30/09/2015

SOTD 30/09/2015


Bulldog Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat & Edwin Jagger Black Fibre
Gillette Tech (Brass) & Treet Carbon (1)
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Brut Original Aftershave
Sung Homme EDT

Face Lathered
Two Pass - WTG & WTG (Slide)

It's my birthday! It's my birthday!

No, not my actual birthday but my shaving birthday. Just over two years ago, I joined a traditional shaving forum and precisely two years ago I took my first traditional shave with a Merkur 23C and the complimentary Merkur blade. Two years later and some 400 razors have passed through my hands! My present collection is just shy of 200, well over 100 being singled edge razors and another 40 being Gillette Techs, and that is what I decided to use tonight ...

Over the past few shaves, I have been enjoying a vintage Gem Damaskeene blade and most recently a Kai disposable with carbon steel blade, so that pack of Treet Carbon that has been sitting in my gifting pile was pressed into action.

All I have to say is: what a great shave!

Having had a good break from double edge razors and those thin blades, I did wonder if my technique might have been lost and whether I might wind up with a face full of weepers, but it didn't happen. Not even one. Gillette's Tech is, to me, their pinnacle razor and one which spanned some 50 decades from the '30s to the '80s and arguably beyond as the Sterling. It is a forgiving razor, mild, yet effective, letting the blade do its thing.

Enjoyed! You know what? I think I'll take another couple of shaves with this blade to see it out ...

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