I use a safety razor and a best badger hair shaving brush from German Mühle - rather natty tools.
An important tool for building the perfect lather from the shaving soap is my pewter shaving mug. Beautifully crafted by English Pewter Company in Sheffield, England.
|A beautiful display I think.|
|Blades from Derby - smooth cutting edges serves me well as I am prone to irritated skin.|
|Arlington Shaving Soap from D.R. Harris & Co., London|
|The pewter shaving mug, the badger, and the razor are being warmed by running water while I moisten my face and neck.|
|Initial step of building the perfect lather is to rub the warm and moist shaving brush in circles on the shaving soap in the wooden bowl.|
|When the bubbles become smaller it is time to continue building the lather in the warm shaving mug.|
To anticipate your comments I do plan to get a proper razor like the one below from Cyril & Salter, but before taking the leap into stropping and open razors I would rather have some first hand experience with this from a professional like e.g. Erik Jacobsen in Aarhus, Denmark (www.barberen.com)
|Open razor from Cyril & Salter, seen at The Chap Shop|
In the 1990s ITV series production of P.G.Wodehouse´s Jeeves & Wooster, Jeeves attend to his duties preparing the grooming by filling the shaving mug with hot water from the bath tub.
|Jeeves prepairing the bath and the shaving|
|Badger, mug and soap. I suspect Wooster's mug to be Hallmarked as opposed to my pewter mug.|