Friday, August 27, 2010
I had a change today and bought out a few old timers. The razor is a Gillette Single Ring 1918 - it's a light 50g open comb which is very aggressive and needs a very light touch. The brush is an old butterscotch, possibly a Simpsons, with a 19mm knot/ 38mm loft - a real face scrubber! And the soap remained unopened from the early 60s until given to me by a friend a few months ago. It's lovely stuff and there is no sign of deterioration. The brush sits alongside the Simpsons Astor for comparison.