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Old 02-14-04, 11:27 PM   #1
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double edged razors

anyone use a double edged razor? I just bought an old Gillette on Ebay because I was tired of blowing three bucks a blade for cartridges and I liked the style of the old razors(Reminds me of my dads when I was litle)
That thing shaves well, no razor burn, no ingrown hairs, the blades are cheap and hold up good. I also use a boar brush and shaving soap rather than foam, works great. Might be a help for those that shave their legs and have problems with ingrown hairs as the single cutting blade does not go below the skin.
If you want a new one try googling MerKur and razor, nice German quality stuff.
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Old 02-14-04, 11:36 PM   #2
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Been using one of these for...oh, forget it. but you will get the shave of your life if you use olive oil soap instead of foam. I buy my soap from an afghan store in San Diego when I'm in town, not the health food store stuff although it might work too. Nothing works better. Pulling the skin around while shaving helps get the surfaces smooth for a smo-o-o-o-o-o-th shave.
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Old 02-15-04, 01:08 AM   #3
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I used one for years. My thoughts are: they shave quite well, but after about two shaves the blade dulls; however blades are relatively inexpensive. Compared to modern blade type razors they are more prone to cut and nick especially if you're running late and trying to fast shave. They are tricky in tight corners-like under the nose. If you're careful you can get a great shave. I had better luck with Schick (sp?) blades than with Gillette.

The old brush, soap, and cup is fun to use and cheap in the long run but never as good as the modern aerosol lather.

If you want to go Depression era retro, try this: hone those used blades by running them on the inside of a drinking glass. About 20 revs on each side of the blade--back and forth with your finger should do it.
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Old 02-15-04, 01:17 AM   #4
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Yeppers I got mine while working for a thrift store. We had to pick up the unsold pieces of an old lady's estate and the razor just happened to one of the things I found on that trip.
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I bought mine almost 50 years ago still works or I've had to change the blade -
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Old 02-20-04, 08:43 PM   #6
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I love this thing. Next I ditch my Volvo 850 for a '50 Mercury. I was SO born in the wrong generation.
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Old 02-20-04, 09:43 PM   #7
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With the exception of one lapse in judgement, no single blade, nor double or triple blade has touched this face in over 25 years. Once I realized I did not have what it took to stay cleanshaven in a timely or non-bloody manner, I gave the whole nonsense up, cold turkey. The one time I did shave, my daughter(then 3) cried and would not let me near her until I grew back the beard. I'm still not sure if she was reacting to what was under the beard or the shock of seeing no hair. I prefer to delude myself it was the latter. I get it trimmed at least once a year, but always with scissors wielded by a paid professional. I know better than to attempt it myself.
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I've got a few of these and use them occassionally, the better models have an adjustable blade height setting dial. I like the shave they give. I've also got a double-edge razor blade sharpener that I picked up a while back. I've never tried it, but it's a really cool little gadget that is part of our bathroom decor...I also regularly use an older Schick adjustable single-edge injector razor that I've had for something like 30 years, but good quality blades are getting hard to find, the store brand from Payless just doesn't cut it (pun intended...). I agree with using good quality soap and a brush. I shave about 3X per week; I judge the blade by whether it cuts the skin or not - my experience is that blades only cut when they are either brand new, or old and dull. In between, I get several months of good shaves out of most blades. I really don't understand the need for multiple-blade razors, except as an advertising gimmick to get you to buy a new razor (that you don't really need) every few years, when they add another blade...the way I figure it, they're adding another blade about once a decade, so by the time I'm eighty, people will be shaving with octo-razors...
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A few years ago, when staying the night at a friend's home, I noticed one of those old single-bladed razors resting by the sink in the guest bath. Just for fun (remembering my dad's Gillette with which I experimented as a young lad) I decided to shave with it.

I hefted it in my right hand and began to shave as I ordinarily do with the Atra I use (no soap, water only, zipzipzip up the throat).

Bad decision. I swear I could hear tortured violins and Janet Leigh screaming in the background. Kids, don't try this at home.
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I hefted it in my right hand and began to shave as I ordinarily do with the Atra I use (no soap, water only, zipzipzip up the throat).

Bad decision. I swear I could hear tortured violins and Janet Leigh screaming in the background. Kids, don't try this at home.
Darn right it was a bad decision to try it without soap. You really don't need anything special or fancy, even some lather from a plain bar of soap works fine, but you DO need soap or another suitable lubricant (I've even used hair conditioner in a pinch, and it worked just fine, too).
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(I've even used hair conditioner in a pinch, and it worked just fine, too).
Don't use hair conditioner in a pinch.

Use it always.

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Don't use hair conditioner in a pinch.

Use it always.

I like shampoo but condidtioner is better!













Oh c'mon some on had to say it.
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