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    Gentlemen,

    Lynn is right, the Feather Artist Club (straight razor with replaceable blades) and the Mongoose, which uses the same blades as the Artist Club, are two different worlds.

    I plan to use the Mongoose with the Feather Professional blades all this week and then write my thoughts on the forum when finished with my unscientific test.

    Thus far, on my first shave this week — I have shaved with my Mongoose once before, so in essence this makes it my second shave — the razor is quite comfortable and forgiving. The large shave head is not a problem, nor the weight and bulk. It is a good shaver so far, but for efficiency and closeness of the shave, it fails to match the Wolfman — which is also silky smooth.

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    I haven't used the mongoose. But it would be hard pressed to beat an old school SE razor loaded with pella blades. With my Gem 1912, I often get as good as a straight shave. And it is oh so comfy. Picked it up for a lot cheaper too. Rapidly became my go to travel kit.

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    I used to use the old Schick Injector from the 40's with the Bakelite handle. It also is a good shaver IMO.

    Have fun.

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    Ed, glad to hear you got the GEM sorted. The SE shave continues to amaze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    I used to use the old Schick Injector from the 40's with the Bakelite handle. It also is a good shaver IMO.

    Have fun.
    I have a handle that I got as part of a lot of other razors but I haven't used it I don't really want to invest the money that the blades go for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stove View Post
    Ed, glad to hear you got the GEM sorted. The SE shave continues to amaze.
    Thanks, I don't really know but I think the stiffness of the blades makes a difference. I am interested to see how the open combs will compare, either way I am planning a cull fairly soon
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    I kept only a progress, EJ 89, and a few junkers that I couldn't sell if I wanted too. My SE collection grew fast, all are good Shavers except for autostrops, at least in my hands. I think you'll like the OCMM. My favorite seems to be the 1912 very mild but equally good shave. The merkur progress is the only DE I have that comes close to any of the Gems.

    Enjoy.
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    It looks like that you will get different experience with different blades in mongoose razor. The most "aggressive" will be with bigger blade exposure. Currently it is feather professional super. Mongoose is a smooth shaver, but I would need more time to form final opinion about it. Few shaves was ok but too "mild" for my beard. You can get BBS, but it took me 3 passes instead of usual 2.

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    I used mine for the first time today. With the weight of the thing you have to watch the pressure or you can easily apply too much. It's too early to give an opinion of course but just from the very limited use I got a total BBS shave and I'd say it certainly bested the Feather DS-2 and seems to be right up there with the R-41. I'll know by midnight tonight.
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    I use a Feather DX because I believe its hard to go past feather blades & I am to lazy to maintain a straight.
    I also have recently acquired a mongoose and it is a machine! Much better than expensive ATT razor I had for a while.
    Love Love Love the Mongoose

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