What do you use to shave?

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

  1. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Sorry, loungers, as much as I love the old open-combs, but the Gillette Blue II plus disposable is just my favorite. SHARP, gentle, lasting four shaves, handy, damn cheap (1,99 EUR).

    These ones are definitely no waste of ressources! :)
     
  2. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Five drops of grape oil rubbed into cheeks and a Gillette Mach 3. I get a month from the blade.
     
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  3. aihpcfl

    aihpcfl New in Town

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    Razor: Karve, brass, open comb D-plate
    Blade: Depends, but favorites are Gillette Silver Blue and Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow, also Feather
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Brush: Depends, often silver tip badger, sometimes pure badger, boar or synthetic once in a while
    Aftershave: It would be Dominica Bay Rum if it was available, otherwise any simple Bay Rum
     
  4. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Ka-Bar
     
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  5. S.Fox

    S.Fox New in Town

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    I am currently using a parker 61R safety razor with feather blades, I also highly recommend using the proraso line of shaving soaps and balms.
     
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  6. sal

    sal One of the Regulars

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    Vintage Gillette safety, feather or made in Israel Persona blades, silver Badger brush and a variety of creams from Trumper or Trufitt and Hill. Ending with Coral skin food
     
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  7. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Today, another "experiment":

    Using usual glycerine (transparent) barsoap, instead of shavesoap. And it freakin' worked! I had the idea, that the creamy lather of glycerine barsoap could be nearly same efficient as lather from shavesoap. And it is!

    I used my great "massaging-effective" basic greybadger brush, as normally. The only difference to usual shavesoap was, that I had to lather new for every round. But no problem. :)
     
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  8. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    Mühle synthetic brush, Mühle Gilette Mach3 holder, Golddachs soap and Dior EauSauvage aftershave.
     
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  9. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Kirkland brand disposable triple blade heads and what ever soap is in the shower dish.
     
  10. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    How's the gentleness of the Kirkland blades?

    In Germany, all the storebrand cartridge-razors are so horrible!
     
  11. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I switched permanently to them when I did not notice any difference between Kirkland (Costco) and the much more expensive Gillette Mach3 blades.
     
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  12. M Brown

    M Brown One of the Regulars

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    shave?
    haven't shaved since Feb.
    but when I get back to it, I'll use a safety razor, & mug o soap foam
     
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  13. Horseoak

    Horseoak Familiar Face

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    My preferred method is Double Edge Merkur and a Tallow based Soap. For aftershave, I choose Stirling Soap Company in Glacial Menthol E609A3AF-AB62-4BC2-B73D-CCC1C6E6BFF9.jpeg
     
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  14. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Is the Gillette Blue II plus discontinued?? o_O

    I send Gillette an e-mail and now I'm waiting.
     

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