Endurance, Jinhou & DE 89:

Today's shave was OK. The Endurance shaving soap and aftershave balm saved today's shave. This is Soap Commander's vintage Old Spice scented line and it's simply amazing. If you don't have this soap in your shave cave, then shame on you. I've got just about a sample's worth left from my tub. This the 1st Soap Commander product I ever bought:


The first couple of passes was with the Jinhou and they were OK. But after the 3rd pass, I switched to the DE 89 seen below and it wasn't too good either. Just had enough for an extra with the grain pass on this DE blade:


So a new blade is going in the DE 89, and I will be doing a full honing session from start to finish using ALL of my stones. Post shave feels pretty good. Not quite cleaned up on the very bottom of my chin area as I would like it to be but still socially acceptable.

Pipe Smoke & The Mach 3:

Man oh man what a great shave 😀. For today's brush, I went with my RazoRock Plissoft 24 mm synthetic  which is now my new "go to&...