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    ---Gillette was bought some years ago by Procter and Gamble. They own the names of most companies you used to buy from. Because of the work I do, I had a really cool chart I can't find anymore but count on Wikipedia.

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    Many others said it...it's the experience and slowing down our day that keeps us in the game. Gillette has had enough time to create the perfect blade..and they haven't. I never get as close a shave when I use a double edge, as I do with a straight, and I've been wet shaving for about 45 years..mostly with a cut throat...

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    Well if you canít get a better shave with a DE or straight and the fusion is better then you just donít know how to straight shave.

    On the DE. You can get as good. Iíve never shaved with multiple blade crap. Iíve had a DE fat boy since 1970. With a feather blade on 9. Iíll give any straight a run for the money. Itís just that straight shaving is interesting to me. I really only just want to shave. And straight shaving is cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Well if you can’t get a better shave with a DE or straight and the fusion is better then you just don’t know how to straight shave.

    On the DE. You can get as good. I’ve never shaved with multiple blade crap. I’ve had a DE fat boy since 1970. With a feather blade on 9. I’ll give any straight a run for the money. It’s just that straight shaving is interesting to me. I really only just want to shave. And straight shaving is cool
    Pretty much my pov too. That is after having shaved with multi blade crap. Just thoroughly enjoy starting the day with a nice leisurely 1/2 hour 4 pass straight razor shave.

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    Im in agreement with TC and Bob. I can get a damn good shave with a DE or an SE but its not as cool as using a stright. Plus the fact that it give me the opportunity to slow down and enjoy what im doing. Its hard to beat the relaxing a nice slow shave gives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroldg48 View Post
    ---Gillette was bought some years ago by Procter and Gamble. They own the names of most companies you used to buy from. Because of the work I do, I had a really cool chart I can't find anymore but count on Wikipedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzrfn View Post
    I started shaving with a safety razor in 2012 and then switched over to a straight razor in 2016. In all honesty I was getting consistently better shaves from my Gillette Fusion. However, the whole process of wet shaving hooked me because of the ritual and has kept me engaged as it is by far the best start to the day that I could ask for. I don't choose to shave with a straight because it is faster, more efficient or cheaper than a cartridge razor, I do it simply because I enjoy it.
    Speaking of truth, all signs point to the fact you may have been doing it wrong.

    Technique, stropping, lather, and edge maintenance all contribute to a less than ideal shave for those who have not progressed far enough in mastering the skill-set required for straight shaving.

    The 'n-blade cartridge razors' will never outperform a straight razor. They are disposable, gimmicky pieces of crap solely intended to generate profit at the expense of just about everything else*. How many Teflon-coated blades, pivoting/flexing heads and moisturizing strips does one poor sod need? Ooh, forgot, Jeb says let's get that $160 one with them fancy blade heaters!



    Maybe once you've got the straight dialed into your face you may find yourself retracting that initial statement but who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    Speaking of truth, all signs point to the fact you may have been doing it wrong.

    Technique, stropping, lather, and edge maintenance all contribute to a less than ideal shave for those who have not progressed far enough in mastering the skill-set required for straight shaving.

    The 'n-blade cartridge razors' will never outperform a straight razor. They are disposable, gimmicky pieces of crap solely intended to generate profit at the expense of just about everything else*. How many Teflon-coated blades, pivoting/flexing heads and moisturizing strips does one poor sod need? Ooh, forgot, Jeb says let's get that $160 one with them fancy blade heaters!



    Maybe once you've got the straight dialed into your face you may find yourself retracting that initial statement but who knows.

    *We don't mind throwing more sh!t away so long as we get a marginal uptick in convenience and/or save $0.01.
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    My typical shaving routine is to shave two passes with a straight razor and then use a DE razor for a clean-up pass on my chin and jawline that are difficult to shave with a straight.

    When I am pressed for time, I use a DE, but it is not as efficient as a well honed straight.

    I keep a cartridge razor (Schick) in the shower to shave the back of my neck. Occasionally, I will shave my face with it in the shower if I am really rushed, but the quality of the shave is not as good as my normal shave.

    I realize that as I age, there will likely be a time when my hands won't be able to safely shave my face with a straight razor. Only then will I go back to cartridge razors.
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    The old fashioned way...
    There are a number of somewhat old fashioned things I do that many of my generation don't, mostly has to do with adopting methods, natural products, and what could be considered traditional outlooks.
    I work hard at eliminating harmful chemicals from my house that are pushed on a generally dumbed down populace in the name of convenience for us and profit for them. Roundup anyone? Mmmm good stuff!!!
    TV is mostly garbage, especially with commercials, so I gotta give clearance on which shows/movies my kids watch.
    There are a number of what "I consider" traditional values, and I'm working hard at teaching these to my kids.
    SO... These may not be what was meant by old-fashioned, but IMO they are key...
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