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    Default New to safety razors, this kit any good?

    I currently use cartridge razors and canned gel both of which i hate with a passion, so am looking for a cheapish way into safety razors. Spotted these two kits for 75 & 76 are they any good? And will i need anything else to start with?

    Safety Razor Luxury Gift Set 3 in Wooden Box - SafetyRazors.co.uk

    Safety Razor Luxury Gift Set 2 in Wooden Box - SafetyRazors.co.uk

    Only difference between the two i can see is the shaving soap, whats the difference?

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    The DE should be a very good shaver. The brush is basic pure badger which can be very prickly. I'm not familiar with Timor DE blades. You are basically paying for the razor and the rest is inexpensive stuff. I think you can do better elsewhere.
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    Thanks, will see what i can find seperatly.

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    Default New to Safety Razors

    Hello, RipGroove99:

    I concur with my good friend thebigspendur. I, too, have never used Timor blades. The Muhle double edge is a sweet razor. I have it and use it. Both the Coats and the Edwin Jagger are good stuff. The brush is what thebigspendur notes, a pure badger. It's a good starter brush, although some of these brushes can be a bit softer and less prickly than others. Yes, do look around a bit more for better prices.

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    If your looking for a cheapish way to get your foot into the door of d/e shaving. You can't get in the door any cheaper than you can at Bestshave.net, International supplier of shaving equipment You can put together your own kit. The Wooden Handled Shaving Brush no 6 has received lots of positive reviews it looks crude but works well. Arko shave cream and soap are great values. Add a blade sample pack and all you need now is a razor. There's lots of affordable quality safety razors available. Or, you can even go the vintage route which is usually much cheaper.
    Last edited by newb; 01-30-2011 at 12:05 AM.

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    Default vintage safety razors

    I have no idea where you live, but antique stores and flea markets here tend to have plenty of vintage safety razors. Look for a Gillette slim adjustable, typically $5.00-$10.00 in decent shape. Take it home, clean it up with some disinfecting cleaner, scrub it with an old toothbrush and some toothpaste, the kind that has some polish in it. I can buy blades at the drug store or on Ebay -- I like Derby blades. Throw in a drug store brush or a Target brush and some soap, and you're like shaving for about $25-$30 tops. It's easy -- even I can do it.
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