The education continues! Thoughts and notes from today’s shave: I set up a spreadsheet to randomize my SOTD. For the month I have it limited to select between the Old Types only. Brushes rotate so the one I’m using is always dry Today was my first shave with the 98 I did something unique in it’s prep: I soaked it and used it. Radical, I know. A brand new boar olds markedly less lather. It barely held enough for four passes, but four is enough for my longest shave so no biggie Today was the second day in a row that Arko came up As much as I like Arko, using it more than one day in a row is going to require balm. What once was skin that I worked hard from being greasy, now gets overly dry in a hurry. Ah yes, aging. Dare I call Arko a young man’s soap? On the ongoing saga of the two Old Types: I took off the shim I’d made for Old Type 1 to make it more an apples to apples comparison. Even though the shim seemed to work, I decided that my logic as to why it worked is flawed. These razors don’t rely on blade gap but on blade exposure through the combs. No wonder they are such a different experience. These two razors are most definitely different. If there was any doubt, the fact that one “Made in USA” is mixed case and the other is upper case makes confirms it to me. Geometry is definitely different too. Old Type 1 has more arc Old Type 1 is slightly narrower from comb to comb Old Type 1 has less comb depth. So much so that Old Type 2 has more blade exposure than Old Type 2 I’d think all three of the above would make Old Type 2 more aggressive but it seems to be the opposite. The only thing I can think is that the longer comb tines over rides the greater exposure. Old Type 1 tines are rougher so it raking across my face. So tines themselves are responsible for some irritation. The thinner head of an short comb Old Type is a definite plus when it comes to shaping a goatee. There’s a lot less guessing as far as where the line should be.