05/01/2014

SOTD 05/01/2014


Routine

Hot Towel
T&H Ultimate Comfort PSO
SuperMax Shaving Cream
Pure Badger 23mm
Gillette Super Adjustable 'Black Beauty' T1
Gillette Super Platinum (Black) [4]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse, Alum Wash & Witch Hazel
Old Spice Aftershave Lotion

Technique

Bowl Lathered
Three Pass - WTG (9), XTG (5) & ATG (3)

Impression

First shave with my beautiful birth year razor and I was not disappointed. I bought this razor from an online friend who described it as "mint", a description which I consider understated ... this is a flawless razor! The click of the adjuster and that final quarter turn clamp down, just beautiful actions.

I have been a little underwhelmed with the performance of the Gillette Super Platinum (Black). Indian made, I found them not at all smooth and perhaps a bit schizophrenic, nicking with light touches, yet not cutting without pressure ... but, today, I think I've found its perfect partner.

Beginning my shave with the razor wide-open, just to see, it whisked the lot away without effort. Dropping down to somewhere in the middle for a cross the grain pass and then down to low figures for a final pass against the grain, I love this razor.

It's up there ... certainly a top three double edge razor in my collection.

The shave? Perfect, flawless and very smooth indeed verging on my best yet.

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