SOTD 25/09/2015

Bulldog Face Wash
Tabac Shaving Soap w/Muhle Silvertip Fibre
Henckels Rapide & CV Heljestrand
Hot Rinse, Cold Rinse & Alum Wash
Tabac Aftershave & EDC

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

I've got a very generous German chum, let's call him Robin, who kindly sent me a couple of Heljestrand "wedges". I say "wedges" since they're actually not wedges but like I always say when this top comes up, if it looks like a wedge and could be used like a wedge, well, it's a wedge. I'm not entirely sure what the grind is, but they're hollow ground to some degree.

Anyway, this generous gift deserved honouring and so I picked out all my German gear ...

Robin will be screaming at the computer screen now. "MAURER AND WIRTZ? (Spit)" ... I know, and he knows, there is a much finer German soap maker but today is Friday and God himself decreed that Friday is the day we use Tabac so who am I to argue with that? Tabac, it is.

Cracking shave! The blade, I gather is NOS and wanted little more than a good run up and down some leather. Yeah, I must confess that it was not as smooth as I had hoped in use, but the second pass with a slide was a real pleasure and delivered the smooth (feeling) shave that I wanted. Fun, too, to use the Henckels with a proper blade as I have used it with a modern GEM blade and that blade retaining catch just got in the way; certainly compared to the Wilkinson Sword Patent Roller Safety Shaver whose design was licensed to Henckels. I digress, but you know me ...

Tabac'd up to the eyeballs, I'm getting into the spirit of Friday night with a rum & Crabbies (note the order) and wishing you chaps all a superb weekend!

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