Another from the Lord family, made in Eqypt. This time one of their higher end blades.
1st blade > 1st shave
Speick Men Shave Cream
I was able to build a lather very quickly, and got plenty for two passes and touch-ups. The blade was smooth throughout, and I didn’t pick up any nicks or irritation, even with a good amount of work on some areas. The end result was good, and it managed to clear some of the areas I usually struggle with, although I did end up with a couple of patches on my neck. It wasn’t quite BBS, but it was close. A good shave rather than a great one.
1st blade > 2nd shave
RazoRock King of the Castle Lavender Artisan Shaving Soap
Lather quantity wasn’t a problem, I had plenty for two passes and touch up. It left good slickness behind after each pass too. The blade was smooth, but I did pick up a pair of nicks, though they sealed themselves before I was finished. I did have to do a more-than-usual amount of touching up. The result was a little patchy, especially on my neck, but practically BBS on my cheeks and top lip. A very good shave.
2nd blade > 1st shave
RazorRock XX Artisan Shaving Soap
The blade was smooth WTG, but when I changed direction I could feel it scraping a bit, though nothing serious. I was a bit overzealous touching up, which resulted in multiple nicks, all confined to my top lip, along with some irritation. Despite the extra work, the finish wasn’t perfect, with the odd patch, but it was generally very smooth and close to BBS over much of my face.
2nd blade > 2nd shave
Truefitt & Hill Rose Shaving Cream
The blade felt fine, but I picked up multiple nicks, some significant. I did a good amount of touching up, but was still left patchy and while it was quite smooth WTG, ATG certainly wasn’t BBS. That may have been down to the average amount of slickness from the lather and the fact that it started to break down during my second pass and touch up phase. A bit of an average shave overall.
2nd blade > 3rd shave
Haslinger Sheep’s Milk Shaving Soap
I detected some tugging when I switched to ATG, but nothing to cause a wince. Despite a lather I felt was disappointing, I didn’t pick up any nicks or irritation either. I was a bit wary during touch up though, with not a lot of lather to use, which resulted in a patchy finish, though limited to the usual trouble spots (neck, jaw, corners of mouth). It was generally pretty good though, with a couple of places stepping into BBS territory. A good shave.
2nd blade > 4th shave
Vulfix Old Original Sandalwood Shaving Cream
I didn’t notice much tugging this time, but it certainly took more effort, and more tries, to remove my stubble. That meant I picked up a few nicks, some that re-opened before I got to apply some balm. The balm helped lessen the irritation on my top lip. For all that, the shave was generally close with only a few patches, limited to the usual trouble spots. My cheeks were close to BBS, as was much of my neck. So not a bad shave, but perhaps one too far for this blade.
Generally very good performance from a reasonably sharp blade, but I still had to do a fair bit of touching up each time to get the desired result, and more than once that earned me a handful of nicks. It left me with a largely smooth finish but this wasn’t enough to propel it into the top tier for me. Can be had for a good price too, which is another bonus.