Razor: Marshall-Wells 5/8 Boker straight
Brush: Yaqi Synthetic
Soap: Uncle Jon’s Leather
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

#samplesaturday it is a cool and dreary day here today so I wanted something bold to combat the mood. I pulled this sample of Uncle Jon’s leather. The smell of this is bang on, it is like walking into a fine leather store, picking up a new leather jacket and wearing it home. Straight forward and to the point. I really liked it, and it lathered up like a dream. Just a bit of water in the Yaqi synthetic and the Thirsty Badger lather bowl made short work of creating a beauty lather, dense and slick.

I continued on my straight razor training with this 5/8 Boker. I’m fairly certain it is an early 1900s straight with carved celluloid scales. Extra hollow silver steel. Nice and sharp. 2 pass with no irritation and 1 tiny nick. No worries at all. Pulled out a DE just to do a small cleanup. A great shave to start the weekend.