Pre-shave: Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap, orange
Lather: Col. Conk Bay Rum shaving soap
Brush: Prosaro boar bristle brush
Razors: Merkur 39C slant-bar and Parker 22R, both with Personna Super Medical Prep blades
Post-shave: Alum block
It’s amazing how much water the lather can hold – and how quickly it whips together. The shave was my normal two pass – one WTG using the slant and one XTG with the 22R. I did do a ATG on the lower part of my neck – time will tell if that was too ambitious; the alum stung a bit more than usual down there when I slide it across my face after the last rinse.