Today’s Shave was with a Gem Micromatic, and very pleasant too with quite a decent finish. However, I am sure that the Original delivers a better finish, despite its undeserved overly aggressive reputation.
Razor: Yaqi Excalibur
Blade: Kai Titan Mild Pink , 6th use
Brush: Shedeleven Spalted Scottish Hawthorn AP Shave Co G5C 26mm Fan
Bowl: Captains Choice Copper Lather Bowl Standard Bowl
Preshave: Proraso Pre-Shave Cream Sensitive Cream
Soap: Stirling Shadow Orchid Puck
Aftershave: Tom Ford Black Orchid EDT
Balm: Baxter Of California Aftershave Balm
Additional Care: Osma Laboratoires Alum Block
This little razor is amazing, it’s been my closest shave in days and not a nick to be seen or issue to be had, just smooth shaving and a BBS finish that’s lasted for most of the day. I have decided I have a habit of under loading my brush and just a few seconds more over the last week of so has made the world of difference to my lathers. No idea why I got into the habit, I guess I didn’t know any better when I started out but since I’ve started using more it’s been great. Plus it’s not like I’m going to run out of soap any time soon!
Enjoy your weekend guys!
Another enjoyable week with teh Wilkinson Sword Hydro Advanced system, which I find the cartridge somewhat better (certainly at 10 shaves) than I do the equivalent Gillette which I think is probably the Fusion ProGlide. Having also found that I can simply remove the gloop pod bar from the cartridge is a real boon. I can enjoy my traditional soap and brush lather without it being affected by the gloop, which on these cartridges is abundant and very long-serving.
I'm going to roll on into the weekend with same soap, brush and splash, but bring in my Wilkinson Sword Sticky for a proper traditional shave. Naturally, the blade will be a (modern) Wilkinson Sword as well.
Pre - Hot washcloth & bloom water
Razor - Barbaros TR-2
Blade - Gillette 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
Brush - Restored Ever-Ready 150P 22mm Maggard 2- band badger
Soap - Fine Accoutrements Lavender Pour Homme Shave Soap
Post - Fine Accoutrements Lavender Pour Homme Aftershave Splash
The Hibernia is just delightful, I’m not scooping the soap out, I dived straight in with the brush, these soaps aren’t leaving the den! The 3rd pass was barely necessary but why not, BBS and with a lovely fresh and light scent.
Have a great weekend guys.