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    I had my first DE shave today and I have to agree with you entirely. For once I didnt cut myself on the face. The only problem had was inserting the blade, I dropped it on my hand and cut my thumb...oh well

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    The DE razor that contains the blade is usually heavier than other modern razor designs. For me the extra weight seems to effortlessly move the blade through the whiskers.

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    I recently started using a DE and am now looking at straight razor shaving.

    I wondered why people gave away the DE in favour of disposables - really good advertising maybe??

    Maybe it coincided with foam in a can and was seen to save time?

    DE razor feels much nicer - the weight and smooth feel (even before the blade gets to work).

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    Angry Bleh! Foam-in-a-can

    And the Foam in a can is also a bogus deception. Even cheap shave soap and an inexpensive brush will do you better than alcohol whipped petroleum in a can.

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    So is a DE the same thing as a Shavette?

    I should know this.

    I was hoping to start with one next week, but my parents said I couldn't use their credit card. Oh well, I'll just buy one of those Visa giftcard at wal-mart next time I'm out.
    The anticipation is for the first shave is killing me, lol.


    I hope you don't have to be 18 to buy these things..hmm..

    Maybe if I don't shave for a few days my parents will buy one for me, haha.

    EDIT: Ok. I get it, I double edge is a safety razor.

    Kachow.
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    Gentlemen,

    The world was doing fine with a straight razor until someone saw more profit in making something a bit more convenient. Thus came the double edge safety razor, and a good invention, I might add.

    Somewhere along the way the corporate world decided there was more money in plastic guillotines that were disposable. Matters became worse, until now when the whole concept of 37 blades in a plastic razor is the best invention the world has seen. Whatever . . .

    Also, somewhere along another corporate head decided that a vile foamy substance spit out of an aerosol can is the ultimate in shaving cream possibilities. Whatever . . .

    Now the combination of a plastic guillotine with 37 blades and a can of the vile foamy substance are advertised as a marriage made in heaven. Whatever . . .

    Kindly give me a straight razor, or a double edge safety razor with Feather blades when I am rushed, lather soap or cream, a badger brush, a styptic pencil, a comforting shave balm, a lovely aftershave, and I am in heaven.

    When it comes to a good shave, one of life's great joys, I prefer to remain old fashioned.

    Regards,

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    I also recently started using my vintage gillette "fatboy" (e2) and was very impressed with the shave,reminded me of the younger days using my fathers,getting the technique down is still a process in the works but im also going to use a SR soon and use the DE as quick pick up shave and the SR as a relaxing shave session.

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    I also must throw in some props to all the advice and help here at SRP that made me want to go to the comfort of a nice shaving experience. Thank you all

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    Default Ya'lls Fault! Thanks!!

    I guess it's about time to take out my collection of DE razors. Its odd,at first i only collected Straights, then got into antique SE safetys, I use to not give a second thought to collecting the newer but still vintage DE's like gillette, but still aquired some with other purchases and family and friends gave me some thinking that was what i was collecting. Have never even considered giving one a whirl as an adult, messed with my dads a time or two when i was a kid i'm sure, can't really remember tho. BUT NOW, cuz of you guys, that's gonna be my next endevor!! I just recently gave an associate at work a couple DE's, cuz he said he really missed using one. He's a few years older than me, and I figured I could hook him up with some since i had no real interest in them, I did however, look them over and kept the choicest one for myself. I am glad i did. Now i'll get to try it out!! I'm sure i even have some vintage blades NIB around here aswell. So I guess I'll get to see how good some my antique razor blade sharpeners I have will work once i've taken ol Gilly out for a spin awhile!! I have the glass, glass ball, belt stroppers, and a slew of others i can try. I feel the glass stroppers would probably be most efficient. we'll see..... Thanks again ya'll, I am tickled I have found this site!

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    That's all I need, a new collection. I am happy to say I have a few still in my posession. the choicest one i mentioned above that i kept,has adjustable settings on the neck. As you twist it, it straightens the blade, making it stick out straighter. any info on the mechanics of these razors would be welcomed, for none of mine come with instructions!!

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