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Old 09-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #1261
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Honestly I feel I get better protection from TOBS cream than Proraso. I have been looking at Valobra menthol or Klar Kabinett soap. That has been catching my eye for "more".

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #1262
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Picked up some of the bath and body works cream. I've used it once and used the cake that came with my whipped dog kit. The cream was much easier to lather, but it was used at home and the cake was used in a holiday inn and their water is always weird. I've only DE shaved twice, but love it so far, but it does take a bit longer.

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #1263
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My local Rite Aid had Real Shaving Company 2x Cream and Post-Shave balm for only $4 a piece. Good deal and this stuff works and smells nice.

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #1264
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I've been we shaving for a few yearsusing a cheap DE from Amazon. I just got a short handled Weber dlc and absolutely love it with astra blades. Been using mama bear unscented shave soap or a eucalyptus mint cream from taconic shave.

Yes the razor was expensive but it will outlive me.

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:07 AM   #1265
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Too bad weber is out of stock, I would consider purchasing one.

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #1266
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It's the nicest razor I've ever used. The balance is amazing since the handle is so heavy. I stalked their website for weeks trying to buy one, they went out of stock the same day.

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:33 AM   #1267
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To be clear, I LOVE the TOBS! Smell, tradition and so-forth!
Also, I am 99.5% happy with Omega soap!
Just want "more"
Omega is proraso. Enjoy!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #1268
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I've been using the palmolive soap stick (grated into a bowl) and the tube of cream for the last few weeks and it always amazes me how good these are - I've yet to find a more protective cream (have tried Trumpers, TOBS and another couple of cheapos - Boots own brand and Ingram over the last couple of years since I started) So cheap as well at £1.50 a tube and available in every supermarket here. The only problem with it is that the smell isn't the best, but that doesn't last more than a few minutes at most.

The soap is good too but MWF and the Speick one I have top it

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #1269
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Just purchased a straight razor kit from whippeddog.com. Can't wait to try it out.

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #1270
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I've been into straight razor shaving for a few years now. The hardest part to start with was the honing but I built a nice 'collection' of stones - synthetic & natural and have a pretty good technique now. Mainly use DMT diamond stones for setting bevels, a chinese 12k, Shapton 16k and Swaty barber hone for touch ups. Tony Miller latigo/cotton strop and another older horsehide/Linen strop.

I used to buy a lot of razors but I settled for a very simple Wapienica with a french point (have a few others Wapis as backups).

Mainly use Tabac and Proraso as they're the easiest to find around here. Still need to get around to try the Kent Wool Fat soap thing! But tbh, I find most fancy shaving soaps a little too expensive for the performance they offer.

Still...tried every way to shave, and it's the best shave ever - and it actually takes me less time to shave than with any cartridge razor. No pollution is another plus.

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