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    I use a Gilette G2 Fatboy, with Feather blades or Iridiums, although I have a bunch more different blades I have yet to use.

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    I am using (only since a short while) a modified Progress 500 (the Mergress XL with a longer knob) and currently the Personna Red blades. Still have a pack of Feathers to finish off as well.

    This is actually my first DE and I will be trying different blades over the next couple of months just to see which suit me best. Am also wondering if the Mergress was the right DE to start with or not. Currently, it feels rather aggressive but I but that down to my still poor technique. Has anyone maybe a suggestion for another, non-adjustable, DE which is on the less-aggressive side? Thanks in advance.

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    I rotate between straights and DE.

    I started using and then collecting vintage Gillette's, then came a few straights.

    I have considerably downsized my collection and feel that if I don't use it, then I should not keep it.

    One, that I pull out quite often is my Gillette New Improved. The blades I use are Crystals or Red IP's. These work well for me for consistency blade after blade and the prices will not break the bank either.

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    I had a bad de rad, sold a few off but have to many, and dont really want to count themi love my de's, and have some real good vintage gilettes amongst other vintage brands, and a good selection of current de's, 1 thing i have noticed though is that even the cheapest, most common razors can give you excellent shaves, its just learning to use them correctly, a bit like a straight, when i started i yearned for such models as a fatby, aristocrat etc, now i have them i find that even the humble tech gives me great shaves, and i use them in rotation, and get great shaves from them all, i will never sell the ones i have, and perhaps will even add to them, as for blades, i bought 3 huge sample packs, and not even made a mark on them yet.

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