Cut-throat shaving

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby bibimbap1424 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 15:06 pm

but i think for the price of rapha and the quantity, if he isn't using a brush..its going to run out pretty soon.

maybe a shave soap?

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Shirley Basso » Tue Jun 11, 2019 15:32 pm

Yeah sorry - that is definitely true. Most of the nice ones would need a brush I guess. They're hardly bulky!

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby PBlakeney » Tue Jun 11, 2019 21:49 pm

cougie wrote:What's the best lather please - not keen on having a brush to clog up the bathroom cupboard with. Currently just using shower gel but it's not the latheriest.

Just how small is your cupboard that it can't accommodate a brush? :? Seriously though, when travelling I just use whatever is on offer, Proraso given the choice. Most do a decent enough job. And yes, I do shave every day.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby cougie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 23:23 pm

It's more that my wife's toiletries seem to increase on a daily basis - what they're all for I have no idea. Ta for the proraso tip I'll give that a go.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Mouth » Wed Jun 12, 2019 04:58 am

My wife bought me a blade bin, which is ceramic and basically a money box that can't be emptied. It'll hold a couple hundred used blades so the £3 investment is hardly extreme. One of those money tins which you need a tin opener for might work, but I reckon it'll hold approximately one million used blades. Alternatively, most pharmacies could probably supply you with a sharps bin for a small fee.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby meursault » Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:54 am

I use this razor

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https://www.traditionalshaving.co.uk/merkur/4132676-Merkur-Classic-Open-Comb-15C-Safety-Razor-Chrome-4045284011072.html

and Derby blades.

Tried a few soaps, but not really noticed too many differences, probably prefer Proraso stuff. Currently using an Arko stick that came free with my last blades. Lathers well, but has a bit of toilet block sniff to it!

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Underscore » Wed Jun 12, 2019 07:56 am

Rick Chasey wrote:Curious question - anyone who uses safety razors - are you shaving every day?


Yep, the days when I don't shave are the exception for me - when you get the hang of it, a two pass DE shave takes under 5 minutes and, unlike with cartridge razors, I don't get the irritation that makes me want to skip a day. If travelling with hand luggage only, I take a Mach 3 (though still use the same Palmolive cream and Omega brush as when travelling with the DE) and I will then only shave every other day as I otherwise get the shaving rash...

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Wolfsbane2k » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:06 am

I'm not a every day shaver, but then as a gaottee wearer, stubble isn't really as noticeable. Main reason I don't do it more often is habit caused by years or irritation caused by the cartridge ssytems.

Typicallly I shave Sunday night and Wednesday night.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 am

I only ask as I only find the irritation a problem when I shave after 2 or 3 days of growth, and I had a theory that people who devote enough time to shaving properly with a safety razor clearly aren't doing it half asleep as they try to run out the door before 6:20am.

I used Mach 3 for years but tried harry's the other day (it worked out significantly cheaper), and it's an awful lot better - much closer shave.

Main difference I found to how irritated your skin is is how long you have your face wet before you shave.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby PBlakeney » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 am

Rick Chasey wrote:I only ask as I only find the irritation a problem when I shave after 2 or 3 days of growth, and I had a theory that people who devote enough time to shaving properly with a safety razor clearly aren't doing it half asleep as they try to run out the door before 6:20am.

Correct. As I rush out the door at 05:40 I shave at night. A proper shave means no 5 o'clock shadow, at 5 o'clock. :wink:
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby essex-commuter » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:02 pm

Having read a few posts in this thread over many many many months I finally decided to give DE shaving a go. I've been nicking myself most shaves (I've probably shaved 10 times with it) but the last 2 shaves have been OK. I'm putting this down to probably using too much pressure and maybe getting the angle right. I'm finding I have to be much more gentle with the DE.

What I do like is the shave I get with it, nothing has ever shaved this well before. My question is, what difference does the actual razor make? I bought cheap to start with (Jagen David E01 for a tenner!) and want to know if I'm missing out on anything? My take on it was that that razor is purely aesthetics and feel, it's the blade that makes the difference. I've only tried one blade, the Derby Extra which seemed well recommended on here...£8 for 100.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Asprilla » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:11 pm

For me there are only a couple of differences the razor can make:

1) some allow you to adjust the angle of the blade which can make things easier in terms of cuts.
2) if the razor is heavier then you can use it's weight to cut rather than having to pull the razor across your face. Some recon this makes for an easier shave, though I reckon it might have the opposite effect when shaving up on your neck.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby cougie » Wed Jul 31, 2019 13:11 pm

I'm loving this new routine. Proraso soap works really well and I'm sure it's much much cheaper than disposables.
I've a tin for blades to go in so when that's full it will go to the recycling centre.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby PBlakeney » Wed Jul 31, 2019 15:51 pm

FYI - Blades are very different and everyone has different experiences. I found the Derby cut me up. Try sampler packs to find the best for you.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby meursault » Wed Jul 31, 2019 19:51 pm

The razor will last you a very long time, even a lifetime. It's worth spending a few more quid for something that feels quality in your hand.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby CiB » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:49 am

meursault wrote:The razor will last you a very long time, even a lifetime. It's worth spending a few more quid for something that feels quality in your hand.

My first didn't; I used to unscrew the handle a bit to be able to rinse it properly and after a couple of years the thread went so I had to buy a replacement. Anyone else get that? Murhle razor, replaced with the same model now just rinse as is.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby essex-commuter » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:36 am

CiB wrote:
meursault wrote:The razor will last you a very long time, even a lifetime. It's worth spending a few more quid for something that feels quality in your hand.

My first didn't; I used to unscrew the handle a bit to be able to rinse it properly and after a couple of years the thread went so I had to buy a replacement. Anyone else get that? Murhle razor, replaced with the same model now just rinse as is.


Not sure of the model but when I was reading some reviews there was one where this was a recurring problem.

To be honest my one I got for a tenner is really good. It has a really decent weight to it, a nice knurled handle that has good grip with wet hands, and it's nice and shiny! (so far).
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby PBlakeney » Fri Aug 02, 2019 18:39 pm

CiB wrote:
meursault wrote:The razor will last you a very long time, even a lifetime. It's worth spending a few more quid for something that feels quality in your hand.

My first didn't; I used to unscrew the handle a bit to be able to rinse it properly and after a couple of years the thread went so I had to buy a replacement. Anyone else get that? Murhle razor, replaced with the same model now just rinse as is.

I got an Edwin Jagger 3D Laser Diamond, I strip the razor down and clean every time I replace a blade and have had no issues. @ 4 years old now, and shave daily....
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