Today's shave was great. I needed a Through The Fire Fine Craft fix very badly this morning so I pulled out my mixed version. Other than this container right here, I am completely out of Maria Arman's soap which I need to rectify as soon as possible. But first, I've got one more mail call for some Arkansas oil stones:
In terms of post shave feel, I got another "ice rink" with my Gold Dollar 208. But during the shave, I noticed that the Arkansas edge that my friend put on the 66 was much more comfortable and smoother than my 208 was which I will be fixing here pretty soon. The synthetic water stones may be more accurate in terms of grit, but to me they're more harsh to use compared to the natural stones. Of course this is just my opinion, but I have yet to see one person complain about the edge that a natural stone provides. Especially the Japanese natural stones.