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    I have been straight razor shaving for about 6 months now. But, I still have to use my cartrage razor on the mornings that I have to work in the office and need to be in early. I also find it hard to shave straight two days in a row. A friend started DE shaving and got me interested. I ordered a razor and blades from SRD and it arrived yesterday. My first shave was fantastic. It's my new daily shaver! When I showed it to my wife, she said...."great another shaving product in the batroom." Another new obsession!

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    Hello, Carlo:

    I am a straight razor shaver, but I also like double edge razors and keep two in the rack. I use the two, the Edwin Jagger "Chatsworth" barley and the Muhle-Pinsel R89, in rotation with my straight razors, as well as when short on time. One note of caution, Carlo: don't forsake the straight razor for the double edge. Each in its own place is the way I look at it.

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    Obie, I aggree about straights. I shaved with my restored Wade and Butcher that Max fixed up for me on monday....no way could I ever give it up. But, on days that I need a quick shave, this is a great way to do it.

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    I have two DE's in my rotation, a nice heavy brass Gillette and an alloy PAL. If I'm in a hurry I use the DE as a shave only takes minutes.
    I still enjoy using my straights when I have more time on my hands for a bit of 'me time' with no kids interupting me.

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    Yes, I'm in the same camp. I normally use a straight but when in a hurry I use the EJ Barleycorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlo View Post
    I have been straight razor shaving for about 6 months now. But, I still have to use my cartrage razor on the mornings that I have to work in the office and need to be in early. I also find it hard to shave straight two days in a row. A friend started DE shaving and got me interested. I ordered a razor and blades from SRD and it arrived yesterday. My first shave was fantastic. It's my new daily shaver! When I showed it to my wife, she said...."great another shaving product in the batroom." Another new obsession!
    Carlo,

    Same here...In fsct it was my conversion to DE shaving that convinced me to give str8 razor shaving a try.

    I still keep my Merkur HD handy for those days when I have to rush out of the house to work.
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    Congrats on the successful DE shave. I had almost a year of straight razor experience before I picked up a DE for the first time, and I found the transition seamless. My DE's are now my go-to razors when I'm short on time or just feel like a change of pace; you won't find a cartridge razor in my medicine cabinet anymore. And good riddance too!

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    Definately! I use a straight as much as possible, but if I'm in a rush I'll use a DE. Better that than to lose some skin..!



    Congrats on the shave! I really like my little Merkur DE. Well made and a good shaver with Gillette blades in it.

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    Carlo,

    +1

    For those rushed shaves I use my 1930s British Gillette 88 or my 1930s Schick Eversharp injector.

    Using a DE now and again makes for a nice change

    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ

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    Congrats on the first DE shave! I have four DEs that I will use on occasion. I like the shave they give and, at least for me, the shave is faster.

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