Today's shave was really good. Soap Commander always performs extremely well for me and my skin type and today I went with their Purpose which was their bay rum scented line and it's no longer available. I also went with matching aftershave balm which also goes well with their Fortitude scent. I'm getting low on this one, but I have NOT hit the ring of death just yet:
My post is comfortable and pretty slick today but the razor did struggle a tiny bit, so I went ahead and stropped it 50 round trips on my soft Arkansas oil stone and then I did 10 on my nylon webbing, 25 on my scrub leather and 50 on my smooth leather. So I should be good for another 10 to 15 shaves before having to touch it up again. Hopefully by then I'll have a full set of stones. I also seen the the aluminum version of the Mongoose razor was available again. I'm going for the Above The Tie's Bamboo Single Edge which is roughly about an hour from me if I wanted to drive and pick it up.