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post #811 of 860
Yep, the standard yellow box Feather.



Definitely sharp. As I say I thought they were fine for a couple of years but now I think they may be a bit too thin on the edge. I have the same thing with straights - I prefer a heavy blade that is sharp, but not too sharp.
post #812 of 860

I never found the Feather's to be as spectacular as advertised. For me the best blades have been the Gillette 7 O'clock Blacks or the SuperMax Super Platinums which are sharp smooth and last the longest. The SuperMax's are much cheaper too if you can find them.

post #813 of 860

Electric since day one.

With the exception of one Philips try, it has always been a Braun.

 

Right now I am on a Braun 8990. Cleaning cartridges are being re-filled with denatured alcohol (minus color and perfume Braun adds).

Change blades and foil every 12 months. No razor-burn, rash, no immediate need for lotions and such after a shave.

 

I get rashes and can't stand the scratching, even a good blade gives me. I have thick hair & plenty of it.
 

post #814 of 860
Got a New razor in the post yesterday.



Brilliant little shaver.
post #815 of 860

A much belated follow-up, in case anyone's still here!

 

I have the OC (not toothed) R41 and it does a good job. Initially I found it left my skin a bit raw but altering the angle helped a lot. By way of comparison, the head is smaller and lighter than the EJ DE89 for example and although the DE89 is smoother I seem to (currently) get on better with the Muhle. I've never really found the idea of 'let the weight do the work' to work for me, whereas the R41 seems to cut better and is more manoeuvrable. That said, I don't think I've tried the EJ with Astra blades, so I think I'll give it another go soon.

 

While I'm here, anyone know anything about King Of Shaves gel? I have tried the green one (alpha/aloe?) and found the slickness pretty good. What I'm really wondering is whether it's a good idea for long term use. It's not very traditional shaving, which I'm sure puts many off, and many of the soaps and creams are supposed to be good/better for the skin. So, how does the gel stack up here? That said I seem to have dry skin regardless of shaving creams with camomile etc. I don't know, maybe I'm literally allergic to soap! :-)

post #816 of 860

Here are two photos of my shaving gear.

 

 

The one at the top is my Iwasaki-Kamisori, then below and from left to right is my extra silver tip badger brush with a custom made handle, fusion razor also with a custom made handle, feather razor blades, and my two Above the Tie DE safety razors again with custom made handles.

 

I shave my head and find the safest way to do that is with the fusion.

 

 

This photo is of my Above the Tie razors, I just bought the heads which are H1 and M1, and had the handles custom made like with the fusion. The handles are made of stainless steel and black ebony.

Those handles which includes the one on the badger brush, were done by a local metal engineer, he's the same engineer that did the brackets for the headbands I have on my 009's and LCD-XC.

 

For shaving downwards I use the H1, and for shaving across and upwards I use the M1.

 

P.S. My Above the Tie razors give me the most comfortable shave I've ever had, but for the hard to reach hairs that I can't get with the Above the Tie razors [ for me those hairs are just under my nose ] I use the Iwasaki-Kamisori.

post #817 of 860

I use a straight razor... Ralf Aust 6/8" Spanish tip, carbon steel, full ground, Olivewood handle. I'll post pics soon.

post #818 of 860
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Originally Posted by jodgey4 View Post

I use a straight razor... Ralf Aust 6/8" Spanish tip, carbon steel, full ground, Olivewood handle. I'll post pics soon.

I look forward to seeing the photos.
post #819 of 860
Well this thread helped push me over the edge. I am now shaving with a Parker 99R and Poraso shaving cream, then finishing with a Poraso aftershave. Much less irritation than my old razors.
post #820 of 860
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Well this thread helped push me over the edge. I am now shaving with a Parker 99R and Poraso shaving cream, then finishing with a Poraso aftershave. Much less irritation than my old razors.

I'm assuming you're referring to proraso shaving cream, if so then I've tried it and I much prefer GEO.F.TRUMPER shaving cream.
post #821 of 860

Wow, a shaving thread... amazing...

 

For me, I switched to a DE razor in July last year.

 

 

Currently:

-Feather Popular (Affordable and pretty nice IMO)

-Wilkinson Sword Classic blades (I use Gilette 7 o'clock and Feather blades too)

-Godrej shaving cream

-Omega synthetic shaving brush (looking to upgrade this soon)

-Schick Hydro 5 (for occasional use when I lack time)

 

Just love how cleanly DE razors shave and how I don't need to spend a crazy amount of money to replace blades

post #822 of 860

I've been using a Weber stainless steel DE with the bulldog handle for a few months and really love it. It's made in the US and has great feel and is just right amount of aggressive for me. I also have an Edwin Jagger  DE89. I use Astra SP blades and Razorock Bee's Knees soap.

 

It's really made a big difference in my face. I get very few ingrown hairs and have much less irritation on my neck.

post #823 of 860

Just don't shave. Problems solved. 

post #824 of 860

^ should be charging for quality like that

 

 

Back with the HJM Black Fibre, anyone face lather with creams with it? I've found that I need to start it off in a bowl to get some lather built up in the brush, otherwise I just end up flicking water all over the place and end up with nothing I can shave with! Maybe that's just me :o

post #825 of 860
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Originally Posted by anoobis View Post

^ should be charging for quality like that


Back with the HJM Black Fibre, anyone face lather with creams with it? I've found that I need to start it off in a bowl to get some lather built up in the brush, otherwise I just end up flicking water all over the place and end up with nothing I can shave with! Maybe that's just me redface.gif

You're definitely not alone...

I never knew how to face lather in the first place, though biggrin.gif

Have you ever tried to build up the lather in your hand ? I find it way more enjoyable than doing so in a bowl...

BTW : What cream do you use ?
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