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    I picked up two used Gillette Super Speeds in Etsy.com for ~$20. Well worth it. With Astra or Gillette Super Thin blades, you can't go wrong. Shave wtg, use a light touch & you'll be fine.

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    Merker HD .. once you get the feel then you can play with adjustable head rqazors

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    EdwardRolland,
    To make it easier for yourself, get an Edwin Jagger DE89 and start shaving. This is a mid-range shaver with impeccable workmanship. I have several models of the Edwin Jagger razors and love them all and I shave about 95 percent with the straight razor. The idea is to get you started. So start with this fine razor. As time goes on, you can explore other DE razors, modern or vintage.
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    I recommend going with a fixed razor to start, not an adjustable. Keep the variables down. The Merkur 34 HD is mild razor, and the weight is nice when you are starting out.
    Then start experimenting with blades. I like the Derby Extra for a smooth blade that is the right sharpness for me.

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    If you're going to use a DE, use a mild, cheap one at first like a Gillette Tech or Schick Krona (that way, you won't carve yourself up trying to learn). The SE razor in your picture is a "1912" model single edge razor. Use the teflon coated blades, they'll be fine, but the angle on them is different as you'll see here in this tutorial about the Micromatic which is a similar but more aggressive SE than your 1912:
    Micromatic Tips - YouTube
    use the angle and technique he shows with your 1912. SE shaving is cool because you can hear each whisker cutting

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpool View Post
    Is that kid even old enough to shave? hehe....

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    No, he's not me I'm about 30 years older than Mr. Guy that made that video. I never thought about it before, but he is a young-un, isn't he? Great SE video, though

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    Is that kid even old enough to shave? hehe....

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