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Why i had such a hard time the first two shaves with the Charcoal will stay an unanswered question, with a little attention it shaves like a dream, but the right angle is rather narrow. The new brush was great to use, i thought 30 mm would be to big, and probably to soft, but the way the knot is placed (deep) gives some extra support and backbone that otherwise would be to soft for my taste. Great lathering resulted, although the Shamrock Tweed did not keep its great dry smell for long as a lather. some parts of the complete smell went missing. Not a bad soap, not a great soap, rather to timid in scent for my taste, i hoped the dry smell would stand up when water was added, alas, it did not.
As the shave resulted in a BBS shave but not much scent left, i decided to go old-style this Sunday, some Tabac was used.
After a long hot bath with some Larch&Lavender bathfoam, I had to continue the lavendertheme so that's where the choice of soap came from. The Shavemac D01 is a dream to use. It just keeps getting better it seems.
The Pils has definately proved itself one terrific razor. Make sure the edge of the cap and the safetybar both touch your face and effortless very effective shaving happens automatically. Very impressed. Very happy with this razor.