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cba

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Re: Grooming
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2013, 06:17:03 PM »
I use a D/E razor every morning, although I do have two straight razors. Problem with the latter is that you need to have a shower before which isn't an option at 5am... I tend to keep them for weekends or holidays.

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Re: Grooming
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2013, 10:13:26 PM »
this has  caught my imagination.  i resend having to pay stupid money for the top end blades (mach 3 type stuff) purely cause anything cheaper fails to do the job its designed for.  the safety razor idea appeals.
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Re: Grooming
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2013, 10:15:15 PM »
arrgghh.  Nickel.
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Re: Grooming
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2013, 12:55:27 AM »
Rather than hijack the "things that piss you off" thread, I was hoping to continue the subject of shaving, specifically with a saftey razor. Anyone have a brand of blades they recommend? I have tried a few recently that are ok, but nothing spectacular.

And to continue the previous discussion, fan of the Proraso shaving cream, always get a good lather.

I have been using a brand called Astra for about six months now. They seem to be good. A blade normally does me between three and five shaves before I need to change it (although I can't really grow proper facial hair, so it might not last so long for you).
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Re: Grooming
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 06:32:13 AM »
Any of the russian made gillette blades are good, as is anything out of the St Petersburg blade factories :)  Try the 'sampler' packs you can get as this will give you a good idea of what works for you.
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Re: Grooming
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 02:42:24 PM »
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Re: Grooming
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013, 03:12:01 PM »
yes.  you ever noitice how belts only list what the strap is made of?  magic.
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Re: Grooming
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2013, 08:01:08 PM »
yes.  you ever noitice how belts only list what the strap is made of?  magic.

That has to be frustrating. I had a Gillette safety razor that I don't use and dug that out to see if it was without nickel, no luck :(
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Re: Grooming
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 12:01:41 AM »
I've put this on the Christmas list


Not only is it a very nice piece of Sheffield chrome (this is a mod site - looks matter!)
But it appears to work well too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiXojYrLhVA

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Re: Grooming
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 11:47:11 AM »
I've put this on the Christmas list


Not only is it a very nice piece of Sheffield chrome (this is a mod site - looks matter!)
But it appears to work well too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiXojYrLhVA

I kept getting distracted by the fact that the fella has a bathroom big enough to have two doors.  :o