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    Default New guy given several old DE's today ! (photos)

    Hello,

    Was helping clean out my grandmothers Apt. today with my father and we came across 3 DE's and an old set of clippers and a few old blades!

    2 are "rake" types? and one Butterfly.

    Had a shower tonight and after reading countless beginner tips and watching many videos I gave the Silver DE a shot..
    I was pretty timid in the beginning and took my time the whole way through and made a total of 3 passes.
    My only problem area was the chin.. It was tugging quite a bit and even some flat spots it did this as well.

    Could this be the old blades I decided to go ahead and use? they looked perfect..
    Either way, I was still pretty satisfied with my first DE shave and didn't have one nick/cut.
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    Some great stuff,but those blades truly suck, far better blades on the market
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    Very nice collection, thank you for sharing them.

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    Yep! Get some new blades! I'd get a few different brands to try! I haven't DE shaved in 8 months but Feathers are my favorite!
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    Those are pretty sweet! Have you tried the clippers yet?
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    Thanks for the replies!

    I'll get a variety pack ordered very soon, and in the meantime i'll also be trying a new DOVO SR thats arriving in 2 days..
    Would like to be proficient at both SR and DE especially where I have inherited each kind of razor.

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    As for the clippers... No.. haha.

    I shave my head with electric clippers and have no hair to try them on. Before today I had never seen anything like them and didn't know there was such a thing!

    Maybe when the wife comes home ??
    I'll let you know how I make out

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    Congrats! Even more special since they are family heirlooms. The 3 DE's should clean up nicely. All three are great razors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrspiffy View Post
    As for the clippers... No.. haha.

    I shave my head with electric clippers and have no hair to try them on. Before today I had never seen anything like them and didn't know there was such a thing!

    Maybe when the wife comes home ??
    I'll let you know how I make out
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    > "rake" types?

    You mean that one on the left in your picture? I think I've heard those called "open comb". If you do a search for that phrase here (and at Badger and Blade, where DEs are discussed more), you should find some conversations about why some users prefer closed or open comb designs.

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