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aihpcfl

New in Town
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21
Location
Florida Panhandle
I will give my synthetic fibre brush some second chances, before wasting it. Tried it now the second time. I mean, yes, you can basically use it, but it's not fun with it's too much backbone. So lets see, if it will be soften a little the next five times. If not, then garbage can. It's just a 15 bucks-brush from "nom" by Mühle.

It won't change. I have an old Kent synthetic that I carried in a toiletry bag on 2-3 trips a month for years, and it looks like it just came out of the box new. Talk about backbone with this one! It gives a soft scrub on the face.

By the way, when I replied before I was talking about the feel of the bristle tips on the skin. The overall stiffness, or backbone, is something else. I have a couple synthetics that are soft to the feel, but with very much backbone. I also have synthetics with little backbone like a floppy badger.

To me, the Simpson Trafalgar is a synthetic that is very soft on the skin with just the right amount of backbone, and the price is great. But there are many choices for inexpensive quality synthetic shaving brushes nowadays.
 
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11,084
Location
Germany
-Merkur 15c
-King C. Gillette DE blade
-Kiehl greybadger brush (similar to Täter 4411)
-Speick shaving cream
-Tabac MAN Gravity after shave

The Speick shaving cream is still excellent! :)
 
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11,084
Location
Germany
-Merkur 15c
-King C. Gillette DE blade
-Gillette Blue II plus
-Kiehl Solingen greybadger brush
-Speick shaving soap stick
-Tüff Herb after shave
 
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11,084
Location
Germany
-Merkur 15c
-King C. Gillette DE blade
-greybadger brush
-Speick shaving cream
-Tüff Herb (Red) after shave

This combination with the classic Speick shaving cream and the classic Gillette blade is always excellent! :)
 

PrivateEye

One of the Regulars
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123
Location
Boston, MA
I got a can of Jack Black Supreme Cream for xmas that I recently started using.

I have a very thick, coarse beard, and this stuff gives a nicer shave than any I've tried - the only downside is it's really thick, and you have to rinse the blade a lot to keep the edges clean.
 

1930artdeco

Practically Family
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656
Location
oakland
I use a safety razor when I shave at the beginning of the week and electric for touch up. Today I got a Kriss Kross blade sharpener. Question is this…there appears to groves in the leather disk. I am not sure if it was manufactured that way or over the years they were worn into it? It still works just fine but I just want to make sure I am getting a 100% sharpening action with it.

Mike
 

DeaconKC

One Too Many
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1,640
Location
Heber Springs, AR
Still using my old Gillette Knack, Derby blades and sadly am down to my last puck of Crabtree & Evelyn shaving soap. A Colonel Konk Pure Badger brush takes care of the rest.
 

aihpcfl

New in Town
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21
Location
Florida Panhandle
I think those Col. Conk pure badgers are like that bunny in the battery commercial. Mine saw its 10th birthday years ago.

Derby blades are fantastic for those who like them. I'm one.

Not really familiar with the Knack, but vintage Gillette razors hold up. It's a treat seeing them still being used.
 

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