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    Quote Originally Posted by nodakjohns View Post
    So it seem the consensus is use the blade twice then throw it ?
    I dunno, generally I use mine till I feel it start to tug a bit before pitching it. Different blades seem to deteriorate at different rates too.

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    It depends on the blade I think, I can usually get 5+ before it starts to tug. My tolerance to tugging might be high, but I've gone 10+ many times I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by nodakjohns View Post
    So it seem the consensus is use the blade twice then throw it ?
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    Same opinion here--use a blade till you no longer like the shave you are getting and then switch blades. It takes no time to switch it out in the middle of a shave.

    Don't bother counting the number of shaves unless you really want to keep track that way.
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    The EJ is a good choice. I started with DEs before buying a straight. I still rely on the DE for quick cleanup after two passes with my TI. I'm sure it's slowed down my ability to really get proficient, but it works for me. DEs aren't necessarily more gentle on your face if you have poor technique, so make sure you take time to figure it out properly.
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    The EJ is a great razor, Ive been DE shaving for many years now, I have just returned back to straights after about 2 years away.
    Most blades 3 shaves for me some 5 depends on the brand,
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    Gents:

    I use both. But to me I use straights when I do have the time to shave in peace not with the hurry for work or something like that.

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    Well I tried it yesterday for the first time. Went very very good ! The shave was closer in my trouble spots than my straights and no knicks or razor burn of any kind. It was very successful. The razor like I stated is the EJ 89bl with an astra blade. Can't wait to try again. On another note now I'm shopping egay for a birth year gillette slim .
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    I've got the same model EJ and really like it as well. What year slim adj are you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodb View Post
    I've got the same model EJ and really like it as well. What year slim adj are you looking for?
    I'm looking for a mint gillette1963 slim.

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    try a muhle r41 open comb and a merkur slant for something somewhat close to a straight. I'm now at about a year and a half on my straight about 5 days a week and I feel most comfortable now. I use double edge on weekends. interestingly, I find the straights to be the best shaves. closer than DE and less irritation
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