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Old 01-08-2013, 07:38 PM   #1561
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Soap vs cream is up to the user. The creams lather super easy and you will need less on your brush than you think you will.

If the misses doesn't like the sandalwood and you need to offload it, let me know. I'm sure we can arrange something.

I never really got behind feather blades. They were ok but they never seemed smooth. Sharp, yes! Smooth, no. And the cost but then I started saying screw it and bought the blacks. Their saving grace is I get 5-7 shaves out of one instead of 3-4 like the AstraSP's which I thought I really liked...
I'll let you know about the scent. For me, anything DE is going to be cheaper than the cartridges and the point of wet shaving is to do it right and take care of my skin, not save money. But even at 30 cents a blade, we're talking about $36/year in blades if I only get 3 shaves per Feather. 6 shaves per blade drops that below $20/year. I can handle those numbers financially if that's the right blade for me.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #1562
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Yup,

I'm thinking about a slant. I really don't need one, I'm very happy with my Merkur 38c but I may just pick up a used one on Buy/Sell/Trade!

Feathers are the bees knees! Add some Uber & I've being treated better than ever!

P.S. I just kicked the 7th keg of Centennial Blond & want to try adding something different...................... Dry Hop?

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #1563
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The Slant is awesome, I hardly use my 38C anymore

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #1564
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I too have been eyeing a slant after discovering the joy of turning my Fatboy up 9... Maybe an r41 or maybe I should just get my straight honed.

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:42 PM   #1565
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Drugstore.com has a couple TOBS creams buy one get one 50% off.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #1566
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Drugstore.com has a couple TOBS creams buy one get one 50% off.

Wow $23.83 for 2 tubs of Eaton shipped to my door is a great deal
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 AM   #1567
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Wow $23.83 for 2 tubs of Eaton shipped to my door is a great deal
I went with sandalwood and Eaton, and a bunch of other stuff. And 6 points per dollar on the rewards credit card. And since I was a new customer, and spent over $50, I got a $100 gift card to restaurants.com.

Pretty insane deal last night.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:01 AM   #1568
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I was hoping someone with experience could tell me how much better are these Merkur Futur Razors than your average razor? I use a Gillette mach 3 and am not dissatisfied, although, if there is a better option I will gladly spend the money as a good shave is well worth it, I believe. I had never heard of these razors until opening this thread. Most on here seem much more knowledgeable of shaving products than myself ha

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I don't know about the Futur specifically, but I get a much better shave, have better complexion, and enjoy shaving much more with a DE than I ever did with a Gillette multiblade cartridge.
+ you can save a ton of money over fusion cartridges. I spend about $1.50/month on blades

I started with a 38C and quickly purchased a Murkur Slant

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Not trying to be rude but pretty much any DE razor, adjustable or not will give you a better shave with practice and decent shaving cream/soap. I would not start off with a Futur, I would start off with a plain jane DE razor. The adjustability of the futur adds one more variable to worry about while you are learning and figuring out what brand of blade you like. My suggestion is a Merkur 33C.

I started off on a Merkur 1904 solid bar which is essentially the same head as the 33C but with a different handle. Fairly mild, the learning curve was not bad at all.

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