Seven years ago I was trekking to Everest Base Camp from Lukla airport, it was 3 week trip with limited opportunities to shower let alone shave. The trip involved staying in tea houses and the morning cleansing ritual involved a single bowl of water being placed in my shared room in the morning which was used for a quick towel wash and a quick teeth clean with some water from a bottle. Three weeks later and I had substantial growth on my face and in those days I was a Mach 3 user and looking at the thought of dragging a clogged razor over my face filled me with dread (my current EJ double edge razor would have no such issue) . I was staying in Katmandhu for my final day in the Nepal so decided to take a walk to see if I could find a barber that I could get a haircut and shave.
What is the best shaving cream? There is a lot of it out there–the good, the bad, and the ugly. And shaving cream can be pretty important: it can make using a blade a pleasant, fragrant diversion or a painful, bloody chore.
Steampunk is a special edition shaving cream that was created for The Shave Nook shaving forum by Tabula Rasa in Germany. If you’re not familiar with the steampunk genre, think of it as a “retro-futuristic” science fiction or fantasy alternate reality based in the Victorian era (though sometimes it takes place in the American West) where steam-power is still in use. HERE is the Wikipedia entry if you want to delve deeper.