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    Default Now I know why I stopped using a DE

    Well all my Str8s are in Gs's hands. So I have to fall back on what I have. I was shaving with my NM Schick 66, but for some reason last night my hand was guided by the dark side to my 1940s SS loaded with a fresh Feather.

    This morning's shave nearly needed a transfusion. My neck looks like it went 10 rounds with a Mike Tyson Cheese grater. My face feels like someone used molecular acid on it and it has more hot spots than the sun.

    The cold water splash at the end felt like fire and the alum was no better.

    Can't wait for my str8s to get back here.

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    You know in my former incarnation I was known as "Slant-Fan" because of my love for the "twisted head" A.K.A. Slant bar DE razors. I still have quite a collection of them from various makers. I used to shave with the Merkur with a Feather most of the time and every now and then I think of doing a shave with one of them one more time I don't though because I visualize that thin sharp (read harsh) Feather and I don't want to waste the shave. I am 60 years old and every shave may be my last. If Glen has your razors I am sure they will be worth the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    You know in my former incarnation I was known as "Slant-Fan" because of my love for the "twisted head" A.K.A. Slant bar DE razors. I still have quite a collection of them from various makers. I used to shave with the Merkur with a Feather most of the time and every now and then I think of doing a shave with one of them one more time I don't though because I visualize that thin sharp (read harsh) Feather and I don't want to waste the shave. I am 60 years old and every shave may be my last. If Glen has your razors I am sure they will be worth the wait.

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    I've said it several times before. Since I've been shaving exclusively with a straight the one or two times that I've gone back to a DE, I was NERVOUS to shave with the DE!! I was worried that little inflexible sucker was going to cut me. Isn't that funny? You often see new members on this site saying they're nervous to use a straight (I guess I was too the first shave with one). I'm so comfortable and relaxed using my straights I don't want to shave with anything else.

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    DEs are easier but they still take technique and practice. i for one suck at using them, but i have a Fatboy so if i do for some reason have to use it i set it on 2 instead of 3 and see where i get. i have an injector that i do like for some reason, not to say i shouldn't but i don't use it enough (if ever) to really say why i like it.
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    I shaved for a few months with a DE before I switched to straights. I haven't used anything but a straight for months and months now. The idea of using my DE again is scary! I've gotten very comfortable handling a straight, and at times too comfortable.....I've had a few minor cuts due to carelessness

    I know I'm never going to go back to a DE.

    Once you go straight, you never go back. (I just realized how that could be misinterpreted )
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    Hm, maybe it's just my combo of blades/razor, but I've never had a problem with a DE and I don't use it frequently by any means (I could probably count on both hands the number of times I've used a DE). If I'm running late in the morning and feel that I need a shave, I whip out my SuperSpeed with a Derby, throw some water on my face and do a quick WTG. Haven't nicked myself with it yet.

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    I'm sure most people who haven't used a DE for a while and is used to straights is going to have a rough time using the DE at first. It just that it takes a different touch, so it's probably harder to go from one way of shaving to another.

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    I actually get pretty good shaves with a DE.....and it ****es me off

    Reminds me of how far away i am from getting good straight shaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    I actually get pretty good shaves with a DE.....and it ****es me off

    Reminds me of how far away i am from getting good straight shaves.
    I'm a little worried about that too! What if I try my DE again...and like it more than my straight.....well then my whole philosophy of shaving will be shaken!
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