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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|06-22-2012 08:00 AM|
|jesternl||that stand is very nice, good job!|
|06-22-2012 12:12 AM|
|06-22-2012 12:07 AM|
WARNING TO ALL THAT GET IN ON THIS DEAL !!!!!!
Let your family know the signs of addiction.......
My homemade shaving stand, with from left to right:
Three "birth year" vintage Gillette razors (1966) and a new Edwin Jagger razor bought from Soap.com back in March of this year. Previous to this I was strictly a Braun electric razor shaver for at least 2 decades.
Also there are two boar brushes and one badger brush and a sampler of blades I got from West Coast Shaving.
I owned none of this prior to March of 2012.
|06-20-2012 07:47 AM|
+1 op. Good deal. I started wet shaving about 4 months ago. Its definitely turned into a hobby that has in no way saved me money compared to cartridge shaving. However, my shaves have been much better, and my skin is much healthier do the the prep and care that I now take. For the new wet shaver out there. It's not easy to develop a good technique. It will take some time, but once you master your own technique your shaves get much better and quicker. Definitely watch mantic59 YouTube videos. You will be able to learn the proper way to shave.. Also like others have mentioned, browse around badger and blade forum or the shave den. Both forums are very welcoming, and if you have any questions, they can help you out...
My routine for shaving is as follows: after showering, rinse with hot water to soften the beard. I then apply proraso pre/post shave cream. I let that sit while I whip up my lather. I apply lather then do my first with the grain pass "wtg" I apply more lather then I do my 2nd pass, across the grain "xtg" I apply more lather for my final pass, against the grain "atg" If my shave is not to my liking, I go and do touch ups over the rough patches. Once i'm done shaving, ill rinse with warm water to rinse away any soap residue, then I'll rinse with cold water to close the pores. After rinsing, ill apply an alum block After the alum block sits for a minute or two (i begin clean up while this sits) I'll rinse with cold water again, dry my face then apply witch hazel. Once the witch hazel drys, I'll apply my after shave. Once the after shave drys, then ill apply my after shave balm. My shave process normally takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.
Some of my favorite item are:
Razor- Weber in arc finish http://www.weberrazor.
Blades- Israeli Red Persona
Cream- New proraso in sandalwood scent
Soaps- Cella followed very closely by any razorock soap
Aftershave- Clubman Pinaud- classic barber shop scent that reminds me of my childhood
Aftershave balm- Pre De Provence. Also Nivea makes a fine product for a good price.
Witch hazel- I use Tn Dickinson $3 a bottle at Walmart. I also buy essential oils and add them to the witch hazel to make custom scents.Thayers also makes a line of scented witch hazel which are very nice but can be pricey.
Alum block- Razorock is the only one I've tried. I'm sure any brand will do here.
Some good vendors that I recommend:
Welcome to the world of wet shaving!!! Hope you enjoy it!
|06-20-2012 05:42 AM|
My dads bday is coming up and i remember as i young one he used to have razor like this so it will be a perfect gift.
|06-20-2012 03:05 AM|
|06-20-2012 01:59 AM|
Ordered mine from Amazon back in April, got it 2 months later.
Well, I have to say that d/e shaving is not for faint-hearted.
After few shaves I was almost discouraged, until I watched a couple youtube videos on
Another must have thing for me is shave secret - pre-shave lotion.
After years of throwing money away on cartridges, I don't think I'm ever going back.
|06-19-2012 08:26 PM|
|bibb||I used my great uncles gold plated razor proudly for many years until it spun open and climbed ~5 " down my face. That was one knife fight I didn't win. Don't use it any more..................|
|06-19-2012 05:18 PM|
|thisisme08||Cant chime in much more with whats already been said but I jumped on the Amazon deal from about 3-4 months ago @ $23ish bucks. Couldnt be more happier with the switch. My razor came with the Derby blades (which suck) so make sure you vist West Coast Shave and get yourself a sampler pack, so far I really like the Feathers and some Israeli brand which are also super sharp curiously though I have very sensitive skin so make sure you try different things as you never know what may happen!|
|06-19-2012 03:09 PM|
SAVE 20% ON ANY GROCERY & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IN YOUR NEXT ORDER!
ENTER CODE: GREATSOAP
Offer valid for customers on second Soap.com order only. Maximum discount value is $20 and one offer per household. Offer expires 7/28/2012. Offer is nontransferable. Other restrictions apply.
|06-19-2012 02:45 PM|
|06-19-2012 02:43 PM|
|06-19-2012 02:41 PM|
I did a couple of quick searches and it looks like the only adjustable butterfly model currently being manufactured is the Merker Vision (which you're going to pay out the nose for).
|06-19-2012 02:41 PM|
|mindofm||These gave me both the closest shave and the most-sliced-up face I've ever had. Definitely not an easy adjustment from modern razors. I never got used to it.|
|06-19-2012 02:35 PM|
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