Chocolate Bourbon:

Today's shave was great but it could've been better if I had NOT hit the leather clasp at the top of my 3 inch black latigo strop while I was stropping yesterday and slightly damaged the edge which I've fixed. This soap is a PAA classic and should be in every shave arsenal. If you love chocolate and bourbon that was aged in a white American oak barrel that gives slight vanilla undertones, then you will love this soap. It's a chocoholics dream in my humble opinion. Now I did pretty good on the Norton 4/8K stone but both razors can definitely use some refinement. I only went to 8K ladies and gentlemen which is a mid level stone at best while everyone else is going to either a 10 and/or 12K synthetic water stone and some people even go to Japanese natural water stones or even Arkansas oil stones to finish up their razors which gives and ultra smooth shave. The "jnats" spoiled me quite a bit and I'd love to get those edges back. Right now I'm waiting on an insurance claim which could take a while before it could come through for me:


#5 of 2017:

Well all good things must come to an end. Say hello to my 5th soap that I've finished off in 2017. This one was really good and I'm...