Blade: Gillette Blue
Brush: The Art of Shaving Pure Badger
Soap: Soapy Bathman Lumberjack
Aftershave: Stirling Soap Mountain Main
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl
#samplesaturday Tough night. our little guy was up with the stomach flu 🙁 Everyone is down for a nap right now so I’m taking the opportunity for a quality shave. I grabbed my vintage Gillette 1932 today. I had a hot shave late in the day yesterday (thanks Barber Harder at The Barber Corner) so I wanted something mild just in case I might get some irritation (I didn’t). This razor is so mild I’m sure you could do 10 passes with no soap and still come out all right. I went for the woods today. I pulled the Soapy Bathman Lumberjack. I typically find the wood scents can be over the top, but this one had the perfect balance. It had a nice sweet note to go with the woody earthy vibe. Performance was fantastic. I got a perfect lather with a new Thirsty Badger lather bowl I was testing out. We put a load spot in the center of the bowl for putting the sample on. It worked great, I didn’t get sample stuck in any of the lather grooves and the bowl did most of the work. Another success. 3 passes and loads of lather left. Shave was going so well and I was o-so-close to the perfect shave, I hit one more pass. Beauty, BBS, the perfect shave! A splash of Stirling Soap Mountain Man to finish off a perfect shave. Happy Saturday everyone!
PS – watch for an upcoming post about my hot shave experience at The Barber Corner.