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Old 04-09-2013, 11:22 AM
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Good to know... Thanks for risking 10 year in Gitmo for the Azine shaving club!
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Before I saw that the Merkur blades suck, I bought a pack and gave them a shot. They really are awful!!! I went back to my generic grocery store brand that are much better! Will have to try some Feathers sometime.
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Well I made it both ways with my DE through airport security in my carry on. While it may not be officially accepted by the tsa they did not remove it from my bag.


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Good to know... Thanks for risking 10 year in Gitmo for the Azine shaving club!
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I reluctantly agree with you. Good stuff.
I just picked up some of that stuff yesterday. I tried it this morning and while it does feel and smell great I couldn't get it to lather. Do either of you use a badger brush or just your hands on a wet face? If the former how do you do it? Put it on your wet face then just use the wet brush over it or is there another way? Thanks in advance.
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^ moisten brush, then in a bowl whip it up for a min or two, add water as needed... This stuff does not get very foamy.

I use badger brush... I did try synthetic brush on this particular cream, it does lather up quicker, but it does not feel any where as good on the face.

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I use my hands, rib vigorously (giggity) for a minute or so, then rub on face and lather up for a good solid 30-60 seconds on face. No significant lather forms, but you can see it thicken up a bit. Works great for me.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:28 AM
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I use my hands, rib vigorously (giggity) for a minute or so, then rub on face and lather up for a good solid 30-60 seconds on face. No significant lather forms, but you can see it thicken up a bit. Works great for me.
this. It doesnt really lather up much, but what is there is pretty slick (giggity)



How many shaves do you guys get out of a DE blade before tossing it?
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^^^ Thanks all! I'll be sure to rub vigorously until it gets creamy ...or fork over some dough for a brush if that doesn't work. Thanks for the tip on using the brush too I wasn't sure of the best way.

I definitely do like this shaving cream though...gives the skin a nice cooling sensation and for the first time in a while I escaped with zero nicks on my neck.

On another note, I went over a fucking mole last week on the lower part of my neck and it didn't stop bleeding for almost the entire day. I bled through a band aid and onto my work shirt, then when I got home and took off the band aid blood was still running down my chest.

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How many shaves do you guys get out of a DE blade before tossing it?
I used my first DE blade for a month before changing it. This is with about 5 shaves a week but only on the neck area since I was rocking a beard.
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My pops was cleaning out the basement and found his old DE handle, sent it to me, original case and all.

He hasn't used anything but an electric since the late 70's, so it's the real deal.



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nice Jefford!


My grandfather used to be an engineer for Gilette back in the day.....I should shake him down and see what kind of treasures he has hidden
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Ewe, its got old man stubble in it.
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Very nice. Selling it or will use it?
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:56 AM
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Jefford, when you use that razor for the first time, heres something to contemplate




did pops used to shave his balls with that razor?
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^Easy way to check, if your dad still has two balls, then he didn't rofl. You have be a crazed daredevil to attempt that with a safety razor. lol
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Jefford, when you use that razor for the first time, heres something to contemplate




did pops used to shave his balls with that razor?


My exact thoughts.. GL with that sweetie!
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Ewe, its got old man stubble in it.
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Jefford, when you use that razor for the first time, heres something to contemplate




did pops used to shave his balls with that razor?
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Originally Posted by MWalsh9152 View Post
Jefford, when you use that razor for the first time, heres something to contemplate




did pops used to shave his balls with that razor?
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Jefford, when you use that razor for the first time, heres something to contemplate

did pops used to shave his balls with that razor?
:grrrr:

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^Easy way to check, if your dad still has two balls, then he didn't rofl. You have be a crazed daredevil to attempt that with a safety razor. lol
This.


I plan to sanitize it, clean it up and use it. Anyone know of a way to find out the model or age? I looked on the razor and there really aren't any markings.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:20 PM
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Ef them. It's fun to let your hair grow long and beard out. When you see somebody that you haven't in a while they say "Jesus Christ," and you respond "Yes my son."
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It looks like a Gillette Super Speed, are there any markings on it, like W2?
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50's Style - A richer knurled handle and a flair tip introduced in 1954 (Z date code).

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...565#post732565

http://gillettedatecodes.com/
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50's Style - A richer knurled handle and a flair tip introduced in 1954 (Z date code).

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...565#post732565

http://gillettedatecodes.com/
Awesome, thanks!

1964 TTO/Tech. Date code J4.
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Ef them. It's fun to let your hair grow long and beard out. When you see somebody that you haven't in a while they say "Jesus Christ," and you respond "Yes my son."
I grew a full beard starting in May, may let it go just for this reason
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Ahh, the thread that changed my life...literally! Well at least the shaving aspect of it. I haven't looked back since switching to my DE razor.

The Bath and Body Works shaving cream recommended by others along with a badger brush gives me a perfect lather and feels awesome. I also realized my neck hair kinda grows sideways (since I had to actually pay attention to it) and now that I'm truly shaving with the grain (instead of just top to bottom)...I rarely get cuts and never have razor burn.

The icing on the cake is that I still have a few blades left from the 10-pack I bought 3 months ago!
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^ good stuff. I too haven't looked back and by now have got my technique down very well so it's a quick close shave. I also went through dozen of blades brands and so far has narrowed it down to two that I will ultimately use. I'll eventually make a post about it. I literally went through almost all the brands from all over. The Proraso you talking about is very nice, but I mix it either with Aveeno shaving cream just a tab to make it more creamy or only use Taylof of old Bond, which gives an insane amount of cream from two dabs.

I'm now very comfortable with setting at 4 on my Futur. I was terrified of 1 when I first started
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hmmm.. considering going this route myself. I've been using Schick Quatros for awhile. $16 for a 4-pack Funny thing is even the clerk at the store has to double check it to make sure it's right.... every single time, they do that.

I can't even grow a full beard. I'm one of those oddly-pubescent guys that grows facial hair in light patches and it just looks ridiculous. I'm sure a DE razor would be much better than all this.
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OK, question for the DE shavers. I have a beard that's like sandpaper every morning (I can grow about 1/16" stubble in 2-3 days). I gave up on disposable blades because they'd dull after 2-3 uses. So I use electric on my face but it never gets the neck very well, and I just clean up my neck with a disposable.

So if I switch to a DE with the right shaving cream, will I have to shave every morning, or does a shave like that actually last a couple days? My current method gets me a decent shave, it's just a chore.
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^ that's what my hair is like, but mines grow at a much faster rate lol. If you do close shaves, 3-4 passes, you will skip a day or two.

Once you will switch and find the pre-shave, shaving cream and after you shave you enjoy and you'll get your technique down (learning how to shave all over again), you'll be very happy with the results.
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I still shave every day with the DE. I teach middle easterners how to grow beards.


I tried the Gillette this AM and it was VERY nice. A bit more aggressive than my Parker, but a super close shave. I think I still prefer the heavier, longer handle of the Parker, but the Gillette is a great razor all around.
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Liking the Gillette better and better every day. It's almost effortless. I only wish the handle was a tad wider as it is a bit tough to grip.
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I finally tried Feather blades, I left it as my last brand to try since I've read too many horror stories. I loved it on the first day when it was super sharp, and hated on the last 3 days. (I shave daily, 3 passes tops). This freaken blade will chew your skin up pretty quickly, it has no mercy, clean and close shave yes, but for sensitive skin, this is not it. I've started getting nicks on the 3rd day, it digs too much into skin instead of gliding above it. If you have tough skin, this is a great choice, if not, get a better health insurance.
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^

I am still a fan of the Shark blades.

I could not for the life of me figure out how the Gillette went from ultra-smooth to lawn-mower harsh in a couple of days... Today the first half of my shave was a little terrifying. I thought maybe I had tried to stretch the blade one too many days, but even still, it was really uncomfortable...

Then i realized the butterfly top had worked loose. Doh! Tightened it up and the other half of my face went very smoothly. I REALLY like the shave this thing gives.
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Liking the Gillette better and better every day. It's almost effortless. I only wish the handle was a tad wider as it is a bit tough to grip.
now you know how your fiancee feels


glad to hear you're liking it though
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I gave up shaving. I just let it grow. I keep about a four week beard, using Gillette grooming clippers. Though I have about a seven week beard now.
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I think hes having a contest with D to see who can grow the better beard
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