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    Quote Originally Posted by MickR View Post
    They're next off the blocks to try mate. Working through a sample pack by the recommended order of blades. I've just got onto the Treets today and next week it will be a Feather. I've not liked the Merkurs or the Derbys. They'd do if nothing was available, but Astra and Treets are far better on my face. I'm looking forward to the Feathers, having heard that they are almost like the holy grail of DE blades. So far I could happily buy Astra in a bulk pack.


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    Feathers mess my face up. There IS such a thing as too sharp! My favourite is the Israeli Personna's in the red pack. Like baby bears bed, just right. If there aren't any in you sample pack PM me your details and I will PIF you a few to try.

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    May your bone always be well buried MickR's Avatar
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    Thanks mate. A kind and generous offer. PM sent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    What's my favourite? This one...

    Very nice looking but what kind is it?

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    It would be no fun if I just told you! Don't you want to play "guess the razor"?

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    Stahly head on Bob's custom handle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aroliver59 View Post
    Stahly head on Bob's custom handle?
    .... yeah.

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    A couple.

    A Gillette NEW head with a Cooncat Bob, Bull Mastiff handle.

    A Gillette Old Type made by ABC that belonged to my Great Granddad.

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    Not that experienced, but of what I have tried this combinations stands out:

    Merkur 39C Slant with a long handle paired with Feather blades.

    Imo, if you can shave with a Straight Razor you can easily shave with Feather blades, very sharp yes, but that is just what I`m looking for when shaving with a DE Razor.

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    Default Shick injector

    I still have the adjustable I bought in the 70s, and some orig. blades. The injector's smaller head enabled more precise work around the 'stache and under the jawline. I smelled a rat w/ Gillette, not long after hitting my 20's, and viewed shick as the better value.

    I bought a couple vintage DEs for backup for the bevy of str8s I use now - thanks to all the kind help here. I've have One friend who never stopped using a DE (since the 70s), and one who'd never used one. Both of them said they had the best shaves they've ever had from the Derby blades sold on SRD. The only reason for me not to use a str8 is time. I'm slow. I'll get better, but would hate to be pressed to use DE, injector, or heaven forbid, a disposable multi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    Hi guys,

    Every now and then I will pull out one of my DE's or Schicks for a quick shave and I have really been leaning toward the Schick lately. I also really like my Merkur razor and my Gillette adjustable. I just can't decide if I really have a favorite or why. All are consistently nice shavers.

    What are your favorites and why?

    Inquiring minds wanna know..........

    Lynn
    Geez, talk about a can o' worms....

    For me the Schick (almost any model) is like a Miata or Porsche zipping along my mug. Love it. My Futur (very first DE) is like (I imagine) riding in the back seat of a Maybach. '49 - '52 SSs , Slims, FBs are nostalgic, simple, kind of like the '55 Caddy my Father drove (he also used both those razors). Slants (I have 3 makes) are a little quirky but very effective and get the job done quickly -- the crotch rockets of the group (I have experience with these too).

    At the moment, I'm experimenting with Rolls. Remiknds me most of my MGB GT, which I had in college, or my E-type Jaguar -- quirky, temperamental, great when everything is working, but that is infrequent.

    90% of the time I use a straight. But now we'll have to start talking about biplanes.

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