SOTD 26/05/2014


Hot Shower
T&H Ultimate Comfort PSO
Palmolive Shaving Cream
Kent Infinity Silvertex
Microtome Kamisori
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
4711 Echt K├Âlnischt Wasser


Bowl Lathered
Three Pass - WTG, XTG & GTX/ATG


Phew! I made it! My first ATG with a straight ...

Lovely shave with the grain, cross the grain from the middle out and then on my third pass, it was a cross the grain but in the opposite direction from the outside to the middle including against the grain on my neck and around the round of my chin.

I got one nick. Very light, very minor and entirely down to the Mrs charging in and messing about with something. Eye off the ball for one split second and I got a very light nick on my cheek. No blood, but it will come up in a red line in an hour, or so. I've moisturised it. I should have salted it and made out it was some mensur scar.

The alum proved it a little rough, but smoother shaves will come with practice.

Positive and encouraging. I got a full and clean shave, something which I've been just a little shy of with straights so far, not quite daring that third pass. I love this Kamisori-style.

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