I hate you all (Safety Razor Content)

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  1. Trotter

    Trotter Supporting Member

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    I recently heard Mickey Lee Soapworks is going out of business :(
     
  2. Steinmetzify

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    Yeah, sad for us, good for them. One or the other of them got a promotion and they just don't have time anymore.

    I'm going to have to see if I can pick up a few more, I really love this base and it performs fantastically for me.
     
  3. orogeny

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    i've been in aruba the past week and we just changed our flight and added three days.

    i brought the razorock sloc loaded with a feather. this is really a magical combination. i had a friend ask if i shave less because my shaves are so damn close. my girl is loving it. bond street sandalwood with a regular bruce brush. all week with the same blade so far. the sloc is the best value there is at twenty bucks. i dig the grip on the barber pole handle.
     
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  4. Tritone

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    I tried safety razors for about 8 months. I constantly had to deal with cuts, inconsistent results, and spending time with multiple passes to get decent results.

    I switched back to disposables and they're faster, more consistent, and I never cut myself. They are more expensive in the long run though.

    The one positive thing about my time with safety razors is that I learned about the grain of my beard. My main reason for trying safety razors was that I'd always had issues with razor burn on my neck. Now that I know to shave with the grain on that patch of skin, my sensitive rashes have mostly disappeared. So in a way, safety razors did solve the issue by forcing me to learn about my own face and different shaving techniques.
     
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  5. Trotter

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    Which razors and blades did you try?
     
  6. Floyd Eye

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    I'm not going to address this whole thing point by point but,

    A) You were doing it wrong. My beard is thick as hell and I can get a smooth as glass, 2 pass shave in about 5 minutes without cutting myself or irritation or ingrown hairs.

    B) Everything ain't for everybody and if you are happy with your shaving routine and equipment that's all that matters.
     
  7. orogeny

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    razorock SLOC again with the same feather
    ARKO soap stick
    this might be the best cheap shave you can get
    super smooth. i love shaving with the SLOC. i'm so glad i brought it on vacation.
     
  8. Sp8ctre

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    Welcome to the club! I went down that rabbit hole too...

    I must have had two dozen vintage razors. I even attempted a straight razor. It lasted about one scary shave.

    I still use my safety razor, soap and brush. I sold all the vintage razors and I'm sure I'm $$$ ahead now. Plus shaving is fun...
     
  9. orogeny

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    if you ever find yourself tempted again, for twenty bucks i highly recommend this razorock SLOC i've been using this week. i think i'd have to TRY to cut myself with it. feather is a great pairing with it, but i'm going to use a new silver blue next so we shall see... . . .. .

    i've never enjoyed shaving so much. it was always a chore.
     
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  11. Tritone

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    I had a "MUHLE R89" and tried probably 8 or 10 different brands of blades (I got a variety pack).
     
  12. orogeny

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    nice shot

    so i've swapped out the titanium handle on my timeless Ti 95 for a razorock barber pole. the titanium handle is a bit slippery with wet hands and the barber pole is an excellent grip. less than a 1oz difference (23g?), and now is within like 3g of my razorock sloc. i'm not sure i'll get rid of the Ti handle, but this combination of razors is hard to beat. in fact, when i'm in a hurry, i use both. the SLOC gets between the nose and the mouth and right below the lower lip and the timeless gets everything else.
     
  13. Trotter

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    I made it on my lathe :)
     
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  14. Floyd Eye

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    I had time and had a nice 3 pass shave this morning.

    New LC
    Gillette Platinum (4)
    TOBS Sandalwood
    Thayers Medicated
    Fine Snake Bite

    Smooth AF
     
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  15. skhan007

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    Whoa! Nice work!! I would be happy to purchase one from you if you make more!!
     
  16. Trotter

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    I’ll sell you the one in the picture for $80 and donate 100% of the money to Seattle Children’s Hospital

    PM me if interested (that brush has never been used btw)

    Thanks
     
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    Killer deal! And good cause.
     
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