Pre-shave: Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap, Lavender
Lather: Mike’s Unscented Soap
Brush: Vie-Long mixed horse-badger #14033
Razors: Merkur 25C open comb with a fresh “Treet Platinum” blade, Racer Safety Razor with a fresh “Racer Super Stainless” blade
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, alum block and Krampert’s Finest Experimental Menthol
First shave in quite a few days – being ill is no fun – and the first outing of two new razors. The 25C performed excellent as expected, having the same head as my 985CL travel razor. The Racer was a pleasant surprise, being a gentle-yet-aggressive razor performing better than the 3.75USD I paid for it would indicate.
Krampert’s Menthol – which I do sincerely hope he’ll be able to offer for sale when my sample bottle is used up – rounded off a really nice Monday shave on a muggy summer morning.