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    Default Just got bit by a Muhle!

    Just received a beautiful r41 from my good friend here on srp.

    I remember reading a thread a few weeks ago about the aggressiveness of this tool and holy crud I have to agree.

    I think I held my breath the duration of my shave, came out slightly razor burned and insanely smooth.

    Cant wait to improve my technique on this bad boy.

    Anyone else intimidated(in a good way) by this beast? I love a good challenge!
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    I have one.

    No need to be intimidated. You just have to realize it's not your typical DE, more like a straight in that you have to take care and use some skill. After that it's a pussycat.
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    What blades are you using with this "bad_boy pussycat" phoebeusfenix & TBS?

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    I like Derby in most of my de's although I have a bunch of other kinds as well.

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    I prefer the feather but I have also used German Wilkinsons and the iridiums.

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    Update.

    Just got 2nd shave in with this guy...and it was splendid! Really focused on stretching skin and using as little pressure as possible and it worked awesomely.

    It's all in the skill.
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    You guys are inspiring me to load mine up with a blade again. Their a nice looking razor, mine is mostly a razor rack queen. And I was happy with the result of the shave, but the BURN! Maybe I'll give it a go again. My routine has changed since the last time I used it, might have better luck?
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    I have not used one of these Muhle razors but I have read that pairing the right blade is very important in getting the close and smooth shave we all want.
    That is why I asked these gents what they use to see what works best.
    I also stumbled on this vid on stropping which I found very interesting for SE and DE shavers :- how to strop single edge/double edge/cartridge blades - YouTube

    Give us an update on your progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeusfenix View Post
    Update.

    Just got 2nd shave in with this guy...and it was splendid! Really focused on stretching skin and using as little pressure as possible and it worked awesomely.

    It's all in the skill.
    Good! Once you have your technique down and you are getting comfortable stress-free shaves try using a Feather blade. If you hold the razor with a relaxed grip, use only the weight of the razor, and angle the blade correctly, a sharp blade will cause no drag. You won't even know you are shaving.

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    Man I GOT to give that bad-boy a try one day! I am just scared I'll like it - Allot lol! I mean.... what would I do with all my straights ?

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    Maybe I should just buy one to have in the Den - talk about cult classic status
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