Oh wow what a great shave I got this morning. SteamBath Factory was up next in my rotation and I only have their Jack Frost scent which is a sweet vanilla and mint scented croap. This one will take forever to finish off because it doesn't take much at all to make a lather and the fact that I've had it for nearly a year and haven't even come close to the half way mark says a lot. Aqua Velva's classic ice blue aftershave goes perfect with this product:
The stropping technique I posted yesterday worked extremely well. There was no tugging or pulling like there had been before and it removed that harshness that the synthetic stones tend have. I got another BBS shave again. Even my aftershave didn't burn when I applied it. The Arkansas oil stones win hands down because both this razor and the Gold Monkey were tugging and pulling something fierce before I did that touch up on the Soft Arkansas oil stone. Now in terms of the Gold Monkey, I'll know for sure tomorrow when I shave with it. But the stropping technique did work on my Gold Dollar 208 which is awesome.