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    I honestly have to say, I get as good a shave from a good sharp straight as I can get from a DE razor. My Rolls's aren't far off either.

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    Excellent Mark!

    I use my DE for the majority of my shaves now, with the straights being the weapon of choice when time permits.

    I also have and F3 fatboy and love it, love it!

    I'll crank the thing up to nine, prep and oil up my beard, and in one irritation free pass, with stretching of course, have a bbs shave that will last as long all day. No ingrown hairs just smoothee goodness!

    No shame from me my friend.

    Now you can have fun exploring different blades!

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    Funny. My grandfather shaved every day with a straight for years. One Christmas my dad got him a DE razor (SuperSpeed, I think) so he wouldn't have to hone and strop a straight anymore. My grandad used it for about two weeks, and was always nicking himself or getting razor burn. He finally gave up on it and went back to the straight, saying the DE was just to damned dangerous.

    Smithee

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    My face (especially my neck) seems to prefer the thicker blade of the straight, not
    to mention much longer lasting closeness. That being said, I can still get a great
    shave with the DE and it is the preferred shaver so far for my head.

    - Scott

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    I too had my first DE shave, this morning.

    The razor was the first razor my father ever bought, a 1968 Gillette Superspeed. It hasn't been used for 20 years. I saw one in a mantic59 vid, he said "they were so well made that most of them just need to be cleaned up". I had nothing to lose.

    I threw it in an ultrasonic cleaner at school and it looks as good as new.

    I still prefer a straight razor shave, but a DE shave is more convenient and fast, so like Mark said, it will become my fast/travel razor.

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    I keep a DE on hand, I believe it is a Superspeed (it's not adjustable). The only time I use it is if I haven't had (or, I should say, put aside) the time for a straight shave the night before. I can do a single WTG pass with just water and be presentable for the day. But those types of shaves are just that...shaves. They are not relaxing, enjoyable experiences; they are nothing more than necessary grooming.

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    See it this way: I prefer to take 10 minutes to get a decent DE shave than take this time to rush a straight shave.

    Rush + straight razor = bloody mess

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