Tools of the trade:
GEM stainless steel blade (8th and 9th use)
Speick shave stick (grated)
Vintage boar brush
I actually had prepared a video for today but when reviewing it I realized how badly I needed to clean the bathroom so I deleted it. Right now I am stuck on this blade and razor combo. Seeing how far it can be pushed so to speak. I started with my face after a good hot shower and scrubbed with Nivea Energy face scrub. I don’t talk about it much but I love this stuff and it’s cheap! Anyway, The brush tore into the Speick (which I didn’t soak this time) and in 15 seconds I had a mound of lather. This brush is brutal on soaps. The bristles were so stiffed that when I first started using it, it would actually poke holes in my face and cause bleeding. I trimmed the top hairs and it help quite a bit but now it doesn’t hold water much. I really want to re-knot this with new boar bristle. Where was I? Oh yes, I lathered the face and did a WTG/XTG pass first, then reversed and then a basic ATG with an angle on neck. I got BBS but I don’t think I can do it again. It was smooth but I had to use so much pressure to get it to cut. So face shaving with this blade is now out.
Re-wet the the head and lathered and started shaving it. Man it was easy! No nicks, no irritation and it didn’t cut me when I went over a pimple twice but it did give me the time of shave I prefer up there. I am just so pleased with that outcome that I plan on doing it again with the same blade, but just for doing the head.