Cream: TOBS - Jermyn Street
Razor: 7/8 Joseph Ellot
Honed: 4 weeks ago - 1 week of shaving
HHT: not done as I only do this at honing or pasted strop.
AF: Tabac spalsh
today I tried using 50/50 hot tap water and boiling water for my scuttle. lifted the temp of the lather just a bit, but I needed to add a few drops of water to the bowl to remix inbeteen passes.
todays shave was very enjoyable. 6 days of using the Joseph Ellot and the edge is as good as fresh off the hone.
it would have been 7 days of use but I felt a bit crook yesterday morning, was not going to shave at all but changed my mind in the shower deciding a DE shave will do for today. applied my same save routen but with a DE - Mergress. nice shave BBS and not iritation.
This is my 1st DE shave since taking up SR shaving at Christmas. it Is good to have it there as a back up but there was no life to the event, boring very boring shave indeed.
back the the straights. my shave today was good enough that I don't feel the need take the razor to the pasted strop just yet (6 shaves so far).
this could be because I have adjusted my stropping tension just a little bit less. hard to decribe but I held my to what I would concider taught i.e. tight pull but not trying to pull out of the wall. Have noticed the strop has streched a little in the 4 months of use and although this is normal for leather I am not sure it is for using a strop. so have tried giving just a little bit of slack, so far so good, no rolled edges and razor is good to go after stropping.
in the post: nothing.............. sniff sniff - may have to correct that in the the next few weeks with a puck of MWF.