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  1. #301

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    just bought myself a feather artist series Japanese style..it works fine for the side of my face but cant get a flat surface and it pulls while trying to shave my neck/chin/upper lip..even tried the professional blades and the super blades that have more exposure...the only thing I am using it for now is a $200 room decoration and I use it shave the hairs on the back of my neck.
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

  2. #302

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    Now i am using this fantastic razor
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  3. #303

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    I just use some Schick one...

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    Went to DE razor shaving and havent looked back...Cartridges suck in getting a baby smooth shave and they cost an arm and a leg for the blades....I love wet shaving now with a DE razor and the many choices of fantastic shaving soaps and creams..I actually look forward to shaving now...

    I just ordered this bad boy..



    Somebody above said he had problems with it but I've read and heard nothing but good things about this one...Its a "milder" shave versus my Merkur 34C BUT for me its perfect because I want to shave everyday...The other thing I heard about this Feather razor is you have to hold it basically at a 45 degree angle not a 30 degree angle like most DE razors...That could be the problem with people who complain about his one...
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    9.) L'Homme Sage
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  5. #305

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    Gillette Proglide

  6. #306

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    All metal version of the Feather Popular razor from Whipped Dog. Very mild.
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  7. #307

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    Merkur 34c

  8. #308

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    I have owned a Bruan Pulsonic Shaving System for over two years. It works great for me

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    Schick Quattro Titanium...solid razor



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  10. #310

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    Merkur 41C, mostly with Astra or Q-Ball (Personna factory) blades.
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    Ive put my big boy pants on and have been regularly shaving with a Feather Artist SS straight razor. I must admit, im still not 100% with it and i do nick myself a bit but i still adore this razor. So much so im looking into getting the DX model

  12. #312

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    I use both double edge razors and straight razors only. Brand wise everything from vintage Gillette old types and new improved series from the 1920's to modern ikon razors. As far as straights Thiers Issard , Boker , Ralf Aust, and even GD. Fom a dermatoligical standpoint it is sad to see a few people make claims about modern technology, and nuking blade carts bing so good for you. This is so incorrect it is not funny as it creates a condition known as hysteresis or ingwn hairs. Also higher rates of irritation and skin trouble. Put in laymans terms if you have a Mach 3 you are running or usually BUFFING 3 blades appx. 9x or more against your skin that is 9 blades 3x everyday. You literally lift the hair cut lift cut lift cut below the skin line ( epidermal layer ) potentially causing big issues for your complexion. Bottom line do what works for you , but o not confuse modern advances in men's shaving with modern advances in shaving marketing and lulling your sales to he newest razor on the market that's cheaper to make and worse for your skin. Btw a double edge only ouches your skin 1-3 times period.

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    These days, I use Gillette Fusion Proglide for my face, and Mach 3 to shave my head.

  14. #314

    Cool Luvs me straight razors

    Rocked the Bambola this morning-



    Rudolf Schmidt built this razor for the Spanish export market back in the day




    Best,


    Jake
    Reddick Fla.

  15. #315

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    Home: an old wooden handle safety razor that takes Gillette trac II plus blades and badger brush. On the road I use Mulberry's shaving kit

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  16. #316

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    Panasonic Wet and Dry with King of Shaves Kinexium oil

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    Got my Feather Artist DX now.....so that lol

  18. #318

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    99 times out of a hundred I use a straight razor as the shaves I get from those are beyond compare with anything else.
    The other time would either be a DE razor or an old SE razor.

    This is an example of a typical set-up:


    For those who don't know what an old SE (single-edge) razor is, this is an example. It's a Wilkinson Pall-Mall razors that uses a section of a straight razor. More 'modern' single-edge razors use throw-away blades.

  19. #319

    Cool What kind of razor do you use?? - Straight Razor!

    Quote Originally Posted by decraew View Post
    99 times out of a hundred I use a straight razor as the shaves I get from those are beyond compare with anything else.

    ~~~Amen Brother!

    Razor used for this morning's shave-



    Got this 7/8 1/1 Hollow razor from Ronny in Belgium - RONCALL

    Currently wearing a La Petit Blanche (Coticule) edge




    Best,


    Jake
    Reddick Fla.

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    Oh! La Petite Blanche! My first coticule was a huge LPB. Very fast cutting rock. I sold it because I prefer smaller hones.
    And a nice razor Jake!

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    Thanks decraew! The LPB bout pictured above was my very first coticule purchased from Jarrod (thesuperiorshave) in Jacksonville Fla. I rode up there in March 2011 on my motorbike and bought that bout and slurry stone and my first straight razor, a new stainless steel Dovo straight razor (6/8, full hollow), and a strop. Had absolutely no idea what I was doing with any of it=:-)

    learning to use that bout didn't come easy for me but what tripped the light fantastic for me, I was using that bout in a progression along with a Belgain Blue Whetstone and a Les Latnueses coticule, for the honing paradigm, sharpening dull razors to shave ready. The LPB was used to correct the bevels (synthetic 1K hones work better for really dull blades first), then I polished the blade (once it cut arm hair well) using the BBW and slurry (about 100 X strokes). Then I finished on the les lat using straight water. that worked for me

    eventually dilucot was attainable but I wasn't using the LPB for dilucot. when I used the LPB, it was strictly for correcting bevels, if at all and it sat unused for a long time. Then one day after a long hiatus, I picked it up and started using it for dilucot and the edges were just falling off that bout shave ready, easy as eating pie. I have other coticule veins and use them but this LPB bout sees the most use anymore

    for those reading my prose wondering what dilucot is, take a look here- http://www.coticule.be/straight-razor-honing.html That's the index page for straight razor honing at coticule dot be here's the entrance to the mothership http://www.coticule.be/

    apologies in advance to all if I've taken this thread too off topic


    Best,


    Jake
    Reddick Fla.

  22. #322

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    Mach 3


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  23. #323

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    When I have time:

    While I am showering: soak my Simpson Commodore pure badger in hot water;

    GF Trumper's Rose Shaving cream;

    Edwin Jagger DE razor fitted with the Feather DE blade;

    One pass with the grain, second against the grain, touch up with KAI double blade disposable;

    Alum block on the wet face;

    Rinse with cold water, apply Musgo Real Classic Scent After shave

    Next - Apply Trumper's Coral Skin food

    Three sprays of Floris No. 89 if I am going out, two sprays of Bleu de Chanel if I am heading to work (office) - DONE

  24. #324

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    When I have time:

    While I am showering: soak my Simpson Commodore pure badger in hot water;

    GF Trumper's Rose Shaving cream;

    Edwin Jagger DE razor fitted with the Feather DE blade;

    One pass with the grain, second against the grain, touch up with KAI double blade disposable;

    Alum block on the wet face;

    Rinse with cold water, apply Musgo Real Classic Scent After shave

    Next - Apply Trumper's Coral Skin food

    Three sprays of Floris No. 89 if I am going out, two sprays of Bleu de Chanel if I am heading to work (office) - DONE
    How's the Skin Food? I've been tempted in the past to buy it. Is it greasy at all after going on? What's the Coral smell like?

  25. #325

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    Gear
    Safety Razor: Merkur 34C
    Blades: Derby Extra

    Shaving Routine
    1. I wet my face with hot water.
    2. I apply men-U shaving creme on my face.
    3. I shave.
    4. I rinse my face with cold water.
    5. If time allows I will use the men-U facial wash.
    6. I always apply the men-U moisturizer lift after shaving.
    7. Apply eau de toilette / eau de parfum on several pulse points.

  26. #326

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMan0928 View Post
    How's the Skin Food? I've been tempted in the past to buy it. Is it greasy at all after going on? What's the Coral smell like?
    The Coral Skin Food is great! As soon as I finish my Nivea After shave balm, I am going to get a bottle of Skin Food. It has fleeting rose smell (very light) but I find it very pleasant.
    I like how my skin feels after applying the skin food. It absorbes very quickly and is not greasy at all. It just has different feel to it compared to the normal after shave balms, hard to explain.
    I got a sample from Menz Biz here in Melbourne. They are great to deal with (I have no affiliation with them ,just another happy customer).
    Cheers,
    Alex

  27. #327

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    I have been wet shaving for 6 years now. In my regular rotation are a Merkur 34C (AKA HD) and a Digress, a Scottish retrofit of the Merkur Progress :

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  28. #328

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    Just bought my first Mühle R89 today, but will only use it tomorrow for the first time.

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    With DEs my current rotation is the Pils, Feather AS-D2 and Tradere closed comb. I have a few others like the Joris and ATT, however they rarely get used as they need to be pulled part and dried after each shave. The Cobra Classic with Feather pro-guards is a really nice shave if you can obtain one. For shaving soaps, Los Angeles Shaving Soaps make excellent soaps with beautiful fragrances.

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    Gillette Fat Boy TTO adjustable for a smooth, non aggressive shave (daily). Belonged to my Father,

    Gillette-Fat-Boy-adjustable-TTO-razor.jpg

    Gillette Tech Ball End Safety Razor (brand new plated in nickel) for an aggressive shave (every 36 hours). Belonged to my Grandfather

    1930 GILLETTE TECH BALL END SAFETY RAZOR.jpg

    Gillette Flare Tip, bought. Best among these.

    1956 VINTAGE Gillette Flare tip.jpg

    I have two other ones I don't use, a brand new one dating from the 1930's that belonged to my other Grandfather and a Gillette Aristocrat.

    Wet shaving with safety razors using double edge blades is a one way move. You never go back to mutliblade cartridge shaving: it means going from shaving as a chore to shaving as a pleasurable daily routine.
    Last edited by Pollux; 12th September 2014 at 09:48 PM.

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    merkur safety razor
    my fav blades are Feathers but I don't mind Derby, Astra, and Shark blades.

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    I use an Erwin Jagger long handle heavy DE with open face, for a nice close shave, and Feather blades, which are WAYWAYWAY better than any Gillette, wilkinson sword or other DE blade!
    I have a Frank Shave pure badger bristle brush now, and use Art of Shaving sandalwood cream,

    Afterwards I use pro LS all in one treatment, which so far I've found to be brilliant.
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    6- Nasomatto Duro
    7- Jean Paul DuPont Oud d'or
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    10- Shay&blue Oud Alif

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  33. #333

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    Have been shaving with a straight razor for about 2 years now. Being retired gives me the luxury of taking my time each morning for this wet shaving ritual. First started with a Dovo shavette but quickly graduated to a Dovo Best Quality full hollow blade. Since then I have discovered that a half hollow blade works better for me and now own 2 vintage Wade & Butcher razors, one being a frameback. Being on the road in my RV full time, I have searched out shaving products that are easily available at drugstores / Walmart and found them to be comparable to more expensive, hard to get creams, soaps, oils and post shave balms

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    Reverted once again to my Mühle R89, one of the mildest DE razors ever.

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    I strongly believe the original 2 blade Gillette Sensor gives me the closet shave. And you can get the cartridges for as cheap as 50 cents each. I recently found the 2 blade Sensor Excel on closeout at Walmart: $1 for a 5 pack!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Dave View Post
    ... I have searched out shaving products that are easily available at drugstores / Walmart and found them to be comparable to more expensive, hard to get creams, soaps, oils and post shave balms.
    Been experimenting with home made shaving products and, so far, I got excellent results for pennies:

    - Lather made of ordinary scented soap: Heno de Pravia and Magno are my favorites, I add water and some drops of glycerine and done. Fragrance can be improved if the EdC or EdT soap's scent is added to the soap before lathering. The alcohol evaporates so the fragrance concentrates, added to the soap the overall efect is more sillage (although fleeting after rinsing)

    - Turning an EdC into an aftershave is simple too: dilute to the appropiate concentration and add propylene glycol.

    - Making an exfoliating skin tonic in order to prevent ingrown hairs is no more complicated than mixing uncoated aspirins with alcohol.

    I did not experiment with soap making, but I'll do it sometime.

  37. #337

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    Ordered the "Truman" from Harry's after so many stellar reviews. The cost per blade is around $1.56 per blade if you buy the sixteen for $25.00 package. I will report back later and give you my thoughts. But for such a small outlay I felt I couldn't go wrong with any average of six days on one blade like they represent for a total of 96 days.

    Has anybody else experienced this outfit headed by a Warby Parker icon. I also understand the blades are manufactured in Germany.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Day four and the blade is still sharp like the first. I am very happy withe purchase so far. I would like seven days at least on one blade.
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    Sorry I forgot to update but I achieved ten full days with the last day not cutting as close so day 11 I switched to a new blade. I am very impressed in the short term. My cost will plummet if I can always reach 10 full days with a different blade. I have my eyes now on the monogramed "Winston" in the near future as a upscale version. Perhaps not the pinnacle of shaving but for the cost conscious individual this deservedly needs attention.

  39. #339

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    I'm currently using a Schick Quattro Titanium.
    I have less cuts than all other models I've tried, and it still gives a good, close shave.
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    Standard old school Mach 3, find it the best

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