03-06-2012, 09:17 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Many people like to skip one day shaving so they have a day where they can mow down a multiple day beard. I have found that some razors are much better for this task than others. For instance, Michael Ham, the Leisureguy, will routinely skip Sundays and then bring out his Slant Bar razor for the Monday shave. He swears there is nothing better than a slant for removing two or more days of growth.

Slants have never worked all that well for me for some reason. My all-time favorite razor for whacking two or more days of whisker growth is the 2nd generation OC iKon Bulldog.

Which razor do your reach for when you skip a day?

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 03-06-2012, 09:44 AM
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  • function
  • lavendarian
  • Houston, Texas, US
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Old Type. Just about any blade will do. Real Shave Co cream made too thick

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 03-06-2012, 10:11 AM
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I think any OC razor will work. When dealing with long stubble, aggressiveness of the razor is less important with OC razors, as the blade will make contact with the base of the hair - because of the lack of a safety bar.

For safety-bar razors, I think a bullet-tip Micromatic or a Futur would be best. They have the aggressiveness and weight to handle the stubble.

These are my preferences - YMMV.

Phil - You should try a Fasan OC slant. I really like them.

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 03-06-2012, 10:58 AM
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I like either my 2nd gen. iKon OC or my 'old type' Bullmastiff. Definitely OC.

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 03-06-2012, 11:07 AM
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My Weber does a great job in that situation. Of course, I think the Weber works in just about every situation so maybe I might be a bit biased.

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 03-06-2012, 12:10 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(03-06-2012, 10:11 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Phil - You should try a Fasan OC slant. I really like them.

I would like to try one. How often do they come up on the B/S/T?

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 03-06-2012, 12:16 PM
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  • Sully
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If you aren't using a straight razor then it has to be a Cobra loaded with a Feather Pro. I have mowed down nearly a weeks worth of stubble with the Cobra/Feather combo.

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 03-06-2012, 12:33 PM
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my injectors RIP through my forest when I shave once every week or once every two weeks without issue, and I have THICK facial hair.

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 03-06-2012, 12:45 PM
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After camping/backpacking my back to civilization razor the past few years has been a 1930's Gillette NEW loaded with a Astra Super Stainless blade or a red Personna. This year, I'm going to bring my Muhle R41 (2011) along with some Gillette 7 o'clock SharpEdge (Yellows).

I have a fairly dense beard and think any razor that is not super-mild such as a Gillette Tech or Super speed would work. In some ways, a day or two of growth is easier to shave off than one day's growth.

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 03-06-2012, 12:50 PM
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(03-06-2012, 09:17 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Which razor do your reach for when you skip a day?

Honestly, I'd have to skip a week with my beard growth. After that, I'd probably use the 38C with a fresh blade and really whipped-up-nicely lather.

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 03-06-2012, 01:40 PM
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i like the merkur slant but as of lately its the new r41 this razor seems to work best with heavy stubble,

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 03-06-2012, 01:53 PM
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I only shave on Wednesdays and Sundays, all of my razors seem to work great.

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 03-06-2012, 03:21 PM
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  • freddy
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When I do skip a day I find that almost any of my razors will do a good job. I would probably avoid only a Gillette Tech which is too mild even for my light beard.

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 03-06-2012, 03:31 PM
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  • slantman
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The slant will always do an excellent job of cutting whiskers but at the moment nothing beats the Cobra Classic.

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 03-06-2012, 03:58 PM
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(03-06-2012, 12:16 PM)Sully Wrote: If you aren't using a straight razor then it has to be a Cobra loaded with a Feather Pro. I have mowed down nearly a weeks worth of stubble with the Cobra/Feather combo.

(03-06-2012, 03:31 PM)slantman Wrote: The slant will always do an excellent job of cutting whiskers but at the moment nothing beats the Cobra Classic.

Come on guys; I'm just getting ready to pay my taxes. $165 plus bladesHuh

Where, oh where, does it all end.Dodgy


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 03-06-2012, 04:07 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(03-06-2012, 03:58 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote: Come on guys; I'm just getting ready to pay my taxes. $165 plus bladesHuh

Where, oh where, does it all end.Dodgy

They actually do include 25 blades. Cool (or at least they did).


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 03-06-2012, 05:49 PM
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  • Sully
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(03-06-2012, 03:58 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote:
(03-06-2012, 12:16 PM)Sully Wrote: If you aren't using a straight razor then it has to be a Cobra loaded with a Feather Pro. I have mowed down nearly a weeks worth of stubble with the Cobra/Feather combo.

(03-06-2012, 03:31 PM)slantman Wrote: The slant will always do an excellent job of cutting whiskers but at the moment nothing beats the Cobra Classic.

Come on guys; I'm just getting ready to pay my taxes. $165 plus bladesHuh

Where, oh where, does it all end.Dodgy

I wish I knew where it ends Bob. Actually, I'm pretty lucky, the razor bug never really bit me, neither did BAD, soaps and colognes are another matter entirely.


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 03-06-2012, 08:04 PM
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Since I started wet shaving, I have shaved every day, but I think this weekend I'm going to skip a day just so I can answer this question for myself. My first shot at it will probably be with my 1912 Damaskeene.

OK, now, side note: Sully (Super Moderator) is from Cedar Park, Tx?!? Whereabouts? So'm I. What're the odds?

- Mark

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 03-06-2012, 08:31 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Love the signature Mark! Biggrin

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 03-06-2012, 08:50 PM
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  • kav
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A advantage for the disadvantaged one razor owner if FAMILIARITY. MY Merkur HD manages to soldier on through different soaps and blades,my own degrees of attentiveness and a shaving regimen that has seen daily shaves followed by illness that saw me rise like Lazarus with a 5 day stubble.

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