16/08/2014

SOTD 16/08/2014


Billy Jealousy White Knight Daily Facial Cleanser
Tabac Shaving Soap
Kent Infinity Silvertex
British Bakelite Razor
PermaSharp Super [2]
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Witch Hazel Splash
Tabac Aftershave Lotion
Tabac Eau De Cologne

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & XTG

I like razors with a large blade gap. I like that gap to be more than one millimetre! I like adjustable razors on wide open. I like Frankenrazors that give a huge gap.

This razor was a curious purchase. I've no idea who made it, when it was made or any other details about it - I have scoured the usual sourced, but come up empty. It's a bakelite razor in a bakelike or melamine box. The box is just too long for bakelike Gillettes, regular Gillettes and so on ... custom sized for this razor?

Upon loading a blade, the gap was evident - a yawning millimetre, or so. There was also a slight, barely noticeable, but slight bias on the presentation side to side. Great! I love it when razors do this because I have one side for the first pass and one for the second - the greater presentation for that first clearing and the lighter for the second pick-up pass.

The PermaSharp really came into its own in this razor and raised my opinion of the blade considerably.

First pass was good enough. Barely skimming and leaving this blade, unrestrained to do its thing ... it did. I made a second pass to pull a baby smooth shave.

Strong!

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