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Old 07-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #1141
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How many shaves do most people get off a single blade? For the every other day kind of shaver... I know it depends on the hair and blade, just looking for a rough guide.
I get two (3-pass shaves) from a feather, four or five shaves from an asco or shark blade. Personally I like the shave I get from the shark blades as well as how long they last


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Old 07-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #1142
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I'm on a carryon only type of vacation, so I'm temporarily shaving with cartridges and some shave secret. excellent results. Not exactly wet shaving I spose but very good.

If I had to go back to cartridges, at least I could forego the goopinacan.


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Old 07-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #1143
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I have two of those Shea moisture brushes and while it is not a plisson they work really well for the price. I also have a couple omega boars that have served me well too. I think for Christmas I might get a Simpsons chubby.
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I'm on a carryon only type of vacation, so I'm temporarily shaving with cartridges and some shave secret. excellent results. Not exactly wet shaving I spose but very good.

If I had to go back to cartridges, at least I could forego the goopinacan.
Hey Phil you probably already know but those Palmolive shave sticks are truly amazing. I keep my shave stick in a unmarked pill container, and also keep my brush in a larger pill container. Works for me in my gym bag, I use it 3 times a week.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #1145
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Still shaving with my Merkur 34C and loving it. Trying various blades. I definitely do *not* like the Sharp brand. The Astras are pretty nice, and surprisingly, the Dorco blades that came free with the razor are really good on my face.

I just refinished the brush I made, since the original finish lasted exactly one shave I'm going to see how the CA (cyanoacrylate) finish holds up to shaving. Looks good to start!

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:38 AM   #1146
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Your brush looks real nice! The CA finish looks great when its done right, but I have a habit of sanding and polishing right through the finish. I really, really want to find an Ever Ready 500 in cream and green for a resto project. But I might just get the green pearl acrylic blank along with the knot from TGN, make the whole brush myself and be done with it.
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Bought a sample pack of blades and want some opinions; my razor came with a Merkur platinum coated razor or something like that, which seemed pretty good; very happy with it. However, I can't seem to find any that are even near a reasonable price!

The pack has in it:
5x Astra superior platinum
5x wilkinson sword
5x derby extra 'super stainless'
10x Super-max stainless (looks like a cheap brand)

I'll probably go through most of them; but are there any that you'd A) Recommend or B) Recommend that I don't put anywhere near my face?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #1148
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Bought a sample pack of blades and want some opinions; my razor came with a Merkur platinum coated razor or something like that, which seemed pretty good; very happy with it. However, I can't seem to find any that are even near a reasonable price!

The pack has in it:
5x Astra superior platinum
5x wilkinson sword
5x derby extra 'super stainless'
10x Super-max stainless (looks like a cheap brand)

I'll probably go through most of them; but are there any that you'd A) Recommend or B) Recommend that I don't put anywhere near my face?
I didn't care for the Merkur blade. I like the swords and can buy them locally for pretty cheap. I've been satisfied enough to not look at other blades right now.
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I like Shark and Shark Chrome best for the money. I can get Wilkinson Swords cheaply enough locally but I don't care as much for the shave. A lot of personna blades shave decent but then I go back to a Shark and I'm just happier with them. Buying blades ahundred at a time helps
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I like Shark and Shark Chrome best for the money. I can get Wilkinson Swords cheaply enough locally but I don't care as much for the shave. A lot of personna blades shave decent but then I go back to a Shark and I'm just happier with them. Buying blades ahundred at a time helps
well said, I also find myself going back to the shark blades, I get mine on amazon, 100 blades at a time.


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