Razor: Gillette 1932
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.