I was humbled yesterday after using a Feather blade for the first time. In today’s shave needs to be a good shave. I need a comeback. I need to keep it slow and focus on my technique. I know the Feather blade is top quality and I’ve heard after one shave they can get better. Let’s see if I can get a good shave result this time.
Edwin Jagger DE89 Kelvin Safety Razor
Feather Hi-Stainless Platinum Coated Razor Blade (2nd shave)
Pre de Provence French Shave Soap
Semogue 1250 Boar Brush
Clubman Pinaud Styptic Pencil – Jumbo
Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm
This was a good shave, nice and close. The razor glided over my flesh with ease. OK, I’m impressed. This is one of the closest shaves I have had to date, and it was easy. I finished the shave with two passes, one with the whisker growth, and another across the stubble. Then a little bit of touch-up. I opened up a previous wound from yesterday that was on the edge of my upper lip. Nothing bad, but a little weeping. Everywhere else was solid. What a change from yesterday’s horror show.
The Pre de Provence shave soap was pleasant. It is a hard soap, probably the hardest I have used to date. I had to spend a little time loading my Semogue 1250, but I was expecting that. I probably could have used a little more product during the load as I had little left for my final touch-up pass. Thankfully, I didn’t need much touching up after the good shave this Feather blade gave me on the second try. I was able to achieve a passable face lather, but with a little more product I bet it could have been better.
The scent of Pre de Provance is on the mild side. It was somewhat sweet to start with a floral touch, then it shifted into a mild soapy scent to finish. The scent faded rather quickly post shave as I prefer. I’m looking forward to trying this soap again and putting a little more time an attention into loading the brush. Overall, this was a good shave.
Shave Rating System
Closeness = 4
Irritation = 3
Wounds = 4
Overall = 3.6 Pretty good shave
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