Thanks for all the great comments, emails, and feedback around my shaving ‘megapost’ i made previously. The Proraso italian shaving cream i’ve been using is quite good, however being as Knize make some of the world’s finest clothing, accessories, and fragrances—I was obliged to try out their shaving soap in a beautiful Knize-etched wooden shaving bowl.
The soap is great, lathers up quite nicely after about 40-50 spins of my brush, and goes on with plenty of smoothness. The smell, as with all Knize items, is simply fantastic. It’s pretty difficult to find Knize accessories in the US, however this soap along with other Knize items are currently available at Colonial Drug in Cambridge, MA. This, by the way, is a great shop with tons of other great Knize items in stock. The shave soap and the bowl are $45 and in stock.
There will be a day when I make it to the only standing Knize shop in Vienna; but for now, I will take what i can get and scavenge around for these little pieces of gentlemen glory.