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Old 02-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #991
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Put together my first order from The Golden Nib and Amazon. Thanks for the inspiration

Merkur 34C with 5-pack of Merkur blades
Osma Natural Alum Block
Proraso shaving soap
Astra Superior Blades
Sharp Blades
Shark DE Blades
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:36 AM   #992
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I have a few DE safety razors. For myself I find an aggressive razor with a mild blade work the best. I have a Futur, not fond of the snap-on head. The Progress is a far superior razor, and about 20 bucks less. Love the HD, not a fan of Parkers. My current favorite is a Merkur slant bar with a Shark blade. Imagine an adjustable razor you don't need to adjust. Use the different sides of the blade. When I use an adjustable I do change it throughout the shave for different areas.

Soap? Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream blows everything else out there away. I have Proraso stuff too, so I use begrudgingly. Soap works best with a boar brush. You can get a decent lather after about 5 minutes of effort. That being said Proraso is only minimally cheaper than Taylor and Van Der Hagen is just as good and you can get it for $1.50 at Walmart.

Brush, Boar for soap, but far and away the best is badger and cream. While I don't like Parker razors I do like their brushes. A pure badger will get you there, and a Parker will be less than 40 bucks, step up to a silvertip (65 currently) and you really are ready to rock and roll.


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Old 02-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #993
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After beating myself up trying to get my neck nice and smoothe, and getting minor weepers that would raise a bit from swelling, then the next day I would shave the bumps again. This kept my neck in a constant red bump state in a few places. I never had this problem before....

I had an "aha" moment, thinking back to when I got perfect neck but lackluster face shaves, I loaded a tech with a wilkenson sword blade and shaved my face with a persona in my ABC Gillette, and shaved my neck with the tech.

Nice and smoothe again, till I find the right blade for both this will do for now.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:11 PM   #994
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Just won a 1962 Gillette Slim adjustable on EBay, it looked pretty clean but needs some work I'm sure. I'll post pics when it comes in.
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Just put a new Feather in the slant bar. If you aint tried a slant you have no idea what you're missing. They say they're a really aggressive razor, I find it really mild. The angled blade slices rather than just whacking the beard, smoothest shave ever.
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Just put a new Feather in the slant bar. If you aint tried a slant you have no idea what you're missing. They say they're a really aggressive razor, I find it really mild. The angled blade slices rather than just whacking the beard, smoothest shave ever.
I love my slant wish I would have started with it.
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I love my slant wish I would have started with it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:47 AM   #998
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My knot arrived today! I found a nice piece of wood in my stash and went to town.



Now if my darn razor would just get here

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goo job!
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anyone have blades they would want to swap with derby supers?? I am always up for doing a 5 blade swap to try new blades


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