Soap: Mikes's Hungarian Lavender
Razor: 7/8 Hart
Honed: fresh off the JNAT
1st pass : WTG. This was my remove the handle bar mo pass. I have been looking forward to it since I started Movember. I selected the Hart for it's 1/4 grind to take care of the extra growth. The Hart dispatched the Mo smooth and clean.
2nd Pass: XTG ear to nose. No mo to stop my flow, so back to my normal stroke.
3rd pass: ATG.
Shave went well except for the square point bitting me. My focus was on the Mo removal and let the tip do it's thing. quick rub of the tip on the mirror and back at it I went.
Honing: This was my first shave with the Hart honed with a full nagura progresion on my JNAT. I have just aquired a Koma to make a full nagura set.
I think this is the best edge I have given a razor to date. I am one happy honer
Soap: Mike's soap is new to my rotation. It is leaving my face felling nice post shave. I got a few samples just wish I got one of each he has to offer but I think I will be back for more so will correct that later.
I tried looking for NZ made shaving soaps and to my suprise found three. It would be wrong for me not to try at least one.
May try this one from Global soap they state "Fresh spicy scent. With avocado oil & NZ clay. For a natural moisturizing shave – biodegradable."
I am leaning towards soaps as they give me good glide and leave my face just right post shave.
In the post is a TM 2 1/2 steerhide with handles.
Now AD's I have been throwing a bit of coin at my gear this year. Time to try and wind them in.
Did I just say I was going to try and wind the AD's in. Just about to order the Global soap today so may start that tomorrow LOL.