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    My dear Loueedacat,

    Being the romantic fool I am, all my inanimate possessions are female. Some also have female names. My car is Shirin (shee-reen), which in Farsi means "sweet" as in sugar, but also a person's name. My laptop is named Mariette (as in marionette), after the female protagonist in my first novel "Will's Music." And so on.

    My razors, both the DE's and the straights, follow in my romantic tradition of also being females. If I were to name my straights, I would shiver, for instance, calling the snake wood Thiers-Issard Bubba. I could see her as Emily.

    On second thoughts, I think I will give the straights their own individual names. Not the DE's, but only the straights. Now, I hope I can remember all nine names.

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    Obie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    My dear Loueedacat,

    Being the romantic fool I am, all my inanimate possessions are female. Some also have female names. My car is Shirin (shee-reen), which in Farsi means "sweet" as in sugar, but also a person's name. My laptop is named Mariette (as in marionette), after the female protagonist in my first novel "Will's Music." And so on.

    My razors, both the DE's and the straights, follow in my romantic tradition of also being females. If I were to name my straights, I would shiver, for instance, calling the snake wood Thiers-Issard Bubba. I could see her as Emily.

    On second thoughts, I think I will give the straights their own individual names. Not the DE's, but only the straights. Now, I hope I can remember all nine names.

    Regards,

    Obie
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    I only have one named razor, and that was named for me by the manufacturer (Kraut & Donal "Regina"). Since I value function over aesthetics, if I was to name all of mine I fear I'd have a Myrtle, a Florence, a Muriel, and an Edna, amongst other such names - to a young'un such as myself, they kind of match the way my razors look - a little tarnished and pitted, but still able to do their job well.

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    My dear Don,

    You put that so well.

    Regards,

    Obie

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    Received my Merkur 38C (long handled HD, the "barber pole") in the mail this afternoon, and I just could not wait...had to try a shave with it, and found it shaved very close and smooth..well pleased with this razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockguy View Post
    Received my Merkur 38C (long handled HD, the "barber pole") in the mail this afternoon, and I just could not wait...had to try a shave with it, and found it shaved very close and smooth..well pleased with this razor.

    Congrats, mate!
    I've been using my 38C and Fat Boy in rotation for the last couple of months with great results. I will never part with my 38!

    What have you been shaving with previously? Did you have experience with either a straight or a DE?

    I have found that with my SR experience the learning curve for a DE has been almost nil.

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    Been shaving for over 50 years now...used everything from straights, DE Gillette, SE Gem, electric, Rolls Razors....but first time I have tried a Merkur 38C...but not sure I like the Merkur blades. Collect and do my own repairs on mechnical clocks (Seth Thomas, Gilbert, etc)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockguy View Post
    Been shaving for over 50 years now...used everything from straights, DE Gillette, SE Gem, electric, Rolls Razors.....
    Holy s**t mate, you got me beat there.

    Sorry, I wasn't assuming that you're a newb, just curious. I know by now that a members post count doesn't necessarily translate to their shaving experience.

    I'm glad to see that a DEveteran has had just as great results from the 38 as I have.

    BTW - If the Merkurs aren't doing it for you try Derby's. I found they work really well with the 38c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    BTW - If the Merkurs aren't doing it for you try Derby's. I found they work really well with the 38c
    I liked Merkurs and once I got the feel of them Derbys were okay too. If you want to take it up another level get a Merkur Slant. Either the 37C short handled version or the 39C, its long handled cousin. That goes together with Feather blades like a horse and carriage. The Feathers will IME outperform the Derby and Merkur blades by a wide margin. YMMV.
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