Razor: Gem Micromatic Bullet Tip
Blade: Gem Personna PTFE SE
Brush: Copper Hat synthetic
Soap: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Black Bot
Aftershave: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Black Bot Splash
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

A few new pieces of hardware made it’s way to the den this week.  I’ve been excited to try this beauty since it arrived.  This *gem* of a razor is the Gem Micromatic Bullet Tip.  It is a gorgeous little razor.  It has a bit of a gold shimmer to it so I don’t know if it used to be solid gold styling with some plating loss, or if the look is by design.  The styling sure works for me.  It is a twist to open top which is unique as well.  I typically don’t care for TTO razors but this just feels solid.

I was very surprised with how mild this razor was.  As such, it wasn’t super efficient.  I did get a nice clean shave but I definitely needed a full 3 pass shave to clean up.  I can also tell it is a new to me razor, I had a few weepers in my typical trouble spots.  I’ll see how the next few shaves go to give a final thought, but I’m really happy to have this vintage razor in the den.

Software today was PAA Black Bot….. I don’t need to say a lot about it as I’ve covered it before.  I love this set.  Vintage musk.  Put this on your acquisition list 🙂



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