Getting it straight-- the razor obsessed shaving megathread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RumRunner, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    So what is a good, reasonably-priced single blade double edge razor?
  2. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    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! :deal

    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.



    Sean :bmwrider
  3. wsdbikes

    wsdbikes New Max is Mad

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    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.
  4. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    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.
  5. invisible monster

    invisible monster Been here awhile

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    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.
  6. VonHelm

    VonHelm soggy doggy

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    Um....:confused


    I...:huh


    Uh...:uhoh



    Oh, look! A flashlight!:lol3
  7. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    I would think so.
    And, by the way, isopropyl alcohol tastes like Brut or Hai Karate.
    Not that I know or anything.











    :lol3 :lol3
  8. VonHelm

    VonHelm soggy doggy

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    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.

    :D
  9. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    I'm an Old Spice kinda guy, myself.

    :loaded

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  10. yater

    yater Long timer

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    I'm a cyclist. The girls are ok with it.
  11. WSikorski

    WSikorski Long timer

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    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.
  12. LoneStrom

    LoneStrom Been here awhile

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    This guy shares the same sentiment as the OP:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704588404575124120885568324.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5

    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.
  13. cornercarver

    cornercarver Long timer

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    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.
  14. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    before or after i rinse my razor with it?
  15. MikeinSA

    MikeinSA Long timer

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    Um, what exactly were you shaving?
  16. CGH

    CGH Polluting the ether

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  17. VonHelm

    VonHelm soggy doggy

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    whew.:knary

    you had me worried there, Yater...

    I was wondering if you had switched teams, or sumptin'.:lol3
  18. NEVERLOST

    NEVERLOST Banned

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    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
  19. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    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.
  20. VonHelm

    VonHelm soggy doggy

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    Hiya Leo!:wave

    I can't wait for April to get here.:nod