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Old 09-21-11, 05:11 PM
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The Shaving Thread

$5.00 a cartridge for the multi bladed razors I like.
I'm going to buy a straight razor.
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Old 09-21-11, 05:51 PM
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another de safety user here. Cartridges are crazy expensive, I only use them once in a blue moon now.
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I use one disposable razor every 6 months,
I shave every other day. Yes, six months = 1 disposable razor.

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Old 09-21-11, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
I've been using a safety razor for two-ish years now.

I can still barely be arsed to shave once or twice a week, but at least I don't feel like I'm throwing my money away and being wasteful when I do so.


(very old picture, I've long since gotten a stand for the brush.)
Count me among the Safety Blade/double edge users. $1.76 for 10 at WalMArt.
Two tricks will make even these last longer:

1. Remove them from the handle after shaving, dry them and immerse in a dab of mineral oil, baby oil, etc. This prevents micro edge rust from forming.
This also helps the cartridge type blades last longer.

2. When the blade dulls, place it into a large shot glass, push it down with your finger and stroke the blade side-to-side inside the glass. This will re-hone the edge, giving you some further life.
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Old 09-21-11, 06:12 PM
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Never actually used these, I just like them. Plus they're handy when I need to cut someone:



This is the one I use to shave:

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Old 09-21-11, 06:28 PM
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Been using a straight blade for 5 years now, best decision I've made.

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Old 09-21-11, 06:31 PM
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I sent my grandfather's straight razor off to have it professionally honed.
I may buy a Dovo round point with black scales as well. I like the look of it.
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Old 09-21-11, 06:47 PM
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I've been using the old style double edge for several years now.
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^These are all very nice, but wholly inadequate against the zombie horde.

Now this guy has it covered.
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Old 09-21-11, 07:26 PM
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You can even shave your legs with a straight razor.

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Old 09-21-11, 08:58 PM
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This will last me for months. Been using them for about 30 years now.
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Old 09-21-11, 09:07 PM
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I use the Bic razors or whatever the store clones are. I don't use shaving cream either, shaving just after I shower. It seems to work for me.

I counted the hairs on my upper leg. The total was 21. I don't think this represents much of an aerobic penalty if I don't shave.
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Actually I could easily get a fantastic shave with just about any sharp (non electric) razor, I just like using my DE, brush, soap, etc. I do have to use some sort of cream or soap, though. My beard is thick and my skin is sensitive, so shaving without soap/cream is a no-no for me. And shaving my legs would be like trying to mow South Dakota by myself.
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Old 09-21-11, 09:59 PM
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I use cheap Kroger brand three bladed disposables in the shower. They last for a few weeks rotating between my head, face, and legs.
In a month or so they will last for a couple months since I only shave my head.
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Old 09-21-11, 10:19 PM
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I have a Norelco three-foil. I use it twice a week. If I let the facial hair go any longer, I break out the disposable razor for hacking it off.
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I've recommended this before and will continue to do so. For leg shaving, the best razor is the Gem razor. You can find these all over ebay. They use a single edge razor blade (not the double edge blade). The blades look similar to the box cutter blades in the hardware section but don't get those, get the blades in the shaving section which are different and highly polished.
This razor gives a shave with the closeness of a straight razor and will not give razor burn, you actually have to try hard to get razor burn with this baby. It will not clog up with long hairs either, unless you try to do both legs without cleaning out the razor.



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I use electric. Half assing it before running of to work is good enough for my employer. GF doesn't care.
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Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
This will last me for months. Been using them for about 30 years now.
I have been using these for years, since 08 i have been using one every 6 months. I have a bag i put away that i note how long each one lasts. Did not know about drying them so i will do that on my next one.
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Old 09-22-11, 02:14 AM
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Nice thread. Cartridges have skyrocketed lately and cheap disposables come with painfully dull edges do more pulling than shaving.
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Im also the a safety, mug and brush user. Cheap blades and shaving soap from Walmart and Im set.
I never cared for the green goop in a can and a 4 bladed cartridge at 5$ a piece.
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
I've been using a safety razor for two-ish years now.

I can still barely be arsed to shave once or twice a week, but at least I don't feel like I'm throwing my money away and being wasteful when I do so.


(very old picture, I've long since gotten a stand for the brush.)
this...but I use a mug I made and a cheap brush from a drug store....need to get a stand for the razor though. Oh...and colorwise, my stuff is off white.
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Many many years ago I had a very nice wikinson sword safety razor from the 60s. I lost in a move and never found another like it.
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I tried one of those silky smooth silver tip badger hair brushes, but while they were very comfortable, I found they didn't really work the lather into my beard well enough. Now I use a stiffer brush, but still badger, just not the pricey mushy soft type.

For soaps These are my favorites:

http://www.bigelowchemists.com/bigel...ave-cream.html
Minty fresh and it lasts a long long time.

http://www.amazon.com/Proraso-Shavin.../dp/B000RI8BZQ
My overall favorite but a little pricey and you will smell like your grandpa, fwtw

http://www.theartofshaving.com/shop/...ng-cream/30003
The priciest and way over-priced - but very good for my skin and it smells the best by far.


I also tried the AoS Pre-shave oil; I find it helps my skin shaving in winter when it's drier out, but I also usually grow a beard in winter so I've been skipping that lately.
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I use a double edge razor with proraso cream.
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I use a safety razor and soap... usually in the shower. Straight razors scare me.
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