Disinfecting Straights:

Now that I'm back to using straight razors again after last Wednesday's nasty cut, I thought I'd take the time to show you how to use Barbicide on straight razors without fully submerging them. I use the mouth of the Barbicide jar as a razor stand to keep the scales dry and to make sure that the scales remain dry:


And to make sure the entire cutting surface comes in contact with the Barbicide, I use a little extra water when I mix up a batch:


I can't stress enough that the pins and scales MUST remain dry because if they don't, that razor will rust out. Remember if you take care of your equipment, it will take care of you.

Optimism & The Track 2:

Today's shave was excellent. Possibly one of my best shaves of all time. For today's brush, I went with my Omega 10049 Professional...