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Thread: first Safety Razor shave this morning....Love it

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    Default first Safety Razor shave this morning....Love it

    I picked up a straight razor a few months ago and could never really get the hang of it, I'd do the right side of my face with the straight and have to do the left with my cartridge razor so I put it aside for another day. I recently ran out of blades for my cartridge and decided that rather then buying the ridiculously over priced replacements I decided to look at safety razors and see what I could find. Well In the classified section here I found a first quarter of 1961 Gillette razor for a nominal price and decided to go for it, I then went to walmart to find some cheap blades (wilkinson swords) and set about shaving. I soaked my brush in hot water before my shower, got out made my later, lathered up, checked some email, went back to get to shaving. I had the razor set at 1 to begin with but after a pass I realized that it was too low so I bumped it to two and ended up at 4 by the end of the shave. Really enjoy it
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    keep it up. I have a DE I use from time to time, but I picked it up after my I started getting straights. I like the wilkinson blades, they do better for me than the drug store brand readily available here.

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    Glad you're liking it. I enjoy shaving with a DE too, though like bondpunk I was shaving with a SR before using a DE for the first time. Just be aware that if you think you're safe from AD's by using a safety razor, think again...

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    Nothing wrong with using a safety razor...Wimp


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    Quote Originally Posted by MickR View Post
    Nothing wrong with using a safety razor...Wimp


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    Man i use my safety razor when i don't have time to get a nice long drawn out shave from my straights. But is is still way nicer then those darn throw away razors. From my limited experience with DE, the CVS or Walgreens blades just eat up my face, and just seems like i only get 1 decent shave out of them so i just bought some Feather blades and it is like night and day try those out they do a real nice job on the face.

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    opps double post

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    Glad to see you like it. Maybe you'll pick up the straight again in the future.

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    I sometimes use the DE (as I like to call it, as calling it a "safety" razor creates the worn connotations in my book) when I can't get in front of the wright shaving mirror in my home. In other words, when I have to basically, shave in the dark, I opt for my DE. However, the other day I did manage to shave in my own dimly lit bathroom mirror with my straight and I was successful (i.e., no blood spilled.) In fact, I think it a good practice to every now and then switch it up, because, the techniques for either way of shaving are so vastly different and getting into a "rut" can result in the spilling of de blood. That being said, both types of shaving are such an almost endless journey; that is, if you're interested in all the various blades to try and the care and maintenance of the razors (or as my girlfriend refers to them, my ladies).

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    Saturday is DE day for me, I find mine (A Mühle R 89) rather cool. I'm not sure if anyone has already said it, but you should try Astra blades....
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