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Old 03-10-2011, 05:17 PM   #751
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I tried a few badger brushes and didn't like how floppy they were so I'm using the CVS brush. I use the CVS soap and CO Bigelow shave cream (Poraso) off and on. Haven't tried anything else. For me...this is about saving money and if I go looking at other soaps it'll get out of line very quickly. YMMV
There are a few hybrid badger/boar brushes out there, and I might try one of those. Badger is a bit floppy to use on very hard soaps.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #752
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I use Burma shave and a brush with hot water. I rinse blade with hot water and shake to make it dry quickly. I only do my neck due to beard.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #753
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There are a few hybrid badger/boar brushes out there, and I might try one of those. Badger is a bit floppy to use on very hard soaps.
Honey badger??
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:32 AM   #754
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Okay, my favourite blade so far is the Merkur Super Platinums.

Really sharp, last plenty long, and are nice and gentle on that first shave.

All I have left is a 10 pack that came in an assortment of blades, but I doubt I'll be buying anymore because they're a little expensive since no one offers them in bulk.


Followed by the red pack Personnas, then the Wally Wilkes. (Both of which you can get for under 20 per blade.)
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:12 PM   #755
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Anyone Here "Wet Shave/Method Shave"?

Hey Guys,

I've recently been bitten by the nostalgia bug and have started shaving with a double-edge safety razor, badger hair brush, soap & bowl, old-school after shave, the whole package! I'm even planning on going all the way - that's right, STRAIGHT RAZOR TIME! I've bought a few SRs and have already sent 2 off to a "Hone Meister" to get them in "shave-ready" condition.

Anyway, just wondering if any of you shared the same interest since most of us have similar hobbies outside of motorcycles, e.g. guns, watches, cars, cameras, etc.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #756
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Shaving as a hobby???

We're talking shaving yourself, right?

I can see how a type of social shaving could be interesting, but just shaving my face?
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:54 PM   #757
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There was a "Dear Gillette" thread somewhere in the basement. Maybe a kind mod will merge?

Good luck with the straight razor. I lost enough blood with a DE. The way my arthritic hands work nowadays, I'd bleed out if I tried a straight razor.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #758
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Always wet shave. Occaisonally like to use a cut throat razor for an even better shave..
Need to be calm and relaxed when using it though.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:39 PM   #759
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Shave? My hair all fell off my head and landed on my face...
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:52 PM   #760
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Hey Guys,

I've recently been bitten by the nostalgia bug and have started shaving with a double-edge safety razor, badger hair brush, soap & bowl, old-school after shave, the whole package! I'm even planning on going all the way - that's right, STRAIGHT RAZOR TIME! I've bought a few SRs and have already sent 2 off to a "Hone Meister" to get them in "shave-ready" condition.

Anyway, just wondering if any of you shared the same interest since most of us have similar hobbies outside of motorcycles, e.g. guns, watches, cars, cameras, etc.
I use a DE at least once a week, more often depending on how much of a hurry I am in.
I tried a SR many years ago when I was young and had more blood than I do now. Too much pain, and frankly my Merkur Futur with Feather blades comes as close as I will ever need.
It is fun being a bit different, but I also have a 1" scar on my cheek from learning how to master the DE. SR my head would be on the floor..
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:24 PM   #761
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Ditto on the "Dear Gillette" thread; quite a few DE razor enthusiasts here. My attachments aren't quite big enough to give a straight razor a try. Too much maintenance honing blades too. I have four Ducatis, the last thing I need in my life is a razor I have to maintain and sharpen regularly.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:32 PM   #762
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I have been a DE shaver for about 7 years. Would not use anything else. Using the Merkur and blades. Most important thing is a good brush and also a good cream. Tried a dozen creams and finally found a consistently good couple.

Soaking brush in sink before shower and shaving cup floating in hot sink as well. Warm shave every time. Awesome!

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:16 AM   #763
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I use a Merkur safety razor and Derby Extra blades. I just lather up in the shower w/ Dove soap or Pert shampoo.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:33 AM   #764
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You need to light up a Lucky or a Camel, unfiltered, while you're shaving, just to keep in the character of the time.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:36 AM   #765
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I use a Merkur safety razor and Derby Extra blades. I just lather up in the shower w/ Dove soap or Pert shampoo.
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