NOS Henkotsu Kamisori
2nd shave with the kamisori. Not usually an SR shave-day due to work but just unable to ignore the urge so woke up earlier to do this shave. Wow...no regrets! This kamisori handle & edge is so easy, smooth & comfortable in 3passes I was able to improve the results significantly from the 1st use to between bbs to dfs without any issues. The trick is in the angle...thoroughly enjoyed the session!
I woke up 1 minute past work o'clock today so the shave (2 days worth) got postponed to this evening. Nothing fancy but a decent result.
Hot towel, wash with Pears, then whipped up a really great lather with a Moka Express synth and OSP Peppermint and Rosemary (sample). Got the hydration bang on between cushion and glide, and the scent was good too. Painted it on till I looked like Marcel Marceau! Yet again I reached for the Baurmann, which seems to be my default daily choice unless I know it needs attention. I've kind of got comfy with it, whereas the Koraat demands more respect and time, so I save it for weekends. 3 passes, and a more than acceptable result. The shave is a bit more comfy after a couple of uses and some laps on leather. Was a bit harsh recently after I got carried away on the diamond progression. Reading around, I think I thoroughly overcooked it. Some folk say diamond feels harsh anyway, but ten laps on half micron is enough for a refresh. I absent-mindedly gave it about 40 on 0.5, then the same on 1/4 Mike and then again on 0.1 while listening to the Hotmetalette tell me about her day. I practically turned it into a microtome! Lesson learnt.
John Rawson 6/8 this morning, which I'd honed yesterday along with the W.Greaves. I started on the Naniwa 5k and progressed to the Shapton 30k (all with a light slurry), and seem to have ended up with a keen and smooth edge.