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    Hi folks,

    I've been using a straight for about two months, or so. Things are going well.
    However there are days when I need to take less time shaving, and for those days I end up turning back to my dreaded Mach 3.

    The resulting shave is quite uncomfortable, even with fresh blades. The most recent time, I felt like my face had been through the ringer afterwards. The discomfort and irritation were contributing reasons to my search for alternatives to the cartridge.

    I'm thinking a DE would be a good compromise. Less "dangerous" than a speedy straight shave, but still allowing me to get a decent shave quickly.

    So all this said, I'm looking for a recommendation on which DE to purchase. I'd be a DE newbie, and seeing as I wouldn't be using it frequently (less than once a week), it would have to be reasonably priced. Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

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    Any vintage Gillette in good condition from Ebay, antique store,,,, loaded with a blade of your choice.

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    I don't mind going vintage, but I would prefer new (for a change)... Any other suggestions?

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    Not from me, as I only own vintage Gillettes, but someone will soon give you a choice.

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    Edwin jagger DE89. Shaves mutch like a vintage Gillette, and looks way better. The chrome work on them is out of this world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    Edwin jagger DE89. Shaves mutch like a vintage Gillette, and looks way better. The chrome work on them is out of this world.
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    If you want new - the DE89 is a great safe choice.

    I started with one, and still have it and some other very nice, new and $$ DEs.
    But the only DE I keep in the brush stand is a 1953 Y-4 Gillette SuperSpeed...

    They have their own learning curve (angle and pressure along with what blade works for you) but are a useful tool in any shave den.

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    My choice is always a one pass straight shave. My den is a NO DE Zone. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    Come on Hirlau, you know it's true!
    I knew I woke up for a reason....look better than a vintage Gillette....HAH!!!!....the Edwin Jagger is a wannabe...really...well, back to bed now....glad that nightmare is over!

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