08-20-2014, 09:12 AM
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  • Teddyboy
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Since jumping into traditional wetshaving I have gone nutso with respect to the razors I use. A slew of vintage Gillette was not enough. Progress? No had to be a Mergress. Stainless steel - sure how about five of them. Slants shmants.

Last week after reading an old post by Phil I became curious about the open comb Parker 24C. Two shaves later I am simply shocked at how good the shaves were. Using a Lab Blue it hardly felt like there was a blade in the dang thing. I still love my others so it is a no-brainer that I will add the 24C to the rotation.

I would consider it a relatively mild razor. You guys with thick lawns of tough whiskers may not like this. But if you like smoothness and efficiency, for about $29, I urge youse guys to give it a try.

Thanks for listening.

Extra! Read All About It! Just wanted to relate that I again shaved with the 24C yesterday with two days growth, and it was exemplary. This darn thing was efficient and smooth!! I know the engineers and the R41-freaks will give me gas about this, but it was really a surprise to me as well. FYI, this was with a Lab Blue and a Tiki Bar or Mike's soap. For $29 rubles it is worth a shot.

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 08-20-2014, 09:16 AM
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  • Harvey
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Same thought I had...for the money...best OC out there....I bought both of them..the black and silver...(one for back up)

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 08-20-2014, 02:12 PM
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  • freddy
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Ted, that is true about so many of the products we use. I just stated the same idea about the shaving cream I used in today's SOTD. Quality (and junk) can be found at all price levels of wet shaving paraphernalia.

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 08-21-2014, 02:34 AM
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  • rxd
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I have 3 different Parker's and I really like all of them. Sure my Weber's and my Gillette's are better but that doesn't mean my Parker's don't work really well...

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 08-21-2014, 11:00 AM
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  • Harvey
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and considering the cost if they don,t last 10 years you can buy another one and still be way ahead money wise....they do shave well...facts are facts..

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 08-22-2014, 04:31 AM
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Well it's made my wishlist, though with low priority. For that kind of money you can just test the waters safely.

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 08-22-2014, 05:59 AM
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I got into wet shaving to "save money" and stayed for the shaving culture. (My acquisition disorder also was revealed) Blush
I could have been very happy shaving with my Merkur 180. ($31) It did, and continues to perform well, but the lure of new gear has gotten the best of me. Angel

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 08-22-2014, 06:41 AM
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  • Teddyboy
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(08-22-2014, 05:59 AM)primotenore Wrote: I got into wet shaving to "save money" and stayed for the shaving culture. (My acquisition disorder also was revealed) Blush
I could have been very happy shaving with my Merkur 180. ($31) It did, and continues to perform well, but the lure of new gear has gotten the best of me. Angel

Amen to that, I hear ya' bro.

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 08-23-2014, 10:09 AM
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  • joedy
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Shaving is a chore, but wet shaving with new things gives me something to look forward to each morning.

-joedy

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 08-23-2014, 11:21 AM
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I received a 26C a couple of days ago. Used it last night, with a new Voskhod blade. Wonderful shave, wonderful razor. Love the feel/weight of it in hand.

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 08-25-2014, 07:08 PM
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Don't really get the aggressive thing. I have a wiry beard according to my response to blades. Aggressive razors don't give me a closer shave just more razor burn and nicks.

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