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Old 02-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #971
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DE shaving in the shower is in my to do list. That's how I shaved with a cartridge and I'd like to give it a try with the safety razor.


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Old 02-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #972
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I usually shower shave now, too. Always with the grain to avoid ingrown hairs using a mach 3 or gilette sensor or whatever blades are fresh. My DW and I have a collection of razors and only buy blades for them when we have coupons and they go on sale. I think we have six or seven different types of razor handles to fit any of the blades when they go on sale.

So funny to use a pink Venus lady's razor handle on a mach 3 blade, but it works. I hate how expensive the packs of blades are. If I could get an old straight razor to shave as close and as cleanly as my mach 3, i'd buy it.


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Old 02-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #973
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I usually shower shave now, too. Always with the grain to avoid ingrown hairs using a mach 3 or gilette sensor or whatever blades are fresh. My DW and I have a collection of razors and only buy blades for them when we have coupons and they go on sale. I think we have six or seven different types of razor handles to fit any of the blades when they go on sale.

So funny to use a pink Venus lady's razor handle on a mach 3 blade, but it works. I hate how expensive the packs of blades are. If I could get an old straight razor to shave as close and as cleanly as my mach 3, i'd buy it.
My straight razor gets me about 12 times closer than my Mach ever got. My double edge razors shave way better as well, the learning curve on both was not too harsh and I now feel like I shave like a real man, like... John Wayne, James Dean, and my personal hero... my dad, RIP.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:10 AM   #974
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My straight razor gets me about 12 times closer than my Mach ever got. My double edge razors shave way better as well, the learning curve on both was not too harsh and I now feel like I shave like a real man, like... John Wayne, James Dean, and my personal hero... my dad, RIP.
Pretty much. I think I'm close to pulling the trigger on a straight and strop myself..
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #975
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My straight razor gets me about 12 times closer than my Mach ever got. .
12 times closer seems like you would have no skin left.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #976
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Strait razor crew here. Never going back to DE's or cartridges.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #977
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12 times closer seems like you would have no skin left.
Well I didn't actually calculate it!

Let me rephrase that last post... my DE razors get me a much closer shave compared to my Mach 3, my straight razor gets me a much closer shave than my DE razors.

When I shaved with my Mach I would have visible stubble by the evening, with a DE I can push 2 days and look presentable with a shadow midday on the second day. With the straight I can go till evening on day 2 without much of a shadow.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:19 AM   #978
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Amazing how nice it is to shave with a de again. The edwin jagger is so well balanced hardly have to think about angle at all.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:18 AM   #979
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Well I didn't actually calculate it!

Let me rephrase that last post... my DE razors get me a much closer shave compared to my Mach 3, my straight razor gets me a much closer shave than my DE razors.

When I shaved with my Mach I would have visible stubble by the evening, with a DE I can push 2 days and look presentable with a shadow midday on the second day. With the straight I can go till evening on day 2 without much of a shadow.
That's be nice. I shaved around noon one day, tried not shaving the following morning and I looked like a bag of ass about 11 am. I have to shave daily for the required appearance for the Marines.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #980
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Switched to a straight razor and a strop a couple months ago. I used to get really bad razor burn towards the end of the week with a mach3, and that's completely gone.

Except for the one time I took it easy on the stropping for a day - had a couple good bleeders after that, but once I started keeping that blade sharp enough to split hairs it was really nice.


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