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    Default First shave with a DE, all i have to say is OMG...

    well i just finished my first shave with a DE razor, and i have to say OMG!!!! it was so much better than using those new razors......at first i was having trouble with the angle....it wasnt cutting enough but after a while i got it, one of the first things that i noticed right away was that when i shave with any of the multi-blade razors i can feel the blades literally cutting my skin as i drag it, with the DE i did not feel a thing....it was so smooth i had to keep looking at my face to see if i was actually cutting hair....my face actually starts to get bumps a day or two after i shave so i hope i dont start to get them later on.....but anyways my first shave was EXELLENT, will keep you updated on how my skin is 2 days from now.....

    Edit: i just realized that i posted in the wrong section so please move to the right one, sorry.
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    Well done on making the change. I too was shocked at how good DE shaves can be compared to cartridge razors. Who would have thought something so quaint and old-fashioned could be so much better than the modern equivalent? Actually that's the problem, most people just don't know the secret.

    I almost felt guilty changing from using a DE to a straight, but I'm glad I did. It takes some time to learn, but it opens up options to fine-tune the blade to suit your skin - e.g. honing on a coticule or stropping with Chromium Oxide gives very smooth shaves.

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    Good stuff, and I have no doubt that your shaves will continue to improve.

    There is a lot to be said for single blade razors.

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    i don't think the thread is out of place here, but i'll move it to the DE section as you wish and i'll leave a redirect in the newbie section.

    enjoy the change to de

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    To be honest, I was so shocked at how well the DE worked, despite being old technology, that it made me wonder if a straight would work better.

    FYI, it did!!!

    That is why I switched to the straight. The DE has not gone to waste however, because my wife uses it instead of cartridge razors now, She likes it a lot better too.

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    Good job! What's your razor? I found that the DE was a ton of fun to use, as well as giving great shaves.

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    well it has been 2 days since my first shave with a DE and i am happy because so far i have very little bumps on my face.....compared to before i have nothing, i'm really impressed with the DE, i will NEVER go back to using a multi-blade razor....Thank you all on this forum for providing so much information and support for newbies like me...

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    i have a feather razor, not the blades, and just bought a FATBOY vintage 1959 Gillette Adjustable from ebay for 25 bucks....

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    The fat boy is an awesome razor. I use one from time to time when I am not in the mood for my straights (in a rush). Check out the gillette NEW from the 19203 and 1930s. I think those are the best DEs I have ever tried.

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    Your journey has started and if you are like most of us here, it is far from over...

    I had the same reaction going from a cartridge razor to DE...it seemed like it couldn't get any better.

    Then I tried an SE razor: a GEM 1912 to be exact....it was better than any DE I had.

    Then I tried straights.....even better than the SE.

    If I can't make the time for a straight, I will use my GEM, but I prefer the shave I get from straights (even if I use a shavette)

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