I hate you all (Safety Razor Content)

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  1. doc

    doc Member

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    Just a quick post to say I'm now nominally part of the club. I've had a beard and 'stache for a number of years now but this summer took it off. I've been using Creamo just applied with my fingers, Persona double edged blades, and a vintage razor (I'll don't have any idea what brand - its gold color and twists to open the top). I usually hit it with an alum block after. I actually started out using the Dollar Tree special. I was a little shocked how well it worked. A few nicks here and there when starting, but I'm getting better. I'm still on my first Persona blade after several weeks. I've been removing the blade, cleaning it off and drying the whole thing out after each shave - my theory is that the blades rust in between shaves and doing this prolongs the life of the blade.
     
  2. Floyd Eye

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    I subscribe to the same theory, but there are still limits. If you have thick/course facial hair you're pushing it at or around 4 shaves, even with the best blade/razor combination. Once the shave is no longer completely comfortable why keep torturing yourself? Blades are cheap.
     
  3. Steinmetzify

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    Razor: Karve C plate awesomeness
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Black...Karve loves these, especially brand new which this was
    Soap : BM Waves, badass
    AS: BM Waves, the 90s live on in this stuff
    Brush: Maggard's 26mm
     
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  4. Floyd Eye

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    Just had a great shave. I was in Kansas for the last 4 days so I had a thick 5:00 shadow.

    PAA- Cad
    AV- Cool Blue
    56' Red Tip
    Gillette Platinum ( 4)
    Seville Row Silvertip
     
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  6. Steinmetzify

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    Karve C plate
    B&M Hallows
    RR 24 barrel
    Fine Platinum
     
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  7. skhan007

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    I’ve been using Proraso/ CO Bigelow shaving cream for years, but curious about the consensus on Cremo? Sounds promising from the adverts.
     
  8. Floyd Eye

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    1 week growth.

    Razorock Wunderbar with a new Feather
    Catie's Bubbles La Pimente De La Vie with matching splash
    Seville Row Silvertip

    2 Passes. One with and one against.

    Perfectly comfortable BBS Sunday morning shave. :)
     
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  9. VCuomo

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    I love it (and I used to use Proraso). It's not really a "shaving cream", but it makes your beard really slippery, much more than the other many products I've tried.

    EDIT: Make sure to follow the application/use instructions on the tube - the amount you use ("the size of an almond" and how you apply it is different from shaving creams and soaps.
     
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  10. orogeny

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    a year and a half since you sent me my first DE, I just went and made my first purchase.
    merkur 34c seemed a classic place to start.
    doubt i'll end up gasing for a wunderbar or a timeless, but you never know.
     
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  11. orogeny

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    @Floyd Eye That looks identical to what you sent me. Great for new shavers.
     
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  12. Floyd Eye

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    That’s a really popular razor. I started with an Edwin Jagger. Within two weeks I was given a ‘66 Slim adjustable. I gave the Edwin Jagger away. Then when I found a Slim from my birth year/quarter I gave the ‘66 Slim away. Somewhere in between those two events I acquired a flawless Fatboy, a birth year/ quarter black handled Super Speed and a ‘56 Red Tip in perfect condition. Then a New LC circa 1931-ish a NDC 40s Super Speed, ATT S1, Timeless SB.95, Wunderbar, old shave ready straight and on and on.
    I have given away at least 10 razors. Techs, black handles, Black Mamba, RR German Slant, 40s SS. People gave me razors when I started so I never sell razors I don’t use anymore. I find someone who’s starting out and give them away.
     
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    Ah yes. There’s another one. I forgot about the Baby Smooth. Not nearly aggressive enough for me so off it went. I’m glad you made use of it. :)
     
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    i'd like a better angle under the nose. maybe a slant is in my future.
     
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  15. Floyd Eye

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    Razorock German 37 (Torsionshobel) is a great starter Slant. I think it’s about $20.
     
  16. Floyd Eye

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    Sunday morning. One week's worth of fur.

    ATT S1/Feather ( 1)
    Razorock Tuscan Oud/matching AS (apply some Thaters liberally before the AS. Use less AS that way)
    Omega S brush

    The S1 doesn't get a whole lot of action around here due to the fact that it is relatively mild. Paired with a sharp Feather though it does the job and does it very smooth and comfortably. Excellent "Angle under the nose" as well @orogeny .
     
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    Great slickness, no cushion. The sandalwood scented is a really strong and fairly long lasting scent which could clash with after shave. I prefer Proraso cream.
     
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    Was lucky enough to win a contest a while back, stuff showed up this week and I'm glad it did. I'm mostly a soap guy and used to it, and this is shave cream....big difference. This is smoother, softer, and you use a LOT less. This is going to last me a looooooong time. Tiny little bit on the brush and I had enough for 5 passes!

    This is Cap's take on Aventus, and as a fan and a guy that owns it, this is remarkably similar. Same forward notes, it's awesome.

    Fine Platinum, Karve, Gillette 7 O'Clock Black and a Razorock 24 barrel tuxedo for the rest of the tools. GREAT shave today.
     
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