Vision & The 208:

Today's shave is my all time top shave. If you told me that I could only have one soap, aftershave splash and balm to use for the rest of my life, you are looking at my choice. I'm still praying and sending positive vibes towards the Seibert family. Vision is an incredible scent and post shave feel. It has an aqua, amber, and mint scent to it and there's no menthol in the soap but there is in the aftershave balm which is epic and puts the post shave feel over the top. I've tried dozens of both artisan and mainstream soaps and creams this still comes out on top every time:

The post shave feel of the Soft Arkansas is good and somewhat smooth, but can be much better. Yesterday's touch up session did smooth out the razor some but not a lot. As I learn more about this stone, I'm realizing that my initial thoughts were sincerely wrong mainly because it's NOT a fast enough cutter to set a bevel and it's NOT high enough in grit to be a finishing stone and would take much more time on it to make it shave ready than even my Norton combo stone will. So this will more than likely be my low to mid range stone after I set the bevel on a Shapton Glass 500 grit stone.

Asian Plum & The 430:

Today's soap and aftershave was phenomenal . Peter Charkalis if you are reading this, you hit a grand slam on this one. Wow what a soap...