Shave of the day, 3rd June 2021, Ginger’s Garden Special Blend (Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree)

Pre-Shave : Cold Shower, PAA Ice Cube
Bowl : Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
Brush : PAA Peregrino
Soap : Ginger’s Garden Special Blend (Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree)
Razor : Tatara Nodachi Cap + Masamune Base + RR’s SS UFO Handle w/Derby Extra Green
Post Shave : Ginger’s Garden Special Blend Aftershave Lotion
Others : Menthol in Salt Grinder


Shave 4 on the Derby Extra Blue vs Derby Extra Green (DEG) test.
This time I pulled an exceptionally good DEG blade as it fared better then the previous DEG blade, but still kind of tripped just before the finish line.

Shave again was extremely smooth but again when it came to the stubborn area of mine, you hear the audio feedback, you even feel the blade as it goes over your bristles but it still takes a few repeat buffing passes before the area is swept clean as opposed to just a pass or three + pickup

I am at this point pretty sure that Derby Extra Green and Derby Extra Blue are the same blades but something was tweaked in the process when they started selling Derby Extra Blues that gave the Blue versions a slightly better edge.

I still think that Derby Extra blades’ smoothness in a shave are in the same ballpark along with Gillette Nacets and PolSilver / Wizmet Super Iridiums but those two blades are very consistently higher by a notch in sharpness.

Also it’s been awhile since I posted some Lather Porn, and recently a topic came up about using “cheap lathering bowls”.
Can’t get cheaper than a $2 stainless steel mixing bowl that’s been given micro texture on the insides with elbow grease and sandpaper. 🙂

Results are as you can see, quite spectacular.

Stay safe
Stay sane
Stay happy!

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