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Old 01-16-2013, 03:21 AM   #1591
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A Gillette New, Ball End Tech, a Tech, a fat handled tech, a Superspeed, a red tip, a blue tip, a black tip, etc etc... They can be had for under $20 most under $10... A Merkur 1904 costs $25 new. They will all get the job done. Blades are all prederence. Personna Reds, AstraSP's, Sharks, Shark Chrome and Derby are considered beginner/user friendly blades but not every blade is for everyone...

a VDH starter from Walmart can get you soap, a brush and a bowl for cheap. Otherwise Omega makes some nice inexpensive boards. Proraso makes a nice soap thats cheaper and very shave worthy. Same with Arko and Palmolive. bath and Body works have CO Bigelow creams and they are the same as proraso. Omega branded soaps/creams are also proraso... It is just that popular.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #1592
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I think I might save my cash and get that Ikon open comb 2013 model. Maybe its time to go stainless.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:14 PM   #1593
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I've been thinking about a straight...

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If you have the time to dedicate to practice both stropping and not cutting your face then go for it!! Even if its a resto we need pics!

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:42 AM   #1595
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I've been thinking about a straight...
Go for it. I've three straights, but due to children haven't had the time to put in the practice.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:52 AM   #1596
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Go for it. I've three straights, but due to children haven't had the time to put in the practice.
Yeah...I have two under three. Is there an adjusting time between DE and straight shaving like there was going from a cartridge razor to a DE?

I would be willing to try it on the weekends or when I have time in the mornings.
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Need some suggestions on what to look for and what to avoid in a straight. I'd like one where I have to strop and hone, not the single edge type.

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:15 AM   #1598
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Yeah...I have two under three. Is there an adjusting time between DE and straight shaving like there was going from a cartridge razor to a DE?

I would be willing to try it on the weekends or when I have time in the mornings.
I'll tell you when I find out. I have four, two of which are five months.

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Try Whipped dog straights. Good prices for good razor kits.
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5 month old twins...nuts. What was the birth date. I have a son that has to be close to their date.

I'll check out the Whipped Dog. The vintage blades have their appeal to go with my old DEs.

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5 month old twins...nuts. What was the birth date. I have a son that has to be close to their date.

I'll check out the Whipped Dog. The vintage blades have their appeal to go with my old DEs.
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