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What do you use to shave?

Discussion in 'Skills and Smarts' started by Bebop, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco A-List Customer

    I tried a little bit of it and it went very well. Of course I did not have a lot of stubble. A little goes a long way and I will need to get a tube and experiment some more.

    Mike
     
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  2. Cap_7597

    Cap_7597 A-List Customer

    My shave last night was with the RFB Gillette New again but with an Above The Tie Atlas Stainless Steel Handle.

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    Great shave!
    Knockout Shave Silver
    WolfWhiskers Grade A Silvertip Brush
    Fine Platinum Aftershave

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  3. Cap_7597

    Cap_7597 A-List Customer

    Great One Pass Shave!

    Soap Commander Courage
    The GrayDog Horse Hair Brush
    Gillette RFB New
    Pol-Silver Blade (3)
    Old Spice Aftershave

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  4. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    -Merkur 15c
    -Red Personna blade
    -greybadgerbrush
    -Speick shavesoap-stick
    -Hattric aftershave

    Good as always. The simple, but great massaging-effective greybadgerbrush, combined with the still fantastic Speick shavesoap is always "great cinema"! :) You know, the simple greybadger always produces that just perfect creamy, gliding foam, that steeps your skin and stubbles so so good, but protects your skin same well.
     
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  5. Early 60's Gillette Fatboy razor
    Feather double-edge razor blades
    Kent BK8 silvertip or a Rooney Heritage "Highlander" shaving brush
    Mitchell's Wool Fat or D.R. Harris almond shaving soap
     
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  6. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    -Merkur 15c
    -Red Personna blade
    -greybadger-brush
    -Kappus Nautik shaving cream (out of production)
    -Tabac Original aftershave

    Fine! :)
     
  7. ChazfromCali

    ChazfromCali New in Town

    Several years ago I bought a Merkur razor but in a fit of misguided enthusiasm also bought some blades that were way too sharp. Carnage ensued lol. I went back to disposable blades, (boo, hiss). I still have the razor and I've been pondering trying again with some blades that will be more forgiving to my lack of technique.

    Anyway, I've found that the yellow women's Bic disposables for shaving legs work great for me. Not to shave my legs lol, my face ;-) They're dirt cheap compared to the regular mens disposable razors. When I was camping I bought a bag of 20? or 40? razors in Montana at an IGA grocery store for about 3 dollars, lasted me an entire year. Been using them ever since.

    I use Proraso or Cremo concentrated shave cream, I love both brands. I still use my pewter mug and badger brush to slather the cream on my face but I use the disposables. Weird combo but it works for me.

    Any tips on the most forgiving brand of double-edge blades?

    https://www.cremocompany.com/collections/mens-original-shave-cream
    http://proraso.com/category/shaving/
     
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  8. robrinay

    robrinay Practically Family

    I used a vintage new old stock Gillette contour razor - all steel handle, I found in my mums house. It had been bought but never used by my dad who passed in 2003. Thanks dad for a great shave and in addition the blades are still available in the UK and cheap.
     
  9. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    The famous "Red Personna"-blade is one of the smoothest DE-blades, but they are not very sharp.

    But the most important thing to me, is the combination of a highly effective brush and soap/cream, that gives a real creamy or oily, skin-protecting lather. I prefer the basic greybadger-brushes with the cuttet ends, because of their great massaging-effect. :)
     
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  10. ChazfromCali

    ChazfromCali New in Town

    Thanks!
    I'm hesitant to change a good system that's worked well for me, but not using a razor I paid $40 for.... ? I'll give it another try.
     
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  11. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    -Protector3 (I still like it, since 2008!) :)
    -simple greybadger-brush
    -Nautik shaving cream (out of production)
    -Hattric aftershave

    Nice and refreshing! :)
     
  12. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

    Noticed in Billy Wilder's The Apartment that Bud Baxter (Jack Lemmon) has a butterfly-type safety razor. No idea if it was an adjustable, otherwise it could be a twin for my Gillette vintage. Bud seems to prefer shaving cream from a can, though.
     
  13. PeterGunnLives

    PeterGunnLives One of the Regulars

    Alas, on an everyday basis I usually just use an electric razor because it's quick and dirty.

    I prefer to use either a DE safety razor, or, if I have more time, one of my straight razors. I find the latter to be a relaxing, meditative and focusing experience.
     
  14. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    -Merkur 15c
    -Red Personna
    -Calani shavesoap
    -greybadger-brush
    -Hattric Aftershave :D

    Fine!
     
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  15. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton Practically Family

    soap/cream: Razorock Essential Oil of Lime
    brush: Maggard brown marble 24mm synthetic
    razor: Rockwell 6S or Gillette Red Tip
    blade: Astra SP green or Gillette Silver Blue
     
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  16. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Oh man, such a great vintage shave, some minutes ago.

    -Merkur 15c
    -Red Personna blade
    -greybadger-brush
    -Kappus Nautik shaving cream (out of production)
    -Good old herbal "Aigner No.2" after-shave!!!

    Yeaaaah, the real real stuff!!
     
  17. tmal

    tmal Familiar Face

    I am new to DE shaving - about one year now. If I shave often my face gets red and dry. What is your experience with moisturizers? Also is shaving oil better than shaving soap? And finally, has anyone tried Cremo?
     
  18. PeterGunnLives

    PeterGunnLives One of the Regulars

    Personally, I like to apply a layer of shaving oil and then lather up on top of that. I think I picked up that technique from the instructions on a bottle of shaving oil.

    I like to use an alcohol-based aftershave (after applying alum/styptic and letting it dry for a few moments) as it seems to close up the pores better. If I use a moisturizer instead of alcohol-based, the little nicks tend to start bleeding again in short order. A moisturizer without alcohol is probably better for the skin in the long-term, and is definitely be more gentle. The burn from the alcohol is quite manly, though. :D
     
  19. tmal

    tmal Familiar Face

    Since I posted my question I bought Cremo and some oil. Like your suggestions and plan to do something very similar. Thanks for the advice.
     
  20. tmal

    tmal Familiar Face

    The oil was, um, not for me. Cremo is ok, but nothing to write home about. No better or worse than any other other shave cream of your choice. Back to Proraso soap, and soaping twice, once for each pass. I found out that no product will make up for bad technique.
     

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