After a few months of occasional attempts to get a good shave with a straight, I've finally done it. The best BBS shave I've managed with any type of razor!
The razor was an old Bengal straight I bought for a few quid on eBay which I've honed up on an old double sided barber hone, also from eBay.
The cream was Taylor's Avocado, whipped into a frenzy with my B&B finest brush.
Everything seemed to fall into place tonight. It was my first shave for a few days after my only ever disasterous shave with a Feather in my HD. I think it must have been a duff blade as this was the third rough shave with it and this time it took chunks out of my neck!
I remember a post a few weeks ago about someone getting cleaner shaves after a few day's lay-off. Hmm?
Anyway, three fairly quick passes top to bottom, chin to ear and against the grain with the Bengal and it's perfect. Not a nick, not a missed bit under the chin!
I'm so happy...
Try everything in life except incest & morris dancing - Guy Warrack (1900-86).