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Old 07-31-2013, 08:53 PM   #1021
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Well I tried justifying it to myself and the g/f as a money saving endeavor.. but we all know how THAT goes
I've turned it from a money saving endeavor to a money making endeavor. I buy old TTO gillettes at used stores, garage sales, flea markets, and any where else I can find them. A quick clean up, and list them on ebay. Paid for my Meurker blades and Porazo many times over. The key is not collecting.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #1022
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funny, I was thinking about this thread only this morning. I haven't shaved for about 10 days.

I shall be going to my weekender shed this weekend and warm up some water from the rain water tank, take it outside and make as much mess as I can!

I shall just go with a Gillete Sensor Excel, hack it all off, a couple of goes.
I did get some shave Gel from the local healthy food shop and that is the best I have ever used. I used to use some soap free stuff before that but this is better.

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:33 PM   #1023
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Still shaving with my old fashioned safety razor using Merkur 'super' blades.

I honestly wonder wtf I was doing all those years shaving with disposable razors. I get a better, faster shave with less effort. It's especially evident if I haven't shaved for four or five days, long hair that would have totally plugged any multi-blade razor isn't even a side thought. Awesome!

Have been 'bitten' a couple of times, usually when I'm not paying attention. Once was a good one that bled for a while. (meaning my bathroom looked like an abattoir)

Using Trader Joes shaving cream, (non pressurized in a squeeze tube) it's just so much more slick then any soap I can find (and cheap. cheap is important)

Thanks to this thread, and those who suggested it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:42 PM   #1024
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I walk into the storeroom at the hospital, grab one of the disposable surgery razors and dry shave in the staff can. Chuck it and run! Sometimes I even rinse the sink in case someone else comes in while I am busy...
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #1025
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I walk into the storeroom at the hospital, grab one of the disposable surgery razors and dry shave in the staff can. Chuck it and run! Sometimes I even rinse the sink in case someone else comes in while I am busy...
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #1026
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Still shaving with my old fashioned safety razor using Merkur 'super' blades.

I honestly wonder wtf I was doing all those years shaving with disposable razors. I get a better, faster shave with less effort. It's especially evident if I haven't shaved for four or five days, long hair that would have totally plugged any multi-blade razor isn't even a side thought. Awesome!

Have been 'bitten' a couple of times, usually when I'm not paying attention. Once was a good one that bled for a while. (meaning my bathroom looked like an abattoir)

Using Trader Joes shaving cream, (non pressurized in a squeeze tube) it's just so much more slick then any soap I can find (and cheap. cheap is important)

Thanks to this thread, and those who suggested it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #1027
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If you're looking for a cheap puck of shave soap, I've found Van Der Hagen shave soap sold at Walmart for less than $2 to lather quite well. It has a fairly neutral smell, a little like baby powder. I just got a new puck, and wow, does that fresh puck make great lather!
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #1028
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I wasn't a big fan of the VDH soap myself. It was alright but, wasn't big on the scent, it never lathered quite right for me, it was all around 'meh'

So far my proraso red is my favorite. Tabac.. lathers well, nice and slick, but i'm not sure if I like the smell or not. MWF - smells good, bitch to get a good lather going though. Very slick.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #1029
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I've turned it from a money saving endeavor to a money making endeavor. I buy old TTO gillettes at used stores, garage sales, flea markets, and any where else I can find them. A quick clean up, and list them on ebay. Paid for my Meurker blades and Porazo many times over. The key is not collecting.
I've been doing that for 2 years now. Best one was a fancy gold plated (colored) Aristocrat (I think) that I got in a box of Gillette handles (60s and 70s) for $12. That one shaver sold for $167 on ebay. Most sell for $25-$65. Have the time people just give them to me.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #1030
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If you're looking for a cheap puck of shave soap, I've found Van Der Hagen shave soap sold at Walmart for less than $2 to lather quite well. It has a fairly neutral smell, a little like baby powder. I just got a new puck, and wow, does that fresh puck make great lather!
Yup...good stuff.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #1031
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Anybody got any permanent scars from their DE? I've got one up high on my left cheek, a Merkur Futur with a fresh Feather. When I say this one dug in hard, it dug in hard! Probably two years ago, and I'm pretty sure this one is with my forever. At least it's in a good spot and adds a bit of character!
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #1032
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er nope, no need for a super aggressive razor and supper aggressive blade combo. Merkur 180 long + Astra SP or Israeli Personna's and i hardly get a nick even if i'm being dumb.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #1033
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Anybody got any permanent scars from their DE? I've got one up high on my left cheek, a Merkur Futur with a fresh Feather. When I say this one dug in hard, it dug in hard! Probably two years ago, and I'm pretty sure this one is with my forever. At least it's in a good spot and adds a bit of character!
Ouch.

That's one of the reasons that the Feather razor is such a "mild" razor. The Feather blades are almost over-the-top aggressive. In combination, they'll give you a really good shave. If you use any other blade, it's an extremely mild razor. You'll have to shave a couple of times to get a close shave. Edit: I see they've Feather has redesigned their razor to be more "aggressive" (and bumped the price up another US$25.00 ).

I'm still primarily using my "Mergress" XL with the Israeli Personna Red Pack blades. I'm really glad I picked this one up when I did. They've been out of stock for a while, now.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #1034
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Ouch.

That's one of the reasons that the Feather razor is such a "mild" razor. The Feather blades are almost over-the-top aggressive. In combination, they'll give you a really good shave. If you use any other blade, it's an extremely mild razor. You'll have to shave a couple of times to get a close shave. Edit: I see they've Feather has redesigned their razor to be more "aggressive" (and bumped the price up another US$25.00 ).

I'm still primarily using my "Mergress" XL with the Israeli Personna Red Pack blades. I'm really glad I picked this one up when I did. They've been out of stock for a while, now.
I won't use the Feather blades, they are ninja sharp and I R stupid. I like the top of the line Dorco.

As for the scar, chicks dig scars, good luck.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:56 AM   #1035
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I've got a Feather razor, but it's just too wimpy to deal with my beard, which is like sandpaper. I've been on the same program of the Futur/Feather/Cella soap for at least the past year. I have a lot of issues with ingrown hairs and I've been able to control it by shaving every 3-4 days. With the Futur I can literally get such a close shave that I don't start to show much shadow until late afternoon of the second day, and by day 3 it has more of the intentional beard look rather than the "I forgot to shave" look. Every few shaves I might get a nick with the Futur, but it has been a long time since I've carved out a piece.



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Ouch.

That's one of the reasons that the Feather razor is such a "mild" razor. The Feather blades are almost over-the-top aggressive. In combination, they'll give you a really good shave. If you use any other blade, it's an extremely mild razor. You'll have to shave a couple of times to get a close shave. Edit: I see they've Feather has redesigned their razor to be more "aggressive" (and bumped the price up another US$25.00 ).

I'm still primarily using my "Mergress" XL with the Israeli Personna Red Pack blades. I'm really glad I picked this one up when I did. They've been out of stock for a while, now.
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