Review of Pereira Shavery’s Baron’s Choice

As returning readers might recall, I have in the past reviewed several of the offerings from Pereira Shavery, a Portuguese maker of shaving soaps with activated charcoal and other shaving accoutrements. Recently I was lucky enough to receive a tub of Pereira Shavery’s latest soap; the Baron’s Choice. This soap is according to the letter I got with it intended as a less expensive soap than their awesome shaving soap with activated charcoal, the soap should be available for – and I quote the letter that came with the soap – “well below ten bucks”.

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Shave of the day 14th May

Razor: Tatara Masamune
Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless
Brush: Vie-Long #14033
Pre-Shave: The Lavish Gentleman Natural Strength Oil Cleanser
Lather: Mike’s Natural Soaps Hungarian Lavender
Aftershave: BullDog Sensitive Aftershave Balm
Additional Care: Alum Block, Gentlemen of Sweden Original Beard Oil, & Pereira Shavery Boomerang Beard Comb

Shave of the day 11th May

Razor: Tatara Masamune
Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M
Pre-Shave: The Lavish Gentleman Natural Strength Oil Cleanser
Lather: Pereira Shavery Orange Blossom w/ activated charcoal
Aftershave: Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Additional Care: Alum Block & BullDog Original Beard Balm

First shave report:

My initial impression that the Masamune is a mild razors is not far of the mark, it did a good job of taming the Feather blade – a blade I haven’t seen eye to eye with for a long time. The balance is good, handle provided me with a secure grip, and the design of the base plate and handle gives a reasonable large contact surface between the two while making sure no excess stress is placed on the threads.