. Not going to keep it. And the decision has nothing to do with the performance. It's to do with the build material. I have already decided aluminium is not for me and I think brass joins this category. Of course not for the same reasons as brass has a good weight to it compared to an aluminium counterpart. Brass is just too metallic for me. Somehow reminds of a penny coin taste.
Today's shave was no different than the rest - smooth and efficient. Pleasantly surprised by T&H shaving cream. A very easy to obtain dense lather hence with great cushioning qualities.
Wishing you all a great weekend ahead!
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I'm one step behind you @culcreuch . I'm trying to give them the benefit of the doubt as my first impression was good. However my most recent batch from Bigdealsmart was decidedly average. And don't forget, I even like TigersUnusually for me.....the London Bridge is a blade I have rejected