Pre-shave: Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap, peppermint
Lather: Proraso eucalyptus and menthol soap
Brush: Turkish No7 horse hair brush
Razors: Merkur 39C slant-bar with a Personna Super Medical Prep blade and Feather Popular loaded with a Feather Hi-Stainless
Post-shave: Alum block
Friday the 13th might be an ominous day, but the peppermint and menthol made for a refreshing start today. The Feather Popular’s reputation seems to be correct: it is a very mild razor which seems able to properly tame the extremely sharp Feather blade.