Saturday, December 17, 2022

A Leaf Twig Shave

I've been asked by a few people if I could not use my Occam's Razor and just please use the Twig Leaf. So today I did just that. I wanted to do it from the standpoint of preparing the DE blade, loading the razor, and then setting it up to shave.

I've done an unboxing for the leaf a year ago and ever since then people always ask me about it. I'm not really sure what the mystery is all about. Maybe it's the crazy way the Twig opens up the first time you do it can be a head-scratching experience. The reason for the excessive turns to open the razor fully is that it needs to first raise the head plate so you can place a blade inside. It also moves the plate out of the way to make it easier to do. This is why twisting to open is a longer process than say a normal DE butterfly razor.

When shaving with this razor I am not happy with the small area it covers with each stroke. The single edge I normally use has a blade at least 3x larger in length which provides a greater shaving area thus finishing quicker with fewer strokes.

As far as closeness goes it did an ok job but in comparison still falls short of my Occam's razor and this has nothing to do with shaving soap or blades since I use the same Personna Blue in all my DE razors I know what to expect.

In today's shave, I used Spices from the sea which for me has a wonderful old spice-like scent. I've been told that it's pretty much spot on.

That's all I have for today
I hope everyone will be enjoying family and friends during the holiday season
As always be kind to one another
Don Youngner
Wet The Face

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