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    +1 for the Merkur 34c HD. After years of flymo razors - King of Shaves, Gillette etc - I'm a fully fledged DE convert. I do get a closer and smoother shave with fewer passes, blades are pennies, and I really enjoy the cream, lather, brush routine.

    Edit: And almost a year later, I have a Gillette Aristocrat Junior, New, Old Type, Slim Adjustable, Tech, a Weber Polished as well as my Merkur 34c!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    When one does not have a seven-day set of straight blades, nor the leisure to shave in a meticulous fashion--nor have a valet to strop and oil the blades, the best thing is the trusty Mach 3.

    This is used, of course, with a tub of Trufitt and Hill shaving cream.

    *Gasp!" This is HERESY!

    I agree.

    Yes, I have an el cheapo Feather Double-Edge Razor which I occasionally use when I'm not in a hurry.
    Hurry? Make that a most tranquil, languid mood-- preferably with a Bach violin concerto playing in the background.

    But a great tub of cream and Mach 3 does it just as well or better- and I don't have to worry about 'my shaving technique.'
    Otherwise what I save by not buying any modern blades and going with DE is spent on styptic pencils, witch hazel, first aid antibiotic ointments, adhesive band-aids,, etc.

    Yes, I do have both a badger and a boar brush. The latter for soap--or whenever I feel aggressive.

    For the straight razor crowd, I admire you (honestly)

    And if you are super rich enough to have a valet-- but cannot boast of an ancestral home, not to worry.

    Just set up a 'barbershop' in your mansion a la Dodge City 1880's, carry a six shooter and tell him you won't use it --Unless he nicks you.

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    Norelco rechargeable with built-in Nivea shave balm cartridges or cheap, plastic razor with Kiss My Face Moisture Shave.
    Have sensitive skin and really need to find a better way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacredsystem View Post
    Edwin Jagger DE Razor Lined Chrome Plated DE89L
    I just got one of these too, but found I didn't get such a great shave with it. Might try it with Feather blades before making a final conclusion though.
    By the way, saving money, as the original poster said, will not happen since once you start enjoying shaving, it becomes as ever addictive as perfumes are! :-) New creams, soaps, razors, blades, bowls, stands - you name it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    I use the Fusion Pro Glide as well. Without a doubt the best razor / blade I've used...
    Likewise. And to deal with the post-shave, I've always been a big fan of Lab Series Razor Burn Relief Ultra...it takes the sting out quickly and leaves the skin soft and moisturized. Hate to sound like a commercial for Lab Series, but it's true...the stuff really works.

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    I use Gillette Sensor Excel, in my opinion the best ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    *Gasp!" This is HERESY!

    I agree.

    Yes, I have an el cheapo Feather Double-Edge Razor which I occasionally use when I'm not in a hurry.
    Hurry? Make that a most tranquil, languid mood-- preferably with a Bach violin concerto playing in the background.

    But a great tub of cream and Mach 3 does it just as well or better- and I don't have to worry about 'my shaving technique.'
    Otherwise what I save by not buying any modern blades and going with DE is spent on styptic pencils, witch hazel, first aid antibiotic ointments, adhesive band-aids,, etc.

    Yes, I do have both a badger and a boar brush. The latter for soap--or whenever I feel aggressive.

    For the straight razor crowd, I admire you (honestly)

    And if you are super rich enough to have a valet-- but cannot boast of an ancestral home, not to worry.

    Just set up a 'barbershop' in your mansion a la Dodge City 1880's, carry a six shooter and tell him you won't use it --Unless he nicks you.

    Cheers,

    Mario
    In all honesty I have to agree with you.
    A high quality ShaveCream, good prep before the shave - and most if not 98/100 could easily continue using the Mach3 or Fusion and get great, long lasting wonderful shaves day in, day out.

    This coming from me, a rookie 6 month DE shaver with a Mühle Sophist 89 DE and a Feather AS-D1 DE

    I still use my Mühle Sophist Fusion 3-4 times a week, because it's faster and FAR better for 1 pass shaves, when I only have 10 minutes total in the morning for my entire shave.

    I can only whip up a solid lather and do one pass with my DE in 10 minutes. With my Mühle Sophist Fusion I'm done with the shave in 10 minutes and my skin feels AWESOME year in, year out.

    Only tried DE because of my curiosity to be honest. Will continue to do a 3 pass DE shave 1-2 times a week, but when I'm in a hurry, Fusion is my preferred weapon of choice !
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    Currently using the Fusion razer. I've got a really hairy face.

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    Hello all.

    First time poster here.

    I use a DE razor daily. A Gillette New open comb with ball handle from 1930. This is a great shaver, and it doesn't take that long to shave. I whip up lather an do a tree pass shave in twenty minutes. May take a little longer than the plasticfantastic types, but the quality of the shave is truly worth it.

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    ^ Lovely vintage razor you've got there, Kvarten!. Out of interest, what kind of blades and shaving soap / cream do you use ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    ^ Out of interest, what kind of blades and shaving soap / cream do you use ?
    Welcome to Basenotes
    Thanks gandhajala. I use Israeli Personnas blades, and Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood soap. Been into this for a year now, and there is no way I'm going back to cartridges.

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    Nice. I've never tried Israeli Personnas blades - maybe I'll give 'em a go some time.
    Agree about cartridges, (((shudder))).

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    While I have used a Fusion ProGlide for a few months, I went back to my regular practice of going to my local Costco bulk reseller, buying a 50 pack of simple disposable razors (like $20 for an almost infinite supply, they hardly dull) and Im set for several years. The ProGlide was nice, but after going back, I realize that there are only two differences (atleast to me) in a fancy razor and a cheapie razor. 1) A heavy, comfortable handle, and 2) a trimming razor on the back edge of the blade, comes in handy sometimes.

    Is it worth it for the cost? Heck no. I save so much every year, and my shaves are so damn close, they can't get any better.

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    I've gone back to my Mühle Sophist Fusion razor and now only use my Mühle Sophist DE once a week or less, just for the fun of it.

    After 6 months I've come to the conclusion that DE gives me NOTHING over my Fusion, and when I use my Mühle Sophist Fusion I still feel I get the same high heavy quality razor that I get in my DE, but closer faster better shaves.

    A tip I got where I sort of strop the Fusion blade with my finger after each shave has meant I'm gone from using the same Fusion blade 4-5 times to 10-12 times.

    I've tried all the DE blades, but none give me the same 10 minutes 1 & 1/2 pass BBS shave I get from my Fusion. My time is not for spending 10-15 minutes extra on getting the same BBS shave with my DE quite frankly.

    So DE is out for good - only use it for fun once in a while now.......
    I'm still using top top high quality shave creams, Silvertip badger brush and Pre and after shave stuff. That will never leave me, but the DE will.....just too time consuming to get a great BBS shave.

    Just my 2 cents of 'wisdom'
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    ^ TRAITOR!!! hehehe, just kidding
    It's really all about what works best for your face and lifestyle. Six months seems like a reasonable amount of time to trial DE shaving, so nobody can fairly accuse you of giving up prematurely. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It is great to hear you've found your own winning comination.

    As for me - no chance. I've gone too far down the single-blade path to ever return...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    ^ TRAITOR!!! hehehe, just kidding
    It's really all about what works best for your face and lifestyle. Six months seems like a reasonable amount of time to trial DE shaving, so nobody can fairly accuse you of giving up prematurely. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It is great to hear you've found your own winning comination.

    As for me - no chance. I've gone too far down the single-blade path to ever return...
    He...he....he

    YES! I'm a traitor, I got the Feather DE razor for Christmas, and almost ordered the Pils Rasur DE razor - before I finally came to my senses and realized and accepted, that nothing really gives me a better, closer, faster and nicer shave than my Mühle Sophist Fusion razor with a Fusion blade inside

    As said, I still do enjoy a DE shave from time to time - but I just find it harder to get as close a shave with my DE razor in less than 3 passes and 15-20 minutes - even with a Feather blade - than I do with my Fusion in 1 ½ pass and 10 minutes tops.

    And with my new trick, finger stropping the Fusion blade, I get 10-12 comfortable shaves with the same blade, so they are not that expensive, if you can use them that many times with a good result.

    I know you shall never say never, but I got to admit that I feel the same about DE shaving and Golf - they are both very nice hobbies, but a bit too time consuming for me where I am in my life currently.

    20 years from now, I will most likely start to enjoy both hobbies and feel great about spending the extra time in the bathroom/on the golf course
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    I use a Gillette Sensor as well. Usually with CVS or Walgreen blades. I you want to have your blades last longer, just rinse them under clean water after you are done shaving and turn the hair dryer on them for 10 seconds. My blades seem to last twice as long.

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    I use a 6/8" thiers issard straight razor. I have a Slant on the way, with a bunch of Feathers waiting for it.

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    I use one of the exact razor as a member here, but also have a few more. Got a safety razor which I use most, Straight Blade and a Gillette when I'm on the go.






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    I use a safety razor for the time being while I learn how to hone my straight razors.

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    I use a merkur DE and a straight razor. I'd like to use the straight razor more but it's very time consuming because you need extra passes. In my experience the straight razor also gives an inferior shave - even when you do it well.

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    Gillette fusion 5 blade. The closest shave and the best money can buy.

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    Where did you find that stand? I cannot find it About to order the R89 and sell my Merkur 34C

    Wow I think I found it. $60 though? Ouch!

    But very sexy, no question.
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    Nothing can beat my double edge safety razor. I had to learn how to use it the right way at first, but it was time well spent!
    live in the NOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaoloT1000 View Post
    Nothing can beat my double edge safety razor. I had to learn how to use it the right way at first, but it was time well spent!
    Agreed. Once you learn to use it, and find the right blades for your face, there is no better shave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarkand View Post
    Where did you find that stand? I cannot find it About to order the R89 and sell my Merkur 34C

    Wow I think I found it. $60 though? Ouch!

    But very sexy, no question.
    I have the same stand.
    Get it here online:

    http://www.muehle-shaving.com/shop/a...rs/6/25/RHM_SR

    or find a Mühle dealer in your local area and order it from there
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    Do some of you get razor burn on your neck no matter what, shaving with DE?

    I'm considering keeping the Schick Quattro just to shave my neck.

    Just bought some Jack Black pre shave lube (I think it has some silicon in it) to test out. Read great reviews.

    And by the way I think trumper skin food is highly overrated. 100 mL for $30!

    I'd rather use a mix of jojoba, glycerin, aloe, tea tree oil, witch hazel, and lavender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    I have the same stand.
    Get it here online:

    http://www.muehle-shaving.com/shop/a...rs/6/25/RHM_SR

    or find a Mühle dealer in your local area and order it from there
    It's pretty but a bit expensive. Wish it could hold the brush too.

    May pick it up later.

    By the way Cusson Imperial Leather smells great.

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    Just picked this up, has a good weight balance


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