11-10-2013, 05:46 PM
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I can't even think how many years ago it was when I used a double edged razor. In fact I gave mine away to my son. It was an old one that was my grandfathers or fathers, not sure witch, but it came in a OD case like it was military issue. Maybe a Gillette I couldn't tell. I started using Bic disposables but there was no joy there. I finally went to a Norelco electric and then to a Remington ultra fine screen, still no joy. I got a Shick Quattro and figured I would learn to live with it.

So I happened to be in an old drug store a few weeks ago and there was a cheap double edge razor next to the cartage blade section and I decided to pick it up and a pack of blades. I had shaving cream and I didn't know if it would work with this razor or not but I gave it a try.

Like many men after putting something together I then decided to read the instructions and I ordered the book Guide to gourmet shaving. I figured what the heck, anyone old enough to shave should know how to shave but obviously I had a lot to learn. I now have that long handle drug store razor and have an order in for a Edwin Jagger De89lbl Chrome. However today I also acquired a Travel razor made in Germany that I suspect is a Merkur. The handle is two piece and the head is a slant. I have been working on technique with the straight bar and so far I seem to be getting better every week. I have a badger brush, soap and bowl, Separate ceramic cup for the lathered brush between passes and plan on ordering an Alum Bar.

Anyway my face already feels better, not that the first shave with the blade that came with the razor worked the first time. I tossed it after the second day. I do have a light beard but also have some trouble spots on my jaw line so I am looking forward to this forum when I can't solve some problems in the future.

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 11-10-2013, 05:48 PM
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 11-10-2013, 05:50 PM
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 11-10-2013, 08:03 PM
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 11-10-2013, 08:39 PM
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 11-10-2013, 11:35 PM
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 11-11-2013, 01:19 AM
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 11-11-2013, 05:18 AM
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 11-11-2013, 07:21 AM
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 11-12-2013, 08:36 AM
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 11-12-2013, 10:07 AM
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 11-13-2013, 06:33 AM
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