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    Got a large sample pack of blades from Bullgoose.
    I've been getting 4 shaves out of each blade, I stop at 4, probably can get a couple more.
    Am I swapping blades too soon?

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    When I feel a blade start to pull and razor burn starts to set in, that's when I change my blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morty View Post
    When I feel a blade start to pull and razor burn starts to set in, that's when I change my blade.
    I agree with Morty. You can push the blade to tests its limits. Who knows, you may get another 2 good shaves out of it. I always look for a "good" shave, though. If it pulls 1/2 or 3/4 way through the 6th shave, then I consider the blade good for only 5 shaves.
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    Excellent and congratulations!

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    [QUOTE=Hirlau;1027330]Tonight I had my first DE shave. I was given a nice Gillette DE razor,Turkish Horse Hair brush & 2 packs of blades. ZeroCool was a nice Gentleman that heard I was interested in DE shaving for my son(about a year away from shaving). He sent me the above nice items. Thank you again, Jon (ZeroCool).

    Since the brush was Turkish Horse Hair, I had to use my Nomad shave soap. A good experience and a safe enough razor for my beginner son.

    Thanks for looking.


    Since it has been about a month since your first DE shave I was wondering how you are doing with it? The DE is my first choice if I just want a pleasant and very close shave. I am getting used to the SR but still find the DE to be what I gravitate to.

    Jim

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    I like them , both, but prefer my Jon Engstrom Red Devil straight.
    The shaves are a little closer with the DE, because I can go ATG on a third pass; I never go ATG with a straight, I only need 2 passes WTG with a straight for a close smooth shave.

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    My stropping technique has improved a little and I tried my hand at honing, successfully I might add (though there is great room for improvement), so my straights are now fairly sharp. I guess with further SR experience my shaves will get closer. But, for right now, the DE has them beat in closeness of shave. A little while back I turned the bathroom fan off and was better able to hear the DE blade slicing the whiskers so by adjusting the razor angle for maximum slicing noise my shaves got a lot closer!

    Good luck with both your SR and DE shaving!

    Jim

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    Glad to hear it's working out for ya. Good stuff. I've experimented quite a bit with blade longevity, sometimes to extremes. I've gotten as many as 15 shaves from one Stainless DE blade. I think it was a Vidyut Super Max. Anyway, I only do 2 passes: one with the grin, one directly against. Maybe that's part of it?

    That was when I was in my "saving money" stage. Now I just like the good shaves and usually toss 'em after 5 shaves with DEs, 7 shaves with SEs, and 7 to 10 with injectors. Blades are cheap, why worry?

    Hirlau, don't give up on ATG passes with the straight. I wasn't getting truly GREAT shaves with a straight until I started doing ATG with one. Wow!! Just go slow, lay that razor almost flat to start, and make sure your lather is quite wet and slick.

    Have a wonderful time!

    John

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    I've got an Astra Super Platinum in my Gillette now, on the second shave. I'm going to keep it in there until I feel a difference, then let you know the count. I'm the kind of person who hates to waste anything,,,amatuer Hoarder in the making.

    I remove the blade after each shave, dry, then clean the Gillette, then dry the Gillette & replace the blade. I think I might be over doing the experience. Heck, I can clean & strop my straight in less time.

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