02-25-2012, 11:14 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Wet Shaving is definitely a YMMV kind of proposition. That said, there are several items out there that are popular and/or receive great reviews that I not only do not like but that I cannot fathom other people liking. My personal list includes:

1) Cremo Cream -I generally do not like brushless creams but I like this one even less. Perhaps it is the children's Aspirin scent.

2) Arko Shave Sticks -This may come in handy if camping in Minnesota (it will keep the Skeeters away) but this scent does not belong in my shave cave.

3) Martin de Candre -Although it lathers like a champ, I find the burned rubber scent to be repulsive.

4) Williams Shave Soap -Even at $1.50 a puck, this stuff is overpriced. :shock:

What makes your list?

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 02-25-2012, 12:14 PM
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1. Treet Razor Blades

2. Spencer & Devon Shaving Creams

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 02-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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arko...smells like a urinal puck

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 02-25-2012, 04:35 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Two products come to mind.

Treet Black Beauties (carbon de blades) - Hyped up by many to be great I found them terrible. You get what you pay for. Dull and they
rust quickly unless you pamper them.

Cremo Cream - Couldn't figure out how to make lather. Another wasted product. Over priced to boot.

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 02-25-2012, 04:55 PM
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Arko - Tried it once and that experience will last me a lifetime.

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 02-25-2012, 05:14 PM
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Shark Blades...not highly touted, but many rave about how good they are for the price.

to me, they SUCKED the blood out of my face :twisted:

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 02-25-2012, 08:05 PM
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brucered Wrote:Shark Blades...not highly touted, but many rave about how good they are for the price.

to me, they SUCKED the blood out of my face :twisted:

these were the blades that I started out with. I bought a sampler pack a little bit ago and a few days ago I came to the shark blades in the stack. Had a little nostalgic moment and couldn't remember why I stopped using them, when I got to ATG I remembered why, they are horrible for me ATG.

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 02-25-2012, 08:56 PM
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  • kav
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Merkur and Feather blades.
Merkurs were once infamously described as "shaving with a corrugated tin roof"
This is rediculous as Merkur's razor line is almost standard introductory shave kit.
Conversely, Fathers are extremely sharp- so much @ 50% of users wind up with terminal road rash.
The other half get @ 2 good shaves.

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 02-26-2012, 02:34 AM
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Polsilver blades! The worst blades that I've tried, so far. YMMV, of course!

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 02-26-2012, 03:34 AM
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  • seixi
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Every La Toja product you can name!

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 02-26-2012, 06:53 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Feather Blades

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 02-26-2012, 08:01 AM
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  • bullgoose
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ridgerunner Wrote:Arko - Tried it once and that experience will last me a lifetime.

I'm with you on that. Arko can serve a dual purpose as syrup of ipecac. At least it makes me NAUSEOUS. =9

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 02-26-2012, 08:14 AM
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+1 wit Arko - great performance, but that scent... =X

And Vulfix boar brushes. But hey - they are not so highly touted. And I completely understand why. pp
The mixed "Grosvenor" is a nice brush, though. bn

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 02-26-2012, 10:42 AM
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Tabac...can't stand the scent

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 02-26-2012, 12:52 PM
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Williams Shave Soap
Acceptable if you never experienced quality soaps but once you hit proper soap...I still have three pucks

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 02-26-2012, 01:18 PM
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Derby blades for me at least, they are almost as bad as merkurs

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 02-26-2012, 02:34 PM
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  • brg
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CryptoSOLO Wrote:Derby blades for me at least the are almost as bad as merkurs

Also Red Personnas and Sharks. It's not that they are unfit for purpose, I just don't like them very much (they tug,pull and give me a not so close shave). And yet they are highly regarded in many forums. A severe case of YMMV!

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 02-26-2012, 03:13 PM
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  • Johnny
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Please don't ban me, but for me it is most of the UK and French soaps/creams, except for MWF. I know, I'm in the extreme minority and I'm weird. =]

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 02-26-2012, 05:32 PM
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Truefitt and Hill - yes everything
Scuttles
Mr Glo
Glycerine shaving soaps

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 02-26-2012, 06:24 PM
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  • freddy
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Polsilver blades. Totally overrated, IMHO.

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