Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RumRunner, Feb 13, 2007.
So what is a good, reasonably-priced single blade double edge razor?
You go into the sauna to shave, not after. Just go in, throw some water on and give it about five minutes until you start to sweat. Grab a bowl of hot water to rinse your razor and go at it. Do not toss your rinse water on the stones!
I'm usually in there for a bit longer afterwards and then take my shower and toss some aftershave on. I don't get any irritation.
When I was stationed in Okinawa I had a barber shop shave from my female barber. Hot towel, brushed on soap and a straight razor.
Best shave i ever had.
I use an old Gillette "Super Speed" I found in a box of stuff that was probably my father's or grandfather's. Gave it a good cleaning and it works better than any of the disposables or cartridges on the market and blades are less that 15 cents apiece. I imagine you could get one off ebay for pretty cheap.
I gotta go +1 on this. Used a Mach 3 for years and thought it was alright. Got a Quattro for free at the Winter X games a year or so ago. Found it in with some other stuff while moving recently and decided to give it a try. This thing blows away the Mach 3. Of course I have a big pile of Mach 3 blades that I got in a jumbo pack at Costco... Convinced myself not to buy any more Quattro blades until I use all the ones I have for the Mach 3.
Oh, look! A flashlight!
I would think so.
And, by the way, isopropyl alcohol tastes like Brut or Hai Karate.
Not that I know or anything.
Or, you could send them to me, your ol' buddy.
I know you hate them, and I'll be doing you a favor by getting rid of them.
I'm an Old Spice kinda guy, myself.
I'm a cyclist. The girls are ok with it.
No matter which razor or electric shaver I use, I get a "5 o'clock" shadow, before noon. My beard is like Inconel safety wire.
This guy shares the same sentiment as the OP:
I just picked up a double edged safety razor, a Merkur. Sample pack of 60 blades set me back 14 bucks, but they should get cheaper once I figure out which brand works the best for me. Bought in bulk they're less than a dime each. I don't expect to make another blade purchase anytime soon.
I've got a thick beard and the straight blade has no problem slicing though it. Certainly better than the Fusion or Mach3. It takes some getting used to because you have to make a few passes instead of scraping it all off your face at once like the Fusion.
That's for sure. I use my razors until I really can't stand it any longer. Then I usually switch mid-shave, and it is always amazing to me how I forget just how well a sharp razor actually works. Especially since I work from home so I really don't shave that frequently. There's nothing quite like scraping a 2 or 3 day growth off your face with a dull razor, whether it has 1 blade or 5. I'm always reminded of the shaving scene in the dirty dozen - wondering why I do that to myself.
before or after i rinse my razor with it?
Um, what exactly were you shaving?
you had me worried there, Yater...
I was wondering if you had switched teams, or sumptin'.
8 for 12 bucks. Great shave when you combine w/ any high quality gel. electric razors are disgusting. The take your top layer of skin off and let it rot in the razor. the smell is repulsive. finish the shave w/ a great SPF 15 cream. Works for me
I read that Gillette made a pitch to Warren Buffett. He liked what he saw, so he invested in them. Since Buffett's not a fool, that means that Gillette knows how to make $.
Shame for us that view shaving supplies as merely a commodity product. Gillette wants to sell them as specialty items.
I can't wait for April to get here.