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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Quote Originally Posted by KSG View Post
    Yeah been wet shaving for nearly a year now and haven't looked back, got an Edwin Jagger DE89L nice razor comfortable and very efficient. I got a set of various blades to try out as well, highly recommend Derby blades and Astra SP's for beginners and then progress to Feathers
    I use this razor as well with the Ninja sharp feather blades and it gives you that baby smooth close shave everytime. Though I do have a alum block close at hand just in case.

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Straight razor user here!!

    I have a quarter grind Le Grelot, two Filly's and a Puma. All superb shavers that I've been using continuously since 2005 Shame I can't add these to my BN wardrobe!!

    I use traditional shaving soap for the shave exclusively. I haven't used a cream in years. I'll never go back to the twenty-blade system (or whatever it is now) and the canned goo. My face is in much better shape since I started this 'hobby'!

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Double edge safety razor. Most often, vintage Gillettes.
    If I Could Only Have a Dozen:
    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Creed Silver Mountain Water
    3. Guerlain Vetiver
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa
    5. Creed Bois Du Portugal
    6. Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    7. Creed Tabarome Millesime
    8. Guerlain Heritage
    9. Penhaligon's Sartorial
    10. Creed Royal Oud
    11. Chanel Egoiste
    12. Creed EROLFA

  4. #34

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    Feather RG club series straight razor with Rooney badger hair brush. I use Art of Shaving sandalwood shaving cream.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Art of Shaving sandalwood shaving cream is fantastic. Highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Art of Shaving sandalwood shaving cream is fantastic. Highly recommend it.
    It lathers up excellently and smells fantastic. My razor glides right over it.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    It's an art form and very interesting. Would like to know how many guys out there aren't afraid of putting a blade to their face?
    I use a Hoffritz Slant razor for my daily shaver and I have some straights as well. Shave quality is excellent.

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I use a Truefitt & Hill Carlton DE with a Chubby 3 Manchurian and misc soaps/creams.

    I find wet shaving to be much better than a cartridge shave.
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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I use a Truefitt & Hill Carlton DE with a Chubby 3 Manchurian and misc soaps/creams.

    I find wet shaving to be much better than a cartridge shave.
    A Chubby 3 - blimey! You could lather a Gorilla with that!

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    A Chubby 3 - blimey! You could lather a Gorilla with that!
    Indeed it can!

    Here it is next to the Wee Scott in best





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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    After wet shaving for 6 or 8 months, I have to admit that I can't decide which I prefer - DE or cartridge.
    Even most of the 3 and 4 blade disposable razors are pretty good.
    The Persona 2 blade disposable is good, but I'm unimpressed with all the other 2 blade and single blade disposables I've tried.
    The single blade Gillette Guard system that is being sold in India works quite impressively too.

    One thing I have noticed is that all the gooey cartridge razors (e.g Schick Hydro) don't shave close enough with the high quality slippery creams. Instead they work better with soaps and cheap canned stuff.

    With DE I've found that I really don't like the ultra sharp blades like Astra SPs - even though I get 20+ shaves out of one. I actually like milder blades like Shark Stainless Steel, or something in between like Gillette Super Thins or Supermax Stainless Steel.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I find DE shaving more economical as I only get one shave out of a disposable razor blade compared to eight out of a feather blade. I did a calculation that for £10 I could buy 15 decent disposables and get 15 shaves. Or by four packs of razors which have ten blades in them and get 320 shaves. No brainer for me.

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Yep, DE/SE man here. Been at it for almost 4 years.
    I got into it as cartridges (or more likely the canned goo) gave me some ingrowns on my neck area.
    The best thing about it, though, is that I now enjoy shaving.
    I have turned what was once a chore into an enjoyable hobby.
    No more getting yelled at by the gf because I look dishevelled. Now I'm clean shaven almost every single day.

    My usual hardware rotation is:

    Brushes - Semogue 1305 for hard soaps
    Rod Neep custom silvertip or Omega Stripey silvertip for creams
    Chubby 2 Super for soft soaps

    Razors - Merkur Futur and Slanthammer are my go-to DEs. Use them with Feathers and Personnas (both Lab and Red IP).
    Gem Open Comb MicroMatic and Henckels Rapide are my go-to SEs. Use them with Gem SE blades.

    Software is different every day.
    I've got about 150 different soaps and creams (plus a good few samples) to use up at some stage.
    P.160 soft type and Tabac soap are always on my bathroom counter, though.

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I find DE shaving more economical as I only get one shave out of a disposable razor blade compared to eight out of a feather blade. I did a calculation that for £10 I could buy 15 decent disposables and get 15 shaves. Or by four packs of razors which have ten blades in them and get 320 shaves. No brainer for me.
    Interesting how we vary.
    I got 10 shaves out of a Gillette Fusion cartridge, before I bought a Razorpit, and it's up to about 20 shaves now. At B&B, people are only using the cartridge for 3 to six shaves.
    And I apply the disposables to the Razorpit, and I haven't disposed of any of them yet.

    But then again, I've only gotten rid of one DE blade during the entire period too.

    At the rate I'm going, I have a life time's supply of DE blades, and a life time's supply of cartridge and disposables.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I get 3-4 shaves out of a feather blade and then switch it out. I'm not sure if the blade's necessarily dull, but I want to ensure that it's at maximum sharpness.

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I use a double edge safety razor. I have an Gillette Aristocrat, a few different Gillette Superspeeds, a gillette Fatboy, and a Merkur HD. I also have 2 Gems that are single edge.
    I enjoy using an old Gillette, a nice Badger brush, and some good shaving soap or cream. It is also much cheaper in the long run to use D/E blades. I also love the variety of D/E blades available. I have used Feather, Derby, Merkur, Dorco, and Astra.

    I actually bought 100 Astra blades for $15 shipped. That is probably about the price of 4 cartridges of Gillettes newest and baddest 10 blader.

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    i have a merkur slant bar with feather blades....it works good for the side of my face but for the neck and around the chin and upper lip i use a standard mach 3.(my features are so chizled around the jaw and neck it is hard to get a flat plane to glide double edge against.
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I started wetshaving not too long ago and threw out my stick razors and goo.

    Now every shave is a fun spa session instead of a chore.

    As far as more economical... lol not really. I keep buying new creams, soaps, AS, brushes, and razors.

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    I've now switched to a Muhle r41 two months ago & haven't used any other razor again.
    i sometimes get a DFS with the r41 from the single first WTG pass.

    I recently got Tabula Rasa, Mitchel's Wool Fat, I Coloniali and a couple of D.R. Harrisses, Geo F. Trumpers too.

    I'm going through each soap slowly. Im shaving at least ten to fifteen proper shaves before trying a new soap. This is the only way for me to assess each soap's qualities & features.
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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I've been getting slack lately. All that brushing business.
    I'm finding that many of the creams work nearly as well by just putting them on, rubbing them in, and not bothering to brush.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I use a straight edge, I learned to use one in the Navy. And my good buddy Donnie Hawleywood always cut my hair and shaved my face with one got me back into the habit of using a straight razor.

    www.hawleywoods.com

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    Default Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I use a double-edged razor - an Aristocrat Junior. Terrific razor, manufactured in Britain during the '50s.

    Currently I'm using Penhaligon's Endymion cream and balm (both of which are fantastic, if just a little pricey.)

    I like shavenook.com for discussing wetshaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I've been getting slack lately. All that brushing business.
    I'm finding that many of the creams work nearly as well by just putting them on, rubbing them in, and not bothering to brush.
    Regards,
    Renato
    How do you re-lather? I use the brush as a cream/soap reservoir for subsequent passes. I presume you resquirt from the tube, which seems just as much palaver as re-applying from the brush?

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    DE safety for me: Merkur Futur and Feather stainless razors. Astra, Feather and Personna Med Prep blades.
    Sans parfum, la peau est muette.

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