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    Hey guys! Long time no read I`ve settled into straight shaving really well, I`m now fairly proficient with a straight and I`m enjoying it every bit as much as the day I started But... I still find myself tidying the odd difficult to reach bit with an M3. I`d very much like to stop buying those things at 10 a pop! So here`s my question. It`s my birthday soon and I`ve asked my wife if she could find me a DE. The only thing is, I`d really much rather not be putting modern razor blades in it. You CAN get them with permenant blades that you just look after in a similar way to a straight can`t you?
    I had a look on Ebay just to see what`s there and here is one I saw...
    VINTAGE RAZOR OLD ROLLS RAZOR STROP WAR ISSUE on eBay (end time 25-Oct-10 19:28:00 BST)

    Could you guys point me in the right direction please? I bought straights off Ebay when I first started out and needless to say, I soon needed to replace my first choices! lol If you could advise me on the existance of permenant bladed De`s and a good trusted make, maybe even a link or two, I`d be most grateful........

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    If you want a DE and it's going to be your one and only I would look at the Edwin Jaegers which use the new head which will give you just about the best shave out there with a DE. The basic models aren't that expensive. If you want vintage look at the Gillettes- Fat Boys, and Super Speeds and there are a bunch of others. Others will chime in with their favorites.

    I would avoid the rolls. Its an odd duck and requires it's own system to hone and maintain.Parts may become difficult to acquire down the road.
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    Excellent! Thanks for that I`ll pop off and have a look for this Edwin chap and in the mean time, if anybody else has any suggestions and links, I`m all ears!

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    I like the Schick Krona DE which is a mild shaver and I also like the New Type Gillette for the vintage ones. I have tried an Old Type but found it too aggressive. I hear that the Edwin's are really good but have not tried one.

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    Thanks Troggie I`ll go and check that out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feebo View Post
    So here`s my question. It`s my birthday soon and I`ve asked my wife if she could find me a DE. The only thing is, I`d really much rather not be putting modern razor blades in it. You CAN get them with permenant blades that you just look after in a similar way to a straight can`t you?

    If you could advise me on the existance of permenant bladed De`s and a good trusted make, maybe even a link or two, I`d be most grateful........
    Hi there,

    I can't think of any DE razors that hold a permanent blade made for resharpening. Every safety razor I know of will need a blade change after a certain amount of shaves. That Rolls you looked at is a different animal altogether, and has a bit more of a learning curve. I don't believe it's something you'd wanna experiment with at this time. May I ask what the problem is regarding switching blades?

    Some DE types have a lower profile head design, and something like a slim or super speed might be good for getting those tough to reach spots. You might also look for a Tech for example. There's many variations of those, but the head is similar, which is the main thing. They're not expensive at all, and are a mild yet effective shaver. Lots of experienced members use this type. Heh, there's a bunch of other razors to choose from as well.

    You might also look into trying a Schick injector. Those can reach the tough to shave spots easily, and are also effective with the right blade.

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    Oh there`s no problem with cheanging blades, I just thought if there were such a thing as a permenant bladed one it would be nice because I enjoy looking after my tools/straight razors etc. I`m happy to get one that needs razors putting in It`s interesting that your saying some may be more suitable than others where difficult hairs are concerned. Thanks very much for that I`ll look up some of the names you`ve mentioned there. I think I`ll post some pictures of the various razors aswell, it may help someone else in making the same decision....

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    This is the razor I have my heart set on at the moment....

    Merkur HD Barber Pole 38C Safety Razor Chrome - £ 33.95 - free delivery available

    Of course that`s purely based on looks as I know less than nothing about DE razors lol Could anyone comment on this particular type/brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feebo View Post
    This is the razor I have my heart set on at the moment....

    Merkur HD Barber Pole 38C Safety Razor Chrome - £ 33.95 - free delivery available

    Of course that`s purely based on looks as I know less than nothing about DE razors lol Could anyone comment on this particular type/brand?
    I have a 39C and a 178 from Merkur. They are heavy and well built. They give a better shave than a cartridge system and are just as easy to use.

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    Excellent, cheers I`ve yet to find one though, that website is out of stock. Fingers crossed though, only a few weeks to go until my birthday now.....

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