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What do you use to shave?

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

  1. super17

    super17 New in Town

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    I tend to buy kinda basic stuff, as Gillette or Wilkinsons, but have to use the blade once then throw it away. I feel my skin is a bit too sensitive and i get red/rush/blood quite often if i don't do
     
  2. PeterGunnLives

    PeterGunnLives One of the Regulars

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    I think I'm going to pamper myself a little this weekend and give myself a straight razor shave.

    Here is a question for you cutthroat razor aficionados: For a brief period somewhere in the neighborhood of the late 19th century or so, somebody manufactured safety guards that you could attach to the blade of your straight razor. Do any of you have one of these guards, and what has been your experience using it?
     
  3. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Good shave!

    -Baili classic TTO-razor
    -Palmolive shavesoap
    -german storebrand DE-blade
    -storebrand basic greybadger-brush (still with the great massing in-effect!!)
    -Tüff (red) after-shave
     
  4. Brass Monkey

    Brass Monkey New in Town

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    Location:
    Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.
    I use:

    Gillette Fatboy
    Feather blades
    Taylor's soap, sandlewood
    Muhle synthetic brush

    Thats it...
     
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  5. John Warr

    John Warr Familiar Face

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    DSC_4160.JPG I use one of these. But I appear to have 8 or 9 :)
     
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  6. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    6A29D7A6-37BE-4A9A-A14B-EB73FC2EED09.jpeg I use a vintage Gillette Contour Plus. You can still buy the blades for around £9.00 for ten or you can buy a 10 pack of Aldi two blade disposable razors for 75 pence and carefully break off their blades - they are a perfect fit.
    If you can’t find a reasonably priced contour handle then look out on eBay for Dr Dittmar Contour handles from Germany. You can also pay a couple of pounds for Indian made Gillette Vector handles.
     
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  7. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Really classic european program, today:

    -great massaging basic greybadger brush (similar to Täter 4411)
    -classic Palmolive shavesoap stick
    -Protector 3 (gentle Alpha Diamond-blades!) :)
    -Sir Irisch Moos after shave :D

    Well done.
     
  8. busmatt

    busmatt New in Town

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    Shave stick soap, Gillette double edge safety razor and Pinaud Clubman cologne

    Matt


    Brought to you by HYPNOTOAD
     
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  9. Lou13

    Lou13 New in Town

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    Location:
    Philadelphia area
    I use a shaving set I bought many years ago in Tokyo that has a twin-blade razor, badger brush, and stand. Store-brand cartridges from a nearby pharmacy work fine for me. I dabbled in the luxury end of shaving soap and aftershave, but these days use the locally available Van der Hagen soap and Nivea Post-Shave.
     
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  10. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Haha, total german shave, today! Can't get more german.

    Palmolive shave soap stick and Sir Irisch Moos after shave. :D
     
  11. William G.

    William G. One of the Regulars

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    I use a cheap badger brush, Walmart shave soap, a 1967 Gillete adjustable razor, and I just started using Feather blades. I usually finish off with a shave lotion, never an aftershave.
     
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  12. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll A-List Customer

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    Location:
    Mtns. of SW Virginia
    Feather blades are great - I use them too - but for me they require a light touch, especially for the first couple of shaves. (Is there a smiley-face-dripping-blood icon available somewhere? ;) ) I like the stiffer texture of a boar brush, although they eventually soften, and Mitchell's wool fat shaving soap.
     
  13. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    Location:
    Bennington, VT 05201
    I'm also a boar fan! I'm very happy with my Burmashave brush.
     
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