- Pre-Shave : Shower, PAA Cube
- Brush : PAA Peregrino
- Soap : Mitchell’s Wool Fat
- Razor : Tatara Nodachi w/RR Stainless Steel Handle w/Super-Max Diamond Edge Super Platinum Blade
- Post Shave : Lustray Blue Spice
Still want that “Blue-Spice” scent and went with “The Fat” today. Its scent is very reminiscent of Palmolive’s Fern scent only slightly milder, you can layer on any Aftershave and it won’t interfere.
Lustray’s take on the “Blue Spice” scent is actually quite good and is a pleasant surprise for those looking for something similar to the now defunct Floid Blue.
As for The Fat, I think grating it into a bowl, blooming it with just enough water to form a thin layer on top and then using that bloom water along with a damp brush to lather up, is probably the best thing I have done to get The Fat to give me that thick cream lather.
Had to load heavy, and face lathered but, whoa!
Thick, very slick lather indeed. Its however, not perfect as it still dissipates somewhat. But it has been the creamiest I have made with The Fat so far.
Went with the default Nodachi today to see how the Super-Max Diamond Edge performs in it.
What I looking for is if the blade, with the positive blade exposure, will feel less smooth, drag or peel off more skin layers than I’d like.
Blade didn’t disappoint.
Still very little resistance when it comes to taking growth off, you barely feel the blade slow as it shears off bristles and as far as I can tell, it is as smooth as a corked Feather. I’d still think the Bic still holds a smoother shave for me but these blades are definitely in the “very sharp and smooth” bracket of blades.
True glass, “I keep touching myself” BBS shave.
Finished with the Lustray AS and am really happy with how it smells.