Greetings all.....FWIW i figured i'd share todays shave experience. First off i tried the extra virgin olive oil trick as was spoken about in another thread. I used about a tablespoons worth in a seperate bowl. I loaded my brush with Poraso Green Tea & Aloe as usual, then mixed in the EVOO seperately. As was fortold, the lather whipped up nice and creamy. I then lathered up and shaved with my new Rotbart Extra-Mond which was loaded with an Astra SP blade with about 5 shaves on it. I finished off with a cool water rinse, applied a dab of Gillette after shave gel, and then completed the experience with some of the Captains bay rum AS....
Some overall observations: The shave was very comfortable and clean with minimal burn, no more or less than i usually experience though.
The Rotbart is a beautiful but somewhat heavy razor and i'm finding that i prefer a lighter head like my old Star has.
I like the Captains bay rum a lot
I think i'll reduce the amount of EVOO just a little on my next shave and see what, if any difference it makes.
I'm really having a lot of fun with the overall experience and wish to thank everyone, especially Whilliam for shareing their experience and knowledge so openly.....
Cheers from a new shaver.......rich