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    Default Fed up with the aggravation

    Little bit about myself: 21 years old, work at a corporate office, can make time for a respectable shave.

    What I've used: Norelco $150 electric (close shave, lots of irritation/bumps) Disposables (persona) after that, okay shave but not what I wanted. 2 weeks of that and I wanted to get a better shave, so I did some searching.

    What happened: Read about "safety razors" (sorry for the continuing ignorance on nomenclature) and the benefits. Decided I needed something for the next day, so I bought a Shick Quattro Titanium... Lousy. Sharp blades, but a shave worse than my disposables. Suffice to say that one shave was enough to send me back to disposables. Sad, I know.

    What I NEED: A man's shave. I think it means a trip back in time to the days of single blades and brushes. I know It's customary for a member to be in a forum for a while to earn any type of credibility, but I'm asking for help. Bottom line: does anyone have a razor and brush that they're willing to pass on to an aspiring convert? I've had incredible help from a cycling forum I frequent, and I hope to have the same luck here. I thank all of you in advance!!

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    Check out the classifieds section, you cant go wrong! You can get a basic soap/brush set for less than 10$ at Walgreens or CVS. I wish to welcome you to SRP! Send me a PM if you need further help.
    Last edited by nun2sharp; 12-03-2009 at 03:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Check out the classifieds section, you cant go wrong! You can get a basic soap/brush set for less than 10$ at Walgreens or CVS. I wish to welcome you to SRP! Send me a PM if you need further help.
    There's just one on the classifieds

    I'm basically looking for someone to hand down/sell me something for a beginner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrvrsick View Post
    There's just one on the classifieds

    I'm basically looking for someone to hand down/sell me something for a beginner.
    there are a bunch of cheap offerings in the razor classifieds right now.
    Van der Hagen soap+ brush + bowl = ~8 bucks @ Walmart.
    You will also need a simple leather strop.
    you can buy a razor+ strop set up for 60 @ ruprazor
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    Welcome to SRP. Make sure you check out the beginner's guide in the SRP Wiki here and read SRP founder Lynn Abram's recommendations for your first straight razor shaves here. Also study up on preparation and lathering.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    there are a bunch of cheap offerings in the razor classifieds right now.
    Van der Hagen soap+ brush + bowl = ~8 bucks @ Walmart.
    You will also need a simple leather strop.
    you can buy a razor+ strop set up for 60 @ ruprazor

    Ah, I'm looking for a DE I believe... Not a "cut throat"

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    In that case you would be better off looking at ebay or a antique shop. I've gotten a couple, one from each of those, and didn't spend much.

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    If you are after DE shaving info, you are probably better to check the badger and blade website - they are more DE focused and you will see a lot of newbie PIFs there that you can take advantage of.

    Also, check youtube for mantic59's vids on all things DE shaving.

    Then in a few months time when you have your prep worked out and you are bored with the DE, you can move up to a straight razor.
    Last edited by wedwards; 12-03-2009 at 09:58 AM.

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    This sounds like me a while back..!

    Used to use the Mach 3 and got loads of irritation and bumps so I moved onto a DE. Then got into the straights and havent looked back..!

    If you're looking for a DE, I got a Merkur from Amazon. They have a whole bunch on there for between 20 and 40 and they're great!

    Merkur 1904 Double Edge Safety Razor: Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty

    Merkur 'Barber Pole' Heavy Duty Double Edge Safety Razor: Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty

    Also check out Badger and Blade, they have a load more DE info.

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    go to epay and get a old DE and look on here and get a straight razor once you get that straight your gonna wish you never even bothered with a DE but im still learning alot so i use an old vintage DE to touch up the spots i miss or cant get with the straight yet

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