Tuesday, November 2, 2010
A Gillette Single Ring (1918) can be an aggressive razor. So today it was used with a feather light touch with a new Red Personna. The old Coates cream takes a lot of beating - one of four Coates pots I still have left. The New Forest 2202 brush has a loft set at 55 mm. At that height it retains adequate backbone and delivers a great face lathering experience. I think perhaps we enthusiasts sometimes place too much emphasis on the need for short lofts. Two band brushes can probably work well over a wide range of lofts from 45 to 55 mm.
The ridged bowl in the background remains one of my favourite accessories.