Monday, August 6, 2018

Shave of the Day

Wild West two band badger, Local Gent Fields and Streams soap, Razorock MJ-90 razor, with a Rockwell Swedish Steel blade, Local Gent California Barber aftershave.

Two passes and some touch up, reasonably good shave, but not the level of the Rockwell/Astra combo.


  1. How many times do you typically use a blade?

    1. 5 to 7, depending on how they feel. Everyone's milage will differ a bit. Blades are cheap, so no real need to shave with a dull one.

    2. Like just now I used a brand new Derby blade in the Rockwell, and my face/neck is feeling abused, although the shave is very close indeed.

    3. Thanks, I just purchased the Rockwell and some Astra blades. Started to shave this way after your Astra/Rockwell post (bought all the items on Amazon except the synthetic brush) Great shave with only a little blood. Wife loved the smoothness. Makes you feel great also.