05-19-2013, 06:37 AM
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I have acquired a few DE razors and would like to give one to my dad for father's day. I'm not a fan of DE but I've tried all three, so I need sage advice. He's been using cartridges since the 70's, so he'd be "new" to this.

My three:
Gillette flair tip super speed
Gillette fat handle tech
Schick Krona

Opinions about a good noob shave soap/cream as well?

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 05-19-2013, 08:32 AM
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  • slantman
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The Schick Krona is a very good TTO razor that is perfect for a beginner even so your Dad has been shaving for a long time with cartridges.

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 05-19-2013, 09:35 AM
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Any of the three would be good to start of with, but i would also suggest the Krona.

Mike's Natural soaps and Mystic Water soaps are very good.
Kiss My Face creams are very good.
Good luck.

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 05-19-2013, 09:41 AM
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I too would vote for the Krona because of its ease of blade changing and smoothness, but all three are relatively mild razors and would be fine for him.

A really inexpensive but quite good shaving cream is the one from Real Shaving Company.

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 05-19-2013, 09:42 AM
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The Krona is my favorite out of those three. The longer handle may also be more comfortable for someone coming over from cartridge users. Really any of those three would be fine choices.

Can you let us know some of your father's preferences to help with cream/soap selection? There are too many good choices!

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 05-19-2013, 10:51 AM
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Seems like lots of people like the Krona.
Kentclark - my dad's favorite shave cream: barbasol on sale.

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 05-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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My vote would go to the Krona as well. Good beginner soap/cream choices would be Proraso soap or cream, Kiss My Face Cream, and RazoRock Classic or Fresco.

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 05-19-2013, 05:04 PM
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Krona it is! Thanks for the input.

FYI - the other two will be listed for sale in the next few days, if anyone's interested. Wifey has squashed any RAD leanings, 2 is my decreed limit.

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 05-19-2013, 05:26 PM
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(05-19-2013, 05:04 PM)for my son Wrote: Krona it is! Thanks for the input.

FYI - the other two will be listed for sale in the next few days, if anyone's interested. Wifey has squashed any RAD leanings, 2 is my decreed limit.

Next time she is looking at shoes or handbags, you might mention the same limit.

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 05-19-2013, 05:44 PM
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(05-19-2013, 05:26 PM)PanChango Wrote:
(05-19-2013, 05:04 PM)for my son Wrote: Krona it is! Thanks for the input.

FYI - the other two will be listed for sale in the next few days, if anyone's interested. Wifey has squashed any RAD leanings, 2 is my decreed limit.

Next time she is looking at shoes or handbags, you might mention the same limit.

I'm keeping a Gem 1912 and looking for a damaskeene. So at least I'm not with crap. She also didn't say anything about soaps & creams Thumbup

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 05-19-2013, 06:14 PM
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For performance and ease of use, can't go wrong with the suggested Italian soft soaps!

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 05-19-2013, 06:29 PM
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I'm leaning towards proraso cream and some Gillette Silver Blues or Dark Blues. I think that'd be a good set up.

I think he might be on his own for a brush, that's outta my price range

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 05-19-2013, 08:39 PM
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If you're looking for some good, inexpensive brushes there are some good Omega and Vulfix boar brushes for under $10.

As far as the soaps and creams Proraso is a good one, but Kiss My Face creams are often available locally as are Van Der Hagen Deluxe and Van Der Hagen Glycerin soaps. Just about any good quality cream or soft soap would be an excellent choice for a newbie.

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/vulfixvs1boar.html

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/vulfixvs2boar.html

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/om11babostmi.html

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/omega-10065.html

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 05-20-2013, 01:02 PM
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I have the flair tip SS and the Krona......either one would be a nice gift. A number of nice creams have already been recommended.

Ed

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 05-20-2013, 04:13 PM
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For soap, I'd recommend a travel size tube of C.O. Bigelow. It's available at pretty much every Bath & Body Works, it's a refreshing cream for summer, and it's easy to lather for someone new to using a brush. If he doesn't like it, you're only out $5.

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