SOTD 09/11/2013

I did not intend to shave this evening, but circumstances dictated …

… so, I picked a SuperMax Blue Diamond, a blade I really clicked with early on for being smooth. Not necessarily sharp, but smooth. I could shave with it and not really feel it. Since then, I've discovered sharp Russians … which I love, but I have 100 of these fellows and they're going to get used.

They're smooth …

I have the Merkur slant lend in my possession at the moment and I am curious as to what a simple daily shave with one with the grain pass might feel like. I noted that I thought it would work out well, but here's the proof.

It did ...

Not a fantastic shave, but good. Not great. Good.

Yes, slightly liquored up it might have been a seriously daft thing to do … well, it was, but I survived.


Hot Towels
Nanny's Silly Soap Ice & Slice
Pure Badger Brush
Merkur 37C HD Slant
SuperMax Blue Diamond
Hot Rinse
Cold Rinse
Alum Wash
Witch Hazel/Olbas Oil Toner
Brut Green Aftershave


One Pass - WTG


… the one standout product here is the NSS Ice & Slice. Cool, refreshing, healing and olive oil based. What a soap! Practically a post-shave treatment, too, just letting the cooling lather sit on my face.

Yeah, it worked out well and I got away with it. No weepers, no cuts, no issues.

One "with the grain" pass to strim off a day's growth. It feels nice. Not great, nice.

After my first run with this razor, I mused that it might make a great daily shaver with one single and simple pass for a decent cut.

It does ...

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