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    Thanks for all the replies guys!
    Think I'll try one of the sampler packs and try out a bunch and see what I like best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy View Post
    Thanks for all the replies guys!
    Think I'll try one of the sampler packs and try out a bunch and see what I like best.
    That is your best bet.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy View Post
    Thanks for all the replies guys!
    Think I'll try one of the sampler packs and try out a bunch and see what I like best.
    Smart Decision! Have fun trying them out - do not use one for more than 2 shaves (my recommendation) until you really get the hang of it - you want to compare the blades at their optimal performance levels, not when they are deteriorating. Spray or dip the blade in as pure rubbing alcohol (isopropopal) that you can get - it will prevent rusting of the edge between shaves! a bottle available everywhere is about $1.

    Keep a written log of your thoughts of the blades as you use them in various categories as you will forget over time and not remember your thoughts of a particular blade. It will just help you to remember which you liked and why and not confuse the blades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
    Smart Decision! Have fun trying them out - do not use one for more than 2 shaves (my recommendation) until you really get the hang of it - you want to compare the blades at their optimal performance levels, not when they are deteriorating. Spray or dip the blade in as pure rubbing alcohol (isopropopal) that you can get - it will prevent rusting of the edge between shaves! a bottle available everywhere is about $1.

    Keep a written log of your thoughts of the blades as you use them in various categories as you will forget over time and not remember your thoughts of a particular blade. It will just help you to remember which you liked and why and not confuse the blades!

    ..I don't know that I would exactly agree with everything you wrote. Everyone has their own way, of course, and people should choose what works best for them. I was given some very good advice when I first started, though, and I would like to pass it on. Follow it as you will.

    1. Use blades till they don't work well for you. If that's one shave, it's one shave. If that's four shaves, it's four. It really helps you get to know how long a blade lasts, which is important for knowing which blade is right for you. Also, as your skill improves, your attitudes will change about blades. It will help if you avoid jumping form blade to blade too much at first, so you can concentrate on TECHNIQUE rather than blades.
    Honestly, when you are starting out, comparing blades should be the least of your worries. Start with a simple, good blade--Derby, or Dorco 301, and stick with it until you are able to give yourself a reasonably good shave. Then you can start experimenting with different blades for your "finishing touch".

    2. There is absolutely no need to worry about stainless steel blades rusting, unless you store them in a really humid environment for AGES. The few days you will have them in your razor is not enough time for stainless steel blades to rust. Carbon steel is another matter, but even then--a few days in your razor should not be a problem.

    First and foremost, technique technique technique. 0 pressure, the right angle, and knowing your beard growth pattern. Also, lather lather lather. Practice lather when you aren7t shaving. Blades are actually near the bottom of the list when it comes to DE shaving...
    The most important thing, above all, is ENJOY YOUR SHAVE!
    Last edited by JimR; 01-05-2009 at 12:40 PM. Reason: Word choice

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    yeah, Dorcos are alright, it really depends on a lot, like how thick your beard is. It works pretty well on a thin beard, but I wouldn't expect it to last long or give a close shave on thick stubble.

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