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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwoodkiter View Post
    We have IDA here and that's where I got the blades but at a heavy premium of $4.99 Canadian so I will look at the vendors here and see if they can do any better.

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    Brock
    I wish the local stores here carried them that cheap. The cheapest I have seen is a pack of Wilkinson blades for $12-15....well Superstore carried no name DE blades for $2.50...but not anymore!

    Obie,

    I am just starting to understand what you and Ryan are talking about (apply it to safety razors...I don't use straights). I received a Muhle R106 for Christmas last year and used it exclusively until recently. This Christmas I received a GEM Lather Catcher and ordered 10 blades for it and began using that. but there was always a thought nagging me that I was somehow doing a wrong by using my (really old) new SE razor. As a result the joy and shave quality tanked! I went back to my Muhle for about a week, but then I got in a pack of Feather SE blades for my AutoStrop (they fit and work lovely!). Since I've been shaving with that for a week now, I am realizing that it isn't wrong to enjoy more than one razor. It sounds really silly to have thought that...but I simply enjoy every moment when using the Muhle. Now I am excited to have the same enjoyment using my GEM and Valet!

    ...Needless to say, I will have to now get a case or 2 of both the Feather and GEM blades for those razors...

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    Hello, Iradke:

    How correct you are. Yes, enjoy each razor for what it is. Each, soap, cream and brush, too. The world of traditional shaving spans a wide spectrum of products with individual characteristics, each adding a distinct spice to the morning ritual. That's why I call it The Sweet Shave.

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    Obie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    How correct you are. Yes, enjoy each razor for what it is. Each, soap, cream and brush, too. The world of traditional shaving spans a wide spectrum of products with individual characteristics, each adding a distinct spice to the morning ritual. That's why I call it The Sweet Shave.
    That applies to straights as well, doesn't it?
    I strop my razor with my eyes closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLSU View Post
    That applies to straights as well, doesn't it?
    My dear Wayne:

    Yes, yes, indeed, straight and double edge.

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