10-06-2013, 02:32 PM
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Hello everyone!

I'm very new to the world of real "wet-shaving" and love it!

This community is a great place and I have been learning a lot over the past few weeks.

I'm sorry for not posting in the marketplace section as I kept getting a message that I was not allowed. Maybe because I'm a new member.

Anyway I'm ready to purchase my very first DE's with your help~*

As I have been trying to convince the SO that DE shaving will save us money. I have also told her about all the cool vintage pieces out there. She thinks its kind of gross to reuse a razor even though I have explained they can be cleaned and sterilized. In an effort to have her share in this new experience I want to find her a DE razor.

A few people have mentioned to me the EJ DE89l so I have been strongly looking at this razor now.

Is there anything else out there I should consider?

Cheers for your help~*

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 10-06-2013, 02:52 PM
  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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You should get an EJ DE89 next. Fantastic razor especially for someone starting out.

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 10-06-2013, 02:54 PM
  • Agravic
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Welcome to The Shave Nook!

I agree that the EJ89 is a great start in terms of DE razors ...

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 10-06-2013, 02:57 PM
  • Hanzo
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I like the Cadet Open comb from vendors like Italian Barber, Shaveabuck, Bull Goose. Plain, just gets the job done. Shaves like a Gillette New , middling aggression that removes stubble with a minimum of irritation or nicks. They are inexpensive but I haven't used a DE new or vintage that I can say out shaves it.

Cobra Classic Razor- I made this one my daily shaver, made my other razors redundant. Aggressive, yet smooth, giving a comfortable ,easy , fast shave. Pricey , but what price the Nirvana of a good shave? lol

Here's killing 2 birds with one stone, Nancy Boy of San Franciso. They make the best brushless cream which you'll like and eventually want to try and for the girlfriend get her the shaving cream, face moisturizer and 2 body soaps. She'll be so happy with your discovery for her she'll happily encourage you in your new hobby . But her gifts must be presented with nonchalant indifference because " you know what's good" in your new hobby and you're only trying to help. lol

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 10-06-2013, 04:32 PM
  • EricW
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Hello from a fellow Newbie. I personally have a Muhl 89 Grande that I use cheap Rite-Aid blades in. I also use a $13 badger hair brush from amazon and Proraso Sandlewood in the red tub. I highly recommend a moisturizing after shave balm.

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 10-06-2013, 05:09 PM
  • Johnny
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

Hanzo gives good advise.

Before you can post in the B/S/T section you have to have 45 post and be a member for 30-days.

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 10-06-2013, 06:34 PM
  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 10-06-2013, 06:38 PM
  • ridgerunner
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Welcome to The Shave Nook. Visit often and enjoy the journey.

If you want to give a vintage DE razor a try then consider a Gillette Super Speed. The SS is a mild razor that you can often find on the the B/S/T for a reasonable price.

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 10-06-2013, 08:21 PM
  • savagejoerude
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Hey there and welcome to The Shave Nook. I understand you are a new guy and DE's are all the rage for a NuBee. There are other alternatives to choose from. Single Edge razors have a loyal and growing following. SO, when you're ready to come to "The Sharp Side", and look into Single Edge razors look me up.. Very smooth , irritation free, and very close shaves. Do a search and check a few of the threads on this site about them.

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 10-06-2013, 08:49 PM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook! Biggrin

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 10-06-2013, 11:49 PM
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Welcome to TSN!
I prefer the Merkur 34c HD.

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 10-07-2013, 12:28 AM
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Hello, welcome to: " The Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.

Charles U.K

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 10-07-2013, 02:56 AM
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Welcome to TSNBiggrinBiggrin

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 10-07-2013, 05:09 AM
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(10-06-2013, 02:32 PM)Draven451 Wrote: As I have been trying to convince the SO that DE shaving will save us money.

I would strongly suggest you drop the "save money" argument and hope she forgets it. Yes, if you pick one razor, one soap,one brush and stick to it you are definitely saving money. However, this becomes a hobby. You will be looking forward to your morning shave. You will want to explore different razors, brushes, blades, creams, soaps, aftershaves and accessories. You will find yourself enjoying a hobby that, unchecked, can become more expensive than cartridge razors.

+1 on the DE89L.

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 10-07-2013, 06:04 AM
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I would suggest the EJ DE89 or Merkur 34C.

I bought both starting out and stuck with the Merkur 34C. However, now I use neither one as the Cobra Classic is my razor of choice.

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 10-07-2013, 06:20 AM
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There is a PIF for a Napa Soap Ocean Blend shaving soap, mug and brush set that might apply to you here: http://shavenook.com/thread-napa-soap-co...#pid294234

I think this is one of the best shaving soaps for a beginner as it is so protective and the lather so forgiving. The brush is a small but astoundingly good synthetic. The lidded mug is compact and attractive on the counter. Plus, when done with the soap your SO can use the mug for tea. PM me if you qualify.

It's this soap with the addition of a synthetic brush:

Napa Soap Ocean Blend is in my top rotation.

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 10-07-2013, 09:05 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook!

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 10-07-2013, 02:10 PM
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TSN welcomes you.

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 10-08-2013, 03:22 AM
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Welcome to TSN

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 10-29-2013, 12:34 PM
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Hello and welcome to TSN!!

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