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post #121 of 814
I currently use a 1953 Fatboy adjustable and IP persona blades. I like Taylors , nancy boy, saltier, and trfitt and Hill shave creams.
post #122 of 814
i used a schick classic and euro wilkinson blades, cut my self to pieces,
post #123 of 814
I upgraded my razor a few months ago to the new Merkur 38C, it's got a longer handle and a lot more weight then there regular razors (3.75" weight 4 ounces).

For blades I'm using either UK Wilkinsons (no longer being manufactured in UK), and Japanese Feathers don't let that name fool you they will cut you if you even look at them wrong lol.
post #124 of 814
i dont get it, maybe im doing something wrong, i gut a wilkinson classic machine, the black one, and it came with 5 wilkinson DE blades, and not only am i getting a worst shave, im really damaging my skinn, maybe DE shaving isnt for me,

the only thing i changed is the blade, went from my quatro to the DE,

using the same nivea oil control shave gel and only shaving after showers,
post #125 of 814
Here are my current having gear...



* 1965 Gillette Adjustable razor
* New Gillette DE blades
* Opera Pure Badger brush
* Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood soap
post #126 of 814
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post
i dont get it, maybe im doing something wrong, i gut a wilkinson classic machine, the black one, and it came with 5 wilkinson DE blades, and not only am i getting a worst shave, im really damaging my skinn, maybe DE shaving isnt for me,

the only thing i changed is the blade, went from my quatro to the DE,

using the same nivea oil control shave gel and only shaving after showers,
Theres several issues at hand here:
- The black plastic Wilkinson isn't that great of a razor, there really to light and just not that great in general. You'd be better off starting with the Merkur HD, or a classic Gillette either a 1940's Super Speed or the Tech. I prefer the Super Speed over the Techs. Be cautious of later model year Super Speeds, the red tip is an aggressive razor and the blue tips are mild.
- If your still using shaving cream in a can that can cause a lot of irritation, for DE shaving it's best to use a brush and cream or soap.
- DE shaving requires a bit more technique then cartridge razors

Your best bet would to be to head over to the Badger and Blade forums, there are lots of helpful people there to get you going in the right direction
post #127 of 814
the question is ? is it worth it ?
post #128 of 814
In my opinion yes it is, but only you can determine if it is worth it to you.
post #129 of 814
Its well than worth it. It was such a relief when I switched from cartidage blades to DEs. Much smoother, closer, and comfortable shave. Plus the blades are so much cheaper. Once you use DEs, its a point of no return.
post #130 of 814
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post
the question is ? is it worth it ?
If its worth shaving?
Sure, if you don't want to look like this guy...



For me its well worth it. Both shaving in general, and the money and time I put into it.
Its a great feeling having a nice clean shaved face!
post #131 of 814
well, anyways, i refined my technique with the shick/wilkinson, and the shave was MUCH smoother this time,

so i decided to get a higher quality razor to see if i can perfect my methodology before going directly to a merkur vision,

indian made Parker 96R, 20 euros with 10 personna blades, we shall see what comes out of it,
post #132 of 814
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Originally Posted by DonAlejandro View Post
Its well than worth it. It was such a relief when I switched from cartidage blades to DEs. Much smoother, closer, and comfortable shave. Plus the blades are so much cheaper. Once you use DEs, its a point of no return.

Isn't it very easy to cut yourself with a DE though? That is what scares me. Recently, I changed over to soap and a brush. I like that, but the transition to a DE I am not so sure of.
post #133 of 814
I use a beard trimmer for everything. The size of the ones used at the barber's for sideburns. It just gets it very short. Not a real shave I guess, but I have shaving and it's very fast.
post #134 of 814
actually, if you have a good shaver, like a merkur or a classic gillette, the exposed part of the blade is almost the same as a cartrige shaver, the only issue is finding the right angle for your hair so you cut insted of scrape,
post #135 of 814
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Originally Posted by headphonejunkie View Post
Isn't it very easy to cut yourself with a DE though? That is what scares me. Recently, I changed over to soap and a brush. I like that, but the transition to a DE I am not so sure of.
As with any razor there is risk of cutting your self, I wouldn't really say there is a greater risk using a DE as opposed to using a cartridge razor. You do have to use a bit more thought well shaving though, you have to make sure to use very little pressure, and there is a correct angle to the shave. It's quit easy to find the angle though (usually almost parallel to the floor) if you go to far down (steep) you will take off skin and cause razor burn. As I said above the best place to start is Badger and Blade, there are lots of helpful people on the forums there.
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