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BambooStamp via Amazon.com (Fulfilled by Amazon) has Merkur Double Edge Safety Razor (#25C) on sale for $17.39. Shipping is free w/ Prime or on orders of $25 or more. Thanks twancirc

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Written by twancirc Edited October 11, 2017 at 05:10 PM by Shorted
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VBISXU/

Open Comb Merkur Safety Razor. This also has the short handle unlike the MK23c.

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1. Use shave soap/cream and not from a can. Some of the best are cheaper than cheap hand soap and that's cheap! No need to go high dollar either. Ex: "Speick" STICK(fastest face lathering) or KissMyFace (pick flavor) pump cream. Numerous others highly rated. Variety is a blessing.

2. Fusions are not faster! Plus starting slow in order to learn: Going lighter and moving the angle flatter around your curves is not a huge "INVESTMENT". It's common sense. Then it's the rest of your life. Better. Closer. Faster; if you want it.

3. This is not affront to sometimes having a beard. Grow some.

4. You and your technique is doing (or not doing) any shave. That's #1. I mean YOUR practiced DE technique is what effects the biggest different of anything. Also the blade does nothing you don't do. When shaving down then keep the bottom of the handle up. Use less friction. Don't use force to get a closer shave. With experience then try a new blade and larger gap; if not close enough.

5. You can get the unreal closeness of a straight without the straight; because there are things you can do with a SAFTEY RAZOR that you can not do with a straight. Fusions are only closer for those who do not no better. Closer for you cart shavers is not the closer, zero error shave you can achieve.

6. No hurting allowed. If anything hurts or even starts to hurt then your doing it wrong. The fact that I have to say this tells you about carts, not DE shaving. You must adjust; else never know.

7. Buffing has merit. That's where you start by going over *once*; with your stubble grain direction whichever direction(s); but you can buff stroke (or not) (slightly overlapping too) a spot from two to eight times (1 to 2 inch areas). What that does is make more growth into closer stubble each time. So you can setup milder. This without the nicks or anything! It's DE smoother without the carts FRICTION. Avoid all BURN. So it's not force that gets you closer and those multi blade carts aren't cutting it for you. It's strokes and with your correct gap and DE blade(for you). Least friction, no errors, closer results; LESS time. REMEMBER: Do not shave for zero stubble your first week(or if speed shaving for work). You'll look great! Errors look worse than stubble. It will still be closer than carts even still. So that tells you... to get a wide enough gap for your age/density *and* tells you why you would not need to keep getting more and more wider gap. The Goldy locks of DE holder head gap for *you*. Get it? Buffing lets you stay on the milder side (of aggressive, if you're old/tough) and you get zero errors that way! K?

8. Adjust-ables are fun but for the prices I recommend just getting a few in various gaps/aggressiveness (and one could shim instead if experienced). 3 piece ones are great for trading handles. Butterfly/TTO (no handle changing) on the other hand are slightly easier to load (and slight harder to clean). KISS.

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This is so much better in every way. The blades costs $0.10. You get a better shave. You can be very sparing with shave cream and etc. It may be intimidating at first but it's very easy after awhile. I haven't used a cartridge razor for probably 10 years.
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Best decision for those trying to get best shave and save money in the long run.
100 Astra SP blades for $10ish. Each blade lasts about 3 - 5 shaves, depending on skill, beard, skin, and cheapness. I bin my blades after 3. So my blade cost is $0.03 per shave.

How much are Fusion Carts? Like $4 each? Those lasted me 4-5 shaves. So roughly $1 per shave.

Get some real shaving soap or cream and a brush to go with a DE razor like this, and you'll save a ton of money while getting a better shave.
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Very slick. I'm a buyer.
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Nice razor. This one is pretty easy to use as well.
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Just remember that is an open comb razor. Cut myself bad the first few times when I switched to it.
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Nice razor. This one is pretty easy to use as well.
Use for what? Daily shaving? What's wrong with Gillette and all that?
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Best decision for those trying to get best shave and save money in the long run.
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Pair this with sapone from proraso - 6 bucks in a deal from walmart
10 bucks astra razor from amazon, bought in 2014 and still going on....beat that price wise with any of the fancy razor
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I love this razor but it was a little short for me. The long handled version is better for those with larger hands IMO. It's not on sale though...
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Use for what? Daily shaving? What's wrong with Gillette and all that?
This is so much better in every way. The blades costs $0.10. You get a better shave. You can be very sparing with shave cream and etc. It may be intimidating at first but it's very easy after awhile. I haven't used a cartridge razor for probably 10 years.
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Sold by shady 3rd party seller. Amazon price is 22.57 + tax (which is slightly higher then average)Frown. I am pass. Besides, the combed version was like $12 on AWD recently.
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Been waiting.... For the long handle....meh
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mine broke on me
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Use for what? Daily shaving? What's wrong with Gillette and all that?
I gave a Dorco safety razor a try months ago. After knicking myself and taking too long to shave for a week I got tired of trying to be cool and went back to whatever shick or gillette razors I was previously using. Maybe the razors that came with Dorco's razor sucked (I'm fine with their cheap modern refillable razors) but I just couldn't justify the added time and effort that came with this style of shave. At the end of the day, I'm still handsome either way.
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