Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: New to SE

  1. #11
    Senior Member singlewedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    1,568
    Thanked: 203

    Default

    As a gentleman I will forgo any arguments about the validity of material at the B & B. Start at The Shave Den at least the material there is not censored by the owners.

    All I used before Str8s is SEs, Schicks, Gems, ERs, Rolls, Wedge Type Safety. Minority or not, the fact is that:
    1. They are expensive and who needs 200 blades.
    2. They are too sharp because they are meant for LAB WORK!!!

    I would not shave with a scalpel. If that is your thing, then hey its your face. Have all the razor burn and weepers you want. The rest of us that do not drink the Ted Pella Kool-aid will be over here with a better feeling face.

    JMHO.

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    603
    Thanked: 143

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by singlewedge View Post
    As a gentleman I will forgo any arguments about the validity of material at the B & B. Start at The Shave Den at least the material there is not censored by the owners.

    All I used before Str8s is SEs, Schicks, Gems, ERs, Rolls, Wedge Type Safety. Minority or not, the fact is that:
    1. They are expensive and who needs 200 blades.
    2. They are too sharp because they are meant for LAB WORK!!!

    I would not shave with a scalpel. If that is your thing, then hey its your face. Have all the razor burn and weepers you want. The rest of us that do not drink the Ted Pella Kool-aid will be over here with a better feeling face.

    JMHO.
    Well they can be had elsewhere in 100-blade lots. As to the expense, I bought a the big lot to save money! 200 blades should last about 100 weeks, or two years. That seems a reasonable advanced buy. They are considerably cheaper this way than buying piecemeal from the drugstores. But shortly after buying them I transitioned to 100% straight razor shaving. So I do have a big left over supply!

    I have not had any troubles shaving with them but should also add that I didn't notice a big difference between them and the GEM Personna Super Stainless available in many big chain drugstores. For a while I even thought they were actually the same blades just packaged differently -- until I saw a microscopic comparison picture of the edges! Not having done a back-to-back comparison, I didn't even know I had something different until after I had been using them for a while.

    I get (got) great effortless shaves from them. I at first used a GEM 1912 then moved to a GEM Junior 1900/1901 Lather Catcher.
    Last edited by TexasBob; 09-30-2009 at 05:05 PM.

  3. #13
    Senior Member shutterbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Guthrie, Oklahoma
    Posts
    419
    Thanked: 217

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by singlewedge View Post
    As a gentleman I will forgo any arguments about the validity of material at the B & B. Start at The Shave Den at least the material there is not censored by the owners.

    All I used before Str8s is SEs, Schicks, Gems, ERs, Rolls, Wedge Type Safety. Minority or not, the fact is that:
    1. They are expensive and who needs 200 blades.
    2. They are too sharp because they are meant for LAB WORK!!!

    I would not shave with a scalpel. If that is your thing, then hey its your face. Have all the razor burn and weepers you want. The rest of us that do not drink the Ted Pella Kool-aid will be over here with a better feeling face.

    JMHO.

    I am currently in the process of restoring my first straight razor. I have not shaved with a straight yet, but my thought was to learn as much about the art as I could while I was fixing up my new/old razor and collecting all the different things that go with straight shaving. ie. strops, hones ect.

    In the meantime, I shave with a Gem (I got several of the different types)
    While I may not need a stockpile of 200 blades, it would cost me *significatly less* to aquire a decent SE razor and all those blades as opposed to *one* decent straight razor in a shave ready state and the assorted supplies. Not to mention the learning curve that goes with straight shaving.

    Why am I doing this? For the fun and enjoyment of the shave. Because it's neat and cool, and because I have found some forums that are full of open minded gentlemen who appreciate taking a bit of time to enjoy a good shave.
    Yes, I am a member over at B&B.
    No, I have never tried Ted Pella Kool-aid
    Yes, even if I fall head over heels for the Wade & Butcher on my bench right now, I will still use my SEs, especially when I'm travelling.
    No, I don't have any weepers or razor burn tonight after my shave, and my face feels *wonderful*

    fraternally,
    John

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    603
    Thanked: 143

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbug View Post
    No, I have never tried Ted Pella Kool-aid
    Here ya go -- enjoy! And happy shaving!


  5. #15
    Senior Member shutterbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Guthrie, Oklahoma
    Posts
    419
    Thanked: 217

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBob View Post
    Here ya go -- enjoy! And happy shaving!



    woo hoo, I love kool-aid.

  6. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    34
    Thanked: 2

    Default

    I think that a seasoned straight user calling a Feather or a Pella blade too sharp to shave with says it all about the timeless hours spent trying to duplicate said sharpness in a straight blade.S/E razors produce absolutely wonderfull shaves and a lot of wet shavers love the Merkur Slant Feather combination.Less snobbery please.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •