03-21-2014, 08:34 AM
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Since I started wet shaving as a hobby about 2 ½ years ago I have bought 19 razors ranging from very mild to very aggressive. One thing I have found is I can get a close shave with any of them.
I usually make 2 passes plus touch-ups. Although I will admit I like an aggressive razor only because I like the feel of the blade going across my face. With that said, I feel I can get just as close a shave with any of my razors. Does anyone else feel the same way?

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 03-21-2014, 08:54 AM
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I agree you can get a close shave with almost any razor however, how long does that close (BBS) last is really the question. For me an EJ razor will give a great shave but it won't last beyond 12 hours. On the other hand if I use an iKon standard the closeness will last almost 24 hours. Of course YMMV.

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 03-21-2014, 08:57 AM
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For me the most important factor is the individual razor/blade combination. If I find the right combination, I can get a close shave with almost any DE. With some it requires only two passes, with others perhaps three or even four, and the smoothness/comfort will vary considerably.

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 03-21-2014, 09:10 AM
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(03-21-2014, 08:54 AM)slantman Wrote: I agree you can get a close shave with almost any razor however, how long does that close (BBS) last is really the question. For me an EJ razor will give a great shave but it won't last beyond 12 hours. On the other hand if I use an iKon standard the closeness will last almost 24 hours. Of course YMMV.

Your beard will grow at the same rate no matter what razor you use. So in a way you are saying the shave is not as close with some razors.

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 03-21-2014, 09:47 AM
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I wish I could say the same thing, but the Weber DLC seems to be the smoothest razor, on a daily basis, that I have found, so far. Maybe I need to improve my technique with the other razors. Biggrin

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 03-21-2014, 10:36 AM
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(03-21-2014, 09:47 AM)celestino Wrote: I wish I could say the same thing, but the Weber DLC seems to be the smoothest razor, on a daily basis, that I have found, so far. Maybe I need to improve my technique with the other razors. Biggrin

Smoothest is one thing and closeness is another. Some of my razors are smoother than others, such as the Merkur slant, I find very smooth. I find them all to shave close in the end.

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 03-21-2014, 10:46 AM
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(03-21-2014, 09:10 AM)shave/brush Wrote:
(03-21-2014, 08:54 AM)slantman Wrote: I agree you can get a close shave with almost any razor however, how long does that close (BBS) last is really the question. For me an EJ razor will give a great shave but it won't last beyond 12 hours. On the other hand if I use an iKon standard the closeness will last almost 24 hours. Of course YMMV.

Your beard will grow at the same rate no matter what razor you use. So in a way you are saying the shave is not as close with some razors.
Exactly

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