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    Well I've been using the NEW Weishi DE for the past two weeks... So far I have used the 7 o'clock Super Stainless & Derby SS blades...

    The 7 o'clock SSS seem to give the best shave so far... The wife even notices the diffrence... I don't shave everyday, so it seems like I can get two GOOD days from one shave.

    The Derby seem "dull" from the package and pull the whiskers, even adjusting the angle of the razor head with my face contures.

    I'm still looking for brush so I can go to the soaps that I found.

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    Only three blade brands, you really need to keep going try different brands of blades. I am up to fifteen different brands.

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    Hello, Nosewarmer:

    Those Gillette 7 O'Clock razors are quite good. I use the Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge in the yellow packs.

    As for your brush, for starters you will do well with a badger "pure" grade, which is a starter badger, so to speak. You can get a good one around $25. Many of the sites on SRP have what you need.

    Omega and Edwin Jagger are good starting points in that price range.

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    The only DE blades that shave me well are Derby and the Swedish Gillette.

    I once bought a Weishi DE and sold it after 2 weeks. Couldn't get a damn good shave no matter what blade I used. Just to show you how different blades and razors will show a different result on people.

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    There are so many blades around that finding your favorite could take a while, everyone has blades they love, or hate, and the chioce is very much a personal thing, like your razor, you seem to be happy and getting good shaves from your weishi, i on the other hand got rid of it for free, it was way to mild to even think of giving me a half decent shave.

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    I bought several types of bades:

    7 o'clock Super Stainless, Bic Chrome, Derby SS, Parker, Shark & Sharp...

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to "grade" the blades... I guess I should stick with one brand and grade them at the end of the 5 pack...

    I was able to find a brush at the "Old School" drug store today... Nothing special, but something to get the soap on.

    I will say that the Weishi is not aggressive, but that might be an advantage for me being a new DE kinda guy...

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    My face doesn't like gillette products and the 7 O'clock unfortunately is one of theirs.

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    Nosewarmer, I read your post and I couldn't see myself any clearer when I started shaving with a double edge about 6 months ago.


    Good Obie made the suggestion to go with the Gillette yellow packs and it was certainly a good suggestion, I still use them now. The Gillette green packs shave just as well as the yellow. I have not found a difference between them; you may like Feathers (be careful) as well as Zyletek Super Irridiums (blue pack). My preference is the Gillettes though.


    I couldn't agree with you more that the Derbys seem to pull the hair since even if I blind test them, you can tell the razor isn't as nice as a Gillette.

    For a brush, I've used a Colonel Conk pure badger; around $20 on BullGooseShaving.net (you get free samples on there of other stuff with your orders). I started with a Boar bristle and thought I couldn't switch to a softer brush but you certainly get used to it.

    How are you making your lathers? Do you wet the brush and then scrape it against a puck of soap or are you tossing the whole soap into your scuttle (bowl)? I found that I get a much better lather when you leave it in the bowl and spin the moist brush on it a bunch of times but the soap goes much quicker this way.
    Which soaps are you using?

    One thing I recently found by the way is that when you switch your blade to a different razor that your skin doesn't agree with, your face takes a few shaves to get used to the blade that worked well for you in the past.

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    The soaps are just a few that I picked up at the local super market & Wal-Mart...




    Less than $2.00 for each of them. Both seem to be very lightly scented…

    I was able to pick up a cheap brush at the “Old School” drug store… Probably boars’ hair…???


    With the soap, I wet the brush, and then swirled it around on the puck... I did use a secod bowl to work the lather before apply to my face... So far it seems to work pretty good… I guess I do need some practice… but it never did dry out…

    The Gillette that I have are in the Green Pack... What is the fear with the "Feather" blades?

    My son "sports" a Mohawk for football... He needed trimmed the other day so I used the brush and the DE on him... Worked pretty good...

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    Iridiums, "Swedes", Gillette 7 O'Clock yellows etc etc all come out of the same factory in St Peterburg. Maybe 10+ different brands in total. Including Astra, Polsilver and Sputnik. The Weishi is very mild but it is very effective at removing stubble when you get the angle right. It seems more sensitive to angle than most DE razors. Other than that it is a nicely engineered aluminium copy of a Super Speed.

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